One of our absolute favorite things about audio theater is finding and creating sound effects (actually, this can count for film production too). That’s one of the reasons we’re trying to incorporate plenty of sound effects into our live production of War of the Worldsthis coming Memorial Day weekend.
You can always use more sound effects and the Beeb has long been an excellent source of all sorts of delightful sounds. Our artistic director fondly remembers listening through a multi-LP set of sound effects whilst doing the sound design for a stage production many moons ago. Apparently, he was unsuccessful at slipping in a “drilling into skull” sound effect for a production of “Grease,” but Auntie Beeb had the sound ready for him just in case.