Monday, December 27, 2010

Act IV, Scene 85

On the show today, we had a guest Co-host, Mr. Dustin Struhall, who did a wonderful job...THANK YOU, Dustin.

We interviewed folks from The Coldtown Theater (and Gnap! Theatre Project talking about their New Year's Eve Celebration.

We also had Jade Esteban Estrada on to talk about his show at the Vortex, Gaylicious which opens this Thursday and plays for 2 weeks.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Act IV, Scene 84

On yesterday's show (sorry i'm late) we had the Radio City Rockettes come back on the show to talk about the Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

And also, Alex Garza and his show, Abuelita's Christmas Carol

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Act IV, Scene 83

On the show today....

Lara Toner and Bernadette Nasen from Austin Playhouse and "A Christmas Carol"

Shannon Grounds of Shrewd productions talking bout their fundraiser Feast of Fools

Michael McKelvey of Doctah Mistah Productions production of "Company" which benefits The Breast Cancer Resource Center of Texas

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Monday, December 06, 2010

Act IV, Scene 82

On today's show we had Roxi Gage and Kate Warren of the Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance company on talking about "Here.Me.Now"

Then we played a prerecorded piece that Nicole and Lisa did when they went to see White Christmas in New Branfels.

And finally, our friends from Georgetown Palace Theatre (Ron Watson, Nissa Kahle and Joe Penrod) on who are in the middle of their production of "Scrooge, The Musical."

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Act IV, Scene 81

On today's Show we had Karen Jambone, Bobbie Oliver and Jenny Underwood of Different Stages production of Morning's at Seven.


Also we had Lara Toner of  Austin Playhouse on the show and their current work, The Trip to Bountiful and the upcoming "A Christmas Carol."

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Act IV, Scene 80

today we chatted with Martin Burke and Meredith McCall about ZACH Theatre Production of Santaland Diaries


Then we spoke to Barry Pineo and the Cast of Steel Magnolias at the The City Theatre Company


Finally Jaston Williams and Joe Sears came by to laugh and talk about A Tuna Christmas

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Act IV, Scene 79

We had a great show.  Nicole Shiro was Co Host

We started out with Kimber Lee and Aaron Alexander talking about the premier of Fight at UT.

We then played an interview that Stuart and i did with Eric Alden of Cirque Dreams, Illuminations.

Then we had Dustin Wills, Kelli Bland and Gabriel Luna talking about Baal at the Salvage Vanguard

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Monday, November 08, 2010

Act IV, Scene 78

Today we had a Co Co-Host Maurine McClean join us on the show.   She, not only is the owner of a translations service (Bilingo Language Services), but is also one of the Therapy Sisters, a wonderful folk music group.

On the show we had an interview with two of the marvelous Radio City Rockettes talking about the Christmas Spectacular which will be here December 17 - 31.

Also the test flight of Crank Collective's new Docu-Musical, "Drone" which will be at the Salvage Vanguard on November 11.


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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Act III, Scene 77

On Today's show we had Kevin Patterson of the Austin Lyric Opera here to talk about La Traviata.  We also had Aymee Garcia, cast member of Shrek The Musical!

What a fun show..


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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Act III, Scene 76

On the program

1.  Poison Apple intiative
2.  Hamlet at Boggy Creek Cemetary
3.  City Theatre's Production of The Crucible


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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Act III, Scene 75

Today was a Halloween-y day

First we had Vortex Rep and their award winning production of Vampyress

Then Gnap! Theater Project presents Dusk! (a tween erotica improv show)

and finally our friends at Weird City Theatre and their show, The Servant Girl Annihilator

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Act III, Scene 74

On Today's Show
  1. Dede Clark of KidsActing
  2. The A Capella Group Straight No Chaser
  3. Stuart Moulton and Jason Graae (by phone)
  4. Theatre Critic, Barry Pineo

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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Act III, Scene 73

Today, I was joined by Guest Co-host Nicole Shiro.

Stuart joined us by phone with Susan Claassen whose show "A Conversation with Edith Head" is getting rave reviews in LA

Latifah Taoriman from the Greater Austin Creative Alliance was on talking about the Free Night of Theatre

And, Finally, we aired a prerecorded inteview with Jaston Williams about his one man show, Cowboy Noises.


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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Act III, Scene 72

On Today's Show we had Folks from:
  1.  The Paradox Players and their Fun Farce, "Incorruptable."
  2. The Baron's Men's production of "Midsummer Night's Dream"
  3. Zach Theatre and "Rent"
And... We had scenes and songs from 'em all!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Act III, Scene 71

We had a great show today (as usual)!! Ha ha..



Lara Toner of Austin Playhouse was on to talk about The 39 Steps. I saw it last week and had a great time.. you should see it too.

Then we had Paper Moon Repertory’s Co-Artistic Directors Rachel McGinnis and David Meissner on to talk about their Theatre for Young Audiences show, Iris and Momo..



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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Act III, Scene 70

To say we had fun today would be an understatement.. listen to the show.

Also, it is KOOP membership drive time.. please go to http://www.koop.org/ and become a member... help keep theatrical (ok, sometimes it's TOO theatrical) radio on the air.

On today's show:

  1. Trouble Puppet Company's production of Frankenstein at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre
  2. Kings 'n Things production of Drag Kings, The musical at the Blue Theatre
  3. Shrewd Productions show, MilkMilkLemonade (you gotta hear the scene they did!!)

PS -- Stuart and I recorded an interview with two of the Radio City Rockettes who will be in town doing the Christmas Spectacular at the Bass Concert all in December.  (Tickets go on sale tomorrow!)

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Act III, Scene 69

Another groovy show today.

We featured the Vestige Group production of Muses IV Memories of a House.. the award winning show that takes place in a house!

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Austin Shakespeare Festival's production of The Tempest.


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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Act III, Scene 68

Well, on today's show we had Jason Neulander, The Creator of The Intergalactic Nemisis

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From the Out of Bounds Festival, Jeremy Lamb and  Kaci Beeler who were joined by Muli Shulman and Inbal Lorifrom the troupe, Three Falling




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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Act III, Scene 67

On today's show:

The ENTIRE company of the Jigglewatts Burlesque (Coco Lectric, Goldie Candela, Pearl Lux and Ruby Joule)

Matt Bailey (Tommy DeVito), Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli), Steve Gouveia (Nick Massi) and Ryan Jesse (Bob Gaudio) who play the four leads of the National Broadway Tour, "The Jersey Boys"

Shawn Nasralla,  Randi Turkin, and Lizzi Biggers, some of the colaborators of I, Witness by Tutto Theatre Co.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Act III, Scene 66

Do I dare say it?  The bar keeps getting raised higher and higher!  Great show today.

We started off with Zell Miller III and his show, B-Boy Bluez which is playing at the Vortex.  He did one of his numbers (spoken word) and amazed us!

Then Freddy Carnes Productions came back with the full length version of "The Odyssey, The Rock Musical" complete with live orchestra. 

And finally, we had four cast members from City Theatre's production of "Into The Woods"

All in all  we had a blast!


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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Act III, Scene 65

We're back.. Stuart and I are back and it felt great to be together again.  I'd like to thank Nicole Shiro for stepping in and helping out....THANK YOU, NICOLE!

We had three guests on the show

The Sustatainable Theatre Project and “Dead White Males, A Year in the Trenches of Teaching”


Then, our good friends from Penfold Theatre company join us with "The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)"

And finally, "The Wedding Singer", currently at Georgetown Palace Theatre.


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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Act III, Scene 64

Well, a BIG thank you to Nicole Shiro for stepping up and filling Stuart's (very big) shoes! Nicole, you did a great job and you are welcome back any time.



On Today's show we had Vortex Rep's Summer Youth Program and their production of "You Can't Take it With You" by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. On the show we had the director, Mick D'Arcy; two youth performers Rio Esquivel and Josh Braun; as well as two adult performers, John McNeill and Tyler Mabry... (Bonnie Cullum was there too).



On the second half of the show we had the first production of a brand new Central Texas Theatre -- Playhouse Smithville and "The Little Shop of Horrors." The director John Daniels Jr, the Musical Director, Matthew Torrez and cast member, Kody Dyer joined us on the show and sang "Feed Me' one of the few plant/human Duet. They opened last week to sold out crowds.. so if you want tickets you better call ... SOON.


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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Act III, Scene 63

Well, I'm very sad that i couldn't be in the studio today, but i listened to (most of) the show and Stuart and Nicole did a phemominal job!!! I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! (i do).

We had the folks from The Rude Mechanicals on to talk about their long running program, Grrl Action which showcases their summer workshop this weekend.

Also Ginger Morris, CoFounder of Summer Stock Austin as well as cast member Sarah Burke were in the house performing and chatting up their productions of Cabaret and Sweet Charity opening at the Rollins Stage of The Long Center This weekend.


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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Act III, Scene 62

Another fun show today.. and a big thank you to Nicole Shiro who was guest Co-host and another HUGE thank you to our new apprentice, Susan,(whom i forgot to thank on the air...).


On the show we had Patty Neff-Tiven (The Director) and two performers from the show John Carroll and Chris Romani. They are with Weird City Theatre Company’s production of Giants, in Those Days. They performed a scene and chatted us up



Also on the show the cast and creators from BUNKO, Ghosts and Margarita (renamed "The Bunko Squad") who performed two scenes from the show. In the studio were Jennifer Luster (writer, producer), Christy Bollinger (director), Misty Poe, Brandon Luster, and Rachel Bollinger.



And finally the two young women who share the role of "Annie," Sarah Nichols and Jordan Morgan along with accompanist, Susan Finnigan came back to talk about what it was like to open in front of a HUGE audience.


As a reminder, i will be away next week and Stuart will be hosting the show along with Co-host, Nicole Shiro... (have fun, you guys).





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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Act III, Scene 61

Ah, Technology, how you play me for the fool!!!

Yesterday, we were fortunate enough to be given an additional 1/2 hour. (yay!! that's the good news)..... But the half hour from 2:30 to 3:00 was not recorded in the archives therefore it will not be included here. Unfortunately, there were three beautifully sung number in that time slot.. Scott Shipman singing "NYC," Jordan Morgan singing "Maybe," and Sarah Nichols singing "Tomorrow." I'm very very sad and hopeful that the geniuses at KOOP will find the file and we can add it. So this podcast will be missing a half hour.

What we do have is Doryan Rice, June Kontvis, Peter Fuhry, and Trevor Goodman from the Opposable Thumbs Theatre Company and their production of "Feaster"

As well as Scott Shipman, Emily Behm, Jordan Morgan and Sarah Nichols for Zilker Theatre's production of Annie opening July 9th and playing through August 15th at the Zilker Hillside Theatre.


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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Act III, Scene 60

Today on the program we had representatives from Different Stages Production of Agatha Christie's "Spider's Web" -- Co-Director, Jeannette Bellemur and three of the actors: Nikki Zook, and Craig Kanne and Bobbie Oliver. They performed a marvelous scene from the show. It opens this weekend and plays through July 24th at The Vortex


We also had Zach Theatre's Marketing and Program Manager Jim Reynolds and cast member (and super Diva... just kiddin'), Jill Blackwood talking about Zach's production of the award winning musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. Jill sang a number from the show and blew... our... socks off!! (I'm glad i wasn't really wearing socks). The Drowsy Chaperone is playing now through August 29th at Zach Theatre.


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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Act III, Scene 59

Boy oh boy.. we have fun on our show. I know i say it every week, but once again.. a spendiferous show!! Witty reparte, lot's of laughs, and wonderful guests


First up were folks from Re:Pysche playing at the Blue Theatre now through July 18th. Who was there? I'll tell you... we had two cast members, Rudy Ramirez and Verity Branco; we had the director, Marie Brown; we had the producer and co-creator, Tom Truss; and we were also joined by the Stage Manager (my old job), Michael Mussey (who did an awsome job playing the track and not being able to hear!!) They did a scene from the show that was Hill-Air-Re-Us!!!


Next up we had two young women who are in the cast of The Merry Wives of Windsor being produced Austin Shakespeare's Young Shakespeare Program at Richard Garriott's Curtain Theatre. Solveij Praxis and Ciara Flynn performed a scene which prompted me to ask for their ID... I mean, no way are these actresses teenagers! Also in the Studio was Production Liason, Nicole Shiro.



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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Act III, Scene 58

On today's show we had a wrap up of the Tony Awards.. Stuart and I talk ad nausium... but we had fun.. hopefully you did too.



We also featured the Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company and their performance this week along with The Armstrong/bergerom Dance Company and Chaddick Dance Theatre. The three company will be presenting work at AustinVentures Studios at Ballet Austin June 17 - 19.



On the second half of the show, we featured the four lead cast members of The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, the controversial (?) play presented by The City Theatre... please listen.. you will be glad that you did.




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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Act III, Scene 57

What a wacky crazy show we had. First of all Stuart got stuck in traffic and i had to tap dance all by myself... (somehow I managed).


Our first guest was laura Freeman who has a wonderful character called Luna Tart... a gaudy and wonderful cabaret singer! Laura came on and talked about the show she did a few years ago called "Luna Tart Died" and we think she should do it again in Austin! Well, she did a couple of numbers in the studio.. well worth a listen


On the second half of the show we featured the Austin Clasical Guitar Society. They are hosting an internantional compiteting at the Long Center called Austin Goes Classical which has a very very impressive line up from June 22 thru June 27th! Part of their all star lineup includes the Biscuit Brothers who we were fortunate enough to have with us in the studio performing. As an added treat, Dr. Mathew Hensley, the Executive Director of the Austin Clasical Guitar Society, wow'd us with some clasical guitar... what a great show!!

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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Act III, Scene 56

On today's show we had Ralph (we prounced it 'rafe') McPhail Jeffrey Jones-Regona of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Austin to talk about their production of "The Yoeman of the Guard" which will be performed at Travis High School Performing Arts Center 1211 E. Oltorf from June 10 - 20.

We also had our very dear friend Dustin Struhall in to talk about Curtain Call Austin and to perform a little ditty! It was wonderful. Curtain Call happens the thrird Monday of the month (the next one is June 21) at their new digs, Ringside at Sullivans! Woo hoo Grats Curtain Call!



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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Act III, Scene 55

Today's Show was pre-recorded... Cause Lisa is in Dallas (which is why we played Big D from "Most Happy Fella"). We had 3 segments



First we went to a rehearsal of Austin Playhouse's production of "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris" which is playing now through June 27th. The music can only be described as enchanting (ok, Stuart might say 'Darling,' but you get the picture)



Then I surprised stuart with a little report I did at Austin Cabaret Theatre's "Jim Caruso's Cast Party." I kinda made fun of two people who's singing styles were..... were..... were... a little off.



Finally ComedySportz at Cafe Caffine.. Every Friday and Saturday night... it is fun AND family friendly. Definitle a must for the whole family.... yep!




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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Act III, Scene 54

On today's show we had

1. Amanda from Theatre Action Project which engages youth to solve real world problems through art. She talked about the Youth Arts Festival happening this Saturday at the Boyd Vance Theatre in the Carver Museum. Stuart and I went out to Manor New Tech High School on Monday and interviewed some students and their teach about a mural they are putting up on a wall in the school.






We also had David Yeakle,Justin Sherburn and Leah Lovise from the Tongue and Groove Theatre's production of The Red Balloon which opens tomorrow at the Rollins Stage of The Long Center.


We had fun (as usual)



And later Tongue and Groove theatre is here to talk to us abougt their remounting of their award winning production of “The Red Baloon”

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Act III, Scene 53

First of all, let me say that i know i need to update this site... put pictures of Stuart and I up and generally be more like someone in the 1990's.... Get off my back! I'll do it soon (just kidding).

On Today's show we had three wonderful guests

First, we had Joey Banks and Gwen Kelso who play Lysander and Helena (respectively) in Austin Shakespeare Festival's A Midsummer’s Night Dreamas well as managing director Alex Alford. It is playing at the Zilker Hillside Theatre.. But this is a Midsummer with a 60’s rock and roll twist. Make sure you check it out... (hint: It's FREE)

Second, we had Jim Caruso joining by phone. He and Billy Stritch are bringing "Cast Party" back to Austin. They will be at the Long Center on May 20 and 21. (Buy tickets... or else!!)It is a wildly popular weekly soiree that brings a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night. It's a cool cabaret night-out enlivened by a hilariously impromptu variety show. Showbiz superstars hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle. Austin Cabaret Theatre (WHO?) will be presenting cast party at the Long Center on May 20, 21.

Finally, two cast members from the Broadway tour of "Chorus Line"; Venny Carranza, the Dance Captain and Heather Duckworth who plays Judy were in studio to talk about the show and life in the theatre and rocket science (not kidding). A Chorus Line is playing at Bass Concert Hall Through this Sunday! It is a singular sensation!

We had a great show once again!!

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Act III, Scene 52

My my my! Today was the first show of Season Three and our first 'official' hour-long show. And we are on a new day... Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30. We will be changing up our format a bit, but what will remain the same (or get better) is the fun quotient! Boy, do we have fun!

Our first guest was Andy Berkovski, Artistic Director of The City Theatre. He talked about the controversy involving the show, "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told" which will be opening in June. But don't forget to see his current hit "Agnes of God" it got great reviews.

Next we had Susie Gidseg and Brown co-founders of The Vestige Group along with Director, Bastion Carboni. They were talking about their production of "Bash: Latter-Day Plays" ,Written by critically-acclaimed American playwright Neil LaBute. They also filled us in on their plans for this season (their fifth). Jen performed an excerpt from one of the pieces... very powerful stuff.

And finally we had our friends from Texarts on. Co-founder Robin Lewis along with two performers; Austin veteran, Selina Rosanbaum and 14 year old theatre student, Holly Gibson. Holly and Selena each performed a song.. WOW!

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Friday, April 30, 2010

Shows 50 and 51

I have been bad.... i haven't posted my last two shows and for this, i am sorry.

Show 50 was our good friend Kevin Patterson from the Austin Lyric Opera talking about their prodution of Hansel and Gretel.

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Show 51 was all about the Fusebox Festival. Our guests were Lauren Tutlle of the PR Firm Wyatt Brand and the Artists, Travis Weller and Heloise Gold , who's show, “When the Shoes Sing Their Finest Song , was part of the festival. They performed live and you should give it a listen!!

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Show #49 My Education, Michelle Cheney, City of Angels

We had a fun-filled hour long show today. Thanks to John Erler of "The Pilot Show" who generously donated his time to our 'lil show!

We had three guests on and it was jam packed. Our first guests were Brian Purington and James Alexander, two members of the musical group, My Education who created a score to FW Murnau’s Silent film “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans”. The film will be shown on April 25th at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown at 7pm along with a nine piece orchestra.



2nd up on the show was award winning actress, Michelle Cheney (no relation) who is reprising her sold out, "Excuse Me While I Change" at the City Theatre from April 22 to April 25. Michelle performed two songs live in Studio "L" along with her musical director, Kevin Oliver.



And Finally, Michael McKelvey (our old friend... and by old i mean 'long time'.. not old!! geeze!) who has directed "City of Angels" at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre at St. Edwards University. It will be playing through this weekend and tickets are available... Please call (512)448-8484 for tickets



And, of course, our own Stuart Moulton (who also happens to be the Artistic Director of Austin Cabaret Theatre) is performing his Cabaeret, "Just Go to the Movies" this Thursday and Friday at the Long Center!

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Monday, April 05, 2010

Show #48 -- The Fantasticks and Austin Cabaret Theare

We had a double bill on the show today. Firstly, we featured the Way Off Broadway Community Player's production of "The Fantasticks" which is playing now through Sundy in Leander. In Studio was the director, Barbara Schuler; the Musical Director, David Blackburn and some of the cast: Derek Smootz (El Gallo), Eve Alonzo (The Girl), Matt Boehm (the Boy), Rebecca Stokinger (Bellemy) and Kirk Kelso (Huckleby). They performed a couple of numbers from the show and we had a great time.



Speaking of great times! Our own Stuart Moulton (who also happens to be the Artistic Director of Austin Cabaret Theatre) performed on air to promote his show on April 15th and 16th at the Long Center!



Another great one.. thank you Stuart.



AND A BIG THANK YOU TO ROBERT SIMS, our intern who will have his own show, "Lights Camera, Austin" (can you figure out what it is about??) next season!!!

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Show 47 -- Sleeping Beauty

Another Fabulous Show!! (AFS).

Our guests were from the Vortex and they were talking about their production of Sleeping Beauty which opens this Friday and plays through May 2, 2010. Oh my God! It sounds like a show that simply shouldn't be missed -- AND BRING THE FAMILY.

On the show were the actors who play the Prince and Princess, Jonathan Itchon and
Julia Lorenz as well as Content Love Knowles who wrote the music and Bonnie Cullum, The Vortex's Artistic Director and collaborator and Director of Sleeping Beauty.

I hope you enjoy the show as much as I did.


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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Show #46 -- Insomnia

I know I say it a lot.. but THIS TIME I MEAN IT -- I had a great time on the show today. We had our good friends from the Crank Collective here talking about their latest show playing in Austin (after a successful run in Bucharest, Romania), Insomnia. Our guests were the director, John Cecil as well as Josh Meindertsma, Gail Hebert, Tracey Medberry and Kate Caldwell. They performed two of their numbers and i must say...I LOVED 'EM!! Make sure you go see this 'light musical on a perverse theme.'

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Show #45 -- The Family

What a wonderful wonderful show we had on Monday. It was our semi annual membership drive and the excitement around the studio was palitable!

On the show, not only, did we have the Actors and director from 'The Family' playing now through March 13th at the Salvage Vanguard, but we had the CHARACTERS on mic as well. That's right we had fun interviewing the actors in character for this show

The Family is produced by Gnap! Theater Project (prounounced 'guh-nap') and we just had a great time


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Monday, February 22, 2010

Show #43 -- Quiet Imprint

I know i say this a lot... but what a great show we had today! Thang Dao joined us to talk about Quiet Imprint which will be perfomed at Austin Ventures Studio Theater on March 6th and 7th. It sounds like an incredible show with music by Trihn Cong Son sung by the acclaimed Khanh Ly . The ticket price is a reasonable $15 and it is 40 minutes long... this is a wonderful opportunity to experience dance if you've never been or if you are a 'dance verteran.'


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Show 42 -- Klea Blackhurst

Well, I'm late in posting this (I'd like to procrastinate, but I keep putting it off), but last week we had a marvelous show. The encomparable Klea Blackhurt joined us by phone. Austin Caberet Theatre is bringing her and Billy Stritch to perform their show, Dreaming of a Song: the Music of Hoagy Carmichael.





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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Show 41 -- A Little Night Music

This week on the show we had our good friends from Georgetown Palace Theatre in to talk about their production of A Little Night Music. Not only did we have the director, Cliff Butler, but we also had two performers (Wendy Zaveleta and Joe Penrod) as well as musical Director, Jonathan Borden.


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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

show # 40 -- Jon and Jen; Michelle Chenney

On February 1st we had Michael McKelvey again. but this time he was joined by
Sarah Gay and Andrew Cannata the two performers he is directing in Penfold Theatre's production of Jon and Jen at the Hideout Theatre thru February 21. They performed a few songs from the show and it seems wonderful... make sure you check it out.

Also on the show, we had Caberet perfomer Michelle Chenney talking about her show Excuse Me While I Change which was last week (again, i'm sorry i'm so late) at the City Theatre.

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Show # 39 L'Etolle, Carol Channing, McKelvey

I have been bad… I haven’t posted for three weeks!

I apologize. And it is too bad because on January 6th we had a ‘kick ass’ show. It was our last hour long show and we went out with a super bang. Not only did we have Kevin Patterson of the Austin Lyric Opera on to talk about L' √Čtoile (which Stuart and I went to [thank you Austin Lyric Opera]) and Michael McKelvey, Austin's priemier Musical Driector, we had CAROL CHANNING by telephone. She sang for us and talked to us about her foundation, Dr. Carol Channing & Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts. Please go to their site and see the wonderful work they are doing in California!

Be sure to go see Austin Lyric Opera’s production of Hansel and Gretel in April

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Show 37 -- Movin' Melvin Brown, Susan Branch Towne, Ann Ciccoella

Another fun show.... We just love the hour format!!!



Movin' Melvin Brown came on the show, sang his heart out and TAP DANCED!!! You heard right.. tap danced on the radio. We had so much fun! His show "A Man, A Magic, A Music" plays this week (1/27 - 1/31) at the Blue Theatre as part of Frontera Fest.... Go See It!!



We were lucky enough to have, not one, but two Austin theatre icons on the show. Susan Branch Towne whose costume designs can be seen on almost all the Austin stages as well as all over the world. We also were joined by Ann Ciccoella, Artistic Director of Austin Shakespeare, Educator and advocate for the arts.



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Friday, January 15, 2010

Show 37 -- Nunsense, The Second Coming and Frontera Fest

What a wonderful show we had on Monday. This was our 2nd hour-long show and I was joined by co-host Stuart Moulton!!


We had the ENTIRE cast of Nunsense II, The Second Coming, now playing at The Georgetown Palace Theatre. What fun! They did 3 numbers and we had a blast in the studio. Here's who was with us in studio:

Ron Watson, Director
Jonathan Borden - Conductor and Pianist
Melita McAtee - Reverend Mother
Cathie Sheridan - Sister Hubert
Arden Baxter - Sister Robert Anne
Sara Burke - Sister Mary Leo
Samantha Watson - Sister Mary Paul (Amnesia)


We also had Christina Moore of Austin Scriptworks to talk about the 17th annual Frontera Fest..happening right now Through February 13th all over the City of Austin. As a bonus, Mike Henry of Austin Poetry Slam was on and performed one of his works.. It was moving and beautiful!



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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What's A Girl To Do

On Monday, January 4th I substiututed for Lisa Schneider and hosted "What's A Girl To Do" on Koop. I had Actress, Director, Writer and Singer Letica Rodriguez as my guest.


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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Show 36 -- Surfin' UFO and Bonnie Cullum

Today's show was the first of my hour long shows for the Month of January. I am joined by my Co-host for the month, Austin Cabaret Theatre's Stuart Moulton who, not only helps me on the show, but informs you what's going on in the world of theatre outside of Austin, TX.

In the first half hour we highlighted Electronic Planet Ensemble's production of Surfin' UFO and and two of the creators on the show, Chad Salvata and David Jewel.

In the second half we focused on the career of Bonnie Cullum, Artistic Director and Founder of the Vortex theatre.


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