Monday, December 21, 2009

Show # 34 -- A Texas Christmas Carol

Today's show was another wonderful show. We featured to performers that are taking part in the all-star Christmas review, "A Texas Christmas Carol," produced by Charles Duggin. We had
Clasical Guitarist, Thales Smith and Internationally renouwn singer/songwriter, Tish Hinjosa join us for some live, in studio, music. And the producer, Charles Duggin joined us by phone. It was really a fun day and it seems like "A Texas Christmas Carol" is not to be missed!!

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Monday, December 14, 2009

show #33 -- Jim Bailey comes to Austin Cabaret Theatre

My guest today was Stuart Moulton, the Artistic Director of
Austin Cabaret Theatre. They are having their annual gala fundraiser on January 8th at the Long Center. And this year they will be featuring Jim Bailey sings Judy Garland. Mr. Bailey is an incredible female illusionist who portrays many top female stars. Other than Judy Garland, he does Madonna, Phylis Diller, Barbara Streisand, and many many more. Make no mistake.. this is not lip syncing... Jim sings live.. with his own voice -- you need to see him!

You can preview a a bit of his genius at his website,

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Monday, December 07, 2009

Joining me on the show today was Teatre Vivo’s Artistic Director Rupert Reyes who wrote and directed Petra's Pecado and 2 cast members, Leticia Rodríguez and Diana Martinez who sang for us in the studio

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Show #31 -- I'll Be Seeing You

My guest today was a long time friend of the show, Mr. Todd Dellinger of Texarts. Their production of I'll Be Seeing You opens This Friday (December 4) and plays through December 20.

I’ll Be Seeing You is an original 1940’s musical/musical revue which received its world premiere to sold-out, wildly enthusiastic audiences in 2008. It weaves the narratives of two now-grown neighbor children of World War II with letters to & from the home front, with slides, videos and popular holiday tunes of the era in a sparkling and warm family show that is sure to become a tradition for the Austin region.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

show #29 -- Batboy, The Musical

My guest today was Kaitlin Hopkins , the new head of the of music and theatre department at Texas State University and the director of their current show Bat Boy, the Musical which plays now through November 22nd at Texas State Unveristy. the Bat Boy Wikipedia page is worth looking at... i mean it!

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Monday, November 09, 2009

My guest today was Paul Beutel, Managing Director of The Long Center. We discussed the Center’s commitment to local theatre companies and artists. We also talked about upcoming events with companies like Dance Umbrella, Tapestry Dance Company and Austin Cabaret Theatre.

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Show #27 -- La Boheme

We had Kevin Patterson, Austin Lyric Opera’s General Director on the show this week. He came on to talk about their production of “La Bohème” which plays at the Long Center November 7, 11, 13 and 15 at 8pm.

Congratulations to Rachelle King who won tickets to the show. She’ll come on our show on the 16th to share her thoughts about the production

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All the music we played was from a 2000 recording of "Puccini: La Boheme" with Andrea Bocelli, Barbara Frittoli and Zubin Mehta conducting the Isreal Philharmonic Orchestra on the Sugamusic Lucitana label.

  • Pensier profondo
  • Questa è Mimi, gaia fioraia
  • Che ora sia?
  • "Si sente meglio?"

Monday, October 26, 2009

Today I welcomed some of the folks from "Lonestar Texas: a Popcorn Throwing Rock Country Musical" The new production from The Vestige Group. We had the playwright and composer, Benjamin Wright; a muscian and performer, Jonathan Terrell, and the co-founder of The Vestige Group, Susie Gitseg. We were serenaded with some live music from the show! Also, we had our first Listener Review: Susan French told us how she liked "Murder Ballad, Murder Mystery"

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Show #25 -- The Man of La Mancha

We had a full house today in the studio with four folks from Georgetown Palace Theatre's prodution of Man of La Mancha (as well as a PIANO!!!). We sang live and and lively conversation. Who was there? I'll tell you: Director of the Show and Assoicate Artistic Director of Georgetown Palace Theare, Ron Watson; Musical Director, Johnathan Borden and 2 of the leading players, Joe Penrod and Cathie Sheridan.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Show #24 -- Murder Ballad Murder Mystery

Today my guests were all from Tutto Theatre Company's production, Murder Ballad Murder Mystery playing October 23 - November 7 at The Vortex (click here for tickets). We had Tutto Artistic Director and Director of the show, Dustin Wills; playwright, lyricist, and performer Elizabeth Doss; Composer and performer, Mark Stewart and permormer, Kelly Bland. It was a fun show and most of the music was played live in the studio.

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Monday, October 05, 2009

Show #23 -- Evil Dead, The Musical

Today my guest was, friend of the show, Michael McKelvey who is the director and Producer of Evil Dead, The Musical opening this Friday at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre. Evil Dead plays through Halloween (how appropriate!).

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Play list:

Book of the Dead (:37)
Cabin in the Woods (3:17)
I’m Not a Killer (1:37)
It’s Time (2:35)
All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed By Candarian Demons (3:23)
Groovy (1:01)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Show # 22 -- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Today my guest was Les McGehee who is performing in Zach Theatre's Production of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. We chat about the show as well as his own projects as a comic, imporvisor, and the author of the book, Plays Well With Others.

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Play list:

  • The Finale (1:06)
  • The Spelling Rules / My Favorite Moment of the Bee (1:42)
  • Pandemonium (2:52)
  • Spelling Bee Game from website (:35)
  • The first Goodbye (:23)
  • Prayer of the Comfort Counselor (2:20)
  • Woe is Me (2:32)
  • Kol Nidre (2:56)
  • Why We Like Spelling (2:29)
  • I Speak Six Languages (2:29)
  • Magic Feet (2:35)
  • The Last good-bye (:24)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Show 21 -- Lennie Watts Manilow 73 - 83

Today my guest was Lennie Watts (By Phone) and Stuart Moulton, Artistic Director of Austin Cabaret Theatre and der friend of the show. They were here to talk about Lennie's show Manilow '73 - '83 playing this Thursday and Friday at the Long Center... GO SEE IT!

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Play list:

  1. Mandy 3:18 – Barry Manilow
  2. The Old Songs (4:10) -- David Pomeranz
  3. New York City Rhythm (3:51) – Barry Manilow
  4. Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again (4:23) The Carpenters
  5. I Write the songs 3:50

Monday, September 14, 2009

Today my guest was Shelby Mine. Shelby is a member of the Kings N Things drag king troupe. She spoke to us about Drag Kings: The Musical 3.

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Here is the Play List

Following the Leader (1:43) – Peter Pan Soundtrack
Seize the Day (2:01) Newsies
Sneakin’ Around (1:58) – The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas –film soundtrack
Bet on in (3:18) High School Musical 2
You Gotta Have a Gimick -- Gypsy
The Stuff (2:16) Refer Madness

Monday, September 07, 2009

Show 19 -- On Broadway Now

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Show list:

  1. One By One (1:52) – The Lion King 1998
  2. What a Piece of Work Is Man / How Dare They Try (2:29) – Hair
  3. We’re not Gonna Take it (1:23) – Rock of Ages
  4. One Boy -- Bye Bye Birdie
  5. Morning Person (3:24) – Shrek, The Musical
  6. Me Siento Hermosa (I feel Pretty) (3:25) – West Side Story
  7. Julie Taymore Interview (:41)
  8. Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher (3:26) -- Billy Elliot
  9. The Perfect Nanny (1:15) – Mary Poppins
  10. Sisters (1:48) Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Monday, August 24, 2009

Show 17 -- Flush

Today my guest was Artistic Director of Ariel Dance theatre, Andrea Ariel and composer/collaborator Graham Reynolds. We talked all about the collabortation that is Flush: The GYRE Project.

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Here's the playlist:

  • 10 Huphup –2:14
  • Bumblefuck 4:10
  • Dolphin Dance – 4:20
  • Yellow Brick Road Mix 1:57
  • Flush Heartbeat – 2:22

Monday, August 17, 2009

Show #16 -- Wicked and Stop the World, I Want To Get Off

I was flying solo today, but I featured Broadway Across Texas' production of Wicked and The Wimberely Players production of Stop the World I Want to Get Off.

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Playlist to follow:

Monday, August 03, 2009

Show 14 -- "Epidemic of Fear"

Today my guests were from The Crank Collective's produciton of Epidemic of Fear, The Influenzical" We had the Director, writer and creative genius, Jon Cecil as well as cast members Kate Caldwell, Courtney Hans and Josh Meindertsma. They were kind enough to sing a couple 'o songs from the show.. and ... Well, you just have to go. It plays at the Salvage Vangard Theatre through this week end.

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Here is the playlist

  1. Life Support (1:59) [Rent soundtrack]
  2. Virus (Live) 1:30 [Epidemic of Fear]
  3. Mole 2:26 [Epidemic of Fear]
  4. Sometimes I lie (1:37) [Epidemic of Fear]
  5. Vira nix (live) (1:42) [Epidemic of Fear]
  6. Superboy and the invisible Girl (2:08) (Next To Normal Soundtrack)
  7. Didn’t I see the movie (1:30) (Next to Normal Soundtrack)
  8. Sometimes you have to say goodbye (1:46) [Epidemic of Fear]

Monday, July 27, 2009

We focused on Children’s theatre today. Specifically Austin Summer Musicals for Children production of Pinocchio. Joining us was Artistic Director, Ron Dodson and Board Member, Julie Schwartz. We also mentioned the Summer Youth Musical Production Workshop at the J with their productions of Cinderella and Into The Woods

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Here is the play list:

  1. When You Wish upon a Star (2000 Box Set Version) (3:13) –The Supremes (65-67)
  2. It's Easy Being Green (2:42)
  3. Lighten Up (2:52)
  4. Ten Minutes Ago (2:35) (From Cinderella w/Julie Andrews & Jon Cypher 1957)
  5. Ever After (2:20) (From "Into the Woods 1988 w/ Bernadette Peters)
  6. Daddy Pinocchio (4:54) William Clark; Groove Time; 1994

Monday, July 20, 2009

Show 12 -- Sweeney Todd and Little Shop of Horrors

Today, I was honored to have Michael McKelvey and Ginger Morris of Summer Stock Austin. They are the founders of the organization and the directors of Sweeney Todd and Little Shop of Horrors which opens on July 30th at the Long Center's Rollins Stage.

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Here is the play list:

  1. Little Shop of Horrors (Prologue) (2:06) –Original Cast
  2. The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (2:49) [2005 Broadway revival
  3. Suddenly, Seymour (3:28) [1986 Film Soundtrack]The Worst Pies In London (2:26) [1979 - original Cast]
  4. Dentist! (2:12) [original off-Broadway cast]
  5. Pretty Women (4:28) [film Soundtrack]

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Show 11 -- "Once Upon A Mattress"

Hi All,

Today's guest was Jim McDermott, the Executive Director of Hill Country Community Theatre as well as the Director of the current show "Once Upon A Mattress." Unfortunately, due to my dang computer's inabilty to take orders and record the show, I have nothing to download. I hope to get something soon from a cassette backup. But for now... no download...

But I DO have the playlist:

  1. The Swamps of Home)(2:58)
  2. Very Soft Shoes (3:38)
  3. Happily Ever After (3:59)
  4. I'm Hans Christian Andersen (2:39)
  5. Goodnight, Sweet Princess (1:29)
  6. Spanish Panic (3:26)

Monday, July 06, 2009

As part of City Theater's Summer Acts! Theatre Festival, Freddy Carnes Productions prestent The Odyssey, A Rock Musica. On the show: Freddy Carnes who concieved, wrote, directed and stars in the show and his wife and co-director Olga Kams Carnes. For more information on The Odyssey, you may go to the City Theatre Website ( ) or email Freddy at .

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Here is the play list:

  1. Poseidon, God of Wind and Sea (2:31) from The Oddyssey, A Rock Musical
  2. Main Our Journey (3:23) from The Oddyssey, A Rock Musical
  3. Ithaka(2:45) from The Oddyssey, A Rock Musical
  4. Odysseus Dance (Hasaporservikos Dance) (2:57) [Greece-grece / Compilation]
  5. Black Toe (2:41) -- Original Song by Freddy Carnes
  6. Oh, The Thinks You Can Think (3:52) [seussical – orignal cast] David Shiner
  7. Green Eggs and Ham (1:18) [seussical – orignal cast]
  8. You Have your Father's Spirit (2:46)
  9. The Morning After (2:35) (From "The Poseidon Adventure") 1972
  10. Doomed, Doomed, Doomed (2:35) (From "The Golden Apple") (Remastered 1997)
  11. The Heroes Come Home (1:33) (From "The Golden Apple") (Remastered 1997)
  12. Where is Odysseus (2:48)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Today we featured Zilker Summer Musical's production of "The Music Man." Our guests were Kara Bliss who plays Marion (the Librarian) and Eric Ferguson who plays Professor Harold Hill. For more information, please visit their website .

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2. You Got Trouble (3:59) [film soundtrack]
3. Main Title / Rock Island / Iowa Stubborn (4:33) [Film Soundtrack]
4. 76 Trombones (3:30) [Great Day! Rare Recordings from The Judy Garland Show] 2006
5. Glow Worm / It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (2:42) [rockapella]
6. Gary Indiana (:58) [film Soundtrack]
7. Expressing Yourself (3:09) [Billy Elliot Original Cast]
8. Till There Was You (2:17) With The Beatles
9. I Aint Down Yet (4:00) [Unsinkable Molly Brown]
10. Marian The Librarian (2:45) [Film Soundtrack]
11. Lida Rose / Will I Ever Tell You? (4:15) [Film soundtrack]

Friday, June 26, 2009

Someone Emailed the show

Hi Fans (fans?)

I recieved an email from a production company staging a new orighinal Musical in August.. i inadvertantly deleted that message... so if you are that person.. please please please re-email me....


Monday, June 22, 2009

Today we featured Texarts (Remember them from our first broadcast?) and their student production of Grease! spoke with Co- founder, Todd Dellinger as well as Barry Pearl who was in the film version of Grease! with John Travolta and Oliva Newton John. Grease performs June 25 - 29 to get more information on ALL their upcoming shows, please visit

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  1. Grease (3:19) New Broadway Cast
  2. Born to Hand Jive (3:27) [New Broadway Cast]
  3. Summer Nights (3:35) Grease, the film
  4. Oliver (1:50) Oliver, original 1963
  5. Tears on My Pillow (2:02) [London Theatre Orchestra and Cast]
  6. Grease (2:43) The Bee Gees live

Monday, June 15, 2009

First of all, I'd like to thank SJ Williams for coming to my resucue and hosting the show today. I was an alternate for jury duty and, when I called in... well, I served my county. So big thabnks to SJ and make sure you catch her on Up On the Download on KOOP.

Today we featured Blue Lapis Light's upcoming produciton of Impermanence and spoke with Artistic Director and founder, Sally Jacques.

Impermanence is playing June 18 - 28 ath the JJ Pickle Federal Building.

Go to to get more information on ALL their upcoming shows

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Here is this show's playlist
  1. Lapis Blue; Nostalgia 77 Sessions (feat. Keith & Julie Tippett)
  2. Alhambra (2:34) [john Williams Guitar]
  3. Brahms Requiem (3:04) [New Philharmonia Orchestra; Lorin Maazel, conductor]
  4. Flight of the Birds (2:35) [William Meadows]
  5. Tribute (3:00)
  6. Omnificence (2;14) [ William Meadows]
  7. Alleluia (7:51) [Vox – Devine Rites; Fadia El-Hage, vocals]

Monday, June 08, 2009

Today I featured Nunsense playing through June 11 through July 12 at City Theatre.

Go to their website to get information on ALL their upcoming shows

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Here is this show's playlist

Play List

1. Nunsense is Habit Forming (3:05)
2. Growing up Catholic (2:29)
3. We’ve Got to Clean Out the Freezer (1:37)
4. Whatcha-Ma-Call-It (3:14)
5. Say it in Yiddish (2:00)
6. Turn up The Spotlight (1:20)
7. The Drive in (2:33)

Monday, June 01, 2009

Show #5 -- Love, Janis!

Today I featured Love, Janis! playing through July 12 at Zach Theatre Go to their website to get information on ALL their upcoming shows

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Here's the playlist
1. What Good can Drinkin’ Do (2:48)
2. "He's a Beatle, Mother" (Spoken Word) (1:35)
3. Summertime (3:58)
4. A Woman Left Lonely (3:27)
5. Women is Losers (2:03)
6. The Last Letter: "Really Rushin' Through" (Spoken Word) (1:45)
7. Mercedes Benz (2:12)
8. Happy Trails, john (1:09)
9. Piece of my heart (4:13)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Show #4 -- The Jigglewatts

My Guest today was Hallie Martin of The Jigglewatts Go to their website to get information on ALL their upcoming shows

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The Playlist

  1. The Strip; Laura Benatti Gypsy Revival Album

  2. The Stripper; The David Rose Orchestra; Take it Off! Striptease Classics

  3. G-String Melody; The Del Reys; Camp Burlesque Soundtrack

  4. Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour; Os Mutantes ; Os Mutantes

  5. Diamonds Are a Girls’ Best Friend ; Marilyn Monroe ; Jazz Lounge ReMix

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Show #3 -- The Fantasticks

My Guest today was Don Toner of Austin Playhouse where The Fantasticks is playing from May 22 - Jun, 28.

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1. You Wonder How These Things Begin -- The Fantasticks
2. Raunchy-- 110 in the Shade
3. This Plum is Too Ripe -- The Fantasticks
4. Try To Remember --Bobby Darin
5. The Honeymoon is Over -- I Do I Do
6. Never Say No -- The Fantasticks

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Show #2 -- Musical Theatre in Austin

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My guests today were

Stuart Moulton of Austin Cabaret Theatre
Latifah Taormina of Austin Circle of Theatres

Here’s the play list :
1. There’s No Business Like Show Business, Annie Get Your Gun
2. Santa Fe, Rent
3. Anyone Can Whistle
4. Skid Row, Little Shop of Horrors
5. "Chi l'ha Richiesto?, La Boheme
6. One Short Day in The Emerald City, Wicked
7. "Plant a Radish" The Fantasticks
8. "Me And My Bobby McGee" Janis Joplin
9. It’s Raining on Prom Night Grease

We went an hour longer than expected so I will update this list with links later....

Next week on the show: Don Toner of Austin Playhouse and their production of The Fantisticks

Monday, May 04, 2009

Show #1 --Golf, the Musical

Today's show focused on Golf, The Musical at Keller Williams Studios in Lakeway produced by Texarts ( The show plays now through May 10th...

Today's Co-hosts are Director and Cast Member, Joel Blum and Texarts Co-founder and executive producer, Todd Dellinger.

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I'd like to thank Todd and Joel for coming by. I had a great time!

Play list
  1. Life’s unanswerable Questions, Golf: The Musical Original Cast
  2. My Heart Belongs to Daddy, Mexican Hayride (1944 Original Cast) – Mary Martin
  3. Great Lady Golfer, Golf: The Musical Original Cast
  4. Big Bertha, Golf: The Musical Original Cast
  5. Steel Pier, Steel Pier (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
  6. Golfing Museum, Golf: The Musical Original Cast

Wednesday, April 29, 2009