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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