Thursday, December 29, 2011

Act VI, Scene 8

For our final show of 2011 Lisa, Nicole and Stuart talked about their own lives in theatre.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Act VI, Scene 7

This week's show was EXTREMELY chaotic and fun!!  First of all, Iwas joined by Angela Rawna, one of stars of Zach's "God of Carnage."  She saved my life because Stuart was caught in traffic and she graciously hung in there with me and we chatted away!!

We were also joined by Alex Garza.  His annual holiday show is "Abuelita's Christmas Carol" and, unfortunately, you'll have to wait til next year to see it.. it closed Wednesday night.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Act VI, Scene 6

On this weeks show Stuart and i gabbed a lot... (we like to talk)!  Our guests were Meredith McCall and Martin Burke of Zach Theatre's "Santaland Diaries."  We also spoke to Dane Augostinis who play's the Beast in the Broadway tour of "Beauty and the Beast."

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Thursday, December 08, 2011

Act VI, Scene 5

This week's show featured the Poison Apple Initiative's "Housebreaking" as well as Austin Playhouse's "A Lion in Winter"

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Act VI, Scene 4

This weeks show we had Penfold Theatre perform part of their radio show (live on stage), "It's a Wonderful Life."

We also had our very own Stuart Moulton's Austin Cabaret Theatre perform from their holiday show, "Home for the Holidays"

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Act VI, Scene 3

I know we say it a lot!!  BUT THIS WEEK'S SHOW WAS FUN!!!

We spent some time talking about some major mishaps in broadway shows!  Oy, what fun (and tragic).

Stuart was here for the first half and will be re-joining the show starting next week.. which means we have to say good-bye.... i mean, ta-ta... to Nicole (BIG KISS).

Our guests were The Georgetown Palace theatre's production of "A Christmas Carol, The Musical."

And finally we had a conversation with Joe Sears of "A Tuna Christmas" now at the Paramount.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Act VI, Scene 2

This weeks show had Kathrine Craft and Michelle Dalenberg from Conspire Theatre as well as Dawn Youngs, Ann Pitman and Jim Lindsay from Wimberley Players' production of "She Loves Me."  Plus we aired a piece about the new theatre at Zach

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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Act VI, Scene 1

This week was the first show of our sixth season -- Mazol Tov!!!

We spoke with Norman Blumensaadt, Jennifer Underwood and Sarah Seaton of Different Stages.. they regaled us with tales of their show "Well" which opens on Friday.

We also had a special report on Broadway Across America's production of "South Pacific."  Lisa and Nicole went to the show on Tuesday and filed a report as well as interviewing some of the cast.

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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Act V, Scene 26 -- End of Act V

Well this was the end of our fifth season and on Wednesday we start season six (which we will call Act VI)....

On this weeks show we had the Pollyanna Theatre Company on to talk about the important work they are doing in the schools.  They are in the middle of their Fund Drive so please consider clicking here and giving them money!!!  (it makes the world go 'round).

We also had cast members from City Theatre's production of The Miracle Worker (Lisa learned that Helen Keller was a southern girl).

And finally Stuart and Lisa talked to Barb Jungr who will be featured at Austin Cabaret Theatre's next shin dig.. on Thursday and Friday.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Act V, Scene 25

Ms Nicole Shiro was my Co-host this week and we had so much fun.

Folks from the Paradox Players production of "Guest Artist" chatted with us and did a short scene from the show.  

We also spoke to Marisa Gruneberg and the dancers from White Road Dance Media -- They are in town from Brooklyn performing "North Country."  

And, finally, I chatted by phone with the founder of "Improvised Shakespeare," Blaine Swen.  They are performing at the Long Center.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Act V, Scene 24

On this weeks show Stuart and I chatted quite a bit so make sure you listen.... we had fun so you should too.

Our guests were The Crank Collective's "Antarctica" ... We also did an in studio Music Video:

The Baron's Men also joined us to talk about the last week of "Henry V" at Richard Garriott's Curtain Theatre.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Act V, Scene 23

It is always strange for me (Lisa) when i miss a show as i did last week.. But Stuart, Nicole and Sherry did a great job -- THANK YOU SO MUCH

On this week's show we had live performances from Tex Arts production of "[Title of Show]"

and we spoke to Jame Braly about his one man show, "Life in a Marital Institution"

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Act V, Scene 22

We're Very Very Late in Posting this (mia Culpa)

Trouble Puppet Theatre -- Ridley Walker

The Vortex -- Sarah Silverhands

Lindsey Greer Sikes -- Marvelous Things

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Act V, Scene 21

This weeks show featured:

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Boyd Vance Theatre

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown at Sam Bass Theatre.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Act V, Scene 20

What a fun show.  Guests included

Ann Ciccolella, Helen Marino and Ray Schultz of Austin Shakespeare's production of Hamlet (or, as we call it: "The Danish Play").  Hamlet opens Thursday at The Long Center

Tom Booker, Carla Goodman, Nathalie Holmes, Adriane Shown Deveney who are part of The Institution Theater's Teen Angst Tuesday at The Highball.  

Finally, Nicole and I spoke to Rain creator, Mark Lewis and there is a fun audience interview piece that Stuart and I did during opening night on Tuesday at the Long Center.  And here is a little video that we posted to Facebook. 

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Act V, Scene 19

This week's Show featured

Chase Padgett and his show Six Guitars at the Blue

The Chaotic Theatre's production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Condensed

and Paul Beutel of the Long Center talking about this year's season

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Thursday, September 08, 2011

Act V, Scene 18

This week was Membership Drive Week two... It isn't too late to become a member of KOOP and support Off Stage and On The Air (Donate Now)

Our Guests included folks from the 9/11 Tribute, "The Guys"  We had the Dirctor, Gabe Smith and the two actors, Scott Friedman and Suzanne Balling.

Plus, we had the folks from Tongue and Groove Theatre talking about their mime extravaganza, "Head, Hands and Toes Tango." 

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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Act V, Scene 17

On this week's show we had a great time

It was our bi-annual membership drive... you can join online at

On the show we had

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Act V, Scene 15

On this show we had three groovy guests

First, our friend Joe Penrod and Andrew Canata came on and sang a song from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels produced by The Georgetown Palace theatre

Second, George Ceceras of the world famous The Flying Ceceres of the Ringling Brother Barnum and Baily Circus.

Finally, Allison Orr of Forklift Danceworks and the director of The Trash Project.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Act V, Scene 14

On this week's show we had Paper Chairs Director Dustin Wills along with writer and performer, Mark Steward talking about their latest show, "Hill Country Underbelly.

Also, we had the folks form La Fenice (Aaron Johnson, Kate Mehan, Adam Rodriguez, Zac Crofford, and Heath Allyn) talking about "Sparrow of Roma

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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Act V, Scene 13

Today, we had Robert Matney of Hidden Room Theatre (Austin, TX) and Mimi Poskitt and Rachel Watkinson of Look Left Look Right (London, UK) who are co-producing the Skype infused event, "You Wouldn't Know Him, He Lives in Texas; You Wouldn't Know Her, She Lives in Edinburgh"

We also aired our interview about Stage Management with Sandy Franck.  Sandy is on the Stage Management team for "Spider Man, Turn Off The Dark"

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Act V, Scene 12

On the show:

City Theatre’s, The Imaginary Invalid
Tony Award Winner (The Book of Mormon), Larry Hochman on Orchestrating for Broadway

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Act V, Scene 11

On this episode we had Mandy Hunt, Andrew Cannata, Leslie Hethcox and Susan Finnigan on from Zilker Theatre Productions, "Footloose"  they sang two numbers live in the studio and well worth listening to.  Stuart and I are going to see the show on Sunday... why don't all of you come too?

We were also blessed with Rudy Ramerez, Xander Slay-Tamkin, Cassidy Timms and Lylith Newcomer from Vortex Theatre's Summer Youth Theatre.  They open "The Physicists" tomorrow night.. I think it is gonna be GREAT!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Act V, Scene 10

As promised, here is the You Tube video of the Book of Harry Potter

 Our guest today was Susie Gitseg and Evelyn Lalonde of The Vestige Group's "Di[verge]" 

Also Pollyanna Theatre Company members Judy Matetzschk-Campbell, Andrew Perry, Aaron Alexander, Patricia Robinson and Michelle Keffer came on to talk about "Ducks vs. Squirrels."

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Act V, Scene 9

On Today's show we laughed a heck of a lot... looking at what is going on around New York and dished the dirt (apologies to Seth Rudetsky)

We featured.. The ENTIRE cast of The Actor's Coop production of "Side By Side By Sondheim." and..

We were joined by new member of our team, Joletta, and her review of Zach Theatre's "Harispray"

You MUST listen

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Time Lapse of Hair Loading in to the St James

This is fun to give you an idea of what it takes to load in a touring show...  This is Hair loading in to the St. James.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Act V, Scene 8

On today's show, we say good by to our apprentice Greg Ciotti.. he has graduated and will move on to bigger and better things!

We had an extra half hour today thanks to Sherry Mill and "Ready for My Closeup Miss Mills" and we filled it.

We had some of the Actor's from Young Shakespeare's production of "Troilus and Cressida

And Norman Blumensaadt brought the leads from Different Stage's "Too Many Husbands."  What a fun show!

Oh, I almost forgot; Dustin Struhall called in and chatted about many thing including Curtain Call

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Act V, Scene 7

another fun show!

First of all, we laughed a lot!

Our guests were the folks from Breaking String Productions talking about Austin's Graham Schmidt's (who also directed) translation of Uncle Vanya. Plus the Michelle Cheney, Micah Sudduth and Keylee Koop from City Theatre came in to talk about Little Dog Laughed.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Act V, Scene 6

Today we went in depth with The Tonys as well as Spider-Man, Turn off The Dark (which opened last night).

We had folks from The Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance company on to talk about Murmur and their collaboration with NobleMotion Dance from Houston.

We also had Daniel Arredondo on who is the Minister of Music at the MCC Austin to talk about their Broadway Series

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Thursday, June 09, 2011

Act V, Scene 5

Our Poor Man's WebCaM
Monday's Show and Poorman's Webcam (My face kinda looks like a mic, doesn't it?)

We talked a lot about what's going on in New York with the Tony's this Sunday night!!!

We also had the folks at Penfold Theatre and they sang live from their show "I Love You Because"

We also had ColdTowne Theater's Oh Science! on to talk about long form improve and their weekly shows on Sunday nights at 8:30.. All are welcome.

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Act V, Scene 4

Another Groovy Show...

Stuart, Greg, and I welcomed The Poison Apple Intiative and they performed a  song in studio from their show Woyzeck (which opens tonight).   We also aired our interview with Kathy Panoff, The Director of Texas Performing Arts who shared highlights of their 30th anniversary season.  Finally, The Paradox Players, came on and performed a scene from "Independence" opening this weekend.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Act V, Scene 3

Another Jam Packed Show.

Dystheatre Productions (prounounced Dis-Theatre...[as opposed to DAT theatre]) talked about their production of Sam Sheppard's "True West"

Vortex Rep shared their production of "Lear"

Tiana Hux, Stepanie Stevens and Adam Sultan talked about their battle 'o the bands, MC SWEET TEA AND HER HEAD BAND  VS. MISTRESS STEPHANIE AND HER MELODIC CAT

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Act V, Scene 1

This was our first show of our fifth season (Act V).  Unfortunately, I (Lisa) was unable to be there due to the death of my mother on Monday.  Actually, as Stuart was giving a beautiful tribute to my Mom during the show, we were laying her to rest that... That seems Apropos to me.  So, we dedicate this show to you, Joan Scheps Fridkin.

On The show we had The Violet Crown CommunityTheater's production of Thumbelina as wells as Weird City Theatre's Musical, "A Teenager's Guide to Love"

Thank you to Susan Gayle, Queen of spoons and host of Food, Love Austin which airs on KOOP Thursdays 2:00 to 3:00.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Act IV, Scene 103

For our last show of our fourth season (Act IV), we had Julie Gillis and Monique (Mo) Daviau from the Ladies are Funny Festival.  And on the second half of the show we were joined by the new artistic director of Tutto Theatre, Gary Jaffe as well as Leegrid Stevens and Erin Treadway.  They chatted with us about their new show, The Dudleys: A Family Game.

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Monday, May 02, 2011

Holland Taylor Interview

We had some requests to pull out Ms Taylor's interview as a separate piece.. so here it is.

Holland Taylor Interview

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Act IV, Scene 102

We had our interview with Holland Taylor (Click here or her website and fun clip video) and her one woman show, "Ann, an Intimate Portrait of Ann Richards"


The world premier of The Rude Mechanicals western operetta, "I've Never Been So Happy."

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Act IV, Scene 101

On Monday we had: 


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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Act IV, Scene 100

This episode (our 100th!!!) we had a guest co-host, Ms Ann Ciccoella of Austin Shakespeare and we featured

"A Play! on Human Essence" at the Vortex

Lara Toner, Director of "Age of Arousal" at Southwestern University

Michael McKelvey Director of "Carousel" at St Edwards University

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Act IV, Scene 98

On this show:

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday, March 07, 2011

Act IV, Scene 95

An international show today!!

  • Weird City Theatre's steampunk romantic comedy, Alvita and The Airship Pirates.
  • Hidden Room Theatre and Look Left Look Right's co-production of "You Wouldn't Know Her, She Lives in London/You Wouldn't Know Him, He Lives in Texas."  We had folks in the studio and a guest from the UK joining by Skype.  And, yes, the show is done the same way!!
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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Act IV, Scene 94

On Monday's Show:

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Act IV, Scene 93

On Monday's show we had:

It is KOOP's Membership drive. Consider supporting Austin's Community Radios Station

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Act IV, Scene 92

What a show!  Stuart's back!!! 

This week and next we are privileged to be able to have an extra half hour, so Stuart, Nicole and I will share the mic!

On today's show we had Dustin Wills and Jude Hickey of Salvage Vangard's production of "Heddatron."

Also, (drum roll please) Straight from her incredible show as a fundraiser for Austin Cabaret Theatre, we were joined by the incomparable Lucie Arnaz.

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Act IV, Scene 91

On this show we had the Charles Hill, Lisa Foster and Matt Burnett of the Paradox Players.  They talked about their production of S.N. Behrman's "Biography."

Also, Nicole and I visited The Emily Ann Theatre in Wimberley and saw the musical, "Why Do Fools Fall in Love."

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Act IV, Scene 90

On today's show we had Joe Reynolds, Kyle Odom, Jenny Lavery and Andrea Smith of 4 by 5 Productions and their production of Yamina Reza's, "Art."

Also Crank Collective was back with the full blown version of "Drone."  in the studio was John Cecil, Stephen Jack and Aden Kirschner

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Act IV, Scene 89

First of all, we were/are very happy to have Sherry Mills back on the show -- she shared with us the show she is directing for frontera fest, The Champions which will start its journey this Thursday night at Hyde Park Theatre;

We welcomed Brooklyn Barbieri of the Austin Theatre Alliance as well as Michelle Patterson PR agent for Christopher Titus who will be doing his show Neverlution to the State Theatre

Also, Kevin Patterson, General Director of Austin Lyric Opera and Opera star (diva?) Sandr Piques-Eddy talked about ALO's production of The Italian Girl in Algiers.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Act IV, Scene 88

Martin Luther King day!!!

We had Ann Ciccolella, Jeff Britting, Helen Merino, and Collin Bjork on from Austin Shakespeare's world premier production of Ayn Rand's "Anthem".

We also had the Ryan Crowder, Nathan Jerkins and Molly Fonseca of Penfold Theatre talking about "Going with Jenny."

Also Justin Struhall called in to talk about Austin Cabaret Theatre and Curtain Call.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Act IV, Scene 87

Well, well well.

after 2 years of doing this program, for the first time, i told ALL of my guests they were on first.  My thanks to the cast of Steel Magnolias for being so patient

So.. on the show we had Dustin Struhall and Robert Josef Cross of Curtain Call Austin

And, on the 2nd half we had the entire Cast (save one) of Steel Magnolias as well as the Director, Olin Meadows.  Steel Magnolias opens January 28th and plays through February 19.  Tickets are ALREADY going, so get yours today.

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Monday, January 03, 2011

Act IV, Scene 86

Great show!  (aren't they all?)

Nicole and I spoke to Jason Neulander, Shana Merlin and Chris Gibson were on chatting about The Intergalactic Nemesis which plays this Saturday at 8:00pm at The Long Center.

We also spoke to Keira McDonald about her show, Astro Naughty at the Blue Theatre this Saturday.

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