Deborah Sharn talks to playwright, actor and director Stephen Peirick who is directing the West End Players Guild’s production of “Rapture, Blister, Burn” by Gina Gionfriddo. Ms. Gionfriddo is an American playwright and television writer. Other plays include, “Becky Shaw” and “After Ashley.”
Stephen Peirick is a local playwright whose plays have been presented in St. Louis by Stray Dog Theatre and R-S Theatrics.
Deborah Sharn talks with Tony Award-winning actress Beth Leavel. Beth won a Tony Award for her role as Beatrice Stockwell in the musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone”. Beth has also appeared in numerous Broadway shows including, “42nd Street”, “Crazy For You”, “Show Boat”, “The Civil War”, “Young Frankenstein”, “Mamma Mia!”, “Elf the Musical” and “Baby It’s You!”.
Beth has also performed the role of Dolly Levi in The Muny’s production of “Hello Dolly” and Aunt Eller in The Muny’s “Oklahoma” last summer. Deborah and Beth also talk about Beth's theatrical career and her upcoming cabaret performance at The Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis November 11 and 12, MUNY MAGIC.
Deborah Sharn talks with Kristin Caskey, President and Executive Producer of Fox Theatricals about the 2015/2016
Fox Theatre season that includes Beautiful – the Carole King musical, If/Then, The Bridges of Madison County, Matilda the Musical, Newsies, and The Sound of Music.
As Executive Producer along with Mike Isaacson, she and Mike have produced award winning shows such as Legally Blonde, Caroline or Change, Red, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Bring It On The Musical and the recent Tony awarding winning musical Fun Home among others.
Deborah Sharn talks with Steve Woolf about The Rep’s current show, ALL THE WAY as well as the rest of the Rep season. Deborah and Steve also talk about Steve’s role as Artistic Director for The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.
Deborah Sharn talks with Todd Schaefer about the 24 Play festival that plays Saturday, August 15th in St. Louis. Todd is the artistic director for Player’s Project Theater company, one of the two theater companies sponsoring this event. Deborah will also talk about Todd who is an actor, director, producer, educator, artist and much more.
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The short documentary about the festival
Deborah Sharn talks with Gary Bell and Robert L. White about their musical, “Spellbound – A Musical Fable” that is being produced by Stray Dog Theatre this August in St. Louis. Gary and Robert also discuss the creative process of writing a musical.
Deborah talks with Edward Coffield, director for Insight Theatre’s production of “Moon Over Buffalo” that plays in St. Louis July 24th – August 9th at the Haegney Theatre on the campus of Nerinx hall. They discuss the well loved play and how it relates to other situational comedies and farces as it’s a little bit of both. Deborah and Edward also talk about the fine art of comedy, Edwards history in the theatre as a director and production manager for The Rep.
Deborah Sharn talks with Christine Ebersole, a two time Tony award winning actress and singer. Christine has performed on Broadway, on TV and film, appears in concerts and cabaret and has recorded several albumns. She will be performing her cabaret act in St. Louis at The Sheldon Auditorium Friday, July 24th
Deborah talks with Laura Careless about her one woman show, LOST GODDESS that Laura describes as a multi-sensory experience. Laura Careless is a UK-born, New York-based performing artist specializing in storytelling through dance.
Deborah Sharn talks with Mike Isaacson about the 2015 Muny Season and his role as producer for the Tony Award winning musical, FUN HOME the first mainstream musical about a young lesbian.
Deborah talks with Artistic Director, Donna Northcott about Smoking Monkey’s next show, “Game of Thrones: The Parody”. Each spring Smoking Monkey presents an original, late-night parody of a beloved cult movie or TV show. Smoking Monkey Theatre is a spin-off company of St. Louis Shakespeare. Past shows parodied include, “Lord of The Rings”, “The Ten Commandments”, “Valley of the Dolls”, “Star Wars” among others.
Deborah Sharn talks with Ryan Foizey, Theatre Lab’s founder and Artistic Director about his upcoming production of “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh. Deborah and Ryan also discuss Theatre Lab’s 24 Play Festival that happens in late July.
Jack Lane is the executive producer for Stages St. Louis, and he gives the run down of the summer season: Smokey Joe's Cafe May 29 - June 28 / Anything Goes July 17 - August 16 / The Full Monty September 4 - October 4
Ben Nordstrom is a St. Louis based actor and he is producing the St. Louis run of Main Street Musicals, a live concert reading series featuring St. Louis actors, directors and music directors. The festival will present: A Good Man, The Gig, and How Green Was My Valley at the Muny's Orthwein Hall on May 24-25, 2015.
Wayne Salomon, director and William Roth, artistic director discuss the St. Louis Actor's Studio production of ART by Yasmina Reza at the Gaslight Theater, running April 17-May 3, 2015.
Renee Sevier-Monsey, Director and Vincent Murphy, writer discuss the West End Players Guild production of "The Cockfighter" running April 10-19, 2015 at the Union Avenue Christian Church.
Jerry Vogel, actor who plays "The Mariner" and Paige Brubeck of Sleepy Kitty discuss Upstream Theater's presentation of "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" at the Kranzberg Arts Center April 10-19, 2015
Gary Bell, artistic director talks about Stray Dog Theater presents "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" from April 2-18, 2015 at the Tower Grove Abbey.
Deborah talks with Ladue News theater critic Mark Bretz about The St. Louis Theatre Circle Awards. Mark Bretz is a co founder of The St. Louis Theatre Circle an organization that awards theater artists.
Deborah Sharn interviews director Brad Schwartz about "Radium Girls" produced by Kirkwood Theatre Guild. Brad also discusses his training as an actor and experience directing in St. Louis.
Scott and Deborah interview actor/singer Robert McNichols who plays Paul Robeson in The Black Rep's production of "Paul Robeson."
Scott and Deborah interview Seth Gordon, Assoc. Artistic Director and producer of The Rep's "IGNITE! New Play Festival." Seth discusses the creation of IGNITE! and what three plays will be presented for the 2015 season.
Scott and Deborah talk with director Nick Kelly about the musical, "A New Brain" at Lindenwood's J Scheidegger Center.