5 Questions with "Porgy and Bess" at The Metropolitan Opera's Alannah Garnier

5 Questions with "Porgy and Bess" at The Metropolitan Opera's Alannah Garnier

It is such a joy to introduce you to Alannah Garnier. I have known Alannah my entire life ever since I was 5 years old living in Minnesota. We came up together at the Church of Christ in Minneapolis and fast forward about 25-26 years later, we are now both performing in the same show at The Met. It is such a true thrill for me to have a chance to interview this amazing Soprano.  

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Alysha Umphress discusses "Scotland PA’s" amazing score, "On the Town" and carving your own path!

Alysha Umphress discusses "Scotland PA’s" amazing score, "On the Town" and carving your own path!

It is my honor to introduce you to the amazing Alysha Umphress. Anyone who has heard Alysha’s voice knows that I am not exaggerating when I say that she truly has one of the best voices in the business. Alysha will be starring as Jessie in Scotland, PA at the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Laura Pels Theatre, which begin performances on September 14th.

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Diversity in Motion: Hamlet 90 and Sheila B

Diversity in Motion: Hamlet 90 and Sheila B

Hamlet 90 epitomizes what theater and art should look like, and what an inclusive world does look like.  Sheila explains her personal mission as an artist when presenting new work, “a diverse group of actors from all over the world working together in a seamless ensemble.  We can do that as a world too, so for me it is a way of making a political statement without being a politician.” 

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From Vancouver to London: Jennie Neumann is bringing Canada to the West End

From Vancouver to London: Jennie Neumann is bringing Canada to the West End

Let me introduce you to Jennie Neumann, she’s the exceptional performer and producer who’s been wowing Canadian audiences for over a decade. Her first company, Another Musical Co-op splashed onto the scene with The World Goes ‘Round with The Vancouver Sun hailing it “a show so polished that this little gem could easily be in New York”.

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ROCK OF AGES Veterans Dish on Wild Audiences, Bon Jovi and the Lasting Allure of the Bourbon Room

ROCK OF AGES Veterans Dish on Wild Audiences, Bon Jovi and the Lasting Allure of the Bourbon Room

Audiences have spoken, and the 10th Anniversary New York return of Rock of Ages is a hit! The guitar-smashing, face-melting, audience-rocking ode to the 1980s has extended its limited run through January 12 of next year. We took the opportunity to chat with a few veterans of the Sunset Strip to discuss just what it is that makes the show such a blast and keeps them (and the crowds) coming back for more. 

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“Keep learning, keep pushing yourself and keep growing.” - Chatting with A CHORUS LINE’s Hillary Porter!

“Keep learning, keep pushing yourself and keep growing.” - Chatting with A CHORUS LINE’s Hillary Porter!

I would like you to meet the wonderful and oh so talented Hillary Porter. Hillary was recently seen as Diana in A Chorus Line at The Cape Playhouse which concluded its run on August 3rd. I have known Hillary for several years now and I will attest that she is one of the most selfless and kind artists I have ever come across and a TRUE triple threat. I am so happy to have had the chance to interview her!  

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“It’s Possible...” Chatting with HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD’s Jon Steiger!

“It’s Possible...” Chatting with HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD’s Jon Steiger!

I would like you to meet Jon Steiger. Jon will be playing Scorpius Malfoy in San Francisco’s upcoming production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. What makes this man’s story so amazing because he was an usher at The Lyric Theatre (where Harry Potter is playing on Broadway) for well over a year as well as a tour guide at The Hudson Theatre. A show he got to watched 8 times a week on Broadway he now gets to perform in on the West Coast in San Francisco! Seriously how cool is that?

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OCEANBORN: The Future of Musical Theatre

OCEANBORN: The Future of Musical Theatre

If you have yet to hear of Oceanborn, chances are you know someone who has liked their Instagram page or has come across them on YouTube. This new musical, showcased at 54 Below, has a huge fan base online, and will be performed in the upcoming new Off-Broadway Rave Theater Festival. The writers of Oceanborn, Mhairi Cameron and Morgan Smith, are changing the ways of how musical theatre is done.

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Michael Feinstein Bringing the Great American Songbook to the Next Generation

Michael Feinstein Bringing the Great American Songbook to the Next Generation

What started as a short job for a then-21-year-old Michael Feinstein, to label and log decades of sheet music and records for Ira Gershwin, turned into a life’s work he still continues today through The Great American Songbook Foundation, a group he founded in 2007. Housed in Indiana, the Foundation includes an in-house library of artifacts, sheet music and recordings, as well as running multiple educational programs and concerts.

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No Man is an Island for 65 Seasons at Harand Camp of the Theatre Arts!

No Man is an Island for 65 Seasons at Harand Camp of the Theatre Arts!

Founded in 1955 by Sulie and Pearl Harand, Byron Friendman and Sam Gaffin, Harand Camp is one of the first camps in this country to combine singing, acting, dancing with what you would get at a traditional camp. Now the legacy lives on with Judy Mooney, Janice Gaffin, and Nora Gaffin (all daughters of the founders) serving as the Co-Directors.  

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