I check off an item from the Elsie Cast bucket list by interviewing Nicholas Barasch, who is most recently known for playing Arpad in the 2016 revival of She Loves Me.
I gush at him, we gush together about various Elsie alums, and then Ingrid Michaelson sings Broadway. You'll have fun listening!
I interview Wicked Frozen writers Zoe Farmingdale and Toby Singer about their new off-Broadway show, finding a career in the arts, and what Wicked and Frozen have in common.
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I interview Rise producing director Rosemary Rodriguez about her work on the show. Mostly we gush about Auli'i Cravalho.
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I talk to Ricky Winowiecki, CEO of Ann Arbor Tees about his long-standing relationship with Starkid, Darren Criss, Elsie Fest and Computer Games. Ann Arbor Tees has done merch for all four groups since 2011, and we got into the weeds about the technical aspects of providing merch for a group of crazy creative people.
Ricky also took me through the development of Elsie Fest merch from design to the merch booth, and tells me some of his favorite moments from the two Elsie Fests he's attended. If you are dying to know who designed the merch for each Elsie Fest so far, this is the podcast for you!
And don't miss the sale going on now until (probably) May at store.darrencriss.com! That sale includes official Elsie Fest merch!!!
For now, you can get your Elsie Cast merch at my shop on Zazzle, because I can't afford inventory, but as soon as I can, I'll be Team Ann Arbor Tees for sure!
I interview Renee Grassi, youth librarian and long-time fan of Leslie Odom, Jr. We talk about Leslie, Smash, Hamilton, Glee, Spongebob, Rise, Boys in the Band, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and the joys of national tours. Among other things.
The episode ends with my recording of Lost Boys Life (Computer Games feat. Auli'i Cravalho) from Elsie Fest 2017. (Happy Birthday, Chuck!)
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I interview Camilla about loving Lea Michele. Along the way, we talk about Glee, what to do when your stan makes a show that terrifies you, Elsie Fest, Corey Cott, Alex Newell, Once On This Island, The Band's Visit, Casey Cott, Darren Criss and so much more!
The episode ends with Darren Criss singing Duck Tales. (Prepare yourself for end-of-Elsie-Fest-feels).
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First I talk about that video from Oscar night. You know, the one where they talk about Elsie Fest.
Then, I get to interview Matt Steele and Michael Steele (pictured) about their love of Lea Salonga. We stan and stan and talk about the importance of art in education and stan some more. They really are the biggest Lea Salonga fans.
The episode ends (as always) with a song from Elsie Fest 2017. Fittingly, it's "A Whole New World" sung by Darren Criss and Ingrid Michaelson.
Here's Matt Steele's video: I'm Lea Salonga's Understudy
His YouTube channel is: www.youtube.com/twogaymatts
More about Michael Steele at mikesteeleonline.com
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I'm so excited to bring you my 40th episode!
I interview Patrick Keohane, the Online Presence Manager for TDF.
The episode ends with Norm Lewis singing "What's Going On" at Elsie Fest 2017.
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First I ramble about my own experiences at Broadwaycon, including the opportunity to meet Elsie alum Ari'el Stachel (pictured.) Then there's a snippet of a sing-along, a whole bunch of interviews, and finally some audio from the panels for The Band's Visit and Ahrens and Flaherty (including singing from Christy Altomare and Alex Newell.)
Special thanks to all my guests:
Ethan and Lyra
Thanks to Ann Arbor Tees and Sparkle! Designs for giveaway items.
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