I interview Producer/Director/Writer Ashlee Latimer about her work on Be More Chill, Once On This Island, and Hadestown, her approach to life, and our mutual love of Darren Criss. I found her inspiring and I think you will too.
On Monday, January 21st I went to a Works & Process event at the Guggenheim Museum. The Creatives from Be More Chill were there to discuss the show with Laura Heywood and a medical ethicist. The event was terrific and I was able to interview some fans, members of the panel, and two of the cast members who performed at the event.
Thanks to Works & Process and to my guests: Alex, Max, Diane, Laura Heywood, Will Roland, Joe Iconis, Chase Brock, and George Salazar. Music in this episode is from the Be More Chill Karaoke Contest and my own recording from Elsie Fest 2018. Cover image courtesy of Be More Chill.
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Listen to my adventures at Broadwaycon 2019! Featuring one-on-one interviews with fans, excerpts from panels, and George Salazar talking about his experience at Elsie Fest. Plus a song from Laura Osnes!
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Mardie and I discuss her upcoming panel at Broadwaycon titled "Broadway is for AnyBODY" as well as what we're looking forward to at the con. Mardie gives some tips for enjoying the con, as well. And of course we talk about Elsie Fest and all the fun we had there! Mardie's panel will take place Saturday at 11:15am in the Regent Room.
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The Prom was one of the new musicals featured at Elsie Fest 2018. Ensemble members Teddy Toye and Becca Lee are here to talk about this new musical, their experience at Elsie Fest, and what it means to be part of the ensemble in a Broadway show.
I interview the Music Director and Vocal Arranger from the soon-to-be Broadway show Be More Chill! We talk about what it means to be a Music Director, what it's been like working on an off-Broadway show that's also a viral internet hit, and how to get a show ready for a performance at Elsie Fest.
(Cover photo by Maria Baranova courtesy of Be More Chill)
It's Sounds From Elsie Fest 2018! I interview Kiki, Tori, and Bryce, then there's a singalong with last episode's Kenney Green from Marie's Crisis Piano Bar, and then highlights from Alex Newell, Joshua Henry, Sutton Foster and Darren Criss!
A touch of sunstroke plus recording issues made this year's Sounds From Elsie Fest a short one, but I hope it lets you enjoy (or relive) the festival.
Welcome to Season 3 of Elsie Cast!
Back by popular demand, Jen is here to talk about Jeremy Jordan's recent concert, changes at Waitress, and the contest we'd like to see Nick Barasch and Etai Benson have at the next Elsie Fest.
And I have a few wise words for those who are waiting for Elsie Fest dates.