58: Producer Ashlee Latimer

February 13, 2019

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.

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57: Be More Chill at the Guggenheim

January 27, 2019

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.

Watch the full panel and performances here

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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56: Sounds from Broadwaycon 2019

January 14, 2019

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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55: Get ready for Broadwaycon with Mardie Baldo

January 1, 2019

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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54: Teddy Toye and Becca Lee talk about The Prom

November 12, 2018

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.

 

53: Be More Chill

October 22, 2018

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.

Enjoy! 

 

(Cover photo by Maria Baranova courtesy of Be More Chill)

 

52: Sounds From Elsie Fest 2018

October 13, 2018

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! 

51: The Man Behind the Marie’s Crisis Piano

October 2, 2018

Get psyched up for Elsie Fest with me and Kenney Green, one of two Marie's Crisis piano players who make the singalongs at Elsie Fest happen. 

50: The return of Jen from Jeremy-Jordan.com

July 29, 2018

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. 

49: Coloring Broadway

July 2, 2018

I talk to Andrea Koehling, Chief Coloring Officer of Coloring Broadway. We had a great time talking and came up with a splendid idea I think you're going to like.

More about Coloring Broadway at their website: coloringbroadway.com

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