27: Loving Elsie Fest from afar

September 11, 2017

I interview JoAnna about being a fan of Elsie Fest even though she can't come to New York to see it in person. 

 

And I forgot to say: Thanks as always to Darren Criss, Ricky Rollins, and Jordan Roth for Elsie Fest! You can find more info about Elsie Fest at elsiefest.com, or follow them on Twitter @elsiefest.

 

 

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26: Adam Brunetti backstage at Elsie Fest 2016

August 28, 2017

Adam Brunetti tells backstage stories from Elsie Fest 2016! He also talks about his work with StarKid and life as a freelance Event Producer.

Also, my review of Company, starring Elsie alum Aaron Tveit.

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25: Remembering Glee with Joaquin Sedillo

August 14, 2017

I interview Joaquin Sedillo, Director of Photography for Glee and Veronica Mars, among other projects. We reminisce about the show and what it means to us and others, and get excited about Elsie Fest 2017! 

See the accompanying blog post for clips from the songs we discussed. elsiepod.wordpress.com

Trigger warning: We discussed the death of Cory Monteith.  

 

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24: Julie James reminisces about Elsie Fest 2016

July 31, 2017

While we all wait for our pre-sale codes to arrive, listen to me and Julie James of Sirius XM reminisce about last year's Elsie Fest.

Plus, my review of Peace, Love, and Cupcakes, and all the excitement around Elsie Fest 2017!

See you all on October 8th!!

Check out my Elsie Fest FAQ: https://elsiepod.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/faq/

Julie James is on Twitter @Julie_James

Sign up for a free trial of Sirius XM here: http://www.siriusxm.com/sxm-learnmore?hpid=HP_NEW_LearnAboutMyTrial

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Bonus: Black Girl Joy

July 23, 2017

Star Johnson writes musicals, but right now she's getting ready for a concert at New York Musical Festival called Black Girl Joy: Star Johnson in Concert.

We talk about being a black woman who writes musicals, we just plain nerd out some, and we speculate about the mysterious picture Darren Criss dropped on Friday. What's coming on Wednesday? When will we have an Elsie announcement? Who will be performing? (We have no idea, but that doesn't stop us from talking!)

Twitter: @starjartist

Web: nymf.org/starjohnson

 

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23: Mardie Baldo, Gleek Goddess

July 17, 2017

Mardie Baldo has been a fangirl ever since she fell in love with Star Trek as a child. Our conversation is long and wide-ranging, but the highlight is her touching story about what Darren Criss meant to her husband. Thank you so much for sharing that, Mardie!

Also, an Elsie Fest 2017 update from Darren Criss himself, via Julie James (thanks for texting Darren for us, Julie!) my experience at New York Musical Festival, and a review of Come From Away. 

 

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22: New York Musical Festival

July 3, 2017

**The interview in this episode was recorded on June 14, 2017.**

New York Musical Festival is coming up July 10th-August 6th. Go get your tickets and passes! I talk to Rachel Sussman about the festival, how the tickets and passes work, and she highlights some shows to look out for. We also discuss Broadway Sleepout.

http://www.nymf.org

Broadway Sleep Out: http://covhou.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1921&pg=entry

Indecent didn't close after all. Tickets and information here: http://www.indecentbroadway.com

More links and information for this episode can be found at https://elsiepod.wordpress.com 

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21: Got Your Six on Bandstand’s Portrayal of Veterans

June 19, 2017

My guest is Matt Mabe from Got Your Six, a non-profit veteran's organization that strives to ensure that we have more realistic images of veterans in our public discourse. Got Your Six certified Bandstand, which stars Elsie Fest alums Laura Osnes and Corey Cott, through their Six Certified program. 

We talk about Matt's work with Bandstand and how it made him a Broadway fan.

Links:

https://gotyour6.org

http://bandstandbroadway.com

http://bandstandbroadway.com/bandtogether/

http://www.elsiefest.com

My blog post on the Elsie Fest announcement: https://elsiepod.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/news-well-news-ish/

 

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20: Tony Winning Orchestrator Larry Hochman

June 5, 2017

Larry Hochman won the Tony for Book of Mormon and has been nominated seven other times, including this year for Hello Dolly! We talk about how orchestration works, what it's like to orchestrate a new show vs. a revival, and what it's like to sit at the Tony Awards when you're nominated against three of your friends. Plus, what Larry would like me to ask Megan Hilty.

Also, my thoughts on Darren Criss and the naked picture. Please send me your thoughts on the naked picture. If you liked it, was it just because you could objectify him? Was there some other reason? If you didn't, why not? I'm curious, and I'd love to hear your thoughts. Send email to elsiefestpodcast at gmail dot com.

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19: Thespian Nerd

May 29, 2017

Tiffany and I chat about being moms who love theater, speculate wildly about the next Elsie Fest, and play my new game: Blaine Theories.

Also hear about the time Tiffany met Darren Criss and the time she met Todrick Hall!

 

 

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