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Filmed Live Musicals

Did you watch the original Broadway production of INTO THE WOODS on VHS until the tape broke? Have you been watching HAMILTON on repeat for over a year? This podcast is for you! Nominated for Best Podcast at the 2021 Sydney Web Fest! Filmed Live Musicals features info on 150+ stage musicals that have been legally filmed and publicly shared (no boots!). The podcast features candid chats with the creators of those shows. Get up close and personal with directors, writers, producers, actors, and the people who make filmed musicals happen. Want to support the preservation of the history of filmed stage musicals and the curation of one easy place to find them all? Become a patron or make a tax-deductible donation! Learn more at www.filmedlivemusicals.comREVIEWSAlways High Caliber Guests ★★★★★Luisa interviews high caliber guests who have very interesting insights and views regarding musical theatre and filmed live musicals. Highly recommend.~ ManilaSydneyLanzarote, Apple PodcastsLOVE THIS PODCAST ★★★★★I LOVE this podcast! Listening to the journeys of the creatives for all the shows that have gone on to being filmed is extremely insightful. Luisa also is wonderful to listen to. A smart and interesting Host that strikes up excellent conversations that keeps me listening a subject I love… musical theatre.~ Broadway Expert, Apple PodcastsAmazingly-Thorough ★★★★★Filmed Live Musicals: The Podcast is, like the website that it accompanies, amazingly-thorough, packed with info, insights, and creative inquiry, owing to the voluminous knowledge of the host, Luisa Lyons, and that of her fabulous guests. With the advent of the pandemic, the world of filmed live musicals has taken on a major role, as the theatre world explores alternatives to in-person attendance. As a result, the already-exciting landscape of great musical theatre to be found online (which Lyons’ database website can clue you into) is now even more-vital and important. All that aside, Luisa is a smart, clever, and charming host and her magnetic personality and love of the material bring out the best from her guests. If you love musical theatre, this podcast can’t be beat!~ Beat Warrior, Apple PodcastsFun and informative ★★★★★For fans or people curious about the world of musical theatre Broadway and beyond, this podcast is truly insightful and complements the Filmed Live Musicals online database well. Entertaining and inspiring!~ Galileo Marsh Everything You Need! ★★★★★This podcast gives you everything you need to know about the world of Filmed Live Theater! It gives an interesting, behind the scenes look into this unique world. Subscribe! Subscribe! Subscribe!~ Al Monaco, Apple PodcastsGreat and interesting content for any musical theatre fan ★★★★★Host Luisa Lyons creates really interesting content for all musical and theatre lovers. I have spent most of my time working in the Australian and UK theatre scenes, so it is refreshing to hear a North American perspective. If you love theatre and hearing “behind the scenes” interesting facts, then do not miss this podcast.~ Dame Diva Dan, Apple PodcastsAmazing✨ ★★★★★This podcast is fantastic! I love listening to it especially rn knowing theater won’t reopen until next year. 🎭🎟💛~ OhSoDanni, Apple Podcasts

Tracks

Ursa: A Folk Musical
Host Luisa Lyons chats with Sam Boer, co-founder of The Uncommon Folk Collective and one of the composers behind Ursa: A Folk Musical, a theatre-concert hybrid that received its world premier in 2022 as part of the Toronto Fringe NextStage Festival. In this episode, learn about learn about the Uncommon Folk Collective, and delve into the process of developing Ursa: A Folk Musical. Hear about the daunting process of filming the musical for the Toronto Fringe NextStage Festival, and the importance of funding and recording new musicals. Sam Boer is a musician, writer, and theatre practitioner. He and Jake Schindler co-founded The Uncommon Folk Collective: a group dedicated to crafting music-forward theatre experiences. Their first original show, Ursa: A Folk Musical, was praised by The Guardian as a "winning, foot-tapping account of grizzly adolescence" and has been presented through the Toronto Fringe’s NextStage Festival, the Stratford Festival’s online streaming platform, the Kingston Grand Theatre, and Tweed & Company Theatre. Sam also records off-kilter folk music under the name Samson Wrote. His debut album Pigeon (2019), garnered a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination and led to tours across Canada and Europe.SHOW LINKSThe Uncommon Folk Collective: https://uncommonfolkcollective.com/InstagramUrsa: A Folk MusicalTrailerLive Performance clipsSamson Wrotehttps://samsonwrote.bandcamp.com/album/pigeonInstagramSupport the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
54:50 1/29/24
Doug Reside and Fixing the Musical
Host Luisa Lyons chats with Doug Reside, curator of the Billy Rose Theatre Division at the New York Public Library and author of Fixing the Musical: How Technology Shaped the Broadway Repertory, which looks at how the musicals that we remember, and the ones that are  the most performed, are the musicals that were able to use the technologies of their time such as cast recordings, sheet music, and video, to document and share the work with those who would never see the original production on stage.Doug shares his background in English and Computer Science, the challenges of preserving theatre history and the challenges of digital preservation, and we dive into his book Fixing the Musical and the fascinating history behind filming Broadway for public distribution, what needs to happen to make film recordings as ubiquitous as cast recordings, and how you can access the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at the New York Public Library! Doug Reside is the Curator of the Billy Rose Theatre Division at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and manages all aspects of the division’s collections and public services. He joined NYPL in 2011 first as the digital curator for the performing arts before assuming his current position in 2014. Prior to joining NYPL, Reside served on the directorial staff of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Kentucky.SHOW LINKSFixing the Musical: How Technology Shaped the Broadway Musical (The below are affiliate links and as an associate, Filmed Live Musicals may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases made through these links at no extra cost to you.)Amazon - https://amzn.to/3sfEWwf Bookshop.org - https://bookshop.org/a/83967/9780190073725 Support the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
53:40 12/21/23
Castle Gillian with Kevin Purcell
Host Luisa Lyons chats with Kevin Purcell, the multi-award winning Australian conductor,  musical director, composer, and arranger whose work spans across the worlds opera, classical, and musical theatre.Go behind the scenes of Kevin’s latest work, Castle Gillian: An Irish Tale, a full-length virtual reality musical. Discover how the musical came to be, how it was made, and the exciting new model behind its release. Castle Gillian was an official selection of the Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories; and was recently screened at the Cannes World Film Festival where it was nominated for Best Soundtrack, and won Best 360º Film, and Best Musical Film.Kevin also shares the inspiring story of his grandma - Dame Mary Dale, how being an opera conductor led him to musical theatre, the differences between working in the classical world and musical theatre, and working on the capture of Cats! Kevin Purcell is one of Australia’s most distinguished and awarded orchestral and opera conductors. Currently, Kevin serves as musical director for the Australian Discovery Orchestra – one of the world’s most innovative orchestral ensembles – whilst maintaining an active freelance career in the USA. Kevin has previously been the musical director of the original production of CATS at the New London Theatre and for the South Korean Premiere production. More recently Kevin has conducted WICKED at London’s Apollo Victoria theatre and was the originating musical director for the first national UK/Eire tour. As a composer of musicals, Kevin has worked with his long-time collaborator, book writer and lyricist Victor Kazan on Rebecca, The Stranger from Seville and Castle Gillian. He is a member of The Recording Academy and the Dramatists Guild. Kevin is managed by Francine Fletcher at Fletcher Associates (UK) and William Reinert Associates, Inc. (USA).Full list of credits at https://kevinpurcell.com.au/. Show Links Watch the trailer for Castle Gillian: https://castlegillian.com/ Kazan & Purcell: https://www.kazanandpurcell.com/ Support the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
70:05 12/1/23
The League of Live Stream Theater
Host Luisa Lyons chats with Jim Augustine and Oren Michaels, the founders of the League of Live Stream Theater (LOLST).We talk about how the League of Live Stream Theater came into existence, its purpose, the challenges of filming non-profit theatre, the process of filming, the challenges of archiving, LOLST’s Revenue Generating Grant Program and the upcoming stream of Jocelyn Bioh’s Broadway play Jaja’s African Hair Braiding. Jim Augustine is a media and tech entrepreneur. Formerly COO of Zuckerberg Media, he most recently co-founded ZM subsidiaries Sue's Tech Kitchen, the Zuckerberg Institute, Broadway Beta Ventures, and Assemble Stream Inc. As Co-Founder & Managing Director of Broadway Beta Ventures, he facilitated investments in Hadestown (Best New Musical), Lin Manuel Miranda's Freestyle Love Supreme (Special Tony Award), The Inheritance (Best New Play), Magic Mike Live, and more. As Co-Founder & COO of Assemble Stream, Jim worked with Second Stage to produce the first-ever simulcast run of a Broadway show (Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s).Oren Michaels is an entrepreneur, investor, board member, and advisor to technology startups in the US and internationally. As CEO, he co-founded Mashery in 2006, taking an idea on a napkin and $100k in seed funding through multiple venture and strategic funding rounds and acquisition by Intel. In the theater world, Oren is the former executive director and CEO of The Groundlings and serves on the board of Second Stage. He is co-producer of the upcoming Broadway musical Lempicka.SHOW LINKS The League of Live Stream Theater (ticket purchases made through this link will provide a small revenue to Filmed Live Musicals at no extra cost to you)Support the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
39:06 11/16/23
Rare Broadway Musicals
In this special crossover episode, host Luisa Lyons chats with Ebony Vines and Pamela Shandrow of the Theatre Geeks Anonymous podcast. Join us as we nerd out about musical theatre and take a look at three short-running Broadway musicals that were all filmed live: At the Drop of a Hat (1962) starring British comedy duo Flanders and Swann, Show Girl (1961) starring Carol Channing, and Allegiance (2017) starring George Takei, Telly Leung, and Lea Salonga.Guest BiosEbony Vines is a writer, director, producer and the co-host of Theatre Geeks Anonymous. Ebony’s love of musical theatre was passed down from her late Mother who loved to watch musical movies with her daughter while grading her students' homework. After a long conversation with her friend Pamela about growing up a theater geek, obsessively listening to cast recordings and also loving true crime, they created the podcast Theatre Geeks Anonymous. At a very young age, Pamela Shandrow knew she wanted to be an actress. It was at 10 years old, when she watched the PBS version of Into The Woods with Bernadette Peters, that she decided her future would be in musical theatre! Since then she’s performed in numerable regional shows, but is most proud of her work in the Broadway National Tours of Phantom of the Opera, and Wicked, as ensemble/Carlotta US and ensemble/Madame Morrible US respectively.Show LinksTheatre Geeks Anonymous At the Drop of a Hat Show Girl AllegianceSupport the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
98:15 11/2/23
Ellen M. Krass: A Lifetime of Film & TV
Host Luisa Lyons chats with the person who inspired the entire Filmed Live Musicals project, Ellen M. Krass! Ellen M. Krass is the Emmy award winning producer behind the live captures of The Robber Bridegroom, Little Johnny Jones, Follies in Concert, Sweeney Todd with Angela Lansbury and George Hearn, Sweeney Todd with the San Francisco Philharmonic, Candide with the New York Philharmonic, the Broadway revival of Company starring Raul Esparza, Sondheim The Birthday Concert, Company with the New York Philharmonic starring Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert et al., Gypsy Live from the Savoy starring Imelda Staunton, and the Broadway revival of She Loves Me, which was the first Broadway musical to be livestreamed online.Ellen shares her insights into her historic journey working in film and television, and filming live theatre for the screen.Visit the Filmed Live Musicals database to learn where to watch all the musicals that Ellen has produced! Support the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
58:19 10/20/23
Diving into Virtual Theatre
Host Luisa Lyons chats with Brendan Bradley, actor, director, producer, “scrappy story-teller,” and pioneer in VR theatre. In this episode, we explore the world of making digital theatre — seeing technology as an aid storytelling instead of a threat, doing theatre as an “elder millennial”, thinking of digital theatre as puppetry, diving into the extraordinary theatre/lecture piece Future Stages, how TikTok is changing how we view the process of creating theatre, and more!Brendan Andolsek Bradley is a multi-award winning actor and creator, known internationally as "America's Scrappy Storyteller" with 100+ film and television credits, 50M+ views online, opposite some of the biggest stars in the world. He is a leader in  live theater in virtual reality, establishing The Innovation Lab at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, co-founded The 5th Wall Forum, and is the Artistic Director of #OnBoardXR, which has supported and monetized 50+ artists around the world to bring their creative practice into web-based virtual reality. His first VR play, Jettison, was a Finalist for The Producer Guild of America's Innovation Award and he has performed live virtual reality across 3 continents, staring in the multi-award winning VR projects Welcome To Respite, Gumball Dreams and Non-Player Character. You can find Brendan and contact him on all platforms under the handle @brendanAbradley.Show LinksWatch Future StagesSupport the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
71:56 9/29/23
Broadway Producer Jim Kierstead
Host Luisa Lyons chats with the Grammy nominated, and Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Emmy Award winning Broadway producer Jim Kierstead. Jim’s extensive producing credits include Kinky Boots, Pippin, Hadestown, The Inheritance, The Lehman Trilogy and The Inheritance. He is also the co-founder of Broadway Virtual, a new company that aims to help artists develop work for stage and screen.Jim shares how his background in computer science, and clinical and counseling psychology helps him be a Broadway producer, the importance of filmed theatre, capturing The Gospel According to Heather off-Broadway, why Broadway shows like Kinky Boots are being filmed in the West End, the virtual benefit of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, the Yank 10th anniversary concert, and the movie version of Be More Chill! Jim Kierstead (Producer) is a Grammy-nominated, Emmy, Olivier, and six-time Tony Award-winning producer of the Broadway, touring, Toronto, and London productions of Kinky Boots, Pippin, Hadestown, The Inheritance, The Lehman Trilogy, and Company.  In addition, he has been a co-producer of 25 Broadway productions.  Off-Broadway projects include The Gospel According To Heather, Unexpected Joy, Yank! (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Nominees), Bright Colors and Bold Patterns, and Thrill Me (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Nominees).  He has also produced extensively in London’s West End and produced Miami’s hit immersive show Amparo.  Jim is on the Board of Directors of The York Theatre Company and The Abingdon Theatre Company and is the founder of the digital theatre content creation company Broadway Virtual. Show LinksJim Kierstead - https://kiersteadproductions.com/ Broadway Virtual - https://www.broadwayvirtual.com/ Support the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
59:32 9/7/23
Alexandra Palting and "0874: A Filipino-American Love Story"
Host Luisa Lyons chats with performer and writer Alexandra Palting whose new solo musical 0874 A Filipino American Love Story recently played the She NYC Arts Summer Theater Festival, where the show won Best Score. The musical tells the story of when Alex’s college boyfriend moved across the country and her Lola (grandmother) showed her a grocery bag filled with hundreds of love letters from Alex’s grandfather.Alex shares how her Lola inspired not only the show but Alex’s love of musical theatre, her unique vocal approach to writing her one woman show, the development of the show, and the process of performing in the She NYC Arts Summer Theater Festival.Alexandra Palting is an actor and writer based in New York City. She is the performer, writer, lyricist and co-composer of 0874: A Filipino-American Love Story, a one-woman musical that tells the story of her grandparents’ courtship and immigration to the United States. The show premiered off-Broadway at the Connelly Theater during SheNYC Arts (Festival winner: Best Score) and was developed through The Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage residency.  She has performed her music at venues including The Lincoln Theatre and Merriweather Post Pavilion and has sung at venues from the swing clubs of Baltimore to the Vatican. Favorite acting credits include CATF, Olney Theatre Center, Imagination Stage, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, The Keegan Theatre, InterAct Theatre Co. and Shakespeare in Clark Park. Her on-camera work can be seen on "Law and Order," in independent films, and in productions for clients like Apple, the NIH, and Home Depot. Her work as an audiobook narrator can be heard anywhere from NYT Bestsellers at MacMillan Publishers to Microsoft. As a producer, she has raised over $60,000 for arts organizations that champion diverse voices and for nonprofits like Feeding America and RAINN that provided direct aid to vulnerable populations throughout the pandemic. She studied at the University of Delaware, RADA, and Harvard Online Business School. @alpal1210, alexandramariapalting.com.Show Links The Making of “0874: A Filipino-American Love Story” at the Kennedy Center: https://youtu.be/uyY5pHSDbOI Support the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
56:59 8/24/23
Director Brett Sullivan
Host Luisa Lyons chats with the London based Australian director Brett Sullivan - the director behind the captures of Love Never Dies, Billy Elliot, Miss Saigon, Newsies, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables for BBC’s The One Show, Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends, Waitress, and the upcoming Prince of Egypt, and Aladdin.Topics include the impact of AI in filming live theatre, filming for live broadcast, working with stage directors who are also film directors, the process behind setting up for a live capture, capturing footage for Here Lies Love, and what’s in the archive. Brett Sullivan is a London based Australian filmmaker. He is a founder and Creative Director at Steam Motion and Sound, located in London and New York (steammotionandsound.com). His work across the West End and Broadway for the world’s biggest producers and productions has redefined how to film live stage shows for the screen. His directorial and producing roles span commercials, trailers through to feature film captures. Productions include Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton, The Lion King, Billy Elliot, War Horse, Waitress, Newsies, and many more. Alongside the theatrical work Sullivan has produced music videos, tv specials and concert films for artists such as Michael Bublé, Ed Sheeran, Madonna, Phil Collins,, Natalie Merchant, Bette Midler, Josh Groban, Robert Plant, Bruno Mars and others.Learn more about the musicals and where to watch them: Love Never DiesBilly ElliotMiss SaigonNewsiesKinky BootsWaitressSupport the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
51:25 7/27/23
All Wigged Out
Host Luisa Lyons chats with Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, folk musicians, cancer survivors, and the creators and stars of the award-winning short musical All Wigged Out. Go behind the scenes with Cathy and Marcy as they share the story behind creating their original musical which tells the story of Marcy’s journey through breast cancer. The duo talk about why they chose to film the musical, the filming process, and the inspiring story behind sharing it with the world. All Wigged Out is available on demand on Broadway on Demand, Hoopla, Google Play, and on DVD via Amazon and Bandcamp. TWO-TIME GRAMMY® Award Winners, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer are an eclectic folk festival on their own terms. They have entertained the Queen of Thailand, been keynote singers for the AFL-CIO, performed at hundreds of folk festivals, appeared on the "Today Show" and on National Public Radio. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the guitar, five-string banjo, ukulele, mandolin, cello-banjo, and many other instruments. Their eclectic repertoire includes classic country to western swing, Django style jazz to old-time stringband and bluegrass, contemporary folk and original gems. While their versatility defies a brief description, perhaps “well rounded Americana” does it best. SHOW LINKS All Wigged OutCathy Fink and Marcy MarxerWHERE TO WATCH ALL WIGGED OUT: Broadway on DemandGoogle PlayHooplaDVD via Amazon and Bandcamp.Support the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
57:01 7/13/23
Jennifer Ashley Tepper and 54 Below
Host Luisa Lyons chats with Jennifer Ashley Tepper, theatre historian, curator, producer, and Creative and Programming Director of 54 Below in NYC. Topics include the joy that is Florida Thespians, the importance of theatre on TV,  New York City as a musical theatre campus, and going behind the scenes of 54 Below, one NYC’s hottest cabaret venues. Jennifer Ashley Tepper is the Creative and Programming Director of 54 Below, a position she has held for over a decade. At 54 Below, Tepper has curated or produced over 5000 shows. She is the producer of the musicals Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter, and Love In Hate Nation, projects that are part of a decade-long collaboration with the group known as Joe Iconis & Family. Tepper is the co-creator of the Bistro Award- winning concert series If It Only Even Runs A Minute, celebrating under appreciated musicals, and conceiver and director of The Jonathan Larson Project. She was the historian consultant on the tick, tick... BOOM! movie. As a writer, Tepper has authored four volumes of The Untold Stories of Broadway book series. Her other Broadway credits include [title of show], The Performers, Godspell, Macbeth, and The Parisian Woman.Show LinksLive from 54 Belowwww.jenniferashleytepper.com Twitter Facebook Instagram BroadwayWorld’s "Broadway Deep Dive with Jennifer Ashley Tepper" Untold Stories of Broadway SeriesAs an affiliate, Filmed Live Musicals may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases made through the following links at no extra cost to you.Vol 1: Amazon or Bookshop.orgVol 2: AmazonVol 3: Amazon or Bookshop.org Vol 4: AmazonSupport the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
57:45 6/29/23
Welcome to Tourettaville
Host Luisa Lyons chats with  playwright, lyricist, book writer and producer June Rachelson-Ospa and actor-director-choreographer and publisher C. Michael Perry about the musical Welcome to Tourettaville which tells the story of a young boy who is diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. Topics include the challenges of creating work based on real people, the power of theatre to inspire and heal, and the world of theatre publishing and licensing. June Rachelson-Ospa and Daniel Neiden have collaborated on musical theater projects which include Bollywood and Vine, Bully on You, Gone to Texas, Triangle, Rapunzarella White: A Fairly Fractured Tale, Stupid Wig, S.W.A.K. (Sealed With A Kiss), The Hotel Belleclaire, The Tempest, Trixie Shmoop, True Colors of Weedle, and Welcome to Tourettaville. June won the VSArts Award and have had their work performed at The Kennedy Center; Bergen County Players; The Midtown Children’s Musical Theater Festival; Bryant Park, and The Public Theater. June's individual songwriting experiences date back to work sessions with Doc Pomus, and The FUGS Steven Taylor. Her work has been recorded by Grammy legend Dr. John; Peppy Castro; Luther Kent; Jennifer Lewis; Shannon McNally and, most recently, VOICELESS, recorded for animal charities by Broadway stars Ann Crumb, Olga Merediz, and Judy McLane (www.Broadwayvoiceless.com). June was a “POG” for Godspell at Circle in the Square. Investor for the A Christmas Story the Musical (at the Lunt Fontaine) Madison Square Garden. C. Michael Perry was born in Colorado and raised in Chicago, but now lives near Bangor, Maine. He found the theatre in High School and has made a living in theatre, film and television since then. He has worked major network television shows, and as a High School Theatre teacher. He has played in front of live audiences from Chicago to Utah to Canada to Germany and Italy in various plays and musicals; and has received acting awards for many leading and supporting roles. He has served as Director/Choreographer for over 70 shows on the Community, Educational, and Professional level. He is a Composer-Lyricist with over 40 produced/published musicaSupport the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
60:45 6/15/23
The Golden Cage with Deborah Henson-Conant
Host Luisa Lyons chats with Deborah Henson-Conant, a truly gifted musician, artist, composer, and storyteller.Deborah shares the extraordinary story behind the intensely personal and beautiful new two-hander musical The Golden Cage. The musical was filmed live at the 2022 Off-Broadway “CreateTheater New Works Series” and is now available on demand on Streaming Musicals. Deborah Henson-Conant is a Grammy-Nominated composer & performer who combines stories and music in multiple genres from narrated concerts to song cycles, one-person musicals, operetta and musical.Her full-length music special “Invention & Alchemy” in collaboration with the Grand Rapids Symphony, appeared on PBS stations throughout the U.S. and received a Grammy Nomination for Best Classical Crossover album. She’s performed and premiered her works internationally with orchestras and venues including Pittsburgh Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Tacoma Symphony and Buffalo Philharmonic, Chicago Humanities Festival, Kennedy Center, Boston’s Lyric Stage and Central Square Theater.Her TEDx talk chronicles the development of the harp that’s named after her,  the “DHC” body-harp – an instrument that enables one to become a single performing unit with an electric harp.Show Links The Golden Cage: https://www.hipharp.com/goldencagemusical. Use  code GOLDEN25 for 25% off. Deborah Henson-Conant: https://www.hipharp.com/ Support the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
72:16 6/4/23
Kisses on a Postcard
Host Luisa Lyons chats with Dominic Frisby about the history and the creation of audio musical Kisses on a Postcard, based on Terence Frisby’s musical and radio play Just Remember Two Things… It’s Not Fair and Don’t Be Late. Described as “Oliver for vacee kids,” Kisses on a Postcard tells the story of brothers Terence and Jack Frisby who were evacuated from London to Cornwall during World War II. Dominic Frisby — comedian, composer, financial writer,  and son of Dominic Frisby — adapted Kisses on a Postcard into an audio musical during lockdown. Dominic Frisby is a British financial writer and comedian. He is the author of several books on finance and economics, including Life After the State, Bitcoin: The Future of Money? and Daylight Robbery: How Tax Shaped Our Past and Will Change Our Future. Frisby is a regular contributor to financial publications, including MoneyWeek. As a comedian, Frisby has performed stand-up comedy in the UK and internationally. https://dominicfrisby.com/Show LinksKisses on a Postcard: https://kissesonapostcard.com/ Original radio play “Just Remember Two Things… It’s Not Fair and Don’t Be Late”: https://ia903408.us.archive.org/33/items/terence-frisby-just-remember-two-things/Terence%20Frisby%20Just%20Remember%20Two%20Things.mp3 Kisses on a Postcard: A Tale of Wartime Childhood by Terence Frisby: https://amzn.to/42ZqUfe (as an affiliate, Filmed Live Musicals may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases made through this link at no extra cost to you)Support the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
70:54 5/18/23
Christian Cieri and The Humoral Funeral Parlor
Host Luisa Lyons chats with Christian Cieri about his new musical The Humoral Funeral Parlor on the Corner of the Street. Christian shares his journey to writing his first full-length musical inspired by The Little Shop of Horrors and Rocky Horror, the challenges of creating an original work from scratch, staging a reading, what it’s like to be an actor on the other side of the casting table, and why he chose to film the reading.The 2022 staged reading of The Humoral Funeral Parlor was filmed live at the TADA Theatre in New York and is now available to stream. Christian Cieri is a New York City-based actor, singer, composer, and lyricist originally hailing from the Jersey Shore. He earned a B.A. in Digital Media Studies with a Marketing minor from the University of Rochester, were he also received voice lessons through the Eastman School of Music. After graduating, Christian spent two years in marketing before deciding to pursue a career in theatre. On stage, Christian has performed the roles of Jack (Into the Woods), Barnaby (Hello, Dolly!), Eugene (Grease), and his all-time favorite role of Seymour (Little Shop of Horrors). http://www.christiancieri.com/ Show Links: Watch The Humoral Funeral ParlorChristian Cieri on InstagramThe Humoral Funeral Parlor on InstagramSupport the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
60:29 5/4/23
IFT Network with Jay Cruz
Host Luisa Lyons chats with Jay Cruz, entrepreneur, marketing executive, and CEO and founder of the Indie Film Theater Network, or IFT Network.Jay shares his journey to working in the world of theatre, IFT’s three pronged approach to streaming theatre - including a writing room, production and marketing, and streaming, and insights into the making of filmed theatre.Jay Cruz is an Award Winning Advertising Marketing Executive (ADWEEK: HBO 2010), and Customer Service Expert. He has produced Independent Films, Off-Broadway Theater, and Various Themed Shows and Live Events. As the CEO/Founder of IFT Network, Jay is dedicated to empowering Independent Filmmakers & Theater Producers around the globe. “My passion is creating new and exciting original experiences, while creating opportunities for diverse, and talented people.”Show Links: IFTNetwork.comTwitterInstagramFacebook YouTubeJay Cruz on LinkedIn Support the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
49:27 4/20/23
RIDE: A New Musical
Host Luisa Lyons chats with Freya Catrin Smith and Jack Williams, composers of RIDE: A New Musical which was filmed live during its run at the Charing Cross Theatre in 2022 and is now available to stream on Broadway on Demand. Hear about the show’s journey from workshop to fully staged production, how professionally filming the workshop helped in re-writes, the casting process, and what’s next for the two-hander musical! Freya Catrin Smith and Jack Williams are award-winning composers and lyricists, and founders of Bottle Cap Theatre. Their work focuses on telling female led stories and includes musicals RIDE (The Garrick, 2021) and THE LIMIT (VAULT Festival 2019). They are the joint winners of Aria Entertainment and ALP's Chamber Musical commission (2021).Their work has been performed at venues including: The Garrick, The Other Palace, The Roundhouse and The Leicester Square Theatre, and has been developed with drama schools including Central School of Speech and Drama and ArtsEd.In 2021 Freya received a Michael Grandage Futures Bursary and took up a writing residency at Norwich Theatre Royal.Show Links:Watch RIDE: A New Musical on Broadway on Demand.Listen to Freya and Jack’s first interview on the Filmed Live Musicals podcast.Learn about the history RIDE: A New Musical in the database.Bottle Cap Theatre: www.bottlecaptheatre.comBottle Cap Theatre on Twitter Freya Catrin Smith on Twitter  Jack Williams on Twitter Support the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
65:46 4/6/23
Mula sa Buwan
Host Luisa Lyons chats with Pat Valera, director and writer of the Filipino musical Mula sa Buwan (From the Moon). The original musical is a re-telling of Cyrano de Bergerac set in 1940s Manila.Pat shares his insights into the history of musical theatre in the Philippines, his journey to becoming a director, and the story behind the creation of Mula Sa Buwan! Mula Sa Buwan will be available to stream on demand with English subtitles March 24-26, 2023. For more info and tickets, visit www.mulasabuwan.com. Pat Valera is a director, playwright, dramaturg, and producer for the stage currently based in the Philippines. He is a recipient of the Carlos Palanca Awards for Literature, Aliw Awards, Asian TV Awards, among others. In 2022, he staged his musical ‘Mula sa Buwan’ (From the Moon) under Barefoot Theatre Collaborative — an adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac now set in World War 2 Philippines among young misfits, fools, and dreamers. That same year, the production embarked to create a proshot of the film which is now available for a global release.Follow Mula Sa Buwan on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Support the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
60:25 3/23/23
New Normal Rep with Jack Canfora
Host Luisa Lyons chats with playwright, actor, musician, and teacher Jack Canfora all about the creation of the virtual New Normal Rep, making online theatre, the importance of democratizing theatre, and more! John Lawrence "Jack" Canfora is an Award-Winning American playwright, actor, musician and teacher. After receiving his dramatic training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he began his career as an actor in regional theater, working mostly in Shakespearean roles such as Mercutio and Macbeth. He’s been hailed by the Associated Press as “White-hot Entertainment” for his off-Broadway plays including Poetic License, Place Setting, and Jericho, a New York Times “Critics Pick.” He was nominated along with Edward Albee, Elaine May, and Teresa Rebeck for The Newark Star Ledger’s Best Play, 2007. Jack is the recipient of two Edgerton Playwriting Awards, for Jericho (2010) and The Source (2018). He won the 2016 Webby Award for Best Writing in a Web Series. Jack is also the Artistic Director of New Normal Rep.Bonus Content! Access New Normal Rep’s virtual production of Jericho by Jack Canfora for free with code NNR2022 at www.newnormalrep.org/bonus. Learn more about Jack Canfora:https://www.jackcanforawriter.com/Follow on Facebook & Instagram.Learn more about New Normal Rep:https://www.newnormalrep.org/Follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Support the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
57:37 3/9/23
Brandon Powers
Host Luisa Lyons chats with choreographer, director, producer, and digital theatre artist Brandon Powers. Brandon shares his journey to becoming a choreographer/director, along with his fascinating insights into the integration of VR and live theatre, Musical Theatre Factory’s XR initiative, TikTok, and the future of filmed theatre. Brandon Powers is a creative director + choreographer who creates experiences across physical and virtual space. His work focuses on capturing liveness in the digital, building interdisciplinary communities, and shifting culture towards a more embodied future. His key projects include VR saga Queerskins: ARK (Venice International Film Festival), Frankenstein AI (Sundance Film Festival), and Duet (New York Live Arts). On TikTok, Brandon has grown a community of over 70,000 inviting audiences into the process of creating theatre and dance. He founded Constellation, an immersive strategy and production studio building engaged digital communities for theatrical properties. Brandon is a Creative Producer at Musical Theatre Factory, where he leads MTFxR, a program supporting XR musical theatre experiences. He has spoken on the intersection of arts and technology at the TCG National Conference, Verizon’s 5G Lab, Lincoln Center and more.Show Links: Learn more about Brandon: https://www.brandon-powers.com/ Musical Theatre Factory MTFxR: https://mtf.nyc/mtfxr/ 5th Wall Forum: https://www.5thwallforum.com/5wf-about Constellation: constellationtheatrical.com Medium Article: https://brandonpowers.medium.com/the-future-of-musical-theatre-is-on-tiktok-8ecb7ef660a1 Follow Brandon on social media: Instagram Tiktok TwitterYouTubeSupport the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
65:20 2/23/23
Spells of the Sea
In part two of our special on Metro Theater Company, host Luisa Lyons chats about the brand new musical Spells of the Sea with director Julia Flood and composer Guinevere Govea.Discover how the magical new musical transformed from a dorm room quarantine project to a podcast and then became a fully fledged state musical! Hear how the University of Texas facilitated the project, the challenges of creating new work in the age of covid, and how actor-musos helped to solve a tricky problem!The world premier of Spells of the Sea opens at the Metro Theater Company in St Louis on February 10, 2023. The musical will be filmed live during the first week of the run, and will be available to stream on demand February 16 - March 5, 2023. Purchase tickets here!Julia Flood has directed Digging Up Dessa, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus, The Hundred Dresses, Frida Libre, Bud, Not Buddy, Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, And In This Corner: Cassius Clay, Out of the Box, Talkin’ Trash, Afflicted: Daughters of Salem, Unsorted, and Say Something, Do Something! for Metro Theater Company since she moved to St. Louis to become artistic director in February 2014. Julia served on the national board of directors of Theatre for Young Audiences/USA from 2011 to 2019, and brings more than 40 years of experience to her role as artistic director of Metro Theater Company. Learn more at MTC.Guinevere Govea is an award-winning actress, writer, and composer from Austin, Texas. She is a recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in theatre and dance as well as a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Guinevere’s first musical, Trash! The Musical, was a semi-finalist for the O’Neil National Musical Theatre Conference in 2021. Her second, Spells of the Sea, won Best Original Script at the B. Iden Payne Awards in Austin. Learn more at www.guineveregovea.com and follow on Instagram. Support the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
52:59 2/9/23
Joe Gfaller & Metro Theater Company
In the first of two episodes featuring Metro Theater Company in St Louis, host Luisa Lyons chats with Joe Gfaller, MTC's Managing Director. Tune in to this fun and informative chat to discover:Joe’s fascinating journey from high school theatre to working for theatre and opera companies across the United States, How MTC fast forwarded their plans for streaming during the pandemic,Why and how MTC have worked to make productions more accessible to young audiences, and,MTC’s upcoming world premier of new musical Spells of the Sea which will be available to stream Feb 16 - March 5, 2023. Purchase tickets to Spells of the Sea here. Joe Gfaller joined the Metro Theater Company team in 2019. During his tenure to date, Metro Theater Company has seen dramatic growth in both its audience base and its donor base. In partnership with Artistic Director Julia Flood, he has co-led the company through its recent evolutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, from its virtual programming to its safe return to live performances. Prior to joining the MTC team, Joe received national recognition for his work in building young, diverse, and national audiences for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis during his tenure as director of marketing and public relations – and for expanding OTSL’s civic footprint as the producer of the company’s Opera Tastings series, through artist community tours, and the creation and growth of its Engagement + Inclusion Task Force. His career has also included roles with the American Repertory Theater, the Alliance Theater, and 7 Stages, and consulting projects for the National Blues Museum, the Utah Symphony, and the documentary film Flint: The Poisoning of an American City. He has directed over two dozen professional or university productions, including regional premieres by David Mamet, Caryl Churchill, and others. A graduate of Harvard University, he also serves as adjunct faculty at Webster University in the Arts Management and Leadership MFA program. Links: Metro Theater CompanyTwitter FacebookSupport the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
64:58 1/26/23
Nick Corston & STEAM Co.
Host Luisa Lyons chats with Nick Corston, founder of STEAM Co., a British non-profit that aims to connect kids with their art, and communities with their schools. In this inspiring and energetic chat, Nick shares what sparked his journey, creating the first online videos, and how he kept creativity alive during the lockdown. Nick Corston was recently chosen as one of the BBC's #100Londoners in their 100th year, for his work with children, creativity and community. Inspired by Sir Ken Robinson's life, work, and No.1 TED talk, Nick co-founded non-profit STEAM Co. that inspires and ignites creativity in children and school communities by helping them run creativity days.Lockdown saw Nick reinvent STEAM Co's innovative school community engagement model by live streaming events from a green screen studio he built in his family home.If you can spare a quid (pound) or a few dollars to help him 'Raise a Million Quids to Inspire a Million Kids’ do chip in here.  Links:STEAM Co.Raise a Million Quids to Inspire a Million KidsSir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk - “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” Tayo’s Road Awesome Short FilmSupport the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
63:07 1/13/23
Sheldon Epps
Host Luisa Lyons chats with artistic director, writer, and director Sheldon Epps. Mr. Epps shares what it took to film his musicals Play On! and Blues in the Night, how theatre on television influenced his own career, and why we must continue to film live theatre for television. Sheldon Epps has directed major productions on and off Broadway, in London and at many theatres across America. In addition, he has had an active television career helming some of the classic shows of recent years. He was the artistic director of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse for two decades, and currently serves as senior artistic advisor at historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. Mr. Epps new book, My Own Directions: A Black Man’s Journey in the American Theatre recounts his rollercoaster ride of a life in the theatre, with all the excitement and occasional anguish that come with the highs and lows. The author’s journey in the American theatre has been amplified by his experience as a Black man who has frequently been “one of the few,” “the first” or even “the only.”My Own Directions is available from Amazon and Bookshop.org (as an associate I may earn from qualifying purchases made through these links). Watch Blues in the Night and Play On!. Support the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
33:32 12/15/22
A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant LIVE! with Sean Pollock
Host Luisa Lyons chats with Sean Pollock, director, executive producer, and designer of the upcoming production of A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant LIVE! Sean shares what it was like being a child actor, working with ego driven directors, and the challenges of working with children. He also speaks candidly about prohibitive union rules, as well as the the difficulties of self-producing a TV LIVE production. A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant LIVE! was filmed over two performances at The 14th St Y in early November 2022. Watch A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant - LIVE! Sean Pollock is an NYC based multidisciplinary writer, director, designer, and teaching artist. Select directing/playwriting credits include: UP IN FLAMES (Annoyance Theatre Chicago), COWL GIRL (LIU Brooklyn), THIS IS A PLAY ABOUT NEWSCASTERS (Austin College, TX), THE BED SHOW (Philly Theatre Week), AMERICAN JUGGALO (Here Arts Center). Off-Broadway: A VERY…SCIENTOLOGY PAGEANT LIVE! (14th St. Y), TRUMP RALLY (Theatre Row). TV/Film: A VERY…SCIENTOLOGY PAGEANT LIVE! (IFT Network), THE OMEGA-3! A CLIMATE CHANGE MUSICAL ADVENTURE (Museum Of Natural History), WE’VE BEEN TRYING TO REACH YOU ABOUT YOUR CAR’S EXTENDED WARRANTY (NomadTV Festival, Global Shorts Festival), PROTECT THE PIGEONS FROM EATING USED CONDOMS (Absurd Film Festival, Red Film Festival, Global Shorts Festival). Training: Ithaca College, NTI, Directors Lab North, Directors Lab Chicago, Directors Lab West. He is currently a Norman Steinberg Scholar pursuing his MFA in Writing and Producing for Television at Long Island University Brooklyn/Steiner Studios, and the current Artistic Director/Co-Founder of Unattended Baggage. pollocksean.cominsta: @seanp_yo. Learn more about Unattended Baggage.  Follow Unattended Baggage on Instagram. Sponsor A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant LIVE! here. Watch the Feinstein’s/54 Below Concert on VimeoSupport the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
60:54 12/1/22
ProEnglish Theatre with Alex Borovenskiy
Host Luisa Lyons chats with Alex Borovenskiy, the founder and executive director of the ProEnglish Theatre and Drama School in Kyiv, the only English-language theatre in the Ukraine. Alex shares his experience of creating theatre in the middle of a war, how ProEnglish Theatre has adapted and continued to make new work, as well as collaborate with artists and theatres from around the world. ProEnglish Theatre is an independent theatre based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Following the Russian invasion into the Ukraine in February 2022,  ProEnglish Theatre has served as a bomb shelter, a volunteer center, and a theatre. Despite the ever present threat of war, the company has continued to create new work, collaborated with theatres and artists in Japan, Taiwan, and Australia, performed at Prague Fest with an adaptation of The Book Thief, staged Pro.Act Fest — an international festival, and continued to teach theatre.Watch the 2022 Pro.Act Fest for free on Scenesaver. Support ProEnglish Theatre at Patreon or make a donation via PayPal to proenglishtheatre@gmail.com. Visit ProEnglishTheatre.com, and follow on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Support the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
59:47 11/17/22
Velvet Determination with Cynthia Shaw
Host Luisa Lyons chats with Cynthia Shaw, an actor, singer, and classical pianist whose one woman show Velvet Determination is currently available to stream on demand. Tune in to hear about how Cynthia came to play the piano, music practice, the inspiration behind her one woman show, folding pianos, and the importance of making art. Cynthia grew up playing classical piano in a tiny Colorado town, but she was determined to achieve the keys to success by attending a prestigious New York City music school. In her autobiographical solo show, Cynthia shares tuneful tales of battling inner demons and nutty neighbours, hitting wrong notes, enduring hard knocks and meeting unique Manhattan characters who inspire, help and sometimes hinder her journey to Carnegie Hall, all illustrated by virtuoso live piano performance. Velvet Determination Spark of Creation Learn more about Cynthia  Instagram  Twitter Facebook YouTube Want to stay updated on upcoming musicals? Join us here! Support the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
73:00 11/3/22
of a Lifetime with James Jefferies
Host Luisa Lyons chats with James Jefferies, the writer and composer of the new electro-rock sci-fi musical of a Lifetime. Topics include James’ unusual path to staging a musical in New York all the way from Brisbane, Australia; how the show came to be filmed, and the myriad of influences that led James to writing an original musical. James Jefferies is an Australian composer and writer based in Brisbane. His original musical of a Lifetime has been performed in New York at Don’t Tell Mama, the 53 Above Broadway Comedy Club, and the off-Broadway Actors Temple Theater. The musical was filmed during its off-Broadway run and is now available to stream on Stellar.For more information visit www.ofalifetimemusical.com/. Show LinksFilmed Live Musicals database Stream on Stellar 53 Above at Broadway Concert Don’t Tell Mama Concert Cast RecordingSupport the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
59:05 10/20/22
Beyond the Back Row with Jim McCarthy
Host Luisa Lyons chats with Jim McCarthy, CEO of Stellar and author of the new book Beyond the Back Row: The Breakthrough Potential of Digital Live Entertainment and Arts, which explains the why, how, and what of online events.In this lively conversation, McCarthy shares the value of an English degree, how working in e-commerce led him to the creation of Goldstar,  how the company changed course in March 2020, the creation of theatre streaming platform Stellar, how the NBA can be a model for streaming theatre, the current theatre business model and how streaming can make it better, re-thinking bootlegs, and accessibility. Beyond the Back Row is available via Amazon and Bookshop.org (these are affiliate links and Filmed Live Musicals may earn income from purchases made through these links). Jim McCarthy is the Co-Founder and CEO of Stellar, the only full-service livestream partner for professional live entertainment organizers, committed to delivering premium interactive online shows to paying audiences around the world.For nearly 20 years, Jim was the CEO/Co-Founder ofGoldstar helping 10 million people go to Goldstar to discover live events nationwide for 5,000 live entertainment organizers.When the COVID-19 crisis shut down the live entertainment industry in March 2020, Jim led the charge to develop Stellar, to help producers create and sell high quality-live streaming events. In August 2020, Stellar started welcoming creators and audiences in beta. Since then, millions of people have live streamed a variety of shows available on the platform. In July of 2022, his new book, Beyond the Back Row: The Breakthrough Potential of Digital Live Entertainment and Arts, was released to help break down the why, how, and what of online, streaming, and hybrid live events.For more info and a full length bio visit Stellar. Filmed Live Musicals is the most comprehensive online searchable database for musicals that have been filmed live on stage. Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.comSupport the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
74:47 10/6/22