Arts, Theater, Conversation, Interviews, News & Other Interesting Stuff!


KT Sullivan - Cabaret Singer

Leo Talks with well-known Cabaret Singer KT Sullivan about her career in music. She is also the Artistic Director of the Mabel Mercer Foundation.

The Mabel Mercer Foundation is the originator of the NY Cabaret Convention held every October in NYC.


Backstage Buzz - The Brodgeport Theater Company
 

Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon

Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon in our studio tonight talking about their odyssey and careers in the theater.


Keir Dullea.org

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David Harris - Pianist, Teacher ,Conductor


Leo and Dolly talk with David about his career as a pianist, organist teacher and conductor.

More information Backstage Buzz - The Brodgeport Theater Company

David Harris Productions
P.O. Box 38202
Bridgeport, Connecticut
06605

www.davidharrisproductions.com


Connecticut Free Shakespeare


Eric Nyquis, Ian Eaton and Mark Friendlander who are cast cast members of Connectict Free Shapespeare's upcoming production of "As You Like It"


Backstage Buzz - The Brodgeport Theater Company

 

Connecticut Free Shakespeare



William F Brown and Tina Tippit - Writers, Comic Strip and Playwrights


William Brown is a writer, playwright, producer and comic strip creator. His work includes "The Wiz", the comic strip "Boomer" and much more.

Tina Tippit has a long career as a comic strip and TV gag writer, model and photographer. She has written for Imogen Coca, Earth Kitt, Johnny Carson and modeled for Oleg Cassini.

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Paul S. Timpanelli - Ring-Master PT Barnum Festival

Ring-Master of the 2014 PT Barnum Festival.

Backstage Buzz - The Brodgeport Theater Company

James Morgan - Artistic Director The York Theater Company NYC

Artistic Director at the York Theater Company. The theater is dedicated to showcasing muscal theater in it's many forms.



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Orin Grossman - Pianist, Educator and George Gershwin Scholar


Orin Grossman has been associated with the music of George Gershwin, lecturing and performing concerts of his song transcriptions, and classical pieces to critical praise around the world. Mr. Grossman graduated Magna cum Laude in Music from Harvard College and earned a Ph.D. in Music at Yale University.



Orin Grossman with Leo,Dolly
and the Kochiss Brothers

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Christina Crawford Author, Actress , daughter of Joan Crawford

Christina Crawford (born June 11, 1939) is an American writer and actress, best known as the author of Mommie Dearest, an autobiographical account of alleged child abuse by her adoptive mother, actress Joan Crawford.

 

Backstage Buzz - The Brodgeport Theater Company

Bart. P. Roccoberton - Professional Puppeteer

November 2013 - Bart. P. Roccoberton is the Director of the of the Puppet Arts Program at the Universirty of Connecticut.

 

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Dolly Curtis with Mark Graham

Marianne Horvath is a make-up artist for films, TV, and videos . She has done makeup for ESPN, WWE, NBC Sports Network, CT Magazine, corporate videos, Shinedown Music Videos and for many celebrities.

Dolly Curtis and Marianne will discuss how important make-up is to an actor playing a role or creating an image or character for the theatre, film or TV production. Marianne is experienced in make-up for film, TV, theatre, print media, and high definition, and weddings which all require different techniques.

Also on the program will be actors and directors from TV productions and commercials who will discuss their latest projects and how they themselves relate to the make-up used to make their characters come alive.

 

Backstage Buzz - The Brodgeport Theater Company

Leo Meyer and Dolly Curtis Host
September 2013

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John Cavaliere - Theater Owner & Operator of Lyric Hall
John Cavaliere is the operator of Lyric Hall, a restored Vaudville and movie theater in New Haven. The theater is an active small venue of a wide variety of events.


More information about John and Lyric Hall.

Backstage Buzz - The Brodgeport Theater Company

Jay Binder - Broadway Musical Casting Director - Binder Casting
JAY BINDER, C.S.A./Megan Larche, with Jack Bowdan C.S.A. and Mark Brandon, have cast more than 50 Broadway shows including the Broadway productions of A Chorus Line (revival), The Odd Couple, Butley, ...Virginia Woolf, Sweet Charity, Movin' Out, Urinetown, The Iceman Cometh, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Lion King, Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, Lost in Yonkers, Jerome Robbins' Broadway and Encores! Film: Dreamgirls, Chicago. Television: Once Upon a Mattress, The Music Man, Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Television. Seven-time Artios Award winner.




 Jay Binder

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 Leo Meyer and Dolly Curtis Host

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 Andros Diner Restaurant 651 Villa Ave, Fairfield Ct 06825 (203) 384-8176
ANDROS DINER & RESTAURANT
651 VILLA AVE, FAIRFIELD CT

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INTERVIEW GUESTS - KATIE SPARER & PETER BOWE


 Katie - is an active actor and voice teacher. She can be seen in many venues throughout Connecticut and off-Broadway.
 Peter - is a science teacher and wildlife sculptor who specializes in birds and marine mammals.



John Bonanni - Executive Director of the Warner Theater

John is the Executive Director of the Warner Theater in Torrington Connecticut. He has an extensive background in theater managment.

 

 

Backstage Buzz - The Brodgeport Theater Company

 



Leo Meyer and The Milford Players - Cemetery Club

The Orange Players are one of Connecticut’s longest running community theater groups. Members of the group will talk with Leo and Dolly about their show.

THE CEMETERY CLUB by Ivan Menchell - Directed By Leo Meyer
Jan 25 to Feb 02 (groundhogs Day)
High Plains Community Center
525 Orange Center Rd. ( RT. 152)
Orange, Ct.
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Pat Addiss - Producer of Broadway Shows
Pat Addiss is a producer of award winning plays both on and off Broadway: Little Women, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, Bridge & Tunnel, Spring Awakening, The 39 Steps, Passing Strange, and Promises, Promises, Housewives of Mannheim. She is currently producing the musical version of the iconic movie A Christmas Story .Backstage Buzz - The Brodgeport Theater Company

Michael Foley - Director of Communications of Harbor Yard Sports & Entertainment
Michael talks with Leo and Dolly about Harbor Yard Sports & Entertainment and his responsibilities booking events and being the Director of Communications. Harbor yard is the premium sports, music and events venue in southern Connecticut. Backstage Buzz - The Brodgeport Theater Company


Manny Kladitis - Producer of Broadway Shows

Manny Kladitis talks about his career as a producer of Broadway Shows. He has worked on over 50 Broadway Productions. Backstage Buzz - The Brodgeport Theater Company

BRETT RAPHAEL
Brett Raphael b Backstage Buzz
BRETT RAPHAEL is the CEO & Artistic Director of Connectiut Ballet. Their 31st season opens with a ballet production of ALICE IN WONDERLAND.Backstage Buzz - The Brodgeport Theater Company

Mark Lamos
Backstage Buzz - The Brodgeport Theater CompanyMark has an long and distinguished career at work in the theater as an actor and director. He is the Artistic Director of the Westport Country Playhouse.

Jacques Lamarre - Director of Communications for The Mark Twain House & Museum
Jacqueline Hubbard Backstage Buzz - The Brodgeport Theater CompanyJacques Lamarre is a playwright and has written for Hartford Magazine, Northend Agents and Connecticut Theatre Magazine.


Jackie Hubbard - Jackie is the Executive Director of the Ivoryton Playhouse.
The Playhouse has been an important part of Connecticut’s cultural landscape for 100 years. It was one of America’s leading summer showplaces, presenting a parade of stars such as Katharine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Tallulah Bankhead, Betty Grable, Mae West and many, many more.Backstage Buzz - The Brodgeport Theater Company

Mark Graham - Producer and Director for many local Theaters
Backstage Buzz - The Brodgeport Theater CompanyGraham is directing the Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Company” at the Westport Community Theater. He talks about the show and his interesting career in the theater and media.

David + June Walker Rogers
Backstage Buzz - The Brodgeport Theater CompanyDavid Rogers is an actor and writer of six Broadway shows. June is an author,singer and actress. On TV, she was featured on the Ed Sullivan, Steve Allen and Jackie Gleason shows and appeared in nightclubs as an opening act for Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole. She also has performed at the White House.

THE BRIDGEPORT THEATER COMPANY
  Backstage Buzz - The Brodgeport Theater CompanyMembers of the Bridgeport Theater Company talk with Leo and Dolly about their new show - "Lend Me a Tenor" that is currently running at the Downtown Cabaret.


KATE KATCHER
  Kate KatcherKate has multiple talents as an actress, director, writer and teacher. Her current projects include being the Artistic Director of StrayKats Theatre Company and in the cast of the Flagpole Radio Cafe.

The Albert Family - Singing at the Metropolitan Opera
 

Four members of the Albert Family have sung in the Children's Chorus at the Metropolitan Opera.The Albert Family

Backstage Buzz Host's Dolly Curtis and Joseph Kochiss talk with the Albert Family about their experiences performing in the Opera.

John and Jane Albert are in this video clip (left) of "The Cunning Little Vixen" performed at the Met from Avery Fisher Hall in June 2011.


Joel  Vig on BackstagebuzzLeo and Dolly talk with Steve Gaynes & Dr. Martha S. LoMonaco curator of the Fairfield Museum and History Center Exibition "Bravo! A Century of Theatre in Fairfield County". The program is on view at the The Fairfield Museum and History Center September 25 – March 18, 2012


Lucie Arnaz- Emmy award winning stage and TV star

Joel  Vig on BackstagebuzzMs Arnaz has received numerous awards and honors for her work since appearing in a recurring role on the hit TV program "The Lucy Show". On our program she will discuss her cabaret shows and update the radio audience on her busy schedule.




Joel Vig - Actor, Director and Musician

Working in the theater as a director, actor, writer and musician Joel created six roles in the award winning Broadway show Hairspray.

Joel is also the manager and creative director of screen siren Sinthea Starr.
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Gary Alan Wood - Executive Director of the Quick Center for the Arts


Gary Alan Wood

Executive Director of the
Quick Center for the Arts
at Fairfield University

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Hugh Fordin - Theatrical Producer and Recording Lable Owner

Hugh Fordin - A multifaceted career as an author, Producer in Film, Televsion and the theater. He is also the owner of DRG Records.

*Exectuve Producer of 2005 Ute Lemper: Blood & Feathers
*Musicals Great Musicals: (1996)
*1994 Meet Me in St. Louis:
*The Making of an American Classic
*1996-2001 Great Performances (TV series)
*Author of "Vocal Selections from 'That's Entertainment'"


ROBERT OSBORNE
Leo Meyer, Robert Osborne and Dolly via Skype As a journalism student who dreamed of becoming Hollywood actor, Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne landed in an ideal spot. He’s written several books about the Academy Awards, has covered Hollywood for newspapers and trade publications since the ’60s, and in his capacity as the face of TCM, Osborne has conducted interviews with just about every major star from the golden age of show business.

Michael Ross - Managing Director of the Westport Country Playhouse.
Michael Ross
Michael Ross has had a distinguished career in theater and is the managing director of the Westport Country Playhose. Ross was managing director of Long Wharf Theatre (1997-2002). He was general manager, and business and box office manager at Hartford Stage (1986-1996). Ross also served as program officer/project director at National Arts Stabilization, and worked with Baltimore Opera Company and Alley Theater, Houston and was an adjunct professor in Yale University School of Drama Theater Management Program.

STUART VAUGHAN - Artistic Director, Author and much more!

He also directed several productions off Broadway and for New Jersey Rep and the Riverside Shakespeare Company. He is a recipient of an Obie Award (1958) and a Drama Desk Award.

Stuart Vaughan was the Founding Artistic Director of the New York Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre New Orleans, The New Globe Theatre and Artistic Director of New York’s Phoenix Theatre.


THE ALBERT FAMILY - SINGING AT THE MET

Leo, Joe,A1,A1,A3,Jack,Dolly

 

All the childern in the Albert Family sing in the children's Chorus at the Metropolitan Opera. They have performed on stage at the MET in Tosca, La Bohem, The Magic Flute and many others.

On our progam tonight John, Mary and their parents talk about their experience and training working at the MET.

Co-host of this program are opera aficionados Jack and Joseph Kochiss.

 

 

Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus


Vincent Curcio - Author & Theaterical Producer

 

Vincent Curcio, a veteran theatrical manager-producer, is the author of Suicide Blonde, a biography of Gloria Grahame. A long-time car enthusiast, he divides his time between Union City, New Jersey, Paris, and the White Barn Theatre in Westport, Connecticut.

Leo and Dolly Talk with Vincent about his work at the White Barn Theater and his carreer as author.

Vincents Curico's Books
Suicide Blonde the Life of Gloria Grahame, Chrysler - The Life and Times of an Automotive Genius and a soon to be published biography about Henry Ford.


Bob Lasprogato / Ann Kinner - Westport Community Theater

Bob Lasprogado, Dolly Curtis, Ann Kinner and Leo Meyer

 

Bob Lasprogado is an actor, director, musician and WPKN host.

Ann Kinner is a very accomplished actress having worked in community theater, film and television.

Leo and Dolly talk with Bob and Ann about their work at the Westport Community Theater.

 


CAROL CHANNING - Broadway and Film Actress

 


CAROL CHANNING

 

 


BRETT RAPHAEL - Artistic Director and CEO of Connecticut Ballet.
Dolly Curtis, Brett Raphael Leo Meyer At the age of ten, Brett Raphael was chosen by George Balanchine to receive ascholarship to the of American Ballet. He subsequently studied with such masters as Stanley Williams, Hector Zaraspe, Valentina Pereyaslavec and Errol Addison in London and performed with the touring ensemble, Stars of the American Ballet, before settling in Connecticut. Link to Brett's Bio.




DAVID R. ROSENBERG - THEATER CRITIC
 David Rosenberg, Dolly Curtis, Leo Meyer in  WPKN Studios

 

Co-founder of the Connecticut Critics Circle with work that includes teaching English and Drama at several local high schools, as well as at Fairfield University. As a stage director, he has guided over 50 plays and musicals




MARY WIKOWSKI - CITY OF BRIDGEPORT LIBRIAN AND CITY HISTORIAN
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Bridgeport Librarian, Archivist and City Historian Mary Witkowski talks with our intrepid hosts about P.T. Barnum. Leo's show about the famous showman, "Barnum Tonight" is running at the "Quick Center for the Arts".


Tom Zingarelliis - Managing Director of the Quick Center Arts



Tom is the Managing Director of the Regina Quick Center for the Performing Arts at Fairfield University. He has been at the helm of the Quick Center since its inception. Tom also is part of the teaching department in the theatre arts program at Fairfield University.
 
Mr Zingarelli is a founding member of the Theatre Arts Workshop in Norwalk.
 
Leo Meyer and Dolly will be discuss with Tom Zingarelli his role of playing PT Barnum in the upcoming play reading at the Quick Center in August. 
 

Carol Ann Maxwell - Choir Director & Conductor

 

Artistic Director of the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut. Dr. Maxwell is also Director of Choral and Liturgical Music for Fairfield University.

More information about Dr Maxwell




Tom Reilly & Rob Lynch - Local Warming (Film)

Dolly Curtis, Rob Lync,Tom Reilly and Leo Meyer

Dolly Curtis and Leo Meyer discuss the makings of the film 'Local Warming' with Producer Tom Reilly and Musician, Rob Lynch.

The humorous film directed by Reilly tells the story of a music teacher who sets out to convince her friends and neighbors that they can make a difference in Global Warming by changing their behavior on the local level.

More information about Local Warming.



Misty Rowe, Steve Rossi and Joy Franz - "FANDANCE"



Theater Legends Misty Rowe, Steve Rossi and Joy Franz talk about "Fandance".

Currently running at the Downtown Cabaret Theater, "Fandance", written by Ms. Rowe is a musical about the life of burlesque Artist Sally Rand.


Troupers Light Opera Company
Troupers Light Opera Company



Jim Cooper and Shawn Amdur of the
Troupers Light Opera Company
talk about their April 2010 production
of Gilbert and Sullivans "Gondoliers".






Kevin Connors & Jim Schilling of MTC

Jim and Kevin talk with Leo and Dolly about their Musical Theater of Connecticut. The programs that they run in Westport providing high quality arts education and professional musical theater.








Psychic Investigator James Myers



James Myers is the founder of The East Coast Paranormal Police.  He goes by the handle of '826 Paranormal' and is sought out by local historical groups and others interested in the areas' legendary history with the supernatural .

He holds the keys and is an expert on the local theater haunts in Bridgeport.


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Lorraine Warren - Psychic Researcher



Recognized as one of the leading psychic researchers in the world, Lorraine Warren is a New England legend, and has been called "America's Top Ghost Hunter."


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Jane Bergère - Broadway Producer

Jane's a successful Broadway producer whose work many award winning shows. She has also been the artistic director of Connecticut’s Broadway Theatre, producing more than 50 musicals. As actress, performed on Broadway, regionally and on television.
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--Michael Yeargan - Theatrical Set Designer


Michael Yeargan is an American Tony and Drama Desk Award winning set designer for theatre and opera. He's a professor of Stage Design at the Yale School of Drama and has designed for opera companies all over the world, including the Washington Opera and the Dallas Opera._


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Carol Clapps - Darien Arts Center



Carol Clapps

Man of La Mancha
at Darien Arts Center

Carol Clapps + Cast Members talk with Leo And Dolly about the Darien Arts Center’s Cabaret theatre production of The Man of La Mancha.

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Michael P. Price - Goodspeed Opera House




Michael P. Price

Executive Director of the Goodspeed Opera House






Dino Ciaburri


Dr. Ciaburri is an educator , conductor and musical director for the The Nutmeg Symphony Pops Orchestra.



Connecticut Free Shakespeare

Connecticut Free Shakespeare

Bert Garskof and Nina Laura
talk about their work at
Connecticut Free Shakespeare with Summertime Performances at the Beardsley Park Zoo and the Guilford Green



Leo and Dolly talk with

Mark Rozzano

Assistant Producer
Disney's Beauty and the Beast


 Dolly and Leo talk with Film
and Theater Critic Joe Meyers.

 
Read "Joe's View" in the Connecticut Post

Cici Hunt and Carole Claps - FAMILY

 


The Darien Arts Center

Cici Hunt and Carole Clapps

talking about the Darien Arts Center Cabaret world premiere of their new Musical 'FAMILY'

More information about this show




Patrice Munsel

American coloratura soprano & former star of the Metropolitan Opera.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Maureen Hamill - Vocalist & Cabaret Singer

 

Maureen Hamill has a career of many hats. She's produced theatrical productions, runs a summer camp and is a well-regarded cabaret singer. Recent credits include performances at the legendary NYC Tavern on the Green.



Irene Backalenick - Theater Critic Connecticut Post and...

 
Irene, Leo and Dolly


 Irene covers theatre for many national and regional publications. She has a Ph.D.in theatre criticism from City University Graduate Center. Her book "East Side Story --Ten Years with the Jewish Repertory Theatre" won a first-place national book award in history. Other awards in journalism and theatre criticism include a New York Times Publishers Award.

WEBSITES - Connecticut Critics Circle

---------------- - New York Theater Scene


Joseph Volpe - Former Director of the Metropolitan Opera

 

Mr. Volpe began his career with the MET as an apprentice carpenter in 1964. He became the general Manager of the Met in 1990 and was the first head of the Metropolitan Opera to advance from within the ranks of the companies management.

He is the author of The Toughest Show on Earth" a memoir of his career working at the NY Metropolitan Opera.

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Spinning Wheel Inn Christmas Show and Banquet
 
 Leo and Dolly talk with the cast of the Spinning Wheel Inn Christmas Theater Banquet Show. This is a long running holiday extravaganza being performed at the Spinning Wheel Inn for the holiday season. More information and directions call 203-938-2511.

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Steve Scarpa of Long Warf Theater

On the October Buzz... Leo and Dolly's guest will be Long Warf Theater's Promo Major Domo, Steve Scarpa. They'll be talking about the up and coming season at Long Warf Theater.


James Miron Mayor of Stratford, Connecticut

Mayor Miron will talk about the restoration of Stratford's Shakespeare Theater, his role in the process and the State of the Arts in Stratford



Anne Keefe - Artistic Director

Anne Keefe


Ms. Keefe was the Artistic Director of the Westport Country Playhouse . She's had long and distinguished career as an Artistic Director and Stage Manager. For more information about Anne Keefe and the Westport Country Playhouse please visit their website.


BACKSTAGE BUZZ SPECIAL REPORT
 Dolly Curtis interviews Carmine Grippo


Dolly Curtis interviews Carmine Grippo from the cast of "She Love You". The Beatles Multimedia showcase running at the Downtown Cabaret Theater.

 


Charles Wade - Musical Director - Accompanist
Charles Wade


A musical director, accompanist, teacher and vocal coach for over twenty years. He is equally at home in musical theatre, as well as classical, contemporary and liturgical music. Charles has been the musical director for over seventy productions throughout the United States. .

Originally from Baltimore, Charles is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory’s Preparatory School, Furman University and Towson State University. He studied piano with Mary Winchester, Ruby Morgan and Ernestine Smith; conducting with Bingham Vick and Vincent Lawrence; and musical theatre and vocal coaching with Karen Gustafson, the first woman to conduct on Broadway. He met Ms. Gustafson when they were on the faculty of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan.

Charles now lived in Bridgeport where he taught piano coached singers on audition and song preparation. He is also the Music Director/Organist for the Golden Hill United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. You could often see Charles with his dachshunds as they take him for a walk around St. Mary’s by the Sea


Sergei Sikorsky - Aviation Historian - SPECIAL BROADCAST
 Sergei Sikorsky
Dolly Curtis interview's Sergei Sikorsky, son & biographer of Igor Sikorsky.

It's a fascinating interview about the life of this legendary aviation pioneer and inventor of the Helicopter!

You can learn more about Igor Sikorsky at the Sikorsky Archives.
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Joanne Rochman - Drama Critic
Joanne Rochman

Ms Rochman is an an active member of The American Theatre Critics Association and a founding member of The Connecticut Critics Circle.

Her reviews and writing appear in Acron /Hometown's many newspapers and she is the managing editor of Theatre CT magazine.

 



Fran & Gary Scarpa - Center Stage Theater Shelton, CT.


Dolly and Leo interview the operators of this popular Shelton community theater , Center Stage.

Center Stage a non-profit
theatre and intimate
performance space that presents plays,
musicals and cabarets.

More information about Center Stage can be found on their website.
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Richard P. Pheneger & Tom Holehan - SQUARE ONE Theater


Tom Holehan & Richard P. Pheneger are the operators of "Square One" Theater in Stratford Connecticut.

Richard P. Pheneger is the Manager of the theater. Tom Holehan is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of this popular communty theater.

More information about Square One and their educational programs can be found on their web-site.


Gustav Meier - Conductor

Gustav Meier

Conductor & Musical Director of the Bridgeport Symphony


Kier Dullea & Chiton Ryan - Theatre Artists Workshop

Founded by 1983 TAW is place where theatre professionals can hone their craft, stretch creative muscles, experiment, develop new plays, work with and get feedback from fellow actors, writers and directors.

Founder Kier Dullea & Chiton Ryan talk about The Theatre Artists Workshop.

 


Lou Ursone - Theater Director - Jan 20 2008


Lou Ursone




Lou Ursone is the director of
Curtain Call Theater in Stamford.

DOLLY AND LEO TALK WITH

LOU URSONE


Jacque D'Ambroise - Ballet and Film




Recognized as one of the finest classical dancers of our time, Jacques d’Amboise now leads the field of arts education with a model program that exposes thousands of school children to the magic and discipline of dance. In 1976, while still a principal dancer at the New York City Ballet, Mr. d’Amboise founded the National Dance Institute in the belief that the arts have a unique power to engage and motivate individuals towards excellence.

Mr. d’Amboise has appeared in films, including Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Carousel, The Best Things In Life Are Free, Watching Ballet, the movie version of Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the Disney film, Offbeat.


Max Wilk - Author

Max has was a pioneer writer and producer of live television. He's also worked and written about comedy, film and the theater. In this program he talks about how his interest in the theater developed over time from his early day with Irving Berlin's WWII show " This is the Army". He tells stories and chronicles events that became popular culture or the subjects of his many books.


Judith Abrams- Theatrical Producer

Judith Ann Abrams is an award winning Broadway producer who's credits include:

    • Anne Get Your Gun
    • Chita Rivera - A dancers Life
    • Spring Awakenings
    • This Pixie Judy Show


"Pixie" Judy gives the inside scoop about what it takes to put a Broadway Show together.



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