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Category: Darnelle Radford

MAMMA MIA, Here I go again!

On today’s podcast, Anne Brummell (Donna) and Laura Giknis (Sophie) stop by to talk about Walnut Street Theatre’s production of MAMMA MIA in Association with Riverside Theatre. This feel good musical with serious notes is bright and fun. What a great way to usher in the summer and many trips to the beach with ABBA hits like “Dancing Queen”, “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme” and “Super Trouper”. If the songs to get you, the megamix is sure to bring you on board. Stay Tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT MAMMA MIA

Put on your platform shoes, your feather boas and get ready for one of the most popular musicals of all time, Mamma Mia! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. This sensational production contains ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Super Trouper,” “Lay All Your Love On Me,” “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo” and more! Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good musical!

 

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://walnutstreettheatre.org

 

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100 Years of The Italian Market in 90 Minutes

On today’s podcast, Vincent Fumo drops by to talk about The Italian Market Project, an interactive play that explores historic Italian Market in realtime. This 90-minute adventure captures 100 years of a neighborhood exploring the culture that makes this location on of the most popular city destinations. Stay Tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT ITALIAN MARKET PROJECT

The Italian Market Project is an interactive play for small audiences of 8-10 people that is set in the historic Italian Market section of Philadelphia. Audience members will participate in a 90 minute adventure that takes them through the 100-year-old market, meeting the neighbors and learning about this diverse neighborhood. While participating in this site specific performance, the audience will be guided through the market, learning about its past present and future while experiencing its sights and tastes.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://italianmarketproject.com

 

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11th Hour’s World Premiere – BIG RED SUN

On today’s podcast, Michael Philip O’Brien stops by to talk about 11th Hour’s production of BIG RED SUN. Originally part of the Next Step Concert Series in the 2015-2016 season, BIG RED SUN is a world premiere in collaboration with writers John Jiler and Georgia Stitt. Stay Tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT BIG RED SUN

Come get swept away by a thrilling and beautiful score that weaves from Klezmer, to jazz and then on to rock and roll. This exciting, new musical follows a young man named Harry Daimler on his search for the father he never knew, a Jewish-American musician who died in France during World War II. As Harry uncovers the truth about his father, he begins to realize that in order to know who he truly is, he must first understand where he comes from.

ABOUT MICHAEL PHILIP O’BRIEN

Michael is a native Philadelphian and after graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2001, decided to return home and start 11th Hour. As a performer, Michael has worked at numerous theatres throughout the Philadelphia region and around the country including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Milwaukee Rep, TUTS, The Walnut Street Theatre, The Arden Theatre Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre,The Prince Music Theater, Media Theatre, Montgomery Theater and 11th Hour Theatre Company. Michael is a two-time Barrymore Award winner and is a five-time Barrymore nominee. Under his leadership, 11th Hour productions have fifteen Barrymore Awards and garnered 55 Barrymore Award nominations.

 

For more information, visit http://11thhourtheatrecompany.org.

 

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Hedwig…a reTheater Production

On today’s podcast, I am joined by Braden Chapman (Mimi ImFurst “Hedwig”) and Stephanie Kernisan (Yitzhak) at Ruba Club to talk about reTheater’s production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. With modern inflections, this production brings the dialogue up to date taking shots at the current administration and the local color of Philadelphia. Stay Tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

The groundbreaking musical that opened in 1998, became an unexpected his film and celebrated Broadway run, now celebrates its 20th anniversary as a cult-pop-culture phenomenon.  With its incredible score and hilariously heartfelt book, this 20th anniversary production  re-examines John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s explosive  rock musical with a fresh eye while paying homage to its iconic flair.

 

reTHEATER is a new non-profit theater company located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Our Mission is simple: to re-imagine great shows and to realize new ones.   Through the re-invention and re-examination of ideas we strive to create unique theater going experiences for our audiences.

 

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://reTheater.org

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