WMAN’s Rusty Cates (who also happens to be playing the Narrator in A Christmas Story the Musical) goes backstage with some of the cast to talk about the show, what brought them to the cast, and what the audience can look forward to this weekend!
Originally aired on iHeartMedia’s WMAN November 3, 2017 at 8:20 AM.
Meet Ryan Shealy, one of our newest staff members at the Renaissance. His job is all about making the audience experience great from start to finish. He tells us about his theatrical background, his new ideas for the Renaissance, and why he loves being a part of the team!
Renaissance Choreographer Shannon Maloney tells the story of how she ended up in the performing arts, how theatre is the same in New York, on tour, and in Mansfield, and what goes into choreographing a musical.
Performer, music teacher, and music director Kelly Knowlton gives some tips for nailing your musical theatre audition, shares some common pitfalls of auditioning, and gives some insight into what goes into the preparation for music directing a show.
Further reading on auditioning: http://mansfieldtickets.com/learn-more/blog/pro-tips-for-auditioning-for-theatre/
Richland Source reporter Brittany Schock gives us the scoop on Richland Source, solutions journalism, the infant mortality issue in our county, and the Listening Post that the Renaissance and Richland Source partnered to create and how it will be used.
Newly-appointed Mansfield Symphony Orchestra Music Director Octavio Más-Arocas glows about the jewel that Mansfield holds, his vision for the orchestra, and details his exciting plans for the 17-18 season.
Rick Springfield, performing at the Renaissance on September 15, 2017, is interviewed by iHeartRadio’s Charles Robinson all about his upcoming “Stripped Down” concert at the Renaissance. Take a listen!
Youth performers Kristin Kaufman and Tommy Secrist talk about their experiences performing and rehearsing with the MY Theatre cast of Disney’s “The Lion King, Jr.,” what made them audition, and what they’re learning through the process of bringing the show to life. See them on stage September 8-10, 2017!
Executive Director Chelsie Thompson gives the low-down on sensory-friendly performances: what they are, who they’re for, how we make them happen, and why we’re doing them, along with telling us the story of how she ended up at the Renaissance.
Read more about our sensory-friendly performances here: http://bit.ly/2u1vVrP
Director Kris Kyer tells us the story of his multifaceted lifelong career as a performer and glows about all of the great talent here in Mansfield as he talks about the upcoming production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
Renaissance President and CEO Mike Miller and Executive Assistant and Bookings Manager Linda Chambers spill the secrets of how we choose artists and shows to make up our season lineup. Plus, Mike tells us about his feature in Tiger Beat back in the ’70s, adjacent to one of the performers on our lineup.
Miss Ohio 2016 Alice Magoto and Miss Greater Cleveland 2017 Madeline Carter talk about their Miss Ohio experience, their childhood dreams of performing, and their upcoming production of The Little Mermaid at the Renaissance.
OhioHealth Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals President Jean Halpin and Speech Language Pathologist Logan Daup join Colleen Cook from the Renaissance to talk about the healing power of music and the arts, and how partnering with the Renaissance as the series presenter of the Mansfield Symphony is making our community a healthier place.
Brilliant storyteller and Music Historian Mark Sebastian Jordan joins us once again to share a few of the secrets of the composers and the tales of the pieces on the upcoming Mansfield Symphony Masterworks program. Listen to find out which composer a famous conductor thought should be “shot” for their innovative piece, and what the tie is between electronica and the Respighi piece.
Mark will be sharing many more of these stories at 7 PM on May 13th at the free Symphony Chat in the Ballroom of the Renaissance Theatre before the “Take Me to Your Leader” concert - join us!
The third candidate for music director of the Mansfield Symphony tells us about his Buckeye roots, the section he’s the pickiest about, and his vision for the Mansfield Symphony.
Kelby King talks with Colleen Cook about the importance of the arts, her artistic childhood, and why businesses choose to invest in the community.
The Renaissance “It Couple” Colton Penwell and Maddie Beer dish about Hot Mess the Musical, some of their funniest moments on stage, and why they love performing at the Ren.
An open marriage, a forgotten concerto, and a closeted composer… if you’ve ever thought for a second that classical music is boring, your mind will be completely changed when you listen to this week’s podcast with the brilliant Mark Sebastian Jordan as he tells some of the stories about the music on our next Mansfield Symphony concert. (Mark will tell more stories like these at Symphony Chat with Mark Sebastian Jordan - you won’t want to miss it!)
The second of three candidates for the Mansfield Symphony Music Director position, Octavio Más-Arocas sits down to talk about his love for music, what it’s like to be married to someone who is also a conductor, and tomato fights in this episode.
Condrea Webber, star of the upcoming production of Sister Act: The Musical, tells us the story of when she fell in love with performing, how she balances work, life, and singing, and we reveal our 2017 Summer Musical title!
Note: We had an issue with our audio on this episode, so the sound quality is a little sup-bar. Our apologies!