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MSP 031 Bartie Awards

the MadStage Podcast

Release Date: 08/23/2017

MSP 053 Pellebon-Farewell show art MSP 053 Pellebon-Farewell

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Suzan and Buzz chat with theatre artist Dana Pellebon and say farewell to the MadStage Podcast after one year of hosting.

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MSP 052 Whitney Derendinger Artist Profile show art MSP 052 Whitney Derendinger Artist Profile

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Suzan and Buzz chat with theatre artist Whitney Derendinger about acting, his other theater work, and the big bushy beard he was growing at the time for an upcoming role.

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MSP 051 HJ Farr show art MSP 051 HJ Farr

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Suzan and Buzz chat with theatre artist HJ (Heather Jane) Farr about her adventures in theatre.

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MSP 050 Tony Trout Artist Profile show art MSP 050 Tony Trout Artist Profile

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Suzan and Buzz chat with Impresario and Theater Artist Tony Trout, best known for his leadership role in Are We Delicious? Tony talks about his passion for live theatre and the many hats he wears in the local theatre community.

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MSP 049 Ball Drop Blitz show art MSP 049 Ball Drop Blitz

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Buzz chats with Lead Producer Simone LaPierre and Director Suzan Kurry about Bartell Ball Drop Blitz 4, a co-production of Know Better Productions and Mercury Players Theatre.  "A group of writers, directors, and actors gather on December 30th to pick names, themes, and writing challenges out of a hat. Then – in teams – they create magnificent theatrical mayhem over the next 24 hours, resulting in an awesome New Year’s Eve production that’s the best end-of-year extravaganza!!! The Blitz is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get :) Proceeds will...

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MSP 048 Malissa Petterson Profile show art MSP 048 Malissa Petterson Profile

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Suzan and Buzz chat with Does Everything But Lighting Artist Malissa Petterson on this week's podcast.

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MSP 047 Harry Potter and the Pet Rock show art MSP 047 Harry Potter and the Pet Rock

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Buzz chats with Suzan Kurry (Hermione), Amy Rowland (Harry Potter) and Sam White (director) about Mercury Theater's upcoming production of "Harry Potter and the Pet Rock" at the Bartell. HARRY POTTER and the PET ROCK By Nick Schweitzer Directed by Sam D. White The gang from Hogwarts gets the holiday “panto” treatment! Loaded with slapstick humor, corny jokes, and silly song parodies, this original twist on the beloved tale of the boy wizard will delight kids and adults alike. Cheering for the heroes and booing for the baddies is strongly encouraged in this family-friendly holiday treat!...

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MSP 046 Jan Levine Thal KRASS Theatre show art MSP 046 Jan Levine Thal KRASS Theatre

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Suzan and Buzz chat with Jan Levine Thal about Madison's Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre (KRASS). http://krasstheatre.com/

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MSP 045 Twilight of the Golds-StageQ show art MSP 045 Twilight of the Golds-StageQ

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Suzan and Buzz chat with director Louise Stout and actor Gina Gomez about StageQ's upcoming production of Twilight of the Golds at the Bartell Theatre. Twilight of the Golds By Jonathan Tolins Directed by Louise Stout When David learns his sister is pregnant, he and the entire Gold family couldn’t be happier. However, using newly discovered technology, Suzanne learns her fetus will most likely suffer from the same condition as David, being gay. What happens next forces the entire Gold family to confront issues of bigotry, evolution and the limits of love. What would you do? Produced by...

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MSP 044 Express Yourself! Spring Awakening show art MSP 044 Express Yourself! Spring Awakening

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Suzan and Buzz chat with actors Zachariah Sterner and Easton Smith about Express Yourself's upcoming production of "Spring Awakening" at the Bartell.

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Suzan and Buzz dusted off their fancy duds and attended the annual Bartie Awards so they could chat with some of the winners.

  • Ariel LeBron (Best Choreographer co-winner; "The Nance")
  • Michelle Dayton (Best Prop Design; "Steel Magnolias")
  • Zak Stowe (Best Lighting Design - Evjue; "Die, Mommie, Die")
  • Edric Johnson (Best Actor in a Short; Barbara in "Crafty," Wrong for the Part)
  • Scott Albert Bennett (Best Lead Actor in a Comedy; Angela in "Die, Mommie, Die")
  • Whitney Derendinger (Best Supporting Actor in a Drama; Caleb in "The Whipping Man")
  • Tosumba Welch (Best Lead Actor in a Drama; Simon in "The Whipping Man")
  • Bonnie Balke (Producer of "August: Osage County," Best Production of the Season)
  • David Pausch (Director of "August: Osage County")
  • Gretchen Wheat (Sarah Whelan Award recipient)
  • Stacey Garbarski (Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy; Edith in "Die, Mommie, Die")