Interview with actress, Allison Spratt Pearce, of WHITE CHRISTMAS

Interview with actress, Allison Spratt Pearce, of WHITE CHRISTMAS

Allison Spratt Pearce is excited to be stepping into San Diego Musical Theatre’s production of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas”.  This is the third year the show has been produced by SDMT but Allison’s first time being a part of the cast. The Playbill Collector (TPC): How did you get started in theater? Allison Spratt Pearce (ASP): My aunt was a Broadway…

Interview with choreographer, Michael Mizerany about dance show, HOT GUYS DANCING

Interview with choreographer, Michael Mizerany about dance show, HOT GUYS DANCING

Michael Mizerany is working on a new project that opens this January at the Diversionary Theatre called “Hot Guys Dancing”.   The Playbill Collector (TPC): How did the concept for this come about? Michael Mizerany (MM): Diversionary Theatre loves dance.  They had a series called “dance/theater” where choreographers were hired to create work inspired by…

The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse

The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse

Of course a week after I wrote “If I had to pick my top 8 shows lately…“, I attend THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at La Jolla Playhouse which blew the lid off! It should be noted that my mom and I attended Innovation night.  When we showed up, we walked into an elegant area…

Interview with actress, Sandy Simona, of LOST IN LVOV

Interview with actress, Sandy Simona, of LOST IN LVOV

Sandy Simona wrote and is starring in a multimedia-solo performance-storytelling-love letter called LOST IN LVOV.  It is inspired by her Russian-Jewish family.  Her parents immigrated to the United States and have many stories to share. The Playbill Collector (TPC): Give me some background about your family and how you got introduced to performing. Sandy Simona…

If I had to pick my top 8 shows lately…

If I had to pick my top 8 shows lately…

Last August I packed my bags in Minnesota and set out for a new journey in New York City.  I bought a one way ticket and decided to give it a go.  New York City was never a place I wanted to move but circumstances opened up for me to go there and I am…

Interview with actor, Brian Krinsky of ANYTHING GOES

Interview with actor, Brian Krinsky of ANYTHING GOES

Brian Krinsky is an actor based out of New York City. He has done a handful of regional shows as well as one other National Tour. Brian is currently playing Billy Crocker in the National Tour of ANYTHING GOES. The Playbill Collector (TPC): How old were you when you started performing? Brian Krinsky (BK): I’ve…

Bright Star at The Old Globe

Bright Star at The Old Globe

BRIGHT STAR is a new american musical created by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.  The show takes place in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina between 1923 and 1945.  Billy Cane is a young soldier who is fresh out of war.  He aspires to be a writer and meets Alice Murphy, an editor of…

Interview with Kurt Deutsch, co-founder and CEO of Sh-K-Boom

Interview with Kurt Deutsch, co-founder and CEO of Sh-K-Boom

Kurt Deutsch is the co-founder and CEO of Sh-K-Boom/ Ghostlight Records www.sh-k-boom.com along with his wife, Sherie Rene Scott.  Sh-K-Boom has recorded many Broadway albums including THE BOOK OF MORMON, IN THE HEIGHTS, PIPPIN, NEXT TO NORMAL, and so many more.  They have won Grammy Awards and received a Drama Desk Award  excellence in musical…

Gene Kelly: The Legacy at Moonlight

Gene Kelly: The Legacy at Moonlight

“Gene Kelly: The Legacy” was an evening with Patricia Ward Kelly.  She met Gene in December 1985 in Washington, D.C.  while she was writing a television special about the Smithsonian.  He was the narrator and host.  Interestingly enough, she was over forty years younger than he was and didn’t have a clue who he was. …