Interview with actor, Eric Presnall, of MAMMA MIA

Interview with actor, Eric Presnall, of MAMMA MIA

Eric Presnall is currently on tour with MAMMA MIA.  We had a fun phone conversation where we shared our love for travel and adventure.  However, he’s got me beat with seeing 50 states by the end of his tour.  An incredible feat, especially at a young age. The Playbill Collector (TPC): How did you get…

WEST SIDE STORY by San Diego Musical Theatre

WEST SIDE STORY by San Diego Musical Theatre

WEST SIDE STORY is a modern-day ROMEO AND JULIET.  It takes place in the mid-1950’s in New York City, in a blue-collar neighborhood.  The musical explores rival gangs, the Jets (Caucasian’s) and The Sharks (Puerto Rican’s).  Tony, a former Jet, falls in love with Maria who is the sister of the Shark’s gang.  The musical…

The Last Five Years Movie

The Last Five Years Movie

Movie musicals are making a comeback.  I’m happy to report that THE LAST FIVE YEARS jumping on that bandwagon was a fantastic idea.  The two person show created by Jason Robert Brown is widely known through the musical theater community.  It opened Off-Broadway in 2001 starring Sherie Rene Scott and Norbert Leo Butz.  It’s run…

Interview with actress Allison Spratt Pearce of MY FAIR LADY

Interview with actress Allison Spratt Pearce of MY FAIR LADY

  This past winter I interviewed Allison Spratt Pearce about her role in WHITE CHRISTMAS with San Diego Musical Theatre.  She is currently working on a beloved, classic, musical at Cygnet Theatre. The Playbill Collector (TPC): What’s your go-to audition song? Allison Spratt Pearce (ASP): I try to choose songs that are right for the show…

Interview with actor Nate Parker of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Interview with actor Nate Parker of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Nate Parker is preparing to play the part of Jesus in DOMA Theatre Companies, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, opening this February. We had a great phone conversation which led into chatting for over a half an hour about shows. The Playbill Collector (TPC): How did you get your start in theater? Nate Parker (NP): I was…

Interview with actor, Brendon Garrett

Interview with actor, Brendon Garrett

Brendon Garrett is a young actor from Encinitas, California who is now living in Los Angeles turning his passion of acting into his career.  He and I met at the beach over Christmas break to talk shop. The Playbill Collector (TPC): Tell me how you got your start. Brendon Garrett (BG): I didn’t start acting…

Interview with singer, Jennlee Shallow, of Dirty Dancing

Interview with singer, Jennlee Shallow, of Dirty Dancing

The National Tour of DIRTY DANCING is currently on tour around the United States.  It heads to San Diego in January and I was given the opportunity to do a phone interview with Jennlee Shallow who is one of the primary vocalists in the show. The Playbill Collector (TPC): How did you get your start…

The Nutcracker at the Civic Theatre

The Nutcracker at the Civic Theatre

Each Christmas my mom, sister and I like to attend THE NUTCRACKER together.  It is a tradition that we always look forward to.  Sadly this year my sister was not able to join but my mom and I had a wonderful time.  The night we attended was military night.  Each year the California Ballet hosts…

A Christmas Carol at Cygnet Theatre

A Christmas Carol at Cygnet Theatre

Growing up in Minnesota, seeing A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Guthrie Theater is a tradition.  With its lavish set, grand costumes and large ensemble; it’s a wonderful production and holiday favorite.  Now that I’m living in San Diego, I had to find a new production to see and the adaption that the Cygnet Theatre produced,…