Interview with actor, Steven Grant Douglas

Interview with actor, Steven Grant Douglas

Steven Grant Douglas and I met in Minneapolis a few years ago in the elevator for an audition of one of my favorite musicals, AIDA. He had recently graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and was ready to conquer the Minneapolis theater scene. We quickly became friends due to our love for theater andContinue Reading

Quilters at Lambs Players

Quilters at Lambs Players

QUILTERS is a musical based on six women who settled in the American West.  The story unfolds by way of short vignettes.  The women are accompanied by a five piece bluegrass band. The set and costumes were period friendly.  All women wore boots, dresses and had their hair down in curls.  Most of the setContinue Reading

Floyd Collins at La Mirada Theatre

Floyd Collins at La Mirada Theatre

In January 1925, a boy named Floyd Collins went exploring a small opening in the ground which was known as the “sand cave”.  He was trapped there for several days and a media circus surrounded him.  I won’t spoil the end but know, this true story is gripping. The stage was small and crafted beautifully.Continue Reading

Interview with Assistant House Manager, John Ricca

Interview with Assistant House Manager, John Ricca

John Ricca is a theater enthusiast! We met this winter in New York City and had a blast chatting about various shows. We both share a love for AIDA and have strong opinions on what we think works and doesn’t work for theater; although we don’t always agree on what those things are. John isContinue Reading

Interview with author, Robert Blumenfeld

Interview with author, Robert Blumenfeld

Robert Blumenfeld is an actor, writer and dialect coach.  He has recorded more than 350 audiobooks and has acted in many regional and Off-Broadway shows.   The Playbill Collector (TPC): What is your background in dialect coaching?” Robert Blumenfeld (RB): I studied French as an undergraduate at Rutgers where I also studied German and ItalianContinue Reading

Broadway at The Broad with Adam Pascal

Broadway at The Broad with Adam Pascal

The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California is hosting a series called “Broadway at the Broad”.  This month, Tony nominated actor, Adam Pascal was featured.  Alongside him was Seth Rudetsky who was the host and pianist.  The 90-minute music and interview made for a magical night. Years ago, my family and I saw Adam inContinue Reading

Interview with actor, Jason Maddy

Interview with actor, Jason Maddy

  Jason Maddy is currently playing an apprentice painter in the Tony Award winning production of RED.  San Diego Rep is producing the piece as well as holding events tied to the show including; actor talk backs, a poetry slam, music performances, an art exhibition, meet the artists, and more.   The Playbill Collector (TPC):Continue Reading

Interview with Stage Manager, Sharon Strich

Interview with Stage Manager, Sharon Strich

Sharon Strich and I met years ago when we did Coast Kids Theatre in Oceanside, CA.  She and I both acted along with our siblings in countless musicals.  We reconnected a few months ago over a little theater reunion party.   The Playbill Collector (TPC): When did you decide to quit acting and start tech?Continue Reading

Interview with director/producer, Blayze Teicher

Interview with director/producer, Blayze Teicher

Blayze Teicher and I met this fall in New York City through a mutual friend.  She is a sweet, down to earth, young, director and producer.  We saw a few shows in the city together and I am excited to watch her career blossom. The Playbill Collector (TPC): What got you into theater? Blayze TeicherContinue Reading

The Who & The What at La Jolla Playhouse

The Who & The What at La Jolla Playhouse

Last February, La Jolla Playhouse started a new initiative called the DNA New Work Series.  This project was created to support new plays and musicals.  It brought in audience members to workshop pieces.  One of the plays was THE WHO & THE WHAT by Ayad Akhtar.  After the workshop, the play was chosen for theContinue Reading