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,…

My take on Peter Pan Live

My take on Peter Pan Live

I’d like to start by saying I think it’s incredible that NBC is doing live musicals on TV.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, last year “The Sound of Music” had 18.5 million viewers and this years “Peter Pan” had 21.8 million.  There was much discussion in my house about the show last night.  I didn’t…

Interview with Ryan Patrick Lingle of ELF

Interview with Ryan Patrick Lingle of ELF

Ryan Patrick Lingle is currently on tour with NetWorks presentation of ELF.  This is his second year with the production and he is loving the experience. The Playbill Collector (TPC): When did you start dancing? Ryan Patrick Lingle (RPL): I’ve been performing my whole life. I started through choir in high school which led me…

Anything Goes National Tour

Anything Goes National Tour

Hummable tunes, tap dancing and a gaggle of characters; what more could you ask for from a Cole Porter musical? ANYTHING GOES takes place on a luxury liner where passengers are leaving from New York City and heading to London. The cast ranges from sailors, entertainment workers, business men, public enemies and more. The cast…

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…