The Little Mermaid at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

The Little Mermaid at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

The classic Disney fairytale, THE LITTLE MERMAID, comes to life at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre. Ariel (the little mermaid) wants to be apart of the human world. When her father, King Triton, forbids her to go to the surface, she rebels and goes to see her aunt Ursula. Ursula makes a deal with Ariel to allowContinue Reading

My Fair Lady at the Guthrie Theater

My Fair Lady at the Guthrie Theater

MY FAIR LADY tells the tale of cockney flower girl, Eliza Dolittle, being transformed into an early 19th century London lady.  Dialect expert, Henry Higgins, is challenged to turn the lower-class girl into a society woman.  The Guthrie Theater does a superb job of transporting the audience to London in 1912.  Flowers and luminescent streetContinue Reading

Interview with Bob Katz

Interview with Bob Katz

Bob Katz, “The Folk Punk Woody Allen”, and his rascally mangos present “Quasimango, the Lunchbox of Notre Dame”, a one-man, ten-mango musical, in which our hero, a deformed mango, strives to win the affection of Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheerleader Esmeralda Kelly. As Esmeralda is traded to the never-winning Columbia University Lions, Quasi follows herContinue Reading

Interview with Catherine Hanna about “The City”

Interview with Catherine Hanna about “The City”

“The City” is an immersive performance experience that examines how New Yorkers connect and disconnect in the city.  The performance moves through realistic and symbolic theatrical scenes enhanced by film, dance, music poetry, beat-box, photography and design. The Playbill Collector (TPC): Who created the concept? Catherine Hanna (CH): Catherine Hanna and Jamie Roach TPC: HowContinue Reading

Spamalot at Moonlight  Amphitheatre

Spamalot at Moonlight Amphitheatre

If you are a Monty Python fan, you must see SPAMALOT at Moonlight Amphitheatre!  This cheeky comedy is sure to make your belly hurt from laughing.  SPAMALOT tells of King Arthur and his knights of the round table.  They head out on a quest for the holy grail and encounter many funny characters and objectsContinue Reading

Interview with actress, Julie Johnson

Interview with actress, Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson is currently playing Edie in the new musical CHASING THE SONG at La Jolla Playhouse.  We had a lovely phone conversation about the process.  Her Southern charm and kindness was infectious.  I can’t wait to see her on stage soon! The Playbill Collector (TPC): What was the process for getting started in CHASINGContinue Reading

Interview with dancer, Amanda Daly

Interview with dancer, Amanda Daly

  Amanda Daly is a company dancer at the California Ballet Company.  She is currently performing in SLEEPING BEAUTY at the Civic Theatre in downtown San Diego. The Playbill Collector (TPC): When did you first start dancing? Amanda Daly (AD): I took my first class when I was four years old. I have an olderContinue Reading

Interview with actress, Tricia Tanguy

Interview with actress, Tricia Tanguy

Tricia Tanguy is currently in the National Tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, a show she has done several times.  This fun loving, family friendly show is a great piece of theater that you don’t want to miss!  It heads to San Diego June 24-29th.   The Playbill Collector (TPC): How did youContinue Reading

Interview with author, Bill Wesbrooks

Interview with author, Bill Wesbrooks

Bill Wesbrooks has written his first book “Dramatic Circumstances”.  It is an invaluable resource for actors, singers, teachers, directors, and anyone else who knows and believes in the power of stories to inform and touch the lives of those who tell and hear them.   The Playbill Collector (TPC): How did you get your start inContinue Reading

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