15 episodes

Podcasting from New York's Capital District, Ellen Cribbs and Benita Zahn talk all things theater - why we got into this crazy, creative business to what's currently happening on stages locally and around the world. Join us as we interview guest artists in various theatrical fields every other week. The spotlight will shine on theater artists onstage and behind the curtain.

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Podcasting from New York's Capital District, Ellen Cribbs and Benita Zahn talk all things theater - why we got into this crazy, creative business to what's currently happening on stages locally and around the world. Join us as we interview guest artists in various theatrical fields every other week. The spotlight will shine on theater artists onstage and behind the curtain.

    Theater Voices and Staged Readings

    Theater Voices and Staged Readings

    Theater Voices provides free staged readings in the Capital Region. Tony Pallone and John Romeo join us to talk about Theater Voices' performance style, the unique experience of a staged reading, and what Theater Voices has coming up soon!

    • 31 min
    Oscar Chat - From Stage to Oscar Award Winner with Lights Camera Jackson

    Oscar Chat - From Stage to Oscar Award Winner with Lights Camera Jackson

    Jackson Murphy (Lights Camera Jackson), film critic and entertainment columnist, joins us to talk about plays that have been adapted into Oscar award-worthy movies. Hear stories about past Oscar winners and predictions for the upcoming 2020 Oscars!

    • 48 min
    New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA)

    New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA)

    Molly Hennighausen, Executive Director of the New York State Summer School of the Arts, talks about the amazing month-long intensive summer programs for theatre, ballet, choral studies, modern dance, media arts, orchestral studies, and visual arts funded through the New York State Education Department. High schoolers, take a look! Auditions are in January and February - http://www.oce.nysed.gov/nysssa

    • 34 min
    Frost/Nixon and Schenectady Civic Players

    Frost/Nixon and Schenectady Civic Players

    Benita and Ellen got a sneak peek at Schenectady Civic Players' fabulous production of "Frost/Nixon." Director Evan Jones joins us to chat about the real events behind the Frost/Nixon interviews and presenting non-fictional characters onstage.

    • 33 min
    Talkin' "9 to 5" and Schenectady Light Opera Company

    Talkin' "9 to 5" and Schenectady Light Opera Company

    "Workin' 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin'" - well, we're talkin' "9 to 5" with director Stephen Foust and actress Erica Buda Doran. Schenectady Light Opera Company (SLOC) presents this classic Dolly Parton musical January 17th - 26th. Hear about the show and community theatre at its best!

    • 32 min
    The Band's Visit and Ethnomusicology

    The Band's Visit and Ethnomusicology

    Ronnie Malley chats with Benita about his connection with the Tony award winning show, "The Band's Visit",  and all the amazing instruments he plays in the show, including a Darbuka, Frame Drum, Riq, and El Oud. This musician, ethnomusicologist, and teacher has fascinating insight about the impact of music.  In Ronnie's words... "music is the vehicle on which the story rides."

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

Fallenoffacliff ,

A pod by theater lovers for theater lovers

Ellen and Benita both clearly love the theater in all its aspects, from broadway to basement as it were. They play off of eachother very well, and their guests have been amazing so far. I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes!

Owensmitty75 ,

Such Gracious Hosts

I am proud to have been a guest on this podcast and can speak to the work of Benita and Ellen. They are such welcoming and interesting hosts. They make the conversation natural and easygoing. Unlike some podcasts, this one is barely edited, as the hosts have a firm grasp on the material they are exploring. Fun to be a part of and satisfying to listen to!

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