“Breaking Character,” a podcast that looks behind the curtain, taking you backstage and into the creative process of the arts and entertainment scene here in Southwest Michigan. Hosts Jeremy D. Bonfiglio and Paul Mow explore theater and film, music and dance, the visual and performing arts and more with those who create it, whether they are your friends and neighbors, regional stalwarts or professional artists just passing through.
‘Deck Our Hall – A GhostLight Holiday Benefit Concert’ and ‘A Steamed Nutcracker Year 5’; Breaking Character Episode 120
In this special holiday episode, Jeremy and Paul talk about "Deck Our Halls – A GhostLight Holiday Benefit Concert with guest Alyson Snyder at The GhostLight Theatre; and Lari Lawrence-Gist stops by to talk about The Citadel Dance & Music Center's production of "A Steamed Nutcracker Year 5," which takes place at The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College.
LMC brings “Exit Strategy” to The GhostLight; Breaking Character Episode 119
In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul sit down with actors Shane Blair, Brenda Matthews, and Landon Horne to talk about the Lake Michigan College's production of the Ike Holder play "Exit Strategy" being staged at The GhostLight Theatre.
TCP’s ‘Marjorie Prime’; CCFF’s ‘Flick of Treat’; LMC’s ‘The Deathly Hallows’ choral concert; Breaking Character Episode 118
In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul sit down with director Peggy Harrington and actor Susan Meadows to talk about the Twin City Players production of "Marjorie Prime"; pianist Larry Schanker and Coastline Children's Film Festival's Tom Allen discuss "Flick or Treat," a Halloween-themed film event at The GhostLight; and Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Chair and Music Director Kristopher Zook, to talk about "The Deathly Hallows: A Howl-O-Ween Choral Concert & Costume Party" at The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College.
NTAA’s Fall Art Hop; magician Mike Super at LMC; Breaking Character Episode 117
In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul sit down with New Territory Arts Associations' Nathan Margoni and Water Street Glassworks' Eli Zilke to talk about Friday's Fall Art Hop in the Benton Harbor Arts District; and magician Mike Super who performs this weekend at The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College.
May Erlewine at The Livery; Ernie Hudson helps LMC play; Breaking Character Episode 116
In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul welcome Traverse City-based singer-songwriter May Erlewine, who returns Saturday to The Livery to release her new album, "Second Sight"; and actor, producer and Benton Harbor native Ernie Hudson talks about assisting the Lake Michigan College theatre production of "Exit Strategy."
‘Resiliency’ exhibition opens at Krasl Arts Center; Breaking Character Episode 115
In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul sit down with Krasl Art Center deputy director and curator Tami Miller and Tasha Turner, the program director for Trauma Informed Initiatives at Spectrum Health Lakeland, to preview "Resiliency," an exhibition opening Friday that showcases the work of contemporary artists from across the U.S. who explore, celebrate and practice resiliency in their art.