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Chelsea Johnson is a performer and lifestyle entrepreneur who has a passion for connecting with people and helping them find their light. Cue to Cue is a space where artists openly share their experiences. The goal of the podcast is to create an environment where people can come to be inspired, encouraged to take risks with their creativity and embrace their authenticity.
Learn more at http://www.thisischelseajohnson.com

Cue To Cue: The Performers' Podcast Chelsea Johnson

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Chelsea Johnson is a performer and lifestyle entrepreneur who has a passion for connecting with people and helping them find their light. Cue to Cue is a space where artists openly share their experiences. The goal of the podcast is to create an environment where people can come to be inspired, encouraged to take risks with their creativity and embrace their authenticity.
Learn more at http://www.thisischelseajohnson.com

    Ugh! I Hate Promoting Myself

    Ugh! I Hate Promoting Myself

    Do you hate promoting yourself and you work as an artist? I get it. I used to have all sorts of “head junk” around self-promotion. I used to have all of the thoughts “I don't want to bother anyone”, “no one is going to come anyway”, These thoughts I used to your think. It was really just to keep me playing small so I didn't have to level up. Then I actually worked in sales and got to see how it actually works and it totally changed everything!  
    If you get weird about getting yourself out there! Today's episode is for you! Let's get you going and unstuck! 
    Connect with Chelsea!
    FB: @thisischelseajohnson
    I: @thisischelseajohnson
    T: @thisischelseaj

    • 10 min
    Matthew Bradley: Canada Loves Australia: An Evening To Help Our Neighbours Down Under

    Matthew Bradley: Canada Loves Australia: An Evening To Help Our Neighbours Down Under

    Have you are ever thought that you are not doing enough to address social issues? That simply "clicking to donate" was no longer going to cut it?
    This week Singer/Actor/Host, Matthew Bradley, is joining the conversation on Cue To Cue! Matthew will walk us through on what inspired him to create the fundraiser "Canada Loves Australia: An Evening To Help Our Neighbours Down Under" and the overwhelming response he received for this creative idea to help the Australian Red Cross.
    In this episode:
    Connecting with the community through fundraisers The obligation of artists to tell the truth for social change Importance of setting goals and creating good habits How to overcome insecurities, self-doubt, and fear of failure Making auditions more comfortable A little about Matthew:
    A Toronto Born Host, Singer, Actor, Writer and first time producer, Matthew has been entertaining people on stage and off for over 10 years.
    A graduate of Randolph College For The Arts, Matthew has worked all over the world performing in musicals, plays, films and TV. His favourite musical credits include the World Premiere cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Eltons “The Boys in the Photograph” with Mirvish, “Rocky” with Drayton Entertainment and “Rock of Ages” with Stage West Calgary.
    Matthew also hosts numerous independent wrestling shows across Ontario. He can most regularly be seen on “Junction City Wrestling” on Youtube.
    Follow Matthew!
    Facebook: @matthewwilliamscottbradley
    For Reservations Call! 
    416- 792- 8725
     

    • 54 min
    Bruce Dow: How To Overcome The Desire To Seek Validation Through Your Craft

    Bruce Dow: How To Overcome The Desire To Seek Validation Through Your Craft

    This week Actor/Director/Theatre Educator is joining the conversation on Cue To Cue! Bruce reminds us that there are things we can't control and we need to focus on the things that we can. He will share the importance of Pleasure, Prestige and Pay in how he controls his life as an artist.
     
    How do you deal with change?
     
    Learn to let go and accept change! Life gets messy, and it's ok. Maybe this is just your path of becoming what you're supposed to be. 
     
    This is a must-listen episode!
     
    Born in Seattle, raised in Vancouver, Bruce is best known as an actor who has appeared on stages from coast-to-coast across North America.  His stage career has spanned over 30 years and includes 5 featured roles on Broadway; 12 seasons in leading roles at the Stratford Festival; 2 Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Best Actor & Best Actor Musical) for his work with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - the world’s oldest and largest LGBTQ+ theatre; a Toronto Theatre Critic’s Award; a Helen Hayes Award nomination (Washington, D.C.) and 2 Helen Hayes Award ensemble/production wins.  
     
    His career on the small screen includes voicing roles on hit animated series such as Total Drama Island, The Busy World of Richard Scary, Hotel Transylvania, and the up-coming Powerbirds for the new NBC/Universal Kids Network.  He has appeared (as a live person) on multiple episodes of The Rick Mercer Report”, The Strain, Anne with an E, and Murdoch Mysteries.
     
    A graduate of the University of British Columbia with both a BFA in Acting, and an MFA in Directing, minor in Theatre History, Bruce has made a point of teaching at colleges and universities near every theatre at which he has performed, including UCSD, The Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University, the University of Calgary, the University of Alaska at Anchorage, among others.  He has taught at The National Theatre School, The University of Western Ontario, Centennial College, and The Randolph College for the Performing Arts. He is the Director of the Academy for Young Actor Training with The Festival Players of Prince Edward County (Artistic Director, Graham Abbey.)
     
    Bruce is a produced composer/lyricist/librettist of musicals:  B!TCH ISLAND, the musical! just swept the Hamilton Fringe Festival Awards, winning Best of Fringe, Critics Choice, Audience Choice, and Best of Venue.  Hard Hats, The Musical! was produced at Lunchboxtheatre, Calgary, and The Lighthouse Theatre Festival, while  Wilde Tales was workshopped the Shaw and Stratford Festivals and then given a full production in Pittsburgh at the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre Company.  Bruce, at present, has 3 new works in development with major theatres across North America. 
     
    A member of The Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs,  he is a major proponent of cabaret performance in Canada. His work as a solo artist can be heard on his two recordings of cabaret music:  Keepin’ Out of Mischief,  Lucky to Be Me, and a newly released compilation album The Best of Bruce Dow - available on iTunes. 
     
    Follow Bruce!
     
    www.brucedow.com
    T: @DowBruce 
    I: @dowBruce

    • 47 min
    Gary Borden: Bring Your Heart To The Hustle

    Gary Borden: Bring Your Heart To The Hustle

    Gary Borden is in the house!! I knew Gary was an amazingly talented musician with a hustle like no other. What I didn’t know about Gary was what an incredibly kind soul he is. From our first conversation on the phone, I knew we were going to have a great discussion on creativity, the entertainment industry, process, and matters of the heart.
    One of my favourite moments of the interview was listening to Gary talk about his brother and how he valued their relationship and considered him to be his mentor as a musician. Truly inspiring and heartwarming episode on Cue To Cue this week!
    Come join the conversation!  Have a listen!


    A little About Gary:
    Born in Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada, Gary was the youngest of three children. His family later moved to Dryden Ontario, where he attended Dryden High School. His parents were both musicians and started the family band “The Bordens”. 
    Being the son of musicians, music was one of Gary’s earliest passions.  By the time Gary was 8 years old he was drumming in the Borden band and a few years later they released their first album.  Gary started playing guitar at age 15. Some of his early influences include Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Jeff Beck, Brian May, and Albert Lee.
    His formal education included studies at G.I.T. in Hollywood, California and after graduating, Gary moved to the Toronto area, where he began to establish a career as a freelance musician.  Gary is a talented songwriter and producer.  He has written music for many film and t.v. shows and has produced songs and albums for indie artists to Sony Nashville Songwriters.
    Gary won second place in an international guitar playing contest sponsored by Fender/G.I.T./Eric Clapton.
    He has also hosted  instructional seminars supported by Boss/Roland and Charvell Jackson Guitars.
    Gary has played live with artists such as TORONTO, Sass Jordan, HELIX, The Guess Who, Ray Lyell And the Storm.  He has also shared the stage with Johny Lang,Tanya Tucker, Humble Pie, Rascal Flatts, Barbara Mandrell, Loverboy, Eddie Money, Gowan, Lonestar ,Brian White, LeAnn Rimes, Nazareth, April Wine, Peter Frampton, Honeymoon Suite, Headpins, Platinum Blonde, David Wilcox, Stampeders, Doc Walker, The Roadhammers, Grand Funk, Lee Aron, Lighthouse, Harlequin, The Kings,Sloan,Trooper, and Phil Naro.
    Gary's original project  Blood of VanGogh (BOVG) is named after his great-great-uncle Vincent VanGogh.
    BOVG received incredible reviews from around the world after their debut album was released in 2013.
    After a lineup change, Blood of VanGogh has been releasing their second album one song at a time, with video.
    In 2018, the first video single “LIES” featuring Ronny Munroe (Metal Church, Trans Siberian Orchestra) was selected by ten Film Festivals, receiving Gold, Silver, Award of Acknowledgement. Expect to hear more special collaborations on the next singles… 
    The instrumental album “Chasing A Dream” on which he collaborated with Nashville drummer Rory Faciane was released in 2015 by Tangerine Music Group. The album consists of 8 tracks and is available on itunes.
    Gary continues to be an in-demand studio and live musician and is currently recording and writing for numerous projects.
    Connect with Gary!
    Facebook: Gary Borden
    Instagram: @vangoghblood
    Twitter: @vangoghblood

     

    • 1 hr
    I Loved It!... And I Wanted To Cry The Whole Time

    I Loved It!... And I Wanted To Cry The Whole Time

    Today we are shaking things up on Cue To Cue! I am bringing the creative team from Songs Songs For A New World on To do a post mortem of the process of putting up the production. Joining us are: Matt Lacas (Co-producer/co-director), Meredith Busteed ( Co-producer/Choreographer/Cast member), Quinton Naughton ( Musical Director) and Me! ( Co-producer, Co-director/Cast member).
    It is so rare as performers that we are a part of this process. The lights go down, and as performers, we go on with our lives or onto the next project. But for the creative team, some of the most valuable lessons are in the discussion afters he project comes to a close. This is where a lot of growth occurs.
    So why share? What do these talks have to do as a performer? EVERYTHING! I am a huge believer that the more you can understand everyone’s roles in the project you are working on a better collaborator, communicator, and ultimately a better artist.
    Connect with Cue To Cue!
    F: @thisischelseajohnson
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    T: @thisischelseaj
     

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Top 6 Most Powerful Lessons Of 2019!

    Top 6 Most Powerful Lessons Of 2019!

    What a year!! Lots a growth over here!! You?!
    I am sharing with you the BIGGEST things that were lessons for me in 2019 in my professional and personal development! What kicked my butt, what opened up for me, and what I am taking into 2020 with me! 
    Connect with Chelsea! 
    FB: @thisischeseajohnson
    I: @thisischelseajohnson
    T:  @thisischelseaj
     

    • 14 min

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Amazing Chelsea!!!

Awesome pod cast 🔥. I had the pleasure of spending 3 days getting to know this young lady at a work shop🤗! And wow she is talented, smart, and beautiful! She really is one of a kind! I am thankful to call her friend 😎! 4’S 4’S

Bill Widmer ,

Chelsea is awesome!

I love this podcast! Chelsea is inspiring and her guests are fantastic. Definitely recommend!

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Love it!

Chelsea is a GREAT interviewer. I really enjoy listening to her conversations with such diverse artists. Keep up the great work!

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