The Theatre History podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously. For each episode, Aaron Odom hosts a guest from the worldwide theatre community to talk about a bizarre, fascinating and humorous story from theatre history. One catch, the guest has no idea what they’ll be discussing.
Plus, guests return to the program to share ”Theatre Horror Stories,” moments when theatre artists maintain that old adage: ”The show must go on.” From events an audience might never realize affected the show to the wheels falling off a production completely, these stories just make for great listening.
The Seattle Federal Theatre Project and ”Spirochete”
Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) welcomes back returning guest Seattle-based Theatre artist Robert Bogue to discuss a Seattle production designed to curb a pandemic.
Broadway Street Performers
Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) welcomes back guest Brian Michael Jones to discuss some of the street performers seen on the Great White Way.
Bernardine and ”Lady Precious Stream”
Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) invites author Susan Blumberg-Kason on the show to reverse the format, and tell him a story of Bernardine Szold Fritz. Bernardine is known for many things in 1930s Shanghai, but gave a fresh life and a sense of national identity to a play: ”Lady Precious Stream.”
Replay - Laura Keene
Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) replays a favorite episode from the past: discussing American actor, theatre producer and innovator Laura Keene with high school theatre instructor Zach Schneider
Is ”Cats” Any Good?
Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) records this episode before a live audience at the Community College of Denver. Featuring a panel including actor and comedian Mary E. Kennedy (”Shameless”), CCD Technical Coordinator Keylee Anderson, and comedy producer Chuck Roy, Aaron and the panel discuss if the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical ”Cats” is worth the awards or the disdain.
The Real Rex Harrison
Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) invites former guest Jenni Reed back to the show to discuss the truly horrible behind-the-scenes behavior of stage and screen star Rex Harrison.
An Incredible Fun Time
Come to listen, come to learn, have fun in the telling. Aaron’s vision here is a fun wedge of information and entertainment you would be a dummy to miss.
So glad I found this show
Where do I start? Aaron, the host, has such a love and passion for theater that you can FEEL through his show. He brings surprise topics to his guest and listeners that are truly fascinating and such a pleasure to dig into. As someone who has a history podcast myself, I first listened to check it out” and very quickly found myself binging for hours. Though I enjoy theater, one doesn’t need to be a theater major to understand and enjoy this show!
Fun theatre history
Wow, I learned a lot while being thoroughly entertained. The host and guest seem to have great chemistry, and covered a whole lot of ground.