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A weekly podcast that explores the exciting world of theatre, musical theatre, film, opera, and other performing arts. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, your host, Ray Renati, explores local Bay Area theatre as well as theatre and live entertainment from New York City to London, to Paris. Drop by every Tuesday to hear a new episode.

Green Room On Air with Ray Renati Ray Renati

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

A weekly podcast that explores the exciting world of theatre, musical theatre, film, opera, and other performing arts. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, your host, Ray Renati, explores local Bay Area theatre as well as theatre and live entertainment from New York City to London, to Paris. Drop by every Tuesday to hear a new episode.

    Ed Hooks - Part 1

    Ed Hooks - Part 1

    This is the first of a multi-part conversation I had with my good friend, Ed Hooks. We talk about the state of TV and movies, acting technique, method acting, Ed's experiences in Hollywood, and so much more.

    Ed Hooks, author of Acting for Animators, created acting training especially for animators instead of stage or movie actors. He has taught his Masterclass for most major animation studios and video game companies internationally and is a popular speaker/presenter at Animation Conferences and Festival. Before he began work with animators in 1996, Ed was a professional actor and acting teacher for almost 30 years, with credits in all media.

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    • 38 min
    Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young of American Idol (rebroadcast)

    Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young of American Idol (rebroadcast)

    Today's very special guests are the quadruple threats Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo. You may remember them from the acclaimed TV show, American Idol as they both made the finals and wowed the country.
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    Diana DeGarmo is a singer, songwriter, and full-out entertainer, from stage to screen, Diana DeGarmo has conquered it all and then some. Her powerhouse vocals shot her to fame on American Idol and opened doors to her numerous Broadway & Off-Broadway shows, National & International Tours, a recurring role on The Young & The Restless, and much more. Listen to her newest musical creation GEMINI anywhere you find fine music.

    Ace Young is a man of many talents and has the credits to back them up. Even before his multiple #1 hits as a songwriter, Ace was wowing millions on TV shows like American Idol and Half & Half. His Grammy-Nominated song “It’s Not Over” gave way to his own BMI Pop Award and many other songwriting acclaims. Ace has starred on stages around the world from Broadway in HAIR and GREASE, touring the country in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, and US Aircraft Carriers across the Oceans with the USO. His next chapter of artistry has him sitting in the producer, writer, and artist’s chairs, for his newest acoustic album Up All Night.”


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    Opening and Closing Music by Carly Ozard: http://carlyozard.com

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Interview - Shannon Davis and Nick Ishimaru of Theatre of Yugen (first aired Oct.2, 2019)

    Interview - Shannon Davis and Nick Ishimaru of Theatre of Yugen (first aired Oct.2, 2019)

    NICK ISHIMARU - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
    Nick Ishimaru was trained originally as a musical theatre performer and started exploring Japanese theatre while studying at Colorado State University (BA, 2005), where he directed a kabuki adaptation of MacBeth. He went on to study at San Francisco State University, (MA, 2009). His work explores a combination of Western and traditional Asian performance techniques for original creations, along with work in conventional musical theatre and Shakespeare.
    In October 2016, he opened his debut as Theatre of Yugen’s Artistic Director, The Red Demon by Noda Hideki.  Previous directing work includes It Ain’t Me by Claire Rice (original), Land of Infants by Meghan O’Patry (original), and Kaguya (original adaptation).  Other recent production work includes A Minor Cycle by Greg Giovanni (original; actor and fight choreographer), This Lingering Life by Chiori Miyagawa (original; actor), and several traditional kyogen plays with the Theatre of Yugen (actor).

    SHANNON DAVIS - ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE
    Descendant of the Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Saami people, Shannon R. Davis (Bay area director, actor, and educator) is 2018 Phil Killian Directing Fellow at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Credits: Othello (associate director, American Repertory Theatre); Othello & Manahatta (assistant director, Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Adulting for Beginners (Musical Café/Ashby Stage); Religomania (Exit Theatre/San Francisco Fringe Festival); Monsters & Wild Things (Brava Theater Center).
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    • 44 min
    Scooping Shakespeare - Sonnet 2

    Scooping Shakespeare - Sonnet 2

    Today we continue with Shakespeare's sonnet #2, where he chastises a young man even more than in sonnet 1!

    If you want to follow along check out this site: https://nosweatshakespeare.com/sonnets/1/

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    • 19 min
    Scooping Shakespeare - Sonnet 1

    Scooping Shakespeare - Sonnet 1

    Today I start an ongoing series of diving into Shakespeare's Sonnet's. Today we start with Shakespeare's sonnet #1, where he chastises a young man of beauty for not procreating!

    If you want to follow along check out this site: https://nosweatshakespeare.com/sonnets/1/

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    • 26 min
    Cate Hayman (rebroadcast)

    Cate Hayman (rebroadcast)

    Originally from South Australia, Cate grew up in the Bay Area just outside of San Francisco. She is a recipient of a Theatre Bay Area Award, an SF Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award, the Carnegie Mellon University Charles Willard Memorial Award for excellence in musical theatre, the Beach Blanket Babylon scholarship, a Michael Feinstein Songbook Academy finalist, and a YoungArts finalist.

    ​Other than performing, Cate loves spicy food, traveling, dogs, and jazz music.

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

parafan#1 ,

Interesting host and great guests

Love listening to the podcast. Ray has a wide array of guests in the industry and hearing his questions to the guests coupled with his experience in the industry makes for a knowledgeable listen. A must for anyone who works in the industry or is interested in it.

RayRayPa ,

Great Behind the Scenes Content

Ray seems to have a vast knowledge of many aspects of the entertainment world. His interviews are excellent. I listen to this all the time. Love it!

i_am_karel ,

Great Behind-The-Scenes

I love when actors and others interview those in the field, as there is just an insight. Ray is obviously an entertainer and his understanding of both the performance aspects as well as his interview skills keep this interesting! Bravo!