59 episodes

For years, younger artists have spent countless hours looking through Broadway blogs, vlogs, and podcasts for advice on how they can get on Broadway and connect with all of the talented artists who contribute worldwide to the success of musical theatre. 
Starting during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Real Talk has gathered 50+ interviews with theatre professionals to get information on the many different ways to break into the industry, to connect you to theatre professionals everywhere, and most of all; to bring us together as peers and friends to talk about our love for the arts.
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    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

For years, younger artists have spent countless hours looking through Broadway blogs, vlogs, and podcasts for advice on how they can get on Broadway and connect with all of the talented artists who contribute worldwide to the success of musical theatre. 
Starting during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Real Talk has gathered 50+ interviews with theatre professionals to get information on the many different ways to break into the industry, to connect you to theatre professionals everywhere, and most of all; to bring us together as peers and friends to talk about our love for the arts.
Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    BROADWAY TALKS with a Theatre Teacher - Mrs. (Mari Lyn) Clark

    BROADWAY TALKS with a Theatre Teacher - Mrs. (Mari Lyn) Clark

    On top of being Mason's theatre teacher and high school director, Mrs. Clark is the face of the YouTube channel Clarks in Parks and is currently studying at Mississippi University for Women to get her masters degree!
    In this episode we dive into the modern importance for arts education, Real Housewife drama, and the future of Boonville High School's Thespian Troupe #950 with the next season "Life in Grayscale" (The Giver, The Addams Family).

    If you want to check out more content from Mrs. Clark and Clarks In Parks;
    Instagram - @clarksinparks
    YouTube - Clarks In Parks

    Check out Thespian Troupe #950 on social media (managed by Mason hahaha):
    Instagram - @bhsthespians950
    Twitter - @bhsthespians950
    TikTok - @bhsthespians950

    Thank you so much for listening and your support to make Season 7 possible!
    Check out my socials:
    Instagram - @_RealTalk_Pod
    Twitter - @_RealTalk_Pod
    TikTok - @realtalkpodcast 
    Website - realtalkmasonbray.com
    Facebook - Real Talk with Mason Bray
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    • 30 min
    Tony Nominations, Moulin Rouge, and Winnie the Pooh! (Oh my!)

    Tony Nominations, Moulin Rouge, and Winnie the Pooh! (Oh my!)

    The 2022 Tony Awards nominations are OUT and all of us theatre stans are getting excited for the annual ceremony on June 12th (finally back at Radio City Music Hall)! But not only are Tony Nominees up for discussion, but Mason also discusses his recent trip to the Windy City to see Winnie the Pooh and Moulin Rouge!

    See a full list of Tony Nominations at tonyawards.com!

    Check out more from Winnie the Pooh:
    Instagram - @WinniethePoohshow
    Twitter - @WinniethePooh
    TikTok - @winniethepoohshow
    Facebook - Winnie the Pooh Show

    See future cities for Moulin Rouge:
    Instagram - @moulinrougebway
    Twitter - @MoulinRougeBway
    TikTok - @moulinrougebway
    Facebook - Moulin Rouge!

    Get tickets to BroadwayInChicago below:
    broadwayinchicago.com

    Thank you so much for listening and your support to make Season 7 possible!
    Check out my socials:
    Instagram - @_RealTalk_Pod
    Twitter - @_RealTalk_Pod
    TikTok - @realtalkpodcast 
    Website - realtalkmasonbray.com
    Facebook - Real Talk with Mason Bray
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    • 13 min
    BROADWAY TALKS with a Stage Manager - Kelsey Tippins (THE PROM)

    BROADWAY TALKS with a Stage Manager - Kelsey Tippins (THE PROM)

    Kelsey Tippins is the current Production Stage Manager on tour with THE PROM! Before this tour, she has worked on Once on this Island, Finding Neverland, A Bronx Tale, Beauty and the Beast, Shrek the Musical, and so many more. 
    It’s been a few months since I had the chance to interview and chat with a stage manager, so I jumped at the opportunity and so thrilling to have Kelsey joining my seventh season!

    In this episode, we discuss the role of stage and production managers in and out of rehearsals, new and ever-changing Equity expectations for stage managers, calling a performance, and the role of communication within behind the scene jobs.

    THE PROM is touring the United States NOW!
    Get your tickets at; theprommusical.com
    Upcoming Tour Dates:
    5/31-6/19 - Seattle, WA
    6/21-7/17 - San Francisco, CA
    7/26-7/31 - Dallas, TX
    8/2-8/7 - Las Vegas, NV

    Check out THE PROM on social media:
    Instagram - @theprommusical
    Twitter - @ThePromMusical
    Facebook - The Prom

    Thank you so much for listening and your support to make Season 7 possible!
    Check out my socials:
    Instagram - @_RealTalk_Pod
    Twitter - @_RealTalk_Pod
    TikTok - @realtalkpodcast 
    Website - realtalkmasonbray.com
    Facebook - Real Talk with Mason Bray
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    • 25 min
    BROADWAY TALKS with an Actor/Podcast Host - Eli Tokash

    BROADWAY TALKS with an Actor/Podcast Host - Eli Tokash

    Eli Tokash is one of the other youngest podcast hosts on the Broadway Podcast Network with his show “Take A Bow” which just celebrated 100 episodes! As a fantastic child performer, he has been in the Broadway production and National Tours of Finding Neverland, Pippin, A Christmas Story, and Mary Poppins. He also played the leading role of Trevor in “Trevor” during their run in Chicago. 

    In this episode, Eli and Mason dive into the world of being young performers, his experience producing podcasts, as well as our newfound expression of podcasting through TikTok and social media. 

    “Take A Bow walks audiences through life in the entertainment industry with guests from all facets of the entertainment industry including top actors, directors, stage managers, casting directors, musicians, child wranglers/tutors, and more. Eli highlights each guest’s unique story and celebrates their journeys and accomplishments as they give insight on how they came to be where they are in the spotlight. This podcast offers helpful information for those just starting out in the industry such as the process of auditioning, headshots, getting agents/managers, the daily life of actors, funny mishaps, and so much more. Join Eli weekly as he engages in these insightful and fun conversations and he and his guest’s offer their experiences, thoughts, and advice on all aspects of the industry, seen through a kid’s perspective while speaking with child and adult actors alike.”
    -Broadway Podcast Network

    Check out Take A Bow on social media:
    Instagram - @takeabowpodcast
    Twitter - @takeabowpodcast
    TikTok - @takeabowpodcast

    If you want to check out more content from Eli:
    Instagram - @tokash_eli
    Twitter - @tokash_eli

    Thank you so much for listening and for your support to make Season 7 possible!
    Check out my socials:
    Instagram - @_RealTalk_Pod
    Twitter - @_RealTalk_Pod
    TikTok - @realtalkpodcast 
    Website - realtalkmasonbray.com
    Facebook - Real Talk with Mason Bray
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    • 47 min
    BROADWAY TALKS with a Swing - Lexie Plath (THE PROM)

    BROADWAY TALKS with a Swing - Lexie Plath (THE PROM)

    Lexie Plath is an amazingly talented triple threat currently with THE PROM on their national tour as a Swing and Co-Dance Captain. Before this tour, she has joined the cast of Anything Goes, Bullets Over Broadway, and Cats on their national tours!

    In our interview, we dive deeper into what a swing does specifically on a national tour (during a pandemic), her role as a Dance Captain, and some of the challenges that come with being on tour! In addition to that, we discuss the situations of burnout that come with being on tour, both physically and mentally. (After all, 8 shows a week in different cities can be exhausting!)

    THE PROM is touring the United States NOW!
    Get your tickets at; theprommusical.com
    Upcoming Tour Dates:
    4/19-4/24 - Chicago, IL
    4/26-5/1 - Worcester, MA
    5/31-6/19 - Seattle, WA
    6/21-7/17 - San Francisco, CA

    Check out THE PROM on social media:
    Instagram - @theprommusical
    Twitter - @ThePromMusical
    Facebook - The Prom

    If you want to check out more content with Lexie:
    Instagram - @lexie.plath
    Twitter - @readinthewings
    TikTok - @readinginthewings
    Website - lexieplath.com 

    Special Thanks to NETworks Tours (Zach Stevenson and Heather Hess), Bond Theatrical (Phillip Aleman and Janiya Wade), and Dori Berinsten (Producer)!

    Thank you so much for listening and your support to make Season 7 possible!
    Check out my socials:
    Instagram - @_RealTalk_Pod
    Twitter - @_RealTalk_Pod
    TikTok - @realtalkpodcast 
    Website - realtalkmasonbray.com
    Facebook - Real Talk with Mason Bray
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    • 23 min
    BROADWAY TALKS with Olivia Miller - Bloody Mary: LIVE!

    BROADWAY TALKS with Olivia Miller - Bloody Mary: LIVE!

    Olivia Miller is the brilliant writer and star of “Bloody Mary: Live!” earning glowing reviews such as “Olivia Miller dazzles in this tart and punky solo show” from The Guardian. She has also performed across the U.S. in shows such as Little Shop fo Horrors, Tick Tick Boom, Assassins, and so many more!

    She joins the Real Talk family to discuss her pathway to creating this “stand-up structured” play about the misunderstood, often-forgotten Bloody Mary. In addition, we also discuss the future of performances with this show, her careers and so much more!

    If you want to learn more about the show:
    Instagram - @bloodymaryliveshow

    If you want to check out more content with Olivia:
    Instagram - @thatoliviamiller
    Twitter - @thatlivmiller
    TikTok - @thatoliviamiller
    Website - olivia-miller.net


    Thank you so much for listening and your support to make Season 7 possible!
    Check out my socials:
    Instagram - @_RealTalk_Pod
    Twitter - @_RealTalk_Pod
    TikTok - @realtalkpodcast 
    Website - realtalkmasonbray.com
    Facebook - Real Talk with Mason Bray
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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OMG BEST PODCAST EVER!!!!!!!

I LOVE THIS PODCAST SOO MUCH AND MASON DOES SUCH A GOOD JOB! ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE PODCASTS IVE EVER LISTENED TO!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! ✨✨✨✨💅💅💅💅🥰🥰🥰🥰🤌🤌

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Super amazing podcast with the best host!! Highly highly recommended!

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