14 episodes

The Show Biz Buzz podcast takes you backstage to explore issues in the performing arts industry. You’ll get the wide-angle view from Broadway to Hollywood and then zoom-in to get the scoop on local productions happening closer to home. Patrick A’Hearn with the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia, along with reporter, Ted Schubel, explore the shows, the people behind the shows, the glitz and not-so glamorous antics that happen both on and off the stage. Download new episodes every other Thursday.

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The Show Biz Buzz podcast takes you backstage to explore issues in the performing arts industry. You’ll get the wide-angle view from Broadway to Hollywood and then zoom-in to get the scoop on local productions happening closer to home. Patrick A’Hearn with the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia, along with reporter, Ted Schubel, explore the shows, the people behind the shows, the glitz and not-so glamorous antics that happen both on and off the stage. Download new episodes every other Thursday.

    Episode 14: Marriage and the theater--Making it work

    Episode 14: Marriage and the theater--Making it work

    We talked with Adrianne Hick and Andrew Foote as they concluded "Bridges of Madison County" at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Stafford, Virgnia. What makes their roles as Francesca and Robert unique is that in real life, they're married. We talk about balancing careers, marriage, and being on the road so frequently.

    Being on stage and performing--show biz!--but how does actually work out in real life?

    • 39 min
    Ragtime-The story is early 20th century America. The message speaks to today

    Ragtime-The story is early 20th century America. The message speaks to today

    Jacquez Linder-Long (Coalhouse Walker, Jr.) and Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Sarah) talk about how they've approached their roles in the Ragtime production. They say the show is more than a telling of history--it's showing race struggles in America. It's showing justice and how that means different things to different groups. They talk about how difficult scenes with inflamatory words are handled among cast members. Jacquaez says it's a show that needs to be seen. This is a podcast that needs to be listened to!

    • 40 min
    Episode 12: Carson Eubank-A Music Director with an eye on the whole production

    Episode 12: Carson Eubank-A Music Director with an eye on the whole production

    Riverside Center for the Performing Arts Music Director Carson Eubank can seamlessly move from behind a piano to a podium to the main stage. He talks about his excitement of taking notes on a piece of paper and bringing it into life and 3D. He also has a shout-out to JMU!

    • 29 min
    Episode 11: Jake David Smith and Juliette Redden: Dating and show biz

    Episode 11: Jake David Smith and Juliette Redden: Dating and show biz

    Jake David Smith and Juliette Redden are starring in "Escape to Margaritaville" at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Stafford, Virginia. What's it like to work together? Do they get jealous when they see the other kissing others in a show? We talk about the role of the audience and how theater today is the one place where everyone is focused on the same thing. No cell phones to be a distraction.

    • 35 min
    Episode 10- Patrick A'Hearn: Show Biz during the holidays

    Episode 10- Patrick A'Hearn: Show Biz during the holidays

    Patrick A'Hearn, the Producing Artistic Director at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts talks about the process of writing and putting together a holiday show. The art of mixing traditional Christmas music with new songs and music that's now a Christmas theme. Also, away from home during the holidays for many of the performers.

    • 28 min
    Episode 9- Kathy Halenda: Acting isn't for those with thin skin

    Episode 9- Kathy Halenda: Acting isn't for those with thin skin

    Richmond native Kathy Halenda is currently on the Broadway national tour of "Tootsie." We caught up with her to talk about the demands of touring--it's not a 9-5 type lifestyle. What's it take to be successful on stage? Kathy Halenda says you have to see the world thru emotion and not logic.

    • 28 min

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