Carrie Houk, Founder and Executive Artistic Director of Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis, joins host Jim Doyle to talk about the 5th Annual Festival, En Avant! going on now. Carrie shares how the decision was made to take the festival to the airwaves, noting that the gorgeous language that Williams used adapts beautifully to the radio. She talks about the theme, En Avant!, which means moving forward, and discusses each of the works featured in the festival, including "The Glass Menagerie".
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The fourth night of the 5th Annual Festival features "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams, followed by commentary with Tom Mitchell, TWStL Scholar-in-Residence. This performance features actors Elizabeth Teeter, Bradley James Tejeda, Brenda Currin, and Chaunery Kingsford. Then, hear "You Lied to Me About Centralia", which features actors Chauncy Thomas and Julia Crump. Tune in at 7pm for two incredible plays!
The third night of the 5th Annual Festival features "Glass" by Michael Aman, followed by commentary with Tom Mitchell, TWStL Scholar-in-Residence. Tune in at 7pm to Classic 107.3 to hear this performance, which features the talents of Bradley James Tejeda and Kari Ely.
The second night of the 5th Annual Festival features "The Man in the Overstuffed Chair" with Jeremy Lawrence, followed by commentary with Tom Mitchell, TWStL Scholar-in-Residence. Tune in at 7pm to Classic 107.3 to hear this amazing performance, presented by special arrangement with The University of the South (Sewanee, Tennessee).
The first night of the 5th Annual Festival features "Something Wild" with Ken Page and "Tom and Rose" with Jeremy Lawrence, followed by commentary with Tom Mitchell, TWStL Scholar-in-Residence. Tune in at 7pm to Classic 107.3 to hear these incredible performances!
Mike Isaacson, the Artistic Director and Executive Producer of The Muny, and Michael Baxter, Artistic Associate of The Muny, sit down for a concluding conversation about the audition process. We discuss the 2020 casting results and what happens going forward, plus speculate about how auditions might change due to the pandemic. Mike and Michael then share the unique roles that each of them play during The Muny auditions.
Meet Spencer Donovan Jones, native St. Louisan and Muny Teen who is a veteran – at 15 – of ten shows at the Muny and a national tour of The King and I. We talk about his first Muny Kid audition at the tender age of seven, the close bonds of the Muny Kids and Teens, and how Muny auditions are different from others. Spencer shares what he’s been working on during the summer (teaching himself guitar, among other things).
A short performance from internationally renowned violinist Anne Akiko Meyers
Meet Leah Berry, a Missouri actor who has been in several Muny productions (as well as in the audience) and performs with other local theatres. We discuss how she prepares for auditions and the importance of being able to sing everything in your book. Leah shares her best audition story, which will make you glad you’re not on reality TV, and talks about how her Muny audition experience has changed.
Classic 107.3 host Kathy Lawton Brown interviews New York Times bestselling author Dan Brown about his new project, Wild Symphony - a symphonic work for children and an accompanying picture book.