• The Orient Express Races through The Rep

    The Orient Express Races through The Rep

    Hana Sharif, the Augustin Family Artistic Director of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, shares her excitement about directing Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, on stage March 17-April 9! Hear Hana’s hints about the magical stagecraft involved in this production, learn about her incorporation of film noir elements, and ponder the big questions asked…

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  • David Kirkman’s “Children of the Sun” Shines at SLIFF

    David Kirkman’s “Children of the Sun” Shines at SLIFF

    The 31st Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival is happening November 3-13. David Kirkman, founder of Woke Nation Studios and artist-in-residence with the Department of African and African-American Studies at Washington University, is an innovative young writer, director, and filmmaker originally from Ferguson. Host Kathy Lawton Brown spoke with David about his debut feature film,…

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  • Villains and Intrigue Open The Black Rep’s Season 46

    Villains and Intrigue Open The Black Rep’s Season 46

    Ron Himes, the Founder and Producing Director of The St. Louis Black Repertory Company, tells listeners about the first production in The Black Rep’s 46th season: The African Company Presents Richard III, which is on stage September 7-25. Find out more and purchase tickets here.  From The Black Rep website: It’s 1821 in New York,…

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  • The Ringmaster… David Kaplan from Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis

    The Ringmaster… David Kaplan from Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis

    Director David Kaplan shares how the vision for the  7th Annual Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis production of “The Rose Tattoo” came to be and what realizing that vision has meant to him. From the festival website: The Rose Tattoo is a tale of love, death, and resilience in a downtrodden but hopeful 1940’s immigrant…

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  • Send in the Clowns… Bradley Tejeda from Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis

    Send in the Clowns… Bradley Tejeda from Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis

    Actor Bradley Tejeda shares his insights into the 7th Annual Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis production of “The Rose Tattoo”, how it relates to the work of Italian film director Federico Fellini, and what audiences should watch for as they experience the Big Top version of this play. From the website: The Rose Tattoo is a…

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  • A Rose is A Rose… Rayme Cornell from Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis

    A Rose is A Rose… Rayme Cornell from Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis

    Actor Rayme Cornell shares her insights about the 7th Annual Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis production of “The Rose Tattoo”, the arts community in St. Louis, and her very personal connection to playwright Tennessee Williams. See Rayme under the Big Top through August 28th as Serafina Delle Rose. From the festival website: The Rose Tattoo…

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  • Go go go Jessica! Jessica Vosk at the Muny

    Go go go Jessica! Jessica Vosk at the Muny

    Jessica Vosk is starring as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Muny August 12-18. In this discussion with Julie Schuster, you’ll hear how Jessica’s personal journey has some parallels to the events of the show, hear her tips on things you should watch for in this spectacular production, and find…

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  • Under the Big Top with Carrie Houk – Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis

    Under the Big Top with Carrie Houk – Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis

    Execuitve Artistic Director of the Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis, Carrie Houk, gives an overview of this year’s events, which run August 18-28. Hear about the Fellini-esque production of The Rose Tattoo, which will take place under the Big Top at the Grand Center Arts District; the accompanying events happening in The Hill neighborhood of…

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  • Son of Legally – Fergie L. Philippe at the Muny

    Son of Legally – Fergie L. Philippe at the Muny

    Actor, writer, director, and puppeteer Fergie L. Philippe joins Julie Schuster to discuss his upcoming performance in Legally Blonde the Musical at the Muny July 25-31. Hear about the hit his credit card toook when he was filming his initial audition tape, as well as a big reason audience members will be surprised by his…

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  • Ron Himes talks Dontrell at the Black Rep

    Ron Himes talks Dontrell at the Black Rep

    Ron Himes, Founder and Producing Director of the Black Rep, talks with host Julie Schuster about the final production in the 45th season, “Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea”, which is on stage through July 24. Discover how Ron first encountered this play by Nathan Alan Davis and learn about the moving story. Plus, Ron talks…

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