Audio Interview: Ben Ahlers - Liam in NBC’s The Village stars in "Good Boys" at Pasadena Playhouse

As a senior at St. Joseph’s Prep, Brandon Hardy has the world at his feet. He is handsome, athletic, smart, and a shining example of the perfect private school student, just like his father was. But when a sex tape becomes the talk of the locker room, the comfortable lives of the Hardy family threaten to shatter.*

Enjoy this interview with Ben Ahlers - Liam in NBC’s The Village staring in “Good Boys” at The Pasadena Playhouse, running until Jul 21st. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.

*taken from the website


Audio Interview: The cast of “Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People” at Theatricum Botanicum

When the water in a popular tourist spa at the heart of a local town’s economy is discovered to be contaminated, powerful people have to decide whether to put the health of visitors above the town's commercial interests. Geer’s adaptation resets the play in the small town of South Fork, South Carolina in the 1980s, where issues of race serve to further compound the economic concerns at stake.*

Enjoy this interview with the cast of “Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People” at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, playing through Sep 28th. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.

*taken from the website


Audio Interview: Robbie Jarvis - the young James Potter in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and the cast of "Loot" at Odyssey Theatre

When Loot was first performed in the '60s, it shocked audiences with its merciless mockery of conventional propriety and frank depictions of police brutality and religious hypocrisy.*

Enjoy this interview with Robbie Jarvis - the young James Potter in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and the cast of “Loot” at The Odyssey Theatre, running until Aug 10th. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.

*taken from the website


Audio Interview: The cast of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” at La Mirada Theatre

Be our guest! Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that continues to amaze and delight with its captivating story of soaring romance, bright humor and thrilling adventure.*

Enjoy this interview with the cast of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” at La Mirada Theatre, playing through June 23rd. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.

*taken from the website


Audio Interview: The cast of “A Streetcar Named Desire” at Odyssey Theatre

Often regarded as among the finest plays of the 20th century, Streetcar is considered by many to be Williams' greatest work. The story famously recounts how the faded and promiscuous Blanche is pushed over the edge by Stanley, her sexy and brutal brother-in-law.*

Enjoy this interview with the cast of “A Streetcar Named Desire” at Odyssey Theatre, playing through July 7th. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.

*taken from the website


Audio Interview: The cast of “Mama Metal” at Atwater Village Theatre

LA award-winner Sigrid Gilmer entwines issues of identity with pop culture icons to tell a truly unique mother-daughter story. Sterling Milburn’s mother is dying and Sterling is falling apart. She attempts to keep it together by rewriting the past with the help of two titans of the American theater and the world’s greatest heavy metal band — but Sterling’s mother refuses to follow the script. A love letter to those who shape our lives, hold us together and break our hearts*

Enjoy this interview with the cast of “Mama Metal” at Atwater Village Theatre, playing through June 23rd. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.

*taken from the website


Audio Interview: The cast of “Bronco Billy - The Musical” at Skylight Theatre

“The show is about living your passion. About being part of a family even if you have to create your own. With some unexpected turns through love, villainy, show business, and lots of humor, Chip, John, and Michele have beautifully honored the book and enlightened the characters with their magical musical influences,” says Author Dennis Hackin. “All this, during a time when everyone could use a new upbeat musical.”

Enjoy this interview with the cast of “Bronco Billy - The Musical” at Skylight Theatre, playing through June 30th. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.

 


Audio Interview: Townsend Coleman - Michaelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the cast of "The Christians" at Actors Co-op

When the pastor of a mega church unilaterally decides to enlighten his congregation with his own personal revelation, he is faced with doubt and dissension among his flock. Hnath’s Obie Award-winning play examines the schism in today’s church and the role of faith in America.*

Enjoy this interview with Townsend Coleman - the voice for The Tick in the 1994 cartoon series and the cast of “The Christians” at The Actors Co-op, running until Jun 16th. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.

*taken from the website


Audio Interview: The cast of “Mamma Mia!” at The David Henry Hwang Theater

Reflecting on the theme of ‘culture shock,’ this unique production of Mamma Mia! will feature a diverse, Asian American-led cast—challenging the perception of who is perceived as an American abroad and exploring the culture shocks we often feel in our own families generationally,” says EWP Producing Artistic Director Snehal Desai.

Enjoy this interview with the cast of “Mamma Mia!” at The David Henry Hwang Theater, playing through June 16th. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.

 


Backstage with Roger Q. Mason: Mother/Daughter Mama Metal Magic; or Black Excellence 101, 201 and 301: A Podcast Interview with Lee Sherman and Courtney Sauls

Just returning to Los Angeles from a two-month stint in New York I had the distinct pleasure of seeing Sigrid Gilmer's meta-theatrical send up to the "mama drama" genre, Mama Metal by the IAMA Theatre at the Atwater Village Theatre.

After my rousing experience previewing the show, I spoke with the two leads backstage. And this time, instead of transcribing my conversation, I just recorded it on my phone. Thus, "Backstage with Roger Q.", a new theatre gossip/show biz kiki podcast experience was born. Expect more of these recordings from time to time. In the meantime, listen and enjoy!

And support this great show! Tickets and info are below: IAMATheatre.com/shows

Featured image: Mama Metal with Lee Sherman and Courtney Sauls - IAMA Theatre Company


Audio Interview: Bill Brochtrup - John Irvin on the ABC television drama NYPD Blue and the cast of "Daniel's Husband" at Fountain Theatre

A bold commentary on love, commitment and family in our perilous new world.* Enjoy this interview with Bill Brochtrup - Dr. Joe Bowman in Major Crimes and the cast of “Daniel's Husband” at The Fountain Theatre, running until Jun 23rd. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here. *taken from the website

Audio Interview: The cast of “Boxing Lessons” at The New American Theatre

When a famous writer dies under mysterious circumstances, family and friends gather in his cabin on a remote island in the Puget Sound to box up his belongings. As they go through the clutter dad left behind, hidden family secrets come to light — and they come to realize just how much they both despise and love one another.* Enjoy this interview with the cast of “Boxing Lessons” at The New American Theatre, playing through Jun 2nd. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here. *taken from the website