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Brian Michaels

Brian Michaels

Brian Michaels got his start in radio at the age of 15 back in 1989. The early 90s saw a move to Moorhead, MN (Fargo, ND) for school and more radio opportunities. Brian found his niche in 1997 when he started a brand new weekly radio show called The A cappella Hour. Over the past 20 years Brian built up his knowledge and contacts in the a cappella world, as well as his CD collection (over 5000 a cappella CDs). Brian has been a judge at the Denver and Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes competition numerous times as well as a judge and nominator for the CARA’s (Contemporary A Cappella recording Awards) as well as serving as the Midwest regional Ambassador for CASA (The Contemporary A Cappella Society). Brian’s yearly holiday radio special “Holiday Harmonies: an a cappella Christmas” has been heard around the country. Brian grew up watching his sister and friends perform on stage, as well as all 3 of his own children. Brian has been involved in the local theatre community for over 10 years and in 2019 launched a new podcast focusing on the local theatre scene. This podcast is called Stage Notes with Brian Michaels.




MOST POPULAR ARTICLES

LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Gooseberry Park PLayers PhotoBWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Gooseberry Park PLayers
Posted: Jul. 22, 2021


BWW Review: ALL SHOOK UP at FMCT PhotoBWW Review: ALL SHOOK UP at FMCT
Posted: Jul. 25, 2021


BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Stage West PhotoBWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Stage West
Posted: Jul. 27, 2021


BWW Review: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Trollwood Performing Arts School PhotoBWW Review: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Trollwood Performing Arts School
Posted: Jul. 27, 2021


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at West Fargo Sheyenne PhotoBWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at West Fargo Sheyenne
Posted: Feb. 27, 2021


BWW Review: PUFFS at West Fargo High School Theatre PhotoBWW Review: PUFFS at West Fargo High School Theatre
Posted: Feb. 7, 2021


BWW Review: FOOTLOOSE at Summer Arts Intensive PhotoBWW Review: FOOTLOOSE at Summer Arts Intensive
Posted: Jul. 29, 2020


BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at FMCT PhotoBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at FMCT
Posted: Jul. 30, 2020


BWW Review: LEADER OF THE PACK at Shanley High PhotoBWW Review: LEADER OF THE PACK at Shanley High
Posted: Mar. 27, 2021


BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Hawley High School PhotoBWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Hawley High School
Posted: May. 21, 2021


BWW Review: GODSPELL at Oak Grove Theatre Arts PhotoBWW Review: GODSPELL at Oak Grove Theatre Arts
Posted: Mar. 13, 2021


BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Stage West
July 27, 2021

West Fargo Events and Stage West Presents Rock Of Ages!

BWW Review: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Trollwood Performing Arts School
July 27, 2021

Trollwood is back! The moment so many kids and their friends and families have been waiting for. After no show in 2020, everyone came together in 2021 to bring back an important part of summer for so many.

BWW Review: ALL SHOOK UP at FMCT
July 25, 2021

For anyone looking for a purely fun show with great music this is it. This show will have you tapping your feet, clapping your hands and singing along. All Shook Up is a 2004 jukebox musical set to the music of Elvis Presley. The story in this production is similar to Footloose. We have a small town with rules against loud music, public 'neckin' etc.. We have an outsider who comes to town and try to change everything, and of course we have the hilarious multi-person love triangle, although it's definitely more than a triangle.

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Gooseberry Park PLayers
July 22, 2021

A tale as old as time... The favorite Disney classic makes it way to the stage at Horizon Middle School in Moorhead courtesy of GPP. This show originally planned for summer 2020, but we all know what happened in 2020.

BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Davies High School
May 23, 2021

They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky. OK, that isn't actually part of the stage musical but I did catch myself singing it when the the finger snapping started.

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Hawley High School
May 21, 2021

The music and the story are so entertaining. It is great to see young kids enjoying this music, and by the looks on their faces they were all having a blast.

BWW Review: LITTLE WOMEN at West Fargo High School Theatre
April 25, 2021

A musical based on the classic 1869 two volume novel semi-autobiographical written by Louisa May Alcott. The story of the four March sisters. This story has been adapted to stage and screen numerous times, including the recent 2019 Hollywood movie release. The Broadway production opened in 2005.

BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Fargo South High Theatre
April 19, 2021

A funny story, when I was a kid I collected movie posters. The local movie theater would often give away posters after a movie ran and I would take what I could get. One of the posters I got was of a movie I had never seen called “A Chorus Line”. That poster hung on my wall for a year or two until it was replaced by another, and I never did see the movie...

BWW Review: LEADER OF THE PACK at Shanley High
March 27, 2021

The kids from Shanley take us back to the 60's! Leader of The Pack is a jukebox musical originally released in 1984.

BWW Review: GODSPELL at Oak Grove Theatre Arts
March 13, 2021

As usual Scott Brusven and the kids at Oak Grove did not disappoint. The set design and lighting was very cool and the cast and crew did a great job being safe. They even had a baptism scene featuring hand sanitizer.

BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at West Fargo Sheyenne
February 27, 2021

The team at Sheyenne chose 8 powerhouse performers to bring this show to life. There is no “lead” in this show and any one of these single performers could be the lead in any other regular musical production. The power and range of these 8 voices is something special.

BWW Review: PUFFS at West Fargo High School Theatre
February 7, 2021

First of all, YAY!!! Live theatre is back! It was so great to see these performers on stage.

BWW Review: HATFUL OF RAIN at Barnum's Acting Studio
September 27, 2020


BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at FMCT
July 30, 2020

First off, let me say that I am so glad there is actually theatre to review. I also want say how cool this venue is. The Lights in West Fargo (3100 Sheyenne) is an amazing outdoor venue for a show. Do yourself a favor and go check this place out, hopefully to see one of the last few showings of Hairspray.

BWW Review: FOOTLOOSE at Summer Arts Intensive
July 29, 2020

Everybody cut footloose because Theatre is back in the F-M area after a very long break. When most of the summer programs (and spring for that matter) were forced to close, luckily a couple of local productions decided to push forward, and one of these is Summer Arts Intensive and their production of Footloose.

BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Oak Grove Theatre Arts
February 17, 2020

The kids from Oak Grove take you to church, or maybe even to Heaven in this toe tapping, family friendly musical production.

BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU at West Fargo Sheyenne
February 16, 2020


BWW Review: LITTLE WOMEN at FMCT
February 9, 2020


BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at West Fargo High School Theatre
February 1, 2020

West Fargo High School Theatre Presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream

BWW Review: PURPLE RHYMES WITH ORANGE at Shanley
January 26, 2020




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