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Roxane Carrasco of MARGIN OF ERROR at The Roustabouts Theatre Co Interview Roxane Carrasco of MARGIN OF ERROR at The Roustabouts Theatre Co
by E.H. Reiter - August 04, 2020, San Diego

Interview with Roxanne Carrasco on her role in MARGIN OF ERROR from The Roustabouts Theatre Co, now streaming through August 23rd, 2020....
Bryan Banville on Learn Academy's event for entertainment artists 'This event is to Interview Bryan Banville on Learn Academy's event for entertainment artists 'This event is to help in supporting our fellow artists'
by E.H. Reiter - July 29, 2020, San Diego

Interview with Bryan Banville, Learn Academy's Career Services Manager, on their event on Monday, August 3rd specifically for entertainment artists...
Joy Yvonne Jones talks about writing, directing, and performing in A PROMISE OF NEW L Interview Joy Yvonne Jones talks about writing, directing, and performing in A PROMISE OF NEW LIFE at Common Ground Theatre & MOXIE Theatres
by E.H. Reiter - July 23, 2020, San Diego

An interview with writer, director, and performer Joy Yvonne Jones on A PROMISE OF NEW LIFE a part of the Dinner and Zoom live virtual theatre series of plays written, directed, and celebrating Black women presented by Common Ground Theatre and MOXIE Theatre....
Herbert Siguenza invites you to BEACHTOWN LIVE! at San Diego Repertory Theatre Interview Herbert Siguenza invites you to BEACHTOWN LIVE! at San Diego Repertory Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - June 17, 2020, San Diego

Interview with Herbert Siguenza on BEACHTOWN LIVE at San Diego Repertory Theatre...
THEATRE IS THE CURE honors Black Live & Black Artists Matter Interview THEATRE IS THE CURE honors Black Live & Black Artists Matter
by E.H. Reiter - June 11, 2020, San Diego

Theatre Is The Cure creating a Black Live/Black Artists Matter event featuring writers, actors, and directors who submitted their work specifically for this show....
The Old Globe Master Teaching Artist Lisel Gorell-Getz talks about online learning, a Interview The Old Globe Master Teaching Artist Lisel Gorell-Getz talks about online learning, and how imagination and play are vital in making theatre matter
by E.H. Reiter - May 29, 2020, San Diego

The Old Globe Master Teaching Artist Lisel Gorell-Getz talks about online learning, and how imagination and play are vital in making theatre matter...
Daveed Diggs talks about the action and art of 'SNOWPIERCER' on TNT Interview Daveed Diggs talks about the action and art of 'SNOWPIERCER' on TNT
by E.H. Reiter - May 18, 2020, San Diego

'Snowpiercer', is both the name of the tv show premiering on Sunday, May 17th as well as the train set in a dystopian world living through a second ice age. Inspired by the 2013 movie of the same name, this futuristic thriller-drama follows the survivors who live on a train that circles the globe. D...
Jennifer Connelly brings the hospitality to 'Snowpiercer' Interview Jennifer Connelly brings the hospitality to 'Snowpiercer'
by E.H. Reiter - May 16, 2020, San Diego

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Tony Houck Makes the Music Happen at New Village Arts Interview Tony Houck Makes the Music Happen at New Village Arts
by E.H. Reiter - April 22, 2020, San Diego

Tony Houck of NewVillage Arts talks about being a music director, what that requires, and how he's staying busy....
Courtney Corey from Theatre Arts School Of San Diego On How She's Still, Finding Ways Interview Courtney Corey from Theatre Arts School Of San Diego On How She's Still, Finding Ways To Bring Kids And The Arts Together
by E.H. Reiter - April 13, 2020, San Diego

Courtney Corey, the Director from the Theatre Arts School of San Diego about how she is adapting to this new reality and still finding ways to bring kids and arts together....
Broadway Producer Christopher Ketner talks about a producers role, the revival of COM Interview Broadway Producer Christopher Ketner talks about a producers role, the revival of COMPANY, and how buying tickets can be courageous
by E.H. Reiter - April 10, 2020, San Diego

Broadway Producer Christopher Ketner talks about a producers role, the revival of COMPANY, and how buying tickets can be courageous...
Vocal and dialect coach Vanessa Dinning talks about what she does and how she is brin Interview Vocal and dialect coach Vanessa Dinning talks about what she does and how she is bringing her talents online
by E.H. Reiter - April 03, 2020, San Diego

Vocal and dialect coach Vanessa Dinning talks about what she does and how she is bringing her talents online...
Jasmin Haddad of New Match Collective talks about virtual Boozin with the Bard, and Interview Jasmin Haddad of New Match Collective talks about virtual Boozin with the Bard, and her project to support San Diego Artists
by E.H. Reiter - April 02, 2020, San Diego

Jasmin Haddad of New Match Collective talks about virtualBoozin with the Bard, and her project to support San Diego Artists...
 Jonathan Sangster of THE BOOK OF MORMON talks about role, what he's doing now, and t Interview Jonathan Sangster of THE BOOK OF MORMON talks about role, what he's doing now, and the resilience of the arts
by E.H. Reiter - March 31, 2020, San Diego

Jonathan Sangster has graced many San Diego some stages and but now can be found on national stages as part of THE BOOK OF MORMON tour. During this time where theatres are closed, it seemed like a perfect time to catch up with him and chat....
San Diego Repertory Theatre invites you to LUNCH BREAKS WITH HERBERT SIGUENZA Interview San Diego Repertory Theatre invites you to LUNCH BREAKS WITH HERBERT SIGUENZA
by E.H. Reiter - March 24, 2020, San Diego

Herbert Siguenza, is brightening everyone's weekdays and making lunch a little bit more fun and art inspired with Lunch Breaks with Herbert Siguenza hosted by San Diego Repertory Theatre....
Hannah Logan talks about her online, live, collaborative theatrical event THEATRE IS Interview Hannah Logan talks about her online, live, collaborative theatrical event THEATRE IS THE CURE
by E.H. Reiter - March 24, 2020, San Diego

THEATRE IS THE CURE is the fundraising event that may help you get your theatre fix while you're staying at home and flattening the curve....
F. Michael Haynie brings Olaf to life in FROZEN at Broadway San Diego Interview F. Michael Haynie brings Olaf to life in FROZEN at Broadway San Diego
by E.H. Reiter - March 06, 2020, San Diego

Interview with F. Michael Haynie as he steps into the (snow) shoes of one of the most beloved snowmen ever, Olaf in the national tour of Disney's FROZEN coming to Broadway San Diego March 26th a?' April 12th....
Ka'imi Kuoha Talks About the Action and Adventure of HOUSE OF JOY at San Diego Repert Interview Ka'imi Kuoha Talks About the Action and Adventure of HOUSE OF JOY at San Diego Repertory Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - March 04, 2020, San Diego

Interview with Ka'imi Kuoha about being a part of the swashbuckling, and action-adventure filled HOUSE OF JOY playing at San Diego Repertory Theatre....
Chris Cox of THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY talks about mind reading, and teac Interview Chris Cox of THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY talks about mind reading, and teaching magic to muggles
by E.H. Reiter - February 26, 2020, San Diego

You know what's great about interviewing 'The Mentalist' Chris Cox from THE ILLUSIONISTS-LIVE FROM BROADWAY? As a minder reader, it makes him an incredibly easy interview since he already knows what is going to be asked!...
Director Brenna Corner of San Diego Opera's HANSEL AND GRETEL Interview Director Brenna Corner of San Diego Opera's HANSEL AND GRETEL
by Ron Bierman - January 29, 2020, San Diego

Brenna Corner started out with dreams of Broadway. It wouldn't be a big surprise if the versatile young director's dreams came true, but not in the way she'd originally pictured. I met with her to learn more about that and the San Diego Opera's upcoming production of Hansel and Gretel. 'Broadway ...
Ari Pelto of San Diego's HANSEL AND GRETEL at the Civic Center Interview Ari Pelto of San Diego's HANSEL AND GRETEL at the Civic Center
by Erica Miner - January 16, 2020, San Diego

Pelto will make his much-anticipated San Diego Opera debut on Feb. 8, 2020, in their highly imaginative production...
Alyssa Salter talks about BOOZIN' WITH THE BARD: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by New Mat Interview Alyssa Salter talks about BOOZIN' WITH THE BARD: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by New Match Collective
by E.H. Reiter - December 31, 2019, San Diego

Alyssa Salter talks about BOOZIN' WITH THE BARD: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by New Match Collective January 3rd....
Noah Kiesersman brings DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Broadway San Diego Interview Noah Kiesersman brings DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Broadway San Diego
by E.H. Reiter - December 28, 2019, San Diego

A quick chat with Noah Kieserman on his insight into DEAR EVAN HANSEN, why it resonates with the audience in the way it does, and what he does to find balance on the road. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is playing at the Broadway San Diego from December 31- January 12th....
Anthony Methvin of THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Diversionary Theatre Interview Anthony Methvin of THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Diversionary Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - November 30, 2019, San Diego

An interview with THE SANTALAND DIARIES director Anthony Methvin about the show, holiday magic, and why this show is still going strong after all of these years....
James Delisco Beeks Brings JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to Broadway San Diego Interview James Delisco Beeks Brings JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to Broadway San Diego
by E.H. Reiter - November 13, 2019, San Diego

An interview with James Delisco Beeks from JESUS CHRST SUPERSTAR playing at Broadway San Diego through November 17th....
Jon Steiger Brings Scorpius Malfoy To Life in HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD At Th Interview Jon Steiger Brings Scorpius Malfoy To Life in HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD At The Curran
by E.H. Reiter - October 29, 2019, San Diego

Jon Steiger has helped set the magical theatre experience for people at the New York HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD as an usher, but now he will be creating a different kind of magic on stage at the Curran as Scorpius in the San Francisco production of the same play. From the front of the house t...
Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company's Francis Gercke Talks WRITTEN IN STONE At WOW F Interview Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company's Francis Gercke Talks WRITTEN IN STONE At WOW Festival
by E.H. Reiter - October 17, 2019, San Diego

For the Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company, participating in this years Without Wall's Festival by La Jolla Playhouse, was an easy decision. Artistic Director Francis Gercke had a moment to chat about the how they became a part of the festival and also what to expect during this arts packed weeken...
Carl Tanner of SAN DIEGO OPERA'S AIDA at The San Diego Civic Center Interview Carl Tanner of SAN DIEGO OPERA'S AIDA at The San Diego Civic Center
by Ron Bierman - October 17, 2019, San Diego

Tenor Carl Tanner is in San Diego to sing Radames, the lead male role in Verdi's Aida, a role he's already sung 145 times before. We met to discuss his background and career just before he was due at a rehearsal. Tanner's is the most unlikely tenor in the history of opera....
Courtney Corey And Wendy Maples 
talk about their PANDORA AND THE JAR OF HOPE at th Interview Courtney Corey And Wendy Maples talk about their PANDORA AND THE JAR OF HOPE at the Without Walls Festival
by E.H. Reiter - October 16, 2019, San Diego

A conversation with the talented CourtneyCorey and Wendy Maples about their show PANDORA AND THE JAR OF HOPE at the La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls Festival....
Teresa Sapien talks creating a place for artistic adventuring at the La Jolla Playhou Interview Teresa Sapien talks creating a place for artistic adventuring at the La Jolla Playhouse WITHOUT WALLS FESTIVAL
by E.H. Reiter - October 16, 2019, San Diego

Sometimes the audience goes to the theatre but in the case of the La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls Festival the theatre comes to the audience at the Liberty Station Arts District. This exploration of immersive, and site specific theatre is running through Sunday, October 20th and promises a variety ...
Edward Staudenmayer of ANASTASIA at Broadway San Diego Interview Edward Staudenmayer of ANASTASIA at Broadway San Diego
by E.H. Reiter - September 27, 2019, San Diego

Edward Staudenmayer, plays the crafty courtier Vlad in the production of ANASTASIA that is bringing this musical about family, memories, adventure, and more to Broadway San Diego from October 1st a?' October 6th...
JUSTIN ALLEN SLAGLE of The Eastern talks about the magic it takes to create a new the Interview JUSTIN ALLEN SLAGLE of The Eastern talks about the magic it takes to create a new theatre company
by E.H. Reiter - July 18, 2019, San Diego

Between the magic, the performances, and the certain wizard who shall not be named, Justin Allen Slagle was able to find some time to chat about the The Eastern theatre company and what made PUFFS the perfect first show....
JOHN WELLS III of STRAIGHT at LOUD FRIDGE GROUP Interview JOHN WELLS III of STRAIGHT at LOUD FRIDGE GROUP
by E.H. Reiter - July 17, 2019, San Diego

Interview with Artistic Director John Wells III to chat about the company and their play STRAIGHT. Directed by Kate Rose Reynolds and Andrea Agosto, playing July 25th - August 4th at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center...
Rob Paulsen of ANIMANIACS LIVE! at Balboa Theatre Interview Rob Paulsen of ANIMANIACS LIVE! at Balboa Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - July 14, 2019, San Diego

ANIMANIACS: LIVE! brings Rob Paulsen, and Emmy Awarding winning cast of the show, and those beloved characters to the Balboa stage on Thursday, July 18th at 7:30pm.  ...
The Try Guys of THE TRY GUYS: LEGENDS OF THE INTERNET at Balboa Theatre Interview The Try Guys of THE TRY GUYS: LEGENDS OF THE INTERNET at Balboa Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - July 11, 2019, San Diego

An Interview with YouTube stars The Try Guys to discuss their theatrical extravaganza called THE TRY GUYS: LEGENDS OF THE INTERNET. They're bringing this theatrical event to the San Diego Balboa Theatre on Sunday, July 14th at 7:30pm....
Ginger Costa-Jackson of San Diego Opera's CARMEN at San Diego Civic Center Interview Ginger Costa-Jackson of San Diego Opera's CARMEN at San Diego Civic Center
by Ron Bierman - March 24, 2019, San Diego

Since 2011 Mezzo-soprano Ginger Costa-Jackson has sung the title role in 12 different productions of Bizet's Carmen. She will star in yet another this month for San Diego Opera. From here it's on to rehearsals for nine performances of Bizet's masterwork at Seattle Opera. Is the singer tiring of Carm...
Frederica Von Stade of at San Diego Opera Interview Frederica Von Stade of at San Diego Opera
by Ron Bierman - March 05, 2019, San Diego

The famous mezzo soprano Fredericka von Stade is in San Diego this week rehearsing Three Decembers, one of several works written with her in mind by her close friend Jake Heggie. The chamber opera for three singers and 11 musicians will be performed three times next weekend at the 500-seat Patrick H...
Alisa Jordheim of SAN DIEGO OPERA'S RIGOLETTO at San Diego Civic Center Interview Alisa Jordheim of SAN DIEGO OPERA'S RIGOLETTO at San Diego Civic Center
by Ron Bierman - January 28, 2019, San Diego

Coloratura Alisa Jordheim will be debuting in the role of Gilda with baritone Stephen Powell in a San Diego Opera production of Verdi's Rigoletto. This is the fifth time he's sung the lead. The first time was in a Cincinnati Opera production in which Jordheim had only a few lines as a page. 'I feel ...
David Bennett, Juan Carlos Acosta, And Walter DuMelle at San Diego Opera Interview David Bennett, Juan Carlos Acosta, And Walter DuMelle at San Diego Opera
by Ron Bierman - December 04, 2018, San Diego

Can a musical drama set on a grim WW I battlefield make an audience feel good? Those working on the San Diego Opera's staging of All Is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914 are certain it can. The work tells the true story of the spontaneous unofficial truce between WWI enemies who left their trenches ...
Stephen Lawless, Director of San Diego OPERA'S Civic Center Production of THE MARRIAG Interview Stephen Lawless, Director of San Diego OPERA'S Civic Center Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by Ron Bierman - October 17, 2018, San Diego

Stephen Lawless will be directing the San Diego Opera's production of The Marriage of Figaro this week. I met with him in the opera company's rehearsal room recently to discuss that, how he came to be a director, and his views of a director's responsibilities....