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South Carolina Interviews

Glow Lyric Theatre's Jenna & Christian Elser Celebrate OPERA WEEK Interview Glow Lyric Theatre's Jenna & Christian Elser Celebrate OPERA WEEK
by Neil Shurley - October 15, 2020, South Carolina

'Opera is absolutely thrilling - it’s got just as much drama as your favorite Netflix show.'...
Centre Stage Artistic Director Laura Nicholas Discusses Virtual Production of 'NIGHT, Interview Centre Stage Artistic Director Laura Nicholas Discusses Virtual Production of 'NIGHT, MOTHER
by Neil Shurley - October 05, 2020, South Carolina

'For this project, we really wanted to capture something totally unique--a hybrid of film and theatre.'...
Ben Dawkins, director of THE LARAMIE PROJECT at Proud Mary Theatre Company Interview Ben Dawkins, director of THE LARAMIE PROJECT at Proud Mary Theatre Company
by Neil Shurley - September 25, 2020, South Carolina

'There is minimal staging, which allows the text of the play and the broader themes of inclusion, community, and healing to play to the audience.'...
West Hyler of ARTISTIC STAMP, Where the Audience Becomes a Character Interview West Hyler of ARTISTIC STAMP, Where the Audience Becomes a Character
by Neil Shurley - September 24, 2020, South Carolina

As the audience writes back, their responses help steer the story and determine the choices the character makes...
Director Jenna Tamisiea Elser of THE EARTH HAS MUSIC at GLOW Lyric Theatre Interview Director Jenna Tamisiea Elser of THE EARTH HAS MUSIC at GLOW Lyric Theatre
by Neil Shurley - February 21, 2020, South Carolina

'It's such a beautiful collaboration to work with artists through all these different mediums- dance, folk music, pop music, opera, poetry....is there anything better than celebrating our earth through art?'...
Miranda Barnett of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Warehouse Theatre Interview Miranda Barnett of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Warehouse Theatre
by Neil Shurley - February 17, 2020, South Carolina

HEDWIG is about East German born Hansel Schmidt who becomes Hedwig Robinson, the rock 'n roll goddess and 'internationally ignored song stylist.' Hedwig tells her story over the course of this rock/cabaret/stand-up comedy show - from a childhood on the other side of the Berlin Wall, to a botched sex...
Anne Tromsness, Director of THE PINK UNICORN at Proud Mary Theatre Company Interview Anne Tromsness, Director of THE PINK UNICORN at Proud Mary Theatre Company
by Neil Shurley - February 07, 2020, South Carolina

'I hope audiences will laugh and maybe cry a little, and leave with something to think about.'...
Ben Chavez of Disney's ALADDIN, Playing Feb. 12-23 at Peace Center Interview Ben Chavez of Disney's ALADDIN, Playing Feb. 12-23 at Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - February 06, 2020, South Carolina

'Anybody who comes to the show, whether they're two or 92, will not be disappointed'...
Gayton Scott of MY FAIR LADY at Peace Center Interview Gayton Scott of MY FAIR LADY at Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - January 20, 2020, South Carolina

When you are in something this good, with fantastically talented people and a design team like this, you just feel lucky....
Miranda Barnett of THE HEATH at Warehouse Theatre Interview Miranda Barnett of THE HEATH at Warehouse Theatre
by Neil Shurley - January 03, 2020, South Carolina

THE HEATH brings together the things that I love most: telling incredible stories and making music....
Kathryn Boswell of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Peace Center Interview Kathryn Boswell of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - December 19, 2019, South Carolina

'These are songs that really did shape a generation...and I think people will really connect with the story as well as the songs.'...
America's Got Talent Drag Singer Delighted Tobehere on Starring in HEDWIG AND THE ANG Interview America's Got Talent Drag Singer Delighted Tobehere on Starring in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Warehouse Theatre
by Neil Shurley - December 18, 2019, South Carolina

'I think anyone who loves to laugh, loves to love, and loves a little rock n roll will fall in love with HEDWIG.'...
Dave DiGeronimo of A LITTLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS at Abbeville Opera House Interview Dave DiGeronimo of A LITTLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS at Abbeville Opera House
by Neil Shurley - December 16, 2019, South Carolina

'I guarantee audience members will leave with a smile on their face and a Christmas glow in their heart.'...
T. J. Newton of SPAMILTON at Peace Center's Gunter Theatre Interview T. J. Newton of SPAMILTON at Peace Center's Gunter Theatre
by Neil Shurley - December 11, 2019, South Carolina

'Even if you haven't seen HAMILTON, you can still have a wonderful time at our show.'...
Jahmaul Bakare of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Peace Center Interview Jahmaul Bakare of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - October 29, 2019, South Carolina

Filled with beauty and magic, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND tells the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who ha...
David Raulston of VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM at Proud Mary Theatre Company Interview David Raulston of VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM at Proud Mary Theatre Company
by Neil Shurley - October 28, 2019, South Carolina

'VAMPIRE LESBIANS is an exciting roller coaster of a ride following the 2 main characters through the ups and downs of a relationship that spans thousands of years.'...
Matt Wood of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Peace Center Interview Matt Wood of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - September 22, 2019, South Carolina

'It's a very fun time'...
Caroline Davis & Simon Crowe of DETROIT at Centre Stage Interview Caroline Davis & Simon Crowe of DETROIT at Centre Stage
by Neil Shurley - September 18, 2019, South Carolina

'It's nice to tell a story about how much beauty there can be in the messiness of human existence'...
Hannah Thompson of BRIGHT STAR at Mill Town Players Interview Hannah Thompson of BRIGHT STAR at Mill Town Players
by Neil Shurley - September 16, 2019, South Carolina

What do you get when world-class banjo player (and, yes, comedian) Steve Martin writes a musical with world class singer/songwriter Edie Brickell?...
Jennifer Webb of THE CRUCIBLE at Warehouse Theatre Interview Jennifer Webb of THE CRUCIBLE at Warehouse Theatre
by Neil Shurley - September 09, 2019, South Carolina

Arthur Miller's classic drama of piety and paranoia, THE CRUCIBLE, opens September 20 at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, SC....
Mike Cefalo of THE BAND'S VISIT at Peace Center Interview Mike Cefalo of THE BAND'S VISIT at Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - August 08, 2019, South Carolina

It's about human connection and how we all want to seek a little bit more in life, and how we can find that in the things that are seemingly mundane or small or delicate. It's really beautiful....
Noah Fitzer of BOY at Proud Mary Theatre Company Interview Noah Fitzer of BOY at Proud Mary Theatre Company
by Neil Shurley - July 31, 2019, South Carolina

'This is not the kind of play we ever see in South Carolina, and it's truly bold for Proud Mary to choose to bring this story to life.'...
Kristi Parker Byers of ROCKABILLY HEAVEN at Centre Stage Interview Kristi Parker Byers of ROCKABILLY HEAVEN at Centre Stage
by Neil Shurley - July 21, 2019, South Carolina

'Rockabilly Heaven is a party for the ears. Y'all are going to absolutely love it!'  ...
Lauren Imhoff, Director of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Mill Town Players Interview Lauren Imhoff, Director of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Mill Town Players
by Neil Shurley - July 11, 2019, South Carolina

The classic musical opens July 19. Mill Town Players will put their own spin on this classic musical in their new production opening July 19. We asked the director, Lauren Imhoff, to tell us a little about what to expect....
Samantha Eyler, Paige Vasel And Eve Begelman of FUN HOME at Proud Mary Theatre Compan Interview Samantha Eyler, Paige Vasel And Eve Begelman of FUN HOME at Proud Mary Theatre Company
by Neil Shurley - June 11, 2019, South Carolina

'While the show is very personal and unique, it speaks on a broader level about family and acceptance and everyone can relate to that.'...
GLOW Lyric Theatre's Jenna Tamisiea on their 2019 FESTIVAL SEASON Interview GLOW Lyric Theatre's Jenna Tamisiea on their 2019 FESTIVAL SEASON
by Neil Shurley - May 30, 2019, South Carolina

'I am working in subtle and sometimes not so subtle ways to present these through a female lens.'...
Libby Riggins And Christopher Rose of FIRST BAPTIST OF IVY GAP at Mill Town Players Interview Libby Riggins And Christopher Rose of FIRST BAPTIST OF IVY GAP at Mill Town Players
by Neil Shurley - May 22, 2019, South Carolina

'I hope they laugh at times, cry at times, and walk away filled with love for everyone!'...
Jessica Sheridan of HELLO, DOLLY! at Peace Center Interview Jessica Sheridan of HELLO, DOLLY! at Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - May 20, 2019, South Carolina

'It's a show about love and finding love at every age of your life, so that is a message that permeates to everyone.'...
Director John Fagan on the 25TH ANNIVERSARY season of the Warehouse Theatre's Upstate Interview Director John Fagan on the 25TH ANNIVERSARY season of the Warehouse Theatre's Upstate Shakespeare Festival
by Neil Shurley - May 08, 2019, South Carolina

BWW Interview: John Fagan on the 25TH ANNIVERSARY season of the Warehouse Theatre's Upstate Shakespeare Festival...
Laura Nicholas, director of NOISES OFF! at Centre Stage Interview Laura Nicholas, director of NOISES OFF! at Centre Stage
by Neil Shurley - May 06, 2019, South Carolina

'Bang you're on. Bang you've said it. Bang you're off...That's farce. That's the theatre. That's life.'...
Julie Johnson of COME FROM AWAY at Peace Center Interview Julie Johnson of COME FROM AWAY at Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - April 08, 2019, South Carolina

'It's all about the humanity.'...
Jessica Eckenrod, writer/director of the new musical HERSTORY at GLOW Lyric Theatre Interview Jessica Eckenrod, writer/director of the new musical HERSTORY at GLOW Lyric Theatre
by Neil Shurley - April 05, 2019, South Carolina

'Herstory is a brief window into the world of how women can inspire other women.'...
Reed Halvorson, Director of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES at Mill Town Players Interview Reed Halvorson, Director of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES at Mill Town Players
by Neil Shurley - March 23, 2019, South Carolina

'It all adds up to a road trip you won't be disappointed you made.'...
Andy Huntington Jones of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Peace Center Interview Andy Huntington Jones of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - February 26, 2019, South Carolina

'People walk away with different conclusions, but everybody has an incredible time...I mean it's the funniest show on Broadway and we're coming to Greenville.'...
Brianna-Marie Bell of A BRONX TALE at Peace Center Interview Brianna-Marie Bell of A BRONX TALE at Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - January 27, 2019, South Carolina

'I get to teach people about love and about fear and about honesty and about your purpose in life.'...
J. Daughtry of MISS SAIGON at Peace Center Interview J. Daughtry of MISS SAIGON at Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - January 09, 2019, South Carolina

'I really love that this cast allows the story to be the star of the show.'...
BWW Preview: PLAID TIDINGS Brings Christmas Joy and Harmonious Dysfunction to Mill To Interview BWW Preview: PLAID TIDINGS Brings Christmas Joy and Harmonious Dysfunction to Mill Town Players
by Neil Shurley - December 03, 2018, South Carolina

It's the most delightfully dysfunctional Christmas celebration that you could wish for....
Upstate Theatre Veteran Lauren Paige Wilson Stars in CRACKS Interview Upstate Theatre Veteran Lauren Paige Wilson Stars in CRACKS
by Neil Shurley - November 02, 2018, South Carolina

'I had to dig deep for this role.'...
Laura Nicholas of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Centre Stage Interview Laura Nicholas of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Centre Stage
by Neil Shurley - October 29, 2018, South Carolina

'McMurphy is playing a game with the other characters on the ward and what fun is a game without response and countermoves?'...
Christopher Rose, director of ROMEO AND JULIET at Mill Town Players Interview Christopher Rose, director of ROMEO AND JULIET at Mill Town Players
by Neil Shurley - October 23, 2018, South Carolina

'The Bard's poetry lends itself well to the sing-song cadence of mountain folk'...