Episode 94: Little Shop of Horrors with Jordan Formichelli and Marina Altschiller

May 26, 2019

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Jordan Formichelli and Marina Altschiller join me to talk about Little Shop of Horrors (opening May 31 at the Hatbox Theatre in Concord, NH), the show’s origin, producing a big name show as a start-up theatre company (Dive-In Productions), and what it means to them “to go all in.”

They shared three songs from the musical: 1st song: “Prologue”; 2nd song: “Feed Me”; and 3rd song: “Suddenly Seymour.”

For more information on Dive In Productions, email at diveintheatre@gmail.com.

To get tickets for Little Shop of Horrors, go to http://hatboxnh.com/ 

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Episode 87: From Concept to Stage Production with Paintbox

March 17, 2019

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Jon McCormack (creator), Jordan Formicelli (Annie), and Tomer Oz (director) talk about Paintbox, an origianl rock opera with a twist. Paintbox is currently playing at the Player’s Ring in downtown Portsmouth. The three talk about how Paintbox went from an album to a musical stage production and what it means to them to go all in.

For their song selections, they picked songs from show: 1st song: “Deep Earth” opening number; 2nd song: “California Caramel Cream” midway point; 3rd song: “Sweet Annie Pepperberry” closing number.

For more information about Paintbox, go to http://playersring.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/Paintbox-by-Jon-McCormack-914832692038718/

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Episode 86: Middle School Musicals with the Cast of PMS’s Aladdin, Jr.

March 10, 2019

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I interviewed the cast of Portsmouth Middle School’s production of Aladdin, Jr., which is opening Monday, March 11 and is running for three nights. All shows start at 7 pm. Maddoc, Nick, Scarlet, and Ian talk about the musical, their favorite parts of the show, and what it means to go all in when you sign up for school production.

Song selection: “Friend Like Me” by Broadway’s James Monroe Iglehart

Buy tickets for the show at Portsmouth Middle School’s main office.

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Episode 60: Rochester Performing Arts with Scott Severance and Jordan Formicelli

July 29, 2018

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Scott Severance and Jordan Formicelli talk about opening the Rochester Performance & Arts Center and summer theatre at the Rochester Opera House with the critically acclaimed production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of their lives: 1st song: “Comedy Tonight” (the opening number from Forum); 2nd song: “Make ‘Em Laugh” from Singing in the Rain; and 3rd song: “Smile” by Nat King Cole.

For more information on the Rochester Performing Arts, go to http://www.rochesteroperahouse.com/

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Episode 48: Teen Theatre with the Cast of Godspell

April 17, 2018

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Fiona and Ariana Scharff, Isabella Bazata, and Marie Lane talk about being in the PDP production of Godspell, opening May 4th at the 3S Artspace. They also share about their experiences and how being in a Patrick Dorow Production has changed their lives.

Song selections from Broadway recordings of Godspell: 1st song: “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”; 2nd song: “Day by Day”; 3rd song: “Light of the World”

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Episode 43: Love the World Through Performance with Sophie Grimm

March 13, 2018

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Sophie Grimm, who stars as Mama Rose in Patrick Dorow’s Production of Gypsy, talks about the right attitude to have in this business, her debut with PDP, and what the future holds for her. Sophie is from a family of performers, on stage since she was born, performing across the world in theatre productions, cabaret, concerts and celebrations in places like Carnegie Hall, The Auditorium Theatre, and the Chicago theatre circuit.

Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of her life: 1st song: “On The Road Again” by Willie Nelson; 2nd song: “Just A Lucky So & So” by Della Reese; and 3rd song: “Timeless” by India Arie & Sergio Mendes

To learn more about Sophie Grimm, go to http://www.sophiegrimm.com/

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Episode 30: Home for the Holidays with Joe Mello, Sarah Duclos, and Kayla Gallerani

December 5, 2017

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Joe Meallo, Sarah Duclos, and Kayla Gallerani joined me on All In with Pauline Hawkins to talk about “Home for the Holidays” the upcoming show with Patrick Dorow Productions, their favorite Christmas music, and their journey in musical theatre. It was a fun show filled with laughter and solid advice for those wanting to go all in.

Three Christmas songs that would be on the soundtrack of their lives: 1st song: “Oh holy night” by Bing Crosby (Sarah); 2nd song: “Have yourself a merry little Christmas” by Judy Garland (Joe); 3rd song: “Don’t save it all for Christmas Day” by Celine Dion (Kayla)

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