This week, Deb and Joe take the show to the venerable theater on 12 Mile Road known as "The Barn," home of Farmington Players.
Deb and Front Row Podcast get mentioned this week in a Detroit News article.
Show openings this week include "Sleepy Hollow - A Musical" at the Downriver Actors Guild and "The Vast Difference" at Farmington Players. Upcoming auditions include "Fiddler on the Roof" at Grosse Pointe Theatre and "Elf, The Musical" (youth production) at the Village Players of Birmingham.
Our special guests this week are Tony Targan and David Reinke. Tony (director of Spamalot) discusses the history of The Barn (it really was a barn) and about the theater in general. He shares the upcoming season of "The Vast Difference," "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," "Becky's New Car," and "Monty Python's Spamalot." David, the director of "The Vast Difference" talks about the show and his involvement in the premier production of the show in the nineties.
Learn more about Farmington Players by reading Tony's blog.
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Deb and Joe take the show to the Players Guild of Dearborn this week.
The coming of International Podcast Day on September 30, 2016 excites Joe into a state of mania.
Our special guests this week are Ron Williams and Brian Townsend. Ron shares a little history about the theater and shares the upcoming season of Two by Two, Legally Blonde, Arsenic and Old Lace, A Lion in Winter and Sugar. Ron, the director of Legally Blonde discusses the upcoming auditions for the show. Brian shares his experience with being a member of the cast of Two by Two and promotes the theater's upcoming fundraiser Murder at the Courthouse, coming up on October 29th.
In FRP 005, Deb and Joe visited Ridgedale Players in Troy (248-988-7049).
“The overture is about to start,
You cross your fingers and hold your heart,
It's curtain time and away we go,
Another op'nin', another show”
Joe and Deb space on the show of origin of that song while introducing the big opening week in Detroit community theatre. Joe was sure that the Cole Porter tune is in Anything Goes, so of course it can actually be found in Kiss Me Kate.
Show openings include Once Upon a Mattress at Richmond Community Theater, Assassins at Avon Players, Plaza Suite at Village Players of Birmingham, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Barefoot Productions, Lend Me a Tenor at Clarkston Village Players and the season kickoff fundraiser of I’ll Be Waiting at Rosedale Community Players, Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Stagecrafters and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown at our host theater, Ridgedale Players.
As the hosts offered each cast to “Break a Leg,” Deb explained the origin of that phrase. You can find many of these in an article by Eddie Deezen.
Our special guests this week are Eileen White and Aaron Filipski of Ridgedale to talk about their new season (You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Haunting of Hill House, Urinetown – The Musical and Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Eileen and Aaron discuss the two things Ridgedale Players are known for: great theater and serving sandwiches after each showv performance, a tradition dating back to the Great Depression.