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The Ensemblist #41: Half Hour

The Ensemblist #41: Half Hour

January 25, 2015

Nikka and Mo give listeners another special episode of The Ensemblist, featuring a number of recent podcast guests discussing their preparations before they hit the stage. 

 
Actors’ Equity requires that all performers arrive at the theatre one half hour - thirty minutes - before showtime. This is your time to get into costume, make-up, wigs, mics and do all of the preparations needed before a performance. You can come earlier if you want, but you absolutely HAVE to be there at half hour. Each Broadway show’s physical, vocal, and visual demands are unique, so too are the pre-show rituals. Episode 41 features seven Broadway ensemblists discussing those various rituals: Brandon Bieber, Andrew Kober, Tamika Lawrence, Jess LeProtto, Tracy McDowell, Mary Beth Peil, and Kristen Beth Williams.
TheEnsemblist #40: Fall Theatre Roundtable with Patrick Hinds

TheEnsemblist #40: Fall Theatre Roundtable with Patrick Hinds

January 11, 2015

Happy New Year! Welcome, listeners, to our Fall 2014 Theatre Roundtable! 

 

For our first episode of 2015, we're doing something a little different. In this episode, we are going to discuss four of the plays and musicals that opened on Broadway during the fall season- Side Show, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, The Last Ship, and On The Town. We discuss the shows themselves, their use of ensemblists, and some of our favorite performances. 

However, we know that Broadway shows aren’t made of ensemblists alone. There are also those beautiful people above the title, as well as the designers, directors, and other creatives. We invited Patrick Hinds of the Theater People Podcast to discuss his favorite parts of those shows for a little crossover action, as well as a special appearance from our intern, Chad!

Enjoy!