UA-40868602-1 2015 September
The Ensemblist
#58: Rehearsal Reports - School of Rock #1

#58: Rehearsal Reports - School of Rock #1

September 30, 2015

You've got us - Ensemblist HQ is just a massive collection of Google Docs shared between the staff, but that doesn't mean that fall isn't truly underway over here! We love fall. Okay, we just love how cute we look in cozy sweaters, but can you blame us? Everyone looks cute in cozy sweaters.

Cozy sweaters aside, fall means a new Broadway season full of new shows and ensemblists to celebrate! Yay! So we wanted to introduce you to your next Rehearsal Reports correspondent - School of Rock swing Jesse Swimm!

School of Rock is Jesse's second Broadway show (Mary Poppins was the first), and he's chomping at the bit to tell you all about what it's like to be in the room creating a brand new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical! Get to know Jesse in his first installment, and stay tuned for more!

#57: Actors’ Equity Association

#57: Actors’ Equity Association

September 20, 2015

In our continuing series of figuring out how to answer the totally amazing (and hard!) questions you, our faithful/gorgeous/talented listeners have been sending in, we bring you this episode about Actors' Equity Association. We've gotten more than a few questions about this one, so we called upon three fabulous AEA Councillors to break down the modern history of our union, how membership in the union has helped them out when things have gotten rough, and what they see for the future of AEA.

Plus, we make contract negotiations and pension plans sound sexy. Don't believe us? Press play.

Our Guests:
James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors)
Paige Price (Beauty and the Beast, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Saturday Night Fever)
Jason A. Quinn (A Tale of Two Cities)

#56: College (or, There’s No One Way To Broadway) pt.2

#56: College (or, There’s No One Way To Broadway) pt.2

September 6, 2015

We're back to school (or not) with the second part of this episode! You'll meet a new crop of Broadway folks, hear about their journeys to the Great White Way, and the educational experiences that got them there, whether in college or not. We love it!

Part 2 Guests:
Hayley Podschun (Wicked (Tour), Chaplin, Anything Goes, Pal Joey, Sunday In The Park With George, Hairspray (Bway and Natl. Tour), The Sound of Music)
Jed Resnick (Avenue Q)
Matthew Steffens (Doctor Zhivago, Promises Promises, Women on the Verge…)
Marisha Wallace
(Aladdin, Something Rotten