December 27, 2015
We are madly in love with this one, because we are MADLY IN LOVE with these four unbelievable guests! We put out a call to you, our dearest most wonderfullest listeners, to ask your questions for the 2015 Listener Questions episode. You came back to us with fabulous queries! But were we going to answer them ourselves? Oh, no no no.
We asked our 2014 Ensemblist Award winners to pick a successor for the 2015 Awards, and we surprised this year's winners in the studio! Then we asked them all your questions, which we think they did a bang-up job answering, because they are exemplary ensemblists and humans. Presenting your 2015 Ensemblists of the Year: Cameron Adams, Jeffrey Schecter, Ryan Steele, and Betsy Struxness!
December 20, 2015
It's Jesse's final Rehearsal Report! We are so grateful that Jesse has taken the time to talk with us about his experiences in rehearsal with School of Rock over the past few months- it's been everything a Broadway rehearsal process can be- exhausting, exciting, and illuminating! In this episode, Jesse takes us through his final preview week and opening night experience, and we bid him a fond farewell into the run of his show.
Thank you for joining The Ensemblist family, Jesse! We'll miss you!
December 13, 2015
It's a fun one this week - and it all started with a cryptic email from our friend Grasan Kingsberry that came right before the casting for The Color Purple was announced. He asked us whether or not we knew of any ensemblists who had been in both the original and revival productions of a Broadway show, and that question immediately made us look at each other and say "I don't know, but THAT'S AN EPISODE!"
We discovered three people who were doing just that on Broadway RIGHT NOW, and so we sat them down to talk about their experiences! Get ready for Grasan Kingsberry, Krysta Rodriguez, and Lainie Sakakura to talk about what it's like revisiting material with more life experience, how different creative teams look at the same shows, and more. Enjoy!
December 6, 2015
Lots of crazy cool things are happening over at School of Rock as they keep creating, and luckily we've got Jesse Swimm to tell us all about them! Previews finally begin, the kids meet their movie counterparts, and Jesse goes on for the first time! Because if we've learned anything from Rehearsal Reports, it's that #swingnation is always full out and focused! Enjoy!