UA-40868602-1 2016 February
The Ensemblist
#74: Spotlight On The Music Department

#74: Spotlight On The Music Department

February 28, 2016

This one makes our hearts sing- and luckily, these three legendary guests will make sure we're in tune, on time and on budget while we do it. The music department is VITAL to making a Broadway musical run- but what exactly does that entail? Who are all of those people making sure everyone onstage knows what notes to sing, which instruments in the pit play those parts, which people should play those instruments in the pit?? And who's in charge of all of that so the curtain goes up at 8:07?!

We sat down with Mary-Mitchell Campbell, John Miller, and Jonathan Tunick- and they took us on a magical ride through the ever-complex music department, how they discovered musical theatre, what they love about their work, and their favorite things about Broadway. Enjoy!

#73: Encores!

#73: Encores!

February 7, 2016

Take one part world class theatre organization, one part a roster of crazy-talented Broadway luminaries, and one part "hey kids, I've got a barn- let's put on a show!" What do you get? City Center Encores!, one of New York City's most beloved and unique musical theatre traditions. It's fast and furious, it's unlike any other theatrical experience you'll ever be part of, and the rewards are immense and immesurable. Our three guests (Charissa Bertels, Jimmy Borstelmann, and Nicholas Ward) have a wealth of experience with the Encores! family, and break it all down for you- the nine(!) days of rehearsal, the summer stock bonding, and why Encores is so special.