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The Saturday Arts Club

Hello,

I thought you might be interested in The Saturday Arts Club podcast:

The Saturday Arts Club

It's a light-hearted, intellectual look at theatre, performance and visual arts. There's also a quiz in each episode.

Anyway, aside from providing something for you to listen to, we really want people to get involved, whether it's their opinions or their work. If you have something that you'd like us to feature, get in touch through the website.

www.thesaturdayartsclub.co.uk
Cat - Zzz

Two podcasts - video and audio

Video Podcast 001

In this, our first video podcast, we speak to Stephanie Fearon who dishes up the dirt on her audition for television, when she decided to start entertaining and much much more. Not only that, but included for free is Stephanie singing a wonderful duet with Tim Prottey-Jones.

Make sure you check out her album: My Parade at Dress Circle.

Thank you to Dress Circle for allowing us to interview Stephanie!



Or download here


Audio Podcast 008

In this weeks episode we meet up with the good people at Iris Theatre and they talk about their showcast on the 17th March. We also speak to Adam and talk about their Mash-up Cabaret on the 20th March. Mash-Up Cabaret sees an amazing line-up of West End performers singing songs from the shows "mashed-up", in brand new arrangements, with songs from the world of Pop, Jazz and R&B. Acts are accompanied by a fantastic 5-piece fusion band and a talented ensemble. And finally, we speak to the gorgeous Helena Blackman about her new CD The Sound of Rodgers & Hammerstein.

Listen here


Don't forget you can contact us on:

Livejournal: stageleft_uk
Forums: http://forums.stageleft.org.uk
Email: feedback@stageleft.org.uk
Twitter: http://twitter.com/stageleftpod
Cat - Zzz

Ashleigh Gray and Chris Passey Interviews



This week we're delighted to bring you to great interviews. We speak to the talented Chris Passey about his new charity project. Later in the show we speak with Ashleigh Gray, we speak about Wicked and what she is up to. We also have exciting news from Perfect Pitch Musicals.

About Chris Passey
A self taught pianist, Chris is a West Midlands based Composer/Lyricist, Musical Director and Vocal Coach.

Chris has a natural love for Musical Theatre and having trained with the National Youth Theatre, pursued this passion straight from Sixth Form College. In late 2006, Chris entered Chicago Rock Cafe's 'Rock Idol' contest, judged by Carrie and David Grant. Out of six thousand contestants and several National heats, Chris came second to Keith Jack, who went on to appear in BBC1's Any Dream Will Do.

About Ashleigh Gray
Ashleigh Gray is a British musical theatre performer who recently appeared as the standby for Elphaba in the London production of Wicked.

In 2004, Gray made her professional début as Kim in the UK national tour of the Boy George musical Taboo. She was also a soloist in the concert Notes from New York. Prior to this she played the role of Kirsty in Only You Can Save Mankind at the Edinburgh Festival. In 2006, she appeared in NHS the Musical at the Drum Theatre Plymouth and covered Rizzo and Jan in the UK national tour of Grease. In 2007, Gray performed the role of Emily in the European première of Myths and Hymns and again that year at the Finborough theatre.

On July 16, 2007, she joined the London company of the musical Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, where she performed in the ensemble and understudied the role of Elphaba. She played her first performance as Elphaba on February 6, 2008. She then became standby for the role of Elphaba, replacing Cassidy Janson on June 9, 2008. She left the show on March 27, 2010, with her last performance as Elphaba taking place on March 12.

Download/Listen here or watch stageleft_uk
Email us: feedback@stageleft.org.uk
Twitter: stageleftpod
Forums: forums.stageleft.org.uk
Cat - Zzz

Alexia Khadime Bonus Interview



In this, our first bonus interview podcast, we give you the whole interview with Alexia Khadime. She speaks about all sort of interesting things, from her early career to institutional racism that can sometimes be in the theatre.

Khadime's most high profile role was as the lead "Elphaba" in the London production of Wicked. She permanently took over the role from Kerry Ellis on 11 May 2009, having previous filled in from June to November 2008 whilst Ellis played the role on Broadway. Khadime was the first black woman to be cast in the role full time. As being the first black woman to play the role, a special green make-up had to be made by mixing three different shades of green by MAC cosmetics.

Download/Stream here or stageleft_uk
Cat - Zzz

What's on Stage Awards podcast



Last week, I was lucky enough to go to the What's On Stage Awards last week, which was hosted by Sheridan Smith. We've got interviews with Sheridan Smith, Rachel Tucker, Jill Halfpenny, Zoe Wanamaker and many more!

The Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards are organised by leading theatre website Whatsonstage.com and recognise the performers and productions of British theatre with emphasis on London's West End. Nominations and eventual winners are selected by the theatre-going public.

Download/Listen here or keep watching stageleft_uk
Cat - Zzz

Ordinary Days podcast

Last week, I was lucky enough to interview my favourite ever Elphaba, Alexia Khadime. She is currently in a new show called Ordinary Days, which the interview is about. We also interview Alexia's co-star, Julie Atherton and Ordinary Days writer/composer and all round musical genius Adam Gwon.

And for all you Alexia fans, keep an eye on Stage Left or stageleft_uk as, fingers crossed, we will be releasing Alexia's full interview, where she talks about Wicked and other moving topics.

Listen to the Ordinary Days podcast here!
Cat - Zzz

Stage Left Podcast 003



This week we bring you special interviews with the new cast of The 39 Steps that is currently being shown at the Criterion Theatre in London. We interview Rufus Wright and Laura Rogers.

Photos from the night.

In Todays News we talk about the opening of the Wizard of Oz, starring Danielle Hope and Michael Crawford as well as the Perfect Pitch Musicals Fundraster on the 10th April


What a ride!!

Download here or stream here.

And while you're at it, why not join our forums.
Cat - Zzz

Stage Left



Stage Left is Britain's independent theatre podcast. At Stage left you will get news, reviews and interviews from London's West End and regional theatres and sometimes even abroad. We will bring you all the best and latest information from the heart of the UKs theatre. Shows range from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Wicked, Love Never Dies, Chicago, Wizard of Oz and many more.

So far, our podcasts include an interivew with Toby Hadoke, writer and star of Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf, a review of Ghost Stories and lots of news.

Future episodes will include interviews with Julie Atherton (the original West End Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut in Avenue Q), Andy Barnes (producer of Departure Lounge), reviews of Ordinary Days, The 39 Steps, Wicked and much much more. We've got a lot of surprises in store,.

So come an join us at stageleft_uk and Stage Left.

The Boys of BEARlesque

1st let me say: This is not just for GAYS!

If you havent heard of us, we are The Boys of BEARlesque.

Whats a Bear? Well, its a larger, furrier male of homosexual nature.

Whats Burlesque? Its what happened between vaudeville and strippers.

Put them together and you have: BEARlesque.

For the past 8 months we have been putting up a brand new 2 hour long show at the infamous Stonewall Inn on Christopher st in Manhattan.

Every month has a different theme with a whole assortment of numbers from mild to wild, from comedy to sex, from romantic to risque. Our crowd is very diverse in the audience. Men, women, gay, straight, black, white, we get them all.

For 2 hours we do everything in our power to put smiles on your faces and entertain you.

We do our shows regularly the 2nd monday of every month. If Monday is bad for you, we are doing our 1st saturday on January 22nd. Ill advertise for that when we finish our flyer, but it is our YEAR IN REVIEW!! We are taking the best of our best and putting it all in one huge smashing show!

We do the show to raise money for charity and to raise the awareness of BEAR PRIDE!!!

Come see our next show:
Bear Sex in the City
Monday, January 10th @ 9:00pm.
The Stonewall Inn
53 Christopher st
$10.00

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