“[title of show]” Insights

Insights into “[title of show]”

Q&A with Director Jason Bowcutt: “A Total Full-Circle Moment” with “[title of show]” Writer Hunter Bell

Director Jason Bowcutt and Alexandra Harbold recently met up at Salt Lake’s Cafe on 1st to talk about Utah Rep’s upcoming production of “[title of show].” Alexandra Harbold:  Could you speak about your connection with the show?  You have such a strong, evident one. Jason Bowcutt:  Hunter Bell, who wrote the book of “[title of show],” is a friend of mine.  Hunter and Lyricist Jeff Bowen started working on this show at the same time I was in New York creating an organization called the New York Innovative Theatre Awards.  The IT Awards’ very first ceremony actually featured...

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Q&A with Nancy Susan Cannon (Costumer): “[title of show]” musical has the magic of “The Wizard of Oz”

How do you explain what “[title of show]” is? “[title of show]” has been a great opportunity to inspire friends to attend a musical of passion and about the seeking one’s dreams and having the persistence to stick with it and find the realization of the dream at the end of the rainbow. It is about four people writing their own story about their own story and the energy behind it. What do you find most appealing about the show? The show is brilliantly written and the creativity within the story telling is exceptional. I like the collaboration of all the elements of a...

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Q&A with Cylie Hall (Stage Manager): If you’ve pursued your dreams, you will understand the beauty of “[title of show]”

How do you explain what “[title of show]” is?  “[title of show]” is a show by artists for artists. If you’ve ever been in a production of a show you will understand the humor, if you’ve ever tried art as a profession you will understand the hardship, and if you’ve pursued your dreams you will understand the beauty of this show. What do you find most appealing about the show? How much is speaks to me as an artist and as a person deeply passionate about pursuing art as a career.  Describe your role as stage manager. Mainly, I’m there to be their cheerleader....

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Q&A with Ashley Gardner Carlson (Choreographer): “[title of show” is so funny and so entertaining

How do you explain what “[title of show]” is? I just repeat what is written in the show, “It’s a musical about two guys writing a musical.”  What do you find most appealing about the show? It’s clever. The lyrics and lines are so conversational; it’s like watching people in real time rather than people part of a show. In that way, you as an audience member almost feel like you are also a character in the story.  “[title of show]” is not a “dance musical,” yet you are the choreographer for the show. What elements of choreography are you bring to...

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Q&A with Kevin Mathie, Music Director: “[title of show]” #*^&!$ rocks!

How do you explain what “[title of show]” is? I use a line from the show, and say that it’s “two guys writing a show about two guys writing a show.” That tends to pique their interest.  What do you find most appealing about the show? Well, of course, since I’m the musical director, it would be the music. I think the music is great. And, as a pianist, I find the score very enjoyable to play. In “[title of show],” you are the music director, accompanist, and on-stage actor. Please describe what that is like to be part of the rehearsal and performance process...

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Q&A with Megan Shenefelt: “[title of show]” is not for the faint of heart!

How do you explain what “[title of show]” is? I tell them it’s a show within a show. It’s about two guys writing a show about two guys writing a show…about two guys writing a show. Show-ception! What do you find most appealing about the show? The most appealing thing about this show is how random it is. It’s so much fun to just play. Anyone can come and find something to relate with and laugh at. How do you describe the character you play? My character is a strong, independent New Yorker! She goes from audition to audition, very determined to follow her dreams....

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Q&A with Jonathan Scott McBride: My friends are stupid if they don’t see “[title of show]”

How do you explain what “[title of show]” is? I usually start by saying “It’s a musical about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical.” That usually gets a chuckle, and I’ll go on to explain that it is a show that explores the beauty of the creative process, the power of friendship, and the importance of finding your place in the world and becoming “part of it all.” What do you find most appealing about the show? This is a show that explores what it means to be an artist. As a theater geek, I feel like this show is a show for...

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Q&A with Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin: Susan is sassafras with a side of acerbic wit

How do you explain what “[title of show]” is? It is a show about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical writing a show about two guys writing a musical, getting their best friends involved, going through tremendous personal growth, and experiencing every emotion imaginable because of the process. What do you find most appealing about the show? I wanted to work with the director Jason Bowcutt because I learn so much from him as an actor. I was also drawn to the being able to sing and act. What was most appealing was not having to be in a dramatic role. How do you...

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