Sunday, November 4, 2018

Episode 71, “Replay of interview with Zack Allen, director of Knoxville Children’s Theatre” from 2012

Here is an excerpt from one of the first episodes of The Sounds of Knoxville Theatre Podcast, from Episode 4 way back in 2012. It's an interview with Zack Allen, the director of the then-Children's Theatre of Knoxville. Sadly we lost Zack very recently and Knoxville's theatre world is still reeling. An extremely moving Celebration of Life was held for Zack at Clarence Brown Theatre on November 4th, and stories were shared of his immense influence on the children, parents and the theatre community of Knoxville and beyond. I hope you enjoy hearing some of his own thoughts on his life and the important place he held children's theatre. He will be greatly missed.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Episode 70, "Tony Award-winning Producer Ashlee Latimer."

This week I am very honored to speak with Knoxville native and recent Tony Award-winning producer of Once On This Island, Ashlee Latimer, as she tells about growing up and learning to love theatre in Knoxville, following her dream to New York to work on Broadway and what it's like to win a Tony Award. Plus a lot of shows continuing this weekend, "Shieks and Shakes" and a Creative Resume workshop. Episode 70 is online, "Tony Award-winning Producer Ashlee Latimer."

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Episode 69 is Online!

This is the podcast all about theatre in Knoxville and the surrounding counties. This week we preview productions and auditions for the week of June 8-14, 2018. Episode 69 is online!
Coming up this week in the Knoxville area:
  • Singing in the Rain, Jr
  • The Legend of Georgia McBride
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
  • Knoxville Theatre Slam and Holler PAC Launch Party
  • Into the Woods
  • Sordid Lives

Friday, May 25, 2018

Episode 68, "Theatre Knoxville Downtown Profile"

This week we profile Theatre Knoxville Downtown, talk a little about their history, review some upcoming projects and performances, and take a sneak peak into an ambitious future project at Knoxville's oldest, continuously running community theatre. Episode 68 is Online, "Theatre Knoxville Downtown Profile"

Friday, May 11, 2018

Episode 67, "Holler Performing Arts Center"

This week, after a short selection of Productions and Auditions, I talk once again with JP Shuffman and Sara Gaddis of Knoxville Theatre Club, but also with Carolyn Corley from Modern Studio. They have teamed up as partners in this new Knoxville arts venue to produce something brand new - the Holler Performing Arts Center. We'll hear from them as they discuss its history, its place in the Knoxville arts community and the future as a valuable venue for theatre, music and art here in East Tennessee. Episode 67 is Online!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Episode 66

This week we're looking at productions and auditions coming up for the week of May 4 - May 10, 2018.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Episode 65, "Jesus Christ Superstar"

This week I enlist the assistance of some of Knoxville's theatrical brain trust to give me their opinions on NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar - Live", as well as give a brief overview of the history of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's 1971 Rock Opera. It's a controversial production, and Knoxville is no stranger to controversial opinions - both theatrical, religious and otherwise - and this episode seeks to dig a little into what Webber and Rice were trying to say with their take on the last days in the life of Jesus Christ.

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