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Deb, Joe and several community theater leaders wish all of you a warm and peaceful 2018 holiday season. They also discuss community theaters joining together to build communications and cooperation with Alan Semonian. Subscribe to Front Row Podcast in iTunes, or visit our website. Contact the show directly via email info@frontrowpodcast.com or leav…
 
Deb and Joe host two interviews of shows opening this week - Dr. Jason Dilly, the director of Stagecrafters' production of Fool for Love and Aaron Sohaski, the actor portraying Eddie in that show. They also spoke with Carla Margolis, Mama Rose in St. Dunstan's production of Gypsy. After Deb promoted the interview show in the echo fashion of a Monst…
 
Deb and Joe interview Maureen Mansfield, director of Farmington Players’ production of Brighton Beach Memoirs. Barefoot Productions – An Enemy of the People Audition – Norma & Wanda Southgate Players – Evil Dead Ridgedale Players – Audition – In-laws, Outlaws and other People (who should be shot) Subscribe to Front Row Podcast in iTunes, or visit o…
 
Deb and Joe let their dogs (Ginger and Puck) take over this week's episode. They (Deb and Joe) interview Tom Arwady and Toni Harte, director and choreographer respectively of Ridgedale Players production of The Wedding Singer. Farmington Players - Audition - Let Nothing You Dismay Grosse Pointe Theatre - Camalot Lakeland Players - 25th Annual Putna…
 
Deb and Joe celebrate the beginning of a third season of Front Row Podcast! They interview Tim Wittlinger, director of the Village Players of Birmingham's production of Rehearsal for Murder. Avon Players - Steel Magnolias Barefoot Productions - Gunplay The Clarkston Village Players - The Dixie Swim Club - Nonsense Downriver Actors Guild- Nonsense -…
 
This week, Deb and Joe decide to produce a junior version of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross, Jr. They interview Kori Bielaniec, director of the Players Guild of Dearborn's youth production of Grease, along with several members of the cast. Subscribe to Front Row Podcast in iTunes, or visit our website. Contact the show directly via email info@fr…
 
This week, Deb and Joe receive an Hanukkah / Christmas gift in June, when they discover that the Bill and Ted Trilogy is in pre-production. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgniTzdiw_0 They can barely contain their eighties glee before welcoming Jim Territo, creator of The Daedalus 2 Mission: A Space Opera at Planet Ant Theater. Jim was joined by th…
 
This week, Deb and Joe interviewed Ryan Moore, director of Avon Players – The Bridges of Madison County, May 18th – 20th, 25th – 27th, June 1st – 2nd. Richmond Community Theater - Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, runs May 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, and 27th, 2018 Village Players of Birmingham production of She Loves Me, runs May 1…
 
This week, Deb and Joe discuss record the show in the middle of Joe's final dress rehearsal for Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Richmond Community Theater. Joe interviews director Bryan Braun (who didn't know Joe was recording a podcast during the final dress rehearsal). The show runs May 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, …
 
This week, Deb and Joe discuss follow the acting career of Milky White, appearing in Into the Woods at Farmington Players. The Baker (Jason Wilhoite) and the Baker's Wife (Wendy Krekeler) discuss this great production. Subscribe to Front Row Podcast in iTunes, or visit our website. Contact the show directly via email info@frontrowpodcast.com or lea…
 
In this episode of The Open Casket's, host Matt Smith discusses how the current opioid crisis is affecting the death care industry and what embalmers can do to deal with it. He interviews his brother, John Smith, a funeral director and embalmer from Tennessee and touches on the how it has effected him.…
 
In The Open Casket's second episode, host Matt Smith touches on a sensitive personal subject close to his heart, interviews Co-worker and friend Nelson Sanchez about the importance of continuing education and then ending the episode with discussing the proper way to evaluate an embalmers salary!By Frigid Fluid Company
 
This week, Deb and Joe discuss whether theater seasons should be selected for actors or audience members and talk to the director of St. Dustan's Theater production of Clybourne Park, Alan Ellias. Subscribe to Front Row Podcast in iTunes, or visit our website. Contact the show directly via email info@frontrowpodcast.com or leave your comments on ou…
 
This week, Deb and Joe discuss the Scottish play and talk to the director of Farmington Players' production of And Then There Were None, Laurie Smalis. Subscribe to Front Row Podcast in iTunes, or visit our website. Contact the show directly via email info@frontrowpodcast.com or leave your comments on our hotline at 248-631-4077.…
 
This week, Deb and Joe wish everyone a Happy 2018 and welcome John Luther, director of Stagecrafter's production of Into the Woods. Avon Players: Boeing, Boeing – January 19-February 3. Fri/Sat 8:00, Sun 2:00 Auditions – Dial M for Murder – Sunday, January 21 5:30 and Monday, January 21 starting at 6:30. Cuts and info available on their website. Bi…
 
This week, Deb and Joe share their theatre audience horror stories and invite their listeners to share their stories for future episodes. Avon Players: A Christmas Story – two chances left to catch it – Dec 8 & 9. Performances at 8:00 PM – plus a special matinee performance on Saturday, 12/9 at 2:00 Barefoot Productions: Moving from Plymouth to a C…
 
This week, Deb and Joe interview local playwright Joseph Zettelmaier, author of It Came from Mars playing at Rosedale Community Players, about his career. Birmingham Village Players: Leading Ladies Grosse Pointe Theater: Fisk for Footlights Sunday, November 5, 2017 – 6:00 pm Join Jef Fisk for an evening of amusing music & thoughtful FUN City Kitche…
 
This week, Deb and Joe, in the spirit of Halloween, invites you to send them your audio clip (.wav or .mp3) telling us about a ghost story from your theater. They also interview Dale Feldpausch, director of Birmingham Village Players' production of Leading Ladies. Audition - Other Desert Cities - Grosse Pointe Theatre The Graduate - Richmond Commun…
 
This week, Deb and Joe bid community theater's nicest guy adieu in a tribute to his contribution to the arts in Metro Detroit. Those wishing to pay respects to Bill's family may contact the Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home. Rehearsal for Murder - Barefoot Productions Audition: Almost Maine - Barefoot Productions Here on the Flight Path - Clarkston…
 
This week, Deb and Joe interview Chris Polhill, Director of Becky's New Car at Ridgedale Players and Nancy Cooper, Director of Calendar Girls at Farmington Players. Ridgedale Players - Becky's New Car Farmington Players - Calendar Girls Grosse Pointe Theater - The Pirates of Penzance Players Guild of Dearborn - Come Blow Your Horn Southgate Communi…
 
This week, Deb and Joe kick off the second season of Front Row Podcast by interviewing Danielle Caralis, the lead of Birmingham Village Players' production of Anything Goes. Auditions for St. Dustan's The Ultimate Christmas Show (directed by host Deb). Now playing: Avon Players - Ship of Dreams: Titanic - The Musical Stagecrafters - Sister Act Down…
 
This week, Deb and Joe interview Erin Johnson, the lead of St. Dustan's production of 42 Street. Clarkston Village Players: Performance - Driving Miss Daisy Downriver Actor’s Guild: Performance - Dearly Departed Grosse Pointe Theater: Audtions - The Pirates of Penzance Stagecraft's: Performance - Jesus Christ Superstar Subscribe to Front Row Podcas…
 
This week, Deb and Joe interview Marie Lee, Director of Ridgedale Players' production of Picasso at the Lapine Agile. Clarkston Village Players: Self Help – comedy, May 5-20, Fri/Sat 8:00, Sun 2:00 Downriver Actor’s Guild: Oliver, May 5-21, Fri/Sat 7:30, Sun 3:00 Grosse Pointe Theater: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, May 7-20, Thurs/Fri/Sat 8:00, Su…
 
This week, Deb and Joe interview two of the cast members of Spamalot, Tom Arwady and Jason Dilly, opening this weekend at Farmington Players. Rosedale Community Players: The Gin Game - opening April 28 Stagecrafters: Edward Albee's Seascape – through April 30 Starlight Theater: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – April 28 Subscribe to Fr…
 
This week, Deb and Joe interview Eric Swanson, half of "Gerianne & Eric - The Dynamic Duo", a Broadway sing along at Pronto in Royal Oak. Barefoot Productions: Auditions – The Roles I’ll Never Play Cabaret fundraiser, April 20-21, 7:00 PM Downriver Actor’s Guild: Drop Dead Disco – Interactive Dinner Theater, April 21-29 at 7:30 PM Grosse Pointe The…
 
This week, Deb and Joe interview one of Metro Detroit's most prolific stage managers, Justine Dearth. Barefoot Productions: The 39 Steps – March 31-April 9, Fri/Sat 8:00, Sun 2:00 Downriver Actor’s Guild: Summer Theater Immersion Camp programs for kids starting at age 5 and up to teen-agers – camp and application info available. Grosse Pointe Theat…
 
This week, Deb and Joe interview Mark Carley, director of Birmingham Village Players' production of You Can't Take it With You, opening this week. Avon Players: The Mousetrap – March 10-25, Fri/Sat 8:00, Sun 2:00 Auditions for The Addams Family – Sun March 12, 5:30 and Mon Mar 13, 6:30 Clarkston Village Players: The House on the Cliff – Mar 10-18, …
 
This week, Deb and Joe are shocked to find out that Dopey and Doc have been renamed in a version of Snow White. Director Jeffery Nelson and lead actress Anita Newby join us to talk about Stagecrafters' next show Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. Joe and Deb talk about some of their favorite non theater podcasts, including Deb's of Serial and Joe's…
 
This week, Joe and Deb imagine what The Misanthrope, Jr. would be like. The talk about what a show producer does with prolific producer Bryan Conroy (Village Players -You Can't Take it With You. Barefoot Productions: The Misanthrope – February 17-26, Fri/Sat 8:00, Sun 2:00 Grosse Pointe Theater: Love, Loss and What I Wore – February 16-26, Fri/Sat …
 
This week, Deb and Joe talk to Jerry Nehr, director of Other Desert Cities at the Fine Arts Society of Detroit. In our Tech Talk segment, stage combat expert Brian Moultrup discusses the best way to take a punch on stage. Becky's New Car opens this week at Farmington Players. Special thanks to Birmingham Village Players for letting us record interv…
 
This week, Deb and Joe talk to master set designer Drew Hall about what goes into creating a great set. Mike Trudel shares the plight of Grosse Pointe Theater and his newspaper opinion piece which set off a community firestorm. Auditions this week include Oliver at the Downriver Actors Guild and A Chorus Line at Southgate Community Players. Subscri…
 
This week, Deb and Joe traveled to Rosedale Community Players in Southfield, where The Kings of Unionville opens on January 27, 2017. Director Lance Alan and assistant director Karen McHugh discuss the show. RCP Promotions Director Chuck Goddeeris discuss the theater and his involvement in the Community Theater Association of Michigan. Upcoming aud…
 
This week, Deb and Joe interviewed the director Gerry Haines and lead Gary LaKind of In the Heights, opening at Stagecrafters in Royal Oak on January 20, 2017. Listen to commercials for Arsenic and Old Lace by director Paul Bruce and Doubt: A Parable by theater president Kathleen Duffy. Subscribe to Front Row Podcast in iTunes, or visit our website…
 
This week, Deb and Joe discussed holiday shows: Christmas Then and Now at the Downriver Actors Guild. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Farmington Players. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at the Starlight Theater. Sing in the Season at Birmingham Village Players. Jef Fisk and Theresa Selvaggio from Grosse Pointe Theater talk about GPT leaving the …
 
This week, Deb and Joe discuss the impact the recent election could have on participation in community theater. They also talked about actors auditioning for roles in shows. Shows playing: Stagecrafters - The Best Man (Nov 17-19 – 8:00, Nov 19 also at 2:00 pm) Grosse Pointe Theater - The Sunshine Boys (Nov 17-19 – 8:00) St Dunstan’s – The Misfit El…
 
This week, Deb and Joe travel to Richmond Community Theater to talk to Craig McNabb, director of Dinner with Friends, opening on October 21. Other openings: Rosedale Players – Minus Some Buttons October 28-November 12, Fri/Sat at 8 and Sun at 2 Starlight Theater– The Toxic Avenger October 28-November 6, Fri/Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2 Also – auditioning …
 
This week, Deb and Joe take the show to the St. Dustan's Theater in Bloomfield Hills. Deb is appearing in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and we discussed the show with Director Marcus Laban and Board member Stephanie Peltier discussed their upcoming season. Upcoming shows: Downriver Actors Guild (Wyandotte) – Bonnie & Clyde Oct 14-29, Fri/Sat 7:30 and S…
 
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