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Whole Backstage Live!

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The Whole Backstage is Alabama’s oldest continuously operating community theatre. This podcast offers radio plays, vocal performances, interviews with performance art insiders, readings, comedy, and drama.

The Whole Backstage is Alabama’s oldest continuously operating community theatre. This podcast offers radio plays, vocal performances, interviews with performance art insiders, readings, comedy, and drama.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Whole Backstage is Alabama’s oldest continuously operating community theatre. This podcast offers radio plays, vocal performances, interviews with performance art insiders, readings, comedy, and drama.

Language:

English

Contact:

256-673-2708


Episodes

WBS Live! - Ep. 7 - Patrick Sisk (Part 2 of 3)

9/26/2022
Part 2 of my conversation with comedian Patrick Sisk. Patrick lives in Orlando and is on a mission to spread joy with comedy after taking a 10-year break from sharing his talents. Listen to Part 2 for insights on balancing a full time day job and comedy, filtering unsolicited advice, and whether young me had a shot at an NFL career. Stay tuned for part 3 coming soon. Patrick will be at the Whole Backstage November 18, 2022 to headline our Laugh at the Lake comedy night. Check our socials at...

Duration:00:33:37

WBS Live! - Ep. 6 - Patrick Sisk (Part 1 of 3)

9/7/2022
Part 1 of my conversation with comedian Patrick Sisk. Patrick lives in Orlando and is on a mission to spread joy with comedy after taking a 10-year break from sharing his talents. Listen to Part 1 for a quick catch up on the evolution of his career in comedy, the club scene in and around Orlando, deep fried peanuts, having support from his family, camel burgers?, and his philosophy of “letting comedy happen”. Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3 coming soon. Patrick will be at the Whole Backstage...

Duration:00:33:01

WBS Live! - Bonus - John Everett Brewer

8/19/2022
This Bonus episode is an impromptu discussion with Whole Backstage performer and board member John Everett Brewer. He was born into the WBS family and has since graced our stage in many productions including Charley's Aunt, Noises Off, A Christmas Carol Radio Play, Little Shop of Horrors, and Guys and Dolls. Our informal conversation touches on the value of theatre in a community, collaborative participation, and even thrift store fashion shows. WBS Socials

Duration:00:47:06

WBS Live! - Ep. 5 - Adam Carboni

8/6/2022
Adam Carboni is a WBS alum and Guntersville native who is currently working in the film industry as a cinematographer. With experience as a director, film maker, and cinematographer Adam has worked on a wide range of projects that have taken him all over the world to film. You will hear Adam's perspective on formative theatre experiences, the magic of stagecraft, film industry careers, working with celebrities, filming from precarious positions, traveling the world, documentaries vs...

Duration:01:28:06

WBS Live! - Ep. 4 - John Harvey on Big Band of Brothers

7/18/2022
Producer John Harvey joins WBS Live! to give an inside look at the production process of the highly acclaimed album "Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band". Released in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band’s debut album, the project is a 10-song collection of jazz interpretations of Allman Brothers Band favorites. At its release, BBoB debuted at #2 on the Billboard jazz charts. This music is imaginative and exciting, and John covers...

Duration:01:05:25

WBS Live! - Ep. 3 - Grant Lackey

7/7/2022
Denton catches up with WBS alum Grant Lackey. We cover how to see Broadway shows for cheap, Grant’s experiences at the Whole Backstage, Auburn University theatre experiences, Grant’s vocal coaching business, moving to NYC during a pandemic, his extensive Broadway Playbill collection, best pizza and bagels in the City, vocal warm ups, what advice he has for aspiring performers with big dreams, how good theatre challenges you personally, and what shows Grant would like to see at the WBS. This...

Duration:01:35:05

WBS Live! - Ep. 2 - Sea Shanties

6/7/2022
Episode 2 is a short trip into the world of Sea Shanties. Denton looks into the origin and development of a few of the more well known shanties and offers some examples of memorable recordings. Links for the recordings shared in the episode can be found below. Follow our socials for updates and don't forget to subscribe and enable notifications for our episodes! The following link will provide all our info. Social Links The Longest Johns: Randy Dandy-O -...

Duration:00:24:32

WBS Live! - Episode 1 - Black Tie Series with Johnny Brewer

5/24/2022
Johnny Brewer and Denton Gillen get together at the historic Whole Backstage Theatre in beautiful Guntersville, AL to talk about Johnny's smash hit Black Tie musical revue series which includes Black Tie Broadway, Black Tie America, and Black Tie Christmas. We cover early versions of similar ideas that evolved into the Black Tie series. Johnny talks about his creative process, his vision for each version of the show, and what plans he has to further develop the series in the future. Follow...

Duration:00:57:09