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The Madstage Podcast is an internet radio show tailor made for the performing arts in Madison Wisconsin. Each week, host Christian Neuhaus spends time with Madison area performers and creators, and helps spread the word about upcoming events.

The Madstage Podcast is an internet radio show tailor made for the performing arts in Madison Wisconsin. Each week, host Christian Neuhaus spends time with Madison area performers and creators, and helps spread the word about upcoming events.
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The Madstage Podcast is an internet radio show tailor made for the performing arts in Madison Wisconsin. Each week, host Christian Neuhaus spends time with Madison area performers and creators, and helps spread the word about upcoming events.

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Episodes

MadStage Podcast 035 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

9/20/2017
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Suzan and Buzz's guests are 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee co-directors Andrew Abrams and Gail Becker of Capital City Theatre. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Music and lyrics by William Finn Directed by Gale Becker and Andrew Abrams Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is about an eclectic group of six adolescents who vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Full of...

Duration: 00:20:38


MadStage Podcast 034 A Delicate Balance

9/13/2017
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Suzan and Buzz chat with director Scott Albert Bennett and actor Rebecca Raether about Strollers Theater's upcoming production of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance at the Bartell Theatre. A Delicate Balance By Edward Albee Directed by Scott Albert Bennett Edward Albee’s classic drama about two couples whose lives are upended by an encroaching, nameless “fear,” bringing a firestorm of doubt, recrimination, and ultimately solace. This play won Albee the first of his three Pulitzer Prizes...

Duration: 00:17:12


MSP 033 Titus Andronicus

9/6/2017
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Suzan and Buzz talk with actors Sean Langenecker and Brian Turner about Madison Theatre Guild's upcoming production of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus at the Bartell Theatre. Titus Andronicus By William Shakespeare Directed by Betty Diamond Shakespeare’s first known tragedy, TITUS ANDRONICUS was the most frequently produced of Shakespeare’s plays during his lifetime. Today, it is one of his least frequently produced shows. MTG wants to change that! Set in Ancient Rome, the aging Titus...

Duration: 00:20:11


MSP 032 The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve jobs

8/30/2017
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Suzan and Buzz chat with director Jake Penner and actor Jason Compton about Left of Left Center's upcoming production of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. ****** If Foxconn comes to Wisconsin, Jobs must as well. Mike Daisey had a love affair with technology and a deep admiration for Steve Jobs, one of the most important influencers of this or any age. Then he visited the plant in Shenzhen, China where the iPhone was made. And everything changed. It’s the story of Apple, Foxconn,...

Duration: 00:21:11


MSP 031 Bartie Awards

8/23/2017
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Suzan and Buzz dusted off their fancy duds and attended the annual Bartie Awards so they could chat with some of the winners.

Duration: 00:22:18


MSP 030 Lizzie

8/16/2017
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Suzan and Buzz chat with actor/producer Meghan Randolph and actor Erin McConnell about MTM's upcoming production of the rock musical "Lizzie". Lizzie By Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Stevens Hewitt Directed by Dana Pellebon On a sweltering summer morning in 1892, in a small New England city, a prominent business man and his wife were brutally axed to death in their home. Their daughter Lizzie Borden was the prime suspect. Lizzie’s trial was a coast-to-coast media...

Duration: 00:16:52


MadStage Podcast 029 Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce

8/9/2017
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Suzan and Buzz chat with director Emily Morrison Weeks and actor Tia Tanzer about KRASS Theater's upcoming production of "Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce." Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre (Krass) is delighted to announce the cast for Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Emily Morrison Weeks. Eight performances including reduced price nights and three matinees, August 11-19. Talkbacks after some shows. Bartell Theatre, 113 E Mifflin St., Madison, WI...

Duration: 00:21:38


MadStage Podcast 028 From Awkward Spaces

8/2/2017
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This week, MadStage Podcast co-host Suzan Kurry flips from interviewer to interviewee as Buzz talks with her, along with director John Jajewski and playwright Brendon Smith, about their play "From Awkward Spaces." From Awkward Spaces: The Story of the Bartell & The Journey to Permanence By Brendon Smith & Suzan Kurry Directed by John Jajewski An original play about the Bartell Theatre’s history. Six local theatre groups, who have been producing plays in whatever space they can find,...

Duration: 00:19:40


MSP Bartell 08 Penisten

7/28/2017
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Buzz Kemper chats with board president and technical director John Penisten about the contributions of the Bartell to local theater.

Duration: 00:09:51


MSP 027 Oregon Straw Hat Players Sondheim

7/26/2017
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Suzan and Buzz chat with Director David Lawver and Music Director Duane Draper about Oregon Straw Hat Players' production of "Sondheim On Sondheim." Sondheim on Sondheim By Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine Directed by David Lawver; Duane Draper, Music Director An intimate musical revue on the life and artistry of Stephen Sondheim. The show weaves together dozens of Sondheim's greatest and most beloved songs with exclusive interview footage of Sondheim himself. A beautiful portrait of...

Duration: 00:18:24


MSP Bartell 07 Madison Ballet

7/21/2017
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Buzz Kemper chats with W. Earle Smith about Madison Ballet's 2017-18 season.

Duration: 00:10:17


MSP 026 Upstart Crows

7/19/2017
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Suzan and Buzz talk with Upstart Crows Productions' Hannah Neis and Ruthanne Fiore about their upcoming production of The Burial at Thebes. Burial at Thebes By Seamus Heaney Directed by Hannah Nies In this outstanding new translation, commissioned by Ireland's renowned Abbey Theatre to commemorate its centenary, Seamus Heaney exposes the darkness and the humanity in Sophocles' masterpiece, and inks it with his own modern and masterly touch. Sophocles' play, first staged in the fifth...

Duration: 00:18:45


MSP Bartell 06 KRASS/Whelan

7/14/2017
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Buzz Kemper chats with Sarah Whelan about KRASS Theater's 2017-18 season, and a bit about her own contributions to local theater.

Duration: 00:12:02


MSP 025 Madison Shakespeare Co. Readings

7/12/2017
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Suzan and Buzz chat with Madison Shakespeare Company Executive Director Jason Compton about their upcoming readings. “Shakespeer” Readings at Arts + Literature Lab Madison Shakespeare Company will conduct two special stage readings of “Shakespeer” plays–works written by contemporaries of William Shakespeare. The first is Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe. July 20, 2017 at Arts + Literature Laboratory, 2021 Winnebago St, Madison. 7 PM start time. Faustus is the...

Duration: 00:15:36


MSP Bartell 05 Stage Q Season

7/7/2017
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Buzz Kemper goes backstage at the Bartell Theatre 2017-2018 Season Announcement event to talk with local theater companies about their upcoming season of shows. This episode features Stage Q, with Donovan Moen and Zac Stowe.

Duration: 00:10:04


MSP 024 Her Dream, A Pen, and A Book

7/5/2017
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Suzan and Buzz talk with playwright/director Morganna Grim about Broom Street Theater's production of her play, "Her Dream, A Pen, and A Book". Her Dream, a Pen, and a Book By Morganna Grim Directed by Morganna Grim, with original music composed and performed by Baltimore Krahn, and choreography by Loryn Jonelis "Let's start where it's simplest to look: with a girl, her Dream, a pen, and a book." Welcome to Cape Cache, a village cursed centuries ago to remain apathetic and complacent...

Duration: 00:15:32


MSP Bartell 04 Mercury Players

6/30/2017
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Buzz Kemper chats with Bonnie Balke about Mercury Players Theatre's 2017-18 season.

Duration: 00:11:08


MSP 023 MSC Sloshed Shakespeare: Macbeth

6/28/2017
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Suzan and Buzz chat with Madison Shakespeare Company’s Jason Compton about the upcoming wackiness that may ensue when the Bard comes up against “way too much alcohol” as MSC presents "Sloshed Shakespeare: Macbeth."

Duration: 00:16:26


MSP Bartell 03 Strollers

6/23/2017
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Buzz Kemper chats with Matt Korda about Strollers Theater's 2017-18 season.

Duration: 00:11:10


MSP 022 APT 2017 Season, Part 2

6/21/2017
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Suzan and Buzz chat with American Players Theatre Artistic Director Brenda DeVita about APT’s 2017 season and new stage. In part two we talk about "Three Sisters," "Pericles, Prince of Tyre," "A View from the Bridge," "Creditors," and the artistic and practical wonders of the brand new APT stage.

Duration: 00:25:10

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