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New York or Bust: Interview with Performer Emily Whitley

  In this episode, we were so excited to chat with Emily Whitley, who made the move to New York to pursue her Broadway dreams! Before her move, you may have seen her in local productions like “Head over Heels” at Actor’s Express. You’ll get to hear all the nitty-gritty details about finding a place …


Atlanta Turned New York Performer: Interview with Danny Crowe

  In this episode, we have the pleasure of talking with performer Danny Crowe. Danny has appeared in many local and regional productions. He shares his own journey, as well as some really fantastic advice for Broadway hopefuls. In addition to being a performer, Danny serves as an audition coach and shares with us some …


A Holistic Approach to Theatre Training: Interview with Dr. Josh Turknett

   In this episode, Josh shares his expertise on using a holistic approach to theatre training that will help our triple threats maximize both their physical and cognitive performance. Josh is a neurologist and currently spends his time consulting with clients on these very topics. Musical theatre performers face the unique challenge of needing …


Rising Atlanta Star: Interview with Claudio Pestana

  In this episode, we are excited to speak with rising Atlanta talent, Claudio Pestana. We have seen him in several performances and he’s a real standout in a range of roles. We dig into his journey on his way to Broadway and get his advice for Broadway hopefuls. He’s got great advice for finding …


Plan Summer Intensives NOW: Interview with Ben Wolfe of Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute (SSTI)

   In this episode, we get to share one of our very favorite summer theatre intensives for middle and high schoolers, the Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute (SSTI). We chat with Ben Wolfe, the founder and director of this incredible program. He tells us about the program he’s developed for Broadway hopefuls, as well as …


Finding Your Niche: Interview with Performer Jeremy Benton

   In this episode, we are delighted to chat with performer Jeremy Benton. Jeremy has made a career for himself on Broadway and beyond as a “song and dance man.” You’ll most often find him playing roles in classic musicals like Billy Lawler in “42nd Street,” Don Lockwood in “Singin’ in the Rain,” and …


Exciting Announcements and Musicality Now Interview

  This episode is a departure from our standard format. First, we start off with three big pieces of news. You’ll have to listen to find out what they are! But our links below may give you hints. After our news reveal, we are doing a rebroadcast of the “Musciality Now” podcast interview Josh did …


Bringing Up Broadway: Three Things Musical Theatre Did for My Child (and for the World) – BroadwayWorld.com

We are super excited to share Jenny’s first column on BroadwayWorld.com! We hope you’ll read it and share it widely!  You can read the article here.  We will continue to share her columns on this website and our social media pages, so follow along!   Join the Troupe! Sign up for our mailing list to …


Writing a Musical: Interview with Broadway Performer and Musical Writer Brad Bass

  What a treat to get to talk with Broadway Performer and Musical Writer Brad Bass! His incredible journey took him from a tobacco farm in Ringgold, VA to Broadway’s “Wicked,” “Memphis,” and “Jersey Boys.” Now Brad’s journey takes him to the Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival where the show “The Collins Boy” that he co-wrote …


Jimmy Awards Finalist: Follow Up Interview with Jessi Kirtley

  Join us for a quick check in with Shuler Award winner and Jimmy FINALIST Jessi Kirtley of Roswell High School. As you may recall from our first episode with Jessi, she was on her way to New York to represent Georgia in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (a.k.a. the Jimmy Awards!).  In …