Producing Artistic Director, Wendy Whiteside, and Foley artist and designer, Shawn J. Goudie, joined the conversation to tell us more about their wonderful lives in Chicago … and Bedford Falls. The 2017 Jeff nominated live radio show opens at Stage 773 on November 16, 2017.
Originally published December 14, 2016 | Season 1 Episode 17
Chris Jones, chief theater critic and a Sunday culture columnist for the Chicago Tribune, joined the conversation at the Hubbard Inn on November 19, 2013 to discuss his new book Bigger, Brighter, Louder. Also featured in this episode of CONVERSATIONS FTA (From The Archives) is a performance by World War II veteran JUDY BRUBAKER, who played the role of Ms. Leach in the original Chicago cast of Grease in 1971.
Originally published August 21, 2017 | CONVERSATIONS FTA
Ethan Michaeli is an award-winning author, publisher and journalist based in Chicago. He was a copy editor and investigative reporter at The Defender from 1991 to 1996. Ethan joined us for the debut of conversations with Ed Tracy at the Skokie Theatre to discuss his new book, The Defender.
Originally published July 15, 2016 | Season 1 Episode 2
Imerman Angels CEO & Executive Director Benjamin Bornstein, a three-time cancer survivor, joins the conversation to discuss the Chicago-based organization that brings cancer fighters and caregivers together with Mentor Angel survivors of the approximate age and cancer type in all 50 states and 60 countries.
Season 2 Episode 24 | Originally published August 16, 2017
Artistic Director Gracie Valdez and Aerial Strap Artist Benjamin Courtenay join the conversation in the rehearsal tent for an inside look at Cirque Du Soleil's LUZIA: A Waking Dream of Mexico during the Chicago run of the show.
Season 2 Episode 23 | Originally published August 10, 2017
Co-founder and Artistic Director Harmony France joins the conversation to discuss Chicago's new Equity company, Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage. The company's launches their inaugural season this fall with a production of LIZZIE at The Den Theatre.
Season 2 Episode 22 | Originally published August 10, 2017
Comedian Tom Dreesen joins the conversation to talk about 48 years in show business and counting, including 14 years on tour with Frank Sinatra and over 60 appearances on the Tonight Show.
Season 2 Episode 21 | Originally published August 3, 2017
Legendary comedian Tom Dreesen talks about classmates, growing up and his first date.
Comedian Tom Dreesen talks about life lessons from his high school football coach, why he likes playing golf with Joe Pesci and mortality.