Florida Rep’s Stage@Home Virtual Talkback Series takes theatre lovers behind the scenes! The debut series ran for 12-weeks from April to June 2020 and kept patrons engaged during the pandemic shutdowns. Due to overwhelming popular demand, Stage@Home came BACK for a limited 4-week run in October of 2020. If you missed an episode, you can watch any of them below for a suggested donation of just $10 to Support Florida Rep while live theatre is on pause. Read more about the fall line-up below and click the links to watch On-Demand.
Musical Leading Ladies | Sally Bowles, Rosemary Clooney, & Patsy Cline Featuring: Jillian Louis, Susan Haefner, and Bethany Gwen Perkins Sponsored by Alexandra & Eunice Bremner Click Here to Watch On-Demand | $10
Florida Rep is proud to kick off the NEW Fall 2020 Stage@Home series with the three remarkable women behind the recent blockbusters, Cabaret, Tenderly, and Always…Patsy Cline. This week’s in-depth discussion looks at the actresses who brought the iconic women to vivid life on Florida Rep’s two stages. Audiences will hear what it takes to make it in the regional theatre, what it was like working on the hit productions at Florida Rep, and even hear these powerhouses sing from the musicals that made them famous in Southwest Florida. Don’t miss the fall kickoff with these remarkable artists.
Making Spaghetti: Reuniting the Team behind I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti Featuring: Guilia Melucci, Jacques Lamarre, Michael Marotta, & Michelle Damato Sponsored by Ballantine Drone Services Click Here to Watch On-Demand | $10
In 2015, Florida Rep took audiences out to dinner with the much talked about hit one-woman show, I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti in the ArtStage Studio Theatre. Based on the memoir by Giulia Melucci and adapted by Jacques Lamarre, the play told the story of one woman’s loves and losses and the recipes that made her love life cook. Directed by Michael Marotta and starring Ensemble Member Michelle Damato, the show was a master class in acting AND cooking. Damato cooked a three-course meal onstage every night and served it to four lucky tables. This episode of Stage@Home reunites Michael and Michelle. It also welcomes Giulia Melucci and Jacques Lamarre back to Florida Rep – the author of the best-selling memoir and the playwright who adapted it into a one-woman romantic comedy!
Actors on Acting: TV, Film, Commercials, & Voice Overs Featuring: Rachel Burttram, Viki Boyle, Brian Hatch, & Mary Hodges Sponsored by Judy Weiner & Barbara Waldman Click Here to Watch On-Demand | $10
This week’s episode dives into the life of a working actor to find out how each of them navigates work on the screen and the stage. Ensemble Member Rachel Burttram talks to audiences about her recent experience shooting the new NatGeo/Disney+ series, The Right Stuff as Betty Grissom – wife of one of the Mercury astronauts. Ensemble Member Viki Boyle talks about her commercial career and the recent success with Downy Wrinkle Guard. Brian Hatch works as a voice-over artist, commercial actor and is about to debut in a new History Channel series. Mary Hodges gives insight about playing a recurring role on Law & Order. If you watch TV, this is not a discussion to miss.
This Halloween special takes audiences on a ghosty journey into the Arcade Theatre’s haunted past and present. Audiences are treated to three original ghost stories written by Associate Artistic Director, Jason Parrish, and read by professional Florida Rep actors! Artistic Director, Greg Longenhagen tells us how he tracked down the Arcade’s original Ghostlight, and it’s lit again for the first time in over thirty years. Also, playwright & theater historian Mark Shanahan talks about the history of ghost lights and why theatres all over the world keep a light on when the theatre is dark.
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