Growin' Up Broadway

Growin' Up Broadway

Growin’ Up Broadway! Is the world’s first podcast dedicated to theatre makers who are young, or young at heart. Co-hosted by iHeart Radio Broadway’s Director SJ Arnegger and iTheatrics and Junior Theater Festival Worldwide Founder and librettist Timothy Allen McDonald, each podisode features a mix of the latest Broadway news, interviews with theatre makers, live performances, and spotlights on educational theatre organizations from all over the world.


February 25, 2021 38 mins
History Has Its Eyes On You: A Discussion on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Theatre was a special panel that was presented at this year's Virtual Junior Theatre Festival. iTheatrics Education Associate Jiana Odland and Broadway’s Taylor Iman Jones lead a conversation regarding bias in the theatre industry with an expert group of panelists including Kikau Alvaro, Rozalynn Fulton, and Krystina Alabado. Join us as they share thei...
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Didn't make it to the Virtual Junior Theatre Festival this year? Growin' Up Broadway has you covered with Direct From Broadway that featured Tim McDonald and SJ Arnegger talking with Six The Musical creators Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, Luca Padovan and Isabella Russo, Isaac Powell (West Side Story, Once On This Island), Brittney Mack (Six), Ryan McCartan (Frozen, Heathers The Musical), Krystina Alabado (Mean Girls). So help me Sondh...
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Tim and SJ talk about the upcoming virtual Junior Thespian Festival with Broadway and TV star Luca Padovan and Queen Brittney Mack from Six The Musical.
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Growin' Up Broadway checks in with two essential theatre education teachers Aly Isom (Mill Creek Middle School) and Spencer Lau (Woodruff Middle School). They take us through how creating theatre has changed during the pandemic and what challenges they have faced with their students.
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Tim & SJ catch up on all the latest news (especially the election) and are joined by the multi-talented Joshua Turchin who's show The Perfect Fit is about to be livestreamed for all to see! Did we mention that Joshua is 14 and can do everything!
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Growin' Up Broadway podcast and we're talking with Daniel J. Mertzlufft who's TikTok "grocery store" musical blew up the internet with 4.6 million views! Listeners should note that Daniel AKA "Mr. Sparkles" as is the composer behind the Growin' Up Broadway theme song.
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March 19, 2020 36 mins
This episode of Growin' Up Broadway is a little different as our world (and industry) has changed in the last few weeks due to COVID-19. Tim and SJ are here to offer 30+ minutes of information and positive light for our theatre education communities around the world. Also joining us for this epsisode is MTI's John Prignano (COO & Director of Education and Development) to talk about what resources are available for teachers, directo...
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January 24, 2020 28 mins
Tim McDonald and SJ Arnegger reveal the lineup and special guests for the 2020 Junior Theater Festival West in Sacramento, including mainstage performances and an interview with show makers extraordinary Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler. The podcast also shines a spotlight on Lanai Academy of Performing Arts in Lanai City, Hawaii.
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January 2, 2020 22 mins
Tim McDonald and SJ Arnegger reveal the lineup and special guests for the 2020 Junior Theater Festival, including mainstage performances and an interview with Caissie Levy from Disney's Frozen. The podcast also shines a spotlight on Inspiration Stage in Sugar Land, Texas.
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Tim and SJ are joined by Broadway Composer Rob Rokicki for the first ever Growin' Up Broadway Podcast! We also shine a spotlight on Bay Area Children's Theatre!
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