The Backstage Show

The Backstage Show

The Backstage Show is a podcast about theatre, hosted by two guys who have been involved in many community theatre productions in the Philadelphia suburbs, in several capacities, for many years. We discuss a variety of topics in a conversational manner—you don't need to be involved with theatre to listen, though you many find things more of interest if you are. Our topics or interviews are either contained within a single episode or span several weekly podcast episodes in series. This way, each weekly episode clocks in at about 30 minutes, so you're not stuck listening to us ramble on for hours at a time.... Show More

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July 22, 2019 1 min

We’re currently taking a summer break, but we’ll be back in the fall with Season 4 of The Backstage Show! If you have any questions or comments—or you’d like to […]

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July 15, 2019 37 min

Rehearsals. Arguably the most important part of a production. Certainly where you’ll spend the most time when working on a show. In this two-part episode, Jim and Glen get into […]

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Rehearsals. Arguably the most important part of a production. Certainly where you’ll spend the most time when working on a show. In this two-part episode, Jim and Glen get into […]

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July 1, 2019 33 min

Inevitably, something will happen while working on a show that you’re not expecting. In this episode, Glen and Jim talk about what some of those things might be and how […]

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June 24, 2019 33 min

In this episode, Jim and Glen discuss applications for improv in community theatre and share their stories. To contact the show, call 267-225-8869 or visit backstage.link

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June 17, 2019 28 min

If you’ve never gotten involved in community theatre but you’ve stumbled across this podcast, perhaps it’s a question you’re now asking. If you are involved, maybe it’s a question you […]

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June 10, 2019 28 min

Jim and Glen discuss the basic leadership structure common to most community theatres, touch on their experience with theatre politics, and how you might best avoid becoming ensnared.

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Glen and Jim sit down with independent filmmaker Steve Niles (S&N Films), who’s also involved with community theatre, to discuss the similarities and differences he’s found between the two.

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Glen and Jim sit down with independent filmmaker Steve Niles (S&N Films), who’s also involved with community theatre, to discuss the similarities and differences he’s found between the two.

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Everyone is inspired by something. In this episode, Glen and Jim discuss the shows that inspired them, running down another top ten, this time of the shows that have influenced them the most in their community theatre escapades.

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May 13, 2019 26 min

In this two-part series, Jim and Glen walk you through the different types of theatre sets and what’s involved in their construction. This high-level overview gives you an idea of how community theatre sets come together.

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May 6, 2019 23 min

In this two-part series, Jim and Glen walk you through the different types of theatre sets and what’s involved in their construction. This high-level overview gives you an idea of how community theatre sets come together.

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Glen and Jim invite you along as they explore a theatre where they’ve both spent some time working, “The Barn” (as it’s colloquially known) in Jeffersonville, Pennsylvania. Joining them on their journey is Steve DiNenno, frequent collaborator, friend, and Barn board member.

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Glen and Jim invite you along as they explore a theatre where they’ve both spent some time working, “The Barn” (as it’s colloquially known) in Jeffersonville, Pennsylvania. Joining them on their journey is Steve DiNenno, frequent collaborator, friend, and Barn board member.

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April 15, 2019 33 min

Sure, Glen and Jim have worked at many different theatres in the Philadelphia suburbs, but none of them have been perfect. In this episode, they discuss the bad and the good and try to hash out what would be their ideal community theatre. Connect with us:Visit us on our website at http://backstage.linkView our social media […]

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April 8, 2019 30 min

For some, the week leading up to opening night can be a nightmarish hell week. For others, it’s merely production week. In this episode, Glen and Jim discuss all the ins and outs of technical week and what its meant to them. Connect with us:Visit us on our website at http://backstage.linkView our social media at […]

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Because there’s not enough fooling around on this podcast already, Jim and Glen let out all the stops for an episode dedicated to the theatrical fool, exploring its past, discussing its present, and presenting its future in a three-act, four-hour radio play. If you like our podcast, please share us with a friend. Better yet, […]

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March 25, 2019 29 min

In this episode, Glen and Jim dive back into the topic of casting, last discussed in the four-part series, Auditions and Casting, that begin with Episode 5. Now they go into more detail about precasting—when is it acceptable, when is it not, and how should it be handled? If you like our podcast, please share […]

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March 18, 2019 30 min

They begin with a built-in common interest and burn brightest during a production. But are they different from other friendships? And do they end when the final curtain falls? Jim and Glen examine theatre friendships from their perspective in this episode. If you like our podcast, please share us with a friend. Better yet, rate […]

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Glen and Jim step out from backstage and into the audience to give you an idea of what you might experience from the patron’s perspective. You get the lowdown on everything from buying tickets to what happens when the curtain closes.

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