Neuse Little Podcast

Neuse Little Podcast

Come listen to the history of Neuse Little Theatre as well as onstage/backstage stories from the people who were there. We look forward to bringing new content and helping folks learn a little more about the theater while maybe taking a walk down memory lane. We hope you enjoy it. Credits are:Host & Creator: Matt Gore * Producer: Meta Toole * Music by: Cody Walker (@CodyWalkerFTG)

Episodes

April 28, 2024 41 mins

The cast and crew of Ivories playing at The Gilbert Theater in Fayetteville stop by to discuss why there should be more stage horror and of talk of their recently staged musical Assassins.

Guests: Lawrence Carisle III, Michelle Rutherford, Dan Adams, Justin Gore-Pike

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *

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The cast of the zany comedy Unnecessary Farce stop by to chat about bittersweet farewells, small words, copious amounts of doors and a brief foray into meat. Enjoy.

Guests: Titania Ruffino, Jorge Sepulveda, Larry Grey, Keith Allen Davis

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *

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Matt and Meta unveil the much anticipated lineup of shows for NLT’s 50th Anniversary.

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *

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While the next show rehearses we take it off-stage and onto the silver screen. Abby, Justin, Tamara and Matt talk about some of the most critically acclaimed movies of 2023. Movies discussed include: Oppenheimer, Barbie, Poor Things, Maestro and The Holdovers.

Guests: Abigail Jordan, Tamara Baltazar, Justin Gore-Pike

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *

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February 16, 2024 44 mins

For this month’s episode we have a sampling of the cast from NLT’s show The Lion in Winter. Join us we talk to newcomers Noah and Larry on navigating complicated characters, unhealthy family dynamics and what’s it’s like acting for the first time at the hut.

Guests: Noah Denton, Larry Gray, Stephanie Veren

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *

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December 16, 2023 43 mins

Join Matt, Meta, Justin, Tam and Keith in a festive round of Christmas movie trivia. Hear if team Krampus or team Scrooge takes home the coveted Christmas Wig.

Guests: Justin Gore-Pike, Tamara Baltazar, and Keith Davis

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *

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The cast and director come chat about the upcoming show at NLT The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular. Discussions include working on memorization, cast bonding and an ill-fated pre-rehearsal wine walk.

Guests: Stephanie Veren, Theressa Rose, Nancy Gibbs, Emily Snow, Nichole Braswell, and Sheila Lane

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *

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Matt and Meta are joined by the head-honchos at Benson Little Theater Jeri Keith Liles and DH Johnson. They discuss their upcoming 25th season and talk about the current play about to open, the stage adaption of the cult-favorite movie Clue.

Guests: DH Johnson and Jeri Keith Liles

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *

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Matt and Meta are joined by a small contingent of the Willy Wonka cast. Listen to different perspectives on the message of the show, backstage insights and also hear us complain about how hot it was during the recording of this episode.

Guests:  Abbie Claire Donaldson, Asher Saab, Randy Jordan, and Kenny Howell

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *

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Matt chats with members of the Johnston County Arts Council about their new book Johnston County Creates.

Guests: Evelyn Wool, Judy Boyette, Joyce Kilpatrick-Jordan 

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *

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Summer is here and that means it’s time for NLT’s annual youth program. This year they are presenting “Disney’s Frozen, kids.” Matt and Meta chat with the director Patsy Castellano, music director Karen Mollins, as well as cast members Gianna Gresafi, Julia Scalice and Mackenzie Hill. Also stick around for the last bit of the show to hear the acting nominations for NLT’s annual award gala, the Cannons.

Guests: Patsy Castel...

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Matt and Meta sit down with a portion the cast of 176th NLT production The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. The conversation delves into developing a western onstage, intimacy training, love triangles and more.

Guests: Madeline Snow, Owen Lewis, Daniel E.D. Brown, Randall Lawrence-Hurt 

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *

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Join Matt, Meta and Keith as they announce Neuse Little Theatre’s 49th season (2023-2024).

Guest: Keith Davis

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *

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The charming cast of NLT’s 175th production discuss the similarities of their characters to their real-life selves, their expectations of opening weekend and acting in a modern romantic comedy.

Guests: 
Titania Ruffino (Olivia), Marz McCallister (Gabe), Julia Kapke (Lydia), Will Snow (Wyatt), Angela Arant (Karen), Dan Ruffino (Carter)

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *...

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The director and (almost) all of the cast of Monte Carlo join us to talk about the behind the scenes process of bringing this dramedy to life onstage and how it connects with their offstage lives.

Guests:
Julz McCallister, Jaynesha Davis, Virginia Edwards, Bowen Thomson, Stephanie Veren

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *

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WARNING: SPOILERS!

We are back with our first show of 2023 where we discuss some of favorite movies of the previous year. Enjoy!

Guests: Keith Davis and Abigail Jordan

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *

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Join the cast and crew of Boeing Boeing as they discuss Italian translations, comic timing and unexpected delays. Then in the latter portion of the podcast we veer off and talk about the late-comedian Gallagher for no good reason. Enjoy!

Guests: Sequilla Arita, Theressa Rose, Randall Lawrence-Hurt, Kathi Nixon, and Patsy Castellano

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *

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We take the Johnston County Heritage Center Ghost Walk (held Oct 27) and learn about the local history of JoCo about some not so familiar people, from a team of both familiar and new folks.  Hope you enjoy.

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *

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A few cast members from NLT’s season premiere “A Murder is Announced” discuss working on an 80s version of an Agatha Christie story.

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *
Guests: Patricia Barta, Kathi Nixon, Daniel E.D. Brown

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *

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September 9, 2022 35 mins

Director Tony Pender returns and discusses the challenges of presenting Agatha Christie to a modern audience with modern technology.

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *
Guest: Tony Pender

Host & Creator: Matt Gore *
Producer: Meta Toole *
Music by: Cody Walker *

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