Whole Backstage Live!

Whole Backstage Live!

The Whole Backstage is Alabama’s oldest continuously operating community theatre. This podcast offers radio plays, vocal performances, interviews with performance art insiders, readings, comedy, and drama.

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August 6, 2022 88 min

Adam Carboni is a WBS alum and Guntersville native who is currently working in the film industry as a cinematographer. With experience as a director, film maker, and cinematographer Adam has worked on a wide range of projects that have taken him all over the world to film. You will hear Adam's perspective on formative theatre experiences, the magic of stagecraft, film industry careers, working with celebrities, filming from pre...

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Producer John Harvey joins WBS Live! to give an inside look at the production process of the highly acclaimed album "Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band". Released in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band’s debut album, the project is a 10-song collection of jazz interpretations of Allman Brothers Band favorites. At its release, BBoB debuted at #2 on the Billboard j...

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July 7, 2022 95 min

Denton catches up with WBS alum Grant Lackey. We cover how to see Broadway shows for cheap, Grant’s experiences at the Whole Backstage, Auburn University theatre experiences, Grant’s vocal coaching business, moving to NYC during a pandemic, his extensive Broadway Playbill collection, best pizza and bagels in the City, vocal warm ups, what advice he has for aspiring performers with big dreams, how good theatre challenges you persona...

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June 7, 2022 24 min

Episode 2 is a short trip into the world of Sea Shanties. Denton looks into the origin and development of a few of the more well known shanties and offers some examples of memorable recordings. Links for the recordings shared in the episode can be found below. Follow our socials for updates and don't forget to subscribe and enable notifications for our episodes! The following link will provide all our info. Social Links

 

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Johnny Brewer and Denton Gillen get together at the historic Whole Backstage Theatre in beautiful Guntersville, AL to talk about Johnny's smash hit Black Tie musical revue series which includes Black Tie Broadway, Black Tie America, and Black Tie Christmas. We cover early versions of similar ideas that evolved into the Black Tie series. Johnny talks about his creative process, his vision for each version of the show, and what p...

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