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The Curtain Call Theatre Podcast is the only podcast that will bring you backstage (often during a show) to place you where the drama is actually created. With access like no other podcast, we give you the opportunity to join us in the wings and the dressing rooms and feel what it's like to be part of the company.
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Now displaying: December, 2019
Dec 24, 2019

We’re taking a little festive break from that series to bring you our traditional Christmas episode where we read you a little story to help ring in the special season of hope, whichever religion (or not) may be.

For the past two years, it has been me reading these stories. And I thought to myself “Surely there must be someone out there who can do a better job than me reading this…”, so I turned to friend of the show, and one of my favourite people to work with, Siubhan Harrison.

We recorded Louisa May Alcott’s short story “A Christmas Dream and How it Came to Be True.”  A fantastic little twist on Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.

Dec 18, 2019

Show notes Ep 4

Welcome to the podcast series, “Welcome to the Rock!” A behind the curtain peek at what it takes to get a show from a seed of an idea all the way to a Broadway hit.

The international musical hit Come From Away tells the incredible real-life story of the passengers from all over the world that were grounded in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland in the wake of the events of 9/11.  Gratitude grew into friendship, hope blossomed in the face of tragedy and a musical was written to celebrate the community created in an incredible time of need by both the Canadians and the Come From Aways.

In this episode, the Come From Away musical family - the creative team and the cast - take you through their experience of opening a show in Dublin on their way to The West End.  Many of them didn’t know what to expect and weren’t sure exactly how the show would be received, but everyone, including the audiences, were certainly happy that they did open there.

 

The voices you will hear in this episode are:

 

Sue Frost - Producer, Junkyard Dog Productions

Randy Adams - Producer, Junkyard Dog Productions

David Hein and Irene Sankoff - Book, Music & Lyrics

John Brant - Producer

Christopher Ashley - Director

Rachel Tucker -  Beverley / Annette and others (West End Cast)

David Shannon - Kevin T / Garth and others (West End Cast)

Harry Morrison - Oz and others (West End Cast)

Jenna Boyd - Beulah and others (West End Cast)

Helen Hobson - Diane and others (West End Cast)

Clive Carter - Claude and others (West End Cast)

Nathanael Campbell - Bob and others (West End Cast)

Jonathan Andrew Hume - Kevin J / Ali and others (West End Cast)

Emma Salvo - Janice and others (West End Cast)

Mary Doherty - (West End Cast)

Gareth Owen - Sound Designer

 

Presented on behalf of Curtain Call by John Schwab

 

CURTAIN UP:

00:00 - 02:10 - Intro

02:15 - 03:40 - Series Catch Up / Thoughts of a West End Transfer

04:10 - 07:20 - Why Dublin?

07:45 - 09:30 - Changes for Europe

09:40 - 12:10 - Casting Considerations

12:10 - 14:15 - Why a Pre-West End Run?

14:30 - 16:20 - Ireland Concerns

16:30 - 21:20 - Opening at The Abbey Theatre, Dublin

21:40 - 23:30 - The Move to London

23:40 - 24:09 - Outro

CURTAIN DOWN

 

 

LINKS

Come From Away Tickets
https://comefromaway.com/tickets.php?content=tixbroadway

Broadway Show Page
https://comefromaway.com/

London Show Page
https://comefromawaylondon.co.uk/

Toronto Show Page
https://www.mirvish.com/shows/come-from-away

Australia Show Page
https://comefromaway.com.au/

Shanghai Show Page
https://m.juooo.com/ticket/107774

Curtain Call Show Page

https://www.curtaincallonline.com/show/come-from-away/6326

 

SOCIAL TAGS

Come From Away (comefromaway.com)

Twitter: @wecomefromaway, @ComeFromAwayUK, @comefromawayto, @ComeFromAwayAU

Instagram: @wecomefromaway, @ComeFromAwayUK, @ComeFromAwayTO, @ComeFromAwayAU

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ComeFromAway/https://www.facebook.com/ComeFromAwayUK/

 

Curtain Call (curtaincallonline.com)

Twitter: @curtaincall 

Instagram: @curtaincall 

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/CurtainCall/

 

Broadway Radio: (broadwayradio.com)

Twitter: @BroadwayRadio

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BroadwayRadio/

 

Broadway World: (broadwayworld.com)

Twitter: @BroadwayWorld

Instagram: @officialbroadwayworld

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BroadwayWorld/

 

All music and sound rights are reserved. You must not reproduce or use any element of this podcast without explicit written permission of both Junkyard Dog Productions and Curtain Call Ltd.

Dec 11, 2019

Welcome To The Rock

Show notes Ep 3 

 

Welcome to the podcast series, “Welcome to the Rock!” A behind the curtain peek at what it takes to get a show from a seed of an idea all the way to a Broadway hit.

The international musical hit Come From Away tells the incredible real-life story of the passengers from all over the world that were grounded in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland in the wake of the events of 9/11.  Gratitude grew into friendship, hope blossomed in the face of tragedy and a musical was written to celebrate the community created in an incredible time of need by both the Canadians and the Come From Aways.

In this episode, you’ll meet the producers of Come From Away.  These are the individuals that saw the potential of this story of a small, rural community on a small Canadian Island and had the vision to craft a journey for the show that would see it break audience records across the country before hitting Broadway.

The voices you will hear in this episode are:

Sue Frost - Producer, Junkyard Dog Productions

Randy Adams - Producer, Junkyard Dog Productions

David Hein and Irene Sankoff - Book, Music & Lyrics

Kenny and Marleen Alhadeff - Producers, Junkyard Dog Product

John Brant - Producer

Christopher Ashley - Director

 

Presented on behalf of Curtain Call by John Schwab

 

CURTAIN UP:

00:00 - 02:10 - Intro

02:15 - 03:40 - Behind the Story

04:00 - 07:00 - JunkYard Dog Producers / Meeting David & Irene

07:15 - 08:00 - The Production Plan…

08:00 - 10:25 - UK Producers

10:30 - 11:40 - Many Pins on the Map

11:45 - 15:30 - Beyond Broadway Dreaming

15:45 - 16:45 - A Blessing and a Curse

17:00 - 20:00 - It’s an Audience’s Story

20:05 - 23:15 - Audience Reactions City to City

23:30 - 25:40 - A Show Bigger Than a Normal Show

26:10 - 27:45 - What Next?

27:50 - 28:25 - Outro

CURTAIN DOWN

 

LINKS

Come From Away Tickets
https://comefromaway.com/tickets.php?content=tixbroadway

Broadway Show Page
https://comefromaway.com/

London Show Page
https://comefromawaylondon.co.uk/

Toronto Show Page
https://www.mirvish.com/shows/come-from-away

Australia Show Page
https://comefromaway.com.au/

Shanghai Show Page
https://m.juooo.com/ticket/107774

Curtain Call Show Page

https://www.curtaincallonline.com/show/come-from-away/6326

 

SOCIAL TAGS

Come From Away (comefromaway.com)

Twitter: @wecomefromaway, @ComeFromAwayUK, @comefromawayto, @ComeFromAwayAU

Instagram: @wecomefromaway, @ComeFromAwayUK, @ComeFromAwayTO, @ComeFromAwayAU

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ComeFromAway/https://www.facebook.com/ComeFromAwayUK/

 

Curtain Call (curtaincallonline.com)

Twitter: @curtaincall 

Instagram: @curtaincall 

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/CurtainCall/

 

Broadway Radio: (broadwayradio.com)

Twitter: @BroadwayRadio

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BroadwayRadio/

 

Broadway World: (broadwayworld.com)

Twitter: @BroadwayWorld

Instagram: @officialbroadwayworld

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BroadwayWorld/

 

All music and sound rights are reserved. You must not reproduce or use any element of this podcast without explicit written permission of both Junkyard Dog Productions and Curtain Call Ltd.

Dec 4, 2019
Show notes Ep 2 
 
Welcome to the podcast series, “Welcome to the Rock!” A behind the curtain peek at what it takes to get a show from a seed of an idea all the way to a Broadway hit.
 
The international musical hit Come From Away tells the incredible real-life story of the passengers from all over the world that were grounded in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland in the wake of the events of 9/11.  Gratitude grew into friendship, hope blossomed in the face of tragedy and a musical was written to celebrate the community created in an incredible time of need by both the Canadians and the Come From Aways.
 
In this episode, meet the real inhabitants of Gander and the Come From Away’s that you see on stage in the musical, including Captain Beverley Bass, Sheriff Oz Fudge and many more.  
 
The voices you will hear in this episode :
 
Oz Fudge - Former Sheriff of Gander
David Hein and Irene Sankoff - Book, Music & Lyrics
Claude Elliot - Former Gander Mayor
Diane Davis - Teacher at Gander Academy
Beverley Bass - American Airlines Pilot
Kevin T & Kevin J - Passengers / Come From Away’s
Beulah Cooper - Royal Canadian Legion (Gander)
Derm Flynn - Former Mayor of Appleton
Nick and Diane - The Lovebirds / Come From Away’s
Brian Mosher - Gander Reporter 
 
Presented on behalf of Curtain Call by John Schwab (@johnschwab)
 
 
CURTAIN UP:
00:00 - 02:10 - Intro
02:15 - 4:15 - The Story of Gander’s Airport
04:15 - 5:40 - A Day Like No Other
5:45 - 7:40 - Captain Beverley Bass Mid-Atlantic
7:55 - 8:40 - Onboard with the Kevins
8:45 - 11:40 - Oz Fudge at the Airport
12:00 - 15:25 - Gander Prepares / Passengers Pass Time
15:55 - 18:00 - The Newfoundlander Way
18:10 - 20:05 - Time to Start Giving
20:15 - 22:55 - Making the Come From Away’s Feel at Home (Screech In)
23:20 - 23:55 - Saying Goodbye
24:00 - 26:50 - The Musical Comes to Gander for the First Time
27:00 - 27:20 - Brian Mosher’s Prediction
27:25 - 28:00 - Outro
28:15 - End
 

CURTAIN DOWNLINKS

Come From Away Tickets
https://comefromaway.com/tickets.php?content=tixbroadway

Broadway Show Page
https://comefromaway.com/

London Show Page
https://comefromawaylondon.co.uk/

Toronto Show Page
https://www.mirvish.com/shows/come-from-away

Australia Show Page
https://comefromaway.com.au/

Shanghai Show Page
https://m.juooo.com/ticket/107774

Curtain Call Show Page

https://www.curtaincallonline.com/show/come-from-away/6326

 

SOCIAL TAGS

Come From Away (comefromaway.com)

Twitter: @wecomefromaway, @ComeFromAwayUK, @comefromawayto, @ComeFromAwayAU

Instagram: @wecomefromaway, @ComeFromAwayUK, @ComeFromAwayTO, @ComeFromAwayAU

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComeFromAway/, https://www.facebook.com/ComeFromAwayUK/

 

Curtain Call (curtaincallonline.com)

Twitter: @curtaincall @johnschwab @31thirtyone

Instagram: @curtaincall @johnschwab @matthumphreyimages

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CurtainCall/

 

Broadway Radio: (broadwayradio.com)

Twitter: @BroadwayRadio

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BroadwayRadio/

 

Broadway World: (broadwayworld.com)

Twitter: @BroadwayWorld

Instagram: @officialbroadwayworld

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BroadwayWorld/

 
 

All music and sound rights are reserved. You must not reproduce or use any element of this podcast without explicit written permission of both Junkyard Dog Productions and Curtain Call Ltd.
 

 

 

 

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