Pioneer Theatre Company's Podcast

Pioneer Theatre Company's Podcast

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A podcast from Pioneer Theatre Company, interviewing professionals in the theatre industry.


“Cagney” with Dr. Andrew Nelson
Sep 13 • 18 min
Film scholar Dr. Andrew Nelson explains the success of tough guy James Cagney.
Introducing the 2019-2020 season at Pioneer Theatre Company
Aug 13 • 6 min
PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg and Managing Director Chris Massimine
Interview with PTC’s Resident Sound Designer Allan Branson!
May 16 • 4 min
Matthew Ivan Bennett interviews Resident Sound Designer Allan Branson about the intricacies of sounding a musical like Grease.
The Way North: Matthew Ivan Bennett Interviews Playwright Tira Palmquist
Apr 17 • 6 min
Matthew Ivan Bennett Interviews Playwright Tira Palmquist
Sweat with Director Mary B. Robinson and Actress Nafeesa Monroe
Mar 26 • 13 min
Matthew Ivan Bennett interviews Director Mary B. Robinson and Actress Nafeesa Monroe.
An Interview with costume designer Patrick Holt (aka Tempest Dujour) for “La Cage aux Folles”
Mar 12 • 8 min
Vreni Romang interviews costume designer Patrick Holt (aka Tempest DuJour)
Hillary Porter on being Girl, in “Once”
Feb 7 • 8 min
PTC’s Matthew Ivan Bennett sat down with “Once” actress Hillary Porter (“Girl”) to talk about how she “met” the piano and the insanely soulful music she sings in the show.
From Engineer to Playwright - An Interview with “The Fifth Domain” playwright Victor Lesniewski
Jan 24 • 6 min
Matthew Ivan Bennet interviews The Fifth Domain playwright Victor Lesniewski
Actor’s Accents - Interview with Dialect Coach Sarah Shippobotham
Nov 27, 2018 • 7 min
Vreni Romang interviews Dialect Coach Sarah Shippobotham
Sondheim, Sweeney Todd and musical theatre history
Nov 1, 2018 • 6 min
Interview with Phil Reno on Sondheim and Sweeney Todd.
Pancakes and Pictures - Talking “Oslo”
Sep 12, 2018 • 6 min
“Oslo” Director Karen Azenberg speaks to PTC’s Matthew Ivan Bennett about her personal connection to the Tony Award-winning play through her visits to the region and her favorite scenes. “Oslo” opens at PTC on Friday, Sept. 14 and continues through …
Mamma Mia! A conversation with Patti Wilcox, Helen Gregory and Kathryn Brunner
May 11, 2018 • 4 min
Matthew Ivan Bennett sits down with Director/Choreographer Patricia Wilcox, Musical Director/Conductor Helen Gregory and Kathryn Brunner, who plays Sophie Sheridan in our production of “Mamma Mia!,” running May 11-26.
An Interview with Ellen Simon, writer of “ASS”
Apr 18, 2018 • 5 min
Matthew Ivan Bennett talks to playwright Ellen Simon about “ASS,” an upcoming Play-by-Play reading.
i & us & sci-fi
Feb 7, 2018 • 12 min
Matthew Ivan Bennett sits down to talk with /i/ Playwright Jeff Talbott about /i/, science fiction, and other fun things.
An interview with “The Envelope” playwright, Alex Lewin
Jan 31, 2018 • 8 min
Matthew Ivan Bennett talks with Lewin about the thriller genre and workshopping “The Envelope.” “The Envelope” will be read as part of our 2017-2018 Play-by-Play season Feb. 2-3.
The Sound of “Newsies”
Nov 30, 2017 • 9 min
Tom Griffin, musical director for PTC’s “Newsies”
PTC talks with the dog — in the night-time
Sep 15, 2017 • 2 min
Matthew Ivan Bennett meets with the dog, in the night-time, to discuss his (the dog’s) thoughts on “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” the Tony-award-winning play kicking off our 2017-2018 season.
Local playwright Eric Samuelsen discusses new play, “The Ice Front”
Apr 12, 2017 • 5 min
Local playwright Eric Samuelsen talks with Matthew Ivan Bennett about his new play, “The Ice Front,” and his family’s connection to the Norwegian Resistance against the Nazis.
Director David Ivers talks “King Charles III”
Mar 24, 2017 • 7 min
Matthew Ivan Bennett talks with David Ivers, a guest director here at PTC and one of the artistic directors at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, about “King Charles III,” Shakespeare and why Ivers does what he does.
CHESS with Director Karen Azenberg
Mar 7, 2017 • 3 min
Join host Matthew Ivan Bennett from Pioneer Theatre Company with Artistic Director Karen Azenberg, discussing the Concert Musical of CHESS and why it resonates so deeply, especially in 2017.
Wendy MacLeod on “Women in Jeopardy!”
Feb 6, 2017 • 3 min
Matthew Ivan Bennett interviews Wendy MacLeod on the creation of “Women in Jeopardy!” opening at PTC on Feb 10 - 25, 2017.
Interview with “i” playwright, Jeff Talbott
Jan 26, 2017 • 7 min
Matthew Ivan Bennett interviews Jeff Talbott about his new play, “i” which is receiving a series of new play readings as part of Pioneer Theatre Company’s Play-by-Play.
August Wilson’s “Fences” at Pioneer Theatre Company
Dec 22, 2016 • 8 min
PTC’s Matthew Ivan Bennett interviews Dramaturg Martine Green-Rogers about “Fences” and August Wilson’s esteemed place among American playwrights.
Christian Labertew on being The Artful Dodger in Oliver!
Nov 30, 2016 • 7 min
In this episode of the PTC Podcast, host Matthew Ivan Bennett chats with Park City High School senior, Christian Labertew, who returns to PTC as The Artful Dodger in OLIVER!
Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder on “REQUIEM FOR AUGUST MOON”
Nov 10, 2016 • 6 min
In this episode of the PTC Podcast, host Matthew Ivan Bennett sits down with playwright Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder of REQUIEM FOR AUGUST MOON, first up in the 2016 – 2017 Play-By-Play series. Ms. Wilder was recently the Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-R…
Interview with Hanley Smith, “Laura” in “The Glass Menagerie”
Oct 18, 2016 • 9 min
Pioneer Theatre Company’s Matthew Ivan Bennett also talk with cast members on this month’s podcast about the relevance of the play and how it has withstood time to remain one of the most noted plays of American literature:
THE LAST SHIP: with actor John Jellison
Sep 13, 2016 • 7 min
In this episode, host Matthew Ivan Bennett talks with Broadway vet John Jellison (Motown The Musical, Memphis, All Shook Up, Phantom of the Opera, Caroline or Change, Anything Goes, Paul Simon’s The Capeman, Titantic, Crazy for You and many more) about…
Season Preview
Sep 7, 2016 • 10 min
Artistic Director Karen Azenberg and Managing Director Chris Lino chat with host Matt Bennett about the upcoming 2016-2017 season at Pioneer Theatre Company.
“The Count of Monte Cristo” with creator Frank Wildhorn
Apr 11, 2016 • 29 min
PTC’s Matthew Ivan Bennett interviews Frank Wildhorn, the creative force, along with lyricist Jack Murphy, behind the North American Professional Premiere of “The Count of Monte Cristo.”
All about “Cowgirls” with writer and creator, Mary Murfitt
Mar 6, 2016 • 15 min
Mary Murfitt, along with Betsy Howie, conceived and wrote the music and lyrics for “Cowgirls,” and performed in the original off-Broadway production in 1996. Murfitt visits with PTC’s Matthew Ivan Bennett, and talks about how “Cowgirls” came to be. …
An Inspector Calls: Director Mary Robinson
Feb 4, 2016 • 14 min
Director Mary Robinson discusses “An Inspector Calls,” by J.B. Priestley, with PTC’s Matthew Ivan Bennett. In turn-of-the-twentieth century England, a prosperous family is gathered to celebrate the engagement of their daughter when a mysterious Ins…
Interview with Playwright T.J. Brady about “Two Dollar Bill”
Dec 28, 2015 • 19 min
“Two Dollar Bill” has its World Premiere at Pioneer Theatre Company, January 15-30, 2016. Writer T.J. Brady (“Lie to Me,” “Army Wives, “Narcos”) talks with Matthew Ivan Bennett about the production.
“Outside Mullingar” with John Patrick Shanley
Sep 28, 2015 • 12 min
Host Matthew Ivan Bennett interviews award-winning author, John Patrick Shanley about his newest play, “Outside Mullingar” which will hold its regional premiere at Pioneer Theatre Company on October 30, 2015.
Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2015-2016 Season Preview
Aug 28, 2015 • 19 min
Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2015-2016 season preview, featuring Artistic Director Karen Azenberg and Managing Director Chris Lino. Interview by Matthew Ivans Bennett.