Unwrap Your Candies Now

Unwrap Your Candies Now

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Beyond the footlights and into the spotlight!


TUTS’ “Seussical the Musical” and Public Works Houston
Jul 12 • 27 min
In this episode of “Unwrap Your Candies Now,” Catherine Lu finds out about Theatre Under The Stars’ new community engagement program, Public Works Houston, and its first collaboration with the company’s annual summer production at Miller Outdoor Theatre.…
Aladdin the Musical, AFA Summer Music Festival and Chapel in the Sky
Jul 5 • 41 min
In this episode of “Unwrap Your Candies Now,” Ernie Manouse chats with two stars from Disney’s Aladdin The Musical: Major Attaway (Genie) and Jonathan Weir (Jafar). The actors share stories and insights about the production, which features favorite songs…
Apollo Chamber Players, Composer Erberk Eryilmaz and Actor Dequina Moore
Jun 28 • 37 min
In this episode of “Unwrap Your Candies Now,” Catherine Lu chats with the Apollo Chamber Players’ Artistic Director, founder and violinist Matthew Detrick and composer Erberk Eryilmaz about their July 6th concert at NASA in honor of the 50th Anniversary…
Catastrophic Theatre’s “Speeding Motorcycle” and Violist Brian Bires
Jun 21 • 40 min
In this episode of “Unwrap Your Candies Now,” Ernie Manouse talks with Jason Nodler and Tamarie Cooper, Co-Artistic Directors of Catastrophic Theatre, about Speeding Motocycle. First produced in 2006 to rave reviews, this original rock opera is based on…
Barnstorm Dance Fest and Alley Theatre’s The Three Musketeers
Jun 14 • 36 min
In this episode of “Unwrap Your Candies Now,” Catherine Lu chats with Mollie Haven Miller, executive director of Dance Source Houston, about the 5th Annual Barnstorm Dance Fest. The festival is curated by members of the local dance community (this year’s…
Miller Outdoor Theater’s Cissy Segall Davis and Visual Artist Felipe Lopez
Jun 7 • 37 min
In this episode of “Unwrap Your Candies Now,” Ernie Manouse chats with Cissy Segall Davis, managing director of Miller Outdoor Theatre, about the historic Houston venue. Opened in 1923 and named after Jesse Wright Miller, the Miller Outdoor Theatre offers…
Houston Poet Laureate Leslie Contreras Schwartz and TUTS Artist Director Dan Knechtges
May 31 • 37 min
In this episode of “Unwrap Your Candies Now,” Catherine Lu chats with Leslie Contreras Schwartz as she kicks off her two-year term as Houston Poet Laureate. The native Houstonian describes her plan to tackle mental health through poetry, and she reads…
‘Chicago’ Star Eddie George and ‘Miss Saigon’ Violinist Zoe Miller
May 24 • 41 min
In this episode of “Unwrap Your Candies Now,” Ernie Manouse talks with Eddie George about his transition from football to theater. The Heisman Trophy winner and former Houston Oiler/Tennessee Titan/Dallas Cowboy stars as “Billy Flynn” in the hit musical…
Houston Ballet’s Jessica Collado and SPA’s Meg Booth
May 17 • 36 min
In this episode of “Unwrap Your Candies Now,” Catherine Lu talks with Houston Ballet Principal Dancer, Jessica Collado, about her life as a dancer and her lead role in The Merry Widow, from May 31 – June 9 at the Wortham Center. Ernie Manouse chats with…
Houston Chamber Choir’s new CD and Actor/Director Brett Cullen
May 10 • 40 min
In this episode of “Unwrap Your Candies Now,” Ernie Manouse chats with prolific actor Brett Cullen, who can be seen in Joker this fall with Robert DeNiro and Joaquin Phoenix. A University of Houston alum, Cullen is directing the World Premiere of…
Meet The Alley’s New Artistic Director And Enter HGO’s World Of Mini Opera Films
May 2 • 34 min
In this episode of “Unwrap Your Candies Now,” Catherine Lu chats with Carleen Graham, director of HGOco, about Houston Grand Opera’s web opera series, Star-Cross’d. And Ernie Manouse explores the Alley Theatre’s upcoming 2019-2020 season with the…
Meet The Tony-Nominated “Ragtime” Director And Hear Poetry By Outspoken Bean
Apr 30 • 25 min
Join Ernie Manouse and Catherine Lu as they welcome their first guests to the podcast, “Unwrap Your Candies Now.” Ernie chats with director Marcia Milgrom Dodge about her new staging of the musical Ragtime, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, and brought…
Welcome To HPM’s New Arts Podcast
Apr 30 • 9 min
Hosts Ernie Manouse and Catherine Lu chat about what to look forward to on “Unwrap Your Candies Now,” including how they came up with the title, their passions and what they love about Houston’s arts scene. Share your comments, questions and ideas at…