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Green Room On Air with Ray Renati

Listen to your host, Ray Renati, chat with some of the most interesting performing artists in the country. Ray interviews influential and sometimes famous, actors, musicians, directors, clowns and more! Hear insightful information about the latest movies and television shows, as well as updates on Broadway and Regional theater....more
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    1. Walk and Talk - Dusk on the Baylands

    You can watch this on my YouTube Channel. 

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    Dec 18,2022 10:02
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    2. Hardy Weaver - Former Broadway Actor turned Mediation Expert

    From "The Book of Mormon" to an ashram in India, Hardy Weaver has made a 180 degree turn, giving up a Broadway acting career for a life of comtemplation and teaching of  Vedic Mediation.

    https://www.hardyweaver.com/

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    Dec 13,2022 01:10:31
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    3. Scrumbly Koldewyn of the legendary Cockettes

    COCKETTES: ETRNAL EMISSIONS will be performed Sat., Dec. 3 and Sun., Dec. 4 at 7:30 pm, atPianoFight Oakland – 1540 Broadway (at 16 th St.) in Oakland. 94612 - (Nearest BART 19 th St.) Tix- $60 - $40 - Cabaret Seating, Front Section Seating, Back

    Tickets for Cockettes: Eternal Emissions

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    Scrumbly Koldewyn (Ensemble/Musical Director/Piano) started performing, composing, directing for the Cockettes at the inception and has been managing to survive by performing, composing, writing & musical directing in musical theater and cabaret. After the Cockettes, some of his most active groups/projects have been: Rickettes, Tale Spinners (4 productions), Theater Workers (4 productions), The Distractions, The Jesters (3 European Tours), Dirty Little Show Tunes, NCTC [8 productions], Stagebridge, and the Thrillpeddlers’ Cockette’s Revivals & sequels [8 productions] and segments of Shocktoberfests [5].

    History: The Cockette’s sprawling, kaleidoscopic pantheon of colorful personalities included icons including: Hibiscus and Sylvester, and was often augmented by special guests, most notably drag superstars Divine & Mink Stole. The Cockettes were ahead of their time, especially in the acceptance of gender fluidity and glittered beards, and they changed the face of drag forever.

    Although the Cockettes disbanded in 1972, its many members kept the group’s spirit alive; in 2009, a theater troupe called the Thrillpeddlers  helmed  by Russell Blackwood revived a legendary Cockettes show called Pearls Over Shanghai to much acclaim and a long 22 month run. Playing on the interest already garnered by David Weissman & Bill Weber’s The Cockettes documentary released in 2002, interest in this troupe was reawakened and entertained an entirely new & appreciative audience. Over the next decade, The Thrillpeddlers continued recreating Cockette shows under the watchful eye of the original songwriter and Cockette Scrumbly Koldewyn.

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    Dec 02,2022 35:54
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    4. Frankestein at Oholone College

    Come and see FRANKENSTEIN at Ohlone College in Fremont, California.

    The slogan "It's Alive" brings to mind images of a giant monster slowly approaching, with silver wires protruding from its neck. The Ohlone College Theatre and Dance department is putting a spooky twist on Mary Shelley's classic 1818 novel Frankenstein. This is the perfect event for you if you're looking for a good scare after Halloween. This new adaptation by Nick Dear and directed by Michael Navarra tells the classic story from the creature's perspective, bringing a new and more poetic perspective to the tale. Frankenstein's creature is childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form. He is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes and increasingly desperate and vengeful, he determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. The story highlights the importance of scientific responsibility, cognitive development, and the nature of good and evil through a thrilling and deeply disturbing gothic tale. Audiences will get a chance to see this masterpiece beginning November 11 at the Smith Center.

    Dates:

    November 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 8pm. ASL interpreted November 12.

    Where:

    Smith Center at Ohlone College


    Tickets:

    • $15 Students Admission
    • $20 General Admission   

    • Purchase tickets online at: www.smithcenter.com

    Smith Center Box Office: 510-659-6031

    Warning: This production contains acts of violence and other content not suitable for some audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

    For more information:

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    Nov 08,2022 05:08
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    5. Ed Hooks - Part 2

    Come out and see "Frankenstein" at Oholone College!

    https://www.ohlone.edu/smithcenter#frankenstein

    This production of Frankenstein was first performed at the National Theatre in 2011. The production was directed by Danny Boyle and Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternated the roles of Victor Frankenstein and The Creature. Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel was adapted for the stage by Nick Dear. You can find full details of the cast and production team below:

    This is the second of a multi-part conversation I had with my good friend, Ed Hooks. We talk about the state of TV and movies, acting technique, method acting, Ed's experiences in Hollywood, and so much more.

    Today's Interview

    Ed Hooks, author of Acting for Animators, created acting training especially for animators instead of stage or movie actors. He has taught his Masterclass for most major animation studios and video game companies internationally and is a popular speaker/presenter at Animation Conferences and Festival. Before he began work with animators in 1996, Ed was a professional actor and acting teacher for almost 30 years, with credits in all media.

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    Oct 10,2022 01:59:09
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    7. Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young of American Idol (rebroadcast)

    Today's very special guests are the quadruple threats Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo. You may remember them from the acclaimed TV show, American Idol as they both made the finals and wowed the country.___________________________________

    Diana DeGarmo is a singer, songwriter, and full-out entertainer, from stage to screen, Diana DeGarmo has conquered it all and then some. Her powerhouse vocals shot her to fame on American Idol and opened doors to her numerous Broadway & Off-Broadway shows, National & International Tours, a recurring role on The Young & The Restless, and much more. Listen to her newest musical creation GEMINI anywhere you find fine music.

    Ace Young is a man of many talents and has the credits to back them up. Even before his multiple #1 hits as a songwriter, Ace was wowing millions on TV shows like American Idol and Half & Half. His Grammy-Nominated song “It’s Not Over” gave way to his own BMI Pop Award and many other songwriting acclaims. Ace has starred on stages around the world from Broadway in HAIR and GREASE, touring the country in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, and US Aircraft Carriers across the Oceans with the USO. His next chapter of artistry has him sitting in the producer, writer, and artist’s chairs, for his newest acoustic album Up All Night.”

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    Jul 21,2022 01:13:43
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    8. Interview - Shannon Davis and Nick Ishimaru of Theatre of Yugen (first aired Oct.2, 2019)

    NICK ISHIMARU - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

    Nick Ishimaru was trained originally as a musical theatre performer and started exploring Japanese theatre while studying at Colorado State University (BA, 2005), where he directed a kabuki adaptation of MacBeth. He went on to study at San Francisco State University, (MA, 2009). His work explores a combination of Western and traditional Asian performance techniques for original creations, along with work in conventional musical theatre and Shakespeare.In October 2016, he opened his debut as Theatre of Yugen’s Artistic Director, The Red Demon by Noda Hideki.  Previous directing work includes It Ain’t Me by Claire Rice (original), Land of Infants by Meghan O’Patry (original), and Kaguya (original adaptation).  Other recent production work includes A Minor Cycle by Greg Giovanni (original; actor and fight choreographer), This Lingering Life by Chiori Miyagawa (original; actor), and several traditional kyogen plays with the Theatre of Yugen (actor).

    SHANNON DAVIS - ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE

    Descendant of the Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Saami people, Shannon R. Davis (Bay area director, actor, and educator) is 2018 Phil Killian Directing Fellow at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Credits: Othello (associate director, American Repertory Theatre); Othello & Manahatta (assistant director, Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Adulting for Beginners (Musical Café/Ashby Stage); Religomania (Exit Theatre/San Francisco Fringe Festival); Monsters & Wild Things (Brava Theater Center).___________________________________________________

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    Jul 13,2022 44:17
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    19. Blake Allen - Award-Winning Composer and Musician, Ray’s spin on the New ”West Side Story”

    Welcome to another episode of Green Room on Air with Ray Renati  where we interview artists who are making the world a better place.

    Today you will meet Blake Allen, who’s new album “The Shards of an Honor Code Junkie”, which has already debuted #1 on Amazon, #2 on iTunes, and #12 on the Billboard charts. His album “Shards” gained over 1 million streams in less than a month and debuted #1 on Amazon, #2 on iTunes, and #12 on the Billboard charts.  “Shards” has surpassed 1 million streams on Spotify alone. His album details his experience growing up as a closeted gay in the Mormon Community. “Honor Code” references the Mormon faith rules that one is supposed to abide by. The Album details his growing up Mormon and attending Brigham Young University. It deals with his own sexual assault and suicide of a close friendHis album features multiple Broadway stars including Allison Fraser, J Harrison Ghee, and Teal Wicks among others.Blake premiered the music at Brooklyn’s Tilary Hotel in December of 2017 and plans for larger stage adaptations in the future.Blake is the official pianist and music director for Rupaul’s Drag Race Alumni Tina Burner. He orchestrated and arranged Tina’s latest cabaret series “Maybe This Time”, and toured with Tina in multiple cities including New York and Philadelphia. He’s married to famous drag queen, activist, and political figure Marti Cummings, who ran for New York City Council 

    You can find “Shards”  on Spotify  and Blake’s other music as well.  This episode is available on most podcast platforms and the video interview is on Youtube.

    Find out all about Blake at his web site.

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    Dec 25,2021 50:35
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    20. Michael Gene Sullivan of The San Francisco Mime Troupe

    The Tony Award-Winning SAN FRANCISCO MIME TROUPE Debutsa NEW Activist Adaptation of the Dickens Classic as a Radio Play

    A RED CAROL 

    An Activist Adaptation of the Dickens Classic

    Written and Directed by Michael Gene Sullivan

    Begins streaming FREE on Fri. Nov. 26, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022 (donations accepted)

    For the first time the SF Mime Troupe presents a Holiday Audio offering with a worker’s take on the Dicken’s classic in A Red Carol. With its particular blend of activism, comedy, music, and passion the SFMT's labor-oriented adaptation of Dickens "A Christmas Carol” reclaims this revolutionary classic as a story not of the redemption of one bad man, but as the never-ending story of all of us making the world a more progressive place.

    In A Red Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is a corporate banker, busy foreclosing on the hapless masses. Bob Cratchit and his beleaguered family live in a chilly tent in an anonymous homeless encampment. The ghost of Christmas future sports a flowing black robe of taped-together trash bags and plastic sheeting. Tiny Tim dies. At least that’s how the SF Mime Troupe’s resident playwright, Michael Gene Sullivan, has reimagined A Red Carol for the troubled 21st century.

    A Christmas Carol” has become “the closest thing to a modern myth that we have. It wasn’t much of a stretch to place Charles Dickens’ Victorian classic into today’s Covid-19 world. And that, as Sullivan would be the first to tell you, is exactly the point. Dickens’ novella was written in the heart of the “Hungry ’40s,” a time of labor unrest, unemployment and starvation across 19th-century Europe. The gap between rich and poor was wide - and getting ever wider.

    With the limited release of A Red Carol, the San Francisco Mime Troupe hopes it will become an annual alternative holiday tradition for the workers of the world.

    For more information visit www.sfmt.org or call 415-285-1717. 

    CRITICS SAY

    “The play, in its skewering of America’s social ills—racism, corporate greed, the plight of the working class—is so funny, and so well acted by the Troupe, including longtime ensemble members Velina Brown, Keiko Shimosato-Carreiro and Brian Rivera , that it comes to life even without visuals and minus the appreciative laughter of a sun-soaked audience. The second half of “The Mystery of the Missing Worker” airs Aug. 29.”

    SF Examiner - July 6, 2020

    ​“As a spoof of serials past, it’s solid, quick-witted, and sets the bar high for subsequent episodes, which will satirize other radio-drama templates—namely adventure, horror, and science fiction."

    KQED - July 8, 2020

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    MICHAEL GENE SULLIVAN

    Actor, Director, Teacher, and Resident Playwright

    Michael Gene Sullivan has performed in, written, and/or directed over thirty SFMT productions. As an actor Sullivan has also appeared in productions at the American Conservatory Theater, Californian Shakespeare Theatre, Theatreworks, San Francisco Playhouse, Denver Center Theater Company, The Aurora Theatre, The Magic Theatre, The Marin Theatre Company, Lorraine Hansberry Theater, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theater, and San Jose Repertory Theater. Michael has been a principal actor in Mime Troupe plays since 1988, performing in Freedomland, Ripple Effect, For The Greater Good, 2012: The Musical, Posibilidad, Too Big To Fail, Making a Killing, GodFellas, Doing Good, Showdown at Crawford Gulch, Mister Smith Goes to Obscuristan, Eating it, Damaged Care, Soul Suckers form Outer Space, Revenger Rat, Escape to Cyberia, Offshore, Social Work, I Ain't You uncle, Back to Normal, Rats, Seeing Double, and Ripped Van Winkle. His directing credits at SFMT include Schooled, For The Greater Good, Red

    Dec 04,2021 01:21:50
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    21. Abigail Munn and Circus Bella

    Circus Bella & Abigail Munn presents: Circus Bella’s 12th Annual Summer Season 2021HUMOROUS - A New One Ring Outdoor Circus ShowFeaturing the Gleeful Circus Bella Company - A Diversly Talented Troupe of Acrobats, Aerialists, Jugglers, Clowns

    with Live Music by Rob Reich & The Circus Bella All-Star Band.

    Written & Directed by Abigail Munn

    ALL SHOWS FREE! - For Children of All Ages

    August 26 - Oct. 3, 2021 - Various Locations in Bay Area Parks*

    Limited Engagement - 10 Performances Only!

    INFORMATION: https://www.circusbella.org/humorous

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    About Abigail

    Since its inception, Abigail has been directing, creating and producing new work for Circus Bella. Along with the more conventional duties she has also served as the company's truck driver, catering service and laundress. An accomplished dancer, choreographer, and aerialist, Munn holds a BFA in Modern Dance from UC Santa Barbara. As a child, who was born and raised in SF, she appeared with the Pickle Family Circus, and later with Zoppe Italian Family Circus, New Pickle Circus, Cabaret Verdelet, Circus Cabaret, Tease-O-Rama, Va Voom Room, and The Velvet Hammer Burlesque. Munn was commended in the New York Times for her performance in Alma Esperanza Cunningham’s Princess. Munn co-directed the nouveau-vaudeville troupe Kitty Bang, an internationally recognized three-time “Best of the Bay” winner that is influential in the modern Burlesque resurgence.

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    Aug 26,2021 25:05
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    24. Interview - Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young of American Idol

    Today's very special guests are the quadruple threats Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo. You may remember them from the acclaimed TV show, American Idol as they both made the finals and wowed the country.

    Diana and Ace, married for eight years, are about to debut in the on-line production of "First Date: The Virtual Broadway Musical"  The show will be avaiable from Friday, July 23, 2021 until July 25, 2021.

    Get your tickets here!

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    First Date Summary

    Don’t miss the virtual Broadway musical revival of FIRST DATE, streaming exclusively on Stellar for five performances only: July 23-25

    Starring ‘‘American Idol’’ alumni (and real-life married couple) ACE YOUNG and DIANA DEGARMO, and featuring KEVIN MASSEY (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder), JENNIFER SÁNCHEZ(Pretty Woman: The Musical), NICK CEARLEY (‘‘The Skivvies’’), VISHAL VAIDYA (Groundhog Day) and AURELIA WILLIAMS (In Transit).

    FIRST DATE tells the story of Aaron (YOUNG) and Casey (DEGARMO), two single New Yorkers on a blind date with nothing to lose, except maybe their patience and sanity. This hilariously relatable musical puts you right at the bar along with them--and all the persistent voices in their heads. While they fight the urge to call it a no-go, they suffer through every dating faux pas in the book, from awkward silences to rambling about their exes to panicking over their past. But in the end, they can’t help but be curious about their chances at a second date…and maybe even finding love.

    With an irresistible, contemporary pop Broadway score, and filled with those cringeworthy yet priceless moments that might feel all-too familiar, FIRST DATE lets us know it’s all part of the wonderful process of finding the perfect partner.

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    Diana DeGarmo is a singer, songwriter, and full-out entertainer, from stage to screen, Diana DeGarmo has conquered it all and then some. Her powerhouse vocals shot her to fame on American Idol and opened doors to her numerous Broadway & Off-Broadway shows, National & International Tours, a recurring role on The Young & The Restless, and much more. Listen to her newest musical creation GEMINI anywhere you find fine music.

    Ace Young is a man of many talents and has the credits to back them up. Even before his multiple #1 hits as a songwriter, Ace was wowing millions on TV shows like American Idol and Half & Half. His Grammy-Nominated song “It’s Not Over” gave way to his own BMI Pop Award and many other songwriting acclaims. Ace has starred on stages around the world from Broadway in HAIR and GREASE, touring the country in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, and US Aircraft Carriers across the Oceans with the USO. His next chapter of artistry has him sitting in the producer, writer, and artist’s chairs, for his newest acoustic album Up All Night.”

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    Jun 29,2021 01:13:44
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    25. Alex Bennett - an American Broadcasting Legend (repeat performance)

    This is a repeat of my chat with Alex Bennett. 

    Alex Bennett is an American radio personality and talk show host, known for his mix of left-wing politics and humor. He currently hosts a show Tues-Fri on GABNet.net at 10pm ET.

    Bennett was born in San Francisco and adopted his on-air name as a tribute to his late father, Alexander Schwarzmann.

    During the 1960s, Bennett worked at radio stations around the country, including KILT in Houston, where he used the on-air moniker James Bond and did his show using an English accent, and WLOL in Minneapolis, before gaining major market attention in 1969 at WMCA in New York. He initially started as a disk jockey, later evolving into a talk show host during the station's transition from its Top 40 "Good Guys" music format to the pioneering "Dial-Log" all-talk era. Bennett brought a progressive rock radio sensibility to the teenage-oriented station, still playing album cuts of music as his talk show evolved, and openly discussing topics ranging from his love life to his participation in various countercultural events, such as Consciousness III, before giving his Yogic sign-off "Namaste" ("The God within me sees the God within you"). In 1969, Bennett flew to London to investigate the rumor of Paul McCartney’s death. He later became friends with John Lennon, who appeared on his show.

    In 1970, Bennett and his wife-producer Ronni moved their show to WPLJ, still in New York. By late 1971 the couple split. Ronni went on to produce for ABC’s 20/20 and Barbara Walters. Today, she writes a blog on aging and what it's really like to get old, Time Goes By.[1] Guests on Bennett's WPLJ show included rock stars, comedians, and left-wing, anti-war activists.

    An early video pioneer, Bennett produced Midnight Blue with Al Goldstein of Screw magazine for a New York public access cable channel.

    In 1980, Bennett returned to his native San Francisco to host a morning show for album-oriented rock station KMEL. Bennett found success by featuring standup comedians as his guests. Before they became famous, performers Bob Goldthwait, Whoopi Goldberg, Dana Carvey, Ray Romano, and Jay Leno were guests on Bennett's program. The popular show aired on three San Francisco area radio stations throughout the 1980s and 1990s: KMEL, KQAK, and KITS. The Alex Bennett Show changed stations due to management/consultant conflicts (KMEL), a format flip (KQAK), and, finally, a station ownership change (at KITS, where he did two stints). Bennett also briefly hosted talk shows on KNBR in San Francisco and WIOD in Miami, Florida (the latter, a very sour experience), in between his Bay Area morning show gigs. During the 1980s, Bennett was the original host of public television’s Comedy Tonight.

    While at KMEL, Bennett’s mother, Ruth, achieved fame as the world’s oldest album-oriented rock disk jockey when she hosted a Sunday night countdown show on KMEL from 1982 to 1983. Bennett hosted the station’s morning show, and Ruth continued at KMEL for a year after his departure for KQAK. Ruth passed away in 2005 at the age of 100.

    The radio show was unique in that it featured a live in-studio audience consisting of listeners who were invited to just walk in off the street. In addition to featuring comedians on his San Francisco radio shows, Bennett produced a number of live comedy shows. The earliest ones included his KMEL/KQAK newsman Joe Regelski and were called "Alex and Joe Shows". He also did remote broadcasts of his morning show, known as "Breakfast with Bennett."

    A technology aficionado, Bennett took advantage of the early growth of the World Wide Web. After leaving FM rock radio in the late 1990s, Bennett created an Internet radio show for Play TV that ended when the company went out of business. He also developed an early website, The Surfing Monkey (along with Chuck Farnham, David Biedny and Jesse Montrose),

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    26. Broadway is Opening in September, and SF Playhouse is Opening in June (sort of)!

    Things are once again approaching normal as we hear that Broadway and Off-Broadway shows are planning on re-opening in September.

    ---SF Playhouse is opening with a very innovative production in June! ----

    Get tickets

    SHOOT ME WHEN…By Ruben GrijalvaDirected by Susi DamilanoCommissioned by San Francisco Playhouse

    PLAY DETAILSJackie has dementia. She also has a pact, carefully crafted with her two daughters, for how to depart on her own terms when the time comes. Well, the night has arrived, the girls have gathered, the plan is in motion—but Jackie forgot the pact. Shoot Me When… is a heartfelt and humorous exploration of love, responsibility, and finding joy in life’s challenges.

    ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTRuben Grijalva is an award-winning San Francisco-based playwright and filmmaker. His short plays include Full Steam Ahead and the PianoFightShortLived winning All The Worlds Are Stages. His full-length plays include Foresight, Anna Considers Mars, and the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award-winning Value Over Replacement. He lives in San Francisco’s Sunset District with a Labrador named Retha, a human named Keli, and a tiny human named Genevieve, whose arrival served as the very hard deadline for the first draft of this play.

    THE PLAYERS

    Blythe de Oliveira Foster

    Dan Hiatt

    Lorri Holt

    Melissa Ortiz

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    May 14,2021 10:26
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    28. After the Oscars

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    29. Soft White Underbelly and The Immersive Van Gogh Experience

    Check out the amazing YouTube Channel called Soft White Underbelly where Mark Laita, renowned photographer, has found a new calling in interviewing the hidden people of society. Be careful, though, because once you start watching you may not be able to stop.

    Yesterday we visited the surreal Immersive Van Gogh Experience in San Francisco. This is not to be missed. If you have any interest in art and music, this display will give you a free LSD trip and leave you healthy enough to drive home. It's not to be missed!

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    Music by Carly Ozard: carlyozard.com

    Closing Song - Angel from Montgomery sung by Ray Renati

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    Apr 22,2021 21:08
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    31. Cork, Ireland's Greatest Living Poet - Paul O'Mahony

    Today's guest is Paul O'Mahony. Paul, a poet, and audiophile from Glanmire, Cork, Ireland is more than a ton of fun. Enjoy!

    Be sure to check out Paul's Podcast Business Jazz - The podcast about how to be genuinely attractive in business today.

    Read Paul's poetry here.

    Paul's volume of Poetry on Amazon.

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    Music by Carly Ozard: carlyozard.com

    Closing Song - Imagine sung by Ray Renati

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    Contact Ray: [email protected]

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    32. Pablo Rossil of Swingin' with the Music

    SWINGIN’ WITH THE MUSIC

    ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUMS 

    Coming 2021

    SWINGIN’ WITH THE MUSIC OF BROADWAY 

    and

    SWINGIN’ WITH THE MOUSE: VOLUME 2 

    Listen to all of Pablo's Music Here:Swingin' With The Music (swinginmusic.com)

    OR ON

    SPOTIFY

    At the conclusion of the project’s first “For Your Consideration” GRAMMY® livestream, SWINGIN’ WITH THE MOUSE creator, PABLO ROSSIL, announced two upcoming albums to be released in 2021: SWINGIN’ WITH THE MUSIC OF BROADWAY and 

    SWINGIN’ WITH THE MOUSE: VOLUME 2. 

    Shares ROSSIL, “We had such a great time creating the first full record in the SWINGIN’ WITH THE MUSIC recorded series. I am incredibly pleased that so many talented and respected individuals have signed on to join us for next year’s projects. With its inherent elements of storytelling, Broadway is the perfect subject for what we do with jazz. I think people are really going to dig what we’ve come up with! And Disney is, as was proven earlier this year, perfectly translated through what we do with jazz arrangements. I cannot wait to share all of the team’s artistry with the world!” 

    In March 2021, SWINGIN’ WITH THE MUSIC OF BROADWAY will release on all music streaming platforms. Special guest vocalists have yet to be announced. 

    In summer 2021, SWINGIN’ WITH THE MOUSE will debut SWINGIN’ WITH THE MOUSE: VOLUME 2, featuring a slate of new Disney songs chosen from films within the Company’s cannon previously unadapted by the SWINGIN’ band. Special guest vocalists to be announced. 

    SWINGIN’ WITH THE MOUSE: VOLUME 1 features performances by KEITH DAVID (Dr. Facilier in Princess and the Frog), DEEDEE MAGNO HALL (The All-New Mickey 

    Mouse Club, Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe), EMMA HUNTON (Freeform’s Good Trouble), GARRET CLAYTON (NBC’s Hairspray Live!, Teen Beach Movie), and COURTNEY 

    REED (Princess Jasmine in Broadway’s Aladdin). The SWINGIN’ WITH THE MOUSE Band includes Nathan King (Woodwinds), Ryan DeWeese (Trumpet), Ramsey Hampton (Trombone), Michael Sobie (Piano), Blake Estrada (Bass), and Jay Tibbitts (Drums). 

    Stream SWINGIN’ WITH THE MOUSE: VOLUME 1 now on Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes. Visit swinginmusic.com to learn more about the project. Follow the group on social

    media, @swtmband.

    Since 2016, the SWINGIN’ WITH THE MUSIC collective has been reimagining beloved and lesser-known songs with new jazz renditions. Turn on the television, walk down the street, or simply scroll through your favorite app; anywhere you turn, music is there waiting for you. It enhances all aspects of the human experience, and it is SWINGIN’ WITH THE MUSIC’s mission to celebrate what makes music special told through the ever-expressive sounds of jazz. 

    From singers to musicians and audience members, one thing has always been abundantly clear at SWTM shows: what brings people together is the joys of enjoying a familiar tune in a new way. SWINGIN’ WITH THE MUSIC has played in concert at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New 

    York and at the Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles.

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    36. Michael Grant and the Zombie Apocalypse (replay)

    Today we discuss Ray's addiction to chocolate-covered berries, our current pandemic, and most importantly, we have a special interview with the UK-based musician, Michael Grant.

     

    Michael Grant's Web Site: https://www.michaelgrantmusician.com/

    Michael A. Grant is a freelance musician, proficient on clarinets, bassoon, saxophones and flute. He is currently based in Manchester but available for work throughout the universe.

    Michael is an experienced performer in a variety of genres, including orchestral music, big band swing, and traditional jazz. He is also in high demand as a reed player for musical theatre productions, on account of his strong sight-reading ability and expertise across multiple instruments.

    Furthermore, he is a very capable arranger and orchestrator, as well as a keen composer.

    Michael Grant's new Musical: https://www.michaelgrantmusician.com/inrta/

    It’s Not Really the Apocalypse’ tells the story of four friends, who wake one day after the mother of all hangovers to discover they are the only humans left on the planet. Over the course of 14 songs they must adapt to their new lifestyle, whilst also overcoming a much greater challenge: learning to live with each other.

    This dark subject matter is juxtaposed with a catchy, ragtime-influenced score that is sure to have you tapping your feet and singing along. Armageddon never sounded so good.

    If Only Your Legs Were on Your Head: https://youtu.be/jM5zlL17TSw

    The Jelly Roll Jazz Band: http://www.thejellyrolljazzband.co.uk/

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    Opening and Closing Music by Carly Ozard: http://carlyozard.com

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    38. Benzo Journey Update - Meg MacKay and Carly Ozard - What the World Needs Now is Love - A Benefit Concert

    First, we have a stream of consciousness exploration discussing benzodiazepine dependence, Karen's enforcing masking in the open air, CBTi and insomnia,  and Ray's mom calling him by his middle name.

    Our Guests: Carly Ozard and Meg MacKay

    The Richmond / Ermet Aid Foundation presents…What The World Needs Now is Love: A Valentine Concert Celebrating Broadway 

    - A Benefit for: REAF’s Small Emergency Grants Program to support    members of the theater community impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

    WHEN: SAT. FEBRUARY 13, 2021, 7:00 pm  

    WHERE:  LIVE STREAMED ON YOUTUBE LIVE

    WHO:  Including in Alphabetical Order (scheduled to appear)… SUSAN ANTON, PETULA CLARK, BARBARA COOK, SPENCER DAY, MELINDA DOOLITTLE, CATHY GARRICK, SHARON GLESS, LESLIE JORDAN, STEVE KNILL, KIMBERLEY LOCKE, LA TOYA LONDON, CONSTANTINE MAROULIS, MEG MACKAY, CARLY OZARD, JAKE SIMPSON, RENE TAYLOR & JOSEPH BOLONIA, BRUCE VILANCH and TEAL WICKS

    Tickets:  $25    (performance link only)   $50 & $100  (includes special Valentine messages posted online and other perks)

    For tickets or additional info, visit our website: https://www.reaf-sf.org  

    Phone:  415-273-1620

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/233161325104847

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    Meg Mackay has been a local Diva in the San Francisco cabaret and musical theater scene for more than 20 years and is the winner of 7 Drama-Logue/Dean Goodman and 7 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards for her work in Torch Song Trilogy (1st Nat’l. Tour), Hello Dolly! (Mt. Play), Roberta and Grass Harp (42nd St. Moon), A Karen Carpenter Christmas (The Marsh), And What Give Up Showbiz? (Mason St. Theater), The World Goes Round, She Loves Me and Putting It Together (TheatreWorks), Enter the Guardsman (San Jose Rep) and The Subject was Roses (PASCo). Her favorite role was ‘Momma Rose’ in TheatreWorks fabulous production of Gypsy. She has recorded two critically-acclaimed CDs, So Many People and Legally Blonde. Meg and her husband, pianist, Billy Philadelphia perform in concert in many Bay Area theaters and on the road around the country.

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    Carly Ozard is an electronic music vocalist and songwriter. Recently signed to Sobel Nation Records distributed by Warner Bros, Carly’s new tracks and remixes will be available on all major streaming platforms in October, 2019.

    A citizen of the world, Carly travels, and writes songs based on her experiences. From Burning Man to Bali, her songs inform her listeners that transcendence and acceptance worldwide is the message. EDM, Punjabi Mantras, and LGBTQ Anthems are just the beginning of her trek into solo artistry. Carly looks forward to showcasing her collaborations with her Production Team at Sobel, with DJ Spin Sista, Pollo Del Mar, Leo Frappier and more.

    She is a beloved MTA Busker with Music Under New York.

     

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    Opening and Closing Music by Carly Ozard: http://carlyozard.com

    Contact Ray at Green Room on Air: [email protected] 

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    39. Love in the Time of Covid - 6 Short Plays - 2 Nights

    "Love in the Time of Covid" is six short new plays written by Neva Hutchinson, Bridgette Dutta Portman, and Richard Talavera, produced by the St. Peter's Players, Redwood City.

    Player favorites Susan Mitchell, John McGill, Alejandro Mejia, Alec Braun and Roseannie Garraud will be appearing, along with Ruth Anne Lambert, Julie Lanesy and Paul Costello.

    Reserve your Zoom Seats: https://cutt.ly/LoveAndCovid

    ---Neva Hutchinson has acted in New York, Maine and the Bay Area in over 60 theater productions. She's worked with Francis Ford Coppola, Lee Sankowich, Kevin Malony and Libby Appel. In film, she's worked with Jon Voight and Will Smith. She's trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and with Richard Seyd and Wynn Handman. She recently appeared at the Phoenix Theater in San Francisco in "By The Waters of Babylon" by Robert Schenkkan. Presently, she's appearing in the lead role in "Raptured: the Disappearance and Discovery of Aimee Semple McPherson". Also, she can currently be seen as a dry cleaner in a Buster Posey Toyota commercial.

    ---Bridgette Dutta Portman is a playwright, teacher, and aspiring novelist in the San Francisco Bay Area. More than two dozen of her plays have been produced locally, nationally, and internationally. She is past president of the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco, was 2018 resident playwright at Custom Made Theatre Co., and is currently a member of Same Boat Theater Collective, the Pear Writers' Guild and the Dramatists' Guild. She has been a finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights' Festival, the Theatre Bay Area TITAN award, the PlayPenn Conference, the Kentucky Women’s Theatre Conference Prize for Women Writers, the New Dramatists playwrights' residency, and more. She holds a PhD in political science (UC Irvine, 2011) and an MFA in creative writing (Spalding University, 2018). She lives in Fremont, CA with her husband, their 6-year-old son, their baby daughter, and their very sweet dog Snickers.

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    Opening and Closing Music by Carly Ozard: http://carlyozard.com

    Contact Ray at Green Room on Air: [email protected] 

    Jan 30,2021 31:38
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    41. Michael Gene Sullivan - San Francisco Mime Troupe

    The Tony Award-Winning SAN FRANCISCO MIME TROUPE debuts a NEW Activist Adaptation of the Dickens Classic as a Radio Play

    A RED CAROL

    An Activist Adaptation of the Dickens Classic

    Written and Directed by Michael Gene Sullivan

    A 21st. Century SFMT spin on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

    Online Fri. Dec. 11, 2020 - Jan. 17, 2021 -  FREE (suggested $20 donation)

    https://www.sfmt.org/

     

    Michael Gene Sullivan (Writer, Director,Actor, SFMT Collective) is an award-winning actor, director, and playwright based in SF. As an actor Michael has worked with the American Conservatory Theatre, the Denver Center Theater Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Theatreworks, CA Shakespeare Theatre, SF Playhouse, SF and the African American Shakespeare Companies, and the Aurora, the Marin, the Magic, the Lorraine Hansberry Theater, and has been a principle actor for the SF Mime Troupe for over 30 years. Michael’s directing credits include work with SF Shakespeare Festival, TheatreFirst, the African American Shakespeare Company, Street Of Dreams Theatre Company, and over a dozen shows with SFMT. Michael was also director of the all-woman, all-clown Circus Finelli. From 1992 -1999 Michael was a Contributing Writer for the despite-its-name-never-silent, Tony and OBIE Award-winning SF Mime Troupe before being named SFMT’s Resident Playwright 2000 to present. Michael is also a Resident Playwright for the Playwrights Foundation, and in 2017 was playwriting resident at the Djerassi Arts Center. Mr. Sullivan's political dramas, musicals, and satires include Walls (Ningun Humano Es Ilegal!), Treasure Island, For The Greater Good, Freedomland, Red Carol, Too Big To Fail, Did Anyone Ever Tell You-You Look Like Huey P. Newton?, Mr. Smith Goes to Obscuristan (with Josh Kornbluth), Godfellas, Too Big to Fail, Possibilidad or The Death of the Worker, the all-woman farce Recipe, and his one person show, Did Anyone Ever Tell You -- You Look Like Huey P. Newton? Mr. Sullivan's plays have been performed at the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the International Festival of Verbal Art (Berlin), The Hong Kong Arts Festival, and in Greece, Spain, Columbia, Argentina, New Zealand, Ukraine, England, Scotland, The Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Mexico, as well as in theaters throughout the USA. 1984, his critically-acclaimed stage adaptation of George Orwell's dystopic novel of the oppressive present/future, had its world premiere in 2006 at the Actors' Gang, directed by Academy Award-winning actor Tim Robbins. After several extended runs in LA, 1984 has gone on to several national and international productions, has been translated into six languages, and published in two. Michael is also a Collective Member and Board Member of the SF Mime Troupe. 

    www.michaelgenesullivan.com

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    42. Aidan Park - Actor, Comedian, Author

    Nov 05,2020 01:34:05
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    46. Social Media for Actors with Neva Hutchinson and Her Acting Class

    Today I spoke with Neva Hutchinson and the folks in her acting class, about how actors can more effectively use social media for self-promotion. We discuss Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and others.  We also talk about surviving as an artist during the COVID 19 pandemic.

    Leave a Review for Green Room on Air: https://cutt.ly/GreenRoomOnAir

    Neva Hutchinson: https://www.nevahutchinson.com/

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    About Neva

    Neva Hutchinson has acted in New York, Maine and the Bay Area in over 60 theater productions. She's worked with Francis Ford Coppola, Lee Sankowich, Kevin Malony, and Libby Appel. In film, she's worked with Jon Voight and Will Smith. She's trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and with Richard Seyd and Wynn Handman. She recently appeared at the Phoenix Theater in San Francisco in "By The Waters of Babylon" by Robert Schenkkan. Presently, she's appearing in the lead role in "Raptured: the Disappearance and Discovery of Aimee Semple McPherson". Also, she can currently be seen as a dry cleaner in a Buster Posey Toyota commercial.

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    RayRenati.com

    Music by Carly Ozard: carlyozard.com

    Tracks by WillHoog 

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    49. Hamilton the Movie is Coming and other Topics

    Just me going off on the world and TV and Trump and whatever is on my so called mind.

    Links to Items Discussed Today:

    The Great on Hulu

    JL Cauvin

    After Life

    The Madness of George III

    Hamilton the Movie

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    Green Room On Air Web Site: http://greenroomonair.com 

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

    Opening and Closing Music by Carly Ozard: http://carlyozard.com

    Contact Ray at Green Room on Air: [email protected] 

     

     

    Jun 25,2020 12:28
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    54. Interview with Krista Kamman Lowe and Suze Allen - San Francisco Theatre Artists

    What a fun conversation I had with Krista Kammen Lowe and Suze Allen. Krista's new play is an excellent piece that uncovers the secrecy and struggle of a family tackling the issue of eating disorders. It's funny, touching, and thoughtful.

    I hope you are all well during this struggle with COVID-19. Remember, we will get through this, and come out stronger on the other side.

    Love and Peace,

    Ray

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    About Krista Kamman Lowe

    A sample of Krista's art:  https://bit.ly/KristaKLowe

    The idea for writing Infatuation was born in the year 2000 after performing a personal piece in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival production of the play Hanging on Your Every Word, by Suze Allen. The desire to tell a fuller story about eating disorders stuck with me but it was not until I was a mother of a child with the same body and eating issues that I grew up with that I was able to finish the play.

    Growing up with family members who struggled with eating disorders and my own battles with a poor self-image, I hated what our society told girls/women about our bodies. The images of super models and celebrities were the ideal.  But if we failed and didn’t achieve this look, something was wrong with us. The transition of going from girl to woman has too much pressure. It doesn’t need to be this way!

    We are more than a number on a scale or the size of our waist. Writing Infatuation became a deeply personal healing and an artistic way for me to express my frustration and anger about the repetitive internal voices that fill our heads with damaging thoughts. These distorted views that haunt young women leave deep scars, tear families apart, and ultimately can be deadly.

     

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    About Suze Allen

    Suze Allen is a published author, playwright, teacher, dramaturg and director with credits on both coasts.  She was the creator of Fresh New Works San Francisco, The Maine Playwrights’ Lab and Short Works Festival, Artistic Director for the SF Writers and Actors Lab, Director for Fertile Ground Writing Studio and the resident Dramaturge and playwriting instructor at The Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco.

    Her work and the work she has directed have played the Dramatists Guild’s SF Footlights, Tides Theatre, Brava Theatre, 450 Geary, The Marsh, Intersection for the Arts, Noh Space, The Phoenix, OutNorth Contemporary Art House in Anchorage Alaska and The SF and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.

    Her show THE MANIC MAMA DANCE premiered at the Marsh Café and played Birthfest 2008. Suze co-authored the book, The Time-Starved Woman’s Guide to Emotional Wellbeing with SD Shanti and advises writers through her company Manuscript Mentor.

    Suze’s short play program, THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE , was featured at 3Girls Theatre’s 2013 Celebration of Women’s History Month. In 2012, Suze directed AJ Baker’s THE RIGHT THING and Lee Brady’s WHAT ABOUT BEN? at 3GT’s inaugural 2012 Celebration of Women’s History Month. From 2012-2018 Suze was an Francisco’s representative to the Dramatists’ Guild.

     

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    Opening and Closing Music by Carly Ozard: http://carlyozard.com

    Contact Ray at Green Room on Air: [email protected] 

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    55. John Prine Tribute and Stuart Brown of the Internet Radio Station - Sounds of Broadway

    What a few crazy weeks the entire planet has been experiencing due to this scourge we call COVID-19. I often feel like I'm a character in a science fiction film with multiple endings, none of which the author has decided upon yet. Everyone keep safe, and I know we will get through this together.

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    But as they say, "The Show Must Go On". 

    ---My tribute to John Prine.

    ---So, today I present Stuart Brown of the 24/7 Internet radio station Sounds of Broadway. 

    ---You can learn all about Stuart's wonderful station at soundsofbroadway.com.

    About Stuart and Sounds of Broadway:

    The Sounds of Broadway offers the most wide-ranging listing of music from the Off-Broadway, Broadway, and London stages. Thousands of songs from hundreds of cast recordings stream online, 24/7. In addition to their programming schedules, listeners can make requests from our extensive song catalog.

    The Sounds of Broadway was founded by Stuart Brown in March 2019. Brown has had a long association with terrestrial radio, beginning at WRSU-FM at Rutgers College in New Jersey in the late 1970’s. For the past 25 years, he had a weekly radio program, “On Broadway,” on WRTC-FM, Trinity College, in Hartford, CT.

    The Connecticut resident is also a theater critic, reviewing shows in New York City and Connecticut. He is the current President of the Connecticut Critics Circle, and a member of the Outer Critics Circle, and the American Theater Critics Association.

    His reviews on Connecticut and New York theater are published on his blog, stuonbroadway.blogspot.com.

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    Also, I pay a tribute to the American treasure, John Prine, who has fallen victim to the COVID-19 virus and is currently hospitalized and on a ventilator. We all hope and pray he heals and come home soon.

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    Opening and Closing Music by Carly Ozard: http://carlyozard.com

    Contact Ray at Green Room on Air: [email protected] 

    Apr 07,2020 01:18:26
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    56. Michael Grant Interview and The Zombie Apocalypse

    Today we discuss Ray's addiction to chocolate-covered berries, our current pandemic, and most importantly, we have a special interview with the UK based musician, Michael Grant.

     

    Michael Grant's Web Site: https://www.michaelgrantmusician.com/

    Michael A. Grant is a freelance musician, proficient on clarinets, bassoon, saxophones and flute. He is currently based in Manchester but available for work throughout the universe.Michael is an experienced performer in a variety of genres, including orchestral music, big band swing, and traditional jazz. He is also in high demand as a reed player for musical theatre productions, on account of his strong sight-reading ability and expertise across multiple instruments.Furthermore, he is a very capable arranger and orchestrator, as well as a keen composer.

    Michael Grant's new Musical: https://www.michaelgrantmusician.com/inrta/

    It’s Not Really the Apocalypse’ tells the story of four friends, who wake one day after the mother of all hangovers to discover they are the only humans left on the planet. Over the course of 14 songs they must adapt to their new lifestyle, whilst also overcoming a much greater challenge: learning to live with each other.

    This dark subject matter is juxtaposed with a catchy, ragtime-influenced score that is sure to have you tapping your feet and singing along. Armageddon never sounded so good.

    If Only Your Legs Were on Your Head: https://youtu.be/jM5zlL17TSw

    The Jelly Roll Jazz Band: http://www.thejellyrolljazzband.co.uk/

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    Opening and Closing Music by Carly Ozard: http://carlyozard.com

     

     

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    59. Circle Mirror Transformation - Misty Megia and Emma Nelson

    Circle Mirror Transformationby Annie BakerDirected by Misty Megia

    Livermore Arts

    Tickets: https://lvpac.org/

    Synopsis:

    When four lost New Englanders enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community center drama class and begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. Circle Mirror Transformation is a charming and beautifully-crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

    Taught by Marty, their free-spirited and supportive leader, the group — Schultz, a recently divorced, emotionally vulnerable carpenter, Teresa, an earnest and vibrant former actress, James, Marty’s quiet and genial husband, and Lauren, a reserved and self-conscious high schooler — move through a series of acting exercises, ranging from the heartbreaking to the ridiculous. Over the course of the seemingly trivial games, their emotional wounds are revealed, nursed, and healing slowly begins. Winner of the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play, Annie Baker’s quiet masterpiece explores the human condition and the subtle yet powerfully transforming effect we have on others through our words and indirect actions.

    Directed by Misty Megia, Circle Mirror Transformation will run for eight performances at the Bothwell Arts Center from November 15-24, 2019. The East End of the Bothwell Arts Center provides the perfect setting for the play which is set in a similar community center in Vermont. Megia directed last year’s acclaimed production of RED by John Logan at the Bankhead Theater, the first play self-produced by Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. Read an interview with Misty Megia here.

    “Annie Baker’s play is an absolute feast… the kind of unheralded gem that sends people into thestreets babbling and bright-eyed with the desire to spread the word…”—New York Times

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    Carly Ozard provides the music for this episode

     

     

    Nov 22,2019 24:49
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    60. Interview - Shannon Davis and Nick Ishimaru of Theatre of Yugen

    Theatre of Yugen Web Site

    http://www.theatreofyugen.org/

    Puppets & Poe

    Directed by Shannon R. Davis

    Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, devised by Theatre of Yugen, enacted with post-consumer material puppets.

    BE VERY AFRAIDOctober 3 - November 2, 2019Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 PM$15 STUDENTS, $35 GENERAL ADMISSION, $45 VIP (INCLUDES FREE DRINKS)

    Preview on October 3: Use Code “PREVIEW” at checkout for $20 Tickets

    Featuring: Ella Cooley, Alan Coyne, Shannon R. Davis, Steven Flores, Nick Ishimaru, and Jamin Jollo

    CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

    or Go to

    http://www.theatreofyugen.org/poe

     

     ___________________________NICK ISHIMARU - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

    Nick Ishimaru was trained originally as a musical theatre performer and started exploring Japanese theatre while studying at Colorado State University (BA, 2005), where he directed a kabuki adaptation of MacBeth. He went on to study at San Francisco State University, (MA, 2009). His work explores a combination of Western and traditional Asian performance techniques for original creations, along with work in conventional musical theatre and Shakespeare.

    In October 2016, he opened his debut as Theatre of Yugen’s Artistic Director, The Red Demon by Noda Hideki.  Previous directing work includes It Ain’t Me by Claire Rice (original), Land of Infants by Meghan O’Patry (original), and Kaguya (original adaptation).  Other recent production work includes A Minor Cycle by Greg Giovanni (original; actor and fight choreographer), This Lingering Life by Chiori Miyagawa (original; actor), and several traditional kyogen plays with the Theatre of Yugen (actor).

    SHANNON DAVIS - ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE

    Descendant of the Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Saami people, Shannon R. Davis (Bay area director, actor, and educator) is 2018 Phil Killian Directing Fellow at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Credits: Othello (associate director, American Repertory Theatre); Othello & Manahatta (assistant director, Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Adulting for Beginners (Musical Café/Ashby Stage); Religomania (Exit Theatre/San Francisco Fringe Festival); Monsters & Wild Things (Brava Theater Center).

     

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    Music by Carly Ozard - CarlyOzard.com

    Find all my podcasts at RaysGreenRoom.com

     

     

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    63. Ray's Shorts - The Cabaret Catastrophe

    Ready to interview the fabulous Cate Hayman (Sally Bowles) at SF Playhouse, I forgot to turn on the recorder and we talked but nothing was saved. This is a mistake I will never make again!

    Cabaret at SF Playhouse is a must see musical. 

    Get your tickets here.

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    Green Room On Air

    Opening and Closing music by

    Carly Ozard

     

    Jul 19,2019 04:29
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    64. San Francisco Mime Troupe

    Recently I spoke with Ellen Callas and Daniel Savio of the Tony Award winning SAN FRANCISCO MIME TROUPE.

    The company opened a new musical today entitled "Treasure Island". 

    "Treasure Island" - is it the mythical isle where untold wealth awaits marauding pirates, or the freezing cold, artificial island in the middle of San Francisco Bay awaiting cut-throat developers? Or is it both? That's the question for Jill Hawkins when an old sea-dog of a developer drops anchor in her office at City Hall, and drops a mystery in her lap. "Developers...they scour the map looking for cities with fat purses, ready to be plundered, damn the regulations!" But if Treasure Island is such a wonderful opportunity why has no one developed it yet...? What about the people who live there now? And who is the one-legged developer Hawkins was warned about?

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    About the Mime Troupe

    The San Francisco Mime Troupe creates and produces socially relevant theater of the highest professional quality and performs it before the broadest possible audience.

    They do plays that make sense out of the headlines by identifying the forces that shape our lives and dramatizing the operation of these giant forces in small, close-up stories that make our audiences feel the impact of political events on personal life.

    To make this work accessible the Mime Troupe performs its shows in local parks at a price everyone can afford: FREE.

    The San Francisco Mime Troupe does not do silent pantomime. We mean 'mime' in the ancient sense: to mimic. We talk, we sing, we make a lot of noise. We are satirists, seeking to make you laugh at the absurdities of contemporary life and at the same time, see their causes. We've done shows about most of the burning issues of our time, generally shows that debunked the official story. We perform everywhere from public parks to palaces of culture, aiming to reach the broadest possible audience.

    SF Mime Troupe Web Site: Mime Troupe

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    65. Bruce Vilanch and Broadway Bares/San Francisco Strips IV

    NEW YORK CITY’S SEXIEST BENEFIT STRIP SHOW, "BROADWAY BARES" HAS COME TO SAN FRANCISCO AND WILL FEATURE MANY OF THE BAY AREA’S HOTTEST DANCER/STRIPPERS.SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019  DNA LOUNGE

    Doors open at 7:00pm, show at 8pm

    375 Eleventh Street, San Francisco (near Harrison)Proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and REAF.     

    Performance Director: Damien Beard​

    Production Director: Emily Schreck

    Artistic Director: Leanne Borghesi

    Executive Producers: Ken Henderson & Joe Seiler

    Tickets: http://bit.ly/broadwaybaressf19

    DNA Lounge: http://bit.ly/dnalounge________________________________________ABOUT BRUCE VILANCHBruce Vilanch

    Comedy writer

     

    One of the most sought-after jokesmiths in the entertainment industry, Bruce Vilanch has become a recognizable face in his own right, thanks to the feature-length documentary "Get Bruce!" (1999) and his stint as a regular on "Hollywood Squares" (1998- ), for which he also serves as head writer. Known for his eclectic eyewear and collection of unique T-shirts, he began as a child model for Lane Bryant, but when his initial efforts as an actor came to naught, he became an entertainment writer for the Chicago Tribune instead. Impressed by his review of her cabaret performance in 1970, Bette Midler hired him to punch up her act, and he later moved to Los Angeles where he wrote for variety shows like the original "Donny and Marie" and "The Brady Bunch Hour" (both ABC) and provided material for Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin and Joan Rivers. He has maintained his connection with Midler through the years, working on such projects as the feature "Divine Madness" (1980) and the TV special "Bette Midler--Diva Las Vegas" (HBO, 1997), as well as writing for her sitcom "Bette!" (CBS, 2000- ). Vilanch began contributing to Academy Awards telecasts in 1989, collaborating with the likes of Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and David Letterman, and graduated to head writer in 2000. The Whoopi connection led to his providing the notorious material Ted Danson performed in blackface at a certain 1993 Friars Club roast of his then-girlfriend Goldberg, but his resume also includes "You Made Me Watch You", the touching Emmy-winning valedictory Midler crooned as a send-off to Johnny Carson. He made his feature debut as a dress manufacturer in "Mahogany' (1975), starring Diana Ross (to whose act he also contributed), and put his Muppet-like persona to excellent use as Santa's number one helper in the syndicated TV-movie "It Nearly Wasn't Christmas" (1989). On the heels of "Get Bruce!", Vilanch performed his comedy stylings Off-Broadway in "Bruce Vilanch: Almost Famous" (2000).

     

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    70. March 9, 209 - Ray's Shorts

    Mamma Mia! at City College of San Francisco

    My thoughts about the Best Picture Award at the Oscars

    Mar 10,2019 14:43
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    81. Jamie Coventry - Clown & Co-director Mittens & Mistletoe

    First, a little about the exquisite The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre and my recent experience in participating in a staged reading festival there two weeks ago.

    Our Guest

    Jamie Coventry (Clown, Juggler, Co-Producer, Co-Director): Jamie was raised in central CA by a family of eccentrics. He studied theatre arts in Santa Fe, music in San Luis Obispo and education and circus arts in SF. Jamie has worked with Flynn Creek Circus, Circus of Sound, New Pickle Circus, The Pickle Circus School Tour, Teatro Zinzanni, Sweet Can and more. He is perhaps best known for his work with partner Natasha Kaluza. Coventry & Kaluza won Best Comedy/Clown Act in the American Circus Festival two years in a row, and Best Duo in the Picklewater Free Circus Festival. Jamie is also the co-creator of the neo- vaudevillian harmonica trio, Tin Sandwich and a dedicated member of the Bay Area Harmonica Club. www.coventryandkaluza.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    83. Alex Bennett

    Alex Bennett is an American radio personality and talk show host, known for his mix of left-wing politics and humor. He currently hosts a show Tues-Fri on GABNet.net at 10 pm ET.

    This week I had the opportunity to talk with one of my favorite people, Alex Bennett. Alex is a San Francisco Bay Area radio legend and a member of the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame. He has a career in radio and television spanning over 40 years. 

    Alex Bennett's Audio Biography

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    Music by Carly Ozard

    Oct 03,2018 42:13
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    84. Jennifer Marshall - "Stranger Things" Star

    Today's episode features Jennifer Marshall who plays the character Susan Hargrove (Max's Mom)  in the huge Netflix TV show, "Stranger Things". We talk about all kinds of interesting topics within the world of acting and television. This was a lot of fun. Enjoy!

    Mini Bio for IMDB:

    Born in Denver, Colorado, Jennifer Marshall is the eldest of three children. She grew up in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, and attended Pomona High School before a death in the family prompted the family to move to Carbondale, Colorado. This small ski town nestled in the Roaring Fork Valley between Aspen and Glenwood Springs was her home for the next three years and living there solidified her decision to join the military after high school.

    In high school, she played basketball for the Roaring Fork Lady Rams, was a Varsity cheerleader, a member of the Speech and Drama team for a short time (before her coach would not allow her to participate and play basketball during the same season), editor of the high school newspaper, part of the yearbook staff, state Vice President of HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America), sang in show choir and honor choir, and was a frequent face in the annual school musical.

    One month after graduating high school, Jennifer joined the United States Navy and was shipped off to boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois. She spent nearly five years in the Navy and was stationed on San Nicolas Island, the most remote of the California Channel Islands, and later, on the USS Roosevelt, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier home ported in Norfolk, Virginia. She was honorably discharged from the Navy as a Petty Officer Second Class. While in the military, she worked as an aircraft handler, in aviation supply, and was a member of the Ships Security Defense Force Team as well as the Repair Locker Fire Team. She earned a Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, among other awards. She has spoken positively about her life in the military and has mentioned returning to military reserve service in the future.

    Jennifer graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Wesleyan College with a double major in International Politics and Spanish and a minor in History. As of 2013, Jennifer is seeking her graduate degree through American Military University.

    As of 2013, Jennifer lives and works as an actress in sunny and beautiful Los Angeles, California.

     

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    85. Mugzy Brady - Hip Hop Artist from Australia

    Born on the 22nd of January 1991 Mugzy had to fight through his adolescent years. Struggling with deep internal stress, he found inspiration in Eminem after his first encounter with Hip-Hop when he heard the song 'The Way I Am'. Mugzy felt that he could strongly relate to the lyrics in Eminem's songs & began to change his image to be a true representative of the Hip-Hop culture.As he developed his style and studied Hip-Hop, he found further inspiration from the legends: 2 Pac, Biggie, 50 Cent, DMX, & searched further into the roots of Hip-Hop to re-discover artists like Public Enemy, NWA & Nas.Drawing inspiration from the masters of Hip-Hop & armed with the knowledge earned through years of hardship, Mugzy's rap speaks of truth. A raw truth. A truth that will resound with teenagers that have had to endure self doubt & lack of confidence.Mugzy emerged from the shadow through Hip-Hop & found a way to express himself through his music by embracing the culture.Mugzy's style is a blend of grit, raw lyrics, aggression and abrasiveness. Mugzy will tell it how it is. Based north of Sydney, Mugzy will not shy away from any challenge to perform on any stage.There are a lot of performers in the scene that prefer to stay in closed groups, but Mugzy is open to collaboration with all artists that are fighting for their dream & are willing to have a go in a spirit of mutual respect.You can expect Mugzy to continue representing the Hip-Hop Culture, never backing away from any challenge well into the future.

    http://www.reverbnation.com/mugzy187https://soundcloud.com/mugzy-bradyhttps://twitter.com/Mugzy187http://www.youtube.com/user/MugzyBradyhttps://www.facebook.com/OfficialMugzy/

     

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    raysgreenroom.com

    Email Ray at [email protected]

    Carly Ozard (Opening Music)

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    88. Anne Galjour - Get Gandhi - A Seriously Radical Feminist Comedy

    Great discussion with Anne Galjour, playwright and actor, whose new play "Get Gandhi - A Seriously Radical Feminist Comedy", previews tonight at Z Below in San Francisco. All information is below.

    Special ticket DISCOUNT for Wave Radio Listeners: purchase yout tickets at http://www.zspace.org/getgandhi

    Enter the code "friend" at the time of purchase and get a $5 discount!

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuits Theatre Collective

    https://www.thesisterhoodofthetravelingpantsuitstheatrecollective.com/

    Opening Music by the fabulous CARLY OZARD

    http://carlyozard.com/

     

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    Inspired by the writings of radical feminist philosopher and theologian Mary Daly, #GetGandhi - A Seriously Radical Feminist Comedy Is a world premiere, multi-character play written by award-winning playwright and actor Anne Galjour focusing on Mahatma Gandhi's infamous experiments in brahmacharya, or celibacy. Gandhi would have a young woman disrobe and sleep with him completely naked as a test to prove his seminal continence and his purity of spirit. Gandhi never saw anything wrong with this practice, but a small coven of old school bra-burning San Francisco feminists do. They plot to avenge these sex crimes. They set out for the Gandhi memorial statue, located on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, to rip it from its base, and drag it up Market Street in the middle of the night.

    The play focuses on the women, their families, the backlash from their Generation X children as well as the conflict that is fueled from opposing responses to the revered hero's celibacy experiments. To Bob, the male character who is a longtime practitioner of Gandhi's principles of nonviolence, his hero is flawed. To his female counterparts, this flawed prince of peace is an imposter and sexual abuser. #GetGandhi explores the themes of sexual assault and the removal of statues of historical figures once deemed heroic.

    #GetGandhi is extremely timely as it extends critical conversation on these issues. It is meant to be a forum that opens up dialogue in the Bay Area and beyond. As each character in the play views Gandhi's actions through a different lens it is hoped that diverse audiences will engage in the debate.

    #GetGandhi bring together some of the finest Bay Area theatrical writing and acting talent on one stage. SF favorite monologist and playwright & professor Anne Galjour (Alligator Tales, Hurricane) returns with this timely World Premiere, joined with gifted actors: Jeri Lynn Cohen (Word for Word, Magic), Patricia Silver (Word for Word, Z Collective), and Howard Swain (Aurora, ACT), Miranda Swain (ACT) and Lyndsy Kail* (Center Rep). (Miranda Swain is the daughter of Howard Swain and Nancy Carlin.) To top it off #GetGandhi is directed by renown director, actor and teacher Nancy Carlin (Shotgun, Marin Theatre Co.) We are all in for a treat with this playwright, director and stellar cast.

    * The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

    Z Below - 470 Florida St. (17th & Mariposa Sts.) in SF 94110

    Tickets $25; $15 for Student with valid ID;

    - Fri. Aug. 10 - 8:00 pm (Low Priced Preview ($15); Wed. Aug. 15 - (pay what you can.)http://jakeshimabukuro.com/

    Marin Theatre Company (https://www.marintheatre.org/

    Young Jean Lee (http://youngjeanlee.org/

    School of Rock - Broadway (https://us.schoolofrockthemusical.com/)

    Berkeley Rep (https://www.berkeleyrep.org/)

    Amios West (https://www.amioswest.org/)

    My people, I really need some rankings on Itunes. It's really the best way I can get my podcast out to more people. The more rankings you have, the greater chance you will get on Itunes list without having to search. Please go hear and give me some stars! ( https://apple.co/2ObXW6x )

    Opening music by Carly Ozard (http://carlyozard.com/).

    Ray's Web Site: http://rayrenati.com

    Green Room Radio: http://raysgreenroom.com

     

     

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    91. John Fisher of Theatre Rhinoceros - Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    Today I spoke with John Fisher, the Executive Director of Theatre Rhinoceros, the longest running queer theatre in the world. John directed the award-winning musical  - Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

    After last year’s (2017) sold-out run, and the most successful show in the 40-year history of Theatre Rhinoceros is thrilled to be presenting - BY POPULAR DEMAND - an encore production for 2017/2018 Season of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical. Priscilla has a book by Australian film director/writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott's 1994 Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of.

    With a dazzling array of over-the-top costumes, extraordinary headdresses, A FULL SIZE BUS - ON STAGE, and a hit parade of dance floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS. SYNOPSIS: The Musical follows two drag queens and a transsexual (Tick, Adam, and Bernadette), who buy a run-down old bus (they call Priscilla) and set out on a road trip across the Australian Outback when one of them, Tick, is invited by his ex-wife to perform his drag show at her faraway resort. However, Tick is hesitant to tell his friends, Bernadette (a former performing icon whose best days are behind her) and Adam (a rambunctious young troublemaker), his own personal reasons for taking the trip. During their journey, the trio encounters an array of Australian citizens, some of who aren’t receptive to their lifestyle, including incidents of homo and transphobia, while widening comfort zones, finding new horizons, and strengthening their own friendship. 

    Performances: Extended run to July 7, 2018

    Location: Gateway Theatre - 215 Jackson St., (at Battery St.) SF, CA 94111 

    Tickets: Available online from Brown Paper Tickets (http://bit.ly/priscilla_tix)or call the box office at 1-800-838-3006.

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    Pride San Francisco - Parade and Celebration - June 23-24 2018. http://www.sfpride.org/

    Opening Music by Carly Ozard - carlyozard.com

    Ray's Web Site: rayrenati.com

    Green Room Radio Web Site: raysgreenroom.com

     

     

     

     

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    92. Shotz! - The Tony Awards - Summer Broadway Sensations

    This week we take a look at Shotz! in San Francisco, The Tony Awards and Robert De Niro, the Anthony Bordain tragedy, and finally your summer Broadway Show List!-------------------------------------------------------------------AMIOSWEST WAS FOUNDED  in 2012 as the West Coast outpost of Amios.  Amios (Art and Music in our Souls) was founded in 2009 by alumni of the National Theatre Conservatory. Since its inception, Amios has worked with over 500 artists to produce more than 300 original short, one-act and full-length plays in New York City, San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles.

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    THE MOON ALSO RISES

    July 11th at 7 PM

    4th Street Theater2020 Fourth StBerkeley, CA 94710

    Get Tickets

    The ingredients. Each of the plays must:1. Relate to the theme The Moon Also Rises2. One character must experience disgust3. Include the word gingivitis or mention a stone fruitThe playwrights are Sunil Patel, Jess Thomas, Jeremy Cole, Christopher Magee, Michael Magee, Ray Renati and Malinda ColerThe directors are Ray Renati, Anna Smith, Melanie Bandera-Hess, Puja Tolton, Malinda Coler, Jesse Lumb & Christopher MageeThe actors are Moshe Goodman, Celia Maurice, Katie WhitcraftRandy Russell, Jayme Catalano, Cary Cronholm Rose, Megan Toth, Michael Magee, Christopher Magee, Anna Smith, Puja Tolton, Robyn Grahn, Angel Hertslet & Emily Stapleton$15 Online$20 at the Door--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    CARLY OZARDPowerhouse Entertainer and actress Carly Ozard has had solo shows at The Rrazz Room, Feinstein’s at the Nikko, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Stage 72 at the Triad and The Metropolitan Room. She works in musical theatre, cabaret, and as a FEMcee for various events. An exceptional vocalist with comic and dark sides showcasing a repertoire that includes Musical Theatre, Contemporary Pop, Classic Rock and Electric Dance Music. A newly budding songwriter and cover artist, she just released her debut recording Universal Child on iTunes and CDBaby. Having acted as head judge of The Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco as well as a judge for The Voice of Vallarta and the San Francisco Cabaret Competition, Carly has been part of every community she has performed in. Carly has shared stages with Charles Strouse, Klea Blackhurst, Rita Moreno, Leslie Jordan, Maureen McGovern, Miranda Sings! and more. She is a two time Burner at Burning Man, a proud member of AEA and The New York City Friar’s Club, and she is reinventing herself and expanding her fan base! Carly Ozard performs regularly in San Francisco and is based out of New York.

     

    carlyozard.comamioswest.orgrayrenati.comraysgreenroom.com

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    97. My Rant about Trump - Heisenberg at A.C.T. - You are my Sunshine at The Phoenix Theatre

    My Web Site: Rayrenati.com

    Wave Radio Web Site: Raysgreenroom.com

    DONATE to Wave Radio: https://www.patreon.com/raysgreenroom

    ALL MUSIC BY the MAGNIFICENT CARLY OZARD: http://carlyozard.com/

     

     1) A special Trump Rant - Enjoy

     

     

    2) HEISENBERG

    At A.C.T.

    by Simon Stephens

    Directed by Hal Brooks

    March 14 – April 8, 2018 (closed)

    A.C.T.’s Geary Theater

    415 Geary Street

     

    Running time: 1 hour 25 minutes, with no intermission

     

    In a bustling London train station, free-spirited American Georgie unexpectedly kisses mid-70s British butcher Alex, and sets his world reeling. When she turns up in his shop a few days later, he is suspicious. Is she really attracted to him, or is there a longer con on the cards? As Alex is drawn into Georgie’s anarchic world, his conventional life becomes chaotic, uncertain, and undeniably richer.

    In this “vibrant and emotionally charged” (The New York Times) new play, Tony Award–winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) crafts a comedy that rethinks the polar magnetism of opposites attracting, as well as the conventions of modern-day playwriting. With its perfect collision of strangers and strangeness, Heisenberg was an electric hit on Broadway from one of theater’s most original voices.

     

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    3) YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE

    You Are My Sunshine is a fact-inspired, multi-decade character study of a man of mythic American proportions whose passions and demons lead to tragedy, narrated in Woody Guthrie-style folk songs, accompanied by Bay Area music favorites Chris Haugen (guitar) and Trevor Marcom (vocals/guitar). This ensemble drama was spurned from a long-worn, much-hushed rumor in Kelli Kerslake Colaco's family that her great grandfather, Ernest Fletcher Hodge (a semi-pro baseball player with the Detroit Tigers), lost his mind one hot summer night in Blytheville, Arkansas and killed his wife, his mother-in-law and then himself. Part John Steinbeck, part Coen Brothers, this intriguing play focuses on the search for truth behind a dark family legend vis-à-vis an ancestor and the women and children in his life. See You Are My Sunshine at San Francisco's Phoenix Theatre.

    Written by: Kelli Kerslake Colaco

    Music and lyrics by: Kelli Kerslake Colaco

    Music Arranged by: Chris Haugen

    Directed by Kelli K. Colaco and Cristina Anselmo

    An Equity Workshop Production

    A fact inspired, (Steinbeck/Coen Brothers tinged,) multi-decade character study of a man of mythic American proportions whose passions and demons lead to tragedy, narrated in Woody Guthrie style folk songs. #The truth will set you free.

    Cast/Company:

    Tim Fullerton, Andrea J. Love, *Trevor Marcom, *Valerie Weak, *Kelli Kerslake Colaco, *Ray Renati and Elliott Hanson, and Chris Haugen

    Chris Haugen on Acoustic Guitar

    http://www.youaremysunshine.brownpapertickets.com

     

     *Members of Actors' Equity, the union of professional actors and stage managers.

     

     

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    100. Bonnie Raitt Live in Concert and "Hamlet" at National Theatre London

    This week I saw two shows I loved!

    • The GREAT "Bonnie Raitt" at the San Jose Civic
    • "Hamlet" with National Theatre London

     

    BONNIE RAITT

     

    In March of 2000, Bonnie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; this was followed by her welcome into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, along with her father, in June 2001.

    After the Fundamental tour, she went back into the studio with her veteran road band to record 'Silver Lining', released in 2002. Featuring Bonnie's stunning interpretation of the David Gray-penned title track, the Grammy-nominated "Gnawin' On It," and the hit single "I Can't Help You Now," 'Silver Lining' was considered by many critics to be one of the best albums of her career. She promoted the album with a lengthy world tour that included her Green Highway Festival and an eco-partnership promoting BioDiesel fuel, the environment, and alternative energy solutions at shows and benefits along the way. In 2003, she released the retrospective 'The Best of Bonnie Raitt' on Capitol.

    Raitt stayed busy with more guest appearances, including the stunning duet "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" on Ray Charles' final release 'Genius Loves Company', which won the Grammy award for Album of the Year, and a duet on the Grammy-winning album 'True Love' by Toots & The Maytals. Her 1989 breakthrough album 'Nick of Time', was remixed for surround sound, and released by Capitol Records in 2004 as a DVD-Audio, garnering a Grammy nomination in the newly created category, Best Surround Sound Album.

    In 2003, she also participated in Martin Scorsese's acclaimed PBS series, 'The Blue's, performing two songs in Wim Wenders' film, 'The Soul of a Man', and joining the all-star cast of 'Lightning in a Bottle', the live feature concert film on the Blues directed by Antoine Fuqua. She also contributed songs for two Disney movies, 'The Country Bears' and 'Home on the Range'. She played guitar on a track on Stevie Wonder's album 'A Time To Love', and appeared in the TV/DVD tribute 'Music l0l: Al Green'.

    'Souls Alike', her first album ever to bear the credit "Produced by Bonnie Raitt," debuted at #19 on the Billboard 200 in September 2005, eliciting widespread critical acclaim and propelling Raitt back onto the road. She was also selected as the inaugural artist for the VH1 'Classic Decades Rock Live!' CD/DVD series. 'Bonnie Raitt and Friends' featuring Norah Jones, Ben Harper, Alison Krauss and Keb' Mo' was released in August of 2006.

    In the years in and around the release of 'Souls Alike', she co-headlined with Jackson Browne and Keb Mo' part of the historic "Vote For Change" tour leading up to the 2004 Presidential election, and then again for the 2008 election, staged a series of benefit concerts and fundraising receptions to help get out the vote and encourage voting in key Democratic Senate races. In 2007, Bonnie joined her MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) friends Jackson Browne and Graham Nash to launch a campaign to prevent the legislative bailout of the nuclear industry and developed www.nukefree.org, a website that serves as an information and networking hub for safe energy activists. In August 2011, MUSE mounted a very successful benefit concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre to raise funds for Japan disaster relief (following the devastating earthquake, tsunami and meltdown of the Daichi-Fukushima nuclear reactors earlier in the year), as well as non-nuclear organizations worldwide.

    https://www.bonnieraitt.com/

     

    HAMLET

    by William Shakespeare

    Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. 

    Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.

    As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge hi

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    101. Richard Fouts - Author of "The Birthday Lottery"

    SYNOPSIS of "The Birthday Lottery"

     

    On December 1, 1969, five fraternity brothers gather together to listen to the U.S. Army's draft lottery, which uses birth dates to determine the order in which they will be called to serve in Vietnam. Broadcast on national television and radio, the brothers anxiously listen as dates are drawn, one-by-one, over an excruciating 90-minute period. When the last date is drawn, the brothers react to the realization that their lives have been changed forever. They also begin to turn on each other.

     

    Richard Fouts' THE BIRTHDAY LOTTERY Opens At Z Space, 3/29

    Today's teenage boys worry about a lot of things, but being drafted to serve in a foreign war isn't one of them. At least, not yet. The Birthday Lottery, Richard Fouts' new play about the Vietnam draft, opens on March 29, 2018, directed by Suze Allen. It runs for four performances only, March 29-April 1 at Z Space, 450 Florida Street in San Francisco.

    "This play highlights, in real time, what young men felt as they listened for their birth date to be announced over radio and television on the night of December lst, 1969" said playwright Fouts in a recent interview. "The order your

    birthday was drawn became your draft number. A young Roger Mudd was the only broadcast journalist who covered the event, who calmly told America's young men that if they had been born on September 14th, they'd be the first to go."

    Actor Nick Coleus, who plays David, commented in the play's background video, "You can feel the tension of what it must have been like to live through that excruciating night. Though it occurred 50 years ago, it feels relevant for today's young men, especially since there appears to be no end in sight around Iraq and Afghanistan. And now North Korea is in the news every day."

    Playwright Richard Fouts recalls the moment when he decided to write the play. "With the 50th anniversary of the draft approaching, I've been listening to Vietnam vets tell their stories of how their lives were abruptly interrupted with the Army's sudden draft. Many of them were just 19 years old at the time. Hearing their vivid memories of that night convinced me that their stories belonged on the stage, in an intimate setting that only live theater can deliver."

    Place: Z Space Main Stage, 450 Florida Street, San Francisco 94110

    Opens: Thursday, March 29, 8:00 pm.

    Runs: March 29, 30, 31, at 8:00 pm, Sunday, April 1 at 2:00 pm.

    Tickets: $25 general admission, $15 seniors and students, $10 veterans (of any war, not just Vietnam)

    Learn more & buy tickets at 866-811-4111 or https://www.thebirthdaylotteryplay.com/

    All shows at Z Space are ADA accessible

    For details, go to http://www.zspace.org/birthdaylottery

     

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    "Ragtime" at Berkeley Playhouse: https://tickets.berkeleyplayhouse.org

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    104. Kelli Colaco - San Francisco Bay Area actor, director, writer, producer

    Kelli Colaco’s writing credits include the plays Underbelly, The Meeting, You Are My Sunshine (O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist) and the web series “The Meek Shall Inherit.” She is a founding member of The Independent Shakespeare Company. She is currently a Teaching Artist at Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley, CA. She received an M.F.A from the P.T.T.P. (The Professional Theatre Training Program) at the University of Delaware following the actor training program at P.C.P.A (The Pacific Coast Conservatory for The Performing Arts) in Santa Maria, CA. She is a member of the 72nd Street Gang, a collective of dramatists who meet and share work in New York City.Colaco spent the better part of 2016-17 as a writer of the documentary “The Mad Hannans,” directed and co-written by Martin Shore, now circulating film festivals throughout the country. She recently finished a two-and-a-half year periodic Teaching Residency on Acting and Playwriting at Madrone Continuation High School in San Rafael CA. Her senior class writers of the short play The Break made it into the Finals of The Bay Area Young Playwrights Competition produced by The Marin Theatre Company.Colaco and her Alma Theatre Company will produce her play You Are My Sunshine at The Phoenix Theatre in San Francisco in April 2018.Kelli is a member of Equity and British Equity.

     

    "You Are My Sunshine" 

    by Kelli Colaco

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    Eureka Theatre in San Francisco, CA

    http://www.phoenixtheatresf.org/Preview 4-19-18the show runs through 4-29-18

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    106. Suze Allen - playwright, director, co-founder of 3Girls Theater Company

    Suze Allen is a resident playwright at Three Girls Theatre and a co-founder of the company. 3Girls Theatre Company is proud to be one of the very few theater companies in the nation that produce only plays by women playwrights. 3GT seeks more than “gender parity” in the theater: the company has a vision of a world where stories told by women are heard onstage just as often as stories told by men.  In other words – 3GT wants to help change our cultural mindset!

    Suze is a published author, teacher, dramaturg and director with credits on both coasts. She was the creator of Fresh New Works San Francisco, The Maine Playwrights’ Lab and Short Works Festival, Artistic Director for the SF Writers and Actors Lab, Director for Fertile Ground Writing Studio and the resident Dramaturge and playwriting instructor at The Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco. Her work and the work she has directed has played the Dramatists Guild’s SF Footlights, Tides Theatre, Brava Theatre, 450 Geary, The Marsh, Intersection for the Arts, Noh Space, The Phoenix, OutNorth Contemporary Art House in Anchorage Alaska and The San Francisco and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. Her show THE MANIC MAMA DANCE premiered at the Marsh Café and played Birthfest 2008. Suze co-authored the book, The Time-Starved Woman’s Guide to Emotional Well Being with SD Shanti and advises writers through her company Manuscript Mentor.

    Suze will be directing a new play called "The Birthday Lottery" by Richard Fouts. The show opens on March 29th, 2017. The location is ZSpace in San Francisco, CA and it runs for 4 nights.

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    Dec 09,2017 34:06
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    111. The Prince of Egypt at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

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    The Prince of Egypt, is now the highest-selling musical in the 48-year-old theatre company's history. With 15 remaining performances, this new work from Grammy-and-Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and book writer Philip LaZebnik (Pocahontas, Mulan), is a soaring celebration of the human spirit recounting one of the greatest stories ever told: the saga of Moses, his Pharaoh brother Ramses, and the indomitable people who changed both their destinies.

    Directed by Broadway's Scott Schwartz, The Prince of Egypt has to date grossed more than $650,000 in ticket sales, surpassing the previous record-holder, Jane Austen's EMMA, another TheatreWorks world-premiere musical, which garnered more than $540,000 in ticket sales. Inspired by the DreamWorks animated film of the same name, The Prince of Egypt is presented by TheatreWorks now through November 5, 2017 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information, the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.

    The Prince of Egypt, co-produced by Fredericia Teater, will next be re-mounted in Denmark for its international and co-world premiere in April 2018. The Prince of Egypt features the Oscar-winning Best Song "When You Believe," as well as more than a dozen new songs from Schwartz. This vibrant new stage production incorporates a multi-ethnic cast led by Diluckshan Jeyaratnam, an acclaimed Danish actor/singer making his US debut as Moses, and Broadway's Jason Gotay (Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), as Ramses.

    The Prince of Egypt cast also includes Broadway veterans such as Tom Nelis (Pharaoh Seti), Christina Sajous (Queen Tuya), and Brennyn Lark (Tzipporah), and Will Mann (High Priest Hotep), as well as acclaimed actors such as Julie Motyka (Miriam), David Crane (Aaron), Jamila Sabares-Klemm (Nefertari), Ayelet Firstenberg (Youchved) and Paul-Jordan Jansen (Jethro). Natalie Schroeder and Alexandra Van De Poel share the role of Young Miriam while Dylan K. Curtis and Oliver Copaken Yellin alternate as Young Aaron. The diverse ensemble for this new work is comprised of CarMichael James Blankenship, Dominic Dagdagan, Katherine Dela Cruz, Jourdan Epstein, Brian Flores, Gabriel Hyman, Joshua Keith, Travis Leland, Alison Mixon, Ramone Owens, David Sattler, Alicia Shumway, and Kalyn West. The creative, musical, and technical team assembled for The Prince of Egypt is Sean Cheesman (Choreographer), Ann Hould-Ward (Costume Designer), Kevin Depinet (Scenic Designer), August Eriksmoen (Orchestration), Dominick Amendum (Music Supervisor/Arrangements), William Liberatore (Musical Director), Mike Billings (Lighting Designer), Cliff Caruthers (Sound Designer), Shawn Sagady (Projections Designer), J. Jared Janas (Wig, Hair, Makeup Designer), Jacques Simard (Magic Consultant), and Randall K. Lum (Stage Manager).

    Founded in 1883, the co-producing Fredericia Teater is one of Denmark's most distinguished institutions in music and music theatre. Committed to producing relevant and groundbreaking musicals, Fredericia attracts more than 150,000 patrons per season from all over the country. In 2011 the company began a policy of exclusively presenting musicals that had never been professionally performed in Denmark. With some 100,000 patrons per year, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has captured a national reputation for artistic innovation and integrity, often presenting Bay Area theatregoers with their first look at acclaimed musicals, comedies, and dramas, directed by award-winning local and guest directors, and performed by professional actors cast locally and from across the country.

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    114. The film, Her - Directed by Spike Jonze and starring Joaquin Phoenix

    This week we take a look at the 2013 film, Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix, and written and directed by Spike Jonze, the man with the coolest name in show business! Her marks Jonze's solo screenwriting debut.

    The film follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a man who develops a relationship with Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), an intelligent computer operating system personified through a female voice. 

    Jonze conceived the idea in the early 2000s after reading an article about a website that allowed for instant messaging with an artificial intelligence program. He wrote the first draft of the script in five months. Principal photography took place in Los Angeles and Shanghai in mid-2012. 

    Her premiered at the 2013 New York Film Festival on October 12, 2013. Warner Bros. initially provided a limited release for Her at six theaters on December 18. It was later given a wide release at over 1,700 theaters in the United States and Canada on January 10, 2014. Her received widespread critical acclaim upon its release, and grossed over $48 million worldwide on a production budget of $23 million.

    The film received numerous awards and nominations, primarily for Jonze's screenplay. At the 86th Academy Awards, Her received five nominations, including Best Picture, and won the award for Best Original Screenplay. Jonze also won awards for his screenplay at the 71st Golden Globe Awards, the 66th Writers Guild of America Awards, the 19th Critics' Choice Awards, and the 40th Saturn Awards. In a 2016 BBC poll of 177 critics around the world, Her was voted the 84th-greatest film since 2000.*

    *Information provided by Wikipedia.

     

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    115. An American in Paris and Yerma

    This week we delve into the world of old movie musicals brought to the stage. We take a look at the Broadway tour of An American in Paris. We also go in-depth with the classic Spanish drama, Yerma, staged by the Young Vic Theatre in London and shared with the world by National Theatre Live in London.

    An American in Paris, tells the thrilling story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Featuring a score including the songs “I Got Rhythm,” “‘S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” “Stairway to Paradise,” “They Can’t Take That Away” and orchestral music including “Concerto in F,” “2nd Prelude,” “2nd Rhapsody” and “An American in Paris.”

    In Yerma, the incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role.

    A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph).

    Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax._______

    National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of Phèdre with Helen Mirren. They’ve since broadcast more than forty other productions live, from both the National Theatre and from other theatres in the UK.

    Their broadcasts have now been experienced by over 5.5 million people in over 2,000 venues around the world, including over 650 venues in the UK alone. Past broadcasts from the National Theatre have included Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller; War Horse; Man and Superman with Ralph Fiennes; and Everyman with Chiwetel Ejiofor.

    Broadcasts from other UK theatres include Coriolanus from the Donmar Warehouse; A View from the Bridge from the Young Vic; Macbeth from the Manchester International Festival; and Hangmen and The Audience from London’s West End. Our biggest single broadcast to date is Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch at the Barbican, which has been seen by over 550,000 people.

    In 2014 the National Theatre recorded its first production on Broadway, Of Mice and Men with James Franco and Chris O’Dowd, captured at the Longacre Theatre.

    Though each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’ view of each production. Where these cameras are placed is different for each broadcast, to make sure that cinema audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time.

    Oct 08,2017 24:11
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    149. Ray's Shorts - An Actor on the Road - Nov 17, 2019

    The Two Show Day. CASTRebecca Davis (Theresa) recently appeared as Christine Daaé in the Ohlone College/Stage 1 Theatre production of “Phantom of the Opera.” Other favorite credits include Eliza Doolittle in “My Fair Lady” at Contra Costa Civic Theatre, Laurey Williams in “Oklahoma!” at Altarena Playhouse, and Abigail Adams in “1776” for Tri-Valley Valley Theatre. Rebecca spends her free time hiking, playing video games, and eating all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue.John Girot* (Shultz) make his debut with LVPAC in Circle Mirror Transformation. Recent credits include A Few Good Men (Hillbarn Theatre), Fifth of July (Aurora Theatre Company), Arcadia (Jewel Theatre Company). He has worked locally with Central Works, EXIT Theatre, Berkeley Theater Project, and PlayGround. John is a proud Bay Area native and member of Actors’ Equity Association. He lives in Oakland with his wife and two daughters.Emma Nelson (Lauren) is so pumped to be part of the cast and crew of Circle Mirror Transformation. She loves to act, and has been doing it since she was about eight, thanks to her encouraging parents. So far, she has been in shows in and outside of Dublin High School, and one student film. She loves strawberries, rollerblading, and the color yellow. As a senior, she is remembering to take time for these little things in life while preparing for the next steps in pursuing a career in film.Ray Renati* (James) has performed in major Bay Area and London theaters, as well as in several independent films and TV programs. Favorite stage roles include Henry Higgins in Pygmalion, Arthur in Superior Donuts and Neil in The Quality of Life, Burton in Burn This, Lee in True West, and Antonio in The Merchant of Venice. Ray studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London where he earned a certificate in Acting Shakespeare. Ray is a co-founder of the Pear Theatre in Mountain View and a proud member of Actors’ Equity. His theatre podcast is Green Room on Air (raysgreenroom.com).Rhonda Taylor (Marty) recently appeared as Jacqueline in “Don’t Dress for Dinner” and Morticia in “The Addams Family Musical” both with Chanticleers Theater. Rhonda, a long time Pleasanton resident, has been active in community theater for over 20 years. Some of her favorite credits include Louise in “Always Patsy Cline,” Gloria in “Boeing, Boeing,” Evy in “The Gingerbread Lady.” Rhonda is a lead singer for The Pushbacks, a local classic-rock cover band and has her own jewelry design business called Under a Gypsy Moon.
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    150. Ray's Shorts - An Actor on the Road - Nov 16, 2019

    Opening night of Circle Mirror Transformation at Livermore arts. https://lvpac.org/event/circle-mirror-transformation/2019-11-15/CASTRebecca Davis (Theresa) recently appeared as Christine Daaé in the Ohlone College/Stage 1 Theatre production of “Phantom of the Opera.” Other favorite credits include Eliza Doolittle in “My Fair Lady” at Contra Costa Civic Theatre, Laurey Williams in “Oklahoma!” at Altarena Playhouse, and Abigail Adams in “1776” for Tri-Valley Valley Theatre. Rebecca spends her free time hiking, playing video games, and eating all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue.John Girot* (Shultz) make his debut with LVPAC in Circle Mirror Transformation. Recent credits include A Few Good Men (Hillbarn Theatre), Fifth of July (Aurora Theatre Company), Arcadia (Jewel Theatre Company). He has worked locally with Central Works, EXIT Theatre, Berkeley Theater Project, and PlayGround. John is a proud Bay Area native and member of Actors’ Equity Association. He lives in Oakland with his wife and two daughters.Emma Nelson (Lauren) is so pumped to be part of the cast and crew of Circle Mirror Transformation. She loves to act, and has been doing it since she was about eight, thanks to her encouraging parents. So far, she has been in shows in and outside of Dublin High School, and one student film. She loves strawberries, rollerblading, and the color yellow. As a senior, she is remembering to take time for these little things in life while preparing for the next steps in pursuing a career in film.Ray Renati* (James) has performed in major Bay Area and London theaters, as well as in several independent films and TV programs. Favorite stage roles include Henry Higgins in Pygmalion, Arthur in Superior Donuts and Neil in The Quality of Life, Burton in Burn This, Lee in True West, and Antonio in The Merchant of Venice. Ray studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London where he earned a certificate in Acting Shakespeare. Ray is a co-founder of the Pear Theatre in Mountain View and a proud member of Actors’ Equity. His theatre podcast is Green Room on Air (raysgreenroom.com).Rhonda Taylor (Marty) recently appeared as Jacqueline in “Don’t Dress for Dinner” and Morticia in “The Addams Family Musical” both with Chanticleers Theater. Rhonda, a long time Pleasanton resident, has been active in community theater for over 20 years. Some of her favorite credits include Louise in “Always Patsy Cline,” Gloria in “Boeing, Boeing,” Evy in “The Gingerbread Lady.” Rhonda is a lead singer for The Pushbacks, a local classic-rock cover band and has her own jewelry design business called Under a Gypsy Moon.
    Nov 16,2019 09:06
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Green Room On Air with Ray Renati

Listen to your host, Ray Renati, chat with some of the most interesting performing artists in the country. Ray interviews influential and sometimes famous, actors, musicians, directors, clowns and more! Hear insightful information about the latest movies and television shows, as well as updates on Broadway and Regional theater.

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