The News on Newsies continues with Michael Thomas, Kelly Knowlton, Jason Kaufman, Shannon Maloney, Aaron Nicolas, Hailey Noll, and Ryan Shreve discussing the history of Newsies and tons of other insider information! There is not one but TWO songs sung by Hailey and Ryan on this episode. Episode 1 of The News on Newsies was aired on July 13th, 2018. The episode was recorded in the new Podcast studio of Idea Works in Mansfield, Ohio. Idea+Works: Where Plans Come Together
In Episode 1 of The News on Newsies, Michael Thomas, Kelly Knowlton, Jason Kaufman, Shannon Maloney, Aaron Nicolas, Hailey Noll, and Ryan Shreve discuss the history of Newsies and tons of other insider information! Stay to the end to hear a wonderful duet by Hailey and Ryan. Episode 2 of The News on Newsies will be aired on July 20th, 2018. The episode was recorded in the new Podcast studio of Idea Works in Mansfield, Ohio. Idea+Works: Where Plans Come Together
In this episode, The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra’s historian, Mark Jordan, talks about the music of our great country. From William Billings who wrote the Revolutionary patriotic song “Chester” to John Adams, one of America’s greatest living composers, you will take a musical journey from the beginnings of our great country to present day. This episode was recorded in the new Podcast studio of Idea Works in Mansfield, Ohio. Idea+Works: Where Plans Come Together
Colleen Cook passes the torch to Holly Williams, our new Director of Marketing and Communications here at the Renaissance Theatre. Hear the fascinating way she ended up in Mansfield, her artistic background, and what three things she has to have on her desk to survive!
Turning the tables, Michael Thomas interviews Colleen Cook as she prepares to leave the Renaissance for a new opportunity after six years with the organization.
Mansfield Symphony Orchestra Music Director Octavio Más-Arocas and Symphony Operations Director share the behind-the-scenes details about the upcoming concerts with Roger and Henry on “Roger & Henry Talk About It.”
Listen to more Roger & Henry at randomactsofradio.com
iHeartMedia’s Rusty Cates interviews Renaissance President and CEO Mike Miller about the 90th Anniversary of the Ohio Theatre for iHeartMedia’s “Insight.”
Renaissance President and CEO reviews a few of the highlights of 2017 and gives a look ahead at what to expect in 2018.
To learn more about the Renaissance 90th Anniversary, visit mansfieldtickets.com/90
View the video showing the transformation of 166 Park Ave West: https://youtu.be/KaNA-PZuZyI
To participate in the Renaissance Annual Fund Campaign visit mansfieldtickets.com/give
The podcast will take a break from our regular schedule until March, as Colleen goes on maternity leave. Catch up on missed episodes and watch for a few bonuses in your feed in the meantime.
Neos Dance Theatre Founder and Artistic Director Bobby Wesner tells stories about his life growing up on a farm north of Ashland, how Neos has evolved over the years, and what to expect in this season’s production of A 1940s Nutcracker in this delightful conversation.
Article about Neos in The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/06/the-end-of-forgetting/524523/
Courtney Marie Andrews “Rookie Dreaming” https://open.spotify.com/track/6vdrUkDohcxuHWKcrkIchW
WMAN’s Rusty Cates (who also happens to be playing the Narrator in A Christmas Story the Musical) goes backstage with some of the cast to talk about the show, what brought them to the cast, and what the audience can look forward to this weekend!
Originally aired on iHeartMedia’s WMAN November 3, 2017 at 8:20 AM.
Meet Ryan Shealy, one of our newest staff members at the Renaissance. His job is all about making the audience experience great from start to finish. He tells us about his theatrical background, his new ideas for the Renaissance, and why he loves being a part of the team!
Renaissance Choreographer Shannon Maloney tells the story of how she ended up in the performing arts, how theatre is the same in New York, on tour, and in Mansfield, and what goes into choreographing a musical.
Performer, music teacher, and music director Kelly Knowlton gives some tips for nailing your musical theatre audition, shares some common pitfalls of auditioning, and gives some insight into what goes into the preparation for music directing a show.
Further reading on auditioning: http://mansfieldtickets.com/learn-more/blog/pro-tips-for-auditioning-for-theatre/
Richland Source reporter Brittany Schock gives us the scoop on Richland Source, solutions journalism, the infant mortality issue in our county, and the Listening Post that the Renaissance and Richland Source partnered to create and how it will be used.
Newly-appointed Mansfield Symphony Orchestra Music Director Octavio Más-Arocas glows about the jewel that Mansfield holds, his vision for the orchestra, and details his exciting plans for the 17-18 season.
Rick Springfield, performing at the Renaissance on September 15, 2017, is interviewed by iHeartRadio’s Charles Robinson all about his upcoming “Stripped Down” concert at the Renaissance. Take a listen!
Youth performers Kristin Kaufman and Tommy Secrist talk about their experiences performing and rehearsing with the MY Theatre cast of Disney’s “The Lion King, Jr.,” what made them audition, and what they’re learning through the process of bringing the show to life. See them on stage September 8-10, 2017!
Executive Director Chelsie Thompson gives the low-down on sensory-friendly performances: what they are, who they’re for, how we make them happen, and why we’re doing them, along with telling us the story of how she ended up at the Renaissance.
Read more about our sensory-friendly performances here: http://bit.ly/2u1vVrP
Director Kris Kyer tells us the story of his multifaceted lifelong career as a performer and glows about all of the great talent here in Mansfield as he talks about the upcoming production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
Renaissance President and CEO Mike Miller and Executive Assistant and Bookings Manager Linda Chambers spill the secrets of how we choose artists and shows to make up our season lineup. Plus, Mike tells us about his feature in Tiger Beat back in the ’70s, adjacent to one of the performers on our lineup.