Audio Interviews

Hear business manager Mike Kotze interview artists of past productions

 

2016

My Fair Lady
Nick Sandys discusses playing Henry Higgins in Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady and in Shaw’s Pygmalion in the same season.

 

Mame
Nancy Hayes, star of Mame.

 

Let Me Entertain You: Jule Styne’s Greatest Hits
Stars Larry Adams, and Mary Robin Roth, with director Rudy Hogenmiller.

 

2015

The Fantasticks
Director/choreographer Rudy Hogenmiller discusses the Chicago premiere of the expanded full-orchestra version.

 

South Pacific
Lighting designer Andrew H. Meyers discusses his craft.

 

Hollywood’s Greatest Song Hits
Cast members Alicia Berneche, Mary Robin Roth and Sarah Larson talk about creating the concert.

 

2014

Damn Yankees
Set designer Adam Veness shares his vision for the show.

 

Cole Porter’s Greatest Hits
General manager Bridget McDonough visits with Mike Kotze about creating this concert performance.

 

The Merry Widow
Stacey Tappan and Larry Adams offer thoughts on reuniting nine years after first playing the Widow and Danilo.

 

2013

H.M.S. Pinafore
General manager Bridget McDonough talks about the Light Opera Works (now Music Theater Works) “calling card” production of H.M.S. Pinafore in 1981, and its three subsequent productions by the company.

 

Cabaret
Artistic director Rudy Hogenmiller shares highlights of his performing career and his return to the stage as the Emcee after nine years.

 

Gershwin’s Greatest Hits
George Andrew Wolff tells how he selected the songs to feature in this concert.

 

Annie Get Your Gun
Conductor Roger Bingaman discusses Irving Berlin’s hit-laden score.

 

2012

Camelot
Nick Sandys (Arthur) and Jennie Sophie (Guenevere).

 

Man of La Mancha
James Harms (Don Quixote).

 

Operetta’s Greatest Hits
General manager Bridget McDonough interviews Mike Kotze and Roger L. Bingaman, who created the concert.

 

Oliver!
Michael Semanic (Oliver) and Darren Barrere (The Artful Dodger).

 

2011

Season preview 2011
Artistic director Rudy Hogenmiller shares plans for the new season.

 

2010

The Yeomen of the Guard
Alicia Berneche (Elsie Maynard), Colm Fitzmaurice (Colonel Fairfax) and Dennis Kelly (Sergeant Meryll).

 

Carousel
Stacey Flaster (director/choreographer).

 

I Do! I Do!
Catherine Lord (Agnes) and Larry Adams (Michael).

 

Hello, Dolly!
Mary Robin Roth (Dolly) and Rudy Hogenmiller (director/choreographer).

 

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