Audio Interviews

Hear business manager Mike Kotze interview artists of past productions



Duke Ellington’s Greatest Hits
Business manager Mike Kotze chats with director Rudy Hogenmiller and music director Joey Zymonas about creating the concert Duke Ellington’s Greatest Hits.



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.


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.



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.



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.



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.


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.



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.


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



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



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


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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