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Podcast: Vol. 112- April 26th, 2007

Georgia Stitt, Vocal coach on "You're the One That I Want", shows her true colors as a songwriter talking about her new CD (and we play songs from the CD!). Also we profile the shows "American Fiesta," the musical "Time Being," and Broadway Idol winner Jaclyn Huberman's concert with exclusive in-studio performances. Plus, On the Positive Side and more.

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Georgia Stitt

www.georgiastitt.com

www.myspace.com/georgiastittmusic 

This week we talk with Georgia Stitt who just released her first solo CD, “This Ordinary Thursday,” on PS Classics. She discusses the making of the CD and her role as vocal coach on “Grease: You’re the One That I Want.” Plus, to top it off, we get to hear two songs from the CD.

Georgia is a composer, lyricist, musical director, conductor, arranger, and pianist.  Here is a sampling of what she’s done: She co-wrote the musicals “The Water” and “Big Red Sun.” She has worked on the albums “Home for the Holidays” for BC/EFA, and many cast albums. She was the Music Coordinator for the ABC movie of “Once Upon A Mattress,” and most recently was the vocal coach for “Grease: You’re the One That I Want.” In addition she also teaches a musical theatre performance class called “The Gym.”

 

 

Her CD “This Ordinary Thursday” features performances by Kelli O’Hara, Faith Prince, Sara Ramirez, and more. To purchase the CD at Amazon click here . or

On the Boards

American Fiesta

We talk to Steven Tomlinson whose one-man show, “American Fiesta” is currently playing at the Vineyard Theatre.

According to the press notes: When playwright Steven Tomlinson, an obsessive collector of vintage “Fiesta” ware, sets off in search of the perfect specimens, he finds a surprising series of connections between residents of “red” and “blue” states, as well as some startling divides within his own family when he announces his intention to marry his partner. Mark Brokaw (How I Learned to Drive and The Dying Gaul at The Vineyard) directs this powerful and funny exploration of America and where it is headed.

An early version of this solo comedy-drama received its first production in Austin, Texas and won the American Theatre Critics Association “Osborn Award” for Best New Play by an up-and-coming playwright.

To find out more and to purchase tickets click here .

The Callboard

We’ve added a new feature to our website: blogs! So, be sure to go check them out at www.broadwaybullet.com. So far topics cover include thoughts on blogging, “The Pirate Queen,” listening to showtunes, and a report from the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala.

We have winners for our “Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me” OBC recording contest!

Gary Crocker from Kansas City, MO – Kevin Gardner from Nashville, TN and Jennifer Andrew from Lansing, MI

Plus, winners to our “Talk Radio” tickets contestare:

Victor S. Miller from Princeton Junction, NJ – Jason D. Butler of New York, Frank Terranella of Clifton, NJ – Brian Mahoney of Sherman Oaks, CA and David Robinson of NY!

If you didn’t win but still want to buy the CD click here .

If you would like “Talk Radio” tickets click here. 

On the Boards

Time Being

We profile the new musical “Time Being” that is being presented by the Fildwith Ensemble Theatre, and speak with authors and creators Erika Stadtlander and Ion Ionesceu. Plus, actors Catia Ojeda and Marc Ginsburg perform “This is the Deal,” and actor Lauren Orlando performs “I Spend My Days.” Both songs were performed exclusively for Broadway Bullet in-studio, so be sure to listen!

According to the press notes: Time Being is an innovative dreamlike musical, in a surrealistic setting, which concerns the emotional explorations of a passionate yet frustrated group of souls attempting to make the most of their brief physical time on Earth –
and to understand the purposeful significance of the human attachments they form there.

“Time Being” is playing through May 13th. For more info and tickets click here.

 

 On the Positive Side

This week Marty discusses the closing of “The Producers.” The Mel Brook’s musical closed on Sunday after playing 2,502 performances. If you missed it, or if you miss it, you can buy the movie starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick on Amazon or you can buy the original movie . Also, “Young Frankenstein” will be coming to Broadway soon!

 Cabaret Corner

Jaclyn Huberman

We talk to Broadway Idol winner (sponsored by the New York Musical Theatre Festival) Jaclyn Huberman about her one woman show at Ars Nova. Jaclyn gives us a taste of her show by performing “I Can Do Better Than That” from “The Last 5 Years” but Jason Robert Brown.

To get tickets to Jaclyn’s show click here.

And, if you want to hear more songs from “The Last 5 Years” the CD is available on Sh-K-Boom and sold on itunes and Amazon . or 

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