Stage Talk Preview: Burn the World

Stage Talk Preview: Burn the World

Do you like action and adventure movies but feel the big screen is too limiting? Is there a D&D geek dwelling inside you, just waiting for a great d20 roll to break out? Well, don’t pass up the ultimate fantasy experience. Charleston-trained playwright Cameron Tubbs is bringing another one of his plays to the stage and I’ve got a preview. Give a listen!

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Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper’s Best Local Podcast. He’s also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.
Stage Talk Preview: And They Called it Jazz

Stage Talk Preview: And They Called it Jazz

Stage Talk returns to the Charleston Performing Arts Center to get a preview of their latest creation: And They Called it Jazz. Exploring the history of jazz from its beginnings in the early 20th century through the 1960’s, this show sparkles with classic jazz hits, exquisite dancing, and breathtaking costumes. Give a listen to the preview and enjoy some picture from the show!

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Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper’s Best Local Podcast. He’s also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.
Preview: Almost, Maine

Preview: Almost, Maine

On a cold but magical night in Almost, Maine – not quite a town, not to be found on any map – there’s something special in the air. Saturn Venus rises sharp and bright over Hedgehog Mountain and the Aurora Borealis paints the sky like, well, let’s just say Bob Ross would be in awe. Couples are falling in and out of love, sometimes in hilariously funny ways. Read more

Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper’s Best Local Podcast. He’s also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.
Casting Call: Crosswired

Casting Call: Crosswired

A young man narrowly avoids a terrorist bombing, but in the ensuing chaos he discovers he isn’t what he thought he was. As he learns to cope with this sudden surprise, assailants arise from everywhere, trying to make sure his secret dies with him. Read more

Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper’s Best Local Podcast. He’s also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.
Stage Talk Preview: Holiday Cabaret

Stage Talk Preview: Holiday Cabaret

Oh, the weather outside may be frightful – but really, this is Charleston and it’s still beautiful out there – but the calendar says it’s almost Christmas and that means it’s time for the Charleston Performing Arts Center’s Holiday Cabaret! This year brings a brand new show with some new faces and a mix of traditional and pop holiday hits. Give a listen for what to expect!

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Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper’s Best Local Podcast. He’s also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.
Will we be an award-winning show?

Will we be an award-winning show?

Every year the Audio Verse Awards highlight the very best in audio drama and this year, in our very first year, Aural Traditions has received a number of nominations. You can help take us to the next step.

The awards are given after 2 rounds of voting. This first round is now upon us and the top 5 in each category will be in the finals for a last round of voting.

Please, take a moment and vote for your favorite Aural Traditions stories, productions, and actors and actresses. Ask your family and friends to vote, too! It takes a village! We’re up against some major players with international audiences, so it won’t be easy!

VOTE HERE

(Note: The site says it takes 30 minutes. I was able to vote in under 10 – SC)

Who should you vote for? Let’s highlight the nominees below.

beautypageant-coverBeauty Pageant is a comedy about a pair of newly-minted devils tasked with corrupting a naive and inept beauty pageant contestant by getting her to sell her soul for the Miss Pumpkin Patch crown. More than just a few laughs, the story also talks about the concepts of forgiveness, responsibility, and grace.

The show has been nominated for

  • Best Original, Long Form, Self-contained Production
  • Best Writing of an Original, Long Form, Self-contained Production (Steven Cardinal)
  • Best Performance of an Actress in an Original, Long Form, Small Cast, Self-contained Production (Sarah Callahan Black).

Listen to Beauty Pageant HERE.

In the dystopian future described in the Ray Bradbury classic, Fahrenheit 451, the keepers of man’s written works were forced into hiding while the world fell apart around them. The Mirror Factory takes place a number of years after the war, during the struggle to survive and the need to rediscover that which was lost.

The show has been nominated for:

  • Best Fan/Adaptation Production
  • Best Writing of a Fan/Adaptation Production (Steven Cardinal)
  • Best Performance of an Actor in a Fan/Adaptation Production (Randy Risher).

Listen to The Mirror Factory HERE.

Sticking with the adult fare, Sander Cobb follows a troubled young man as he heads west to start a new life. When he gets mixed up with a modern day Bonnie and Clyde, things take a turn. A very dangerous turn.

Sander Cobb was nominated for:

  • Best Original, Long Form, Self-contained Production
  • Best Writing of an Original, Long Form, Self-contained Production (Steven Cardinal)
  • Best Performance of an Actor in an Original, Long Form, Large Cast, Self-contained Production (Steven Cardinal)
  • Best Performance of an Actress in an Original, Long Form, Large Cast, Self-contained Production (Teralyn Tanner).

Listen to Sander Cobb HERE.

Candy Haus coverCandy Haus is a modern day telling of the classic Hansel and Gretel. In our version, Gretel takes a page out of an old Film Noir classic, bringing to life an old, hard-nosed gumshoe with her dumb but lovable brother as her sidekick.

The family-friendly production has been nominated for Best Performance of an Actress in an Original, Long Form, Small Cast, Self-contained Production (Andrea Rausch).

Listen to Candy Haus HERE.

Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper’s Best Local Podcast. He’s also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.
Stage Talk Preview: Disco

Stage Talk Preview: Disco

The Charleston Performing Arts Center takes us back to the 1970s, when Disco was king and everyone was shaking their Groove Thing. I was given the chance to talk to the cast to find out why Disco was worth bringing back. Give a listen and check out the photos from this exciting show.

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Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper’s Best Local Podcast. He’s also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.
Stage Talk Preview – Dreamgirls: the Revue Returns

Stage Talk Preview – Dreamgirls: the Revue Returns

A show so good, the Charleston Performing Arts Center decided to do it twice. Heck, I thought it was so good, when they asked me to be in it, I jumped at the chance. For this preview, I changed the format up a little bit with an interview with Dreamgirls Deidra Brooks and Tiffany West. Give a listen below. And then come see the show. Why? Keep reading. Read more

Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper’s Best Local Podcast. He’s also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.
Casting Call: Candy Haus

Casting Call: Candy Haus

This is an open casting call for voice actors in the Charleston, SC area. Please share this with the actors that you know.

We have the following roles open for our upcoming production of Candy Haus, a new work to be released as part of our audio drama anthology Aural Traditions. Please note that these are unpaid roles. Also note that recording will be during the day on Saturday, September 10th (roughly 11am – 3pm). If you are not available for that date and time, please don’t audition. There will be other productions in the future – we promise. Read more

Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper’s Best Local Podcast. He’s also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.
Stage Talk Preview: Love’s Labour’s Lost

Stage Talk Preview: Love’s Labour’s Lost

Threshold Repertory Theatre’s summer Shakespeare workshop is kicking off its 5th year and bringing the laughs with it. The Bard’s Love’s Labor’s Lost is being brought to the stage with a modern, Charleston flair. With word play and physical humor in abundance, this is a very approachable show and a great way to introduce newcomers to Shakespeare to all that makes him a classic. Give a listen as I get to chat with the cast and director of this special production. Read more

Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper’s Best Local Podcast. He’s also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.