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.
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
When we think of the women’s rights movement, some of the first things that come to mind are Susan B Anthony, suffragettes, and protesters. Gloria Steinem, Ms magazine, and bra burning. While these were key components of the fight for equal rights and opportunities, there were many more women carrying the battle flag in their own way. Frustration was high and emotions ran hot. Hot enough for a Fever.
Martin Sherman’s 1979 play, Bent, is an exploration of what it means to be human and how we can survive, with our humanity intact, in even the worst conditions. Taking place in Nazi Germany, it follows Max, a gay man thrown into a concentration camp. Threshold Repertory Theatre has taken on the challenge of bringing this powerful story to life and I had the pleasure to get a preview. Give a listen to my backstage interview. Read more
The talented cast and crew of the Charleston Performing Arts Center takes us on a musical journey through the 1960’s with a look at the great girl bands or the era – from The Shirelles and Marvelettes to The Supremes. They were dream girls then and now!
The temperature is dropping, colored lights are popping up all around the neighborhoods, and Christmas music fills the air. No where is that more apparent than at the Charleston Performing Arts Center on James Island, where their talented troupe of performers is staging a Christmas Cabaret. Once again, Straight Talk with Steve has a backstage look at this fantastic show! Read more
Madeleine L’Engle’s young adult novel A Wrinkle In Time has been a cherished story for decades. Recently adapted to the stage, Threshold Repertory Theatre has accepted the challenge of bringing this sci-fi fantasy to Charleston. Once again, the good folks at Threshold allowed me a backstage glimpse at the production and a chance to talk with the cast and crew.
As the temperature in Charleston continues to rise, Threshold Repertory Theatre promises to crank it up even further with Shakespeare’s fiery couple – Kate and Petruchio – in their Summer Shakespeare Workshop production of The Taming of the Shrew. Join me in this Stage Talk preview. Read more
Set in an indeterminate future, How to Field Dress an Android, which won What If? Production‘s 2014 Playwright’s Festival, brings a rarity to the stage – science fiction. We’re not talking phasers, death stars, or giant sand worms, we’re talking people. And androids. And people killing androids. For sport. This isn’t a play about technology, it’s a bit more complex than that.
Listen in as Steve talks to the cast and director of Irene Pynn’s play How to Field Dress an Android. Read more