Interview with Paint Your Wagon’s Jared Michael Brown

In August, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is staging Lerner & Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon. The production is being done in collaboration with Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre and features a new book by Jon Marans which delves deeper into the circumstances these men and women experienced while heading west in search of gold.…

Interview with Bullets Over Broadway’s Jemma Jane

Australian native Jemma Jane is criss-crossing the United States as Olive Neal in the Broadway adaptation of Woody Allen’s movie Bullets Over Broadway, opening tonight at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul. Prior to tonight’s show, Jemma sat down with me to discuss the show, her character and traveling the country…

Interview with Molly Tynes from Ordway’s A Chorus Line

When you’re trying to make it on Broadway, your dream becomes an obsession. Dance, voice and acting classes, auditions and workshops consume your days. In the Ordway’s production of A Chorus Line, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical, audiences see the grueling audition process that will lead to the break of a lifetime for…

Interview with Wendy Lehr

Over the years, Wendy Lehr has made numerous and significant contributions to the Twin Cities theatre community. Not only has she acted, directed and danced on stages throughout the area, but she has also taught the next generation of theatre professionals. She is the founding artistic director of the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts.…