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Playlist Presents

Playlist Presents

By Damon Runnals
A podcast that looks behind the scenes of the Minnesota performing arts community.
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Playlist Presents: Skylark Opera Theater Episode 4
Host and board member Matt Belanger talks with Skylark Opera Theater Artistic Director Robert Neu for an eye-opening discussion about how arts organizations cover the cost of performances when ticket sales only pay for a fraction. They also discuss how the current economic climate makes the support of individual donors more crucial than ever.
22:39
May 1, 2020
Playlist Presents: Skylark Opera Theater Episode 3
Host and board member Matt Belanger talks with Robert Neu about the unique nature of his role as Artistic Director for Skylark Opera Theater. Get behind-the-scenes insight into what it takes to put on a Skylark performance – including a few surprises!
22:35
March 2, 2020
Playlist Presents: Skylark Opera Theater Episode 2
In this episode, host Matt Belanger continues his conversation with former Skylark Opera Theater board president and long-time board member Ann Spencer who updates us on Skylark’s mission and looks ahead to the future, including a special celebration to mark 40 years of performances in the Twin Cities.
20:47
February 3, 2020
Playlist Presents: Skylark Opera Theater Episode 1
In Skylark Opera Theater’s first podcast, host Matt Belanger sits down with former board president and long-time board member Ann Spencer to talk about the beginnings of the arts organization that’s been bringing performances to the Twin Cities for 40 years.
20:42
January 2, 2020
Playlist Presents: The Ordway and 42nd Street Ep. 6
Episode Six, Part I 42nd Street costume designer, Emilio Sosa, talks with the Ordway’s Director of Education and Associate Producer, Kelli Foster Warder, about his background and how to tell stories through costumes. Episode Six, Part II 42nd Street Director Michael Heitzman and Choreographer, Jared Grimes, talk with Kelli Foster Warder, the Ordway’s Director of Education and Associate Producer, about how the new version and how the one-of-a-kind production came to life.
47:01
August 12, 2019
Playlist Presents: The Ordway and 42nd Street Ep 5
The Ordway’s Director of Education and Associate Producer Kelli Foster Warder talks 42nd Street with Director Michael Heitzman. He discusses the story and vision of this remastered production.
33:38
August 2, 2019
Playlist Presents: The Ordway and 42nd Street Ep. 4
Choreographer Jared Grimes talks with the Ordway’s Director of Education and Producing Associate Kelli Foster Warder about creating the show out of the feet of these unique dancers, the opportunity to open up a gateway to tap for the people of this generation and what 42nd Street means to him. #tapisback
24:34
July 25, 2019
Playlist Presents: The Ordway and 42nd Street Ep 3
Actors Bekah Gudim, Maddie Hillligoss, talk with the Ordway’s Director of Education and Producing Associate, Kelli Foster-Warder about tap dancing, the prominence it has had in their lives and in the brand new story of the beloved Broadway classic 42nd Street – an Ordway Original. When actors Lamont Brown and Annie Jo Ermel join the conversation, the pair discuss their work in both the Chicago production and at the Ordway.
35:21
July 25, 2019
Playlist Presents: The Ordway and 42nd Street Ep. 2
Performers Phillip Attmore and Kimberly Immanuel, who play Billy and Peggy In the Ordway’s production of 42nd Street, discuss diverse representation on stage and recreating these iconic characters in this exciting new version of the classic musical.
31:07
July 18, 2019
Playlist Presents: The Ordway and 42nd Street Ep. 1
Rod Kaats, the Ordway’s Producing Artistic Director talks about Broadway at the Ordway and the not-to-be-missed reimagined production of the classic Broadway musical  42nd Street – which starts performances on Tuesday July 25 and runs through Aug.11.
21:51
July 18, 2019