Category Archives: Interviews

Carnival of Illusion: A Conversation with Roland Sarlot & Susan Eyed

  If you think of a vaudeville inspired parlor roadshow with a sprinkling of magic and you’re ready to have fun and travel around the world in 80 minutes, think of Carnival of Illusion, a fully interactive adventure laced with magical effects, a lot humor and international music.  Created and performed by Roland Sarlot and […]

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A Talk with Amy Ettinger of the 15th Scottsdale International Film Festival

The Scottsdale International Film Festival is about to celebrate its 15th year with a screening of the film Landfill Harmonic on Thursday, November 5 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.  From there, the festival screenings continue until Monday, November 9 at Harkins Shea 14 Theatre on E. Shea Blvd. The festival’s founder and Executive […]

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Interview with Beka Burnham from the touring cast of Wicked

Back in 2003, theatre reviewer Richard Zoglin of Time Magazine once wrote, “If every musical had a brain, a heart and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place.”   From August 26 to October 4, that magical place of which Mr. Zoglin referred will be right here in the valley, on stage […]

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A Talk with Danette Wolpert of The Illuminate Film Festival: Sedona, Arizona

When you consider its aims and themes, you could not find a more perfect setting for the four-day Illuminate Film Festival than where it is; nestled among the inspiring and picturesque red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. Hot on the heels of the Sedona Film Festival, Illuminate emerged for the first time last year, 2014, and […]

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Interview with Actor Alan Craig of ‘Greater Tuna’ – The Palms Theatre, Mesa

From now until May 16th, the two-man comedy Greater Tuna continues its run at The Palms Theatre in Mesa as part of its Marquee Comedy Series.  Two actors, Devon Nickel and Alan Craig, between them play more than twenty characters, all hailing from the fictional Texas town of Tuna. Greater Tuna is the first in […]

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A Talk with Actor/Dancer Eric Anthony Johnson of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella: ASU Gammage, Tempe

The promise of dreams and of wishes that really do come true will play nightly on the stage at ASU Gammage in Tempe from Tuesday March 10 until Sunday March 15.  The National Touring production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to the valley with what promises to be one of the biggest and certainly […]

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