MSMTv is a virtual “show” where hosts Ben McNaboe (Music Supervisor) and Amanda Choate (Development Director) interview MSMT actors, directors, designers, and technicians. They share what they are up to now, what they love (and miss) about MSMT, and share funny and poignant “behind-the-scenes” stories about the theatre. We then pit them against each other with different game every week! Episodes air on Facebook and YouTube on Fridays at 2 PM through August.
Special thanks to Sam and Marcus Bagala for our theme music!
EPISODE 1: CHARIS LEOS AND CHUCK RAGSDALE
Release date: Friday, May 22 – Episode 1 episode features Charis Leos (MSMT’s Hello, Dolly!; The Music Man; Young Frankenstein; Legally Blonde and many more) and Chuck Ragsdale (MSMT’s Drowsy Chaperone; Xanadu; The Full Monty and more). Game: Complete the Line
EPISODE 2: LAUREN BLACKMAN AND TYLER HANES
Release date: Friday, May 29 – Episode 2 features Lauren Blackman (MSMT’s The Wizard of Oz; Hello, Dolly; Mary Poppins; The Music Man, and more! Broadway’s Anastasia) and Tyler Hanes (MSMT’s Mary Poppins; Les Miserables; Gypsy; Broadway’s CATS; FX series Fosse/Verdon.) Game: 10 Second Rule
EPISODE 3: E.FAYE BUTLER AND KENNY INGRAM
Release date: Friday, June 12 – Episode 3 features E.Faye Butler (MSMT’s Ghost; Sophisticated Ladies; Ain’t Misbehavin’ – director) and Kenny Ingram (choreographer Sophisticated Ladies; Ain’t Misbehavin’; Broadway’s The Lion King and Emojiland). Game: Victorian Theatre Terms
EPISODE 4: “The Mainahs” – Ray Dumont and Scott Moreau
Release date: Friday, June 19 – Episode 4 features Ray Dumont (longtime actor/director/choreographer at MSMT, most recently serving as Education Director, choreographer for “Grease” and “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” and director/choreographer for “Three Little Pigs” and “The Little Mermaid”) and Scott Moreau (best known for playing Johnny Cash in MSMT’s “Million Dollar Quartet” and his show last season “Walkin’ the Line.”) Game: Maine Trivia
EPISODE 5: BAD ASS WOMEN OF MSMT
Release date: Friday, June 26 – In episode 5 we talk to four amazing women of theatre: Director Donna Drake (AIDA, Hello, Dolly!; Sister Act; Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story) and Choreographer Rhonda Miller (Chicago; Hello, Dolly!; Sister Act) and two technical alums – Kimberly Kinan and Becca Sundberg. Game: Badass Women of Theatre
EPISODE 6: MISSY DOWSE AND TIMOTHY HUGHES
Release date: Friday, July 3 – Episode 6 features the talented actors Missy Dowse (MSMT’s Gypsy; Young Frankenstein; The All Night Strut) and Timothy Hughes (MSMT’s A Chorus Line; Footloose; Young Frankenstein). Game: Musical Monster Mash
EPISODE 7: JASON WETZEL AND MICHAEL BUCHANAN
Release date: Friday, July 10 – Episode 7 of MSMTv features Music Director Jason Wetzel (who has done over 25 shows with MSMT) and actor Michael Buchanan (Monty in Saturday Night Fever and Monsieur D’Arque in Beauty and the Beast). Laugh along with this mini Saturday Night Fever reunion as we talk about why Michael’s “whisk” costume in “Be Our Guest” was such a show-stopper. Game: 1970s trivia
MSMTv EPISODE 8: THE FOUR FRIENDS FROM THE WIZARD OF OZ
Release date: Friday, July 24 – Take a walk down the Yellow Brick Road with our four friends from the 2019 production of The Wizard of Oz: Marc Robin (co-director and Scarecrow), Carolyn Anne Miller (Dorothy), David Girolmo (Cowardly Lion), and Ian Knauer (Tin Man). Game: Most Likely
MSMTv EPISODE 9: GREGG GOODBROD AND LAUREN MUFSON
Release date: Friday, July 31 – Join us as we talk with Gregg Goodbrod (Jesus Christ Superstar; AIDA; Ghost the Musical; Les Miserables) and Lauren Mufson (Mamma Mia!) about their work, NYC’s Brandy’s Piano Bar, chickens, cheese, and homeschooling. Game: Complete the Line
MSMTv EPISODE 10: CARY MICHELE MILLER AND AARON MCALLISTER
Join these two married lovebirds for a very romantic episode of MSMTv. You’ll remember Cary from Sister Act, Footloose, The Music Man, Gypsy, and our co-pro with Portland Stage: The Irish and How They Got that Way. Aaron is a music director who has been with us for many shows including Gypsy, Footloose, and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. We end the show with an MSMT version of the newlywed game!
MSMTv EPISODE 11: THE “KIDS”
On Episode 11 we interview the young members of our company: Declan Kelley (MSMT’s Tommy) and Siobhan Kelley (MSMT’s co-production of Grease, I Love a Piano, and Saturday Night Fever), Andrew Lyndaker (MSMT’s The Music Man and The Wizard of Oz), and Sophia Scott (Beauty and the Beast and The Wizard of Oz)! Join us as we hear their perspective on why theatre is so important. We also have a special guest host on this episode, Cherie Scott (mom to Sophia), who is host of Mumbai to Maine and Maine’s Bicentennial Food Podcast. Check them out here: https://mumbaitomaine.com
MSMTv EPISODE 12: SUSAN CELLA AND ROBERT CREIGHTON
In Episode 12 we talk with Dame Susan Cella (Broadway: Evita; The Graduate; The Rose Tatoo… and MSMT’s Wizard of Oz; Hello, Dolly!; Gypsy; and many more) and Robert Creighton (Broadway’s Frozen; The Lion King; Anything Goes…and MSMT’s Young Frankenstein; South Pacific; Peter Pan). Then we play a game of name that tune!