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.
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: 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.”)
EPISODE 5: BAD ASS WOMEN OF MSMT
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. Then we play a badass women of theatre game!
EPISODE 6: MISSY DOWSE AND Timothy Hughes
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). Join us for a great conversation and a rousing game of “Musical Monster Mash”.