Rank #1: Arts Appetizer - 'A Bronx Tale'
On this Arts Appetizer podcast, Kristin Horsley speaks with community member Joe Pagetta and 'A Bronx Tale' cast member Frankie Leoni about everything from being a kid actor in a musical to growing up Italian American.
Feb 27 2019
Rank #2: TPAC 20 - Emily Bautista and Anthony Festa
Kristin Horsley spoke with Miss Saigon's Emily Bautista and Anthony Festa about bringing the grand production (helicopter included) around the country, audience reactions, and more on this TPAC 20. Miss Saigon came to TPAC June 4-9, 2019.
Jun 07 2019
Rank #3: Arts Appetizer - 'Once on This Island'
In this Arts Appetizer, Jeremy Painter speaks with community partner and Metro Schools African Dance Teacher Normalanga "Nomi" Eniafe and Once on This Island cast member Tyler Hardwick about the importance of this show, the onstage seating, and so much more. Once on This Island was performed at TPAC October 15-20, 2019.
Oct 17 2019
Rank #4: TPAC 20 - John Hoomes on Nashville Opera's 'Rigoletto'
On this TPAC 20, Kristin Horsley speaks with Nashville Opera's CEO and Artistic Director John Hoomes about their upcoming performances of Rigoletto April 9 and 11 here at TPAC.
Mar 11 2020
Rank #5: Arts Appetizer - 'CATS'
In this episode, Kristin Horsley speaks with CATS cast members Adam Richardson and Maria Failla as well as Maegan Phan, co-owner of Mewsic Kitty Cafe. The conversation includes everything from singing offstage, to the changes from the original production, to the choreography.
CATS performed in Nashville November 19-24, 2019.
Nov 22 2019
Rank #6: TPAC 20 - Joe Barbara and Richard H. Blake
In this TPAC 20, Kristin Horsley discusses A Bronx Tale and growing up Italian American with cast members Richard H. Blake and Joe Barbara, Mangia Nashville owner Nick Pellegrino, and Angel Celucci from the Amerigo Vespucci Society.
Feb 22 2019
Rank #7: Arts Appetizer - 'Hello, Dolly!'
During this Arts Appetizer discussion, Hello Dolly! cast member and Tennessee native Analisa Leaming talks about taking the Broadway show starring Bette Midler on the road starring Betty Buckley. And, our community member, local Dating and Relationship Specialist Betty Russell, shares her experiences as a modern day matchmaker.
May 21 2019
Rank #8: TPAC 20 - Kris Lythgoe
On this TPAC 20, Kristin Horsley speaks with Kris Lythgoe, Executive Producer of 'Aladdin and His Winter Wish' and Founder of Lythgoe Family Give Kids Panto. Kristin and Kris speak about growing up in a theatrical family, what Panto is, and much more!
Oct 08 2019
Rank #9: Arts Appetizer - 'The Play That Goes Wrong'
In this podcast, we speak with 'The Play That Goes Wrong' cast members Evan Alexander Smith and Sid Solomon as well as Ben Oddo from The Ben & Morey Show about everything from why plays don't tour very often to performing physical comedy live.
Oct 16 2018
Rank #10: TPAC 20 - Jennifer Turner
Kristen Horsley spoke with TPAC's new President and CEO, Jennifer Turner, during an Arts Appetizer earlier this year. On this podcast, Jennifer speaks about her experience, hopes for the future, and answers some questions from patrons as we gear up for the 2019-20 Broadway season.
Jul 12 2019
Rank #11: Arts Appetizer - 'Anastasia'
On this episode, Kristin Horsley speaks with Anastasia cast members Tari Kelly and Edward Staudenmayer as well as community member from TPAC's box office Daniel Harris. The four discuss everything from how they got involved with theatre, when things go wrong onstage, and the audition process.
Apr 01 2019
Rank #12: Arts Appetizer - 'My Fair Lady'
On this Arts Appetizer, Kristin Horsley speaks with My Fair Lady cast members Adam Grupper and Kevin Pariseau, dialect coach and community member Jill Massie, as well as TPAC's Lattie Brown. They discuss everything from the different dialects in London, to teaching students here in Nashville, their careers, and more.
My Fair Lady held performances at TPAC February 4-9, 2020.
Feb 10 2020
Rank #13: TPAC 20 - Trista Moldovan
On this episode of the TPAC 20, Kristin Horsley speaks with Trista Moldovan who plays Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera on tour. Trista discusses working with her husband, spending holidays on the road, bringing this iconic show to life, and more!
The Phantom of the Opera played TPAC October 24 - November 4, 2018.
Dec 18 2018
Rank #14: Arts Appetizer - 'School of Rock'
On this Arts Appetizer we speak with cast members Jonathon Timpanelli, Jesse Sparks, pit musician Lynn Keller, and local community member Tim Calhoun about everything from being musicians in a Broadway show to how they each got into their careers.
Sep 17 2018
Rank #15: Arts Appetizer - 'Waitress
In this Arts Appetizer, we speak with the two leads of 'Waitress', Desi Oakley and Bryan Fenkart on everything from the coherency of the cast to working with Sara Bareilles.
Jul 03 2018