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Susan Gilmour: Singer, actress

Episode 59 - Oct. 24

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Susan Gilmour is an internationally acclaimed singer and actress.

She is currently performing in “Footloose” at the Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge, On. and will be appearing there again from Nov. 23 – Dec. 24 in “Sister Act.”

She’s best know for playing Fantine in “Les Miserables” on Broadway and at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre.

Susan also played Fantine in the Los Angeles production, where she was nominated for the Robby Award “Best Supporting Actress,” and she performed with the international Touring Company in Singapore, Cape Town South Africa, Hong Kong and Seoul Korea.

In the podcast we discuss the time, early in her career, Susan lost a job as a cruise ship entertainer, listen and find out why she was kicked off the ship.

Despite the cruise ship experience, Susan’s passion for singing pop music provided a foundation for her success in musical theatre along with her training at Grant MacEwan College, the Edmonton Musical Theatre and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.

We also discuss her work at The Stratford Festival with director Peter Hinton.

Show Notes

Susan Gilmour’s website
“Footloose” runs until Oct. 30.
“Sister Act” runs from Nov 23 – Dec 24.
MacEwan University – Theatre Arts
Edmonton Muiscal Theatre
Citadel Theatre
The American Musical and Dramatic Academy

Special thanks to The Bruce Hotel where we recorded our conversation.
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Kenneth Brown: Playwright, Performer

Episode 04- June 10th, 2013

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Kenneth Brown is one of Canada’s most prolific writers for the theatre. He’s performed at more Canadian Fringe Festivals than anyone. Kenneth and his work have traveled the world. He’s also spent 30 years teaching theatre at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton.

In our conversation Kenneth refers to himself as a “mountebank insane poet.” His passion for theatre is infectious and he discusses the things that continue to drive his desire to create art that moves people.

We discuss Fringe Festivals and theatre as a creative spontaneous act. We also cover world travel, studying theatre at The National Theatre School with Colm Feore, Ann-Marie MacDonald & Judith Thompson, and the problematic relationships we have with our fathers.

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