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Dayna Manning: Singer songwiter

Episode 51 - March 27, 2016


Dayna Manning podcast, singer songwriter, interviewDayna Manning is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer songwriters.

When she was in her teens she had a hit song on the radio. Soon after that she found herself, in the words of Joni Mitchell, “Stoking the star maker machinery behind the popular song.”

At times the chat you are about to listen to unfolds like an episode of the popular TV show “Nashville”…except it’s not a TV show.

This is the story of a real person, trying to make a difference in her community, and the world, through music.

We discuss Tom Petty’s influence, working with Grammy award winning music producer Jim Scott, Dayna’s contribution to Stratford, Ontario’s Heritage Square committee, and her sojourn in northern British Columbia.

As well as having a successful solo career, these days Dayna is playing sold out concerts with Emm Gryner and Lindsay Schindler as part of the popular trio Trent Severn.

We talk about the writing process behind some of their songs.

Show Notes
Dayna Manning’s website
Trent Severn’s Website
Loreena McKennitt
Tom Petty
The Artist’s Way

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Richard Greenblatt: playwright, director

Episode 44 - Oct., 19, 2015


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Richard Greenblatt is a much in demand playwright, director and dramaturge, working with some of Canada’s top creative minds, helping them through the creative process.

Greenblatt co-wrote, and starred in, “Two Pianos Four Hands” one of Canada’s most successful theatre productions ever. It’s played in over 175 different theatres throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand and South Africa.

Show Notes

“2 Pianos 4 Hands” touring schedule

Tarragon Theatre

Review of Sarah Farb’s show “R-E-B-E-C-C-A”

Stephanie Rothenberg: Actress

Episode 43 - Aug, 5, 2015


Stephanie Rothenberg plays Maria in the Stratford Festival production of “The Sound of Music.”

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She first got the musical theatre bug at age 7 when she performed in a YMCA summer camp production of “The Wiz.” The following year Stephanie appeared in a community theatre production of “Grease” playing the role of Marty. A chance encounter with someone in the recording industry who saw her performance opened the door for Stephanie to start singing professionally.

While Stephanie was studying at New York University’s Tisch school of Arts’ Cap 21 program she auditioned for the ensemble of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” on Broadway starring Daniel Radcliffe.

She discusses the lucky break that opened another door – this time moving from the ensemble to the leading role of Rosemary who falls in love with Finch, played by Daniel Radcliffe.

Stephanie covered the role of Rosemary as required, and was later offered the role, playing opposite Nick Jonas.

Today Stephanie’s receiving rave reviews as Maria in the Stratford Festival’s production of “The Sound of Music.” We talk about how she got the role and the challenges of the production.

We take a few questions from friends on social media. Thanks to everyone who submitted a question, unfortunately we didn’t get to all of them.

Show Notes
Reviews of the Stratford Festival’s “The Sound of Music.”
The “Sound of Music” at the Stratford Festival.
“How Stratford stars use a vibrator to warm up their singing voices” The Globe and Mail.
Follow Stephanie Rothenberg on Twitter @stephrothenberg

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Stephanie at opening night wearing Marchesa

See all the Stratford Festival opening night photos.