In this special crossover episode, host Luisa Lyons chats with Ebony Vines and Pamela Shandrow of the Theatre Geeks Anonymous podcast.
Join us as we nerd out about musical theatre, and take a look at three short-running Broadway musicals that were all filmed live: At the Drop of a Hat (1962) starring British comedy duo Flanders and Swann; Show Girl (1961) starring Carol Channing, and Allegiance (2017) starring George Takei, Telly Leung, and Lea Salonga.
Ebony Vines is a writer, director, producer and the co-host of Theatre Geeks Anonymous. Ebony’s love of musical theatre was passed down from her late Mother who loved to watch musical movies with her daughter while grading her students' homework. After a long conversation with her friend Pamela about growing up a theater geek, obsessively listening to cast recordings and also loving true crime, they created the podcast Theatre Geeks Anonymous.
Her producing and directing credits include the Typecast Benefit Concert at The Duplex in which she raised money for two not-for-profits that are making massive social changes. In 2019 she produced The Women's Cycle at The Cell Theater, which was a showcase for female identifying artists who told stories that aren’t often highlighted in the mainstream. She has been featured in blogs and publications for her theatrical work and is a 2020 graduate of the CTI fourteen-week commercial theatrical producing program. Ebony is a founding member of the Think Tank for Theatrical Innovation which is a "collaborative community of theater professionals who provide innovative strategies to promote inclusion, equity, diversity, and access in the creation and business of theater."
At a very young age, Pamela Shandrow knew she wanted to be an actress. It was at 10 years old, when she watched the PBS version of Into The Woods with Bernadette Peters, that she decided her future would be in musical theatre! Since then she’s performed in numerable regional shows, but is most proud of her work in the Broadway National Tours of Phantom of the Opera, and Wicked, as ensemble/Carlotta US and ensemble/Madame Morrible US respectively.
Her life has taken an eclectic shift as she is now working as a dog groomer, but her passion and love for musical theatre and Broadway has never waned. In fact, it has only gotten stronger! And now, she and her equally passionate friend Ebony, get to share that love with all of you on their podcast Theatre Geeks Anonymous.
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Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.