The Work of Art

Playbill

Tom Capps, a New Orleans native who was on the original Stage Management on the Broadway opening of Miss Saigon, shares his journey from the Big Easy to a successful career in theatre in the Big Apple, with shows including Ragtime, Mary Poppins, West Side Story and Mamma Mia. In this two-part series, Part One focuses on his humble beginnings, and, in Part Two, Tom will share his experience on the original production of Miss Saigon.

Sony Animation

Alice Dewey was a successful Production Stage Manager on the first National Tour of the original stage production of "Les Miserables" in 1990 when her future husband urged her to move to Los Angeles. She did, and discovered quickly that LA is not a big theatre town. But, it is a big movie town, and animation was making a resurgence as Disney reissued its existing product and was on the hunt for new features. Today, Alice Dewey Goldstone works as a Producer at Sony Animation, and she shares her contribution to the work of art with us.

New Orleans Public Radio's "All Things Considered" Host Karl Lengel offers some thoughts about the arts just in time for the holiday season.

Karl Lengel / WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio

Luna Fete is underway in New Orleans. Over the summer, immersive artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo led a workshop for the Arts Council of New Orleans for local artists to understand and utilize some of the technologies available in mixed media platforms. Gabe's work is exemplary of the projectrs that fill Lafayette Square and beyond during Luna Fete. This interview is a collection of his relevant comments.

New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts

NOCCA - The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts - will hold an audition workshop tomorrow (Saturday) on the campus on Chartres St. While not a prerequisite to the official audition session in January, the workshop does serve to advise parents and students what is beneficial in an audition. Brian Hammell, Director of Communications at NOCCA, joins us today on the Work of Art to talk about the work of auditioning.

New Orleans Fair Grounds

Horse racing returned to New Orleans yesterday at the Fair Grounds Racecourse. Veteran announcer John G. Dooley is the Big Easy oval to be the voice of the Fair Grounds, a position he has held for over 15 years. On the Work of Art today, John joins us to talk about his art - and a lifelong profession as an announcer for the sports industry.

New American Paintings

Katie Pfohl is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Before coming to NOMA, Pfohl served as a curator at the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, and has worked in three of the premier art museums in the country-the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Steve McCale

Last week, Karl spoke with Frank Farrell, who mixes monitors for Elvis Costello, and was on the show this past week at New Orleans' Mahalia Jackson Theater. This week, the series features an interview with Steve McCale, the front-of-house engineer for Tim McGraw. Steve discusses his entry into the profession, his thoughts on mixing differences, and some suggestions for aspiring audio engineers.

Karl Lengel

Maestro Robert Lyall of the New Orleans Opera discusses the co-production of "The Falling and The Rising" with Jefferson Performing Arts Society and Jefferson Performing Arts Center (JPAC) Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at JPAC.

IATSE Local 39

New Orleans’ Saenger Theater originally opened in 1927 as a vaudeville palace, and struggled through the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s as a movie theatres accommodated changing tastes. In 1977, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was renovated for the large musical theatre tours of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Since then, Katrina damaged it in 2005 and it was again renovated and reopened in 2013. As officials plan an implosion on the Hard Rock site across the street, the theater building sits idle.

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