Big thanks to everyone who came out to see my live interview with Benjamin Scheuer, and artistic director, Tracy Brigden after the sneak peek performance of The Lion at City Theatre! It was a wonderful evening. I truly was not prepared to watch the show and hear Ben's story pour out of him and into each person in the audience. My heart hurt so badly after the last song ended, and I was so worked up to go on stage and conduct the interview! If you have not seen this show, you must. The music is incredible, and the story makes you want to go out and live each moment of your life to the fullest. To grab the people you love and make sure they know it, and to appreciate everything you have.
You can preorder Songs From The Lion on his site before it drops June 3rd, and by doing so you get two songs instantly! Also check out the photo book of his journey with cancer called Between Two Spaces. 50% of the proceeds go to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Check out his music video for one of my favorite songs Weather The Storm
Ben was truly a joy to chat with, and I had THE best time doing so, as I am sure you will gather from the recording. I could have sat there all day and talked to him. So much so, that I am positive you will hear him on the show again one day. ;)
A huge Thank you to City Theatre's crew for inviting me out to be a part of this magical evening.
City Theatre is giving away a free pair of tickets to the show Hand Of God in their upcoming season! Choose any of these to enter, the more you do the more times your name is entered.
Winner will be drawn and announced on Sunday May 29th! Good Luck!
This episode is brought to you by City Theatre, now in its 41st season. Located on Pittsburgh’s historic South Side, City Theatre specializes in new plays, commissioning and producing work by playwrights including Daniel Beaty, Jessica Dickey, Christopher Durang, Michael Hollinger, Willy Holtzman, Tarell Alvin McCraney, and Madeleine George. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Tracy Brigden, Managing Director James McNeel, and a 37-member Board of Directors, City Theatre’s mission is to provide an artistic home for the development and production of contemporary plays of substance and ideas that engage and challenge a diverse audience. CityTheatreCompany.org
Pajama Party Pod/Line is back! Join me and my great friendJohn Schalcosky from The Odd,Fascinating and Mysterious History of Pittsburgh as we gettogether and do what we do best, converse and uncover funmysteries. John and I's favorite thing is a great story,hidden secret, or hunt, and we love to bring our love of it to allof you! Reminder to subscribe to my newsletter below! Only subscribers this week will get an extra nugget of goldthat John found.
For this podcast, we wanted to highlight Crazy Summer Stories ofPittsburgh. All of us are waiting for the warm weather tocome, so this will help get you through. John drops someinsane mysteries on me, and once again I am flabbergasted the wholeshow. I find out these stories when you do, as we both listen in! Look for more of our episodes, and write in to let us knowwhat you want to hear! We will dig it up! (No punintended)
This episode is brought to you by City Theatre! Make sure youget your tickets to my live event there on May 12th! I willbe onstage right after the production of The Lion. Listeners to MOTM get tickets for just $20with promo code "MARTAROARS" Come say hi to me!
City Theatre is now in its 41st season. Located on Pittsburgh’shistoric South Side, City Theatre specializes in new plays,commissioning and producing work by playwrights including DanielBeaty, Jessica Dickey, Christopher Durang, Michael Hollinger, WillyHoltzman, Tarell Alvin McCraney, and Madeleine George. Under theleadership of Artistic Director Tracy Brigden, Managing DirectorJames McNeel, and a 37-member Board of Directors, City Theatre’smission is to provide an artistic home for the development andproduction of contemporary plays of substance and ideas that engageand challenge a diverse audience. CityTheatreCompany.org
Also sponsored by Levity Pgh all listeners get$5 off all their floats with code "Marta"
If you missed my fun promo video that we recorded during thisshow, check it out here.
Photos and video by Jacob Finch