“Curtain Up!” Podcast – Inaugural Episode

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This is the inaugural episode of Stage Magazine’s “Curtain Up!” podcast.  Hosted by Chris Laning, each weekly episode will give you a run down of the shows opening that upcoming weekend.  What a great way to find out, quickly and easily what is going on in and around the Delaware Valley theatre scene. Many episodes will also test your show knowledge while giving you the chance to win tickets to one of the upcoming productions.

This first episode gets you up to date on the large number of shows opening on the weekend of May 3, 2013.  You will also have the chance to win a pair of tickets to the May 5th matinee performance of AVENUE Q by Stages at Camden County College in Blackwood, NJ.  Listen in to find out how you can win!

Let us know what you think, by emailing us at podcast@stagemagazine.org.

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Chris Laning

Chris Laning

Chris Laning has been involved with theatre for almost 30 years. He has appeared in or directed numerous high school, college, and community theatre productions. Among his favorite roles were that of "Pseudolus" in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED..., and "Jesus" in both GODSPELL and SUPERSTAR. Chris was the Director of the Trinity Players in Mullica Hill, NJ from 1997 to 2007 where he directed nine musical productions. He has appeared in productions for other companies including Road Company, Sketch Club, and Chapel Street Players. In 2009, his festival entry for Chapel Street Players took top honors at the Delaware Theatre Association festival and placed third at the ESTA Regional Festival. In 2009 he helped found Inner Light Theatre in Newark, DE and directed the first two productions (GODSPELL and JOSEPH…). In addition to his active stage work, from 2006 to 2009, Chris produced and co-hosted the national community theatre podcast "Your Neighborhood Stage", where he interviewed representatives from theatre companies in nearly every state in the Union. He was also the producer and host of the "AACTFest Update" podcast for both the 2007 and 2009 American Association of Community Theatre's national festivals. Chris recently moved to Elkton, MD. He also has two wonderful children who also are interested in various aspects of theatre. He is a web developer for an internet retail website in Wilmington, active with the Boy Scouts of America, and sings regularly with the choirs of Elkton United Methodist Church.

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