The Renaissance Podcast

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Kelly Knowlton and Tips for a Great Audition

Performer, music teacher, and music director Kelly Knowlton gives some tips for nailing your musical theatre audition, shares some common pitfalls of auditioning, and gives some insight into what goes into the preparation for music directing a show.

Further reading on auditioning: http://mansfieldtickets.com/learn-more/blog/pro-tips-for-auditioning-for-theatre/

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Brittany Schock and the Listening Post

Richland Source reporter Brittany Schock gives us the scoop on Richland Source, solutions journalism, the infant mortality issue in our county, and the Listening Post that the Renaissance and Richland Source partnered to create and how it will be used.

Brittany's solutions journalism series on Infant Mortality

The multimedia project from the Listening Post at the community baby shower

The article on Medium about Richland Source's Listening Post

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Octavio Más-Arocas and YOUR Mansfield Symphony Orchestra

Newly-appointed Mansfield Symphony Orchestra Music Director Octavio Más-Arocas glows about the jewel that Mansfield holds, his vision for the orchestra, and details his exciting plans for the 17-18 season.

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BONUS: Interview with Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield, performing at the Renaissance on September 15, 2017, is interviewed by iHeartRadio's Charles Robinson all about his upcoming "Stripped Down" concert at the Renaissance. Take a listen!

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MY Theatre Students Kristin Kaufman and Tommy Secrist

Youth performers Kristin Kaufman and Tommy Secrist talk about their experiences performing and rehearsing with the MY Theatre cast of Disney's "The Lion King, Jr.," what made them audition, and what they're learning through the process of bringing the show to life. See them on stage September 8-10, 2017!

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Chelsie Thompson and Sensory-Friendly Performances

Executive Director Chelsie Thompson gives the low-down on sensory-friendly performances: what they are, who they're for, how we make them happen, and why we're doing them, along with telling us the story of how she ended up at the Renaissance. 
Read more about our sensory-friendly performances here: http://bit.ly/2u1vVrP

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Under the Sea with Kris Kyer

Director Kris Kyer tells us the story of his multifaceted lifelong career as a performer and glows about all of the great talent here in Mansfield as he talks about the upcoming production of Disney's The Little Mermaid. 

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Linda Chambers and Mike Miller on Season Programming

Renaissance President and CEO Mike Miller and Executive Assistant and Bookings Manager Linda Chambers spill the secrets of how we choose artists and shows to make up our season lineup. Plus, Mike tells us about his feature in Tiger Beat back in the '70s, adjacent to one of the performers on our lineup.

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Alice Magoto and Madeline Carter on Miss Ohio

Miss Ohio 2016 Alice Magoto and Miss Greater Cleveland 2017 Madeline Carter talk about their Miss Ohio experience, their childhood dreams of performing, and their upcoming production of The Little Mermaid at the Renaissance. 

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Jean Halpin and Logan Doup on the Healing Power of the Arts

OhioHealth Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals President Jean Halpin and Speech Language Pathologist Logan Daup join Colleen Cook from the Renaissance to talk about the healing power of music and the arts, and how partnering with the Renaissance as the series presenter of the Mansfield Symphony is making our community a healthier place.

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