The Renaissance Podcast

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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.


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. 


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.


Mark Sebastian Jordan and the More Things Change…

Brilliant storyteller and Music Historian Mark Sebastian Jordan joins us once again to share a few of the secrets of the composers and the tales of the pieces on the upcoming Mansfield Symphony Masterworks program. Listen to find out which composer a famous conductor thought should be "shot" for their innovative piece, and what the tie is between electronica and the Respighi piece. 

Mark will be sharing many more of these stories at 7 PM on May 13th at the free Symphony Chat in the Ballroom of the Renaissance Theatre before the "Take Me to Your Leader" concert - join us!


Mansfield Symphony Candidate Douglas Droste

The third candidate for music director of the Mansfield Symphony tells us about his Buckeye roots, the section he's the pickiest about, and his vision for the Mansfield Symphony. 


Kelby King and Supporting the Community

Kelby King talks with Colleen Cook about the importance of the arts, her artistic childhood, and why businesses choose to invest in the community.


Colton Penwell and Maddie Beer talk Hot Mess and Performing at the Ren

The Renaissance "It Couple" Colton Penwell and Maddie Beer dish about Hot Mess the Musical, some of their funniest moments on stage, and why they love performing at the Ren.


Mark Sebastian Jordan on Heartache, Anguish, and Scandal in the Symphony

An open marriage, a forgotten concerto, and a closeted composer... if you've ever thought for a second that classical music is boring, your mind will be completely changed when you listen to this week's podcast with the brilliant Mark Sebastian Jordan as he tells some of the stories about the music on our next Mansfield Symphony concert. (Mark will tell more stories like these at Symphony Chat with Mark Sebastian Jordan - you won't want to miss it!)


Mansfield Symphony Candidate Octavio Más-Arocas

The second of three candidates for the Mansfield Symphony Music Director position, Octavio Más-Arocas sits down to talk about his love for music, what it's like to be married to someone who is also a conductor, and tomato fights in this episode.


Condrea Webber, Sister Act, and a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

Condrea Webber, star of the upcoming production of Sister Act: The Musical, tells us the story of when she fell in love with performing, how she balances work, life, and singing, and we reveal our 2017 Summer Musical title!

Note: We had an issue with our audio on this episode, so the sound quality is a little sup-bar. Our apologies!