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BONUS: Behind the Scenes of A Christmas Story the Musical with Rusty Cates

WMAN's Rusty Cates (who also happens to be playing the Narrator in A Christmas Story the Musical) goes backstage with some of the cast to talk about the show, what brought them to the cast, and what the audience can look forward to this weekend!

Originally aired on iHeartMedia's WMAN November 3, 2017 at 8:20 AM.

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Ryan Shealy and Front of House

Meet Ryan Shealy, one of our newest staff members at the Renaissance. His job is all about making the audience experience great from start to finish. He tells us about his theatrical background, his new ideas for the Renaissance, and why he loves being a part of the team!

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Shannon Maloney and Choreographing for Theatre

Renaissance Choreographer Shannon Maloney tells the story of how she ended up in the performing arts, how theatre is the same in New York, on tour, and in Mansfield, and what goes into choreographing a musical.

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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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