The Renaissance Podcast

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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!


Altered Eats’ Anne Massie, Rasul Welch, and Nicholas Copley

The chefs of Altered Eats share mishaps in the kitchen, discuss their food philosophies, their favorite foods to cook and eat, and what guests can expect at the pre-concert dinner on February 18th. 


Youth Theatre with Lori Turner and Dauphne Maloney

Mansfield Youth Theatre (MY Theatre) director Dauphne Maloney and Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre (RYOT) director Lori Turner discuss their love for the performing arts, why they love working with youth in a performance setting, and what distinguishes their programs.


Second City’s Jo Scott and Adam Schreck talk Chicago Improv Comedy

Cast members Jo Scott and Adam Schreck from the upcoming prodcution of The Second City's Game Night talk about how they got into improv comedy, the Chicago improv comedy experience, and share some of their most hilarious and embarrassing moments on stage. 


Reflecting on 2016, Looking into 2017 and a Big Announcement from Mike Miller and Rand Smith

Renaissance President and CEO Mike Miller and Chairman of the Board of the Renaissance, Rand Smith, sit down to discuss the highlights of 2016, some exciting plans for 2017, and make a BIG announcement!


Carl Topilow and Musical Success

Maestro Carl Topilow reveals what made him fall in love with music, confesses his most embarrassing on-stage moment, and his secrets to creating successful symphonies.


Jessica Dulle and the $100,000 Annual Fund Campaign

Renaissance Director of Development Jessica Dulle and Colleen Cook, Director of Marketing, discuss why the Renaissance needs to raise money, the programs supported by the Annual Fund Campaign, and the exciting $100,000 Annual Fund Campaign with $50,000 in Matching Grants. 

Produced by the Renaissance Performing Arts Association. Theme music is "Hope of Something Different" by the band Trouper. You can learn more about the Renaissance by visiting