As reported recently in NPR’s Deceptive Cadence, an 11 year old violinist named Dylan Hamme got to meet and play a duet with his music idol, Joshua Bell, on live national television no less. It seems he was busking on 5th Avenue near Rockefeller Center and was asked in to the NBC studio of the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda.
Stars Shine Behind the Scenes at CATCO
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The American Contemporary Theater Company – CATCO – opens its new season in October with “Escanaba in Love,” a play by actor Jeff Daniels.
There is, of course, a cast of terrific actors bringing the production to life on The Capitol One Theater stage and a cast of characters of a sort behind the scenes, designing sets, lighting and costumes…without whose expertise the show would not go on.
We recently attended a “Dress Parade,” a kind of costume review, and met with some of these talented people to talk about their work.
We talked with Cheryl Ruschau a member of the CATCO Staff and Stage Manager for “Escanaba in Love”; David Atkinson, a freelance artist who is a Lighting Designer for “Escanaba in Love”; Keya Myers-Alkire of the CATCO Staff, Master Electrician/Sound Engineer and Sound Designer for “Escanaba in Love”; Tatjana Longerot a member of the CATCO Staff and the Costume Shop Manager; Stephanie Gerckens a freelance artist and Set Designer for “Escanaba in Love”; Edie Wadkins a freelance artist and the Scenic Artist for “Escanaba in Love”.
CATCO’s “Escanaba in Love” opens October 15 in the Capitol One Theater in the Riffe Center downtown.