Episode 7: Julian and Malia Hay – Voices Co.

July 1, 2016

Voices Co. opened this year and is Christchurch’s first vocal academy dedicated to contemporary a cappella singing. One semester down, how is the academy going, and what ventures are they looking ahead to? We chat with the founders and directors of Voices Co. Julian and Malia Hay. Hosted by Kineta Knight Booker, produced by www.tandemstudios.co.nz

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Episode 6: Michael Bayly – Showbiz Christchurch

June 24, 2016

After two highly successful shows so far in 2016, it's a great pleasure to have on Backstage Podcast the general manager of Showbiz Christchurch Michael Bayly. Mamma Mia and Hairspray had excellent audiences but Showbiz's year isn't over just yet as they start to prepare for the staging of Evita – at the Isaac Theatre Royal from 15 September. Show, business and talent chat, plus so much more. Hosted by Kineta Knight Booker, produced by www.tandemstudios.co.nz

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Episode 5: Anna Whitaker

June 17, 2016

Winner of the Aotearoa Music Scholarship and Keith Laugesen Scholarship, Anna Whitaker is heading to the Aaron Copeland School of Music, Queens College, NYC, to complete her masters in jazz music performance. This talented singer, pianist, and dancer shares her ideas around music, teaching, her plans for when she's completed her masters degree, and what she'll miss most about home. Hosted by Kineta Knight Booker, produced by www.tandemstudios.co.nz

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Episode 4: Naomi Ferguson

May 13, 2016

This week's guest is currently playing Blanche DuBois in Repertory's production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Perhaps better known for her singing, Naomi Ferguson's portrayal of Blanche shows she also knows how to act. And she acts very well indeed. You can get tickets at www.repertory.co.nz. Hosted by Kineta Knight Booker, produced by www.tandemstudios.co.nz

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Episode 3: Ross Gumbley – The Court Theatre

May 6, 2016

This week, Kineta Knight Booker has a great chat with The Court Theatre's artistic director Ross Gumbley. New Zealand's largest theatre company has released its Meridian Energy 2016/2017 season, and there are 23 shows on offer, and Ross has great stories about each of them. Find out more at www.courttheatre.org.nz. We also chat to Ross about being in the head director's role at the Court for 10 years, and the difference between being an actor and a director. Well worth a listen! Hosted by Kineta Knight Booker, produced by www.tandemstudios.co.nz

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Episode 2: Kate Taylor

May 4, 2016

In our latest Backstage Podcast Christchurch entertainer Kate Taylor talks to Kineta Knight Booker about her productive and creative 2016 and her upcoming Stevie Wonder Tribute at The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Fest. This singer, vocal coach, event co-ordinator, #12PianistsProject founder and Christchurch All Girl Big Band co-founder is a human dynamite of energy and talent. A podcast not to be missed. Hosted by Kineta Knight Booker, produced by www.tandemstudios.co.nz

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Episode 1: Luke Di Somma

April 26, 2016

In Backstage's inaugural podcast, we meet Kiwi born/NYC trained/London based, professional composer, lyricist and conductor Luke Di Somma. Fresh from conducting the CSO's Mad Men and Dangerous Women, and with his play That Bloody Woman just announced as being part of The Court Theatre's 2016/2017 season, we took a moment out of his busyness to have a chat about the arts. Hosted by Kineta Knight Booker, produced by www.tandemstudios.co.nz

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