Special Episodes

  • 97 Lighting Design

    Glen and Jim return their march to 100 episodes with a topic that should have probably been covered years ago: stage lighting. Joined by their friend and lighting designer Mike Fitzgerald, they discuss aspects of theatrical lighting from design through operation. As always, you can contact us or listen to… [ More ]

  • 96 Publicity

    In this episode, Jim and Glen get together with Deb Topka of Barley Sheaf Players to discuss the role of Publicity. Learn a bit about the ins and outs of how to get the word out, and where that word might go. Please visit podcast.backstage.com to learn more about the… [ More ]

  • 92 Roundtable with Kevin and Christine Robinson

    The Robinsons are back to join Glen and Jim one last time! This episode doesn’t have a specific topic—it’s just a trip through the minds of a group of community theatre people! More information is available on podcast.backstage.link. As always, thanks for lending us your ears.

  • 90 Robinson Interview 3 (Kids’ Shows)

    With more interview topics to cover, Christine and Kevin Robinson are back for a third round! This time, Glen and Jim grill them on Kids’ Shows in community theatre, a topic with which Christine is quite familiar. Please visit us on backstage.link for past episodes, Backstage Show merch, to leave… [ More ]

  • 89 Robinson Interview 2 (Treasurer)

    Jim and Glen’s interview with Kevin and Christine Robinson continues. This episode, they discuss the ins and outs of being a treasurer in community theatre, a role Kevin has held possibly since the dawn of time. Please visit us on backstage.link for past episodes, Backstage Show merch, to leave a… [ More ]

  • 88 Robinson Interview 1 (Producing)

    Back at it again! In this episode, Jim and Glen are joined by Kevin and Christine Robinson, discussing the ins and outs of producing a show in community theatre. Please visit us on backstage.link for past episodes, Backstage Show merch, to leave a comment or suggestion, and more. Thanks for… [ More ]

  • 87 Chestnut Roasting 3 (Christmas Special)

    Glen and Jim are back, roasting another chestnut for your entertainment. This year, they redefine what a chestnut is… sort of… and the fire gets a little out of control. Happy holidays to all! Please visit us on backstage.link for past episodes, to leave a comment or suggestion, and more.… [ More ]

  • 83 Horror Stories (Halloween Special)

    Jim and Glen share their stories of theatrical horror in their latest (and final?) Hallowe’en extravaganza. Learn about the worst side of theatre and what’s scarred them for life! Please visit us on backstage.link for past episodes, to leave a comment or suggestion, and more. Be sure to stay home… [ More ]

  • 80 Coupling (Part 2)

    In this episode, Glen and Jim welcome their wives, Gina and Erin, to discuss aspects of being a “theatre couple.” From showmance to happy marriage, they discuss their own experiences and what they’ve learned over the years. We’ll be entering another hiatus after this two-part episode, but rest assured, we… [ More ]

  • 79 Coupling (Part 1)

    In this episode, Glen and Jim welcome their wives, Gina and Erin, to discuss aspects of being a “theatre couple.” From showmance to happy marriage, they discuss their own experiences and what they’ve learned over the years. We’ll be entering another hiatus after this two-part episode, but rest assured, we… [ More ]