Season 5

  • 98 Costumes, Makeup, and Props (Oh My)

    In this episode, Glen and Jim squeeze in a few important topics that have been on their radar for a while: costumes, makeup, and props. Discover why these are essential elements of any production… and possibly why they haven’t been covered in a previous episode! As always, you can contact… [ More ]

  • 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 ]

  • 95 Stage Management

    In this episode, Glen and Jim discuss that most vital of backstage roles: Stage Manager. While their direct experience is somewhat limited, as directors, they know how the skill of a stage manager can make or break a show once it’s opened. Please visit podcast.backstage.com to learn more about the… [ More ]

  • 94 Auditions Revisited: Monologues and Scene Partners

    In the latest episode, Jim and Glen return to a topic not discussed since the first season of The Backstage Show: Auditions. This time, they talk about how to prepare to deal with monologues and scene partners. The former may be rarely encountered, but the latter is nearly unavoidable! As… [ More ]

  • 93 Sharing Stories Not Germs 2

    We’re back! Again! After another longer-than-intended space between episodes, Glen and Jim return to discuss how they’ve been filling their theatre time as the pandemic (hopefully) winds down. Spoiler alert: They both found a way to get involved in shows. Visit our website at www.backstage.link for Backstage Show swag, to… [ 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.

  • 91 Putting the “Community” in Community Theatre

    In this episode, Glen and Jim discuss what it means for a community theatre to be a part of the community. And, conversely, what it means for a community to be a part of its theatre. 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 ]