Ep.15 – Gabriel Wolfenstein and Noelani Neal

Gabriel Wolfenstein
Noelani Neal
Good mornin, good morning, we’ve talked the whole night through here on Drunk Broadway! Where we discuss cocktails and jazz hands with a fanatical passion. My guests for this episode are Gabriel Wolfenstein and Noelani Neal. Gabe is a dear friend who loves the romance of the old school movie musical and the snark after seeing anything written in the last 30 years. His passion and support of local theatre always makes for a great conversation. Noe, who recently moved to NYC, is an amazing dancer (with a voice to match), is a Disney Princess (yes really), a wonderfully proud geek, and a good friend. In this episode we discuss what makes for a production successful, theatre horror stories, and we play a round of badly described musicals.

Ep.14 – Andrew Kratch and Vanessa Alvarez

Vanessa Alvarez
Andrew Kratch
Another op’nin’, another show, In Philly, Boston or Baltimo’, A chance for stage folks to say hello on Drunk Broadway … where we discuss cocktails and jazz hands with a fanatical passion. My guests for this episode are Andrew Kratch and Vanessa Alvarez. Andrew and I shared the stage in Young Frankenstein and Miss Saigon. He’s a wonderful performer, a giving castmate, and his hard work in the front office of Palo Alto Players is wonderfully inspirational. Vanessa and I have also shared the stage twice in Sunday in the Park with George and a very similar show **awkward cough** Shrek: The Musical. She is a fantastic castmate, a passionate performer, and a warrior who can perform on crutches. In this episode we discuss theatre horror stories (featuring the aforementioned crutches), who should star in “Andrew & Vanessa: The Musical”, and play a round of Gender Swapped casting.

Ep.13 – Badier Velji and Kaila Tova

Kaila Tova
Badier Velji
Come along and listen to the podcast Drunk Broadway where we discuss cocktails and jazz hands with a fanatical passion. My guests for this episode are Badier Velji and Kaila Tova. Badier is a passionate supporter of local arts, a wonderful conversationalist, most importantly he is a dear friend. Kaila has a long history of helping create theatre from both sides of the stage, including her one woman show that was produced at 54 Below! In this episode, we discuss Badier’s discovery of musical theatre, Nearly Naked Broadway (which is the peanut butter and jelly like combination of musical theatre and burlesque), and we play a fun round of Jukebox Musical: The Game.

Ep.12 – Jennifer Young and Kayvon Kordestani

Jennifer Young
Kayvon Kordestani
C’mon babe why don’t we paint town and all that jazz, here on Drunk Broadway where we discuss cocktails and jazz hands with a fanatical passion. My guests for this episode are Jennifer Young and Kayvon Kordestani. Jennifer and I shared the stage in Miss Saigon and Young Frankenstein, so I had a front row ticket to witness her professionalism, talent, and love for theatre. Kayvon and I shared the boards for Shrek: The Musical. Her love of the process and her dedication to the production was inspiring. In this episode, we discuss our current (and all time) favorite cast recordings, the beauty and difficulty of teaching choreography, and we play a fun round of “Opening Lines”.