The Sunday Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Stick Fly on Broadway!

Happy Sunday, everyone!  Tired of winter yet?

Well, the good news is . . . it’s the last Sunday in January.  Bad news is . . . February has an extra day this year.

But on one of those February days, one of you will be going to see Stick Fly, the new play by Lydia R. Diamond and presented by Alicia Keys on the Broadway.  Nothing warms you up like a free ticket, so let’s play.

To win tickets to Stick Fly, here’s what you gotta do.

On February 6th, Ms. Alicia Keys will be hosting a talkback after the performance of Stick Fly.  Cool, right?  I’m a big fan of unique talkbacks.  We did a cool one for Oleanna that David Mamet shut down, and we’re doing one right now featuring a cast member a night for three months on Godspell.

Have you ever gone to a show because of a talkback?  What’s the most exciting talkback you’ve seen?  Done?  Wanted to do?  Comment below on your favorite talkback experience and I’ll pick a random winner, and hey, maybe you’ll be in the audience to hear what Alicia Keys has to say about Stick Fly!


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  • The NY Galavant says:

    I love going to talkbacks because you can get insight into the production, especially when, as a patron, you’re fully engaged in the production & performances. My most recent talkback was for the Transport Group’s “Queen Of The Mist.” It was great to ask the composer, Michael John LaChiusa, a question about the evolution and development of the musical that gave me a better appreciation for it (and also led to a humorous moment too).

  • Randi says:

    I’ve never been to a talkback but I think it would be a great experience!

  • Sarah M says:

    I really loved the “Idiot U” series American Idiot did with a bunch of the cast and creative team. Also saw Neil Labute do one after reasons to be pretty

  • Michael Reed says:

    I used to work for a Broadway youth organization and we took the students to see the latest revival of West Side Story. The cast stayed for a talkback with us and it was amazing to see the kids so excited to chat with the cast. They asked some really intelligent and thoughtful questions and the cast gave them some really interesting insight on the show, rehearsal process, and performance. Great experience!

  • Taylor says:

    The weekly talkbacks with the cast of Ragtime near the end of the revival’s run were certainly a treat. Getting insight from the choices made for this production by director Marcia Milgrom Dodge was enlightening and proved how passionate she and the rest of the company were about the show they were doing.

  • Emily says:

    I’ve been to some fun talk backs including one where I got to meet the puppets of Avenue Q. Here’s an idea: I’d love to go to a talk back that had a symposium of actors & creators of shows that weren’t around long enough to do talk backs. Like the [tos] gang, Scottsboro Boys, Glory Days, Cry Baby. You could call it “Talkback to the Future.”

  • Eric says:

    My favorite talkback took place during the run of ANYONE CAN WHISTLE at Encores! Getting to hear Sondheim talk about the development of that musical, and his current thoughts on the material, was a real treat.

  • The day before the tenth anniversary of 9/11, I took my daughter to see “The Guys,” the play about a fire captain trying to write eulogies about his lost men.
    At the talkback, we heard from volunteer firefighters who had raced to Ground Zero and a woman who had brought her elderly dad, a former firefighter. We learned about the play from the actors and that the man who played the fire captain was also a former firefighter.
    It was much more than an information session. We became more of a community in that theater and learned more deeply about a momentous time in our nation’s history.

  • James says:

    My favorite talkbacks didn’t actually happen with cast members or creative team members on the stage, but audience members. Particularly memorable was the Roundabout “Assassins” which I saw a multitude of times. Each time I noticed that various audience members around the theatre weren’t leaving but sitting and talking to each other about what they just witnessed — a heavy subject of course which everyone seemed to have their own opinion – pro and con – on.

  • Catherine Y says:

    I have been to a few Lion King Tour talkbacks, and I like them a lot–especially comparing what the actors said compared to their understudies. But, I LOVED Lion King especially because I was often assigned to hold the doors where the actors would enter. I got to speak with a lot of actors and ask questions that I never would have asked in front of a whole crowd. Some actors even opened up about what they didn’t like about the production!

  • Leah says:

    Never have I ever been to a talk back. Maybe I’ll get a chance to go to this one!

  • Elba Kunsman says:

    I went to one talk back in La Jolla, CA. My friend and I enjoyed both the play and the talk back. The comments were thoughtful and everyone seemed to agree that the actor who played the captain was very, very good. The first time I had heard about talk backs was when you wrote about the one that Mamet nixed. Are you still mad at him?
    Anyway, the play we saw was Peter and the Starcatchers. How wonderful it has been to follow this play as it has made its way to New York and soon to Broadway. And how nice it is that Christian Borle will be able to stay with the play as the captain.

  • Peter says:

    I am a young actor currently doing a TYA tour in the try state area. The shows we do visit elementry and middle schools, and after many of them we perform talkbacks. I find doing these to be so much fun because quite often we are these kids first experience with live theatre, and the questions they come up with are astounding!

  • Mozz says:

    I think any writer interested in growing would gain a lot from a talk back. I loved them, and even once took a line that an audience member gave me. “I did ask if i could take that line.”
    You want to learn how your work affects people, you also want to see the magic of meaning changed by perspective.

  • says:

    I went to the Lincoln Center Theatre’s talkback for Joe Turner’s Come and Gone that was on Broadway about 2 years ago. They staged one specifically for young high schoolers who’d seen the Wed early show and treated to talk back with cast and director. Was amazed how insightful some of the questions from the students were…I had a friend in cast so was able to stay and be part of it. Was terrific!

  • Sarah Jane says:

    Resurrection Blues @ The Guthrie Theatre talkback with Arthur Miller. Unreal…. And in Minnesota 🙂

  • wes rusch says:

    I went to NYTImes Talk with new cast of next to normal
    I luved Alice Ripley in the show
    who did a fantastic job
    however this was the new cast
    who also did a great job
    I luv that show
    It was fascinating to hear the actors talk
    I also went to Borders once and heard the director talk about the production

  • The best talk back I have ever seen was one I was actually a part of. The late Lanford Wilson came to see our production of Balm in Gilead @ T Schreiber Studio last fall. He sat with us and talked about his inspiration for the play, which was literally him sitting in a diner listening to the people around him. It was an honor to get to meet him and perform in front of him. I will never, ever forget that.

  • David says:

    The talkback at CHINGLISH with the cast and playwright was interesting!

  • John P. says:

    I never attended a talkback but would have enjoyed hearing Oprah talk about The Color Purple!

  • Karen Kreoll says:

    I love getting to go to talk backs and will seek them out whenever I can. My favorite recent talk back was after “Venus in Fur.” Someone asked Nina Arianda if there had been any mistakes or mishaps during the performance. She responded with something along the lines of “well if you didn’t notice anything wrong then I certainly don’t think I want to point any mistakes would, would I?”

  • The best talkback I ever went to was one for a production of COMPANY done at the Cleveland Playhouse. It was my favorite because it was my first and hearing those actors, whom I had just witnessed perform one of the most magical shows I’ve ever seen, talk about what they do really made me fall in love with the theater.

  • Ed from CT says:

    Best talkback: Memphis. David Bryan talked about how he had no idea how much work it would be and how long it would take to get to the completed score. He thought once he finished the music he was done (ha!) and Chad Kimball also talked about all the earlier versions of the show he worked on and explained how it evolved from almost no choreography to extensive choreography. And they acknowledged how they screwed up making the set- because some seats up top can only see feet for one number- and they didn’t check the sight lines until after the fact.

  • Tim R. says:

    I attended Nilaja Sun’s talkback after ‘No Child.’ I happened to have tickets to a performance where a bunch of high schoolers attended and their questions were so interesting. Ms. Sun was informative and respectful and it was great to hear such a wonderful exchange of stories.

  • Becca says:

    I went to see YELLOWMAN by Dael Orlandersmith at Trinity Rep by myself. The play had rhythm and motion and heart that left me needing someone to talk to–I would have burst. We discussed a lot of the intricacies between tradition and environment. It became really fueled as the younger group of people (-er–me and a few others) began debating over what responsibility we have to our families and what responsibility we have to ourselves. Also, we talked about pre-determination versus our ability to mold our own lives. It was exciting and after about 20 min (it was only supposed to be 15 min, I think, the moderator wrapped up the talk-back). The audience, including myself continued talking out into the hallway. It was wonderful.
    I could have used one when I saw FEN by Caryl Churchill last weekend (at a small theatre in Boston). The entire production took my breath away and at the end I didn’t have any words to describe it. There was a meet and greet with the company afterwards, which was fun, but it still took time for me to find the words to express what I had seen in more than “wows” and I could have used a little discussion about the play.
    My absolute favorite talk-back experience is actually before every performance of the Boston Philharmonic. Benjamin Zander gives a lecture on the music that is going to be performed. While not technically a “talk-back” in the interactive sense (although he often will have the audience hum phrases or tap rhythms), his exciting lectures prompt me to know exactly what I listening for and to help me let go at the same time. I think Professor Zander’s technique would be great for Shakespeare. What do you think?
    Yeah, I don’t like to talk much at all or delve into anything ;p

  • Katie O'Brien says:

    I haven’t been to a Broadway talkback yet, only a couple student talkbacks from shows at Red Bank’s Two River Theatre.
    I want to try and see An Ilaid at New York Theatre Workshop when Denis O’Hare does a talkback, though! I think he’d be a good talkback-er.
    I just love talkbacks in general. I feel special being so close to the actors and knowing they can see me, haha!

  • Jackie says:

    The most recent talkback I went to (other than ushering for the Drama Desk panel at Fordham this past fall) was with the creative team of “The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown” at the Goodspeed this past summer. Apart from the standard “Here’s what I liked here’s what I didn’t” from certain audience members, it was a fantastic opportunity for me and my friend to really hear what’s it’s like to write for a character who “wants to want something.” After training in playwriting, I took what they had to say and put it towards working and reworking my own characters. Absolutely fantastic.

  • Ben B. says:

    I went to a talkback after Catch Me If You Can with the real Frank Abignale. It was amazing hearing him compare and contrast his life with the movie and the musical. He also gave the audience some great tips about identity theft and fraud – like NEVER use your debit card. I think the audience was interested to hear his theories as well as get an insight into the life of a famous character!

  • Hi Ken~
    I ran a playwrights’ theatre company–Tiger’s Heart Players– at The Depot Theatre, in Garrison, NY, 2005-6, and we held Talk-backs after EVERY performance. 6 shows, over 20 plays, in 15 months. We felt it was a great way to integrate the community into the process of the play. And it was.

  • Caitlin says:

    I was so glad I bought tickets to a talkback for “The Submission” last fall. We initially thought it was going to be with the cast, and we curious to hear Groff et al. Turned out it was with playwright Jeff Talbott instead. It was a really great experience, especially since it was such a thought-provoking and somewhat divise show. Some audience members were singing Talbott’s praises. Others were quite upset with him. But it created a really interesting dialogue.

  • Claire says:

    I’ve been to a few great ones. I really enjoyed hearing the cast of Signature’s “Angels in America” at a talk-back last year, and Samuel L. Jackson after “The Mountaintop” was another good one. I also liked an “Oleanna” talk-back!

  • Tom L says:

    Saw several members of the original cast of Spring Awakening talk to HS students about the making of the show and bounce around ideas surrounding the issues raised…it was really neat to see the kids onstage get inspired by the kids in the audience who could relate to the story.

  • Brooke says:

    Hands down the best talk back I have every been fortunate enough to attend was the talkback after “Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays” where Zach Wahls came to New York to talk about his experience speaking on behalf of his two moms. He went into details about steps being taken towards equality. It was a moving talk back. Just amazing.

  • Robb Johnston says:

    I have been to a few. Lend me a Tenor, Rock of Ages with Dee Snider. My favorite single one was probably the Frank Abagnale, Jr. one. Very cool guy.
    Tho the Dee Snider ones were great, and since I was a regular on Tuesday’s he would call out to a few of us superfans, which was cool and a little unexpected that he knew some of us by name.

  • ken marion says:

    I’d never done a talkback until Godspell and I’m glad I discovered this phenomenon. Speaking of phenomena, Lindsay Mendez is not only a fabulous talent she comes across in a talkback as charming, intelligent and dedicated to her craft.

  • Doug Braverman says:

    Well… the talkback that I attended was my favorite for a negative reason. Two or three years ago, I attended a talkback of Charles Busch’s THE THIRD STORY. Charles Busch was there to discuss it with the audience, but it was also “moderated” by a young, gay female college student who had recently come out. She started to introduce Charles Busch, and in her introduction, thanked him for all his work had meant to her. She suddenly got carried away, and launched into a detailed autobiography, giving more information than anyone wanted to hear on her OWN life. Charles Busch sat there patiently, waiting for her to finish, but she was so caught up in what she was saying she must have spoken for at least 20 minutes non-stop, and nothing that she said was remotely interesting. Finally, she returned to introducing Charles Busch. He had time to answer one question, very briefly, then we were told by the theatre that it was time for them to close and we had to leave. It was too bad because the play was quite complex, and I think audience members would have liked to have heard Mr. Busch’s thoughts on the meaning of it, but instead we wound up having to listen to some fatuous college student go on and on about her rather uninteresting life. It was like something out of a sitcom, and my friends and I still laugh at the memory.

  • Josh says:

    The best talkback I’ve ever attended was definitely the one after a performance of ANYONE CAN WHISTLE at City Center. Not only were the principal actors in attendance, but Sondheim himself was there. He gave such incredible insight on the creation of that cult favorite. And the best part was I didn’t even know the talkback was happening until it began!

  • Eric S says:

    One of my favorite talk backs was at Rock of Ages with the legendary Dee Snider! It was great to hear him talk and see the person he is behind the makeup and crazy hair. No too mention that night was special was the writer of “Shadows of the Night” was there. Dee called him out and shared some insight on the song he wrote. I am a huge 80s metal fan and it was awesome to not only see him in the role but get to interac and get an insight on what he thinks of the show as well!

  • Amanda says:

    This isn’t quite the same as the talkbacks that typically occur after performances but I know it is by far the most important for me.
    One of my best talkback experiences was back in September 2009 during “Back 2 Broadway Month.” During that month, they had Open Houses for several different theaters on Saturdays before the matinees. I went to one on September 12, 2009 at the Al Hirschfeld, home of the “Hair” revival.
    I should mention that I am very interested in set design, creative elements, backstage happenings, the goings-on from the perspective of creatives/crew/front-of-house, etc. I am also really fascinated by the theater architecture (how could you not be interested in it? They are gorgeous!) Because of my interests, I was drawn to the Hirschfeld.
    The house was open and the staff was very friendly, greeting us even though my friend and I were a little late. A historian and the Stage Manager for “Hair” were there talking about the history of the theater and some great details about the production such as the raked stage, scenic design, role of the SM, etc. I was completely drawn in by the info as well as the speakers.
    Up until this time, I was a little wary of going to see the show. I’m not usually a big fan of breaking the fourth wall or audience participation, and I was a little shy about the boisterous and outgoing hippie show. My friend had been interested in going, but I was reluctant to say the least. Once I was able to visit the theater and learn more about the show from the technical perspectives, I was definitely more interested. I especially loved getting the “vibe” of the show, and being able to appreciate the set and hearing from the speakers helped me soak it all in.
    A surprise highlight was when Allison Case made a cameo appearance. She had arrived to go over some new movements because she had recently injured her knee and needed modified choreography. The dance captain or someone similar was also there to help her. They chatted with us briefly and Allison was so incredibly friendly and welcoming. To top it off, they gave out the little booklets from CDs, signed by the cast.
    The entire positive experience was unique and exceptional: welcoming staff, informative speakers, chance to see the set and get the vibe of the show, chance to see an actual rehearsal with the dance captain, chat with a cast member.
    It was also mind-changing: as soon as the talkback was over, my friend and I went to the box office and purchased a pair of tickets to the show for later than day. I went (still a little hesitant) and ended up having a wonderful time. I went on to see the production three more times and enjoyed it more and more each time. I even introduced a friend to the show. She only goes to the theater here-and-there, but she says “Hair” was her favorite by far. Additionally, it prompted me to do some dramaturgical research about the time period/show, purchase show merchandise, etc. and above all, have a respect and love for a show with a simply but profound message of peace.
    Yesterday marked the closing of the national tour of “Hair,” almost three years after the revival opened on Broadway. If I had not attended that theater open house, I am convinced that I never would have seen the show. I can’t imagine not seeing it. That talkback changed what kind of theatergoer I am (more open to anything) and left a mark on me that I’ll carry forward. Let the sun shine!

  • gj says:

    I’ve been to a few talkbacks “off broadway,” but they were so long ago and so few & far between … a 2-person show with Benjamin Bratt and ??? was interesting because the show incorporated a lot of video of them as the characters in past situations … they came off better on the video, but both preferred the LIVE experience with the audience … “13 the Musical” had a fun talkback because of the precocious cast and the composer shared some songs left out of the show. I guess if there were more talkbacks I’d adjust my ticketbuying to those nights, but usually I have to go by my crazy sked, anyway, so it’s difficult.

  • MD says:

    I’m producing an original show at MIT right now that’s written by MIT students and alum about life at the school. I’m excited to go to our talkback with the writers and discuss the process with them. Hopefully it will inspire more people to be interested in musical theatre–either in attendance or composition!

  • Evelyn says:

    The talkbacks after the Saturday matinee of the Encores! performances are spectacular. Most of the cast joins the audience, and, when possible, original creators or cast members join too. Great insights into mounting the productions (both old and new). And Robert Kimball’s theater history lesson can’t be beat!

  • Kaitlyn says:

    I actually have kind of a funny story.
    So, my high school was putting on Godspell, oh 8 years ago or so, and there was a production going on in town. My teacher set up a field trip for us to go, and there was a bunch of other schools going too. They did a talkback at the end of the show. So I raised my hand to ask a question about the set, because we were learning about sets in class, and instead of asking what the stuff the set was made out of, like I wanted to, I asked how tall the flats were.
    Ah, stupid moments from a high schooler.
    Gotta love it.

  • Kaitlin says:

    A few years ago, I “accidentally” attended a talkback performance and it was one of the most moving theatrical experiences I’ve ever had.
    I purchased tickets to “Irena’s Vow” at the suggestion of a friend, knowing little about the plot or history. At the conclusion of the play, there was not a dry eye in the theater and I was no exception. Tovah Feldshuh told the story of Irena, the Polish Catholic nurse who saved the lives of twelve Jewish people during the Holocaust, with magnificent heart. Following the performance, it was announced that there would be a talkback session with Jeannie Opdyke Smith, the daughter of Irena. As if I hadn’t already regretted my decision to forego water proof mascara, the waterworks were only just beginning. Jeannie spoke of her mother, a woman of incredible courage, and her story, and significantly enhanced what had already been an amazing performance.

  • Elmie says:

    I’ve never been to a talk-back. How do you learn that something like this is going to take place after a certain performance?

  • cathie says:

    Either Talk Backs are Broadways best kept secret or I must not be as “Broadway Sharp” as I thought I was. Honestly, the first time that I ever heard of them, was as a possible add in for a group experience, to Godspell. And then again, last month, when Godspell initiated Talk Back Tuesdays. Looks like a lost opportunity for the other Broadway Producers. What’s that you say Ken about producers getting the correct story out there to the audiance? So far, I think you are the only one! [Great idea by the way! now that I know about them, I’m going to look for more!]

  • Broadway Brian says:

    I saw FOLLIES at Encores talkback. I have seen Sondheim interviewed several times and as always he was insightful and entertaining.

  • I went to a talk-back of “Sister Act”. I loved the show and was blown away by the performances, especially Patina Miller in the lead. Talk about a thoroughbred. The great Victoria Clark played the Mother Superior. The actor who played “Sweaty Eddie” was also there; his role was not in the original film with Whoopi Goldberg. He was just great. I wish I recalled his name. The actors talked about how much they enjoyed doing the show and how it is different from the movie. A great talk-back.

  • My most exciting talkback was after working on a production of Robin Hood that had been performed for theater filled with fourth graders on a field trip. I’m guessing that for many of them it was a first time at the theater; their questions could have been turned into an episode of Kids Say the Darndest Things. Their unintended humor aside, their enthusiasm and excitement for what they had just seen was evident throughout the talkback, making the 8 am call time well worth it.

  • John Presutti says:

    The only talkbacks I attended were ones that you stumble upon…. after the show… the best always seem to be rivivals… “The Ritz” with Rosie Perez and “A Chorus Line”…. The talkback for the revival of “A Chorus Line” was lacking the emotional connection I could only remember with the original production when I was in high school….(Gawd Im Old) ….

  • ECP says:

    I may be stretching this, but the 1969 film version of playwright Joan Littlewood’s searing take on WWI “Oh! What a Lovely War”–with song and dance numbers–screened at the NY Film Festival. Key screenings often had appearances by creatives immediately following for a brief Q&A. We were a country at war and a population confused and torn. The Kent State shootings and invasion of Cambodia were months away, the fall of Saigon years away. This was a long, sometimes thrilling, sometimes lumbering movie, with a Who’s Who of UK talent–Bogarde (check)…Olivier (check)…Richardson (check)…Maggie Smith (check)…Susannah York (check)…generations of Redgraves (check). The film ends with a crawling pan and bird’s eye view of white crosses, a seemingly endless graveyard. You could hear a pin drip in the auditorium. The credits crawled, the lights came up, producer-director Richard Attenborough came on stage, and the “wave” began. The entire audience (I think) was on its feet; the applause was long and thunderous. Attenborough seemed stunned for a moment, then wiped a away a single tear. An unforgettable moment. I recall nothing of the actual Q&A.

  • says:

    The only Talkback I attended was with my son’s high school/middle school when we went to West Side Story as a group. Every year we sponsor a Broadway night where we buy group tickets and attend as a group. HS kids are finicky–they don’t go to things unless “a friend” is going. So this is a chance for parents to bring their kids to a cultural event and for the kids to feel the safety of being with friends. That night one of the parents in PR arranged for a talk back, and the kids were just thrilled! They asked great questions and the actors were so happy to be sharing their experiences with a bunch of adoring fans. It was win-win special night!

  • tamra says:

    i have never actally attended a show ecause of a talk back however i have been to several because i was already lanning on going. i cam close to attending the psych fan appreciation performance of psych because dule hill was doing a talk back but sadly it ws on a day i couldn’t go! (i am excited about the godspell talkbacks… swell idea!

  • Valentina says:

    I have never gone before but tomorrow I am going to the Death of a Salesman talkback and I can’t contain my excitement!

  • Elmie says:

    I actually happened to experience my first talk-back yesterday after seeing “How I Learned to Drive”. It was with author Paula Vogel and director Kate Whoriskey. There I got an answer to my “how do you know there will be a talk-back?” You don’t. You read about it in a note stuck into your playbill. Or maybe there are some other secret ways to know in advance, which nobody here seems to want to share )) As for the talk-back itself, the questions raised were very interesting and I would’ve even said something, but the only person about my age there was the director (everybody else in the audience seemed like 80). A little intimidating ))

  • I just moved back here after 20 years in LA, so I haven’t gone to one in NY yet.
    But I have gone to events in Los Angeles specifically for the talkback. Mainly screenings. And two out of three were Aaron Sorkin. Do I have to say more? : )

  • Shannon D. says:

    My friend Renee and I purposely went to the June 5, 2011 performance of “Normal Heart” just because Gavin Creel and Rory O’Malley were conducting a Talk Back that day. Broadway Impact has done so much good and with these 2 wonderful guys being at the forfront, we had to hear what they had to say.
    Having known Gavin for a while now (through Hair and the Equality March in DC) we always like to support him.
    It was wonderful!
    ** Now as far as BEST TalkBalk… I’d have to say “The Mountaintop” with Samuel L. Jackson, mainly because we had NO IDEA of it until we walked in and received our Playbills! And still, we didn’t know if HE was going to be part of it. Well, to our surprise, when we moved from our Mezz seats down to FRONT Row, we were informed it was SOLEY MR. JACKSON doing the TalkBack! We were able to take photos of him (I used no flash of course, out of respect) and then I actually was the first to ask for an autograph and he obliged!
    ** Bonus: we learned he was an usher in MLK’s funeral!

  • Loganne says:

    I haven’t been to a talk back here in New York yet, but I’ve been to several, mostly dance related, in Ohio. I actually particpated in a talk back for a performance I did in Pittsburg. The entire time I was on the stage I just prayed that no one asked me a question. The unscripted scares me. Haha.

  • Taryn says:

    I have been to a few talk backs, especially on trips to the theatre when I was in high school, and now for the first time I plan on creating my own. I think sometimes we forget the value of a talk back; the opportunity to break that larger fourth wall, of communication between the audience and the actor. The talk backs I am doing will be at LaGuardia Community College, and we are doing Little Shop of Horrors this spring. We are hoping to get some seats sold through high 5, and on those nights I want to have talk backs. I think it will be a great way to start recruiting high school students not just to he school, but also into our new theatre program.

  • Yosi Merves says:

    The Mountaintop talkback with Samuel L Jackson was certainly illuminating. A talkback that I have not attended but would really love to see happen is a career retrospective by James Earl Jones about the various roles has played over the years.

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