Sommercast Episode 7: Twelfth Night Preview

Julian and Margaret catch up after their Thanksgiving celebrations, and then sit down with the cast and crew of Twelfth Night to get the inside scoop about the show, now playing at the Lincoln Park Conservatory through December 17.

Sommercast Episode 6: Fear No More

It’s our Halloween episode! Julian and Margaret discuss witchcraft in Shakespeare’s time, and the Midsommer Flight ensemble and guest artists perform some of Shakespeare’s best spooky music and monologues. Later in the episode, they interview Sam Cheeseman, who played Hamlet in the company’s recent production.

Sommercast Episode 4: Tameness of a Wolf

Julian and Margaret sit down with Midsommer Flight’s Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Beth Wolf. They chat about Beth’s journey in the Chicago theatre scene, the genesis of Midsommer Flight, and New Year’s resolutions. They also show off their best audition monologues and talk about the Dos and Don’ts of auditioning for Shakespeare.

Sommercast Episode 2: Play On

Julian interviews Elizabeth Rentfro, Midsommer Flight ensemble member and Resident Music Director. Their lively conversation hits upon everything from music in Shakespeare’s plays, to Elizabeth’s experiences creating music from classical text for Midsommer Flight, to Paul Rudd.

With special shout outs to other outdoor theatre happening this summer presented by our friends at Strawdog and Muse of Fire.

 

Sommercast Pilot – Listen to Midsommer Flight’s New Podcast

Listen to our newest venture!

Midsommer Flight invites you to join Chicago actors Julian Stroop and Margaret Kellas on an audio tour of Shakespeare in Chicago. They cover everything from text work and history to modern day practice and current trends for Shakespeare nerds and newbies alike. Enjoy performances and interviews from guest artists, and some new perspectives on some very old plays. Also stay up to date with information about Midsommer Flight’s performance and events to catch some free public Shakespeare in Chicago.

Episodes are released monthly and will be available through this blog and on iTunes.