Connecticut Theater Talk is a podcast produced by the Connecticut Critics Circle, an organization of critics who review professional theater productions in the state. We thank Tapeworks Inc. of Hartford for use of their production facilities.
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Episode 04: More Discussion of the Spring 2020 Season
Critique of currently running shows – Godspell at ACT, The Lifespan of a Fact at Theaterworks, and I Am My Own Wife at Long Wharf. Participating in this episode are Karen Isaacs, Shore Publishings; Tim Leininger, of the Journal Inquirier; and Stuart Brown, President of the CT Critics Circle.
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Episode 03: More Discussion of the Spring 2020 Season
A continuation of a discussion of shows CT Critic Circle members are looking forward to seeing as well as reviews of current productions that have been reviewed. Participating in this episode are Karen Isaacs, Shore Publishings; Tim Leininger, of the Journal Inquirier; and Stuart Brown, President of the CT Critics Circle.
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Episode 02: Preview of the Spring 2020 Season
What shows are members of the CT Critics Circle looking forward to in Spring/Summer 2020. Participating in this episode are Karen Isaacs, Shore Publishings; Joseph Harrison, Senior Editor at Broadwayworld.com; Tim Leininger, of the Journal Inquirier; and Stuart Brown, President of the CT Critics Circle.
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Episode 01: Review of the Fall 2019 Season
A review of the fall theater season in Connecticut by four members of the CT Critics Circle. Participating in this episode are Karen Isaacs, Shore Publishings; Joseph Harrison, Senior Editor at Broadwayworld.com; Tim Leininger, of the Journal Inquirier; and Stuart Brown, President of the CT Critics Circle.
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ABOUT OUR CONTRIBUTORS
Karen Isaacs, Shore Publishings
Karen has been reviewing theater for longer than she wants to remember. Her reviews, features and theater news column appear in Shore Publications including The Sound and other publications from North Haven to Deep River and its website zip06.com.. She is also a contributor to berkshirefinearts.com as well as the blog, 2ontheaisle.wordpress.com. She is a founding members of the Connecticut Critics Circle and services as secretary of the organization and a member of the awards selection committee. She is also a member of the Outer Critics Circle, the League of Professional Theatre Women and the American Theatre Critics Association.
Joseph Harrison, Senior Editor at Broadwayworld.com
Joseph has been involved with the theatre in some form or fashion all his life. He holds a Journalism degree from the University of Georgia, but his true love is the theatre which he has been involved in as a spectator, writer, and an actor for the last 30+ years. He has performed in a variety of musicals over the years. Joseph was the founding editor for BroadwayWorld Atlanta and is now serves as the Senior Editor for BroadwayWorld Connecticut. For his day job, Joseph works as a Global Brand Associate Director with Deloitte. He currently resides in West Hartford, CT with his wife, Shannon and their two children.
Tim Leininger, of the Journal Inquirier
Tim Leininger has been theater critic for the Journal Inquirer since Dec. 2016. A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Connecticut. He began his career performing for 10 years in New York with various choirs, the Liederkranz Opera, the One World Symphony, and directing the Central Baptist Church Chamber Choir. He has worked as a freelance lighting technician, and has worked at Hartford Stage as a stage hand and follow spot operator. Notable performances include singing in choirs for Barbra Streisand at Madison Square Garden, the United Nations celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and The Today Show; was a featured soloist in One World Symphony’s production of Handel’s “Saul,” and was tenor section leader for the 2003 Millennium Theatre presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” in Brighton Beach, NY.
Stuart Brown, President of the CT Critics Circle
Stuart Brown is the owner, program director and host of the 24/7 online Broadway music radio station “Sounds of Broadway,” (SoundsofBroadway.com), which was launched in April 2019. Previously, he hosted “On Broadway,” on WRTC-FM, 89.3, at Trinity College in Hartford, CT for over 25 years. Stuart also writes on his blog, stuonbroadway.blogspot.com, which has his ramblings and ruminations on the musical theater as well as reviews of Connecticut and New York productions. He is also a member of The Dramatist Guild, the Outer Critics Circle, and the American Theater Critics Association.