As the song goes, “There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays,” and Razzle Dazzle Radio celebrates hometown folks who are keeping the home fires burning for the arts. Hosts Mo Dutterer (from South Carolina) joins Judy Templeton and Carolyn Kelemen (both Columbia pioneers) for a holiday edition, “New Ways To Dream.” It’s a look at the history of Silhouette Stages (formerly Shadowbox Theater) with multi-talented Jeremy Goldman and teacher/director Marla Blasko who brings audience stories to the stage with her Playback troupe that delights all ages. You’ll learn a lot of Columbia history in this special episode.
“Home for the Holidays” is both the theme of Razzle Dazzle’s latest show and the title of the original musical now playing at Toby’s, the Dinner Theater of Columbia. Guest artists Svetlana Kravtsova, creator of L’Etoile, the Russian Academy of Ballet; Mark Minnick, director/choreographer at Toby’s; and Debra Devoe, author and ballet teacher join co-hosts Carolyn Kelemen and Judy Templeton for an in-depth look at putting on a live performance during COVID. Tune in to learn the latest on “The Nutcracker,” on stage and in print, plus the joy of singing and dancing and entertaining safely.
For our latest Razzle Dazzle episode, Carolyn Kelemen and Judy Templeton tackled the question, “How to continue producing music during the pandemic?” Guests Luis Casal, a renowned Panamanian violinist/violist now teaching at Juilliard in Manhattan; Cellist Gabriel Hightower, winner of the 2020 Rising Stars competition and graduate student at Carnegie Mellon; and local impresario Ian Kennedy who offered a positive message to musicians and fans. Audio clips are included in the segment.