The Scene Visits Springfield's Production Of Godspell

Aug 24, 2016

This week, we bring you an audio post card from a Godspell rehearsal, it opens this weekend at the Hoogland in Springfield. 

You can listen to a longer audio postcard than the version we were able to fit into our episode below. It features the song Day by Day from the original Broadway recording, as well as director Leigh Steiner, actors Geoff Leathers, John Love and Carys Fritz, plus artistic director/sonographer Dave Shaw:

As for the rest of The Scene this week, you'll hear from director Phil Funkenbusch about: 

  •    My Heart’s Home, Edgar Lee Masters Celebrates the Sangamon Country ... This original presentation features the works of Edgar Lee Master's poetry with original music by Mark Mathewson.  The poems center on the rural life and people that lived in Menard County highlighting the masters of the fiddle and much more.  August 25, 26, 27, 28 ( info from

Plus much more, tune in!!

For Culture Corner, Scott recommends the movie released this year called Weiner-Dog, directed by Todd Solondz. Here's the trailer:

Meanwhile, Rachel sends her regards to John Vaccaro who founded the Playhouse of the Ridiculous. He passed away earlier this month. Here is some video of him talking about the theater movement he helped create, which featured gender-bending and lots of glitter, and helped inspire wonderful things like glam rock, the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Rachel's current fave band, PWR BTTM

For Song of the Week, check out this new tune from Chicago psychedelic pop group, Soft Candy