The Arden Blog

Celebrating 25 Years of Arden Professional Apprentices: An Interview with Raelle Myrick-Hodges

January 10, 2018

Associate Producer Jonathan Silver interviewed director and former Arden Professional Apprentice Raelle Myrick-Hodges on her apprenticeship year, how the program helped launch her career, and bring her back to Philadelphia….

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Connecting Characters: Two Actress, Two Plays, One Playwright

November 14, 2017

Philadelphia actors Alex Keiper and Rachel Camp are leading ladies in two Michael Hollinger plays currently playing in Philadelphia. Alex plays Christine in TouchTones, a world premiere musical, at the…

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Get to know Michael Hollinger and Robert Maggio

October 16, 2017

Get to know TouchTones authors Michael Hollinger and Robert Maggio in this short interview! MICHAEL HOLLINGER (TouchTones Story, Book and Lyrics) Hometown:  York, PA Family?:  Married (since 1990) to actor/teacher/director…

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Setting the tone: A dramaturg’s process

October 13, 2017

TouchTones dramaturg, Jessica Bedford, illuminates the process of dramaturgy and the role of the dramaturg in new play/musical development. For those who don’t know, what is a dramaturg? One of…

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Raising the Bar: An Interview with Lauren Williams

October 6, 2017

Actress, Lauren Williams discusses her experience with dance and fight choreography on the stage. See her on the stage in Cabaret now thru Oct. 22. You have a lot of experience with…

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Phoebe Gavula makes her professional debut in Cabaret!

October 2, 2017

Phoebe Gavula makes her professional debut in Cabaret at the Arden. An experienced and skilled dancer, Phoebe talks about making the leap into Musical Theatre. You’ve been in several ballet…

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Captivated by Cabaret: An Interview with Cara Treacy

September 27, 2017

Actress Cara Treacy shares her experience as a dancer and actor and her captivation with Cabaret that inspired her to pursue Musical Theatre. See her on stage in Cabaret, now…

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“Hurry up and wait!”: An intern’s year at the Arden

June 15, 2017

2016/17 Stage Management Intern, Jackie Leibowitz, shared her year-long experience interning at the Arden. We loved having Jackie work with and learn from us and wish her all the best during…

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Soaking up the magic: An interview with Emily Gardner Xu Hall

May 31, 2017

The multi-talented Emily Gardner Xu Hall is currently delighting audiences in THE LIGHT PRINCESS as the Queen. Get to know Emily better and her experience working on this world premiere musical…

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Get to know the versatile Emily Kleimo!

May 23, 2017

Philadelphia actress Emily Kleimo, who makes her Arden debut in Gypsy, introduces us to her many talents on stage and off! You’re a voice actor, too. Tell us a little…

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