Category Archives: The Ghost Light Podcast

Season Three Episode Six “The Promised End”

This week, it all comes down to this. Charles is out of the hospital, and wants to do the show. This is complicated by Geoffrey’s forced resignation and the full cancellation of “King Lear” at the festival. Can Geoffrey convince Ellen to return from the world of television acting? Can he put up the show at a clandestine location. And will the cast even show up, given that the Festival could blackball them from working in New Burbage ever again?

Meanwhile, Richard searches for a new Artistic Director, but is he about to turn to the Dark Side?

Listen in as:

We name bands…

Insurance adjusting for fun & profit.

All Canadian chicks look the same???

Richard is no Howard the Duck.

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GhostLight Podcast Season Three Episode Five “All Blessed Secrets”

Anna knows cancer drugs. Richard says he knows where the line is. Sophie finds Paul with Megan, and Richard finds Charles with heroin. Ellen goes to TV and Lear goes to hell. Geoffrey gets hit in the face with a cancellation, and Jerry gets hit in the face with a bottle.

Listen in as…

Paul has co-hosts with names, but does he use them?

Richard is the worst, the line was way back there!

Anime eyes come up, you’ll have to listen to find out why…

GhostLight Podcast Season Three Episode Four “Every Inch a King”

Look out for Big Dick, though you can’t see his nipples. (Apologies if that sentence gets this blocked on your work computer.) Richard is riding high on at very least the reviews of “East Hastings.” The buzz may get killed, however, as the Lear comes to its premiere. Charles is still very erratic, although the heroin still works wonders for him. After an awkward Bolivian music interlude, Geoffrey (on the verge of weeping in public) makes Big Dick go out and cancel the opening.

Listen in as…

Darcy wants a spanking.

Darcy tries “The Pineapple Trick.”

Ben learns about TimBits.

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Ghostlight Podcast Season Three, Episode Three “That Way Madness Lies”

This week in New Burbage, Charles continues to have performance difficulties, and continues to offend or insult pretty much everyone he acts with. Tensions continue between the dramatic and musical companies, but when Paul and Sophie attempt a prank, Paul has a potential change of heart. Inside the rehearsals of “East Hastings,” Richard tries to take initiative, but is initially shut down by Darren. After Richard returns with specific ideas (and a flowchart), Darren reluctantly agrees to try the show with Richard’s tweaks, at least once.

Listen as:

We deploy the Tangent Bell within the first 90 seconds.

We revisit offstage suicides and reporting of them.

Paul offers acting career advice, based on hearsay but absolutely no experience…

Bonus: Can you spot the word replaced in editing?

Con O’Drisceoil wrote the theme song, and you can get a book/CD set that includes his original recording here: http://celticgrooves.homestead.com/CG_Book_ODrisceoil_Spoons.html Or for Brendan Nolan, performer of our theme, go to http://www.brendannolan.com

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Ghostlight Podcast Season Three, Episode Two “Vex Not His Ghost”

It’s time for another episode of the Ghostlight Podcast! The New Burbage Festival rehearsal season is in full swing. Charles Kingman fails to endear himself to the rest of the cast of King Lear, & Richard begins attending rehearsals of the new musical “East Hastings.” Meanwhile, Geoffrey seeks out professional counseling to get to the bottom of his weeping and other performance issues.

Listen as we discuss: Cast list rabbit holes.

Shakespearean verse.

The perils of actors and dancers sharing living space.

 

Con O’Drisceoil wrote the theme song, and you can get a book/CD set that includes his original recording here: http://celticgrooves.homestead.com/CG_Book_ODrisceoil_Spoons.html Or for Brendan Nolan, performer of our theme, go to http://www.brendannolan.com

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If you are in Chicago or just have an interest in crowdfunding independent arts, please check out my good friend Lorelei Sturm’s production of “The Yellow Wallpaper” at this link http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/yellow-wallpaper-a-new-theatrical-adaptation-by-the-mill/a1e1

Ghostlight Podcast Season Three, Episode One “Divided Kingdom”

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It’s back to New Burbage for the third and final season of “Slings & Arrows!” Geoffrey, Richard, and the rest of our troupe should be basking in success. The festival has been saved from financial disaster. Geoffrey’s “Macbeth” has just wrapped a run on Broadway. There is a new and exciting season fast approaching, and “King Lear” can have a big-name Canadian Actor and a special effects budget.

But Geoffrey’s psyche has thrown uncontrollable public weeping into the mix. He is unable to get his head into the game with Lear, and with choosing from a broad range of talent for his lead. Richard is struggling with living like a successful man, and an unexpected bad date throws his whole raison d’etre into question.

Throw in Darren Nichols directing a major stage musical, and you just know it is going to be a certain special, uncomfortable fun.

Listen in as we:

Discuss the comparative merits of different kinds of fog-making.

Ponder over just what musical Darren might have in mind.

Look forward to a drug storyline which is not being played for stupid pot jokes.

Con O’Drisceoil wrote the theme song, and you can get a book/CD set that includes his original recording here: http://celticgrooves.homestead.com/CG_Book_ODrisceoil_Spoons.html

Or for Brendan Nolan, performer of our theme, go to http://www.brendannolan.com

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Ghostlight Podcast Season Two Bonus (Episode Eight) “Men With Brooms!”

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It is time for a bonus episode! In between seasons, we take a break to look at Paul Gross’ 2002 film “Men With Brooms!” Chris Cutter’s old curling coach dies, bringing him and his fellow teammates back to Long Bay Ontario. The local rink is tasked with vying for the Golden Broom trophy. Meanwhile, Cutter is pulled back into a love triangle he never knew existed, and deals with his strained relationship with his father. Paul Gross, Molly Parker, and Leslie Nielsen star.

Listen as we:

Try to identify three cast members in common with “Slings and Arrows.” (Hint: One is pretty obvious)

Look at improbable things, and realize they are mostly fiction. One even has a link to the Beatles!

Attempt to discern which beavers are real and which ones are DigiBeavers!

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Ghostlight Podcast Season Two Bonus Mini-Episode(Episode Seven) Amy Dreams of Theatre!

A mini-episode from the Land of Dreams.

Once again, Amy watches lots of Slings and Arrows, then dreams of theatre.

On waking, she sent the following voicemail…

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Ghostlight Podcast Season Two, Episode Six “Birnam Wood”

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In this, the final episode of Season Two, Richard rides out the Youthquake, as the Festival becomes the Hot Ticket it had been before. Geoffrey tricks Darren Nichols into feeling something. Darren and his cast definitely wind up feeling something. Henry returns to the role of Macbeth, but Geoffrey and the cast conspire to make him play the role with the blocking Geoffrey intended. After a sponsor’s speech turns unexpectedly emotional, Geoffrey and Ellen reassess their relationship.

Listen in as we:

Play “Count the Minorities in ‘Slings and Arrows'” (Hint: not too many)

Guess what Darcy gets “Godspell” confused with.

Also Discuss: “Topsy Turvy” “Moonlighting” “The Tall Guy” “War of the Roses” “Romancing the Stone” “Jewel of the Nile” Cable TV Mtv David Lee Roth… (Tangent Bell!!!)

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(Knock Knock…)

Ghostlight Podcast Season Two, Episode Five “Steeped in Blood”

In this episode, Ellen wraps up her audit with Revenue Canada, finding an unexpected fan. Jerry works his way through the role of Macbeth by the skin of his teeth. Lionel Train and Anna try to tell truth from fiction. Finally, Richard discovers just what credentials Sanjay has for running the FrogHammer agency. (Hint: Not much)

Listen as we:

Discuss the relative perils of translating from First Folio.

Reveal just what “Either of the Dromeos” in the song “Mackers” means.

Ponder what was up with Captain Kangaroo and the ping pong balls… (Tangent Bell!)

 

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