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Performance Insights Podcasts

Entertaining, informative, and convenient, Performance Insights Podcasts feature lectures and interviews to enhance your enjoyment and appreciation of The State’s symphony, dance, and Broadway shows.

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Dirty Dancing - November 4-6, 2016

In this episode of Performance Insights Podcasts we are joined by Jerome Harmann-Hardemann, who plays Tito Suarez in the National Tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage, for an interview examining themes from the performance, as well as things to watch for, and a behind-the-scenes look at some of the creative process of this production, which you can see at State Theatre New Jersey this November. 

Elf the Musical - December 2-4, 2016

In this episode of Performance Insights Podcasts we are joined by Mark A. Harmon, who plays Walter Hobbs in the national tour of Elf The Musical, for an interview examining themes from the performance, as well as things to watch for, and a behind-the-scenes look at some of the creative process of this production, which you can see at State Theatre New Jersey this December.

Pippin - March 24-25, 2017

In this episode of Performance Insights Podcasts, Mia Walker, tour director of the 2017 National Tour of Pippin, joins us for an interview examining themes of the production, a history of the show, the background of the music and story, and a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process for the March 24th-25th performances. Find out more about the performance on the Pippin Event Page

Annie - May 7, 2017

In this episode of Performance Insights Podcasts, Martin Charnin, conceiver, director and lyricist of the award winning Broadway musical Annie, joins us for an interview examining themes of the production, a history of the show, the background of the music and story, and a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process for the May 7th performances. Find out more on the performances here.

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ARB's A Midsummer Night's Dream — Oct 13, 2016

In this episode of Performance Insights Podcasts, Mary Pat Robertson, former school director of American Repertory Ballet's Princeton Ballet School, takes us on a in-depth lecture into the history of A Midsummer Night's Dream ballet, the background of the music and story, things to watch and listen for during the performance, and a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process for the October 13th performance. 

ARB's Nutcracker — Dec 16-18, 2016

In this episode of Performance Insights Podcasts, Mary Pat Robertson, former school director of American Repertory Ballet's Princeton Ballet School, takes us on a in-depth lecture into the history of The Nutcracker, and the background of the music and story, things to watch and listen for during the performance, and a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process for the Dec 16-18th performance by of American Repertory Ballet's Nutcracker. 

Russian National Ballet Theatre's The Sleeping Beauty - March 4, 2017

In this episode of Performance Insights Podcasts, Mary Pat Robertson, former school director of American Repertory Ballet's Princeton Ballet School, takes us on a in-depth lecture into the history of The Sleeping Beauty, a background of the music and story, things to watch and listen for during the performance, and a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process for the March 4th performance by the Russian National Ballet Theatre. 

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Speaking Of Symphony – Episode 1: The Concert Experience

In this episode of Performance Insights Podcasts, Anthony LaGruth, artistic director and conductor of the Garden State Philharmonic, provides a primer for your first trip to a classical concert. Ever wondered when you should clap? What you should wear? We'll let you know the answers to all the questions you never thought to ask.

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra — Oct 23, 2016

In this episode of Performance Insights Podcasts, Anthony LaGruth, artistic director and conductor of the Garden State Philharmonic, takes us on a in-depth lecture into the background of the music and the art form, things to watch and listen for during the performance, and a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process for the October 23rd performance by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Trinity Wall Street: Handel's Messiah — Nov 30, 2016

In this episode of Performance Insights Podcasts, Anthony LaGruth, artistic director and conductor of the Garden State Philharmonic, takes us on a in-depth lecture into the background of the music and the art form, things to watch and listen for during the performance, and a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process for the November 30th performance by the Trinity Wall Street Choir and Trinity Baroque Orchestra. 

Bamberg Symphony: Feb 7, 2017

In this episode of Performance Insights Podcasts, Anthony LaGruth, artistic director and conductor of the Garden State Philharmonic, takes us on a in-depth lecture into the background of the music and the art form, things to watch and listen for during the performance, and a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process for the February 7th performance by the Bamberg Symphony. 

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine: Feb 19, 2017

In this episode of Performance Insights Podcasts, Anthony LaGruth, artistic director and conductor of the Garden State Philharmonic, takes us on a in-depth lecture into the background of the music and the art form, things to watch and listen for during the performance, and a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process for the February 19th performance by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. 

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