The majority of this interview is a rebroadcast from April 19, 2013.
Cellist Bjorn Ranheim and violinist Shawn Weil are colleagues in the St. Louis Symphony. Double bassist Syd Rodway and composer/keyboardist Adam Maness are members of the Erin Bode Group. They got to know each other when Ranheim and Weil collaborated with the Erin Bode Group and also shared an interest in good food and fine beer.
The Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis is presenting psychological thriller "Turn of the Screw" this weekend, just in time to set the mood for Halloween.
The two-person cast is performing Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of Henry James' 1898 gothic novella about a governess in England who takes a new position in Essex and begins to hear ghosts and see apparitions.
At the beginning of Pippin, the Leading Player speaks to the audience and tells them “We have magic to do.” It’s what you hope for every time you see theater. It’s what keeps us acting, directing, designing, dancing and attending, the hope that tonight all the elements will come together and enthrall us, creating a bit of magic in an ordinary world. Last week, the Repertory Theatre of St Louis gave us some magic as they opened Fly, written by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan.