#156: A Christmas Carol: The Golden Girls Remix

A Christmas Carol: The Golden Girls Remix returns to the stage of the Bryant Lake Bowl for another run of sassy holiday cheer.

Anna Olson (Rose), Courtney McLean (Dorothy), Lacey Piotter (Blanche) and Kevin McLaughlin (Sophia). Photo by Craig VanDerSchaegen

I’ve visited with Theatre Arlo previously to discuss Macbeth: The Video Game Remix.

00:00: Matthew Foster and Bill Stiteler discuss the origins of the The Golden Girls Remix and we get acquainted with the surprisingly large cast.

02:59: The golden girls were iconic characters and the cast discusses the line between imitation and bringing their own personalities to their roles.

06:44: The pacing of television sitcoms in the 80s compared to that of today’s stage work.

09:05: Embodying the golden girls and which ones are the cast’s favorites.

13:15: We discuss structure and how certain episodes are integrated into the script.

14:44: The permissiveness of putting racey language into the mouths of older women.

17:12: Bill and Matt’s favorite golden girls, and their own personal connections to the television show.

19:39: To close out the podcast, I ask the cast which golden girl they would model their lives upon.

A Christmas Carol: The Golden Girls Remix plays from November 29th through December 15th at the Bryant Lake Bowl.

[podcast]http://www.tctheaterconnection.com/mp3s/goldengirls.mp3[/podcast]

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