Studio Tenn Theatre Company will kick-off the 2021 season of its virtual series, Studio Tenn Talks with award-winning actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth. The first show will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. February 1, on Studio Tenn’s YouTube channel and website.
Chenoweth's resume spans theater, film and television. She is best known for her role as "Glinda the Good Witch" in the popular Broadway musical, Wicked.
The Franklin-based theatre company has partnered with the Heritage Foundation where they broadcast the new season of talks from the Franklin Theatre. Also new for the Studio Tenn Talks upcoming season is the addition of musical director Patrick Thomas, who is an accomplished musician and a former contestant on The Voice.
“We are so excited to be bringing this virtual broadcast to the stage at the beloved Franklin Theatre,” Cassidy said. “Because we had to pause our 2020/2021 performance season, we are more excited than ever to be able to continue this talk show in a virtual format from such an amazing historic venue.”
All non-profits, Studio Tenn, the Heritage Foundation and The Franklin Theatre, have had to pivot during the 2020 pandemic season and were able to partner to give show host and Studio Tenn Cassidy a place to continue the nationally recognized talk show. This also marks the first phase of the theater’s reopening strategy, with a focus on small, private events and productions.
Studio Tenn Talks has featured interviews with Broadway, film and music stars such as Patti LuPone, Jason Alexander, Debbie Gibson and Michael Feinstein. All of the past Studio Tenn Talks shows can be viewed on the theatre company’s YouTube channel HERE.
Studio Tenn Talks: Theater Conversations with Patrick Cassidy will take place every Monday at 7 p.m. CST and can be viewed at studiotenntalks.com or on the Facebook page, facebook.com/studiotenntheatrecompany. The show is free for all viewers, and voluntary donations are accepted.