Unwrap Your Candies Now

Meet The Tony-Nominated “Ragtime” Director And Hear Poetry By Outspoken Bean

An interview with Theater Under The Stars’ director of “Ragtime,” plus an intimate portrait of a poet

Join Ernie Manouse and Catherine Lu as they welcome their first guests to the podcast, “Unwrap Your Candies Now.”

Ernie chats with director Marcia Milgrom Dodge about her new staging of the musical Ragtime, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, and brought lovingly to life by playwright Terrence McNally, lyricist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty. Dodge was nominated for the 2009 Tony for her Kennedy Center production of this same show. 

Catherine shares a sound portrait of Houston poet Outspoken Bean, who has been performing spoken word since 2005. He was nominated for Texas Poet Laureate in 2011 and ranked 9th at the National Poetry Slam 2014. He has collaborated with Houston Ballet and is the founder of Plus Fest. Music used in this segment: Forte, Sun Will Set and Possible (excerpts) by Zoë Keating from Snowmelt and One Cello x 16: Natoma

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This article is part of the Unwrap Your Candies Now podcast

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Catherine Lu

Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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