the MadStage Podcast

Buzz chats with Lead Producer Simone LaPierre and Director Suzan Kurry about Bartell Ball Drop Blitz 4, a co-production of Know Better Productions and Mercury Players Theatre. 

"A group of writers, directors, and actors gather on December 30th to pick names, themes, and writing challenges out of a hat. Then – in teams – they create magnificent theatrical mayhem over the next 24 hours, resulting in an awesome New Year’s Eve production that’s the best end-of-year extravaganza!!! The Blitz is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get :) Proceeds will benefit the Bartell in its gala 20th Anniversary season."

Direct download: MSP_049_Blitz.mp3
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Suzan and Buzz chat with Does Everything But Lighting Artist Malissa Petterson on this week's podcast.

Direct download: MSP_048_MalissaPetterson.mp3
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Buzz chats with Suzan Kurry (Hermione), Amy Rowland (Harry Potter) and Sam White (director) about Mercury Theater's upcoming production of "Harry Potter and the Pet Rock" at the Bartell.


By Nick Schweitzer

Directed by Sam D. White

The gang from Hogwarts gets the holiday “panto” treatment! Loaded with slapstick humor, corny jokes, and silly song parodies, this original twist on the beloved tale of the boy wizard will delight kids and adults alike. Cheering for the heroes and booing for the baddies is strongly encouraged in this family-friendly holiday treat!


Produced by Mercury Players Theater at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: December 15-30, 2017

Performance Times: 
Friday–Saturday, December 15–16 @ 7:00pm
Sunday, December 17 @ 2:00pm 
Thursday–Friday, December 21–22 @ 7:00pm
Sunday, December 23 @ 2:00pm 
Thursday–Friday, December 28–29 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, December 30 @ 2:00pm FINAL PERFORMANCE

Direct download: MSP-047_PotterRock.mp3
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Suzan and Buzz chat with Jan Levine Thal about Madison's Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre (KRASS).

Direct download: MSP_046_KRASS_JLT.mp3
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