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Footlights: A Community Theater Podcast

Welcome to Footlights: a community theater podcast from the Quad Cities, hosted by performing arts veteran Chris Hicks, and fledgling thespian Jaren Michelle. Join us for exclusive conversations with local theater artists about why we love local theater, and the life it brings to our community.

Latest Episodes
  • Chris Hicks and guest host Jake Ladd talk with young and up-coming Thayne Lamb.
  • Chris Hicks and guest co-host Alisha Hanes talk with Madelyn Dorta, director of Paint Night at Playcrafters Barn Theater, about the upcoming show as well as her adventures in Meteor City.
  • Chris Hicks and guest host Tristan Tapscott dig into the on-stage and back-stage career of Quad Cities' darling Erin Platt.
  • Playcrafters Barn Theatre is celebrating 95 years of community theatre. Listen in as Playcrafters' current board president, Kathy Graham, shares the troupe's history as well as its upcoming productions. Also featured is Jake Ladd, director for Playcrafters' opening show, "Harvey."
  • Featured in this episode is the multi-talented Jason Platt, author, actor, illustrationist and YouTube contributor. Sitting in as co-host is the equally talented Tristan Tapscott.
  • Chris Hicks and guest host Jake Ladd explore the long and far reaching career of a man with many theatrical talents, Mike Schmidt.
  • Chris Hicks and guest co-host Dee Canfield talk with Alisha Hanes about life and theater in the Quad Cities, as she is in the midst of her recent lead role in Skeleton Crew at Playcrafters.
  • From Davenport Junior Theater, to New York, to LA, and back to the QC, we're talking community theater with Cynthia Taylor!
  • This week we welcome a first to the pod: a purveyor of professional theater! Brett Hitchcock from our very own Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse talks all things professional theater in a small town.
  • He's an actor, he's a director, he's a designer, he's a writer, and he's only a senior in college. This person already has a myriad of shows under his belt, and he is far from finished. This week, we welcome to the stage: Roger Pavey Jr.