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Martians Land At Montana Public Radio

Feb 3, 2020
Listen as the Montana Repertory Theatre presents 'War of the Worlds' live on MTPR, Feb. 7, 2020 at 8 p.m.
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Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our program of Montana news, arts & hand-picked music to bring you a special bulletin. Astronomers report observing several explosions of incandescent gas, occurring at regular intervals on the planet Mars. The spectroscope indicates the gas to be hydrogen and moving towards the earth with enormous velocity, "like a jet of blue flame shot from a gun."

Due to the unusual nature of this occurrence, we have arranged a live interview with the noted experts at the Montana Repertory Theatre. Tune in to MTPR Friday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. to get the latest updates on this breaking story.

"Morgan and Merlin: Swords, Sorcery, and How to be a Hero;" the 2018 Montana Repertory Theatre Educational Outreach Tour.
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The Montana Repertory Theatre's 2018 Education Outreach Tour starts September 4. Teresa Waldorf, educational outreach coordinator for the Theatre previews this year's program, "Morgan and Merlin: Swords, Sorcery, and How to be a Hero," and talks about the Theater's mission.

Greg Johnson, who has served as artistic director of the Montana Repertory Theatre since 1990, joins Michael Marsolek to talk about the Rep's Opening Night Gala, and their 2018 tour with "On Golden Pond."

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The Montana Repertory Theater, a professional theater-in-residence at the University of Montana, will complete five performances of Harper Lee's landmark play "To Kill a Mockingbird" in Beijing and other locations in China.

Greg Johnson, artistic director of the Montana Repertory Theatre says, "We believe this is the first time an American theater company will bring this play to mainland China."

Johnson joins Michael Marsolek on this episode of "Front Row Center" to talk more about this international cultural exchange.

Michael Marsolek talks with Greg Johnson, Artistic Director of the Montana Repertory Theatre, about the Rep's production of Broomstick, a one-woman play by John Biguenet, starring Salina Chatlain. The Montana premier of Broomstick is one of four national productions of the play sponsored by the National New Play Network, an alliance of non-profit theaters championing new plays. Here's how the NNPN describes it:

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University of Montana Professor of Drama Emeritus, Bill Raoul, was not only a loved instructor, but a respected professional set designer who published several textbooks on the topic.

Bill's knowledge and love of opera and classical music was second to none. In fact, he researched, wrote and anchored several classical music programs for Montana Public Radio.

And that sense of humor! Bill was a wickedly funny man; but woe to those on the receiving end of his ribbing. No one - no topic - was too sacred to be spared from his quick (and at at times, ferocious) wit.

January 19th, 2014: Michael Marsolek talks with Greg Johnson, Artistic Director of the Montana Repertory Theatre, about the Rep's 2014 national tour of William Gibson's classic play, The Miracle Worker.