Must-Listen L.A. Theatre Podcasts
By Mollie Davis
Although theatre is widely known to be rooted in New York City, more and more shows are getting their start across the country in Los Angeles. From Deaf West’s revival of Spring Awakening to this season’s Amelie, which premiered at the Center Theatre Group, theatre in California is thriving with fresh and exciting new projects. If you’re planning a trip to the real life La La Land, pop in your headphones and listen to some of our favorite L.A. theatre podcasts for a look into the Golden State’s shining performing scene.
West of Broadway
Hosted by former Broadway and Radio CIty performer Will Armstrong, along with radio host Lara Scott, this podcast celebrates Los Angeles theatre with interviews of Broadway vets and local theatre companies.
Must Listen Episode: Will interviews Broadway vet Alexis Carr about her journey to the stage and the arts camp that she founded with Broadway vet Chryssie Whitehead.
Opening The Curtain
Covering everything theatre, from onstage nudity to arts politics, Opening The Curtain is a short, roughly 4 minute podcast that’s perfect for binge listening.
Must Listen Episode: A short review of the musical Amelie, now on Broadway!
The Play’s The Thing
This award winning podcast brings listeners edgy and exciting stories about everything from gender identity to crazy families, featuring some of our favorite stage and screen actors.
Must Listen Episode: Start by listening to the episode series of the play This Is Our Youth, a coming of age story that takes place during the Reagan era in New York City.
Geffen Playhouse Unscripted
This podcast takes a look at the ins and outs of the award winning Geffen Playhouse, and offers behind the scenes audio tours of some of its productions along with interviews with creative forces at the theater hub.
Must Listen Episode: Start with Josh Gad’s episode, recently seen as LeFou in Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast, and Tony award winner for Book of Mormon, talking about the challenges of voice acting, forgetting his lines, and more.