Let's Take It From The Top

Halle Mastroberardino

CALLING ALL THEATRE LOVERS! Have you ever wondered what it's really like to be a professional performer?

I am a professional performer, and I still have a desire to know more.

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Let's Take It From The Top with Audrey Jean Flowers!  Audrey will close out the COLLEGE SERIES as we chat about her experience as a Musical Theatre major at Elon University.  We cover handling mental and physical health while taking part in a rigorous musical theatre program, and what Audrey learned about maintaining her health as an artist and human.  I am honored to close out the series with an episode that tackles a serious topic in our industry, and I admire Audrey's transparency in sharing her story with all of us.  Please enjoy the final episode in the COLLEGE SERIES!    Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Audrey!Instagram @a.j.flowersCheck out the Elon Musical Theatre ProgramWebsiteElon Musical Theatre InstagramElon University Instagram

Sep 24

33 min 11 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Mikayla Renfrow!  The ladies are taking over in these last 2 weeks of the COLLEGE SERIES!  Mikayla will be chatting all about her experience as a Musical Theatre major at The University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (AKA CCM).  We hear how Mikayla and I crossed paths while she was tackling the college audition process, her journey through college, and what it was like to close out her college career in the pandemic.  Mikayla is so honest and open about her struggles and successes in this episode.  I'm so thrilled to share it with you today!Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Mikayla!Instagram @mikayla.renfCheck out the CCM Musical Theatre ProgramWebsiteCCM Musical Theatre InstagramU of Cincinnati CCM Instagram

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Sep 17

36 min 18 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Caleb Mathura!  I am so thrilled to welcome Caleb to chat all about his experience at Point Park University (my alma mater)!  Caleb is entering his senior year of college this September, so he provides a perspective of what the college experience looks like right now.  We cover what it was like to be in a musical theatre program in the middle of the pandemic, the teachers who have influenced Caleb thus far, and what he hopes is in store for him in the future.  This is such an amazing episode!  So, sit back, relax, and enjoy!  Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Caleb!Instagram @caleb_mathuraCheck out the Point Park University Musical Theatre ProgramWebsitePPU Musical Theatre InstagramPoint Park University Instagram

Sep 10

42 min 6 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Jaye Alexander!  We begin another series of LTIFTT, this time focusing on all things COLLEGE!  Over the next 4 weeks, we will hear from 4 amazing artists who attended 4 of the top college Musical Theatre programs in the country.  We begin with Jaye, who attended The University of Michigan!  We cover everything from the college audition process to senior showcase, so get ready to learn a lot and enjoy this episode with Jaye.  Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Jaye!Instagram @jaye.xanderSpotify  Check out The University of Michigan Musical Theatre ProgramWebsiteU of M InstagramUofM Musical Theatre Instagram

Sep 3

44 min 2 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with RJ Magee!  In this BONUS EPISODE, RJ breaks down his experience working on Theality TV, a reality show about the making of a new Off Broadway Musical, Little House on the Ferry.  RJ, who owns his own casting company, was the casting director for the project and can be seen keeping the peace and keeping things moving in this hysterical and entertaining reality show.  Check below for how you can stream Theality TV and stay in touch with RJ! Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with RJ!Facebook Stream Theality TV Broadway On Demand

Aug 11

29 min 12 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Kyra Leeds!  In our final installment of the SUMMERSTOCK SERIES, we have the wonderful, Kyra.  We will cover Kyra's favorite theatre experience performing in the ensemble of Parade at The Rev Theatre Company.   Get ready to hear about this wonderful, yet underrated, musical, find out how Kyra became Dance Captain for the show, and why it is her favorite theatrical experience she's had.  So excited to close out the series with Kyra!  Enjoy!Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Kyra!Instagram @kleeds3Website KyraLeeds.com

Jul 30

43 min 7 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Bernie Baldassaro!  Week 3 of the Summerstock Series!  Bernie is going to chat all about being in the ensemble of Freaky Friday at North Shore Music Theatre.  After growing up doing the children's theatre at North Shore, this was Bernie's first time back to the main stage as an adult.  He achieved a long time goal, and we'll get to hear all about it this week.  Only 1 more week of the Summerstock series!  Be sure to stay tuned to Let's Take It From The Top for all the exciting things coming up!Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Bernie!Instagram @bern_babie_bern

Jul 23

47 min 49 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Jenna Leigh Miller!   We are back with the second episode of the Summerstock Series!  Today, we will chat all about Jenna's experience at The Millbrook Playhouse during the summers of 2016 & 2017.  Jenna is such an inspiring artist, and I am excited to share her light and energy  with all of you today.  Enjoy this week's episode!Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Jenna!Instagram @jennaleighmiller@problemsolvedbyjennaJennaLeighMiller.comProblemSolvedbyJenna.com

Jul 16

43 min 26 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Michael Santomassimo!  Starting off our SUMMERSTOCK SERIES with Michael and his experience at The MUNY!  On this epsiode, we get to hear about Michael's first professional gig, how he met one of his mentors, and what he hopes is in store for the future of theatre.  Get ready to learn a lot and be inspired!  Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Michael!Instagram @mikesanto

Jul 9

37 min 26 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Jonathan Savage!  I am so excited to bring this episode to you, because we cover a topic not yet covered on LTIFTT and not spoken about too often in the theatre industry; Vocal Injuries.  Both Jonathan and myself have endured vocal injuries and underwent successful treatments to reach full recovery.  Today we share our experiences, the challenges we faced, and what we learned.  It is an important part of this podcast to talk about the things that go unspoken in the theatre industry, and today we do just that.  I hope you enjoy this episode, feed off of Jonathan's electric energy, and learn something new!  Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Jonathan!Instagram @jasavage5Tiktok @jasavage5

Jul 2

34 min 4 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Taylor O'Toole!  This week we are headed ON STAGE at Disney Cruise Lines!  Taylor gives us the inside scoop on what it takes to be a Disney Performer.  From the audition process, to learning the iconic shows, and what it was like to travel around the world spreading that Disney magic, we will cover it all.  Sit back, relax, and get ready for a magical episode this week!  Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Taylor!Instagram @taylayne

Jun 18

36 min 39 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Kelli Youngman!  In our Pounding The Pavement episode this week, we get to hear all about Kelli's life coaching business, Kelli Youngman Wellness, and specifically Kelli's program called The Performer's Plan!  As a past participant in the program, I cannot recommend it enough!  Kelli is an exceptional human who offers support and love to all her clients.  Hear about Kelli's own success with this kind of life work, and then check out her info below to sign up for the June session of The Performer's Plan!  Registration opens May 25th! Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Kelli!Instagram -  @kelliyoungmanwellnessWebsite - kelliyoungmanwellness.comEmail - hello@kelliyoungmanwellness.com

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May 21

36 min 24 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Amanda LaMotte!  Today, we get to hear all about Amanda's Broadway Debut journey in Matilda.  From a crazy audition process, to learning many tracks in this whirlwind of a show, Amanda covers it all.  We chat about always being prepared and ready for whatever this crazy industry asks of you, because you truly never know (as you'll see from Amanda's experience)!  Enjoy this weeks episode and the lovely, Amanda.  Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Amanda!Instagram - @tinylamotteWebsite - www.amandalamotte.com

May 14

35 min 1 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Lizz Picini!  Todays epsiode falls under the category of POUNDING THE PAVEMENT.  From moving to the city after college, becoming the right hand woman to many of the top directors & choreographers in the Musical Theatre world, teaching her own class at Broadway Dance Center and beyond, and more, Lizz covers it all!  We discuss the importance of holding creativity and humanity at the forefront of everything you do, and this conversation is no exception! I am so excited to share this epsiode with you all.  So, sit back, relax, and here's Lizz!Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Lizz!Instagram - @lizzpiciniWebsite - lizzpicini.comBroadway Dance Center - broadwaydancecenter.com

May 7

42 min 25 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Jake David Smith!  We have a Disney Prince joining us today, folks!  Jake has played many a Prince in his career; Prince Eric in Little Mermaid, he will soon be playing Prince Oliver in the new musical Between The Lines, and Jake made his Broadway debut understudying the role of Prince Hans in Disney's Frozen!  Today, Jake tells us all about his wild ride auditioning for and booking Frozen, gives excellent tips for anyone who is fresh on the Broadway scene, and even gives us some info on his upcoming project, Between the Lines.  This episode is jam packed with Disney and Broadway magic, so sit back, relax, & enjoy!Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Jake!Instagram - @jake.david.smithConnect with Between The Lines!Instagram - @btlmusical

Apr 30

56 min 13 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Liz Muller!  Liz is the founder and director of Pipe Dream Theatre.  During the pandemic, Pipe Dream has turned to creating full length Podcast Musicals, and today we get the inside scoop on the creative & production process.  The wearer of many hats, Liz talks about what it was like helping write "Three Ghosts", directing voice actors from all over the world, editing all the recordings together, and producing a full audio musical!   "Three Ghosts" can be listen to on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, Spotify, and more!    Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Liz!Instagram - @lizmullerdirects & @ourpipedreamtheatre

Apr 23

35 min 54 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Sophie Hearn!   Completing the two part, Hearn sister duo is Sophie!  We heard from Emma last week, and today Sophie is in the hot seat.  We have some real talk about mental health and the things we wish we both knew before jumping into the professional world.  Sophie is an open book and her honesty is raw and real.  I'm so excited to open up this conversation, because it is something I think we should be talking about more.  Enjoy this week's episode!Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Sophie!Instagram - @_sophiehearn_

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Apr 16

52 min

Let's Take It From The Top with Emma Hearn!  We are taking a trip to Swing Nation with Emma as she gives us the behind the scenes scoop on swinging Diana the musical while making her Broadway debut.  Emma's experience presented challenges she had never faced before, and today, she shares with us how she worked hard to overcome them all.  Although Corona put a huge road block in the process for Emma and the entire cast and crew of Diana, we are so excited to see the show on Netflix in October and ON BROADWAY December 1st, 2021!  I know I'll be in the front row cheering Emma on, but for now sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode with Emma!  Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Emma!Instagram - @_emmahearn_

Apr 9

51 min 44 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Jeff Gorti!  We are back with another episode all about A Chorus Line, this time from the perspective of Jeff.  Jeff played Paul in the Signature Theatre's production of this iconic show, which past guest Trevor Michael Schmidt spoke about as well.  Jeff talks us through the people that got him in the room and through this rigorous audition process, into rehearsals with Dennis Jones, and an inside look into his performance practice.  There's a lot to uncover, so let's jump on in!  A 5,6,7,8!!! Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Jeff!Instagram - @jeffgorti

Mar 19

40 min 49 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with James T. Lane!  Today, we get to hear all about James' journey making his Broadway Debut in the Revival of A Chorus Line!  From growing up in Philly, overcoming obstacles, and cultivating a fabulous career, we cover it all.  James has so much heart and light to share, and I can't wait for you to get to experience in it.  Enjoy! Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with James!Instagram - @jamestlaneTwitter -  @JamesTLaneWebsite - www.jamestlane.com

Mar 12

41 min 38 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Talia Suskauer!  This week we will hear all about how Talia became the Green Girl herself, Elphaba, in the National Tour of Wicked.  From auditions to flying high and defying gravity, we cover it all!  Talia gives us an honest look into what it takes to play this huge role in such a beloved show, while also sharing how she's grown and changed for the better.  Talia's journey with Wicked is not over, but we will get to hear all about how it all started today.  Enjoy this week's episode! Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Talia!Instagram - @taliasuskauerTwitter -  @taliarach

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Mar 5

40 min 8 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Alexa Green!  Today, Alexa takes us through her career from college graduation to currently running her own voice studio, ALEXA GREEN VOICE.  We chat about discovering your purpose, following your dreams, and giving all you got to this incredible industry and community.  See how Alexa found her voice, and how she continues to use it to grow, herself, and encourage others to do the same.  Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Alexa!@atalexagreen

Feb 26

37 min 28 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Dana Steingold!  Jump in the line, and join me and Dana as we chat about her experience being in the cast of Beetlejuice the Musical from its very early stages of creation.  From readings, to the out of town try out, to Broadway, Dana was a key member of this incredible musical, and today we get to hear all about it!  We chat all things TONY Awards, the cult following of Beetlejuice, and more!  Alright folks... IT'S SHOWTIME!   Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Dana!@dsteinface

Feb 19

37 min 38 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Patrick Garr!  Patrick fills us in on what "Pounding the Pavement" looked like for him when he moved to NYC after graduating from school.  From making friends, to side jobs, to classes and auditions, to BROADWAY, Patrick shares his incredible experience of reaching his dreams and how he is continuing to grow and evolve.  Enjoy this weeks episode!Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Patrick!@mrpatrickg

Feb 12

48 min 10 sec

Sugar, Butter, KYRA!  Today we are taking it from the top with Kyra Kennedy, who was an original ensemble member of the First National Tour of Waitress!  Kyra discusses how patience led to her booking the tour at the perfect time, what it was like understudying the roles of Jenna and Dawn, and all of the amazing experiences she had and places she toured while in the cast of Waitress.  Kyra's warmth and honesty shine through in this weeks episode!  So, sit back, grab some pie, and enjoy!Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Kyra!@kyramkennedy

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Feb 5

36 min 8 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Cailen Fu!  Cailen made her Broadway Debut as a Standby for Regina George and Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls the Musical, making her the first Asian American actress to play Regina.  Today, we get to hear about Cailen's journey from audition to Broadway Debut.  Learn what it takes to be a Standby on Broadway and how being a part of this awesome show made Cailen's dreams come true!  It's gonna be totally "grool"!Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Cailen!@cailenfu

Jan 29

43 min 4 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Matthew Marvin!  Did you know that sometimes two different theatres will produce joint productions of musicals?  Well, today we get to know all about how that works with Matthew!  In 2017, Matthew performed in Newsies at both The Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre, making some big time dreams of his come true.  Matthew is such a light in this world and industry, and I cannot wait for you to get to know him better.  Enjoy this weeks episode, and enjoy Matthew!  Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Matthew!@matthewmarvin

Jan 22

48 min 52 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Jennifer Apple!  Today, we are back to our regularly scheduled programing.  Follow Jennifer's journey from beginning to end of being in the National Tour of The Band's Visit.  Jennifer and I discuss this beautifully simplistic show, how it has followed her in her professional life, and how persistence and trust led to her skating across the country performing in it every night!  Get ready to soak up all the wisdom and insight Jennifer has to offer!  Enjoy! Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Jennifer!@jenniferapple_@empoweredartistcollective

Jan 15

48 min 53 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Hannah Jewel Kohn!  Hannah and I will be "taking it from the top" of her version of "The Actor's Life" (you'll see a few episodes like this in the new year)!  Find out what it was like to jump into the hustle and bustle of NYC right out of high school.  Hannah gives us her "go-to's" for survival in the big city, and an inside look into how her training and determination led to her manifesting and achieving her dreams!   Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Hannah!@hannahjewelkohn@bringingyoubroadway

Jan 8

44 min 20 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with host, Halle Mastroberardino!It's just you and me today folks!  In this 2020 Review bonus episode, I reveal and thank all the incredible people who have helped me get my podcast this far.  As this crazy year comes to a close, I look back and realize LTIFTT has given me purpose, and I had to thank all the wonderful humans who allowed that to happen.  Feel free to check them out and follow their work... if they've touched my life for the better, chances are they'll do the same for you.  Happy New Year, Theatre Lovers!  Thank YOU for everything! Big Thanks To:Analisa Leaming & her podcast, A Balancing ActCarly Valancy & The Reach Out PartyMolly Beck & her book, Reach OutWanda JeffersonLili TorreLaura HagenMatthew Carey & his podcast, Studio TimeJack Plotnick & his e-book New Thoughts For ActorsSutton FosterPast Guests:McKenzie KurtzChris ClarkLibby LloydNick EiblerColin LeMoineRichard Riaz YoderBeau BradshawJustin ShowellTrevor Michael SchmidtTrevor McChristianBeth CrandallKatie GriffithAlec CohenSarah MeahlKatie Drablos

Jan 1

24 min 16 sec

Let’s Take It From The Top with Katie Drablos!  The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a New York City staple.  Although the show will not be running this holiday season, I have a former Radio City Rockette to give us the behind the scene scoop on all the things it takes to be one of the stars of the show.  I hope everyone has a very merry holiday season, and Let's Take It From The Top in 2021!Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Katie!Instagram @katiedrablosFacebook

Dec 2020

41 min 11 sec

Let’s Take It From The Top with Sarah Meahl!  Today, Sarah shares her adventure of being the female swing for the most recent Broadway Revival of Kiss Me, Kate!  Sarah's joy and light shine through in everything she does, and this episode is no exception.  Buckle in and get ready to learn what it takes to be a swing on Broadway (while also laughing a whole lot because Sarah is a HOOT!).  Enjoy!  Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Sarah!Instagram @happymeahl

Dec 2020

48 min 8 sec

Let’s Take It From The Top with Katie Griffith & Alec Cohen!   Today, my guests and I are taking it back to the beginning.  We discuss early theatrical experiences that shaped us and how they influenced us to pursue Musical Theatre as a career.  This episode was a blast to record, and I hope you enjoy it just as much as we did!Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Katie!Instagram @katiemgriffithConnect with Alec!Instagram @aleccharles

Dec 2020

44 min 17 sec

Let’s Take It From The Top with Beth Crandall!  I am super stoked to introduce Beth to my audience, because she's bringing a brand new perspective to the show.  Today, Beth and I chat about her experience being the choreographer of Matilda at The MUNY!  This was Beth's first big choreography gig, and boy did she knock it out of the park.  Hear all about Beth's process, and how her career shaped and prepared her to tackle this huge show.  I'm so excited to be switching things up!  Enjoy! Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Beth!Instagram @bethiec717

Dec 2020

44 min 57 sec

Let’s Take It From The Top with Trevor McChristian!  Trevor and I have known each other since we were JIMMY kids back in 2013, but today, Trevor is here to chat about playing Jack Kelly in Newsies at Music Theatre Wichita!  Growing up in Wichita, Trevor performed at this well known Summer Stock theatre since he was younger, but tackling this lead role in a show of this size was no easy feat.  Trevor will give us an inside look into what this show meant to him, and how it allowed little Trevor's dreams to unfold into reality!  I hope you enjoy!Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Trevor!Instagram @trevorhosteenmcchristian

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Nov 2020

41 min 24 sec

Let’s Take It From The Top with Trevor Michael Schmidt!  After performing in the National and International Tour of A Chorus Line, Trevor returned to the show at The Signature Theatre in DC.  Directed and choreographed by Dennis Jones, this production looked at the show with a brand new set of eyes, and today, Trevor will discuss his experience tackling this infamous show in a new way.  This episode is "One Singular Sensation", so without further a do... "A 5,6,7,8"!   Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Trevor!Instagram @trevormichaelschmidt 

Nov 2020

32 min 55 sec

Let’s Take It From The Top with Justin Showell!  Today we will chat all about Justin's experience being in the And Peggy Cast of the Hamilton North American Tour.   Justin covered some ensemble men, Lafayette/Jefferson, Laurens/Philip, AND Mulligan/Madison.  To hear how he did it, you'll have to catch this week's episode!  Enjoy! Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Justin!Instagram @justinbshow

Oct 2020

51 min 34 sec

Who lives under a rock, under the sea?  Patrick Star!  AKA Beau Bradshaw!  I am so excited to welcome my real life BFF to the podcast.  Today, we chat all about what it was like to play Patrick Star in the National Tour of The SpongeBob Musical.  If nautical nonsense be something you wish... Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish!  And tune in to this weeks episode of Let's Take It From The Top! Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Beau!Instagram @thebeaubradshaw

Oct 2020

50 min 43 sec

Let's Take It From The Top with Richard Riaz Yoder!  Richard is closing out Hello, Dolly Week on LTIFTT by sharing his incredible experience of being in the Original Broadway company of the revival of Hello, Dolly!  We chat all things Bette Middler, how the stars aligned to bring together this talent-packed cast, and Richard gives us a glimpse into the spectacular journey he had on Broadway in Hello, Dolly!   "Isn't the world full of wonderful things?" It sure will be after you listen to Richard's episode!Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Richard!Instagram @richardriaz

Oct 2020

40 min 1 sec

Let’s Take It From The Top with Colin LeMoine!  Today, we will chat all about Colin’s experience playing Ambrose Kemper in the National Tour of Hello, Dolly!  Colin chats about his crazy audition experience, working with the legendary Jerry Zaks, and his favorite tour stops along the way.  Put on your Sunday clothes, grab some bibimbap, and relax as we take it from the top with Colin!Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Colin!Instagram @colin_lemoine

Oct 2020

35 min 49 sec

Let’s Take It From The Top with Nick Eibler!  Nick dives deep into the research and work he put into playing the Emcee in Cabaret while in college.  I learned so much about Cabaret and Nick through our discussion, and I hope you do too!  We hit everything from RuPaul’s Drag Race to on stage shenanigans, so sit back, relax, and enjoy! Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Nick!Instagram @nickolase77 & @queer.queeriesTwitter @nickolase77

Oct 2020

43 min 5 sec

Let’s Take It From The Top with Libby Lloyd!  This episode is all about Libby’s incredible Off-Broadway debut in The Wrong Man at MCC Theatre.  The cast and creative team created a piece of art that is so important and beautiful, and we are so lucky to get to hear how it all came together.  I am such a fan of this show and Libby, and I can’t wait for you to be too!  Enjoy!Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Libby!Instagram @libby.lloyd

Sep 2020

47 min 14 sec

My second guest is, Chris Clark!  Chris’s most recently led the First National Tour of Escape to Margaritaville playing the role of Tully.  From graduating college and landing this leading role, to his personal experience on tour, getting to perform live onstage with Jimmy Buffett, and beyond, Chris is spilling it all!  You are in for a treat with this one!  So, sit back, get your license to chill, maybe pour yourself a Margarita, and enjoy this episode with Chris Clark.Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Chris!Instagram @chrisclark55Twitter @ChrisMClark55 

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Sep 2020

44 min 21 sec

McKenzie Kurtz, Broadway & Disney Royalty, is my FIRST OFFICIAL GUEST!  McKenzie just played Princess Anna in Disney’s Frozen on Broadway, and today we will get the inside scoop on her experience.  Get ready to hear McKenzie’s incredible journey to Broadway and how she’s been coping with Corona Craziness!  I’m so excited to take it from the top “for the first time in forever" with McKenzie, and I hope you are too!  Let’s Connect!Connect with Halle!Instagram @letstakeitfromthetop & @hallemastroberardinoEmail ltifttpodcast@gmail.com Connect with McKenzie!Instagram @mckenziekurtzTwitter @mckenziekurtz

Sep 2020

38 min 53 sec

Here she is, boys!Here she is, world!Here's the OFFICIAL INTRO of Let's Take It From The Top!Meet the 2020 version of host, Halle Mastroberardino, as she gives you a peek into how this whole podcast thing is gonna go.  Keep your eyes out for the FIRST OFFICIAL EPISODE coming out soon!  Okay... I think we're ready!  Let's Take It From The Top!Connect with us!@letstakeitfromthetop on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letstakeitfromthetop/@hallemastroberardino on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hallemastroberardino/Email: ltifttpodcast@gmail.com 

Aug 2020

27 min 2 sec

Thanks for listening to this bonus UNOFFICIAL episode of "Let's Take It From The Top"!Keep your eyes out for a new, OFFICIAL Introduction episode, and then join me as I get the ball rolling.  I have some amazing guests lined up already!  I can't wait to share their stories with you.

Jul 2020

3 min 53 sec