The Magic of The Musical: The Tony Awards

Our new sea­son of The Mag­ic of The Musi­cal with Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er begins in April, but in the run-up to that time, we’re repeat­ing some of last sea­son’s pro­grammes, so today, Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 18th at 2pm slt/pacific you can hear our show on the Tony Awards, orig­i­nal­ly broad­cast live from SL19B last year.

The Mag­ic of The Musi­cal explores the blend­ing of music and dra­ma — fea­tur­ing the songs, his­to­ry, and lore that make up the musi­cal the­ater canon. Learn more about some of your favorite shows and com­posers as we cue the orches­tra, and the over­ture begins.

In this, Episode 03: “Count­down to The Tony Awards” your host Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er talks to guest Mor­rie Enders, the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Lin­coln Com­mu­ni­ty Play­house in Nebras­ka. Togeth­er they explore some “what ifs” and “might have been“s from var­i­ous Best Musi­cal races from the Amer­i­can The­ater Wing’s Tony Awards past.

In keep­ing with the show, “On Broad­way!” is our Fea­tured Music theme through the day. And don’t miss the episode of Where Have You Been? where we vis­it Svar­ga, and Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity every four hours from 4am Pacific.

Mor­rie Enders is the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Lin­coln Com­mu­ni­ty Play­house in Nebras­ka. For his efforts in lead­ing the Play­house, Mor­rie has been hon­ored with a Mayor’s Arts Award (2013) and Lin­coln Non­prof­it Exec­u­tive of the Year (2015). The Play­house has also received Mayor’s Arts Awards for Edu­ca­tion (2010), Out­stand­ing Arts Event (Pen­guin Project – 2014) and The Twink Lynch Orga­ni­za­tion­al Achieve­ment Award (2016).

A self-pro­claimed “The­atre Evan­ge­list,” Mor­rie has had pro­duc­tions per­formed at state, region­al and nation­al AACT­Fests (Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion of Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre).  He has also had shows select­ed for fes­ti­vals in Mona­co, Ger­many and Japan. He has served as Artistic/Managing Direc­tor of La Crosse Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre where he host­ed a week­ly radio pro­gram of show tunes. 

 Mor­rie received the AACT Dis­tin­guished Mer­it Award and was award­ed the hon­or­able des­ig­na­tion of Fel­low of AACT (both 2007).