Thursday, July 30, 2015

Episode 13: Actor Tom Murray, on Theater Factory

On this episode of STAGE GROK, I talk with St. Louis actor and teacher Tom Murray, about Theater Factory, one of St. Louis' most interesting companies for ten years in the 1980s and 90s, about its founder Hope Wurdack, and all the great artists and shows that were part of the adventure.

STAGE GROK host Scott Miller is the artistic director of New Line Theatre in St. Louis, and the author of six books on musical theatre, nine musicals, and the musical theatre blog The Bad Boy of Musical Theatre. Opening and closing theme music: Overture from Cry-Baby the Musical by Adam Schlessinger and David Javerbaum, from New Line Theatre's 2012 production. Used by permission. Logo designed by Matt Reedy. Stage Grok is available on iTunes.


1 comment:

  1. Fun do discover this. I was in only one Theatre Factory season (1988) appearing in OH KAY!, CAROUSEL and stage managing A THOUSAND CLOWNS. They also did A MY NAME IS ALICE that summer and they had a summer theatre camp for kids who put their own, original play on that had original music. Wish I could remember the name of the man who served as composer. He was wonderful. It was a fun summer and the talent was off the chart. I was lucky to be included. There were a number of eventual Tony nominees in that company that year and a couple of winners. Hello to Tom!