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Bethany Joy Lenz, actress, singer-songwriter and filmmaker

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Bethany Joy Lenz stars in the new movie “Snowed Inn Christmas” premiering on Lifetime, Saturday, December 16 at 8 pm. Canadian viewers can see it on W Network Sunday, December 17 at 6 pm.

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Bethany Joy Lenz in Snowed Inn Christmas
The Los Angeles Times and the Detroit Free Press picked “Snowed Inn Christmas” as a TV highlight of the week with the latter adding it’s a “feel-good movie… about a woman (Bethany Joy Lenz) and man (Andrew Walker), who have nothing in common – until they’re called upon to help save the historic town inn located in Santa Claus, Indiana.”

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Snowed Inn Christmas with Andrew Walker and Bethany Joy Lenz
Lenz plays a button-down journalist who, like her character in “One Tree Hill,” is smart and knows who she is – at least until she gets trapped on assignment with a colleague she’s competing with to save her job.

The setting, a gorgeous turn of the century Victorian home in Santa Claus, Indiana (a real town), provides a romantic and mysterious backdrop where the journalists discover the stories of their lives.

Check out this charming video of Lenz and Walker.

As well as appearing in “Snowed Inn Christmas” Lenz recently joined the cast of “Grey’s Anatomy.”

In the podcast, we cover everything from her appearances on the daytime soap “Guiding Light” to “One Tree Hill” and her new role in “Grey’s Anatomy.”

She opens up about the time she auditioned for “Once” on Broadway, it didn’t go well, and a new Broadway musical she’s written.

SHOW NOTES
Bethany Joy Lenz on Instagram
Bethany Joy Lenz on Twitter
Bethany Joy Lenz on iTunes
Bethanj Joy Lenz’s Jewelry on Stilnest

Snowed Inn Christmas on TV
Lifetime – Saturday, December 16 at 8pm.
W Network (Canada) – Sunday, December 17 at 7pm.
#SnowedinChristmas
Twitter – @LifetimeTV
Instagram – @LifetimeTV
Facebook – LifetimeTV

Cyrus Lane, actor

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Cyrus Lane has appeared in many productions with the Stratford Festival, Outside the March, and CBC TV’s Murdoch Mysteries. We recorded this interview while Cyrus was rehearsing for his role as Ebenezer Scrooge in Ross Petty’s “A Christmas Carol the Family Musical with a Scrooge Loose!” at the Elgin theatre in Toronto.

At this year’s Stratford Festival he appeared in “Timon of Athens,” “The Changeling” and “The Madwoman of Chaillot,” all of which received consistently glowing reviews.

But it was his work in last year’s “Macbeth” where I first saw his excellent comedic chops.

Lane, is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

In our podcast Lane discusses his work as an understudy to Ian Lake’s Macbeth. Lane was given very short notice before he took on the role at Stratford’s legendary festival stage. He played the role for two weeks and describes the role of Macbeth as being “the loneliest part ever written.”

Show Notes
Cyrus Lane on Twitter
Interview with Joanne O’Sullivan
Tickets and details for “A Christmas Carol the Family Musical with a Scrooge Loose!”
Tickets and details for “Bunny” at Tarragon Theatre

Mya Gosling, Shakespeare webcomic creator

Mya Gosling, good tickle brain, interview, podcast

Mya Gosling is the creator of the popular webcomic Good Tickle Brain, the world’s foremost and possibly only stick-figure Shakespeare webcomic.

I love Mya’s work, she makes Shakespeare super fun. Based on our conversation it’s clear to me that her primary goal is to share her love of Shakespeare with others, and that’s a good thing.

So naturally I spent a bit of time in our podcast talking with My about how she makes money from her Good Tickle Brain webcomic. Of course we also talk about Shakespeare and her favourite shows on the playbill at the Stratford Festival.

No spoilers here, you’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out.

Show Notes

Good Tickle Brain
Lady Macbeth’s relationship advice
Utah Shakespeare Festival
@bardfilm
The University of Iowa’s film studies page about “Omkara,” composer/director Vishal Bhardwaj’s transposition of the story of “Othello” to the landscape and culture of contemporary eastern Uttar Pradesh

Mya at the Stratford Festival Forum
Wed. September 6, 10:45 am to 12 pm
Info and tickets