WCQ339 The Tone Deaf Diva: The First Reality Star

Host: Amy Matheny with Stephen Rader

Stephen is back on the Queercast via Skype! Stephen talks about Season of Concern events coming up with the holidays. What are their favorite versions of A Christmas Carol? Stephen and Mitchell went to see Young Frankenstein. Amy dishes about Wanda Sykes new talk show. Who was the first Reality Star who sold out Carnegie Hall? Take a listen as she does Mozart's Queen of the Night. Stephen shares a performance nightmare that just happened to him.

Richard Knight Jr. takes us to the Reeling Film Festival
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Guest: Steve Scott, Associate Producer of Goodman Theatre joins Amy on the Queercast. Steve, also director at the Northlight Theatre, discusses the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, the tone-deaf singer socialite whose life is portrayed on stage in the new show, Souvenir. Steve shares what made her such a phenomenon to audiences even though she had no vocal talent, her passion and innocence, the talented people in her life and how she began as a piano protege. For tickets and information on Souvenir visit

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Music Featured in This Queercast:
Brandi Carlile - "The Story"
Dierks Bentley - "Beautiful World" (featuring Patty Griffin)

Photo Credit – Florence Foster Jenkins



Barry: Amy--I totally agree with you about Scrooged!! It's my favorite holiday movie and I try to watch it every year since I originally saw it in the theater back in 1988. Hope I get to see it this year, somehow. Hugs from Tunisia, Barry


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