By The Ghost Light

World Theatre News From A Local Lens

About the show

Cassie (local youth theatre director) and Ryan (local director and former theatre manager) talk about national level theatre news from a local perspective.


  • Episode 9: Glee the Musical, and Acting Your Age

    November 21st, 2022  |  46 mins 38 secs

    Rapid-Fire theatre news segways into a frank discussion about the accurate portrayal of age and teenagers on stage and in film. Cassie has OPINIONS on Ben Platt, and Ryan wants to re-cast Glee with Muppets.

  • Episode 8: Rosaline and Auditioning Acapella

    November 7th, 2022  |  51 mins 10 secs
    back to the future, great british bakeoff, jr. musicals, katie holmes, lucy simon, newsies, newsies jr, newsies junior, rosaline, secret garden

    2 out of 2 BtGL hosts agree, GO WATCH ROSALINE. Ryan held auditions for Newsies, and Cassie is dong her best to not harshly judge junior musicals. Also discussed, The Secret Garden, Lucy Simon, Back to the Future, Great British Bakeoff, and Katie Holmes.

  • Episode 7: Understudies to the Rescue

    October 24th, 2022  |  48 mins 43 secs
    a strange loop, angela lansbury, broadway, broadway closings, little women, pop-quiz, understudy

    Ryan springs a pop-quiz on Cassie. Cassie has some STORIES from performance week of Little Women. Also, Angela Lansbury's legacy, Shows coming to Broadway, and a farewell to A Strange Loop.

  • Episode 6: Happy Tech Week

    October 10th, 2022  |  46 mins 53 secs
    playground shakespeare, royal shakespeare, stage kissing

    Cassie is DEEP into tech week, but what does that actually mean? Ryan translates, and maybe we all can learn something. Also, Playground Shakespeare, Royal Shakespeare, and Stage Kissing.

  • Episode 5: Cancel All The Shows

    September 26th, 2022  |  43 mins 32 secs

    Ryan is about to open a show, and we're pretty sure Cassie will come see it, but she's busy telling you how terrible Andy Webster's life's work is. They talk about Phantom closing, the business of Broadway, and all of the shows that are leaving the Great White Way.

  • Episode 4: Stunt Casting, Lea Michele, & Juliet

    September 15th, 2022  |  42 mins 13 secs
    funny girl, glee, jukebox musicals, rehearsal schedules, stunt casting

    Ryan and Cassie are both mid-rehearsal process! They talk about Stunt Casting, Funny Girl, Glee, Jukebox Musicals, and How Rehearsal Schedules Work.

  • Episode 3: Scamilton and Barlow and Bear (oh my!)

    August 29th, 2022  |  53 mins 11 secs

    Ryan and Cassie's alma mater won a Tony! Also we talk Scamilton, Barlow & Bear, and the grey areas of copyright.

  • Episode 2: Stolen Lightning

    August 15th, 2022  |  44 mins 23 secs

    Cassie directed the Percy Jackson Musical, "The Lightning the Thief"! Ryan wants an end-credits musical scene, and some past Tony Awards we're still not over.

  • GLM Updates!

    August 11th, 2022  |  2 mins 42 secs

    This show is new to the network, so here's a bit about some of our sister shows!

  • Episode 1: Lights Up

    August 1st, 2022  |  42 mins 10 secs

    Cassie and Ryan are here to welcome you into the Theatre world. Discussion Topics include: What Are We Doing, The Lightning Thief, ALW's Poor Cinderella Closing, The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical, Heathers the Musical, ProShots and the Accessibility Problem of Broadway.