In this video podcast, headliners Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector talk with DCPA Senior Arts Journalist John Moore just before their benefit concert netted more than $910,000 for DCPA Education programs on March 7, 2015, at The Stage Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The video includes performance excerpts from a set list that included “Since I Don’t Have You,” “Natural Woman,” “You Can Go Your Own Way” and even Aerosmith’s “Dream On.”
Mueller, who won the 2014 Tony Award for Outstanding Actress, and the Tony-nominated Spector were co-stars in the hit Broadway musical Beautiful, the Carole King Story all the way up until 24 hours before this concert, when Mueller played her final performance on Broadway.
In this fun interview, the pair talk about Beautiful, the importance of arts education, and there’s a fun reference to Spector’s own start in show business – he appeared on Star Search at age 6 and made his Broadway debut at age 9 in Les Misérables.
Last year, the DCPA’s Education Division engaged more than 68,000 students of all ages. For more information, click here.
The not-yet-cast national touring production of Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, will visit Denver from July 19-31, 2016 in the Buell Theatre. To read more about DCPA’s 2015-16 Broadway season, click here.
Jarrod Spector and Jessie Mueller at Saturday Night Alive in Denver. Photo by John Moore.