55: Get ready for Broadwaycon with Mardie Baldo


Mardie returns to the podcast and I talk about her upcoming panel at Broadwaycon! Mardie is a star cosplayer. Here are some costumes we talked about on the episode.

Mardie in costume as Galinda

Mardie as Galinda with her custom puppet.

Mardie poses as Steampunk My Little Pony

Steampunk My Little Pony

Mardie in costume as Professor McGonagall

Minerva McGonagall

Mardie dressed as Blaine Warbler

Blaine Warbler…with three Warblers (is that friend of the podcast Curt Mega?)

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35: Broadwaycon


Sierra Boggess with Broadway Producer Harold Prince

Who’s ready for Broadwaycon?! I met the Broadwaycon Program Director, Sierra Boggess, at Broadway Flea, and here’s my interview with her.


But before that is a great story about Darren Criss that you won’t want to miss. All I have to say to Darren is:


And also, you CAN know me, dude! Just send me an email and you can be on the podcast. There’s really no reason to lie about it.

Oh, and if you want to have the same shirt I gave Darren, you can buy it here:

In other news, this happened:


I dropped off these gifts at the stage door, and Etai sent me this photo as a thank-you on Twitter. Sadly, Ari’el’s shirt has been deemed “unauthorized Chet Baker merchandise” by Zazzle, but you can buy Etai’s shirt here:

And someone on Etai’s feed requested another Elsietastic shirt, which is available here:

As always, proceeds from my shop go to keeping all of my giveaways free to mail anywhere in the world. Check out the whole shop here.

Coming up on the podcast:

January 1: Pets of Broadway

January 15: Dr. Drama

January 29: Sounds of the Homework Launch Event

Todrick Hall and Tiffany

Episode 19: Thespian Nerd

Sometimes I see someone on Twitter (or wherever) and I just think they look like fun to talk to. Tiffany was one of those people. And we had a great time talking about everything from Chris Colfer’s writing to Glee to Broadwaycon and Todrick Hall and Lena Hall and wild speculation about the next Elsie Fest.

You can listen to the episode here: https://elsiecast.podbean.com/e/19-thespian-nerd/

This is a terrible quality video, but the quote Tiffany refers to is in it. It’s from Inside the Actors Studio:

Here are the Chris Colfer links I promised:

Official site for Chris Colfer’s Land of Storieshttp://thelandofstories.com

Amazon’s list of all of Chris Colfer’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Chris-Colfer/e/B007O2PO80

Here’s the pic of Tiffany with Todrick Hall:

Todrick Hall and Tiffany

Tiffany met Todrick Hall at the stage door of Kinky Boots.

The Facebook Live where Darren mentions Elsie Fest is here: https://www.facebook.com/darrencriss/videos/10154489266594147/

The Elsie Fest comment is at about 34:53 if I’m reading the time thing correctly.

Episode 13: Show Score: The Rotten Tomatoes for theater

So, Episode 13 is out, and you can find it here.

The interview is with Tom Melcher, the CEO of Show-Score.com. Tom talks about being a


Tom Melcher, CEO of Show-Score.com

Whiffenpoof, using data to find the highest rated shows in New York, and how to find the people who can recommend that show you’ll love out of the 150 shows running in New York on any given night.

Tom would like me to interview Pasek & Paul and ask them if they’ve ever written a song that didn’t sound “like them.” I think that would lead to a very interesting conversation.

And, while I was editing the podcast, I checked my email and found a message from Glee‘s Curt


Curt Mega, host of Story Matters

Mega. Curt has a terrific podcast called Story Matters, and I had written him a letter after listening to some of his episodes. Curt read my letter on his podcast and gave a shout-out to the podcast. He also said he’d love to come on Elsie Cast, so I’m hoping we can make that happen.

In two weeks, we’re going to have a giveaway, so be sure to come back for Episode 14 on April 10th.