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NEW Episode of THE VOLUNTEER TABLE podcast available: Featuring Terri Heffron

New Episodes of THE VOLUNTEER TABLE podcast, hosted by Don Kuehlhorn, are available online from your favorite podcast platform (Spotify, Apple Podcasts etc.).

Or here on our Podcast Page under Performances.


Newest Episodes

Chat with Terri Heffron
In October of 2020, Terri Heffron collaborated with Cherie VanMaanen to create a streaming performance of poetry and original music. In February of 2021, she conceived and directed a presentation based on Dorothy Parker. We chatted with her about the process of creation.

Other Current Episodes:

Chat with Dan Mello
A self admitted "No Talent", Dan Mello has  shown a not surprising amount of roles and involvment at the Playhouse 

Chat with Rick Korndorfer
Anybody who knows anybody knows Rick is passionate about the playhouse. He gives it his all in this chat.

Chat with Wizard
One can believe that all theaters have a ghost but we have a Wizard as well!

Chat With Gary Bolton
Ever wonder how the sound for a show, whether the music before or the sound effects during a performance, are created? Gary  chats about this and more.
A Chat with Christy Burich
AKA, Mary Poppins, Christie brings her personality to the chat table.
Chat with Betsy Willis
Former Development Director and longtime volunteer, Betsy Willis, chats with us on her take of directing a play.
Chat with Sam Clark
In theater we always have actors, stage crew, lighting people and sound people. But only in musicals do we add musicians and a music director. Sam Clark will tell us about those people in the chat.
Chat with Nick Viox
Nick chats about his Playhouse experiences.
2020 Holiday Special
Some stories. Some greetings. The year in review.
Chat with Kathy Verstraete
How about costumes? Sounds like she may know something about them.

Joe Rice Orchestrates
A chat with Joe Rice "Our Orchestra Maestro".

Nan Worthington and Bernadette Groppuso discuss the art of props and prop making.
A chat about "Aged to Perfection"
Barb Goodearl and Larry Haines chat about the Playhouse's senior group, "Aged to Perfection".
A chat with Brian and Michelle Dungjen
Two long standing members of the playhouse community chat about the playhosue and their history. 
A Chat with Paul Jarboe
Paul Jarboe, actor and board member, chats about his playhouse experience.

Shakespeare with Mychelle Hopkins
A chat about Shakespeare with Mychelle Hopkins, a Shakespeare scholar, volunteer at Old Town Playhosue.

Brett and Kristina Nichols
A chat with two long time members of the Old Town Playhouse.
Set Building
Kerr Anderson and Jeff Kroger are two lead carpenters that build sets for the Old Town Playhouse. Here is some of their story.
OTP history 101
Jeanette Mason and Peg Brace discuss the early days of the Old Town Playhouse.
Interview with Terri Heffron
An interview with Terri Heffron, a volunteer, at more than one playhouse.
Annual Volunteer Appreciation meeting
Even with the playhouse closed due to the pandemic we still have valued volunteers. At our annual voluntee 
Trailer, podcast introduction
Live from Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City, Michigan a virtual table for community theater discussions.

Old Town Playhouse

Main Stage Theatre
148 E. Eighth Street
at the corner of
Cass & East 8th St.

OTP Studio Theatre
620 Railroad Place
at the corner of
East 8th and Woodmere