There might not be a red carpet tonight, but let’s cue up the rotating spotlights downtown anyway:
The talk-show version of The Munro Review premieres at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, on CMAC 1 (U-verse 99 and Xfinity 93).
A monthly talk show, you say, complete with “Tonight Show”-style desk and comfy chairs for the guests? You bet.
It premieres on CMAC 1 (U-verse 99 and Xfinity 93), and it will rerun throughout the month of October. You’ll also be able to watch the show on demand at cmac.tv and on CMAC’s YouTube channel. Plus — because we believe in lots of options — you can watch it right here on this very post.
For those of you who don’t know, CMAC is the Community Media Access Collaborative, aka Fresno’s cutting-edge cable-access platform. I’ve teamed up with CMAC to do a monthly arts talk show. On it I’ll recap some of my reviews and stories from the previous month, interview local guests from the Fresno-area arts scene, and give a sneak peek of what’s happening, arts-wise, in the month ahead.
My first show includes two special guests from Fresno City College’s production of “Green Day’s American Idiot” (which opens Friday, Oct. 6): scenic and lighting designer Christina McCollam-Martinez; and costume designer Debra Erven.
Plus I offer summaries of my thoughts on “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” “Mothers and Sons,” the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, and the new security policy at the Saroyan Theatre.
Special thanks to producers Lisa Talley and Kyle Lowe, and the all-volunteer CMAC crew that helped me put my first show together. The show format will continue to evolve and innovate so, as they say, stay tuned.
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