Your Palace Your Place



The Palace Theater's radio show, Your Palace Your Place, offers listeners a place for engaging conversation on the arts, pop culture, entertainment and lifestyle trends. The show is broadcast from 9:10am to 10am on the first and third Friday of every month on WATR 1320AM. The show is produced and hosted by Palace Marketing and Public Relations Officer, Sheree Marcucci.


  • Concert Conversations | Eddie Seville

    24/08/2021 Duração: 25min

    This week's guest on Concert Conversations is Eddie Seville, a songwriter & multi-instrumentalist best known as the voice and creative force behind the outlaw-country / rock & roll band, Steel Rodeo. Both Eddie & Tom of them will be playing this weekend, August 29 at the Are You Dense Music Fest! Listen to their conversation and then get your tickets to the show!

  • Concert Conversations | Mike Gow

    17/08/2021 Duração: 28min

    After a brief summer hiatus, Concert Conversations returns. This week Tom "The Suit" Forst talks with Mike Gow, the owner of New England Arts & Entertainment and promoter of our Jazz Series in the Poli Club. Hear about Mike got started in the music business as both a radio show host and music promoter including some fun stories from the industry. Mike's Jazz Series is returning this Friday night so come out and see some great jazz!

  • Broadway Buzz | 6 PAC Coalition

    10/08/2021 Duração: 35min

    After a brief summer break, the Palace podcasts return to get you ready for our Fall reopening. In fact, all of the Connecticut theaters are preparing for a big Fall reopening. Together with the other 5 main Presenting Arts Centers, we have formed 6 PAC, a coalition working together to promote the arts and theater in CT. Learn more about this new coalition in this week's episode. Dr. Stuart Brown talks with Stephanie Fried, Associate Vice President from the Bushnell and Lesley Budny, the Relationship Director from the Warner Theater, and Sheree Marcucci, the Marketing Officer of the Palace Theater about the purpose, goals, and upcoming projects of the 6PAC.

  • Concert Conversations | Eran Troy Danner

    14/07/2021 Duração: 26min

    Eran Troy Danner joins Tom "The Suit" Forst on the Concert Conversations podcast. Danner was a metal rocker in the 80's until he saw blues rocker Johnny Winter play for the first time. After that, Eran developed his own style of "blues with attitude." Eran has played at the Palace Theater several times including opening for BB King & Blues Traveler.

  • Broadway Buzz | Sheree Marcucci

    07/07/2021 Duração: 27min

    Our guest today is Sheree Marcucci, the Marketing and Public Relations Officer of the Palace Theater. She discusses with Stu what her role is at the Palace Theater, including bringing Broadway shows to Waterbury. She has guaranteed to tell Stu some funny stories, so you'll have to listen to hear what they are.

  • Concert Conversations | Morgan Fasanelli from Mandala

    29/06/2021 Duração: 24min

    Last week Tom talked with Morgan Fasanelli, a Kennedy High School graduate and the lead vocalist/co-founder of hard-rocking indie quintet, Mandala. She and Tom chatted about Mandala's creative process when it comes to songwriting and their future plans to take their show to the West Coast. Mandala just rocked a SOLD OUT show at the Space Ballroom this past Saturday, but you can still catch them in Waterbury on July 9.

  • Broadway Buzz | Palace Theater Insider Episode

    15/06/2021 Duração: 31min

    On this special episode of Broadway Buzz we will be talking about the Palace Theater itself in honor of our 100 Year Anniversary. Our Front of House Manager, Meg Luddy, and the Palace Historian, Lou Belloisy share their personal stories as well as some of the history of the Palace Theater. We're sure you will learn something new about the Palace after hearing this episode.

  • Concert Conversations | Joe Cappello

    08/06/2021 Duração: 24min

    You may know Joe Cappello from his work as Executive Director of Are You Dense. But did you also know he has been an avid drummer since the age of 10? He still plays in a jazz band on occasion. Learn more about his talent as a drummer including his patent on a portable drum kit as well as some of the work he is doing with Are You Dense and the Are You Dense MusicFest

  • Broadway Buzz | Frank Tavera Returns (Part 2)

    01/06/2021 Duração: 44min

    Palace Theater CEO Frank Tavera and Dr. Stuart Brown continue their discussion about reopening the Palace Theater in this part 2 of their interview. This episodes focuses more on the Broadway shows that will be presented at the Palace this season. There is something for everyone from pure entertainment to the thought-provoking. Listen now and learn more about our upcoming season!

  • Concert Conversations | Tom Russo

    25/05/2021 Duração: 28min

    Tom Russo is a longtime songwriter, bass player, and founder of L&R Productions. Together with Paul Lombardo, Tom began writing jingles in the 1970's before forming their audio & video production company in 1984. Tom Forst talks with Tom Russo about his production company, writing jingles, and what his plans are for the future as businesses resume activity again.

  • Broadway Buzz | Frank Tavera Returns

    18/05/2021 Duração: 35min

    Palace Theater CEO, Frank Tavera returns to Broadway Buzz to give an update regarding the theater since December 2020 when Frank first appeared on the inaugural episode of this podcast series. With a Fall 2021 reopening in site, Frank discusses the upcoming Broadway season as well as what the Palace Theater's plan for reopening is.

  • Concert Conversations | Eliot Lewis from Hall & Oates

    12/05/2021 Duração: 33min

    Tom the Suit Forst sits down to talk with Eliot Lewis, a singer, keyboardist, guitarist, bassist, drummer, songwriter, and producer, best known for his work with Average White Band and Hall & Oates. Eliot talks about his mentality when it comes to his work backing Hall & Oates to his own solo career, as well as what he has coming up.

  • Broadway Buzz | Theater Critics

    04/05/2021 Duração: 26min

    What is it to be a critic? Our host Dr. Stuart Brown is also the President of CT Critic's Circle and a member of the Outer Critics Circle and today he invites several of his colleagues to talk about their work. Listen to an insightful conversation about the role of theater critics from two of the critics themselves: Tim Leininger from the journal inquirer and Karen Isaacs from Shore Publications.

  • Concert Conversations | Kellie Lambert

    27/04/2021 Duração: 34min

    We've talked to several CT musicians over the past several episodes getting their perspective on the industry. But for this episode, we are talking to someone a little different. Kellie Lambert has been writing about the music scene in Connecticut for over 30 years. Today she talks with Tom about what it's like writing about the industry.

  • Broadway Buzz | Interview with Producer Jerry Goehring

    20/04/2021 Duração: 36min

    Dr. Stuart Brown is talking with Jerry Goehring, a Tony and Grammy nominated Broadway and off-Broadway producer. Jerry has been creating and producing new projects across the country for over twenty five years. Jerry gives some great insights into what it is like being a producer for musical theater including his work on shows like A Christmas Story and Be More Chill. In fact, there's so much to talk about with Jerry, that we are going to bring him back for a Part 2!

  • Concert Conversations | Jimi Bell

    13/04/2021 Duração: 28min

    "You can never stop learning, and that's what makes the guitar so beautiful." Today Tom Forst talks with Jimi Bell, a guitar-shredding savant and inventor. Hear Jimi talk about guitar solos, his invention of the Shred Neck, and playing in the band Autograph both before COVID and what he has coming up in the next few months.

  • Broadway Buzz | Interview with Lyricist Susan Birkenhead

    06/04/2021 Duração: 33min

    This week, Stuart talks with Susan Birkenhead, a Broadway lyricist Susan has been nominated for two Tony Awards for Best Original Score for Working (1978) & Jelly's Last Jam (1992). Their conversation discusses both of those shows as well as some of her work that has never seen the light of day. Susan also gives exclusive insights into latest project to premiere this Summer, Betty Boop.

  • Concert Conversations | Peter Morcey from Murmur

    30/03/2021 Duração: 32min

    This week Tom talks to Peter Morcey, a Waterbury native and half of the dark-alternative-folk band Murmur. Along with Ryan Patrick White, Peter brings you on a dark, moody musical journey built on acoustic guitars with gorgeous harmonies, orchestral strings and subtle instrumentation. Most recently one of their songs, "Long Before the Light" was picked up to be featured in the FX show, The Mayans (Season 3 Episode 5 premiering April 6). Listen now to Peter's conversation with Tom.

  • Broadway Buzz | Interview with Kent McIngvale

    23/03/2021 Duração: 34min

    Host Dr. Stuart Brown is joined by special guest, Kent McIngvale, a marketing & press rep for touring Broadway shows. Learn more about the behind-the-scenes magic that it takes to bring a Broadway show out on tour and the challenges companies are experiencing as they plan for the upcoming season.

  • Concert Conversations | Christine Ohlman

    16/03/2021 Duração: 27min

    This week Tom "The Suit" Forst is talking to the queen of blue-eyed rock n’ soul, Christine Ohlman, the Beehive Queen. She has recorded 6 albums with her band "Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez" as well as the vocalist for the Saturday Night Live Band for 29 years. Tom and Christine have a great conversation about everything from her roots to what she has been doing this past year during COVID, as well as her future plans.

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