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A Conversation with Matt Walker and Beth Kennedy, the King and Queen of Troubie Land

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Ellen Dostal – Broadway World

When it comes to developing a loyal fan base, Troubadour Theater Company has found the secret: do outstanding work, stay true to your aesthetic, and give the people what they want – a great time at the theater. Artistic Director Matt Walker started the troupe and, with the help of longtime friend and foil, Beth Kennedy, continues to lead his merry band into the great theatrical unknown. Next up for the company is JULIUS WEEZER, which combines Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR and the music of Weezer to tell its tale of political intrigue Troubie style. Today, they talk about what it’s like putting together a new show and why they keep on coming back for more.

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  1. Matt, I think of you as the pied piper of mayhem. You’re the leader of all the silliness. And Beth, have you ever seen the photo of all the little girls who dressed up like princesses for their princess week at dance class except for one who dressed like a giant hot dog? I tweeted it with the title, “In a sea of princesses, be a hot dog.” It always reminds me of you and your off-kilter choices.

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