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Sunday, August 29 | 4pm

Curious about the real, off-stage life of a Broadway performer? Join Philip Stoddard and the Guest Artists of the Emberlight Festival for an intimate and wide-ranging discussion of the creative process, hear stories of triumphs and challenges, and ask questions you’ve always wondered about. Behind the Curtain is a special, one-night-only event pulling back the curtain on the artistic journeys of tomorrow’s stars.​

Ms. Voorhees' appearance in this performance is sponsored by Ron Jacquart

Ms. Stratton's appearance in this performance is sponsored by Lorry Kempf

Mr. Stoddard's appearance in this performance is sponsored by Great Northern Rehab 

Mr. Arida's appearance in this performance is sponsored by Ron Jacquart

Mr. Pometta's appearance in this performance is sponsored by Barbara and John McFarland

COVID-19 Policies

Our guest artists are professional performers who rely on their bodies

to stay in top condition and healthy.

To ensure the safety of our artists and community, the Emberlight Festival will be implementing the following COVID mitigation plans at Behind the Curtain: A Talkback with the Guest Artists:

  • Masks will be required.  The Emberlight Festival will have complimentary masks available.

  • We are limiting our audience capacity so there is room in the auditorium to social distance.

  • All seats will be social distanced.

All of our Guest Artists are fully vaccinated.  All artists and production crew will

receive regular PCR and rapid antigen testing while they are at the Emberlight Festival.


Photo:  Matthew Murphy


Photo: Weston Playhouse


Photo: Matthew Murphy

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Carnegie Hall

The Kennedy Center


The Phantom of the Opera

Prince of Broadway

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Anything Goes

Bullets Over Broadway

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Signature Theatre

New York Theatre Workshop


Sun Valley Shakespeare

Broadway au Carré