‘Conversations’ Episode 82- Sara Niemietz

We are extremely excited to have Sara Niemietz back with us for Episode 82 of ‘Conversations’ with Brett and Mike on NextBigThingRadio.net!

Sara Niemietz

Sara is a returning guest, co-host and friend who first joined us as a featured guest on episode 22, as co-host for episode 29, and again as our featured guest on episode 36!

A Chicago-native, Sara Niemietz moved to California over a decade ago, in search of creative opportunities. Since then, she has starred on Broadway (Carol Burnett’s Hollywood Arms), appeared in television and film (Akeelah and the Bee, Glee), recorded vocals for many scores and projects, released four albums, appeared on The Ellen Show, and even sang in Times Square before 50,000 people!

In 2013, Sara was thrilled to return to the Mark Taper Forum to play the role of Wanda in Enter Laughing, a one-night production, fundraiser, and tribute to Carl Reiner. That year, she was also invited to sing with BJ Thomas at the Grand Ole Opry. Her songs were heard on Delta Airline’s in-flight Singer-Songwriter channel for the duration of the summer. Sara’s rendition of “Turn! Turn! Turn!” was heard in the 2014 season of Under the Dome.

She has performed with the likes of Richard Marx, Will Herrington as well as her musical mentor and friend, W.G. Snuffy Walden. To this day, Sara Niemietz spends countless hours honing her craft.

Recently, Sara was honored to reprise the role of Wanda in the sold-out run of Enter Laughing at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Melissa Manchester and Sara recently co-wrote “Feeling for You,” the first single from Melissa’s new album, You Gotta Love the Life.

Sara’s rendition of “At Last” was featured in ABC’s Scandal Season 5 promo and her newest EP of original songs, Fountain and Vine, was released. Sara was excited to join Postmodern Jukebox for their 2016 European tour, performing in thirty countries, and their North American tour of over thirty cities. Her videos with the collective have garnered millions of views.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 17, at 11pm Eastern, 8 PM Pacific for ‘Conversations’ Episode 82, with Sara Niemietz, LIVE on NextBigThingRadio.net!

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“Conversations” Ep. 70- The Know

On Wednesday, December 6th, at 11pm EST, 8pm PST, Callum Grant, Scott Bishop, and brother’s Adam and Boomer Galassi, from the new independent film from Downstate Productions, ‘The KNOW’, join us! Be sure to join us as we record the show live here in our chatroom! We will even be taking questions live on air so be sure to join us!

Adam and Boomer Galassi grew up in the woods of central Illinois. They’ve been making movies together since they were children. ‘The KNOW’ is their third independent feature film. Adam is currently a member of the Blue Man Group crew- operating the on stage camera and running the show. Adam also worked for Blue Man on NCL cruise ship production. Boomer has been traveling the world as a Blue Man since 1997. The brothers now work at Blue Man Group Chicago.
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Boomer, Scott, and Adam

Scott Bishop grew up in a little town called Kentville, Nova Scotia, on the east coast of Canada. Scott earned a Bachelors of Music degree in Percussion performance.After college, he moved to Vancouver on the west coast of Canada and worked as a Freelance musician and actor. Scott was comissioned to create several compositions for art installations and original ballet works.  He is one of the original creative members of ‘Scrap Arts Music’, an original action percussion show, touring the world.

Scott became a blue man in 2005. He has performed in Toronto, Oberhausen Germany, Zurich Switzerland, Las Vegas, and the Megastar world tour. He has been in the Chicago show since Dec of 2011.  Scott started working on ‘The KNOW’ with Adam and Thomas Galassi in the winter of 2015.

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Callum Grant

Callum Grant learned piano at age 4, violin at 13, guitar at 15 and drums/percussion at 16. He has since forgotten almost all of his formal training and is now a self proclaimed noise hack. Callum writes, records, sings and plays in the band Whisky Tales, as well as various solo and side ventures including comedic music work at second city and IO theatre.

Callum’s ‘real’ job of 11 years is performing as a Blue Man in Blue Man Group, taking him all over the globe (highlights include London, Tokyo, Sydney, Rio De Janiero, Amsterdam, & New York) and he currently calls Chicago home. He holds an actual 1st class honors degree in Contemporary Theater Practice from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and was always quite good at climbing things.

As always, thanks to our sponsor Park to Park Travel Services for making “Conversations” possible!

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