Episode 32: Des McAnuff: There Is No Recipe

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On this week’s episode, Rob and Jamie talk to director extraordinaire, Des McAnuff.  Over nearly four decades, Des has directed such smash hits as Big River, The Who’s Tommy, Jersey Boys, and this season’s hit Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations. We talk to Des about directing, running a regional theater, and how you don’t say “no” when Otis Williams asks you to direct a show about his life.  Later, Rob gives a closer look into the legendary La Jolla Playhouse.

This week’s music: “Brotherhood of Man, “ “A Secretary Is Not A Toy” from How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying The New Broadway Cast Recording (1995), “The Royal Nonesuch” from Big River, and “Ain’t Too Proud” from Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.


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