It's an absolute treat to visit Brian Hersh on The Mezz, every single time. When I worked with the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County as the Communications Manager, I visited the show every few months to update Brian with the latest happenings in the arts community. He even dubbed me the SRQ Arts Gal (which inspired my now-neglected Twitter handle: @SRQArtsGal). Then, when he went out of town, I actually hosted the show FOR him as the Arts Gal! It was scary and exciting to be on the "other side" of the microphone.
Last week, Brian invited me back to the show with Michael Newton-Brown (director) to talk about Cabaret, the character of Sally Bowles, and why this piece is so iconic.
Danae DeShazer is an actress, singer, and dancer living in Sarasota, FL.