Local musical theatre buffs George Sargent and Jack Daintith have recently launched a brand new podcast as a means to fill the void of a lack of live stage shows due to COVID-19.
The new podcast, Behind the Curtain, will feature local, national and international guests who have been a part of either amateur or professional musical theatre productions.
Sargent, who has received plenty of praise for his main podcast, The Convo, said the new program has been a passion project of his and Jack's to celebrate a shared love of musical theatre.
"Jack and I have been heavily involved in past musicals across the Central West and once COVID hit, we wanted to produce a podcast to shed some light on the importance of the live entertainment industry," he said.
"We've aired four episodes already, and it's been rather intriguing to hear how all these performers have navigated their careers."
The first season of the podcast will consist of 20 episodes, and will include the likes of Barry Conrad, Stefanie Jones and Tony Sheldon, as well as home-grown talents Jarrod Draper, Nic Collins and Ainsley Melham.
"We hope to keep this program on at least until performers can return to the stage on a regular basis," Sargent said.
"The podcast appeals to a specific audience, and with the current climate of live performance, it's nice to be able to give performers a voice within the broadcast medium."
Behind the Curtain airs each Monday on all podcast streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.