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DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Welcome to Dennis Anyone, a podcast about making things up and making things happen. I love to talk to creative types about what they do and how they do it. Hope you enjoy my conversations as much as I do. - Dennis H.

Mar 13, 2018

Dennis sits down at a sidewalk cafe in Studio City, CA with Danny Salles, Tor Hyams, Lisa Rothhauser and Mikalah Gordon four of the brilliant, semi-twisted minds behind the musical review The 1st Annual Trump Family Special which returns to L.A.'s Vitello's restaurant on April 14th for two shows. It's also showing in NYC on April 9th & 10th. Danny talks about writing the show as a way to channel his angst, bringing on choreographer Benji Schwimmer and the challenge of creating comedy out of a White House that has new developments coming at you every second. Tor and Dennis recall meeting and working together on the Independent Spirit Awards back in the early aughts and having squirmy moments with James Woods and Jim Jarmusch. Lisa talks about being in the Broadway musical "The Producers" and auditioning with a Hitler joke that no one laughed at. Tor and Lisa talk about being commissioned to write a musical based on the sitcom "Green Acres" and working with Howie from the Backstreet Boys. And Mikalah talks about being starstruck by Judge Judy  and the thrill of going to her first concert; the Spice Girls.