Episode 29: I Wanna Be A Producer with Katy Lipson


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Episode 29 features an interview with producer Katy Lipson, lead producer at Aria Entertainment, talking about what it takes to put on a musical and the highs and lows it brings.

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THIS EPISODE: I Wanna Be A Producer with Katy Lipson

This episode features an interview with producer Katy Lipson, lead producer at Aria Entertainment, talking about what it takes to put on a musical and the highs and lows it brings.

Aria Entertainment is a theatrical production company headed up by Producer and Company Director Katy Lipson. For the past few years Aria has produced at least one musical revival, a new British musical, a new American musical, a play, a new cabaret show as well as a season of new musical theatre called From Page To Stage. They are dedicated to musical theatre and have a keen interest in developing and supporting new musicals.

Katy is currently working as lead producer on the UK Premiere of The Addams Family musical which launched a UK Tour from April 2017 as well as transfers of the new musical YANK! and a 50th Anniversary production of HAIR which both began life at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre where she is resident producer. Other notable productions this year include the transfer of The Toxic Avenger to London’s Arts Theatre after a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

She is also working on a festival of new International musical theatre called From Page To Stage at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new theatre The Other Palace which is sponsored by The Really Useful Group, Theatrical Rights Worldwide and RnH.

Katy Lipson is a recipient of a Stage One bursary and Start Up Award for new producers as well as being a proud member of the National Alliance Of Musical Theatre. She has received several Grant For The Arts from Arts Council England and works on and off-west end and around the UK in the not-for profit and commercial sectors. In February 2017, Katy was awarded the ‘Best Producer’ Award from the Off West End Awards.



Aria Entertainment’s website: http://aria-entertainment.com

Twitter: @AriaEnts



Russell Scott has been in the music industry, professionally, for over 35 years working in the worlds of Classical and Musical Theatre. He is not only a Producer and Musical Director, but an accomplished Singer and Vocal Coach.

As a performer he has performed all over the world, as a soloist and with leading choirs and orchestras. With over 100,000 record sales across his 4 solo albums, he’s also appeared on countless film soundtracks, opera, pop and musical theatre recordings.

His company, Russell Scott Entertainment Limited has developed into a successful and reputable entertainment production company specialising in creating and producing high profile, high-end productions. It has produced a number of hugely successful shows across the UK including ‘An Evening of Don Black’, ‘An Evening of Tim Rice’, ‘The Wonderful World of Ashman, Menken & Schwartz, and ‘From Stage And Screen… And Back Again!’ which raised over £15,000 for charity. He produced the critically acclaimed ‘Godspell In Concert’ at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End in 2014 which went on to tour the UK in 2015.

Specialising in ‘performance’, he regularly directs masterclasses and workshops, and has worked with choirs and ensembles around the UK including the acclaimed Military Wives Choir. He is Musical Director of Next Stage Choir and Waddesdon Manor Choir.

Russell Scott is also producer of the UK Choir Festival.

Russell leads an enormously busy life having achieved great success in the cross-over of genres. Music is his soul and his passion, and he is committed to finding and developing new musical talent, giving opportunity to those with the ability and dedication to succeed at the highest level.

His website: http://russellscott.org

His YouTube channel:  A Life In Music with Russell Scott

His Facebook Page: A Life in Music with Russell Scott

His Twitter account: @RUSSELLSCOTTUK

His Podcast: A Life in Music with Russell Scott

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