The Justin Rielly Show

It's free-form music programming mixed with perceptive interviews with local creators - just the way it should be...brought to you by the mind behind Aspie Works.

Past Episodes

  • The Justin Rielly Show - This Entertainment's Getting Heavy (7/14/19) Aired: Sunday, July 14, 2019

    This episode features director Mario Savastano and actors Didi Lara & Kaleab Wiggins from DVC's latest musical "The Heavy Entertainment Show"; includes music by Robbie Williams, Oasis, The Clash, Squeeze, The Who, Traffic, The Kinks, Nick Drake, Joe Jackson and Dire Straits.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Navigating the PrideScapes (7/7/19, Hour 1) Aired: Sunday, July 7, 2019

    This episode (the first of two hours) features director Charlie Cooper, working on Black Sheep Theatre's PRIDE-inspired double bill "PrideScapes"; features music from Billy Joel, Simple Minds, Breathe, Indigo Girls, The 1975, Madness, Bruce Hornsby, Anais Mitchell with Justin Vernon & Ben Knox Miller, Belle and Sebastian with Carey Mulligan, and Tony Bennett.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - The Women Will Sing and Shout (7/7/19, Hour 2) Aired: Sunday, July 7, 2019

    This episode (the second of two hours) features actors Maureen Boorum & Courtney Weather and actor/co-director Mandi Gurell from OFC Creations' '60s-inspired show "Shout! The Mod Musical"; features music from Petula Clark, Bananarama, The Andrews Sisters, Emma Stone with Callie Hernandez, Sonoya Mizuno & Jessica Rothe, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Nancy Sinatra, Eva Cassidy, Sarah Harmer and Madonna.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Mac Lives Life on a One-Name Basis (6/30/19) Aired: Sunday, June 30, 2019

    This episode features actors Ged Owen and Lauren MacDonough, as they discuss the latest Highland Bowl summer show - Shakespeare's play about a Scottish thane whose name is very superstitious to say; features music by The Beatles, Toto, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Florence + the Machine, The Band, Sara Bareilles, Men at Work, Nellie McKay and Steve Winwood.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - From Curtis' Mind to Your Ears (6/23/19) Aired: Sunday, June 23, 2019

    This episode features MMB 1/Sankofa director Curtis Rivers and MMB 1 communications director Kevin Hicks, discussing Rivers' latest play "Ole Toms Need Not Apply" and a Sankofa preview of Karen Culley's work "Welcome to the Lilly"; features music by Aretha Franklin (with the song chosen as a tribute to the late lighting designer Toni Elderkin), Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, Al Jarreau, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, The Four Tops, Earth, Wind and Fire and Bill Withers.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Pride and Defamation on Father's Day (6/16/19) Aired: Sunday, June 16, 2019

    This episode features director Don Bartalo, talking about his latest project, the legal drama "Defamation"; featuring an all-LGBTQ+ set list, with songs by Elton John, Melissa Etheridge, Courtney Barnett, The Japanese House, Caroline Rose, George Michael, Julie Peel, Indigo Girls, Brandi Carlile, Peter Allen and Jenny Owen Youngs.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Dancing Through a Summer's Day (6/9/19) Aired: Sunday, June 9, 2019

    This episode features dancer-choreographers Laurie MacFarlane, Ruben Ornelas, Roy Wood and Ethan Beckwith-Cohen, as they discuss the sixth annual "Dances at MuCCC" festival; includes songs by Bruce Hornsby, Sara Bareilles, Florence + the Machine, Wendy Eisenberg, The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, John Prine, Gord Downie and The 1975.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - An Appreciation of Bat McGrath (6/2/19) Aired: Sunday, June 2, 2019

    This episode gives respect and admiration to Rochester Music Hall of Famer Bat McGrath, whose storytelling style as a singer-songwriter gained a loyal following in Rochester over a 50+ year career; along with solo tunes from Bat, this episode also features songs by The Showstoppers, Bat with great collaborators like Don Potter & Fred Mollin, and co-written efforts performed by Wynonna & Kenny Rogers.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Six Guests and a Dog, Three Talks and '94 Songs (5/26/19) Aired: Sunday, May 26, 2019

    This episode features Rochester Brainery owner Danielle Raymo, director Luane Davis Haggerty, actor-designer Danica Zielinski, stage manager/assistant director Bev Bauman, and actors Justin Gommel & Dylan DeGeorge - all of them in the same show; featuring music from 1994, with songs by Dave Matthews Band, Johnny Cash, Green Day, The Cranberries and Jeff Buckley.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - I Saw a Dog Seeing God in 1989 (5/19/19) Aired: Sunday, May 19, 2019

    This episode features director Jace Meyer-Crosby and actors Marianna Tonas & Giordano Mancini from Grey Noise's latest production "Dog Sees God"; including music from 1989, from The B-52's, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, The Cure, Swing Out Sister, Simply Red, Nirvana, The Blue Nile and Richard Marx.