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In this week's episode, Jeff and guest Michael Betts discuss the glory of Jerry Herman's smash hit HELLO, DOLLY! and along the way, touch on musicals with exclamation points, the hallmarks of a good Carol Channing impression, and what's at the heart of this delightful comedy. And if that wasn't enough, original cast member Mary Jo Catlett stops by to chat about her memories of the original production, cast, and creative team.Wanna see how our guest Michael Betts puts his theatre expertise to work? Check out the amazing regional theatre Musical Theatre West in Long Beach, CA. www.musical.org
As the film version of CATS continues to cause the modern world to scream "What on earth is a Jellicle Cat?!" Jeff sits down with director/super fan James Vasquez and Broadway vet John Treacy Egan to discuss this anomaly of Musical Theatre. How did a musical about cats become the first mega blockbuster of this art form? And why, in 2019, is everyone still surprised by it?Follow our guests on Insta: James Vasquez- @the_jimmyvJohn Treacy Egan- @officialjohntreacyeganAnd be sure to check out this week's sponsor, San Diego Musical Theatre, who has created a special offer for our listeners! www.sdmt.org
One of the greatest scores in theatre history written by some of the most progressive minds of the time. We guarantee Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC isn't the total yawn you think it is. Join Jeff and guest Kirsten Chandler for a funny and thoughtful conversation about this Pulitzer Prize winning musical that broke the ground we're standing on.Subscribe to, rate, and share "A Musical Theatre Podcast" with your friends, and don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter @amusicalpodcast for more great content.
Happy 2020! We're back at it, and thanks to listener Sebastian, the first musical we're covering this year is IN THE HEIGHTS. Five time "Abuela" Debra Cardona stops by to talk about Lin-Manuel Miranda's 2005 "slice of life" musical featuring a story and characters that are as important to the Latinx community as they are relatable to any audience. Also, what flavor would you order from the Piragua guy?Find out more about our guest Debra Cardona and her wonderful career by visiting her website www.debracardona.com or Instagram @debracardonaThank you for listening! Subscribe, like, comment, and share! And if you have a show you want us to cover, email us at amusicalpodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter AND Instagram @amusicalpodcast.
Broadway soprano Teri Bibb joins Jeff to discuss the legacy of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN and answer the questions: "Where do sopranos go after they turn 40?" "What exactly is a 'shipoopi?'" and "How similar is Harold Hill to a president named Donald Trump?"Check out current projects, video, and photos of Teri in her many gowns at www.TeriBibb.com
Welcome to A Musical Theatre Podcast! Listen to host Jeffrey Scott Parsons introduce his love for musical theatre, how ANNIE helped him in school, and why his bias against MAMMA MIA won't stop him from giving it some love. Don't forget to like, review, subscribe, and share with your friends as well as participate on Twitter @amusicalpodcast or by emailing the show at amusicalpodcast@gmail.com
It's our first "Flop Episode," and we're starting out with a bang! This week we explore why the "f word" will not be a curse word on this podcast and do so with Tony nominated composer Larry Grossman (now 81 years old). Jeff and Larry discuss his impressive career, including three of his Broadway outings that didn't necessarily have the fairy tale endings he would have wanted, but have supplied musical theatre geeks with folklore that continues to fascinate.Special thanks to all who participated to make this episode possible. And be sure to check out Larry's work on these three shows! We'll be spotlighting it throughout the week on our Instagram and Twitter accounts @amusicalpodcast.
On this week's episode, Jeff and guest Kelley Dorney discuss rated R musicals, the difference between "queens" and "kwans," and how a bohemian named Jonathan Larson forever changed the musical theatre landscape.Wanna hear how freakishly talented Kelley is? Look her up on YouTube or head over to our Twitter account @amusicalpodcast to see videos throughout the week!
On our very first full length episode, Jeff discusses his favorite (feminist) musical from 1964 with guest Glenn Rosenblum, finally gives Fruma Sarah the attention she deserves, and explores how FIDDLER ON THE ROOF became the Jewish musical that every culture has adopted as its own.Be sure to check out Glenn's newest and latest lecture dates by visiting www.glennrosenblum.com.Special thanks to this week's sponsor: Studio C Performing Arts!
Time for a little visit to Neverland as Jeff and guest Katie DeShan talk about PETER PAN, the timeless musical of the boy who wouldn't grow up. Along the way, they share their unusual commonality with the show, explore the fails of flying in the theatre, and get to the heart of why this story continues to be remade over and over and over again.For more info about our guest, follow Katie's Instagram @heyitsthatkatiegirl, and don't forget to check out our affiliate this week, Musical Theatre Guild! www.musicaltheatreguild.com
Welcome to "Casting Desiree- A Podcast." Kidding. It's our first Stephen Sondheim episode, and this week it's all about A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, a very elegant musical about sex-crazed rich people. Guest Tom Zohar and Jeff discuss the genius of Sondheim lyrics, the length of "Liaisons," and who would make up the perfect next revival of this delicious show. Remember to like, subscribe, and share "A Musical Theatre Podcast." Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @amusicalpodcast for more great content! For more Tom Zohar, we highly recommend following him on Twitter @TomZohar and Instagram @tommyzohar
AIDA. One name. All the feels. Guest Brittany Campbell (HAMILTON) talks with Jeff about this rock concert of a show that instantly brought Heather Headley goddess status, and in the process, brought all of us to our feet. Along the way, Jeff learns about what it's like to be a nine year old on Broadway. Follow Brittany on Instagram at @brittanycampbellmusic Don't forget to subscribe and share "A Musical Theatre Podcast" with your friends, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @amusicalpodcast
Jeff sits down with guest (and good friend of Olaf the snowman) Bruce Merkle to discuss the famous Arendelle sisters, the commercialization of Broadway, and why audiences lose their minds when an actor changes their costume really quickly. Also, Jeff tries to explain the premise of the television show The Bachelor.Keep up with all things Bruce Merkle by following him on Instagram @BruceMerkleCheck us out on Instagram and Twitter @amusicalpodcast, and if there are shows you want us to cover on the podcast, email us at amusicalpodcast@gmail.com!
We know you're gonna like it HEEERRRRRE! Why? Because this week we're talking about everyone's favorite curly redhead (after Gwen Verdon that is...), ANNIE! Jeff and guest Adam Wachter (Encore! on Disney+) explore this classic musical like never before. Did Miss Hannigan have to breastfeed Annie? Who is Laurie Beechman? And how can you tell how old children are? No really...Adam wants to know.Subscribe, rate, and share "A Musical Theatre Podcast" with your friends and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @amusicalpodcast for more great content.To follow all things Adam Wachter, follow him on Instagram and Twitter @zebraadam and don't forget to watch Encore! on Disney+!
Happy Black History Month! On this week's episode Jeff and guest Bryce Charles sit down for a "human heart" to heart about ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, making room along the way to discuss Quan La Chanze, Queen Audra, and even listen to a special message from original broadway cast member Gerry McIntyre. PS- Remember to send in those photos of your pets named after musical theatre characters! We're on Instagram and Twitter @amusicalpodcast. Follow our guest Bryce Charles on Instagram @bryce_charles and if you're in the mood for her nerdy side, check out her cosplay @bryce.cosplays Special thanks to this week's sponsor, Box Elder High School Theatre Department! See what those awesome kids are up to on Instagram @behstheatre
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Nov 16th, 2019
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Mar 22nd, 2020
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