We discuss the new Australian musical Ladies in Black (with a score by Tim Finn), just in time for it’s return to the stage in a new tour with most of its wonderful original cast. Then we’re joined by the hilarious Jocelyn Seip of Follow Sports
We’re back – again! We saw the new Australian show GEORGY GIRL- THE SEEKERS MUSICAL, which we found a surprisingly pleasant experience! Tyson saw some Melbourne Theatre Company plays, LUNGS by Duncan MacMillan and THE DISTANCE by Deborah Bruce,
Omg, we’re back. Tyson gives Jelly a present (imported with a little help from Nikka Graff Lanzarone from The Ensemblist podcast). We talk briefly about Hamilton and The Wiz Live, proving that we have nothing of value to add to the conversation
You may have noticed that the Tonys have come and gone! But we’re sure you’ll enjoy our discussion of the nominations regardless. Let’s face it, no one comes to us for news. We run through the noms from top to bottom.
Then, in a Very Special E
In this episode, Tyson reports back on 3 small-scale shows he saw in NYC, and we have a good time chatting about how we’d cast a hypothetical concert of our current favorite Broadway leading ladies.
But first, Disaster! Tyson was lucky enough t
First up, it’s Honeymoon in Vegas, the latest Jason Robert Brown-scored Broadway production. Tony Danza, Bryn O’Malley and Rob McClure star. Tyson enjoyed the show despite some flaws, and it’s clear that McClure is a huge talent. Some discussio
We’re talking New York shows again starting with Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher (if you’re lucky to catch him) in On the Twentieth Century. Jelly is excited because it’s a train show, but we discuss the classic ode to mental health, “She
We’ve both been on jaunts (and thus a little jaunty), but now it’s time to talk about what we’ve seen.
First up we talk about Hand to God, a “new American play” by Robert Askins which has just transferred to the Booth Theater on Broadway. It ha
We’re back like an unwanted revival of Dirty Dancing!
It’s Cabaret Night with regular guest Simon Bowden as we talk about a few evenings of cabaret we’ve attended recently.
First we all chat about sisters Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway’s
Time for our Tonys Takedown! This year’s ceremony was a little lacklustre. It lacked… lustre. Tyson has three dot points on Sting alone. But we enjoyed Idina, Les Mis, Hedwig, Sutton, Audra, and the Carole King/Jessie Mueller show. Then Tyson r
This episode, we have some chit-chat about the Tony nominations! Then, Tyson has finally made Jelly watch the 1981 Jim Sharman/Richard O’Brien musical Shock Treatment. The trauma is still fresh. Does anyone know the story behind this bizarre fi
BIG SHOW! First Up: Bernadette Peters in Concert! We’re a little worried that Bernadette seemed tired and sad. Then: Mandy Patinkin and Nathan Gunn together with Mandy’s sweat rag in late 2013. Next: Matthew Robinson’s original Australian music
Here’s a bumper episode from three months ago we never released! Jelly is in London and Simon takes her chair to discuss the tail end of 2013 including the Sydney production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and a cozy little production of The Light I
We finish the year with a visit from Melbourne writer Vaya Pashos as she helps us sort through some strong and complicated feelings about the MTC’s production of The Beast by Eddie Perfect. We also chat about the casting of Jason Scott Lee as t
Long time no cha-cha, but Stage Door Pod is back! We revisit some Melbourne shows from the last month or so. Cho Cho at the Arts Centre was a valiant attempt at a bilingual opera/musical that sadly didn’t quite come together, though we loved Ha
We chat about the casting of three upcoming musicals in Australia: Les Miserables, Rocky Horror and Opera Australia’s The King and I. How about that awkwardly racist casting of Teddy Tahu Rhodes as an Asian man? Jelly’s not impressed. Speaking
This week: Bat Boy. We enjoy Laurence O’Keefe‘s score and the quirky tone but don’t quite know how to take the creepy stuff in Act 2. (Jelly makes demands about a new ending. Yet again.) Tyson finds the MTC production of Rupert is rather lackin
We chat about our love for legendary Australian performer Pamela Rabe, who appeared in Simon Stone’s production of The Cherry Orchard for the MTC which Tyson reviews. We talk about Magnormos‘ production of Stephen Schwartz‘s Pippin, featuring f
Jelly reviews the play I’m Your Man, written and directed by Roslyn Oades. Then our special guest, screenwriter Peter McTighe, joins us for a cathartic deconstruction of Viva Forever, the ‘widely reviled’ Spice Girls musical. We discuss the mus
We review the excellent Savages by Patricia Cornelius, which played at fortyfivedownstairs. We discuss stage names and share more love for the epic tragedy that was Big: The Musical. And as it’s our 13th show, Tyson talks about three horror mus
Tyson geeks out over A Chorus Line orchestrations. We revisit the strengths and challenges of Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George, and discuss our love of the orchestra and performers Alexander Lewis, Nancye Hayes and Lyall Brooks in the
We talk Jason Robert Brown‘s The Last Five Years, including a chat about the recent Melbourne show by Tall Trees Productions. Then we talk about the Melbourne Theatre Company’s recent production of Solomon and Marion by Lara Foot. Then it’s tim
We talk about the musical Gypsy and Tyson reports back on The Production Company’s recent production starring the redoubtable Caroline O’Connor. We discuss methods for shushing noisy audience members which segues nicely into a chat about Helen
This week it’s an all-out lovefest for the exceptional talent of Tony Award-Winning Broadway composer and member of music theatre royalty, Adam Guettel. We talk about our experiences at his recent Melbourne Cabaret Festival show, and why we ado
This week, author Lili Wilkinson joins us to discuss Idina Menzel‘s Melbourne concert. We muse on the awesomeness of conductor Vanessa Scammell (is she a Terminator?) and talk about why Wicked means so much to girls. Tyson relates his experienc
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