What The Musical

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A podcast for musical nerds and newbies. We are those kids.

Episodes

  • WTM Ep. 52: King Kong

    WTM Ep. 52: King Kong

    20/05/2020 Duration: 59min

    Skull Island can't contain this episode on King Kong! We talk the new dream ballet, screaming about feminism, and literally smashing patriarchy. PLUS: JLM is no stranger to showbiz, so give him a call. Theme music by Cullen Vance. Show Notes: - Performance of "Full Moon Lullaby" for the CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade - Official video for "Queen of New York"

  • WTM Ep. 51: Moulin Rouge! the Musical

    WTM Ep. 51: Moulin Rouge! the Musical

    24/04/2020 Duration: 01h01min

    Content Warnings: mentions of sexual harassment, assault, TB and COVID-19. Your Song is one of the many we'll hear at the Moulin Rouge! We talk spectacular spectacular, what makes a jukebox musical, and weird narrative structures. PLUS: could JLM can-can? Theme music by Cullen Vance. Original Broadway cast album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

  • WTM Ep. 50: Newsies

    WTM Ep. 50: Newsies

    04/04/2020 Duration: 01h02min

    The World Will Know when they open our take on Newsies! We talk imagining Santa Fe, little stories entwined with big wealth, and instinctive coordinated dancing. PLUS: In JLM's defense, nobody is on Broadway right now. Theme music by Cullen Vance. Original Broadway cast: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify Broadway pep this week: - A special take on "You Will Be Found" from Dear Evan Hansen - A cut song from Hamilton

  • WTM Ep. 49: Come From Away

    WTM Ep. 49: Come From Away

    22/03/2020 Duration: 01h23min

    Content warning: 9/11. Welcome to the Rock, where we fly into Come From Away! We talk with special guest Eric Braman about courageous kindness, fish kisses, and being in love (or just stuck in Newfoundland). PLUS: JLM is our preferred pilot. Theme music by Cullen Vance. Original Broadway cast album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify Program Notes: - Special guest Eric Braman - Spiderwoman Theater - The Stoop podcast - Interview on The Inadequate Life podcast with the creators of Come From Away

  • WTM Ep. 48: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

    WTM Ep. 48: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

    14/03/2020 Duration: 51min

    Content Warning: mentions of rape & kidnap. We Gotta Make It Through the Winter, so let's swing through Seven Brides for Seven Brothers! We talk winning and losing in social dance, Steven King novel-style plots, and vitamin-deficient decision-making. PLUS: will we see JLM in NYC? Theme music by Cullen Vance. Original London cast album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

  • WTM Ep. 47: [title of show]

    WTM Ep. 47: [title of show]

    15/02/2020 Duration: 54min

    What Kind of Girl is She? The kind that does an episode on [title of show], of course! We talk the value in creativity, early internet phenoms, and proposing with musical numbers. PLUS: we're still hoping for a voicemail cameo from JLM. Theme music by Cullen Vance. Original Broadway cast album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify  Watch: Susan Blackwell's Youtube channel, Side by Side by Susan Blackwell.

  • WTM Ep. 46: The Wiz

    WTM Ep. 46: The Wiz

    25/01/2020 Duration: 56min

    Be A Lion and pounce on this episode about The Wiz! We talk storytelling through genre, otherism in reviews, and casting teenagers. PLUS: a check-in on our favorite magic man, JLM. Theme music by Cullen Vance. Original cast album: Amazon | iTunes 1978 movie album: Spotify

  • WTM Ep.45: Cats

    WTM Ep.45: Cats

    09/01/2020 Duration: 01h12min

    Moments of Happiness have arrived in the new year with our episode on Cats! We talk cat nip as plot device, audience consent, and defending a musical more than we could have anticipated. PLUS: Happy Birthday, JLM. Theme music by Cullen Vance. Original Broadway cast: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

  • WTM Ep. 44: The Phantom of the Opera

    WTM Ep. 44: The Phantom of the Opera

    24/12/2019 Duration: 01h24min

    All I Ask of You is a deep breath before diving into The Phantom of the Opera! We talk bad optics, ear-wormy repetition, and the worst stage mom ever. PLUS: one of the only sighs of relief we can breathe is that JLM is not in Phantom. Theme music by Cullen Vance. Original London cast recording: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify Norm Lewis & Sierra Boggess perform The Music of the Night and The Phantom of the Opera. Your Fave is Problematic: Ep. 79. The Phantom of the Opera

  • WTM Ep. 43: Dreamgirls

    WTM Ep. 43: Dreamgirls

    06/12/2019 Duration: 55min

    And I Am Telling You it's time for Dreamgirls! We talk powerhouse female leads, non-jukebox Mowtown, and Jennifer Holliday being right. PLUS: Jimmy may fall, but JLM would make him triumphant. Theme music by Cullen Vance. Original Broadway cast album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify Dreamgirls in Concert album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify Watch: Jennifer Holliday's Tony Awards performance of "And I Am Telling You" Read: Passing by Nella Larsen

  • WTM Ep. 42: Xanadu

    WTM Ep. 42: Xanadu

    22/11/2019 Duration: 47min

    Strange Magic is at play--it's time to roll on into Xanadu! We talk the dangers of roller skates, Chelsey's Charles Isherwood impression, and acrostic poems. PLUS: we advocate for our favorite muse, JLM. Theme music by Cullen Vance. Original Broadway cast album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

  • WTM Ep. 41: Little Shop of Horrors

    WTM Ep. 41: Little Shop of Horrors

    25/10/2019 Duration: 53min

    Ya Never Know what will happen when we dive into Little Shop of Horrors! We talk the rules of mushroom foraging, life when you're endearingly pathetic, and a suggestion for a climate activist angle on the show. PLUS: why has nobody cast JLM as Audrey II? WHY??? Content Warning: brief mention of domestic abuse. Theme music by Cullen Vance. Original cast album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

  • WTM Ep. 40: Be More Chill

    WTM Ep. 40: Be More Chill

    11/10/2019 Duration: 58min

    Do You Wanna Hang? Let's jump into Be More Chill! We welcome special guest Montana to talk catchy lyrics, teenage reality, and the dangers of Mountain Dew. Plus: we'd upgrade to a JLM-voiced Squip any day. Theme music by Cullen Vance. Check out his new album, Cullen, Vol. 1, out now! Be More Chill original cast album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify Be More Chill Broadway cast album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify Watch the 2019 Tony Awards parody of "Michael in the Bathroom."

  • WTM Ep. 39: Natasha, Pierre  The Great Comet of 1812

    WTM Ep. 39: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

    21/09/2019 Duration: 46min

    No One Else understands Tara's love for this show--it's time for Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812! We talk drinking vodka in your 30s, how to make Russian lit exciting, and discover what happens when Chelsey doesn't prepare. Plus: we might be tired, but JLM never sleeps. Theme music by Cullen Vance. Original cast album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify Original Broadway cast album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

  • WTM Ep. 38: Cambodian Rock Band

    WTM Ep. 38: Cambodian Rock Band

    05/09/2019 Duration: 56min

    No need to fight Tooth & Nail--it's time for Cambodian Rock Band! We talk the anti-Miss Saigon, teaching an audience to code switch, and why you should skip Hamilton for now. Plus: the gentlest JLM Watch to-date. WTM theme music by Cullen Vance. Featured music for Cambodian Rock Band by Dengue Fever. Dengue Fever music: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify "Jeas Cyclo (Ride Cyclo)" by Yol Aularong: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify Follow Cambodian Rock Band on Twitter: @thecyclos ****** Beverage: One Thousand Tears of a Tarantula Recipe from Le Boutier bar in Cambodia, as published in DRiNK Magazine 35ml Samai rum (or any aged rum) 22.5ml Housemade kaffir-curry syrup* 22.5ml Lime juice 15ml Coconut cream 15ml Benedictine 7.5ml Pineapple juice 1ds Fish sauce Shake and serve in a collins glass. Garnish with house-made pickles. *Kaffir-curry syrup: 1 litre hot water; 4tbsp red curry paste; 6 kaffir lime leaves; 2kg white sugar. Boil all for 20 minutes and fine strain.

  • WTM Ep. 37: The Color Purple

    WTM Ep. 37: The Color Purple

    09/08/2019 Duration: 56min

    All We've Got To Say is that it's time to discuss The Color Purple! We talk plot squiggles, syncretic spirituality, and rage at Steven Spielberg. PLUS: there's always room for JLM at this jazz club. Theme music by Cullen Vance. Original Broadway Cast album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify Video: 2006 Tony Awards performance by the Broadway revival cast.

  • WTM Ep. 36: The Last Five Years

    WTM Ep. 36: The Last Five Years

    19/07/2019 Duration: 01h07min

    See, I'm Smiling--it must be time to discuss The Last Five Years! We talk brooding youth, collaborative artistry, and writers getting dangerously autobiographical. Plus: all we want for our birthdays is JLM on Broadway. Theme music by Cullen Vance. Original Off-Broadway cast album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

  • WTM Ep. 35.5: BONUS INTERVAL - How to Succed

    WTM Ep. 35.5: BONUS INTERVAL - How to Succed

    12/07/2019 Duration: 16min

    We had lots to say about How To Succeed... and business! Join us for a bonus interval all about pep talks, Chelsey's Rules for How To Succeed, and baseball metaphors.

  • WTM Ep. 35: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

    WTM Ep. 35: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

    10/07/2019 Duration: 52min

    Take a long Coffee Break to discuss How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying! We talk Tara's eventual book, scheming spouses, and coffee drinking alliances. Plus: if there's one man who knows how to succeed in breaking our hearts without really trying, it's JLM. Theme music by Cullen Vance. 1995 Broadway Revival album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify Billy Porter slays at the 2019 Tony Awards.

  • WTM Ep. 34: The Tony Awards, Part II

    WTM Ep. 34: The Tony Awards, Part II

    09/06/2019 Duration: 30min

    Presentation, performance, and personality--it's our second of two episodes on The Tony Awards! We talk award show bingo, underrated gems, and make our best guesses on the 2019 winners. PLUS: will Dr. JLM announce a return to the stage? Theme music by Cullen Vance.

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