Jess is a Musical Theatre expert, Andrew knows nothing about the Musical Theater world. Listen to hear the hilarity ensue as fresh eyes analyze musicals old & new.
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Give these handsome boys a hand, welcome to Falsettoland! This week Jess & Andrew cover William Finn's masterpiece FALSETTOS! Throughout the podcast, Jess & Andrew chat about the strange structure of the show, what the world would be like if Whizzer was actually a Wizard, whether Marvin is an irredeemable character, why this show works and Rent doesn't, and whether or not the Lesbians from next door are completely necessary characters. What a world we live in!
This week Jess is joined by fan of all things Carrie the Musical Jess Cook who gives a more in depth look into the musical's trials and tribulations throughout its existence, and also specifics as to the best and worst parts of each incarnation.
Andrew and Jess experience the dark horrors this Halloween season tackling the dark and disturbing story of Carrie the Musical. They cover the original damned Broadway production that lasted a measly five performances, and digest the exact reasons why it flopped so hard. They duo then look into the revival, comparing the updated revival production to the original Broadway failure...
This week Jess & Andrew cover Lin Manuel Miranda's short musical "21 Chump Street" based on the "This American Life" piece of the same name. Among the topics covered are Jess & Andrew's personal experiences in high school, how Ronald Reagan is directly responsible for the musical "Rent", and whether or not it is morally right for a non-violent first offense to be a felony in any state.
Andrew and Jess experience thrills and chills-- avoiding a total eclipse of the sun and appreciating Rick Moranis at the same time. Also, Jess & Andrew discuss which version of the Little Shop of Horrors film is better-- the one with or without Jim Belushi?
This week we talk about the group of individuals who thought that all their problems would be solved through shooting the President of the United States. In this conversation about Musical Theater we discuss why Garfield hates Mondays, James Barbour's sad continued existence on Broadway, and of course Stephen Sondheim
This week we talk about the laziest group of 20-somethings we've ever seen, and compare the stage musical to the 2005 Christopher Columbus film. Topics include questioning why this damn rock opera got made, whether the show would've been popular if it's composer hadn't died, and compare the show to it's film adaptation.
This week we talk about the Demon Barber Sweeney Todd, and compare the stage musical to the 2007 Johnny Depp film. Topics include questioning whether or not Judge Turpin is really that evil, the romance between Todd and Lovett, and whether less is more when it comes to the use of blood. It's a bloody fun show!