What The Musical

A podcast for musical theatre nerds and newbies. Join Chelsey and Tara as they discuss musicals and all their glorious facets--the technical, the dramatic, the problematic, and the beloved songs we never want to hear again. Episodes released twice a month.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 49m. Bisher sind 69 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 7 hours 25 minutes


episode 65: Into the Woods, Part II

Content Warning: infertility, sexual predation & assault, family loss & death It Takes Two (episodes) to head Into the Woods! In the second half of this 2-part episode, we talk apathy vs ambivalence, deficit choices, and rejecting narratives....



episode 64: Into the Woods, Part I

Content Warning: infertility, sexual assault, family loss & death Maybe They're Magic, or maybe it's time to venture Into the Woods! In the first half of this 2-part episodes, we talk the ineffective nature of selfish people, being fluent in...



episode 63: The Who's Tommy

Content Warning: child abuse, murder, sexual assault, racism, ableism There's an Amazing Journey ahead with The Who's Tommy! We talk rock ballets, setting up idols to fall, and pinball as a metaphor for life. PLUS: is JLM more of a pinball or...


 2021-04-02  1h9m

episode 62: Darling Grenadine

Content Warning: alcoholism Manhattan is never far away when we sip our way through Darling Grenadine! We talk new musical development, centering off-center characters, and the best dog in a musical, ever. PLUS: please wave a safely-socially-distanced...


 2021-03-26  58m

episode 61: Cinderella

A Lovely Night is only made better by the magic of CINDERELLA! We talk contemporary casting, love at first sight, and fairy tale revolutions. PLUS: we bet JLM would waltz through a lovely night.


 2021-02-20  46m


Even the prettiest flowers can have a few wilting petals--but in case you want to look past any possible blemishes, we separated all of our Hadestown criticisms into one convenient bonus episode! (Feel free to look away.)


 2021-02-05  24m

episode 60: Hadestown

Hey, Little Songbird, let's venture into the new year with Hadestown! We talk holistic creativity, Chelsey's inner eco-Marxist, and the struggles of love and fulfillment. PLUS: another circle around the sun for JLM, and perhaps a circle back to the...


 2021-01-15  57m

The Lion King

The Morning Report calls for THE LION KING! We talk Julie Taymor Magic (TM), the Hamlet King, and a show that is, truly, for everyone. PLUS: an update on our Broadway King, JLM. Theme music by Cullen Vance.


 2021-01-01  55m


Yes, we had plenty more to say about COMPANY! Join us for a bonus interval on the most recent revival, the wonder of Matt Doyle, and our modest plea for a record deal.


 2020-11-14  13m

episode 14: Company, Part II

Let's venture Side by Side by Side into Part II on COMPANY! We talk likable narrators, unattractive desperation, and the wonder of adult friendships.  PLUS: JLM as Bobby or JoAnne? We'll drink to that. Theme music by Cullen Vance.


 2020-11-02  56m