Oct 1, 2022
We just couldn't stay away from the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Time
Rice songbook as we cover our musical theater blind spots. This
time, it's Evita with Patti Lupone singing
"Don't Cry for Me Argentina." What will Shannon make of this truly
strange show that she'd never experienced before?
All clips are from the 1978...
Sep 15, 2022
We're back after our brief end of summer hiatus, and we've got a new miniseries in store. We all have our blind spots -- shows that we feel as if we should know, but don't. In this miniseries, we're trying to clear up some of those blind spots -- 2 from each host -- and we're starting with a biggie. Join us as we talk...
Aug 15, 2022
To close out our look at the Broadway megamusical, we turn our
attention to one of the most popular -- and controversial --
entries in the subgenre: Miss Saigon. Join us as we
dicuss "I Still Believe" and the enduring debate about this show's
depiction of its Vietnamese characters.
All clips are from the 1989 Original...
Aug 1, 2022
Not all megamusicals were big hits -- not on Broadway, at least.
This episode, we look at one of the most infamous and enduring of
the failed London to Broadway transfers: Chess. The
score, by Time Rice, Benny Andersson, and Bjorn Ulvaeus, has
endured, however, powered by such pop hits as "Nobody's Side."
All clips are...
Jul 15, 2022
The undisputed king of the megamusical, Andrew Lloyd Webber, is back with his biggest hit, and one of the biggest hits in musical theater history: The Phantom of the Opera.
This episode we discuss the title song, our history with the
show in general, and the sequel that never really caught on.
All clips are from the...