Dec 15, 2022
It's the most wonderful time of the year! For our third annual holiday special, we're being the rules a bit and looking at a festive movie musical -- namely, 1992's The Muppet Christmas Carol starring Michael Caine and the Muppets. We talk about the meloncholy air surrounding the making of the movie, the performances,...
Dec 3, 2022
The second and final part of our look at songs that escaped the
shows they were written for brings us to arguably one of the
greatest songs never to be performed on Broadway -- "Meadowlark"
from the ill-fated Stephen Schwartz musical The Baker's
Wife. The show may be forgettable, but the song certainly is
Nov 15, 2022
And now for something completely different. We're embarking on a mini-mini-series: a 2-part look at songs that managed to have a life even if they shows they came from didn't. First up, it's "You've Got Possibilities" from the almost totally forgotten 1966 musical "It'sa Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman". A score by...
Nov 1, 2022
We conclude our tour of musical theater blindspots with Jason
Robert Brown's 2014 The Bridges of Madison County and
the sweeping love duet "One Second and a Million Miles." Will
Shannon persuade Erik that this score deserves to be known far and
wide, or will his cold, stony heart be unmoved?
All clips are from the 2014...
Oct 15, 2022
We're trying to take care of musical theater blindspots, and this time it's Shannon's turn to introduce Erik to something new. So, how will he respond to "I Believe" from 2011's The Book of Mormon? Will he be converted, or will he slam the door in her face?
All clips are from the 2011 Original Broadway Cast...