Each week, host Richard Carroll discusses a different musical with smart and hilarious guests, including Joel Creasey, Lucy Durack, Leigh Sales, David Campbell, Virginia Gay and Julia Zemiro. Each musical gets an in-depth going-over – from deconstructing the minutiae of the plot, to fan-girling over the songs, reminiscing about the impact of the musical on our lives, and interrogating the unanswered questions we’ve always wanted resolved.
South Pacific encore (with Ted Chapin)
Richard is joined by Ted Chapin, the President of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organisation since 1981 to talk in depth about South Pacific - how it was created, how it was received at the time, and how it has been kept alive over the years. Ted also reveals some of the amazing things he's discovered in the Rodgers & Hammerstein offices over the years in old boxes and broom cupboards!
South Pacific (with Bruce Vilanch)
Hollywood writer and jack-of-all-trades Bruce Vilanch joins Richard Carroll to talk about SOUTH PACIFIC. In a wide-ranging conversation, they cover the politics of the show, the original production, and the movie version - with some diversions along the way about Bruce's decades-long friendship with Mitzi Gaynor, his 50-year working relationship with Bette Midler, and even his X-rated pitch for the plot of the third Mamma Mia movie..!
Evita encore (with Sir Tim Rice)
Richard Carroll talks about Evita with the show's legendary lyricist Sir Tim Rice. They focus on the development of the show - from Sir Tim's original idea, to the concept album, to the stage. Along the way they discuss his working process with Andrew Lloyd Webber, the parallels between Evita and their previous show Jesus Christ Superstar, and the truth about Che vs Che Guevara.
Evita (with Christina Bianco)
On this episode, Richard Carroll talks EVITA with the fabulous Christina Bianco! You may well know Christina from the one-woman shows she performs around the world, or her many viral videos where she impersonates all the great divas, often singing bizarre or downright inappropriate material. They talk about the songs, their favourite Evitas, and the real Eva - and yes, there's a few Patti LuPone impersonations...
Beauty and the Beast encore (with Sharon Millerchip)
On this week's encore episode on BEAUTY & THE BEAST, there's a return appearance from Australian musical theatre icon Sharon Millerchip. She talks to Richard Carroll about her experiences playing Belle in the original Australian production of the show - what it was like working within the extremely strict parameters from the Disney powers-that-be, her dedication to returning fan mail, and the rather visceral effect her performance had on (at least) one young member of the audience.
Beauty and the Beast (with Kirsty Webeck)
Comedian Kirsty Webeck joins Richard Carroll to talk Disney's Beauty and the Beast - the original animated movie classic (the first animated film ever nominated for the Best Picture Oscar); the Broadway adaptation, which had a huge impact on the kind of musicals we see on our stages today; and the recent movie remake starring Emma Watson (hmm), Dan Stevens (on blades), and Dame Emma Thompson (Actor. Pioneer. Teapot.)
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Great insightful show for fans of musicals!
Fun and informative
Great listen for fans of musical theatre.