This is a podcast about Stephen Sondheim's entire body of work show by show and song by song. Each week Kyle Marshall invites an expert to discuss a Sondheim song in-depth. Together they discover the humour, how the songs inform character, and any hidden meanings. Most importantly they try to understand the man behind the music, the Shakespeare of our time, as best they can.
In Praise of Women – A Little Night Music (with Adrianna Boris)
A pig of a man singing about why women are merely objects to be enjoyed by men. Adrianna Boris returns to discuss Carl Magnus, misogyny, and that beautiful voice.
Liaisons – A Little Night Music (with Jackson Cooper)
Liaisons. What's happened to them? In this episode Jackson Cooper joins Kyle to try and figure that out. This song just may be the secret to understanding the whole show.
You Must Meet My Wife – A Little Night Music (with Celina Reynes)
Perhaps the funniest song in the entire score, You Must Meet My Wife shows how clueless Frederick is and how petty Desiree seems to be. Celina Reynes returns to discuss those matters and unpack the subtext of this song.
Remember? – A Little Night Music (with Christine Chen)
Sometimes we see an ex and flashes of memory come to us. That's what this song does as Frederick and Desiree lock eyes with one another. But how true are their memories? Christine Chen returns to try and answer that question with Kyle.
The Glamorous Life – A Little Night Music (with Brian Holcomb and Joel Perkin)
The Glamorous Life is a song where Desiree's daughter sings about Desiree's supposed fancy profession. In reality Desiree is just tired. Kyle is tired because there are (sort of) three versions of this song! Brian Holcomb and Joel Perkin join him to break down why there's such a difference between the stage version and the film version.
Now, Later, Soon – A Little Night Music (with Daniel Bund)
Now, Later, and Soon are a triplet of songs that introduce us to three different characters. At the end all the songs converge to reveal the fears and desires of those characters. Daniel Bund joins Kyle to unpack the comedy that works and doesn't.
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Not to be missed
As someone who has searched for years for a podcast dedicated to the musical theatre Shakespeare, Stephen Sondheim, it has been wonderful to find that one has been created. Kyle’s care and the detail he puts into each episode ensures that each song gets there due diligence. This is not a podcast to be missed!
Musical fans rejoice!
Finally we get a Sondheim podcast! And Kyle is so knowledgeable and fun to hear!
Have learned so much
Great way to learn more about Stephen Sondheim