219 episodes

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.

Putting It Together Kyle Marshall

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

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.

    Rich and Happy – Merrily We Roll Along (with Chris Lewis)

    Rich and Happy – Merrily We Roll Along (with Chris Lewis)

    Who wouldn't be singing if they were rich and happy? But maybe Franklin Shepard isn't all he's claiming to be. Chris Lewis joins Kyle to explore the original way Merrily We Roll Along introduced the party scene and whether it works better or worse than what replaced it.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Merrily We Roll along (song) – with Juan Carlos Guízar

    Merrily We Roll along (song) – with Juan Carlos Guízar

    It's a song that sets the stage for how the show is going to work. It also introduces the melody for when the musical goes back in time. Juan Carlos G joins Kyle to discuss whether the original or updated version is better, and try to answer the question: how did we get to be here?

    • 1 hr
    Overture – Merrily We Roll Along & additional backstory (with Eric Matthew Richardson)

    Overture – Merrily We Roll Along & additional backstory (with Eric Matthew Richardson)

    It's considered one of the best overtures in all of musical theatre. Eric Matthew Richardson returns to the show to discuss how the overture sets the tone for the show and the backstory of how this musical came to be.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Music Analysis of Merrily We Roll Along with Steve Bell – Sondheim Adjacent

    Music Analysis of Merrily We Roll Along with Steve Bell – Sondheim Adjacent

    Steve Bell returns to deconstruct what Sondheim is doing in the score of Merrily We Roll Along. There are themes that are reused throughout, sometimes they're slowed down or sped up, and there are motifs that follow each character.

    • 55 min
    Merrily We Roll Along trailer

    Merrily We Roll Along trailer

    Our next season is all about the flop known as Merrily We Roll Along. But should it actually be considered a failure? Joins us over the next few months as we dig into each song and attempt to answer that question.

    • 1 min
    "Someone is Waiting" with Diep Tran – Sondheim Revisited

    "Someone is Waiting" with Diep Tran – Sondheim Revisited

    Who isn't on the lookout for someone loyal as Harry, loving as Paul, cute as Jamie, happy as Peter, and handsome as Larry? To make sense of all of that Diep Tran joins Kyle to discuss "Someone is Waiting." Specifically how it differs in the latest Broadway production when compared to the original.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

lydia.cee ,

Amazing!

I just discovered this podcast and can’t believe you exist! Someone I can nerd out with regarding Sondheim musicals. It doesn’t get any better than this. I think you’ve made my whole year! Thank you so much for your insight, knowledge, love, and care in spreading the wonders of Sondheim.

Mack Horner ,

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!

Lubel80 ,

Musical fans rejoice!

Finally we get a Sondheim podcast! And Kyle is so knowledgeable and fun to hear!

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