15 episodes

An informal and fun discussion between two classically trained conductors who also work in musical theatre.

***Intro and outro music ("BeBop 25") provided under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com

Musical Minutes with John and John John McKeever/John Norine, Jr.

    • Performing Arts

An informal and fun discussion between two classically trained conductors who also work in musical theatre.

***Intro and outro music ("BeBop 25") provided under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com

    Of Thee I Sing

    Of Thee I Sing

    John and John go WAY back to the 1930s and look at one of the Gershwin duo's finest works - "Of Thee I Sing". We talk about the absurdity of the plot and the comedy therein. One of the Johns expresses a long-hidden feeling of support for Ira, the forgotten Gershwin. Good times all around!

    Music by George Gershwin

    Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

    Book by Lloyd S. Kaufmann

    Intro and outro music ("BeBop 25") provided under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com

    Have a question for John or John? Want to leave feedback or tell us how wrong we are? Email us at musicalminutespodcast@gmail.com

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    • 19 min
    Dear Evan Hansen

    Dear Evan Hansen

    In the 21st century, we are all connected digitally and virtually... yet it's sometimes easy to feel like you're completely lost and alone. 

    John and John break down their thoughts on the current musical "Dear Evan Hansen" and talk about the modern Broadway sound and genre, the effects of the mind on our actions, and realism in theatre.

    Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

    Book by Steven Levenson

    Intro and outro music ("BeBop 25") provided under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com

    Have a question for John or John? Want to leave feedback or tell us how wrong we are? Email us at musicalminutespodcast@gmail.com

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    • 27 min
    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    Six unique kids, three adults, and a whole dictionary to choose from. What could be more original or entertaining? 

    John and John talk about a mutual favorite show, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee". Hear them recount some fun stories from their own experiences with the show, how the concept of adults-as-kids adds a deeper connotation, and just how funny this show can be!

    Music and Lyrics by William Finn

    Book by Rachel Sheinkin

    Based on the play "C-R-E-P-E-S-C-U-L-E" by The Farm

    Intro and outro music ("BeBop 25") provided under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com

    Have a question for John or John? Want to leave feedback or tell us how wrong we are? Email us at musicalminutespodcast@gmail.com

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    • 21 min
    Evita

    Evita

    John and John dive deep into one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's early rock operas, Evita. They talk about the mystery of post-life for Eva Peron, the eclectic nature of the score, and how this show is a great example of "art imitating life".



    Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Lyrics and Book by Tim Rice



    Intro and outro music ("BeBop 25") provided under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com

    Have a question for John or John? Want to leave feedback or tell us how wrong we are? Email us at musicalminutespodcast@gmail.com

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    • 18 min
    South Pacific

    South Pacific

    When "South Pacific" is first mentioned, so many thoughts turn to silly Thanksgiving reviews and island life. But in the 1940s, the show was groundbreaking in its stance on racism. Winner of 10 Tony Awards, and sitting on the Billboard charts for 400 weeks (not a typo!). John and John talk about the role in the social morals of the time, the popularity of the musical, and get into it once more about how effective of an ending the show has.

    Music by Richard Rodgers

    Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

    Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan

    Based on Tales of the South Pacific  by James A. Michener

    Intro and outro music ("BeBop 25") provided under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com

    Have a question for John or John? Want to leave feedback or tell us how wrong we are? Email us at musicalminutespodcast@gmail.com

    For more info on our hosts - please visit https://norine62.wixsite.com/musicalminutes

    • 22 min
    Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

    Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

    "And this bright star
    Having traced its parabola
    With inexpressible speed
    Through immeasurable space
    Seems suddenly
    To have stopped
    Like an arrow piercing the earth
    Stopped for me"

    -Pierre, "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812"

    John and John sit down to talk about the visually and technically stunning "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812".

     They get into the one-of-a-kind staging, integrating the band into the set and audience, and the subtle brilliance that is author/composer Dave Malloy. 

    Music, Lyrics, and Book by Dave Malloy

    Adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace

    Intro and outro music ("BeBop 25") provided under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com

    Have a question for John or John? Want to leave feedback or tell us how wrong we are? Email us at musicalminutespodcast@gmail.com

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    • 27 min

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