11 episodes

Bite-Sized Broadway: A Mini-Musical Podcast is a brand new musical theatre program brought to you by New York City's IndieWorks Theatre Company! Each episode features a new and exciting "mini-musical" presented as fully-produced radio plays, complete with lush orchestrations, captivating sound effects, and some of the greatest talent that Broadway, Hollywood, TV, and even YouTube have to offer! Each musical is followed by an in-depth discussion with its brilliant creators, introducing audiences to new musicals and new writers without the commitment of having to listen to a whole cast album. New musicals. Anytime. Anywhere.

Bite-Sized Broadway: A Mini-Musical Podcast IndieWorks Theatre Company

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Bite-Sized Broadway: A Mini-Musical Podcast is a brand new musical theatre program brought to you by New York City's IndieWorks Theatre Company! Each episode features a new and exciting "mini-musical" presented as fully-produced radio plays, complete with lush orchestrations, captivating sound effects, and some of the greatest talent that Broadway, Hollywood, TV, and even YouTube have to offer! Each musical is followed by an in-depth discussion with its brilliant creators, introducing audiences to new musicals and new writers without the commitment of having to listen to a whole cast album. New musicals. Anytime. Anywhere.

    RansomWHERE?

    RansomWHERE?

    Season 1 Episode 9 - RansomWHERE? - Book by Eric Grunin, Music by Jonathon Lynch, and Lyrics by Gil Varod.
    When a virus from a pop-up ad holds Grandma's computer and files for ransom, she calls her grandson Thomas to help her figure things out. After all, computers like him more than they like her! But Thomas must be quick to find the origins of the virus and unfreeze Grandma's computer before time is up or she'll lose her many precious memories stored on the hard drive. This charming and sweet new musical is played out in real-time and shows us that the joy of our memories is in the making.

    Starring: Sierra Rein, Michael Perrie Jr., J. Elaine Marcos, and Cassidy Rose Layton.

    with Direction by Christopher Michaels,
    Music Direction by Jonathon Lynch,
    Orchestrations and Sound Design by Andrew Fox,
    and Mixing and Mastering by Jay Rosen.
    Assistant Audio Engineering by Evan Feist.
    General Management: Jeremy Terry
    Press Representative: Off Off PR
    IndieWorks Social Media Manager: Emily Cottone


    Bite-Sized Broadway is an IndieWorks Theatre and Judith Manocherian Production created by Jonathon Lynch. Executive Producers: Christopher Michaels and Jeremy Terry. Produced by Jonathon Lynch, Andrew Fox, and Judith Manocherian. Bite-Sized Broadway Theme Song written and performed by Michael Perrie, Jr. 
    For more information on this and other IndieWorks programming, please visit www.indieworkstheatre.com. Like and follow us on social media, @IndieWorksCo.

    • 57 min
    Sheila the Tiny Turtle

    Sheila the Tiny Turtle

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Sheila the Tiny Turtle - Book and Lyrics by Caitlyn Burt, Music by Amir Shoenfeld.

    In the Australian desert, a family of turtles works hard to find food for their sick mother. Sheila, the cleverest - yet smallest - turtle of the family, is mocked by her brothers for not being able to contribute due to her size. When Sheila hears about a cure located dangerously far across the desert, she determines to bring the seeds back to save her mum. While crossing the sand, Sheila encounters a kangaroo, followed by a dingo, where she is forced to use her brain instead of her size to overcome the obstacles and make her mum well.


    Starring: Karli Dinardo, Lauren Elder, James Stafford, Robert Manion, Heather Makalani, and Michael Perrie Jr.


    with Direction by Christopher Michaels,
    Music Direction by Jonathon Lynch,
    Orchestrations by Ben Plotnick and Kaitlyn Raitz of Oliver the Crow.
    Sound Design and Additional Orchestrations by Andrew Fox,
    and Mixing and Mastering by Jay Rosen.
    Assistant Audio Engineering by Evan Feist.
    Fiddle, Guitar, and Mandolin performed by Ben Plotnick,
    and Cello by Kaitlyn Raitz.


    General Management: Jeremy Terry
    Press Representative: Off Off PR
    IndieWorks Social Media Manager: Emily Cottone


    Bite-Sized Broadway is an IndieWorks Theatre and Judith Manocherian Production created by Jonathon Lynch. Executive Producers: Christopher Michaels and Jeremy Terry. Produced by Jonathon Lynch, Andrew Fox, and Judith Manocherian. Bite-Sized Broadway Theme Song written and performed by Michael Perrie, Jr. 


    Support us on Patreon for exclusive perks and extended content! Head to www.patreon.com/bitesizedbroadway 


    For more info on Caitlyn Burt head to caitlynburt.com, and for info on Amir Shoenfeld, visit his website at amirshoenfeld.com.
    For more information on this and other IndieWorks programming, please visit www.indieworkstheatre.com. Like and follow us on social media, @IndieWorksCo.

    • 50 min
    MTA: the Musical

    MTA: the Musical

    Season 1 Episode 7 - MTA: the Musical - Book, Music, and Lyrics by Peter Saxe, with additional book by Christopher Michaels
    On a sweltering summer morning on a crowded subway platform, three strangers, each very different from the others, wait for a train that is running on major delay after major delay. The longer they wait, the hotter they get. The hotter they get, the more irritated they become. In a funny and at times touching mini-musical, we go on a rollercoaster ride as these strangers go from frustration to sexual frustration, learning that sometimes you've gotta take the opportunities that come to you, no matter how awkward and irritating they might be.


    Starring: Gabrielle Ruiz, T.J. Newton, Brandon J. Ellis, and Yvette Monique Clark
    with Direction by Christopher Michaels,
    Music Direction by Jonathon Lynch,
    Orchestrations and Sound Design by Andrew Fox,
    and Mixing and Mastering by Jay Rosen.
    Assistant Audio Engineering by Evan Feist.
    Electric and Acoustic guitar by Lily Arakelyan,
    Electric Bass by James Michael Randorff,
    and Saxophone by Robbie Wingfield.
    General Management: Jeremy Terry
    Press Representative: Off Off PR
    IndieWorks Social Media Manager: Emily Cottone


    Bite-Sized Broadway is an IndieWorks Theatre and Judith Manocherian Production created by Jonathon Lynch. Executive Producers: Christopher Michaels and Jeremy Terry. Produced by Jonathon Lynch, Andrew Fox, and Judith Manocherian. Bite-Sized Broadway Theme Song written and performed by Michael Perrie, Jr. 
    Support us on Patreon for exclusive perks and extended content! Head to www.patreon.com/bitesizedbroadway 
    This episode is sponsored by the “What Are Friends For” podcast, hosted by Gabrielle Ruiz and Pallavi Sastry. Find them wherever you listen to podcasts, and check out their Patreon for video content, live shows, and more! www.patreon.com/waffpodcast
    For more information on Peter Saxe and his projects and work, visit his website at petersaxemusic.com!
    For info on Christopher Michael’s work as a writer, director, and more, head to christophermichaels.nyc.
    For more information on this and other IndieWorks programming, please visit www.indieworkstheatre.com. Like and follow us on social media, @IndieWorksCo.

    • 41 min
    The Trial of Bastiano di Bologna

    The Trial of Bastiano di Bologna

    Season 1 Episode 6 - The Trial of Bastiano di Bologna - Book, Music, and Lyrics by Aaron Jensen
    It's the 8th Century in the courts of the Vatican Judiciary. Faithful attendant to the Pope, Bastiano di Bologna, has been summoned to stand trial on several counts, including the attempted murder of His Holiness! Bastiano admits to having sneaked into the holy bed chambers, but insists that his objective was not to commit a crime! Bastiano woefully recounts how earlier that day, he witnessed something so shocking - so devastatingly unsettling - he had no choice but to verify his nightmarish vision, whatever the cost!


    Starring: Max Crumm, Ryan Knowles, Jay Paranada, Kenney M. Green, Michael McAssey, Christopher Michaels, and Michael Perrie Jr.
    with Direction by Christopher Michaels,
    Music Direction by Jonathon Lynch,
    Orchestrations and Sound Design by Andrew Fox,
    and Mixing and Mastering by Jay Rosen.
    Additional audio editing by Aaron Jensen and Evan Johnson.
    Recorders by Rob Jacoby,
    French Horn by Dakota Corbliss,
    Sackbut by Paul Von Hoff,
    Bass Viol by Anna Steinhoff,
    and Organ and Percussion by Andrew Fox.
    General Management: Jeremy Terry
    Press Representative: Off Off PR
    IndieWorks Social Media Manager: Emily Cottone


    The Trial of Bastiano di Bologna was originally developed as part of The Musical Stage Company’s NoteWorthy program.


    Bite-Sized Broadway is an IndieWorks Theatre and Judith Manocherian Production created by Jonathon Lynch. Executive Producers: Christopher Michaels and Jeremy Terry. Produced by Jonathon Lynch, Andrew Fox, and Judith Manocherian. Bite-Sized Broadway Theme Song written and performed by Michael Perrie, Jr. 
    Support us on Patreon for exclusive perks and extended content! Head to www.patreon.com/bitesizedbroadway 
    This episode is sponsored by Maria Wirries and Matt SanGiovanni - Check out Maria’s new album, “Just Keep Singing” streaming now. head to mariawirries.com
    For more information on Matt, check out www.mattsangiovanni.com
    For more information on Aaron, and his multitude of projects, visit his website at www.aaronjensen.ca.
    For more information on this and other IndieWorks programming, please visit www.indieworkstheatre.com. Like and follow us on social media, @IndieWorksCo.

    • 40 min
    Toy Box

    Toy Box

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Toy Box - Book and Lyrics by Teresa Lotz, Music by Will Buck
    Velveteen, a young and naive stuffed rabbit is thrown into the toy box where he meets Tank, a muscular hard-headed remote-control War-Tank and Horse, an old and grumpy skin horse figurine that is wise and much older than the others. As Velveteen tries to make sense of what has happened to him he learns about The Boy who may or may not ever come back for his toys. This loose adaptation of The Velveteen Rabbit is a bittersweet and heartwarming story of innocence, love, and what it means for a toy to become real.


    Starring: Kennedy Kanagawa, Thom Sesma, Joseph Cannon, and Alan H. Green.
    with Direction by Christopher Michaels,
    Music Direction by Jonathon Lynch,
    Orchestrations and Sound Design by Andrew Fox,
    and Mixing and Mastering by Jay Rosen.
    Tracking Engineer and Editor: Andrew Fox
    Violin by Ally Jenkins,
    French Horn by Dakota Corbliss,
    Trumpet by Pierce Yamaoka,
    Trombone by Kenneth Johnson,
    and Tuba by Pete Charles Isaac.
    General Management: Jeremy Terry
    Press Representative: Off Off PR
    IndieWorks Social Media Manager: Emily Cottone


    Bite-Sized Broadway is an IndieWorks Theatre Production created by Jonathon Lynch. Executive Producers: Christopher Michaels and Jeremy Terry. Produced by Jonathon Lynch and Andrew Fox. Bite-Sized Broadway Theme Song written and performed by Michael Perrie, Jr.

    Support us on Patreon for exclusive perks and extended content! Head to www.patreon.com/bitesizedbroadway

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    This episode is sponsored by Maria Wirries and Matt SanGiovanni - Check out Maria’s new album, “Just Keep Singing” streaming now. head to mariawirries.com
    For more information on Matt, check out www.mattsangiovanni.com

    For more information on Teressa and Will, you can visit their websites at teresalotz.com and willbuck.com respectively.

    For more information on this and other IndieWorks programming, please visit www.indieworkstheatre.com. Like and follow us on social media, @IndieWorksCo.

    • 52 min
    The Last Magic Negro (or Chad's Great Awokening ✊🏻)

    The Last Magic Negro (or Chad's Great Awokening ✊🏻)

    Season 1 Episode 4 - The Last Magic Negro (or Chad's Great Awokening ✊🏻) - Book by Jamil Ellis and Andrew Fox, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Fox 
    June 7th, 2020. As the Black Lives Matter movement thrusts White corporate middle-manager Chad into unknown territory, he seeks wisdom from Jimmy Bagger, the very last “Magic Negro” (a wise Black character who exists solely to help a white protagonist) on how to end racism. Despite the tuneful clarity of Jimmy’s advice, Chad somehow manages to botch every attempt in ways both awful and hilarious. As Jimmy grows tired of the weight that he has to carry in educating and comforting White people, Chad is faced with a question for which he, himself, must figure out the answer: now that he can no longer ignore the racism right in front of him…what is he going to do?


    Starring: Darryl Jovan Williams, AJ Holmes, Simone Zamore, Anthony Chatmon II, and featuring Constantine Maroulis. Ensemble vocals by Andrew Fox and Onyie Nwachukwu.
    with Direction, Music Supervision, Orchestration and Sound Design by Andrew Fox,
    Artistic Supervision by Christopher Michaels,
    and Mixing and Mastering by Jay Rosen.
    Tracking Engineer and Editor: Andrew Fox
    Saxophone by Robby Wingfield,
    Trumpet by Isaac Tubb,
    and Trombone by Kenneth Johnson.
    ​General Management: Jeremy Terry
    Press Representative: Off Off PR
    IndieWorks Social Media Manager: Emily Cottone


    Bite-Sized Broadway is an IndieWorks Theatre Production created by Jonathon Lynch. Executive Producers: Christopher Michaels and Jeremy Terry. Produced by Jonathon Lynch and Andrew Fox. Bite-Sized Broadway Theme Song written and performed by Michael Perrie, Jr. 
    Support us on Patreon for exclusive perks and extended content! Head to www.patreon.com/bitesizedbroadway 


    This episode is sponsored by Maria Wirries and Matt SanGiovanni - Check out Maria’s new album, “Just Keep Singing” streaming now. head to mariawirries.com
    And visit Matt's website at www.mattsangiovanni.com


    Find more info on Jamil and the show, head to magicalnegrospeaks.com. And be sure to check out Jamil’s podcast with his father, retired Federal Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis, about the historical role of law in shaping the societal structures which act as barriers to attaining the American dream. Listen to Ellis Conversations on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and more, or head to ellisconversations.tumblr.com.
    For more on Andrew, head to andrewfoxmusic.com.

    For more information on this and other IndieWorks programming, please visit www.indieworkstheatre.com. Like and follow us on social media, @IndieWorksCo.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Meryl T. ,

MTA was outstanding!

Huge Peter Saxe fan here. So happy to hear the fabulous MTA: The Musical!

ChrisAH32286 ,

Fantastic for any musical theatre lover...

This is an amazing podcast for any true theatre lover. “MTA: The Musical” especially resonated with me as a former New Yorker who has lived that particular experience numerous times. The talent is truly top-notch.
Looking forward to listening in on more episodes :)

the_lep ,

Music To My Ears!

Highly recommend! If you love musical theatre, you must listen! One episode in and I love this! So much more than I expected! I love hearing new, original works, and am amazed by the different artists abilities to come together and create this! Love the talk-backs afterwards, so interesting to hear about the people who made the musical, their background, and their processes.

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