Ever wondered if a musical was actually good? Join hosts MJ and Jonah as they debate the performances, plots, and puns of a variety of broadway hits to determine if the show is a bop or a flop.
Ep. 7 - Can DHP Do No Wrong? Feat. Paige Pedersen - Curtains (2007)
Guest host Paige Pederson joins Jonah and MJ to obsess over David Hyde Pierce in the show within a show murder mystery musical Curtains. Join the hosts as they praise how Curtains captures the spirit of show business, learn a bit about how Jonah and Paige as stage managers feel about opening nights, and see if MJ will ever get over her inability to see the merit in songs irrelevant to the plot!
Lass-oh Vs. Lass-oo
Show People at the Tony’s
DHP Performing Hit The Couch - Song Starts at about 4:00
A link to take the test - There is only one official one and many knockoffs, this is the best knockoff.
Nighthawks - Edward Hopper
DHP - A Valentine for Niles
Jason Danieley - Streets of Dublin
Karaoke Muppets - Mentioned in a bit that got cut, but it’s so funny we had to share it
Parody of the racist songs in the Golden Age (similar to Kansasland) as demonstrated by The Drowsy Chaperone
Ep. 6 - Will Jonah Cry? Feat. Jackson Johnson - She Loves Me (2016)
In this very special, very long revenge episode, MJ’s good buddy Jackson Johnson rips into Jonah’s favorite musical, the 2016 revival of She Loves Me. They discuss the merits of pure fun, feminism, the treasure that is Zachary Levi, and disagree on whether or not the Red Scare should have played a factor in the plot.
Hugh Jackman in his pre-Wolverine days in Boy From Oz
Why Hugh Jackman (and everyone) sounds bad in the Les Mis movie
That Song In Every Musical That No One Likes
She Loves Me from 1993 - This is the one MJ likes more
Here’s a song that MJ loves Zachary Levi’s voice in. Put him in more pop/rock musicals!
Laura Benanti doing a quick summary of the whole show
Ep. 5 - Is You a Newfoundlander? - Come From Away (2017)
Come From Away gets serious, and so do MJ and Jonah. Along with the usual musical analysis, our hosts compare and contrast the reactions to 9/11 with those of our current pandemic and unrest. Join them as they discuss how the stories and music from Come From Away shed light on the worst and best parts of humanity.
The first production after the workshop was produced in 2012 at Sheridan College in Ontario
Listen to the masters themselves talk about their show
African Talking Drum
Christian Hymn/Saint Francis’ Prayer - Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
Islamic Call to Prayer - Adhan
Hindu Mantra of Peace - Asato Ma Sadgamaya
Hebrew Prayer for Peace - Ya’aseh (Oseh) Shalom
A Screech In
The real Nick and Diane Marson
Diane at The Dover Fault
Interviews with the real people who inspired the characters
A beautiful piece regarding normalcy in this new era we are in
Ep. 4 - Why is "Her Is?" The Way It Is? - The Pajama Game (1954)
The Golden Age proves to be divisive. Listen in as MJ argues that Jonah is taking bop too literally, Jonah questions the shows improper use of grammar, both agree that we need more baritones, and brace yourselves for a surprise bike horn. You won't be ready for it. MJ and Jonah sure weren't.
Chadwick Boseman’s contributions to live theatre
The Transatlantic Accent
Alice in Wonderland - Very Good Advice
Donald Duck and WWII - Heads up, there’s A LOT of questionable propaganda and racially insensitive material in this one, but it’s a fascinating look at the history of Disney and of US politics.
All the songs we said sounded like Once a Year Day
Soliloquy - Carousel
Fosse Choreography - Steam Heat and Sing Sing Sing, Soloist starts at 6:50
Set MacFarlane singing 7 and a Half Cents
Ep. 3 - Were We Too Mean? - Disaster! (2016)
Get ready for Is It Too 70s 2, Electric Boogaloo! Jonah and MJ go overboard on their criticism of the seafaring song-fest, Disaster!
Disaster Reviews -AmNY and Chicago Tribune
NBC Broadway Showcase
Ep. 2 - Who's The REAL Scene Stealer? - Mean Girls (2017)
In this totally fetch episode, MJ fangirls a little too much, Jonah passionately defends old school showstoppers, and both of them marvel at the razor sharp wit of the 2017 Broadway hit Mean Girls.
Diana musical clip
Broadway Theatre Tribute
Power Princess Medley - Taylor Louderman
Fresh Prince Parody - Cheech Manohar
Choreography Sample - Cheech Manohar
I’d Rather Be Me breakdown
See what the masters themselves have to say about their show
Fun additional song - Bossed Up - The original Act 2 opener in D.C., replaced by Stop.