64 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.

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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

    Hadestown

    Hadestown

    John and John continue the season with a discussion on the current hit "Hadestown" and talk about the possibility of influences from the operatic tradition, the role of staging in the success of a production, and John N. gets into his theatre crush on Patrick Page.



    Music, lyrics and book by Anaïs Mitchell

    Based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Euridice



    Find the episode on your favorite podcast app or by going to https://anchor.fm/musicalminutes

    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

    • 26 min
    The Sound of Music

    The Sound of Music

    Welcome to Season 4 of "Musical Minutes With John and John"!

    To start the season off, the Johns take a look at the peak of the Rodgers and Hammerstein mountain with their last collaboration "The Sound of Music". The pair discuss how they view the legacy of Rodgers and Hammerstein and how this show exemplifies their process. They also get into a bit of a discussion of the movie version, and as always - try and give a good recommendation on what to listen to. It's good to be back!



    Music by Richard Rodgers

    Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

    Book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse



    Find the episode on your favorite podcast app or by going to https://anchor.fm/musicalminutes

    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

    • 30 min
    Follies

    Follies

    To finish off Season 3, John and John take a look at Stephen Sondheim's "Follies", a show about regret, looking to the past, and seeing what might have been. The pair discuss the show's legacy in recordings, the various revisions that the show underwent, their deep and abiding love for Sondheim's use of tone painting... and it all culminates in a discussion about Sondheim's musical legacy. Which is left up in the air and will be revisited in Season 4.



    Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

    Book by James Goldman



    Find the episode on your favorite podcast app or by going to https://anchor.fm/musicalminutes

    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

    • 43 min
    Gypsy

    Gypsy

    Sit down with your favorite eggrolls and miniature farm animals - because this week John and John try and get their gimmick by talking about Gypsy. They talk about the lasting power of the show, how it faced some massive juggernauts when originally on Broadway, and where they would place the overture in the overall body of theatrical work.



    Music by Jules Styne

    Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

    Book by Arthur Laurents



    Find the episode on your favorite podcast app or by going to https://anchor.fm/musicalminutes

    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

    • 26 min
    Les Miserables

    Les Miserables

    This week, John and John man the barricades to talk about the height of the Megamusical and "Les Miserables". The team talks about their... issues with the score and orchestration, and how it affects their views of the piece. 



    Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg

    Lyrics by Alain Boubil and Jean-Marc Natel

    Book by Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schönberg

    Based on the novel “Les Miserables” by Victor Hugo



    Find the episode on your favorite podcast app or by going to https://anchor.fm/musicalminutes

    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

    • 37 min
    Beetlejuice

    Beetlejuice

    This week, John and John talk about "The Ghost With the Most"... but don't say his name three times in a row, or we'll have some problems on our hands. "Beetlejuice" is our topic of the week, and the duo talks about its changes from the source material, some (relatively minor) issues John N. has with the show, and where its lasting place in the theatre canon could end up.



    Music and lyrics by Eddie Perfect

    Book by Scott Brown and Anthony King

    Based on the movie "Beetlejuice" by Geffen Company Pictures



    Find the episode on your favorite podcast app or by going to https://anchor.fm/musicalminutes

    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

    • 30 min

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