117 episodes

Jess is a Musical Theatre expert, Andrew knows nothing about the Musical Theater world. Listen to hear the hilarity ensue as fresh eyes analyze musicals old & new.

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Musicals with Cheese Podcast Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.8, 105 Ratings

Jess is a Musical Theatre expert, Andrew knows nothing about the Musical Theater world. Listen to hear the hilarity ensue as fresh eyes analyze musicals old & new.

Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    #97 Waitress (feat. Grace Aki)

    #97 Waitress (feat. Grace Aki)

    This week Jess & Andrew are joined by the hilarious and kind Grace Aki will be covering Sara Bareilles' heartwarming musical "Waitress."
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    #96 Bright Star

    #96 Bright Star

    This week Jess & Andrew will be covering the only musical with both Steve Martin and Edie Brickell as composers: "Bright Star."

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    • 49 min
    #95: Tarrytown (Feat. Adam Wachter)

    #95: Tarrytown (Feat. Adam Wachter)

    Happy Pride! This week Jess & Andrew will be covering the dark comedy adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" -- Tarrytown. They are joined by the musical's incredible composer Adam Wachter!

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    #94 Everybody's Talking About Jamie

    #94 Everybody's Talking About Jamie

    Happy Pride! This week Jess & Andrew will be covering the heartwarming drag musical "Everybody's Talking About Jamie."

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    • 49 min
    #93 Fun Home

    #93 Fun Home

    Happy Pride! This week Jess & Andrew will be covering Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori's biographical musical "Fun Home."

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    #92: A New Brain

    #92: A New Brain

    Happy Pride! This week Jess & Andrew will be covering William Finn's semi-autobiographical musical "A New Brain."

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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

Adaumbelle ,

Delicious!!

I love how Musicals with Cheese disects every show they talk about. You have to wait until the end, because their rating system is hilarious! That reminds me, where are my Cheetos?

thesbian on twitter ,

Funny, Fun, and Casual

I've been listening to this podcast for a while but finally decided to review!

While I definitly do not agree with Jess and Andrew on all of their opinions (Hedwig is perfect, excuse you) I still really enjoy hearing their thoughts. I love musicals but I do admit that theater people can be... pretentious. Musicals with Cheese does not particiopate in the same type of gatekeeping that can come up in other musical theater circles. (You don't need to know the entire history of every broadway composer, every rivialry between producers, or the outcome of every Tony Awards season to enjoy this podcast.) That is not to say that the hosts are unintelligent-- just that the discussion is interesting and sometimes even very deep while remaining accessable to newer or casual theater fans.

If you're looking for a podcast that studies music theory or deep metophorical symbolism then this show probably isn't for you, but if you're looking for a fun chat about your favorite shows (or even shows you've never heard of) then this is a great fit :)

Laura P,ELA Teacher ,

I think it’s good...

Except I haven’t been able to finish an entire episode before I’m switching apps to iMusic so I can listen to musical numbers that I haven’t listened to in forever! I think I got about 2 minutes into the Miss Saigon episode before needing to hear the rest of The Heat is On (in Saigon)! Even when they hate the musical, I find that I’m still enjoying their commentary. For example, I was quite surprised by how much they dislike Rent, I think their main issue is that the plot is completely unrealistic. Since when is that a requirement for a musical? Lol. I think the lack of a realistic, coherent narrative is one of the reasons people like musicals, it’s escapism at its finest! But everyone had a right to their own opinion, and I kinda have to agree with them about Over the Moon being ridiculously long and not very good. One of these days I’ll make it through an entire episode without spending the next hour listening to the soundtrack. But that’s definitely one of the reasons I like the show; thanks for reminding me of all the good music I haven’t been listening to in quite some time!

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