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This is a podcast about Stephen Sondheim's entire body of work show by show and song by song. Each week Kyle Marshall invites an expert to discuss a Sondheim song in-depth. Together they discover the humour, how the songs inform character, and any hidden meanings. Most importantly they try to understand the man behind the music, the Shakespeare of our time, as best they can.

Putting It Together Kyle Marshall

    • Performing Arts

This is a podcast about Stephen Sondheim's entire body of work show by show and song by song. Each week Kyle Marshall invites an expert to discuss a Sondheim song in-depth. Together they discover the humour, how the songs inform character, and any hidden meanings. Most importantly they try to understand the man behind the music, the Shakespeare of our time, as best they can.

    Victoria Gordon – An Interview

    Victoria Gordon – An Interview

    Victoria Gordon will be starring in Sondheim on Sunday: A 90th Birthday Salute. Victoria is an acclaimed performer, director, and producer based out of Los Angeles. In this episode she discusses with Kyle her inspirations, her love of Sondheim, and why her concert was always inevitable.

    • 43 min
    Marry Me a Little – Company (with Darby Turnbull)

    Marry Me a Little – Company (with Darby Turnbull)

    How, exactly, do you marry someone a little? That's what Darby Turnbull and Kyle discuss in this last song of Act One. It seems like Bobby's delusions are getting the best of him. Plus the conversation drifts into topics of mental health, Showboat, and stress eating.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Getting Married Today – Company (with Hallie Casey)

    Getting Married Today – Company (with Hallie Casey)

    A wedding day can be stressful. The character Amy decides to sing through her anxiety as fast as she possibly can. Kyle is joined by Hallie Casey to discuss relationships, updated lyrics, and a book written in 1852.

    • 58 min
    Another Hundred People – Company (with Matthew Sampson)

    Another Hundred People – Company (with Matthew Sampson)

    By bus, train, or plane people keep coming to New York. Matthew Sampson joins Kyle to discuss a song that was written for a specific performer but hides a whole lot of meaning to the rest of the show.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Someone Is Waiting – Company (with Federico Tedeschi)

    Someone Is Waiting – Company (with Federico Tedeschi)

    Someone Is Waiting contains foreshadowing for a couple of songs that appear in Company later in the show. Federico Tedeschi returns to explain why this is such an important song. Plus, a formal apology is given for the events of last week.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Have I Got a Girl For You – Company (with Matt McClendon)

    Have I Got a Girl For You – Company (with Matt McClendon)

    A bunch of guys try to convince Bobby to tell them about his sexual conquests. But maybe there's more to this song than that? Matt McClendon joins Kyle to discuss the Kamasutra and Sazerac Slings.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

Mtgirl24601 ,

My new fave!

This is my new favorite podcast. What I love about it is that the hosts take a critical look at the lyrics of a Sondheim show and get into analysis without ever criticizing the work or acting like they know better or know all the answers. The host doesn’t just pretend to know everything he thinks about it and talks through his questions with the guest host. I love that.

'Zonia ,

More please

I love these—I wish there were more. After seeing the new production of WSS in previews (Dec 10, 2019—I live in NYC) I want to hear Kyle’s & his guests’ knowledgable take on it.

CheeseyMoosicals ,

Sending love from the CHEESEY side

From one musical podcast to another, this is wonderful and I love listening! Keep being great! 🧀

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