The Peanut Gallery is an intergenerational podcast featuring conversations about professional theater and the performing arts. Listen in as we discuss theater trends, the business of theater, and the power of live theatrical experiences ~ while sharing stories, musings, and anecdotes about life on stage. The Peanut Gallery is hosted by longtime Theater producer, director, and actor Tim Scott, alongside nationally syndicated radio host and New York and Broadway tour guide, George Harter.
In this episode George and Tim discuss the origin of musical revivals. How they came to be and why they are so popular.
Art Through Pandemics
In this episode Tim and George discuss how theater and art has evolved through pandemics. Particularly how art changed during the early 1920s as a result of the 1918 flu pandemic and largely due to World War I. They also ponder how Theater can and will change as a result of the current Covid-19 crisis.
Lerner and Loewe
In this episode George and Tim discuss the partnership of Alan J. Lerner and Frederick Loewe. How they met and why their partnership worked so well, in spite of some rocky roads to Broadway for a few of their shows.
Disruption in American Theater
In this episode Tim and George discuss historical disruptions in the American theater, including the current COVID-19 crisis. How audiences and theater producers adapt and the importance of human connection.
Cast Recordings and LPs
In this episode George and Tim discuss the thirty-three and a third long-playing record and the influence it had on Broadway cast recordings and marketing shows.
In this episode Tim and George discuss the great partnerships in musical theater. From Rodgers & Hammerstein to the longest partnership ever - Kander & Ebb -- and ranking the top 5 of all time.
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Really enjoyable podcast for these troubled times!