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A podcast for musical theatre nerds and newbies. Join Chelsey and Tara as they discuss musicals and all their glorious facets--the technical, the dramatic, the problematic, and the beloved songs we never want to hear again. Episodes released every other Friday.

What The Musical Operation Shadowbox

    • Arts
    • 5.0, 24 Ratings

A podcast for musical theatre nerds and newbies. Join Chelsey and Tara as they discuss musicals and all their glorious facets--the technical, the dramatic, the problematic, and the beloved songs we never want to hear again. Episodes released every other Friday.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Joebob3425 ,

Finally!

After months and months of searching for a musical theater podcast that fit a specific criteria—talk about a musical, break it down, give a little history, play some clips of the music, and review it —I finally found one, and it’s perfect. Honestly, I thought there would be hundreds of podcasts that fit the criteria, but not so much. Some analyze musicals, but go off on uninteresting disjointed tangents, that are neither enlightening or entertaining. Some have interviews with people working in musical theater—yes, please—but those don’t really analyze specific shows. There is one that gives the production history of a musical, but a new episode is released every Haley’s Comet.

What the Musical is PERFECT. The hosts, Chelsey and Tara, are funny, smart, and they do research, but keep it concise. They give their opinions on the musical, along with their favorite numbers. It’s so well put together and organized. Plus, they play small clips of the music! I don’t write reviews, normally. But the search for a podcast like this one has been so long, arduous, and disappointing, that I had to review it immediately. LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN. Good job, Chelsey and Tara.

Lysander03 ,

S’wonderful

This podcast has moved up to one of my “must listen now the minute that I see it update” podcasts. The hosts are charming, knowledgeable, and fun to listen to. I always learn something, even if I always don’t agree. Great work, and everyone should listen. Cuz I’m also one of those kids.

onceandfuturetheatergeek ,

Humorous, witty, and insightful!

As a long-time musical theater enthusiast, it is an absolute pleasure to listen to Chelsey and Tara discuss the nuances of this genre. I feel like a “fly on the wall” at a cocktail evening where the topic of discussion is tailored to what I find most interesting! The show is professional and well produced, and I will happily admit to having binge-listened to the first four episodes in one night (though I didn’t mix ALL the cocktails). Really looking forward to listening to more of this smart, insightful dialogue!

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