70 episodes

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 twice a month.

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    • 4.8 • 46 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 twice a month.

    Bright Star

    Bright Star

    Content Warning: family separation
    I Can't Wait for this episode on Bright Star! We talk Chelsey's Personal Review Corner, community storytelling, and whole characters at every age. PLUS: JLM will forever be our brightest star.
    Theme music by Cullen Vance. 
    WtM logo and poster art by Theron, Ink.
    Original Broadway cast album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Into the Woods, Part II

    Into the Woods, Part II

    Content Warning: infertility, sexual predation & assault, family loss & death
    It Takes Two (episodes) to head Into the Woods! In the second half of this 2-part episode, we talk apathy vs ambivalence, deficit choices, and rejecting narratives. PLUS: JLM could guest-star...and that's the moral of the story!
    Theme music by Cullen Vance. 
    WtM logo and poster art by Theron, Ink.
    Original Broadway cast album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Into the Woods, Part I

    Into the Woods, Part I

    Content Warning: infertility, sexual assault, family loss & death
    Maybe They're Magic, or maybe it's time to venture Into the Woods! In the first half of this 2-part episodes, we talk the ineffective nature of selfish people, being fluent in anxiety, and the winding paths of parenthood.
    Theme music by Cullen Vance. 
    WtM logo and poster art by Theron, Ink.
    Original Broadway cast album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

    • 49 min
    The Who's Tommy

    The Who's Tommy

    Content Warning: child abuse, murder, sexual assault, racism, ableism
    There's an Amazing Journey ahead with The Who's Tommy! We talk rock ballets, setting up idols to fall, and pinball as a metaphor for life. PLUS: is JLM more of a pinball or skee-ball kinda guy?
    Theme music by Cullen Vance. 
    WtM logo and poster art by Theron, Ink.
    Original Broadway cast album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Darling Grenadine

    Darling Grenadine

    Content Warning: alcoholism
    Manhattan is never far away when we sip our way through Darling Grenadine! We talk new musical development, centering off-center characters, and the best dog in a musical, ever. PLUS: please wave a safely-socially-distanced "hello" to JLM for us.
    Theme music by Cullen Vance.
    WtM logo and poster art by Theron, Ink.
    Check out more from Darling Grenadine creator Daniel Zaitchik.

    • 58 min
    Cinderella

    Cinderella

    A Lovely Night is only made better by the magic of Cinderella! We talk contemporary casting, love at first sight, and fairy tale revolutions. PLUS: we bet JLM would waltz through a lovely night.
    Theme music by Cullen Vance. 
    WtM logo and poster art by Theron, Ink.
    Original Broadway cast album: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

BoboCramp ,

Please come back!

Enjoying the show - hope a “revival” is in the works!

Ocean O'connel Rosenberg ,

Ride the Cyclone??

Hi! I really like the podcast. I was wondering if you could talk about Ride the Cyclone? Thank you so much!!

EEP713 ,

Great for those actually interested in hearing some fun analysis

A podcast where they actually discuss the musical itself! Thank you!!

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