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A Musical Theatre Podcast

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Conversations revealing the cultural and emotional impact of our favorite musicals in theatre history.

On each episode of “A Musical Theatre Podcast,” Jeffrey Scott Parsons welcomes a special guest to explore one musical from theatre history. Together they get to the heart of the show’s cultural and emotional impact by looking at its creators, context, and storytelling. Always fun and heartfelt, this is the podcast to celebrate the humanity of our musical theatre art form.

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Episodes

DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES with Jake Saenz

DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES with Jake Saenz

While it may have flopped on Broadway, DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES was a winner in Europe and our recent poll on PATREON! So if you're thinking you're too sophisticated for this episode, get ready to realize all the fun you've been missing while you've been rolling your eyes ...
THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS with Josh Breckenridge

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS with Josh Breckenridge

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS ran for only two months on Broadway at the end of 2010, but in that short time it managed to spark controversy that not only brought protestors outside the theatre, but 12 Tony nominations the following Spring. Luckily our special guest this week is able ...
A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE with Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens

A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE with Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens

Jeff and guests Stephen Flahery and Lynn Ahrens discuss their musical A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, book by Terrence McNally) ...
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN with Jay Armstrong Johnson

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN with Jay Armstrong Johnson

Jeff and guest Jay Armstrong Johnson discuss the musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, book by Terrence McNally) ...
OLIVER! with Max Miller

OLIVER! with Max Miller

Never has a child changed the world so much by asking for seconds. The musical OLIVER! is somewhat of an outlier in 1960s musical theatre that's as dark as it is joyful and filled to the brim with wonderful ...
SOMETHING ROTTEN with Brad Oscar

SOMETHING ROTTEN with Brad Oscar

How on earth do you name a brand new musical SOMETHING ROTTEN, open it cold on Broadway and somehow still have a hit? Short answer: magic. Long answer: listen to this week's episode with original Tony-nominated ...
PATREON! Preview- "Attack of the Monster Musical" with Adam Abraham

PATREON! Preview- “Attack of the Monster Musical” with Adam Abraham

Here's a little something to help you through the end of your week! Jeff brings you a mini episode spotlighting the latest offering on PATREON! in which author Adam Abraham drops by to talk about the release ...
BRIGADOON with Meg Bussert

BRIGADOON with Meg Bussert

Well, it didn't take 100 years, but today is finally the day BRIGADOON comes to life on the podcast! Here to discuss the magical beauty of this 1947 musical is a Tony nominee from the 1980 revival, actor ...
RAISIN with Jerrell L Henderson

RAISIN with Jerrell L Henderson

RAISIN was named the Best Musical of 1974. Have you seen it? Can you sing a song from it? Here to argue why our answers to both of these questions should be "yes" is director, puppeteer, historian, and ...
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE with Gina Morgano

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE with Gina Morgano

It might be the oldest title we cover on "A Musical Theatre Podcast" thanks to some well written listener requests! THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE found incredible success on Broadway over a century after it ...

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