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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

THE KING AND I with Mark Eden Horowitz & Joan Almedilla

THE KING AND I with Mark Eden Horowitz & Joan Almedilla

In 1951, THE KING AND I changed musical theatre, and now in 2022, the modern world has changed THE KING AND I. While everyone can (and should) have an opinion on this work of art, this week’s episode ...
PASSING STRANGE with Todd Underwood

PASSING STRANGE with Todd Underwood

Whether you've already met or have yet to meet the genius creativity that is PASSING STRANGE, this episode invites you to truly come as you are. Chita Rivera Award Winner, Todd Underwood (director/choreographer ...
SWEENEY TODD with Ethan Slater

SWEENEY TODD with Ethan Slater

Major masterwork SWEENEY TODD has made us all wince, laugh, and think since its bloody premiere in 1979. Joining us this week to discuss what makes this killer musical simmer and explode is Tony nominee ...
THE BOY FROM OZ with Justin Clarke

THE BOY FROM OZ with Justin Clarke

The closest we've been to a new-old school "star vehicle" in modern musical theatre is unquestionably THE BOY FROM OZ which tells the story of the divinely flamboyant Peter Allen and probably wouldn't ...
RAGTIME with David Loud

RAGTIME with David Loud

"Giving the nation a new syncopation" requires many things, maybe most important... a conductor. Here this week to discuss the musical masterpiece RAGTIME (that's right, masterpiece!) is the musical director ...
BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL with Becky Birdsong

BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL with Becky Birdsong

Today we're "crossing the line" and exploring the mega fun listener request BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL. Joining us to discuss this show's reach, ambition, and experimentation (not kidding) is someone who ...
THE WIZ with Ken Page

THE WIZ with Ken Page

This week we're celebrating Black History Month with a musical so groundbreaking, it has a tornado! Broadway legend (AIN'T MISBEHAVIN, CATS), and Cowardly Lion, Ken Page joins us to discuss the history, ...
LADY IN THE DARK with Michael Van Duzer & Dr Alisa Hurwitz

LADY IN THE DARK with Michael Van Duzer & Dr Alisa Hurwitz

Time for a deep dive into the most groundbreaking show most of us will never see. Thanks to listener Colden, this week we're covering LADY IN THE DARK with lifelong super fan (and director, writer, and ...
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN with Klea Blackhurst

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN with Klea Blackhurst

The moment you think you may know everything about musical theatre is the moment you should talk to Klea Blackhurst about ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. This week we sit down with this amazing singer, actress, and ...
LITTLE WOMEN with Gwen Hollander

LITTLE WOMEN with Gwen Hollander

Today we're celebrating "Women Power" with the 2005 musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's groundbreaking novel LITTLE WOMEN. Joining us to discuss this holiday worthy listener request is the hilarious ...

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