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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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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 ...
A CHRISTMAS STORY with Ian Eisendrath

A CHRISTMAS STORY with Ian Eisendrath

It's been a rough month, so we're taking a Christmas in July vacation this week to discuss one of the very few holiday musicals to be nominated for Best Musical at the Tony Awards: A CHRISTMAS STORY. Joining ...
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES with David Engel

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES with David Engel

It's Pride month, and we're celebrating with the drag mother of musicals: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Joining us to explore this traditional yet groundbreaking milestone is original Broadway cast member David ...
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN with Joshua Finkel & Richard Bermudez

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN with Joshua Finkel & Richard Bermudez

Recently we chose five musicals from our listener request list that had all won the "Best Musical Tony Award" and allowed our social media followers to vote on which we should cover to celebrate next week's ...
THE WHO'S TOMMY with Cricket Myers

THE WHO’S TOMMY with Cricket Myers

A wisecracking sound designer once said, "The audience doesn't leave humming the lights." Whoever said it, they have a point. That's why this week's episode dedicated to the rock musical THE WHO'S TOMMY ...
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 ...

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