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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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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 ...
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 ...

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