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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

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 ...
LITTLE ME with Mary Gordon Murray

LITTLE ME with Mary Gordon Murray

The 1962 musical LITTLE ME has one of the great comedic scores of all time, and it just so happens our incredible guest Mary Gordon Murray was Tony nominated for singing it! Join us as this Broadway pro ...
THE BOOK OF MORMON with Candace Quarrels

THE BOOK OF MORMON with Candace Quarrels

The controversial musical THE BOOK OF MORMON has been a popular listener request for quite some time, and in this episode, we finally get to share those "mission stories" you've been craving. Longtime ...
TABOO with J Bailey Burcham and Sarah Uriarte Berry

TABOO with J Bailey Burcham and Sarah Uriarte Berry

After almost 20 years, it's time to look back with fresh eyes at the Boy George musical TABOO and realize how pioneering it was. Guest J Bailey Burcham joins us as we evoke the New Romantic Era, discuss ...

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