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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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CHICAGO with Corey Wright

CHICAGO with Corey Wright

It's the musical that's on everybody's lips, and it only took 30 years for it to happen. This week we welcome performer, writer, and choreographer Corey Wright to discuss everything from his love of Fosse ...
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE with Ken Werther

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE with Ken Werther

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is a love letter to musical theatre known for being sweet, goofy, and controversial. Joining us this week to discuss this listener request is someone proud to have been called all ...
PLAY ON! with Yvette Cason

PLAY ON! with Yvette Cason

This week we're celebrating Black artists in musical theatre, just like the delightful musical PLAY ON! Join us as we welcome original Broadway cast member (and "Beyonce's mom") Yvette Cason to discuss ...
BIG FISH with Jeff Whiting

BIG FISH with Jeff Whiting

BIG FISH is an American myth of a musical whose audience continues to grow just like the tall tales it celebrates.  Joining us this week to discuss all things fathers, sons, and Susan Stroman is her "what ...
WEST SIDE STORY with Hector Guerrero

WEST SIDE STORY with Hector Guerrero

WEST SIDE STORY might be the most important collaboration in all of musical theatre. There's no way to overstate its layers of storytelling and emotional relevance, but in this episode, we sure try.  ...
SPECIAL 50TH EPISODE!

SPECIAL 50TH EPISODE!

We're celebrating our 50th episode this week with never before heard conversations with past guests including Glenn Rosenblum (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF), Ryan O'Connor (SUNSET BOULEVARD), Barbara Dixon (ANYTHING ...
THE WILD PARTY & THE WILD PARTY with Julia Murney

THE WILD PARTY & THE WILD PARTY with Julia Murney

More than likely this New Year's Eve won't see many wild parties, so we're giving you two! In 2000, two different composers were inspired by the same 1920s poem about excess and epiphany and gave birth ...
THE FANTASTICKS with Madison Claire Parks

THE FANTASTICKS with Madison Claire Parks

Deep in December it's nice to remember THE FANTASTICKS, an unusual little show that also happens to be the longest running musical in the world. Join us as we talk to actress Madison Claire Parks about ...
CINDERELLA with Sadie Bowman

CINDERELLA with Sadie Bowman

The history of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is a testament to taking musical theatre to new places and making the impossible possible. Who better then to discuss this musical than an innovator like ...
SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK with Andrew Madsen

SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK with Andrew Madsen

The creative team of SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK often referred to their musical as a "rock & roll circus drama," but there's no way they knew how accurate a description that would become. This week ...

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