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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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ANNIE with Adam Wachter

ANNIE with Adam Wachter

We know you're gonna like it HEEERRRRRE! Why? Because this week we're talking about everyone's favorite curly redhead (after Gwen Verdon that is...), ANNIE! Jeff and guest Adam Wachter (Encore! on Disney+) ...
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND with Bryce Charles

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND with Bryce Charles

Happy Black History Month! On this week's episode Jeff and guest Bryce Charles sit down for a "human heart" to heart about ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, making room along the way to discuss Quan La Chanze, Queen ...
MINNIE'S BOYS, A DOLL'S LIFE, & GRIND with Larry Grossman

MINNIE’S BOYS, A DOLL’S LIFE, & GRIND with Larry Grossman

It's our first "Flop Episode," and we're starting out with a bang! This week we explore why the "f word" will not be a curse word on this podcast and do so with Tony nominated composer Larry Grossman (now ...
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC with Tom Zohar

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC with Tom Zohar

Welcome to "Casting Desiree- A Podcast." Kidding. It's our first Stephen Sondheim episode, and this week it's all about A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, a very elegant musical about sex-crazed rich people. Guest ...
PETER PAN with Katie DeShan

PETER PAN with Katie DeShan

Time for a little visit to Neverland as Jeff and guest Katie DeShan talk about PETER PAN, the timeless musical of the boy who wouldn't grow up. Along the way, they share their unusual commonality with ...
FROZEN with Bruce Merkle

FROZEN with Bruce Merkle

Jeff sits down with guest (and good friend of Olaf the snowman) Bruce Merkle to discuss the famous Arendelle sisters, the commercialization of Broadway, and why audiences lose their minds when an actor ...
IN THE HEIGHTS with Debra Cardona

IN THE HEIGHTS with Debra Cardona

Happy 2020! We're back at it, and thanks to listener Sebastian, the first musical we're covering this year is IN THE HEIGHTS. Five time "Abuela" Debra Cardona stops by to talk about Lin-Manuel Miranda's ...
CATS with James Vasquez and John Treacy Egan

CATS with James Vasquez and John Treacy Egan

As the film version of CATS continues to cause the modern world to scream "What on earth is a Jellicle Cat?!" Jeff sits down with director/super fan James Vasquez and Broadway vet John Treacy Egan to discuss ...
THE MUSIC MAN with Teri Bibb

THE MUSIC MAN with Teri Bibb

Broadway soprano Teri Bibb joins Jeff to discuss the legacy of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN and answer the questions: "Where do sopranos go after they turn 40?" "What exactly is a 'shipoopi?'" and ...
HELLO, DOLLY! with Michael Betts and special guest Mary Jo Catlett!

HELLO, DOLLY! with Michael Betts and special guest Mary Jo Catlett!

In this week's episode, Jeff and guest Michael Betts discuss the glory of Jerry Herman's smash hit HELLO, DOLLY! and along the way, touch on musicals with exclamation points, the hallmarks of a good Carol ...

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