Jim and Tomic’s Musical Theatre Happy Hour


At the heart of any great story is a powerhouse duo. Valjean and Javert, Sweeney Todd and Mrs Lovett, Hamilton and Burr, Andrew Lloyd Webber and small cats, and now, our hosts: Jimi Mitchell and Tommy Nolan – your very own star-crossed musical theatre nerds. One from Scotland, one from Chicago. Both united in their love for all things musical theatre. They’ve come together to offer you a sip of everything you need to quench your musical theatre thirst.

This transatlantic podcast offers two separate perspectives into the wonderful world of musical theatre. Jimi and Tommy may live far away from the bright lights of Broadway and London’s West End, but they represent the massive community of musical theatre fans who live on a diet of cast recordings and regional theatre. They hope to share their passion with their fellow nerds, closet nerds and wannabe nerds.

With this podcast, they want to offer something a little different – each episode will explore the story of a different musical, delving deep into the show’s history and looking at the wider social context surrounding it. As Jimi and Tommy dive into some of your favourite shows, as well as shining the spotlight on some hidden gems, they invite you to learn something new whilst having a gay ol’ time.

If you’re new here, the boys recommend you pick your favourite show and listen to the episode about that!

So, get ready to sit back, relax, and indulge in a large glass of Jim & Tomic’s Musical Theatre Happy Hour.



Happy Hour #18: A Gangster’s Gavotte - ‘Guys and Dolls’

Happy Hour #18: A Gangster’s Gavotte – ‘Guys and Dolls’

Place your bets, it’s time to shoot craps with the spectacular musical comedy, Guys and Dolls! We boggle over the mystical parallel universe that the musical’s set in, Nathan Detroit - the most popular role in the acting world and tease the possible new movie production! ...
Happy Hour #17: A Newsboy Nugget - ‘Newsies: The Musical’

Happy Hour #17: A Newsboy Nugget – ‘Newsies: The Musical’

Are you ready to seize the day and carry that banner? Well now is the time! Newsboy wannabes Jimi and Tommy talk all about Menken, Feldman and Fierstein’s high-flying smash Newsies! Expect discussion about the historical context of the show, as well as highlighting the stronghold of The ...
Happy Hour #16: A Hairy Hootenanny - 'Hair'

Happy Hour #16: A Hairy Hootenanny – ‘Hair’

Strip off your clothes and let the sunshine in, it’s time to talk all about the revolutionary classic Hair! Jimi and Tommy debate whether or not this one of the most important musicals of all time, Jimi comes out as a latent hippie and the guys discuss the ...
Happy Hour #15: A Fun Home Hoopla - 'Fun Home'

Happy Hour #15: A Fun Home Hoopla – ‘Fun Home’

Welcome to our podcast on Maple Avenue! This week, we're talking about the fabulously important (and recently closed) musical Fun Home. We chat about the importance of representation, non-linearity, vagaries in the LGBTQ alphabet soup of terminology, and Jimi gets caught up on a particular V-word ...
Happy Hour #14: A Raining Rumpus - 'Singin' In The Rain'

Happy Hour #14: A Raining Rumpus – ‘Singin’ In The Rain’

Good morning! Unpack your raincoats and dust off your tap shoes as it’s time to celebrate the greatest movie musical of all time - Singin’ in the Rain! We chat all about directorial tyranny, metatheatrical dubbing and Hollywood’s biggest drag queen of all time - Gene Kelly! ...
Happy Hour #13: A Cavalcade of Cats - 'Cats'

Happy Hour #13: A Cavalcade of Cats – ‘Cats’

*Cough!* *Hack!* *Eeech!* Hairball got you down? We've got the perfect solution: Andrew Lloyd Webber's mega-hit musical Cats. It's team Jimi (aka Cats Trash) vs team Tommy (aka the rest of the world). Are we talking about high concept art? Or the lowest common denominator. The gloves are ...


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