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Jesse McAnally is a Musical Theatre expert, Andrew DeWolf knows nothing about the Musical Theater world. Listen to hear the hilarity ensue as fresh eyes analyze musicals old & new.

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BONUS: Top Five Andrew Lloyd-Webber Musicals

BONUS: Top Five Andrew Lloyd-Webber Musicals

The Dear Friends are back and aren't you lucky!? Today they're counting down their top five favorite Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals! Come join the fun, do you agree? You'll have to listen to find out!

31 mins
Jun 17
#299.3 Sia's "Music"

#299.3 Sia's "Music"

"Get a girl, I'll get a boy One plus one Take 'em right down to the shore One plus one." Grab your last strand of sanity and horrific taste because this week we're diving into what is easily the worst thing Jess has ever seen in the Oscar Bait flop musical from the pop singer Sia "Music." Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 1 min
Jun 13
BONUS: Top Five Stephen Sondheim Musicals

BONUS: Top Five Stephen Sondheim Musicals

Today we're chatting about Stephen Sondheim and our top FIVE favorite Stephen Sondheim Musicals! What do you think our number one will be? Give a listen to find out.

51 mins
Jun 10
#299.2 - Do I Hear a Waltz?

#299.2 - Do I Hear a Waltz?

"Do I hear a waltz? Oh, my dear, don't you hear a waltz?" Grab your blankie and milk because this show will make you fall asleep faster than a melatonin popsicle! This week we're talking about the ill fated Sondheim/Rodgers collaboration "Do I Hear a Waltz?" Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

55 mins
Jun 6
#299.1 - Annie 2: Miss Hannigan's Revenge | Annie Warbucks (feat. Robbie Rozelle)

#299.1 - Annie 2: Miss Hannigan's Revenge | Annie Warbucks (feat. Robbie Rozelle)

"I always knew, knew that tomorrow would come true, I always knew..." Grab your hard knock wigs and constant rewrites because this week we're joined by the brilliant Robbie Rozelle to talk about Annie 2 -- BOTH OF THEM. Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 14 mins
May 30
#299 - South Pacific

#299 - South Pacific

"You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late, Before you are six or seven or eight.." Wash that man right out of your hair and go to Bali Hai to talk about Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pulitzer winning musical South Pacific. Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 14 mins
May 23
#298 - Peter Pan Goes Wrong

#298 - Peter Pan Goes Wrong

"With faith and trust and fairy dust, and the world of make-believe!" Grab your mistaken props and hilarious mistakes because this week we're joined by Zach and Cassie from Who is My Doctor to talk about "Peter Pan Goes Wrong" Listen to Who is My Doctor.

1 h 5 mins
May 16
CARREY'D AWAY: Itsy Bitsy Spider (1992)

CARREY'D AWAY: Itsy Bitsy Spider (1992)

Wow! 1992 was a big year for Jim, doing TV movies, garbage comedy skit films, animated voice roles, all alongside his full time gig at In Living Color. Man, he works hard for the money as the kids say.

13 mins
May 13
#297 - A Very Potter Sequel

#297 - A Very Potter Sequel

"You're Harry Freakin' Potter!" Grab your outdated jokes and misplaced love of a certain author and join us to talk about StarKid's second Harry Potter Outing in "A Very Potter Sequel." Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

59 mins
May 9
CARREY'D AWAY: Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992)

CARREY'D AWAY: Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992)

How we doing folks? Good? Alrighty then! This week we're diving into a surprisingly sincere film called Doing Time on Maple Drive where Jim Carrey puts on a piss poor performance as an alcoholic.

32 mins
May 6
#296 - The Notebook Musical

#296 - The Notebook Musical

"If this is love, I'm not ready If this is love, why am I so unsteady?" Grab your $5 Tissue boxes and adaptational woes because this week we're diving into Ingrid Michaelson's new musical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel The Notebook.

1 h 8 mins
May 2
CARREY'D AWAY: In Living Color (Season 2)

CARREY'D AWAY: In Living Color (Season 2)

Hey kids, we're back at you with a brand spankin' new episode on the second season of the sketch comedy show "In Living Color"

39 mins
Apr 29
#295 - Anyone Can Whistle

#295 - Anyone Can Whistle

"Everybody Says Don't Everybody Says Don't Walk On The Grass Don't Disturb The Peace..." Grab your French Wig and strange plotting because this week we're diving into Sondheim's Sophomore Slump of a musical "Anyone Can Whistle!" WATCHCRY!

1 h 12 mins
Apr 25
CARREY'D AWAY: High Strung (1992)

CARREY'D AWAY: High Strung (1992)

We're back at you with one of the strangest things we've covered so far (and that's saying something), from the mind of Kung Pow's Steve Oedekerk we have High Strung, a Bill Hicks style rant film where Jim Carrey plays the Grim Reaper.

37 mins
Apr 22
#294 - Reefer Madness the Musical

#294 - Reefer Madness the Musical

"Reefer Madness, Reefer Madness!" Grab your drug paraphernalia and propoganda posters because this week we're diving into the broad comedy musical from the minds of Heathers, just in time for 420 its "Reefer Madness" Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

57 mins
Apr 18
#293 - Frozen the Musical

#293 - Frozen the Musical

"Do you want to build a Snowman?" Grab your ice powers and sister issues because this week we're diving into Disney's most recent film to Broadway adaptation Frozen! Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 1 min
Apr 11
IMPORTANT PODCAST UPDATE | The Cheese Wheel

IMPORTANT PODCAST UPDATE | The Cheese Wheel

We have an important announcement for the future state of the podcast, and fun things in store for the future! Come listen up!

6 mins
Apr 9
#292 - Hedwig & The Angry Inch (Re-visited)

#292 - Hedwig & The Angry Inch (Re-visited)

"Enemies and adversaries, they try and tear me down!" Grab your band and stalk your ex because this week we're covering John Cameron Mitchell's rock classic "Hedwig & the Angry Inch." Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 17 mins
Apr 4
BONUS: Cats 2019 Commentary (feat. Emily Clark & Christi Esterle)

BONUS: Cats 2019 Commentary (feat. Emily Clark & Christi Esterle)

Jellicle cats come out tonight! Early in the pandemic we were joined by Christi Esterle and Emily Clark to watch Cats 2019 for a group watch! Come listen and relive it! Let the memory live again!

2 h 2 mins
Apr 1
#291 - Rock of Ages

#291 - Rock of Ages

"Every rose has its thorn..." Grab your dad rock and oldies station because this week we're diving into the 2009 Jukebox musical "Rock of Ages" and the much worse film adaptation of the same name. Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 4 mins
Mar 28
BONUS: Moulin Rogue (2001) Movie Commentary

BONUS: Moulin Rogue (2001) Movie Commentary

Here's an extra special treat, a BONUS episode released in full for the first time! In early pandemic days we watched the Moulin Rogue movie from 2001! Jess loves this movie, Andrew has never seen it!

2 h 12 mins
Mar 25
#290 - Guys & Dolls

#290 - Guys & Dolls

"In other words, just from waiting around for that plain little band of gold A person can develop a cold..." Grab your tissues & dice because this week we're talking gambling and marriage in the classic musical "Guys & Dolls" Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

56 mins
Mar 21
BONUS: Broadway in Detroit 2024 (feat. Amber Rasho)

BONUS: Broadway in Detroit 2024 (feat. Amber Rasho)

For an extra special episode we're joined by Amber Rasho of Broadway in Detroit to talk about the upcoming season and what goes into a theatrical tour. If you want to grab your season passes for Broadway in Detroit just click here!

30 mins
Mar 18
#289 - Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour

#289 - Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour

"Hi, it's me. I'm the Problem it's me..." Grab your Swiftie merch and Red Scarf because this week we're diving into the most prolific modern pop musician of our time Taylor Swift and her "Eras Tour." Please don't kill us Swifies. Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 26 mins
Mar 14
BONUS: Nicholas Sparks Movies - Reviewed & Ranked!

BONUS: Nicholas Sparks Movies - Reviewed & Ranked!

This week for a very strange bonus episode, we're talking about ALL of the Nicholas Sparks movies -- from thee good to the bad to the VERY bad. Join Liz, Jess, and actress Miranda Moffat to talk about all of these films and rank them! Come join the fun.

1 h 36 mins
Mar 11
#287 - Mean Girls 2024 (feat. Brianna Jones)

#287 - Mean Girls 2024 (feat. Brianna Jones)

"I can't even watch when she touches his hair And I've watched a snake eat a cow!" Grab your burn book and popcorn because this week we're joined by one of our favorite people Brianna Jones to talk about the new Mean Girls movie! Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 16 mins
Mar 7
BONUS: CARREY'D AWAY - In Living Color (Season 1)

BONUS: CARREY'D AWAY - In Living Color (Season 1)

Remember when a bunch of the most talented and charismatic comedians of the 20th Century started a comedy variety show in the late 20th Century?!

49 mins
Mar 4
#286 - Anything Goes

#286 - Anything Goes

"In olden days, a glimpse of stocking Was looked on as something shocking But now, God knows Anything goes..." Grab your disguises and poorly aged stereotypes because this week we're talking about the classic musical comedy "Anything Goes." Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

54 mins
Feb 29
BONUS: "The Holiday" the Musical (feat. Bethany McDonald) - Make me a Musical #22

BONUS: "The Holiday" the Musical (feat. Bethany McDonald) - Make me a Musical #22

In today's episode, we have the pleasure of hosting Bethany McDonald, a British actor, singer and dancer from the small town of St. Helens in the north of England who has been in the musical Six, and currently in the National Tour of "Pretty Woman" the Musical.

28 mins
Feb 26
#285 - Death Note the Musical (feat. Rachel Clare Chan)

#285 - Death Note the Musical (feat. Rachel Clare Chan)

"The earth will shake The sky will scream Once they feel the power of the hurricane!" Grab your murder book and apples because this week we're joined by actress Rachel Clare Chan to talk about "Death Note" the Muscial! Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 4 mins
Feb 22
BONUS: Cinderella (2021) Commentary

BONUS: Cinderella (2021) Commentary

"If it's a million to one, I'm gonna be that one!" Buckle your seatbelts for a film nobody remembers -- Cinderella starring Camilla Cabello and James Corden. REMEMBER THAT ONE!? EVERYONE'S FAVORITE!!

1 h 51 mins
Feb 19
#284 - Gutenberg the Musical (feat. Brent Black)

#284 - Gutenberg the Musical (feat. Brent Black)

"Words, words, words!" Grab your different hats with names on it, and stunt casting because today we're joined by unofficial third host Brent Black to talk about Gutenberg! The Musical! Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 17 mins
Feb 15
BONUS: Wicked (2024) Trailer Reaction

BONUS: Wicked (2024) Trailer Reaction

Jess and Andrew sat down to watch the new Wicked Trailer, and document their reactions for your listening pleasure! You ain't ready for our hot takes yet. We also compare the Wicked film to the recently announced Moana Sequel that will be releasing on the SAME DAY!

30 mins
Feb 13
#283 - Disney's Wish

#283 - Disney's Wish

"So I look up at the stars to guide me..." Grab your wishing star and mediocre story because this week we're diving into the most recent Disney animated musical flop "Wish." We dive into the narrative, the villain songs, and the state of Disney animation.

1 h 22 mins
Feb 8
BONUS: Carrey'd Away The Dead Pool

BONUS: Carrey'd Away The Dead Pool

This week, join us for our episode of "Carrey'd Away" to talk about the first (but not last) time Jim Carrey would play a small role in a Clint Eastwood Vehicle.

42 mins
Feb 5
#282 - Stephen Sondheim's Road Show

#282 - Stephen Sondheim's Road Show

"You're the best thing that ever has happened to me..." Grab your con man schemes and changing motivations because this week we're diving into Sondheim's last (completed) show Road Show. This will dive into all the versions, so come join the fun.

1 h 8 mins
Feb 1
BONUS: Peggy Sue Got Married (feat. Caitlin Kinnunen & Isabelle Mccalla)

BONUS: Peggy Sue Got Married (feat. Caitlin Kinnunen & Isabelle Mccalla)

This is a sneak peak at Jess and Liz's other podcast "Carrey'd Away" where they're joined Broadway's "The Prom" stars Caitlin Kinnunen and Isabelle Mccalla join us to unravel the chameleon-like career of Jim Carrey, sharing laughs as we reminisce on his metamorphosis from rubber-faced comedian to a thespian of depth.

54 mins
Jan 29
#281 - The Color Purple (2023)

#281 - The Color Purple (2023)

"Like the color purple Where do it come from? Now my eyes are open Look what God has done..." Grab a slice of Huckleberry Pie and some great cinematic ideas because this week we're diving into the brand new feature film adaptation of "The Color Purple." Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 15 mins
Jan 25
#280 - Six the Musical

#280 - Six the Musical

"Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived!" Grab your history books and girl pop albums because this week we're diving into the West End/Broadway sensation "Six the Musical." This has been a long time coming and you won't believe our wild takes!

1 h 15 mins
Jan 18
BONUS: AI DND # 2 - The Ballad of Whizzer the White

BONUS: AI DND # 2 - The Ballad of Whizzer the White

Jess and Andrew are using Ai Dungeon a musical theatre story in this new series!

30 mins
Jan 15
#279 - Damn Yankees!

#279 - Damn Yankees!

"Whatever Lola Wants, Lola gets." Grab your baseball bat and contracts with the Devil because this week we're diving into the classic musical that brought Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon together: "Damn Yankees!" IT'S NOT EVEN ABOUT THE YANKEES!

1 h 11 mins
Jan 11
BONUS: Ten Best Episodes of 2023! (feat. Juliet Antonio)

BONUS: Ten Best Episodes of 2023! (feat. Juliet Antonio)

Today we're joined by the one and only keeper of the cheese Juliet Antonio to talk about their ranking of the top ten best episodes of Musicals with Cheese of 2023. Will your favorites make the list? There's only one way to find out!

35 mins
Jan 8
#278 - Tár (2022)

#278 - Tár (2022)

"Apartment for sale Apartment for sale Your mother's buried deep!" We're starting 2024 on the weirdest of notes eh? This week we're talking about Todd Field's 2022 masterpiece(?) Tár!! Come join the fun! Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

56 mins
Jan 4
BONUS: AI DND # 1 - Dear Connor Hansen

BONUS: AI DND # 1 - Dear Connor Hansen

We're trying this new thing -- Jess and Andrew are using Ai Dungeon a musical theatre story in this new series! This episode asks, "What if Connor and Evan had to go avenge Zoe's death at a Pet Store?" It's... a weird listen to be honest.

41 mins
Jan 1
#277 - Wonka (2023)

#277 - Wonka (2023)

"A world of your own A place to escape to..." Grab your chocolate candies and candy confections because this week we're diving into Paul King's 2023 film "Wonka." Did we like it? Hate it? Indifferent it? Find out here folks! Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 7 mins
12/28/23
BONUS - Top Five Holiday TV Specials (feat. Emily Clark & Christi Esterle)

BONUS - Top Five Holiday TV Specials (feat. Emily Clark & Christi Esterle)

For an extra special treat this week you are getting a HOLIDAY COUNTDOWN where Jess, Emily, and Christi count their favorite Holiday Television Specials! There's tons of surprises and I hope some new classics you'll love!

52 mins
12/25/23
#276 - Olive the Other Reindeer & Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer

#276 - Olive the Other Reindeer & Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer

"Grandpa's gonna sue the pants offa Santa!" Retrieve your long-lost memories and dust off those rudimentary animations because, in this week's episode, we delve into two animated Christmas specials from the early 2000s: "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" and "Olive, the Other Reindeer." Welcome to a festive edition of Holiday Joy!

1 h 18 mins
12/21/23
BONUS: Top Five Holiday Movies (feat. Christi Esterle & Emily Clark)

BONUS: Top Five Holiday Movies (feat. Christi Esterle & Emily Clark)

For an extra special treat this week you are getting a HOLIDAY COUNTDOWN where Jess, Emily, and Christi count their favorite Holiday Movies! There's tons of surprises and I hope some new classics you'll love!

55 mins
12/18/23
#275 - Meet Me in St. Louis (feat. Laura Crone)

#275 - Meet Me in St. Louis (feat. Laura Crone)

"Have yourself a merry little Christmas..." Grab your sisters and flour because this week we're joined by Laura Crone to talk about Meet Me in St. Louis! We talk about the history within the show, our personal connection to the film, and so much more.

1 h 11 mins
12/14/23
BONUS: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (feat. Andrew Keenan-Bolger)

BONUS: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (feat. Andrew Keenan-Bolger)

Hey ya'll! As a little treat, here's a peak at Jess & Liz's other podcast "Carrey'd Away" where we talked about "The Grinch" with Andrew Keenan-Bolger. Check it out if you're interested! Guess who's coming to town this holiday season?

56 mins
12/12/23
BONUS: "A Christmas Carol" by Jess & Andrew

BONUS: "A Christmas Carol" by Jess & Andrew

In this BONUS episode Jess & Andrew reenact Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" from beginning to end. Give it a listen and have yourself a Merry Holiday Season! Music: We Wish you a Merry Christmas Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

33 mins
12/11/23
274 - Eight Crazy Nights (feat. Schaffrillas Productions)

274 - Eight Crazy Nights (feat. Schaffrillas Productions)

"Bum Biddi Biddi Biddi Bum Bum..." Grab your yarmulke and bad taste because we're talking about one of the few rare animated musicals about Hanukkah, Adam Sandler's "Eight Crazy Nights." Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 6 mins
12/7/23
BONUS: Interview w/ Brittany Kay Taylor

BONUS: Interview w/ Brittany Kay Taylor

Jess sits down with the HILARIOUS and kind Brittany Kay Taylor from the Disney+ hit "Encore!" They chat about so much, and honestly, you should listen because you won't regret it one single bit. Find Brittany at: My IG: @brittanykaytaylor Twitter: @brittanyktay.

42 mins
12/4/23
273 - Mulan

273 - Mulan

"Who is that girl I see, staring straight back at me..." Grab your father's armor because this week we're talking about one of the most flawless Disney animated films of the 20th century "Mulan." Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

59 mins
11/30/23
BONUS - Adam Wachter Interview

BONUS - Adam Wachter Interview

Jess gets the opportunity to sit down with the incredible composer of Tarrytown-- Adam Wachter. They talk about so much, including the Musical Theatre, working for Disney+.

37 mins
11/27/23
BONUS - Stephen Sondheim: In Memoriam (feat. Christi Esterle & Emily Clark)

BONUS - Stephen Sondheim: In Memoriam (feat. Christi Esterle & Emily Clark)

Today Jess is joined by Emily Clark and Christi Esterle to talk about the loss of the late great Stephen Sondheim, his impact on us, our favorites of his musicals, and what is impact on the theatre world will look like.

52 mins
11/26/23
272 - Elizabeth Das Musical

272 - Elizabeth Das Musical

"Adieu, Sisi..." Grab your german to english translation book, and get your ghostly musical appetite wet because this week we're doing a terrible job talking about the German show "Elisabeth Das Musical." Not our best ep tbh. Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

46 mins
11/23/23
BONUS - Interview with Kim Katzberg

BONUS - Interview with Kim Katzberg

This week Jess interviews Award winning writer and performer Kim Katzberg!

23 mins
11/20/23
271 - The Book Thief (feat. LadyKnightTheBrave)

271 - The Book Thief (feat. LadyKnightTheBrave)

"Hello Stars, how brave of you to rise..." This week we're talking about the new London adaptation of "The Book Thief" with our friend LadyKnighttheBrave. It is a great discussion about a very interesting and new musical. Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 4 mins
11/16/23
BONUS: `To Free a Mockingbird

BONUS: `To Free a Mockingbird

Jess & Liz dive into Grace Aki's incredible one person show -- "To Free a Mockingbird' -- give it a listen and watch Grace's show!

27 mins
11/13/23
270 - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

270 - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

"Something for everyone a Comedy Tonight..." Grab your togas and raunchy comedy because this week we're talking about Sondheim's "A Funny thing Happened on the way to the Forum" Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 2 mins
11/9/23
BONUS - Spring Awakening: Those You've Known

BONUS - Spring Awakening: Those You've Known

Jess is joined by our video editor Liz Esten to look at the new Spring Awakening Documentary "Those You've Known" currently on HBO Max. They talk about the original Musical, the crazy stories, and more! You will have a blast!

42 mins
11/6/23
BONUS - Company National Tour (feat. Miranda Moffat)

BONUS - Company National Tour (feat. Miranda Moffat)

You're in for a special treat, this week we're talking about the Company National Tour. Jess was supposed to see the Company National Tour, but sadly was unable to due to sickness and his lovely girlfriend Miranda Moffat seeing Company for the first time on stage with her mother.

34 mins
11/3/23
#269 - 35mm: A Musical Exhibition

#269 - 35mm: A Musical Exhibition

"The party goes with you..." Grab your film developing liquid and dark fables because this week we're talking about Ryan Scott Oliver's 35mm A Musical Exhibition. Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 16 mins
11/2/23
BONUS: 10 Horror Films that SHOULD be Musicals (feat. Joel Arnold)

BONUS: 10 Horror Films that SHOULD be Musicals (feat. Joel Arnold)

In this week's BONUS episode Jess is joined by the incredible Joel Arnold has stepped in to talk horror and musicals. This week we're counting down the top ten horror films that SHOULD be musicals. It's a lot of fun, give it a listen!

1 h 7 mins
10/30/23
#268 - The Rocky Horror Show

#268 - The Rocky Horror Show

"I see you shiver with antici-..." Grab your Frankenstein imagery and fishnets because this week we're diving into the counter culture cult classic musical "The Rocky Horror Show." We dive into it's impact, the difference between the live show and the film, and of course how it's reflected in modern day.

1 h 5 mins
10/26/23
BONUS - Avenue Q with Emily St James

BONUS - Avenue Q with Emily St James

"It sucks to be me...." This week Jess sits down with the AMAZING journalist Emily Vanderwerff, and they talk about the way the show has aged, the impact the show had on Emily, and so much more. Take a listen! Donate to Black Lives Matter here.

59 mins
10/23/23
BONUS: Photography: The Musical (feat. Marina Kondo) - Make me a Musical #21

BONUS: Photography: The Musical (feat. Marina Kondo) - Make me a Musical #21

In today's episode, we have the pleasure of hosting Marina Kondo, a multi-talented artist who seamlessly bridges two cultures as a singer, actor, dancer, and lyric translator.

28 mins
10/20/23
#267 - Disney's Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame (feat. Sideways)

#267 - Disney's Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame (feat. Sideways)

"Out there, strolling by the Seine Give me one day out there. Like ordinary men..." Grab your bells and christian imagery because this week we're joined by the incredible Ethan from Sideways to talk about the German stage production of Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame directed by James Lapine.

1 h 3 mins
10/18/23
BONUS - Ratatouille the TikTok Musical (Revisited)

BONUS - Ratatouille the TikTok Musical (Revisited)

"Remy the Ratatouille, the rat of all our dreams!" Jess & Andrew take a look at the BRAND NEW TikTok Musical that just premiered this weekend! Take a look!

34 mins
10/16/23
#266 - Nerdy Prudes Must Die

#266 - Nerdy Prudes Must Die

"We're gonna bully the bully," Grab your Horror Pastiche and musical numbers because this week we're talking about the new StarKid Musical "Nerdy Prudes Must Die" Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

54 mins
10/12/23
BONUS - What is Dear Evan Hansen About?

BONUS - What is Dear Evan Hansen About?

Many are shocked to learn that Evan Hansen is not in fact a 'gay kid' but a monster human. In this weird bonus episode, Jess and Andrew try their best to explain in detail the entire plot of #DearEvanHansen.

27 mins
10/9/23
#265 - School of Rock (feat. Big Beak Entertainment)

#265 - School of Rock (feat. Big Beak Entertainment)

"You're in the band," Grab your drums and Cello because this week we're joined by Big Beak Entertainment to talk about Andrew Lloyd Webber's strange musical adaptation of School of Rock! Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 5 mins
10/5/23
BONUS - Top Ten Romcoms (feat. Grace Aki)

BONUS - Top Ten Romcoms (feat. Grace Aki)

Grace Aki joins Jess this week in place of Elizabeth Esten who will return next week! Grace and Jess count down their top ten FAVORITE ROMANTIC COMEDIES. There's some shockers in there, and some great stories. You'll have a blast!

1 h 15 mins
10/2/23
#264 - 36 Questions Podcast Musical

#264 - 36 Questions Podcast Musical

"Here me out..." Grab your Voice memo app and mountain of lies because this week we're talking about the Podcast Musical from Chris Littler and Ellen Winter "36 Questions. Andrew and Jess get in a huge fight this episode and it's pretty fun!

1 h 3 mins
9/28/23
BONUS - Interview with Kelli O'Hara

BONUS - Interview with Kelli O'Hara

As a super special bonus episode this week, Jess interviews star of stage and screen Kelli O'Hara. They talk about her new show "The Gilded Age," Broadway as a whole, and of course Cheese! You'll have a ton of fun listening to this!

25 mins
9/25/23
#263 - Grey Gardens (feat. Alexis Michelle)

#263 - Grey Gardens (feat. Alexis Michelle)

Welcome aboard as we journey through the enchanting musical landscape of Grey Gardens, guided by none other than Alexis Michelle, Drag Superstar from RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Season 8.

1 h 1 min
9/21/23
BONUS: Atlantis: The Lost Empire the Musical (feat. Tammy Tuckey) - Make me a Musical #17

BONUS: Atlantis: The Lost Empire the Musical (feat. Tammy Tuckey) - Make me a Musical #17

Today we're joined by performer and songwriter Tammy Tuckey, to turn the underrated Disney Animated film "Atlantis the Lost Empire" into a musical! To support Tammy, check out these links: Campaign Link: https://igg.me/at/tammytuckey/x/29181170#/ Facebook - www.facebook.com/singertammytuckey.

37 mins
9/18/23
BONUS: Make me a Musical - Michigan the Musical (feat. Hannah Shankman & Annaliese Wilbur)

BONUS: Make me a Musical - Michigan the Musical (feat. Hannah Shankman & Annaliese Wilbur)

Today for a special episode of Make me a Musical Jess is joined by two members of the cast of the Funny Girl National Tour Hannah Shankman and Annaliese Wilbur. Since they both have deep Michigan connections we created a musical out of the State of Michigan!

32 mins
9/15/23
#262 - Brigadoon

#262 - Brigadoon

Brace yourself as we dissect the rules governing Brigadoon, the peculiar village that has been Fiona's home since the 1700s. We discuss the mind-boggling concept of Brigadoon appearing only once every hundred years and its ability to be accessed by outsiders only when they're in love.

1 h 1 min
9/14/23
BONUS: The Heathers Pro-Shot (feat. Christi Esterle)

BONUS: The Heathers Pro-Shot (feat. Christi Esterle)

Jess is joined by the incredible Christi Esterle to talk about the new Heathers Pro-Shot on the Roku Channel! Come listen!

41 mins
9/11/23
#261 - Trail to Oregon

#261 - Trail to Oregon

Prepare to be transported to the hilarious and entertaining world of musical theatre as we, Jesse, Andrew, and Liz, share our admiration for Star Kid's Trail to Oregon. We dissect the charming eccentricities of this unique musical, from the bite-sized cast and condensed runtime to the flawless comedic performances.

57 mins
9/7/23
BONUS: Annie 2: A Royal Adventure Commentary

BONUS: Annie 2: A Royal Adventure Commentary

Jess and Andrew dove into the non musical TV sequel of the musical Annie starring Ellie from "The Last of Us"

1 h 34 mins
9/4/23
#260 - Bye Bye Birdie

#260 - Bye Bye Birdie

Join us, Jesse and Andrew, on a fascinating tour of the iconic musical, Bye Bye Birdie. We guarantee you an enlightening journey as we trace the musical's journey from stage to screen, highlighting the original concept and its transformation to include the Elvis Presley draft plot.

49 mins
8/31/23
BONUS: The Films of Andrew Lloyd Webber

BONUS: The Films of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Gather and hear the tale of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the attempts to translate his stage work to film. We talk the good, the bad, the very bad on this adventure through cinematic musicals. Guest ALW Voices: Brent Black: https://www.youtube.com/user/brentalfloss.

51 mins
8/28/23
BONUS - Let's Look at Broadway Commercials

BONUS - Let's Look at Broadway Commercials

Jess & Andrew take a look at the strange world of Broadway Commercials! Join us for the insanity!

41 mins
8/25/23
#259 - The Pee-Wee Herman Show

#259 - The Pee-Wee Herman Show

"On your mark, get ready, get set now go go go go! It's time for the Pee Wee Herman Show!" Grab your gray suit and red bow tie because this week we're diving into the stage work of Pee Wee Herman! Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

59 mins
8/24/23
#258 - Ride: A New Musical

#258 - Ride: A New Musical

"Just Ride! Leave the Past behind you..." Grab your bicycle and tragic backstory because this week we're talking about the West End sensation "Ride: A New Musical" about cyclist Annie Londonderry. Jess does a bit for this episode that doesn't 100% work.

49 mins
8/17/23
#257 - Barbie (2023)

#257 - Barbie (2023)

"I'm just Ken..." get your pink shirt and emotional trauma because this week we're diving into the box office breaking film of Greta Gerwig "Barbie." Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf. Theme Songs: Robyn Nash of IOU Music UK.

59 mins
8/10/23
BONUS: Rent (2005) Movie Commentary

BONUS: Rent (2005) Movie Commentary

🎊 Jess and Andrew sat down to watch the Chris Columbus directed film adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s Rent!

2 h 13 mins
8/7/23
#256 - Elvis

#256 - Elvis

"Wise men say Only fools, only fools rush in..." Grab your pink suit and whacky haircut because this week we're talking about Baz Luhrmann's 2022 box office smash "Elvis." Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

55 mins
8/3/23
#255 - Mamma Mia (feat. Brianna Jones)

#255 - Mamma Mia (feat. Brianna Jones)

"Mamma mia, here I go again..." Join us this week to take a look at one of the most popular musicals to ever exist, and one we have a deep history with. This week we're joined by our former producer/editor Brianna Jones to talk about the Abba Jukebox musical "Mamma Mia!" Come join the fun!

1 h 1 min
7/27/23
#254 - Trouble in Tahiti

#254 - Trouble in Tahiti

"Mornin' sun kisses the windows, kisses the walls Of the little white house..." Grab your marital strife and movie tickets because this week we're talking about the Bernstein opera "Trouble in Tahiti" Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 1 min
7/20/23
BONUS: High School Musical 3 Commentary

BONUS: High School Musical 3 Commentary

It's time to graduate kids!!! We're talking about High School Musical 3 so we'll never have to do it again!

1 h 59 mins
7/17/23
#253 - The Light in the Piazza (feat. Grace Aki)

#253 - The Light in the Piazza (feat. Grace Aki)

"Love if you can And be loved May it last forever..." This week we're joined by an all time favorite guest Grace Aki to talk about Adam Guettel's musical The Light in the Piazza. Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 10 mins
7/13/23
BONUS: High School Musical 2 Commentary

BONUS: High School Musical 2 Commentary

Are we still all in this together? We have to find out together!

1 h 56 mins
7/10/23
#252 - The Fantasticks

#252 - The Fantasticks

"Try to remember the kind of September..." This week one of our own Patrons Monica Theroux joins us to talk about one of the most popular and longest running musicals of all time "The Fantasticks" Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 2 mins
7/6/23
BONUS: High School Musical Commentary

BONUS: High School Musical Commentary

Guys, we finally did it. We did a commentary on the Disney Channel Original Movie "High School Musical." All for you wonderful People, and we've got so much more to come, so stay with us!

1 h 40 mins
7/3/23
BONUS: Jess explains to Andrew the Colleen Ballinger situation

BONUS: Jess explains to Andrew the Colleen Ballinger situation

In this impromptu bonus episode, Jess explains Colleen Ballinger and the whole situation leading to the worst "apology video" in internet history. Come join the fun!

26 mins
6/30/23
#251 - Kimberly Akimbo

#251 - Kimberly Akimbo

"I like the way you see the world I like your point of view..." Grab your skates and candy necklace because this week we're talking about the Tony darling about age and time "Kimberly Akimbo." Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

58 mins
6/29/23
The Music Man (2003) Commentary

The Music Man (2003) Commentary

Want us to dive into the wildest Music Man adaptation there is, join us to talk about Disney's 2003 adaptation starring Matthew Broderick.

2 h 18 mins
6/26/23
#250 - Newsies

#250 - Newsies

"Now is the time to Seize the day..." for our 250th episode spectacular -- we're talking about our most requested Musical of all time Newsies. Come listen and have fun! Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 6 mins
6/22/23
BONUS: A Goofy Movie Commentary (feat. Sideways)

BONUS: A Goofy Movie Commentary (feat. Sideways)

We're going to a POWERLINE CONCERT and a FATHER SON ROAD TRIP. Today we're lucky to be joined by Ethan from Sideways to watch along and make goofy comments with us. Come join the fun!

1 h 17 mins
6/19/23
#249 - Sweeney Todd (2023 Revival)

#249 - Sweeney Todd (2023 Revival)

"Swing your razor wide Sweeney!" Grab your razor and rolling pin because this week we're going back to the pilot to talk about Sweeney Todd AGAIN! We both saw the shows most recent Broadway revival and we talk about how that is! Come join the fun.

60 mins
6/15/23
#248 - KHAN!!! The Musical! A Parody Trek-Tacular (feat. Brent Black)

#248 - KHAN!!! The Musical! A Parody Trek-Tacular (feat. Brent Black)

"I want my sweet true vengeance!" Join us as we dive into SPACE the FINAL FRONTIER to talk with Brent Black about his new Off-Broadway musical "Khan!!! The Musical! A Parody Trek-Tacular" We talk about developing the show, how it came to be, and the trials and tribulations of creating a musical.

1 h 11 mins
6/8/23
#247 - Ken Hill's Phantom of the Opera

#247 - Ken Hill's Phantom of the Opera

"While floating high above, I hear, you speak my name." We end Phantom May not with a bang but with a whimper. We are talking about the musical that inspired Andrew Lloyd-Webber to write his show -- Ken Hill's very weird Phantom musical!

59 mins
6/1/23
#246 - Dario Argento's Phantom of the Opera

#246 - Dario Argento's Phantom of the Opera

"Your female smell flows through my veins like the melody of the rolling ocean." Yeah this one... I don't think it needs introduction. At long last we're talking about the most INFAMOUS adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera, directed by one Dario Argento.

1 h 11 mins
5/24/23
#245 - The Phantom of the Opera (1925) feat. Musical Hell

#245 - The Phantom of the Opera (1925) feat. Musical Hell

"insert title card here" join us this week to talk about what can barely be considered a musical in the 1925 silent film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney! We're joined by one of our favorite human beings Christi Esterle to talk all things Phantom!

1 h 5 mins
5/18/23
#244 - Phantom of the Opera (1989)

#244 - Phantom of the Opera (1989)

"Your eyes see but my shadow My heart is overflowing..." Grab your Freddy Kruger gloves and your skinned victims because this week we're talking about the campy 80's horror adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera starring Robert Englund!

52 mins
5/11/23
#243 - Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge (feat. Amanda Hunt)

#243 - Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge (feat. Amanda Hunt)

"Is there a Phantom in the Mall? Folks are bound to ask!" Grab your face mask and cheesy horror tropes because this week we're joined by the incredible Amanda Hunt to talk about "The Phantom of the Mall" Support Amanda's project here: Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 5 mins
5/4/23
#242 - Phantom of the Paradise

#242 - Phantom of the Paradise

"All my dreams are lost and I can't sleep..." Grab your bird imagery and plunger because this week Jess and Andrew are talking about Brian DePalma's incredible film "The Phantom of the Paradise" Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

52 mins
4/27/23
BONUS: The Wicked Movie Conspiracy!

BONUS: The Wicked Movie Conspiracy!

In this extra special bonus episode, Jess posits a conspiracy theory about the upcoming Wicked Movie, and what the recent announcements could mean as well.

33 mins
4/24/23
#241 - Catch Me If You Can

#241 - Catch Me If You Can

"Yes I'm live in living color Life ain't lived in black and white..." Get your money and fake checks together because we're breaking the law and talking about "Catch me if You Can" the Musical! Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

47 mins
4/20/23
BONUS - Tangled #11 - Beyond the Corona Walls Pt 1/2 & The Return of Quaid

BONUS - Tangled #11 - Beyond the Corona Walls Pt 1/2 & The Return of Quaid

We're back with Season 2 of Tangled the Series, and we're talking about some pretty cool episodes! You will have a blast!

26 mins
4/17/23
#240 - Mame (feat. Robbie Rozelle)

#240 - Mame (feat. Robbie Rozelle)

"You charm the husk right off of the corn, Mame..." Dance your shoes off because this week we're joined by fan favorite guest Robbie Rozelle to talk about the musical Mame! Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 11 mins
4/13/23
BONUS - Tangled the Series - Season One Recap!

BONUS - Tangled the Series - Season One Recap!

Jess and Liz are here to recap the entire first season of Tangled the Series and see what we liked, disliked, and so on! So be sure to listen!

22 mins
4/10/23
#239 - Sister Act

#239 - Sister Act

"Take me to heaven! Take me to ecstasy!" This week we're talking about the Alan Menken stage adaptation of "Sister Act!" Get your habit on and start praising the lord! Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

46 mins
4/6/23
BONUS - Tangled #10 - The Quest for Varian/The Alchemist Returns/The Secret of the Sundrop

BONUS - Tangled #10 - The Quest for Varian/The Alchemist Returns/The Secret of the Sundrop

We are in SEASON FINALE TERRITORY! Jess and Liz talk about the Varian trilogy that ends the first season and wraps up all our arcs in a neat little bow! Go give it a listen.

24 mins
4/3/23
#238 - Dick Tracy

#238 - Dick Tracy

"Sooner or later you're gonna be mine..." Join us this week to take a look at Warren Beatty's expensive passion project with original songs from the one and only Stephen Sondheim. It's a beautiful film, and a perfect mess so let's dive in!

1 h 1 min
3/30/23
BONUS - Tangled the Series #9 - Painters Block/Not in the Mood

BONUS - Tangled the Series #9 - Painters Block/Not in the Mood

Jess and Liz are back at it to talk about Tangled, we're back to reality with a normal story about Painting and a less normal story about drugging your friends. It's a blast!

25 mins
3/27/23
#237 - You're A Good Man Charlie Brown (Feat. Big Beak Entertainment)

#237 - You're A Good Man Charlie Brown (Feat. Big Beak Entertainment)

"You're a Good man Charlie Brown..." Get your football and kite ready because this week we're joined by Big Beak Entertainment to talk about the concept album and subsequent musical of "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 1 min
3/23/23
BONUS - Tangled the Series #8 - The Way of the Willow/Queen for a Day

BONUS - Tangled the Series #8 - The Way of the Willow/Queen for a Day

Things are getting tense in the world of the "beer name" town from Tangled. We have Jane Krakowski aunt visiting in one episode, and the literal near death of most of protagonists in another. You're going to love it!

37 mins
3/20/23
#236 - The Blues Brothers

#236 - The Blues Brothers

"Twist it! shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it baby!" Get your sunglasses and suits because this week we're raising money and punching Nazi's in "The Blues Brothers." Jess goes on a rant about safe filmmaking so get ready for that.

57 mins
3/16/23
BONUS - Tangled the Series #7 - The Wrath of Ruthless Ruth/Max's Enemy

BONUS - Tangled the Series #7 - The Wrath of Ruthless Ruth/Max's Enemy

Jess and Liz are back at it with Tangled the Series, and we're talking about Horse envy and OOKY SPOOKY GHOSTS! You're going to love it. Go listen!

33 mins
3/13/23
#235 - Mr. Saturday Night

#235 - Mr. Saturday Night

"I still got it You can choke on all the its that I got" This week we're joined by the incredible Grace Aki to talk about the Billy Crystal lead Broadway event "Mr. Saturday Night" Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

53 mins
3/9/23
#234 - The Frogs

#234 - The Frogs

"Gods of the Theatre Smile on Us..." It's been years in the making but this week we're finally talking about the ill fated Sondheim musical "The Frogs" and how it may be one of the most important and prophetic musicals of Sondheim's canon.

1 h 4 mins
3/2/23
BONUS - Tangled the Series #6 - Pascal's Story/Big Brothers of Corona

BONUS - Tangled the Series #6 - Pascal's Story/Big Brothers of Corona

Jess & Liz are back to talk about a sad story of chameleon abandonment, and a story of how thieving is bad (again). Come join the fun!

27 mins
2/27/23
#233 - Beauty and the Beast (feat.  Dreamsounds)

#233 - Beauty and the Beast (feat. Dreamsounds)

"Tale as old as time." This week the cheeseheads are joined by Marlene Bellissimo, host and creator of Dreamsounds, to talk about the many versions of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

1 h 13 mins
2/23/23
BONUS - Tangled the Series #5 - Under Raps/One Angry Princess

BONUS - Tangled the Series #5 - Under Raps/One Angry Princess

Jess & Liz are back to talk about a romantic episode with Cass and a new guy, and some other fun stuff. Come join the fun!

24 mins
2/20/23
#232 - The Music Man 2022 Revival

#232 - The Music Man 2022 Revival

"Well ya got trouble my friends..." This week we return to the world of Iowa Stubbornness to talk about the most recent revival of The Music Man, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

59 mins
2/16/23
BONUS - Tangled the Series #4 - In Like Flynn/Great Expotations

BONUS - Tangled the Series #4 - In Like Flynn/Great Expotations

Jess & Liz are back to talk about Tangled the Series! Today we're talking about an episode that feels like Rapunzel isn't allowed to participate, and the joys of father in laws.

31 mins
2/13/23
#231 - Anastasia

#231 - Anastasia

"Well, starting now, I'm learning fast On this journey to the past..." Grab your vodka and iffy politics because this week we're talking about the screen to stage adaptation of Anastasia! Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

50 mins
2/9/23
BONUS - Tangled the Series #3 - Cassandra v. Eugene/The Return of Strongbow

BONUS - Tangled the Series #3 - Cassandra v. Eugene/The Return of Strongbow

Jess & Liz are back to talk about a sad story of chameleon abandonment, and a story of how thieving is bad (again). Come join the fun!

48 mins
2/6/23
#230 - A Star is Born (All of Them)

#230 - A Star is Born (All of Them)

"I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in I'll never meet the ground..." Grab your microphone and booze because this week we're talking about EVERY ADAPTATION of A Star is Born. Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 21 mins
2/2/23
BONUS: Tangled the Series #2 - Fitzherbert P.I./Challenge of the Brave

BONUS: Tangled the Series #2 - Fitzherbert P.I./Challenge of the Brave

We're back atcha with more Tangled the Series, this time with 50% more Danny Trejo, so give it a listen and dive into the fun with us.

27 mins
1/30/23
#229 - The Little Mermaid (feat. Staged Right)

#229 - The Little Mermaid (feat. Staged Right)

"Wish I could be, part of your world." Get your sea legs ready because this week we're joined by Kevin Morris of Staged Right to talk about Disney's musical "The Little Mermaid" Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf. Podcast Edited By: Andrew DeWolf.

1 h 6 mins
1/26/23
BONUS- Tangled the Series #1 - What the Hair/Rapunzel's Enemy

BONUS- Tangled the Series #1 - What the Hair/Rapunzel's Enemy

In our first official step into the world of Tangled the Series, Liz & Jess cover the first TWO episodes of the Tangled show: "What the Hair" featuring special guest star Jeremy Jordan, and "Rapunzel's Enemy" featuring Richard Kind!

25 mins
1/23/23
#228 - Blue's Clues Big City Adventure

#228 - Blue's Clues Big City Adventure

"You can do anything, that you wanna do." This week join us as we go into the scariest place in the world -- New York City. This week we're talking about the Blues Clues Live Action film, "Blues Big City Adventure" Hosts: Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf.

49 mins
1/19/23
BONUS: Before Ever After

BONUS: Before Ever After

For this Bonus episode, Jess & LIz Esten dive into Tangled the Series, starting with the movie Pilot: Tangled Ever After!

34 mins
1/16/23
#227 - Dreamgirls

#227 - Dreamgirls

"We're your dreamgirls..." Join us to talk about the incredible musical Dreamgirls in what is our final episode with our wonderful Brianna Jones. So come say goodbye, and talk about the Dreamettes! Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

1 h 5 mins
1/12/23
BONUS: Top 10 Best Episodes of 2022 (feat. Juliet Antonio)

BONUS: Top 10 Best Episodes of 2022 (feat. Juliet Antonio)

For a special treat we are joined by our Keeper of the Cheese Juliet Antonio to talk about our best episodes of 2022! Come listen!

36 mins
1/9/23
#226 - Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical (2022)

#226 - Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical (2022)

"Sometimes you have to be a little bit Naughty" Grab your newt and magical powers because this week we're talking about the Netflix film adaptation of Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical. Come join the fun! Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

47 mins
1/5/23
#225 - Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio

#225 - Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio

"Ciao papa, mio papa..." Grab your wooden boy and ANTIFA commentaries because this week we're talking about the stop-motion animated film made by the brilliant filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro "Pinocchio" (2022) Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

50 mins
12/29/22
#224 - The Rankin Bass Christmas Universe Part II

#224 - The Rankin Bass Christmas Universe Part II

This week join Jess & Andrew as they dive into the Holiday Universe of Rankin Bass once again, talking about every film within the shared universe, even the ones you don't know! So let's put one foot in front of the other and dive into the world of animagic!

1 h 37 mins
12/21/22
#223 - The Rankin Bass Christmas Universe Part I

#223 - The Rankin Bass Christmas Universe Part I

This week join Jess & Andrew as they dive into the Holiday Universe of Rankin Bass talking about every film within the shared universe, even the ones you don't know! So let's put one foot in front of the other and dive into the world of animagic!

1 h 40 mins
12/14/22
#222 - Spirited (2022)

#222 - Spirited (2022)

"We're bringin' back Christmas..." Grab your Pop-songs and Tap-Shoes because this week we're talking about the BRAND NEW Apple TV+ Movie Musical Spirited! Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter. Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram.

1 h 11 mins
12/7/22
#221 - Finding Neverland

#221 - Finding Neverland

"Turn the whole world upside-down And you’ll see, believe..." Grab your Pixie Dust and writing notebook because this week we're talking about one of the strangest musicals ever "Finding Neverland" the Musical! Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

1 h 8 mins
11/30/22
BONUS - Fosse/Verdon Episode 8

BONUS - Fosse/Verdon Episode 8

Jess and Andrew are here to talk about the television SMASH Fosse/Verdon, where we chat about Bob Fosse, his history of theatre, and his personality. These were recorded in fall of 2020.

46 mins
11/28/22
#220 - Bedknobs and Broomsticks (feat. PushingUpRoses)

#220 - Bedknobs and Broomsticks (feat. PushingUpRoses)

"Treguna Mekoides and Tracorum Satis Dee..." Grab your Spellbook and your Magic Bed because this week we're joined by the incredible PushingUpRoses to talk about the Disney Classic Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

1 h 16 mins
11/23/22
#219 - Across the Universe

#219 - Across the Universe

"Nothing's gonna change my world..." Grab your "Help!" album and your Strawberries because this week we're diving into Julie Taymor's movie musical "Across the Universe!" Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter. Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram.

52 mins
11/16/22
BONUS: Fosse/Verdon Episode 7

BONUS: Fosse/Verdon Episode 7

Jess and Andrew are here to talk about the television SMASH Fosse/Verdon, where we chat about Bob Fosse, his history of theatre, and his personality. These were recorded in fall of 2020.

23 mins
11/14/22
BONUS: A Chat with John Sanford - Home on the Range

BONUS: A Chat with John Sanford - Home on the Range

Jess and Andrew got the chance to sit down with John Sanford, a director, Animator, and Artist known for their work on Home on the Range, The Proud Family, Megamind, and so much more.

54 mins
11/11/22
#218 - Disney's Home on the Range

#218 - Disney's Home on the Range

"It's left of Nebraska and over a crest On a little patch of heaven way out West..." Grab your cowboy hat because this week we're talking about the Disney Animated Feature Film Home on the Range! Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

1 h 2 mins
11/10/22
BONUS: Fosse/Verdon Episode 6

BONUS: Fosse/Verdon Episode 6

Jess and Andrew are here to talk about the television SMASH Fosse/Verdon, where we chat about Bob Fosse, his history of theatre, and his personality. These were recorded in fall of 2020.

30 mins
11/7/22
#217 - Ride the Cyclone

#217 - Ride the Cyclone

"AND I’M ASKIN' WHY LORD IF THIS IS HOW I DIE, LORD WHY BE LEFT WITH NO FAMILY AND NO FRIENDS?" This week strap into your rollercoaster because this week we're talking about the Gen-Z Fav Ride the Cyclone. Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

1 h 14 mins
11/3/22
BONUS: Fosse/Verdon Episode 5

BONUS: Fosse/Verdon Episode 5

Jess and Andrew are here to talk about the television SMASH Fosse/Verdon, where we chat about Bob Fosse, his history of theatre, and his personality. These were recorded in fall of 2020.

23 mins
10/31/22
#216 - Goosebumps the Musical: The Phantom of the Auditorium

#216 - Goosebumps the Musical: The Phantom of the Auditorium

"GOOSEBUMPS! GOOSEBUMPS! YOU’RE COVERED HEAD TO TOE IN GOOSEBUMPS!" Grab your candy corn and Phantom mask because this week we're talking about the wonderfully spooky children's musical "Goosebumps the Musical: The Phantom of the Auditorium" Our WEBSITE.

1 h 4 mins
10/26/22
BONUS: Andrew Talks about Rock-A-Fire Explosion

BONUS: Andrew Talks about Rock-A-Fire Explosion

Andrew got really hyper-fixated on the Rock-A-Fire Explosion in ways you would not believe, and I think ya'll are going to enjoy this chat.

25 mins
10/24/22
BONUS: Interview with Sean Snider - Kickstarter Update #3

BONUS: Interview with Sean Snider - Kickstarter Update #3

Hey guys, for every Friday that our Kickstarter is running we will be doing a Friday bonus podcast where we talk about MAKING the movie. Today I'm talking to the film's Cinematographer Sean Snider! If you'd like to donate, click here: https://t.co/lQkdJfGHgi.

26 mins
10/21/22
#215 - The Devil's Carnival & Alleluia! (feat. Laura Crone)

#215 - The Devil's Carnival & Alleluia! (feat. Laura Crone)

"You're in the Devil's Carnival Come one, come two, come all..." Today we're joined by our good friend Laura Crone to talk about the two episode series "The Devil's Carnival" and "Alleluia!" Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

1 h 9 mins
10/19/22
BONUS: Make me a Musical - Caticorn the Musical (feat. Amy Quint)

BONUS: Make me a Musical - Caticorn the Musical (feat. Amy Quint)

Make me a Musical is back and this week we are joined by Amy Quint to turn the Caticorn into a musical! Buy Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/as-you-like-it-the-frog-peach-theatre-1070409. Socials: https://www.facebook.com/frogpeach/ https://twitter.com/Frog_and_Peach.

30 mins
10/17/22
BONUS - Interview with Gloria Koehler - Kickstarter Update #2

BONUS - Interview with Gloria Koehler - Kickstarter Update #2

Hey guys, for every Friday that our Kickstarter is running we will be doing a Friday bonus podcast where we talk about MAKING the movie. Today I'm talking to the film's producer Gloria Koehler! If you'd like to donate, click here: https://t.co/lQkdJfGHgi.

28 mins
10/14/22
#214 - Over the Garden Wall

#214 - Over the Garden Wall

"Oh, potatoes and molasses If you want some, oh, just ask us..." Grab your pumpkins and frog because this week Jesse McAnally and Andrew DeWolf are talking about the Spooky Cartoon Network tv show "Over the Garden Wall!" Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

1 h 9 mins
10/13/22
BONUS: Fosse/Verdon Episode 4

BONUS: Fosse/Verdon Episode 4

Jess and Andrew are here to talk about the television SMASH Fosse/Verdon, where we chat about Bob Fosse, his history of theatre, and his personality. These were recorded in fall of 2020.

24 mins
10/10/22
BONUS - Interview with Nathan Keelan - Kickstarter Update #1

BONUS - Interview with Nathan Keelan - Kickstarter Update #1

Hey guys, for every Friday that our Kickstarter is running we will be doing a Friday bonus podcast where we talk about MAKING the movie. If you'd like to donate, click here: https://t.co/lQkdJfGHgi.

33 mins
10/7/22
#213 - Notre-Dame de Paris

#213 - Notre-Dame de Paris

"From nowhere came the age of the cathedrals..." This week Jess and Andrew dive back into the world of European Theatre to talk about Notre Dame de Paris! How does it compare to other adaptations of Hugo's story? I guess we'll have to find out!

1 h 4 mins
10/6/22
SUPPORT US ON KICKSTARTER! | DAUGHTERS OF THE DOMINO

SUPPORT US ON KICKSTARTER! | DAUGHTERS OF THE DOMINO

Today we have launched a Kickstarter Campaign for a new project called "The Daughters of the Domino" a feature film from Jesse McAnally and we need your help to fund it! Support our Kickstarter Here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/daughtersofthedomino/the-daughters-of-the-domino?ref=checkout_rewards_page.

1 min
10/4/22
BONUS: Fosse/Verdon Episode 3

BONUS: Fosse/Verdon Episode 3

Jess and Andrew are here to talk about the television SMASH Fosse/Verdon, where we chat about Bob Fosse, his history of theatre, and his personality. These were recorded in fall of 2020.

32 mins
10/3/22
#212 - Mozart, l'opéra rock

#212 - Mozart, l'opéra rock

"Tatoue-moi sur tes murs..." Grab your emo vibes and angsty demeanor because this week Jess and Andrew dive into the world of European Musicals to talk about "Mozart, l'opéra rock!" Come join the fun of the French! Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

1 h 11 mins
9/29/22
BONUS: Fosse/Verdon Episode 2

BONUS: Fosse/Verdon Episode 2

Jess and Andrew are here to talk about the television SMASH Fosse/Verdon, where we chat about Bob Fosse, his history of theatre, and his personality. These were recorded in fall of 2020.

28 mins
9/26/22
#211 - A Very Potter Musical

#211 - A Very Potter Musical

"I gotta get back to Hogwarts..." Grab your intellectual property paperwork because this week we're diving into the first StarKid show ever "A Very Potter Musical." We talk about Parody, changes in humor, and how Starkid has changed over the years.

1 h 25 mins
9/22/22
BONUS - Fosse/Verdon Episode 1

BONUS - Fosse/Verdon Episode 1

Jess and Andrew are here to talk about the television SMASH Fosse/Verdon, where we chat about Bob Fosse, his history of theatre, and his personality. These were recorded in fall of 2020.

23 mins
9/19/22
BONUS- Lulu Fall - Transform (Feat, Lulu Fall)

BONUS- Lulu Fall - Transform (Feat, Lulu Fall)

Today Jess is joined by the incredible vocalist, actress, and artist Lulu Fall to talk about her new EP "Transform" which is now available at www.lulufall.com! Please listen to the album before listening to this episode where we talk about each track of the EP, what it means to her, and how it came to be.

53 mins
9/16/22
#210 - 13 the Musical (feat. Liz Esten)

#210 - 13 the Musical (feat. Liz Esten)

"It's the lamest place in the world But it just got a little bit better..." Grab your backpack and homework because this week Jesse McAnally and Andrew DeWolf are joined by Elizabeth Esten to talk about the Movie and Musical versions of Jason Robert Brown's 13!

1 h 23 mins
9/15/22
PATREON PREVIEW: Camp Rock Commentary

PATREON PREVIEW: Camp Rock Commentary

Here's a full episode preview of what you'll get on Patreon if you join -- a FULL LEGNTH COMMENTARY on the Disney Channel Original Movie "Camp Rock!" We also have commentaries available for the High School Musical Movies, Phantom of the Opera 2004, Cinderella 2021, and more!

1 h 40 mins
9/12/22
#209 - Once

#209 - Once

"I don't know you But I want you All the more for that..." Grab your guitar and piano because this week Jesse McAnally and Andrew DeWolf are talking about the Movie and Musical versions of "Once" Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

1 h 3 mins
9/8/22
#208 - Mozart's The Magic Flute

#208 - Mozart's The Magic Flute

"The vengeance of Hell boils in my heart,." Grab your magic bells and magic flute because this week Jesse McAnally and Andrew DeWolf are talking about the final Mozart Opera "The Magic Flute" Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

1 h 5 mins
8/31/22
#207 - The Pirates of Penzance

#207 - The Pirates of Penzance

"It is, it is a glorious thing To be a Pirate King." Grab yer Booty and Treasure because this week Jesse McAnally and Andrew DeWolf are talking about the Gilbert and Sullivan comedy opera, "The Pirates of Penzance." Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

60 mins
8/25/22
#206 Purple Rain (feat. Patrick H Willems)

#206 Purple Rain (feat. Patrick H Willems)

"I only wanted to see you Laughing in the purple rain..." Grab your motorcycle and microphone because this week we are honored to be joined by video essayist and filmmaker Patrick H Willems to talk about the Prince Vanity Project "Purple Rain!" Our WEBSITE.

1 h 22 mins
8/18/22
Touring a Show: The Musical (feat. Aaron Michael Ray, Nick Duckart & Steffi Didomenicantonio) - Make me a Musical #18

Touring a Show: The Musical (feat. Aaron Michael Ray, Nick Duckart & Steffi Didomenicantonio) - Make me a Musical #18

Today we're joined by three cast members from the National Tour of Come From Away: Aaron Michael Ray, Nick Duckart & Steffi Didomenicantonio to turn the concept of Touring A Musical into a Musical!

33 mins
8/15/22
BONUS: Bridgerton, Christian Hamilton, and Copyright (feat. Emily Clark)

BONUS: Bridgerton, Christian Hamilton, and Copyright (feat. Emily Clark)

Jess sits down with Emily Clark to talk about IP's and Musical theatre, with a focus on the Bridgerton controversy and the Christian Hamilton Lawsuit.

32 mins
8/12/22
#205 - Belle

#205 - Belle

"Lend me your voice..." Grab your IPhone and Avatar because this week Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf are talking about the new anime musical Belle! Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter. Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram. Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com.

57 mins
8/11/22
BONUS: Encore #9

BONUS: Encore #9

Elizabeth Esten is back with us and we're doing a new mini-series -- we are now covering Encore on Disney+, and we spend the whole time simping over Adam Wachter!

22 mins
8/8/22
#204 Spice World (feat. LadyKnightTheBrave)

#204 Spice World (feat. LadyKnightTheBrave)

"Slam it to the left If you're havin' a good time Shake it to the right If ya know that you feel fine..." Grab your tour bus and gucci dress because this week Jesse McAnally and Andrew DeWolf are joined by the hilarious LadyKnightTheBrave to talk about the Camp masterpiece "Spice World.

1 h 18 mins
8/4/22
BONUS: Encore #8

BONUS: Encore #8

Elizabeth Esten is back with us and we're doing a new mini-series -- we are now covering Encore on Disney+, and we spend the whole time simping over Adam Wachter!

41 mins
8/1/22
#203 - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (feat. Joseph Evans Green)

#203 - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (feat. Joseph Evans Green)

"Go Go Go Joseph" Grab your Coat and Corn because this week Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf are joined by high tier patron Joseph Evans Green to talk about Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Our WEBSITE.

49 mins
7/28/22
BONUS: Encore #7

BONUS: Encore #7

Elizabeth Esten is back with us and we're doing a new mini-series -- we are now covering Encore on Disney+, and we spend the whole time simping over Adam Wachter!

29 mins
7/25/22
#202 - Popeye (LIVE FROM BROADWAYCON)

#202 - Popeye (LIVE FROM BROADWAYCON)

"I Yam what I Yam..." Grab your Spinach and Pipe because this week Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf are LIVE FROM BROADWAYCON where they perform in front of a live audience to talk about the Robert Altman Flop "Popeye!" Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

1 h 2 mins
7/21/22
BONUS: Encore #6

BONUS: Encore #6

Elizabeth Esten is back with us and we're doing a new mini-series -- we are now covering Encore on Disney+, and we spend the whole time simping over Adam Wachter!

29 mins
7/18/22
BONUS: What Happened At Broadwaycon!

BONUS: What Happened At Broadwaycon!

Join Jesse McAnally, Andrew DeWolf, Elizabeth Esten, and Brianna Jones as they talk about all the adventures they went on in the Big Apple! From Broadway Shows to theft accusations we talk about it all! Come join the fun! Our WEBSITE.

49 mins
7/15/22
#201 - Sweet Charity (feat. Thanks)

#201 - Sweet Charity (feat. Thanks)

"I'm a brass band, I'm a harpsichord..." Get your top hat and cane because this week Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf joined by Ben Martin and Andrew Grella of the Band "Thanks" to talk about the Bob Fosse classic musical "Sweet Charity" Our WEBSITE.

1 h 9 mins
7/14/22
BONUS: Encore #5

BONUS: Encore #5

ADAM WACTHER RETURNS! Jess and Liz return to Encore coverage as they go to Florida with all the crazies.

30 mins
7/11/22
#200 - The Sound of Music

#200 - The Sound of Music

"The Hills are alive..." Grab your guitar and Edelweiss because this week for our 200th episode SPECTACULAR we are covering the Rodgers and Hammerstein Classic "The Sound of Music." Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter. Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram.

1 h 19 mins
7/7/22
BONUS: Encore #4

BONUS: Encore #4

Elizabeth Esten is back with us and we're doing a new mini-series -- we are now covering Encore on Disney+, and we spend the whole time simping over Adam Wachter!

42 mins
7/4/22
#199 - Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation (feat. Grace Aki)

#199 - Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation (feat. Grace Aki)

"Winnie The Pooh, Winnie The Pooh Chubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff..." Grab your red shirt and honey pot because we're joined by one of our favorite human beings Grace Aki to talk about the new stage musical "Winnie the Pooh" Our WEBSITE.

1 h 16 mins
6/30/22
BONUS: AI DND # 6 - Harold Hill in the Apocalypse

BONUS: AI DND # 6 - Harold Hill in the Apocalypse

Jess and Andrew are using Ai Dungeon to create a musical theatre story in this new series!

23 mins
6/27/22
BONUS: A Conversation About "Parade" (feat. LadyKnightTheBrave)

BONUS: A Conversation About "Parade" (feat. LadyKnightTheBrave)

Jess is joined by the incredible videomaker LadyKnightTheBrave to talk about the Jason Robert Brown Musical "Parade." It's a fun discussion and enlightening. You must listen!

48 mins
6/24/22
#198 - Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

#198 - Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

"Everyone's a hero in their own way..." Grab your Evil Goggles and Evil Gloves because this week we're talking about the 2008 cult classic "Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog!" You are not going to want to miss this one! Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

59 mins
6/23/22
BONUS: AI DND # 5 - Willy Wonka's Killing Spree

BONUS: AI DND # 5 - Willy Wonka's Killing Spree

Jess and Andrew are using Ai Dungeon to create a musical theatre story in this new series!

21 mins
6/20/22
#197 Victor/Victoria

#197 Victor/Victoria

"There was once a shady dame from Seville..." Start your vocal warm-ups and toxic masculinity because this week we're talking about Blake Edward's incredible movie musical Victor/Victoria and the stage adaptation of the film! Our WEBSITE.

1 h 6 mins
6/16/22
BONUS: AI DND # 4 - Rent: Finding Benny's Dog

BONUS: AI DND # 4 - Rent: Finding Benny's Dog

Jess and Andrew are using Ai Dungeon to create a musical theatre story in this new series!

22 mins
6/13/22
#196 "Tick... Tick... BOOM!" 2021 (feat. Sideways)

#196 "Tick... Tick... BOOM!" 2021 (feat. Sideways)

"They're singing, "Happy birthday" You just wanna lay down and cry..." Grab your birthday candles and your piano because this week we're joined by our good friend Ethan from Sideways to talk about the film adaptation of Jonathan Larson's "Tick... Tick...

1 h 22 mins
6/9/22
#195 - Nine

#195 - Nine

"Be Italian Live today as if it may become your last..." Grab your wife, ex-wife, and mistress because this week we're talking about the Yeston/Kopit musical "Nine" and the much worse Rob Marshall film adaptation. Come listen! Donate to Black Lives Matter here.

1 h 16 mins
6/2/22
BONUS: Encore #3

BONUS: Encore #3

Elizabeth Esten is back with us and we're doing a new mini-series -- we are now covering Encore on Disney+, and we spend the whole time simping over Adam Wachter!

29 mins
5/30/22
#194 - Willy Wonka/Charlie in the Chocolate Factory (feat. PushinUpRoses)

#194 - Willy Wonka/Charlie in the Chocolate Factory (feat. PushinUpRoses)

"Come with me and you'll be In a world of pure imagination..." Grab your chocolate and golden ticket because this week we are joined by the hilarious and gracious Pushing Up Roses to talk about the Movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and the stage show "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." This was an all time great episode, and you don't want to miss out on it!

1 h 29 mins
5/26/22
BONUS - Encore #2

BONUS - Encore #2

Elizabeth Esten is back with us and we're doing a new mini-series -- we are now covering Encore on Disney+, and we spend the whole time simping over Adam Wachter! Give it a listen!

32 mins
5/23/22
Mushrooms the Musical (feat. Elizabeth Teeter) - Make me a Musical #16

Mushrooms the Musical (feat. Elizabeth Teeter) - Make me a Musical #16

Today we're joined by the star of Beetlejuice the Musical, Elizebeth Teeter, to turn the concept of "Mushrooms" into a musical!

31 mins
5/20/22
#193 - First Date

#193 - First Date

"But that's just a first impression I could be totally wrong..." Grab your glass of beer and small talk because this week we're talking about the 2013 Musical Comedy "First Date" Donate to Black Lives Matter here. Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

1 h 13 mins
5/19/22
BONUS - Encore #1

BONUS - Encore #1

Elizabeth Esten is back with us and we're doing a new mini-series -- we are now covering Encore on Disney+, and we spend the whole time simping over Adam Wachter!

34 mins
5/16/22
#192 - Funny Girl

#192 - Funny Girl

"Life's candy and the sun's A ball of butter..." Grab your roller skates and liver because this week we're talking about the Classic Streisand stage show "Funny Girl" Donate to Black Lives Matter here. Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

1 h 18 mins
5/12/22
#191 - Cyrano (feat. Hayley St. James)

#191 - Cyrano (feat. Hayley St. James)

"I’d give anything for someone to say..." Grab your letters and sword because this week we're joined by the incredible Hayley St. James to talk about the Peter Dinklage movie musical "Cyrano." Donate to Black Lives Matter here. Our WEBSITE.

1 h 1 min
5/5/22
BONUS - Noelle

BONUS - Noelle

Hey guys -- in late 2019 we tried to do a spin off series of MWC about Disney stuff. It became obvious after a few episodes that this just wasn't working and the series became defunct. The episodes are we longer available to the public -- so we're giving them to YOU NOW!

36 mins
5/2/22
#190 - Singin' in the Rain

#190 - Singin' in the Rain

"You are my lucky star..." Grab your umbrella and and tap shoes because this week we are covering the Gene Kelly Jukebox musical "Singin' in the Rain." We chat about how well the film has aged, the amazing dance sequences, and we somehow get off topic a lot this week.

1 h 15 mins
4/28/22
BONUS - WICKED MOVIE A TWO PARTER?!

BONUS - WICKED MOVIE A TWO PARTER?!

"I hope you're happy, that you're choosing this..." Jess and Andrew share their thoughts on the recent announcement that the Wicked movie will be a Two-Parter for some odd reason! Come listen!

28 mins
4/26/22
BONUS - Sleeping Beauty

BONUS - Sleeping Beauty

Hey guys -- in late 2019 we tried to do a spin off series of MWC about Disney stuff. It became obvious after a few episodes that this just wasn't working and the series became defunct. The episodes are we longer available to the public -- so we're giving them to YOU NOW!

34 mins
4/25/22
#189 - A Little Night Music

#189 - A Little Night Music

"Where are the clowns? Send in the clowns..." Grab your revolver and clown shoes because this week we're talking about the Classic Sondheim/Wheeler/Prince Farce "A Little Night Music" Donate to Black Lives Matter here. Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

1 h 14 mins
4/21/22
BONUS - Return to Oz

BONUS - Return to Oz

Hey guys -- in late 2019 we tried to do a spin off series of MWC about Disney stuff. It became obvious after a few episodes that this just wasn't working and the series became defunct. The episodes are we longer available to the public -- so we're giving them to YOU NOW!

54 mins
4/18/22
#188 - The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical

#188 - The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical

"I burn for you..." Grab your gossip column and fancy clothes because this week we're talking about the Grammy winning Album "The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical." Donate to Black Lives Matter here. Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

1 h 4 mins
4/14/22
BONUS - Emperors New Groove

BONUS - Emperors New Groove

Hey guys -- in late 2019 we tried to do a spin off series of MWC about Disney stuff. It became obvious after a few episodes that this just wasn't working and the series became defunct. The episodes are we longer available to the public -- so we're giving them to YOU NOW!

39 mins
4/11/22
#187 - Back to the Future the Musical

#187 - Back to the Future the Musical

"The power of love is a curious thing..." Grab your flux capacitor because this week we're talking about the new West End musical "Back to the Future." Donate to Black Lives Matter here. Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter. Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram.

1 h 3 mins
4/7/22
BONUS - Frozen

BONUS - Frozen

Hey guys -- in late 2019 we tried to do a spin off series of MWC about Disney stuff. It became obvious after a few episodes that this just wasn't working and the series became defunct. The episodes are we longer available to the public -- so we're giving them to YOU NOW!

50 mins
4/4/22
#186 - David Byrne's American Utopia (feat. Joan Milburn)

#186 - David Byrne's American Utopia (feat. Joan Milburn)

"I dance like this, Because it feels so damn good..." Grab your suits and percussion because this week we're lucky enough to be joined by actress and creator of unhinged TikToks Joan Milburn to talk about "David Byrne's American Utopia." Donate to Black Lives Matter here.

1 h 12 mins
3/31/22
BONUS: MWC March Madness Breakdown Part 2

BONUS: MWC March Madness Breakdown Part 2

Jess is joined by our video editor Liz Esten to break down the current March Madness Bracket on our Twitter page! Listen and play along with us!

22 mins
3/28/22
#185 - The Who's Tommy (feat. Laura Crone)

#185 - The Who's Tommy (feat. Laura Crone)

"He's a pinball wizard There has got to be a twist..." Grab your beans and pinballs because this week we're joined by the hilarious and brilliant Laura Crone to talk about the Rock Musical "The Who's Tommy." Donate to Black Lives Matter here. Our WEBSITE.

1 h 12 mins
3/24/22
BONUS - Assassins 2022 Cast Recording (feat. Grace Aki)

BONUS - Assassins 2022 Cast Recording (feat. Grace Aki)

You're in for a treat today! Jess is joined by fan favorite guest Grace Aki to talk about Broadway Records new Cast Recording of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. We talk about the production of the album, the changes to the show, and much more. Give it a listen!

1 h 28 mins
3/21/22
#184 - Tanz Der Vampire

#184 - Tanz Der Vampire

"Garlic garlic, when times are tough and grave Garlic garlic, it's a remedy we crave" Grab your Garlic and wood steaks because this week we dive into the euro-hit western-flop musical "Tanz Der Vampire." Donate to Black Lives Matter here. Our WEBSITE.

1 h 3 mins
3/17/22
BONUS - All That Jazz

BONUS - All That Jazz

Hey folks This week Jess and Liz talk about Jess' favorite movie of all time "All that Jazz!"

31 mins
3/14/22
#183 - Mrs. Doubtfire the Musical

#183 - Mrs. Doubtfire the Musical

"The goodness will surely follow you As long as there is love..." Grab your dentures and poorly aged jokes because this week we're talking about the Broadway musical "Mrs. Doubtfire." We talk about what works, what doesn't, and the state of Broadway as a whole.

58 mins
3/10/22
BONUS: MWC March Madness Breakdown

BONUS: MWC March Madness Breakdown

Jess is joined by our video editor Liz Esten to break down the current March Madness Bracket on our Twitter page! Listen and play along with us!

24 mins
3/7/22
#182 - Daddy Long Legs (feat. Sammi Lopez)

#182 - Daddy Long Legs (feat. Sammi Lopez)

"I've discovered The secret of happiness is Learning how to glide..." Grab your pens and envelopes because this week we're joined by High Tier Patron Sammi Lopez to talk about the Musical "Daddy Long Legs" We talk about the show, its adaptation, its impact, and whether its creepy.

1 h 9 mins
3/3/22
#181 - The Nightman Cometh (feat. NandoVMovies)

#181 - The Nightman Cometh (feat. NandoVMovies)

"Dayman, fighter of the Nightman..." Grab your troll toll and cat eyes because this week we're joined by Matt of NandoVMovies to talk about the "Always Sunny" musical "The Nightman Cometh." We talk about the episode, it's stage adaptation, and so much more.

1 h 3 mins
2/24/22
BONUS - Original Cast Album: Co-op (2019)

BONUS - Original Cast Album: Co-op (2019)

Jess and Liz are back at it with Patreon with Cheese and we're here to talk about John Mulaney and Seth Meyers parody of the Company Cast Recording video on Documentary Now!

30 mins
2/21/22
#180 - A Chorus Line (feat. Traci Thomas)

#180 - A Chorus Line (feat. Traci Thomas)

"I hope I get, I hope I get it..." This week, we were lucky to be joined by the host of "The Stacks" podcast and great human Traci Thomas to talk about "A Chorus Line." We talk about the numerous adaptations, how the show has aged, and whether or not the movie may be BETTER than the stage show!

1 h 15 mins
2/17/22
BONUS - Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021 Movie)

BONUS - Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021 Movie)

Happy Valentines day because Liz and Jess are back at it again with a full discussion about the wonderful "Everybody's Talking about Jamie" film adaptation! Give it a listen.

51 mins
2/14/22
#179 - By Jeeves

#179 - By Jeeves

"Banjo boy, banjo boy, you're the musical sun..." Grab your pig mask and banjo because this week we're talking about the terrible Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "By Jeeves," We chat about the stage show, how bad it is, and eventually we get bored and do Buzzfeed quizzes.

1 h 1 min
2/10/22
#178 - The Producers (feat. Kate Sloan)

#178 - The Producers (feat. Kate Sloan)

"I want to be a Producer..." Grab your ex $2 Million and Old Ladies because this week we're joined by the hilarious and brilliant Kate Sloan to talk about The Producers Musical! We chat about the stage show, its film adaptation, and Liam Neeson!

1 h 15 mins
2/3/22
Wordle the Musical -  Make me a Musical #15

Wordle the Musical - Make me a Musical #15

Today Jess is joined by composer Joel B New to turn the online community challenge "Wordle" into a musical! Link to Joel's Website. Buy Tickets to Tempting Mr. Lincoln.

35 mins
1/31/22
#177 - High Society (feat. Robbie Rozelle)

#177 - High Society (feat. Robbie Rozelle)

"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" Grab your ex husband and fancy china because this week we're joined by Robbie Rozelle from Broadway Records to talk about High Society the Musical! We chat about the film it's based on, the cover art, and more!

1 h 12 mins
1/27/22
BONUS - Andrew & Meat Loaf- What Happened?

BONUS - Andrew & Meat Loaf- What Happened?

So here's the full story about what happened between the Rock singer Meat Loaf and our co-host Andrew. It's fun! Donate to Black Lives Matter here. Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter. Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram. Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com.

31 mins
1/24/22
#176 - Titanic the Musical (feat. Ayanna Prescod)

#176 - Titanic the Musical (feat. Ayanna Prescod)

"Farewell, farewell Godspeed, Titanic..." Grab your first class tickets and life vests because this week we're joined by Ayanna Prescod from "What's Up Broadway?" to talk about Titanic the Musical! We chat about the show, it's impact, and it's future!

1 h 13 mins
1/20/22
DEAR FRIENDS PREVIEW: "The Music Man & Golden Age Revivals"

DEAR FRIENDS PREVIEW: "The Music Man & Golden Age Revivals"

This is an episode of the new and improved Dear Friends Podcast featuring Emily Clark, Christi Esterle, and Jesse McAnally. We're trying new things in 2022, we're going to be switching up our format. Today we're talking about The Music Man and Golden Age Musical Revivals!

29 mins
1/17/22
#175 - Pokémon Live (feat. Il Neige)

#175 - Pokémon Live (feat. Il Neige)

"You and me and Pokémon..." Grab your Poke-balls and training cards because this week we're joined by Garrett Snook aka Il Neige to talk about Pokémon Live! -- an unhinged episode to go alongside an unhinged show! Give it a listen! Donate to Black Lives Matter here.

1 h 22 mins
1/13/22
150th Episode Trivia Contest! (feat. Emily Clark & Brent Black)

150th Episode Trivia Contest! (feat. Emily Clark & Brent Black)

One of my favorite recording sessions of 2021, where Emily Clark quizzed the Musicals with Cheese team with Brent Black to see who really knows the most Musical Trivia! Come listen and join the fun!

2 h 1 min
1/10/22
#173 - Encanto

#173 - Encanto

"We don't talk about Bruno..." Grab your arepas and candle because this week we're talking about the Disney animated musical Encanto! It's a blast, and a great way to start 2022. Donate to Black Lives Matter here. Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

58 mins
1/6/22
BONUS - Tick Tick BOOM!

BONUS - Tick Tick BOOM!

Jess & Liz are back to talk about "Tick Tick BOOM!" -- give it a listen and welcome to 2022!

1 h 1 min
1/3/22
#172 - West Side Story

#172 - West Side Story

"There's a place for us..." Grab your chains and lipstick because this week we're talking about West Side Story -- both the musical and the movies! It's a blast, and a great way to end 2021. Donate to Black Lives Matter here. Our WEBSITE.

1 h 9 mins
12/30/21
BONUS - Top Ten 'Musicals with Cheese' Episodes (feat. Juliet Antonio)

BONUS - Top Ten 'Musicals with Cheese' Episodes (feat. Juliet Antonio)

Today we're joined by our KEEPER OF THE CHEESE Juliet Antonio, who ranks the Top Ten episodes of Musicals with Cheese. It's a blast, and you can compare your notes to theirs!

38 mins
12/27/21
#171 - The Little Match Girl (feat. Pearl Rhein)

#171 - The Little Match Girl (feat. Pearl Rhein)

"Oh, it's Christmas time, mistletoe and wine..." Grab your matches because this week we're joined by Pearl Rhein to talk about the Little Match Girl 1986 TV Special -- a classic film from Pearl's Childhood! Donate to Black Lives Matter here. Our WEBSITE.

1 h 6 mins
12/23/21
#170 - A Muppet Christmas Carol (feat. Joel Arnold)

#170 - A Muppet Christmas Carol (feat. Joel Arnold)

"In all the places you find love It feels like Christmas..." Whip out your felt and humbugs because this week we're joined by Joel Arnold to talk about the Muppet Christmas Carol -- a classic film no Holiday is complete without! Donate to Black Lives Matter here.

1 h 19 mins
12/16/21
BONUS - Muppet Family Christmas

BONUS - Muppet Family Christmas

In this BONUS episode Jess & Andrew take a look at the Muppet's Christmas special, "A Muppets Family Christmas!"

25 mins
12/13/21
Introducing TWITS In Love, a new radio play comedy

Introducing TWITS In Love, a new radio play comedy

Starring Micheal Urie, Christian Borle, Mary Testa, Lillias White, James Monroe Iglehart, Ann Harada, and tons more of your favorite theatrical geniuses, TWITS is the newest radio play comedy from the Broadway Podcast Network.

5 mins
12/11/21
#169- Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella

#169- Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella

"Yes I'm bad Cinderella I will not say goodbye..." Whip out your spray paint and botox because this week we're to talking about the new Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical "Cinderella." If you've ever had teen angst, you'll have a blast. Donate to Black Lives Matter here.

1 h 8 mins
12/9/21
BONUS - The Great Muppet Caper

BONUS - The Great Muppet Caper

Jess and Andrew take a look at the funniest Muppet film as of yet (don't @ us) "The Great Muppet Caper" in this bonus episode!

23 mins
12/6/21
#168- Jane Eyre (feat. Kate Robinson)

#168- Jane Eyre (feat. Kate Robinson)

"For as sirens call the sailors she calls me now.." This week joined by the hilarious and brilliant Kate Robinson to talk about the musical adaptation of Jane Eyre! Donate to Black Lives Matter here. Our WEBSITE. Musicals with Cheese on Twitter.

1 h 15 mins
12/2/21
#167 - Tarzan the Musical (feat. Sideways)

#167 - Tarzan the Musical (feat. Sideways)

"Son of man, look to the sky Lift your spirit, set it free.." This week ANDREW RETURNS and we're joined by the hilarious Ethan from Sideways to talk about the unfortunate Disney Musical "Tarzan" The Musical. Donate to Black Lives Matter here. Our WEBSITE.

1 h 18 mins
11/24/21
BONUS - Muppets Haunted Mansion (feat. Joel Arnold)

BONUS - Muppets Haunted Mansion (feat. Joel Arnold)

Recorded during Liz's Hiatus so stepping in in her place is fan favorite guest Joel Arnold! Joel joins Jess to talk about the brand new SPOOKY Disney+ special "Muppets Haunted Mansion" We chat about a lot of stuff including John Mulaney's relationship issues, so it'll be a lot of fun to listen to!

38 mins
11/22/21
BONUS - Broadway Conspiracies (feat. Robbie Rozelle)

BONUS - Broadway Conspiracies (feat. Robbie Rozelle)

This is a treat for all of you, today Jess is joined by the hilarious and talented Robbie Rozelle to chat about conspiracy theories in your favorite musicals. Do you have any of your own? Let us know! Buy Tickets to Robbie's Birdland Concert HERE!

56 mins
11/18/21
BONUS - Wicked Movie Predictions (feat. Emily Clark & Christi Esterle)

BONUS - Wicked Movie Predictions (feat. Emily Clark & Christi Esterle)

Emily Clark and Christi Esterle join Jess to talk about Wicked movie and what we may see! Give it a listen!

1 h 6 mins
11/15/21
BONUS - Love Never Dies Revist (feat. Brianna Jones)

BONUS - Love Never Dies Revist (feat. Brianna Jones)

"Let hopes pass, let dreams pass, let them die..." Grab your half masks because this week Jess and Bree dive into the Phantom Sequel once again! It's time to talk Love Never Dies once more! Donate to Black Lives Matter here. Our WEBSITE.

60 mins
11/11/21
#166 - Diana the Musical

#166 - Diana the Musical

"It's the "Thrilla in Manila" But with Diana and Camilla!." Grab your 'feck you' dress and royal family because this week Jess/Andrew/Bree dive into the hilariously campy and maybe in bad taste musical that deals with paparazzi, romance, and adultery!

1 h 15 mins
11/4/21
BONUS - Mouth Dreams by Neil Cicierega

BONUS - Mouth Dreams by Neil Cicierega

In this older episode of Patreon with Cheese, Jess and Andrew talk about Mouth Dreams by Neil Cicierega. and how great the album is!

20 mins
11/1/21
#165 - Little Shop of Horrors Revisit

#165 - Little Shop of Horrors Revisit

"Little Shop, Little Shop of Horrors..." Grab your bloodthirsty plant and frozen dinners because this week Jess/Andrew/Bree dive into the hilarious and emotionally raw musical that deals with murder, romance, and dentistry! This week we're talking about Little Shop of Horrors!

1 h 15 mins
10/28/21
BONUS: Cinderella (2021)

BONUS: Cinderella (2021)

Jess & Liz dive into the garbage truck of a movie musical "Cinderella" starring Camila Cabello, James Corden, and Idina Menzel!

49 mins
10/25/21
#164 - Bat Boy (feat. Brent Black)

#164 - Bat Boy (feat. Brent Black)

"Let me walk among you..." Grab your cows and Christian Charity because this week Jess/Andrew/Bree are joined by our reigning guest champion Brent Black to dive into the Parody Plus musical that deals with love, family, and cows!

1 h 42 mins
10/21/21
BONUS - Schmigadoon Breakdown #6

BONUS - Schmigadoon Breakdown #6

Jess is joined by our incredible video editor Liz Esten to break down the ENTIRE Schmigadoon series. Here's our coverage of the FINAL episode, it's a blast and Liz is hilarious!

38 mins
10/18/21
#163 Dear Evan Hansen (2021)

#163 Dear Evan Hansen (2021)

"I'm Tap TAP TAPPING on the glass..." Grab your cast and apples because this week Jess/Andrew/Bree dive into the musical that haunts them to this day, "Dear Evan Hansen" and it's film adaptation. Donate to Black Lives Matter here. Our WEBSITE.

1 h 45 mins
10/14/21
BONUS - Schmigadoon Breakdown #5

BONUS - Schmigadoon Breakdown #5

Jess is joined by our incredible video editor Liz Esten to break down the ENTIRE Schmigadoon series. Here's our fifth episode, it's a blast and Liz is hilarious!

31 mins
10/11/21
#162 - Alice By Heart

#162 - Alice By Heart

"Down and down we fall..." Grab your shrinking cake and caterpillar pipes because this week Jess/Andrew were given the Patreon request to cover Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater's "Alice By Heart." They use it as a perfect comparison to Dear Evan Hansen and how to handle grief and loss in a musical!

1 h 16 mins
10/7/21
BONUS - Schmigadoon Breakdown #4

BONUS - Schmigadoon Breakdown #4

Jess is joined by our incredible video editor Liz Esten to break down the ENTIRE Schmigadoon series. Here's our fourth episode, it's a blast and Liz is hilarious!

45 mins
10/4/21
#161 - Ragtime

#161 - Ragtime

"And we will ride On the wheels of a dream..." Grab your Model-T's and moving picture books because this week Jess/Andrew were given the Patreon request to cover Ahrens & Flaherty's "Ragtime." They chat about how it handles it's messaging, how effective the story becomes through adaptation, and much more.

1 h 16 mins
9/30/21
BONUS - Schmigadoon Breakdown #3

BONUS - Schmigadoon Breakdown #3

Jess is joined by our incredible video editor Liz Esten to break down the ENTIRE Schmigadoon series. Here's our third episode, it's a blast and Liz is hilarious!

33 mins
9/27/21
#160 - Starlight Express

#160 - Starlight Express

Grab your roller-skates and neon lights because this week Jess/Andrew were given the Patreon request to cover Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Starlight Express." They become very angry during this recording, and the musical is very very bad. Come listen!

1 h 2 mins
9/23/21
#159 - The Apple (feat. Matt Baume)

#159 - The Apple (feat. Matt Baume)

"Hey Hey Hey! Bim is the way!" Grab your face stickers and loincloths because we're joined by the incredible Matt Baume to talk about cult rock musical "The Apple." We chat about the show's overtones, strange sequences, and insane joys.

1 h 8 mins
9/16/21
BONUS - Schmigadoon Breakdown #2

BONUS - Schmigadoon Breakdown #2

Jess is joined by our incredible video editor Liz Esten to break down the ENTIRE Schmigadoon series. Here's our second episode, it's a blast and Liz is hilarious!

37 mins
9/13/21
#158 - Annette (feat. Grace Aki)

#158 - Annette (feat. Grace Aki)

"So may we start?" Grab your puppet daughter and abusive behavior because this week we're joined by the amazing Grace Aki to talk about "Annette" which was one of the most fun episodes we've recorded! Check it OUT! Donate to Black Lives Matter here.

1 h 36 mins
9/9/21
Rango the Musical -  Make me a Musical #14

Rango the Musical - Make me a Musical #14

Today we're turning the classic animated western "Rango" into a musical!

31 mins
9/6/21
#157 - Rebecca (feat. Blake Ross)

#157 - Rebecca (feat. Blake Ross)

"Rebecca, wherever you are your heart is restless like the wild and open sea..." Grab your burning staircase and litigation papers because this week we're joined by Blake Ross the creator of Burnt on BPN to talk about "Rebecca das Musical" it's a great episode and you may learn a thing or two!

1 h 12 mins
9/2/21
BONUS: Schmigadoon Breakdown #1

BONUS: Schmigadoon Breakdown #1

Jess is joined by our incredible video editor Liz Esten to break down the ENTIRE Schmigadoon series once a week. Here's our first episode, it's a blast and Liz is hilarious.

31 mins
8/30/21