Judith and Leah tackle some new stuff - the School of Rock Boston tour, and the brand new cast recording of the London cast of Company. They discuss Patti LuPone (#queen), lyrics changes (is it not ok to talk of God anymore?), the legend of the rent (way hardcoooooooreeeeee), a cappella musicals (Pitch Perfect - call us?), Mel and Sue (#queens), the LEGENDARY Company documentary (#LEGENDARY #ElaineStritch) and more.
Judith and Leah discuss RENT: Live on Fox. They'll tackle such questions as: Why doesn't Roger realize that One Song Glory IS A GREAT SONG? Why did Entertainment Weekly drag Valentina so hard? Does pasta with meatless balls actually taste the same (if you close your eyes)? WHY NO DILDOS?
Also on this episode: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tour! Not getting to the factory until the end of act 1! Weird decisions on which children are played by children! Nothing is catchy! How can we defend it???? (spoiler: ummmmm..... )
Post-Tony's chatter, and then Judith and Leah dig deep into their favorite musical from this year, Mean Girls! Judith also went to see Aladdin in Boston (starring the Maggots Guy from Book of Mormon!!) so we talk about that a bit! Feel free to sing along in your head, the lyrics are Prince Aliiii bum ba dum deeeee a be a daah dahh
Apologies for Jude cutting out a bit in this episode, Google hangouts made my computer a bit too heated up...
Jasmine's outfit in the animated movie: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS736US736&biw=1251&bih=681&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=SOJLW5edFq-k_Qaf-6j4BA&q=jasmine+in+disguise&oq=jasmine+in+disguise&gs_l=img.3...223120.224693.0.2249220.127.116.11.0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0...1c.1.64.img..0.0.0....0.bQU-gYumaqA
In the Broadway show: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS736US736&biw=1251&bih=681&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=KuNLW8zDEq-4ggfD5bjwBA&q=aladdin+musical+jasmine&oq=aladdin+musical+jasmine&gs_l=img.3...173491.192357.0.192718.104.22.168.0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0...1c.1.64.img..0.0.0....0.xrZmyOy3OIE#imgdii=1tTADtxhMOb7XM:&imgrc=TTRPaLPmK-ybVM
Judith and Leah are back to gab about the most wonderful time of the year - Tony Season! Tony noms came out and it's like the NBA draft of musical theater. Meaning definitely a lot of research happened. Yeah. And stats.
This episode focuses on two out of the four Best Musical nominees, The Band's Visit and Mean Girls! Enjoy!
Jude was in a show againnnn!! We are celebrating by talking about it out loud live over the airwaves. The jury is NOT still out on Trial By Jury, a lesser known Gilbert and Sullivan one-act. AKA the verdict was that it's great. Also divergences into the Oscars, Podcast Corner, and other musical tidbits.
Today Judith and Leah defend the first ever Tony award winner for best musical, Kiss me, Kate! It's a classic show within a show within a podcast scenario.
Plug for MIT's production which Judith is in!! http://gsp.mit.edu/productions/2017/fall/kiss-me-kate/
Today we're talkin' chess again! Judith saw a production in her city of Boston, and who wouldn't want another opportunity to talk about our favorite '80s rock opera/musical about Cold War tensions and international Chess superstardom cowritten by two ABBA members!
We figure out a little more of what's going on with the plot this time. But not too much.
We also talk about Joe Iconis, a musical theater writer from NY, and his musical revue, The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree!
What do Waitress, the Great Comet, and Beauty and the Beast all have in common? I'm not sure, which is why it was so hard to find a name for this episode! (If you can find a connection, please please write in. There's got to be something. Maybe relating to pies?)
Anyway, today's ep has some discussion of Waitress and Great Comet. Then, Judith and Leah are joined by special guest Dagney to discuss the live-action Beauty and the Beast! Hilarity ensues