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Jim and Tomic's Musical Theatre Happy Hour

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We're Jimi (@asinhendrix) and Tommy (@MusicalMash) and we're obsessed with musical theatre. Like, really, we won't shut up about it. And now YOU get to listen, too! If you're looking for two diehard musical theatre nerds babbling on about Sondheim, then this is the podcast for you!

We're Jimi (@asinhendrix) and Tommy (@MusicalMash) and we're obsessed with musical theatre. Like, really, we won't shut up about it. And now YOU get to listen, too! If you're looking for two diehard musical theatre nerds babbling on about Sondheim, then this is the podcast for you!

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United States

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We're Jimi (@asinhendrix) and Tommy (@MusicalMash) and we're obsessed with musical theatre. Like, really, we won't shut up about it. And now YOU get to listen, too! If you're looking for two diehard musical theatre nerds babbling on about Sondheim, then this is the podcast for you!

Language:

English


Episodes

Happy Hour #89 - Filigree Apogee Pedigree Podcast - ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’

10/9/2020
Hurry! Hop onto the bed cause it's about to take off as we fly into wartime Britain and join Eglentine Price and her chosen family in the magical 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks.' An absolute Disney classic and our first out-and-out musical film discussion, this time we are chatting all about what makes this film so different from its counterpart 'Mary Poppins,' Tommy geeks out over the incredible visual effects used in the film and we both posit our ideas of what the stage adaptation is going to...

Duration:01:49:43

Happy Hour #88: Now I’m A Podcaster - ‘Shrek The Musical’

9/24/2020
Support the Show ➤ Welcome to Jimi and Tommy’s Karaoke Dance Party! Are podcasts more like onions or parfait? One of the many deep, philosophical questions we pose as we talk all about everyone’s favourite ogre in ‘Shrek The Musical.’ Find out who does a better Scottish accent - the American or the Scotsman, and tune into discussions all about the differences between the musical and the film, the improvements made for the touring version and Jimi poses an impossible question… Shrek The...

Duration:02:06:39

Happy Hour #87: One Hand in My Podcast - 'Jagged Little Pill'

9/10/2020
Support the Show ➤ Get ready to swallow this down - Jimi and Tommy are chatting all about Alanis Morissette’s venture onto Broadway: ‘Jagged Little Pill.’ This jukebox musical with an original book was one of the last shows to premiere on Broadway before the shutdown so it’s time we give it its due diligence and examine its impact before everything stopped! We discuss where this show sits in the musical theatre canon as a jukebox show, work out whether the critique on the book is valid or...

Duration:01:57:49

Happy Hour #86: Ten Podcasts Ago - 'Cinderella'

8/27/2020
Fol-de-rol and fiddledy dee; fiddledy, faddledy fodcast - Jimi and Tommy are fin’ly doing a ‘Cinderella’ podcast! Yes indeed, we are talking all about Rodgers and Hammerstein’s foray into television broadcasting and the eventual Broadway output, stopping for some Whitney along the way of course. We get down and dirty about the future of musical theatre, how this musical has developed over the years and discover Tommy’s magnum opus. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Original Broadway Cast...

Duration:01:36:55

Happy Hour #85: The Podcast on the Wall - 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'

8/16/2020
Happy Hour #85: The Podcast on the Wall - 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' Will this be the podcast episode that never ends?! The jury’s out as we deep dive into Rupert Holmes’ “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” - please insert your own gavel. With two incredible, classic productions there is plenty to talk about with this Tony Award winning musical. We get into the general brilliance of Mr Holmes, the race issues related to the recent productions and how they could be easily remedied and Chita...

Duration:01:24:18

Happy Hour #84: Mobius Podcast - 'A Strange Loop'

7/30/2020
Happy Hour #84: Mobius Podcast - 'A Strange Loop' Let’s get metaphysical! It’s about darn time we discussed Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer winning ‘A Strange Loop.’ Potentially one of the most challenging musicals we have ever listened to, we are so excited delve into this extremely unique piece of musical theatre. Join in the conversation as we chat about what this show winning the Pulitzer means for musical theatre, how Michael R. Jackson’s raw honesty is refreshing and important, and muse...

Duration:01:54:14

Happy Hour #83: ...and Pink and Podcast and Blue! - ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

7/18/2020
Happy Hour #83: ...and Pink and Podcast and Blue! - ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' It was bound to happen again at some point, Jimi and Tommy are discussing another Andrew Lloyd Webber show - this time it’s ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’! Will they agree? Will this be another Cats debacle? It’s time to find out! The boys discuss the unique origin story of this show, work out how ‘Joseph’ could exist nowadays and debate whether or not escapism is dead. Bold...

Duration:02:05:23

Happy Hour #82: Verbatim Podcasting - ‘London Road’

5/29/2020
Happy Hour #82: Verbatim Podcasting - ‘London Road’ Support the Show ➤ It’s time to try things a little bit differently as we delve into the uncharted territories of verbatim musical theatre and the fascinating British creation, ‘London Road.’ Charting a community’s rebirth after a serial killer ravaged their town, this show discusses the issues of policing, press, sex work and community spirit using the words of those who actually experienced it. Jimi and Tommy discuss the curious origins...

Duration:01:36:32

Happy Hour #81: Podcast for the Recently Deceased - 'Beetlejuice'

5/14/2020
Happy Hour #81: Podcast for the Recently Deceased - 'Beetlejuice' Support the Show ➤ Someone must’ve said our name three times unbroken cause we have appeared and we are talking all about the musical that rose from the dead - ‘Beetlejuice’. With a tumultuous Broadway journey there is plenty to discuss about this show. Jimi and Tommy discuss how it measures up as a movie-to-musical adaptation, the mysterious Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Grandpa Jimi tries to wrap his head around TikTok....

Duration:01:32:07

Happy Hour #80: Podcast and Be Gay - 'Candide'

5/1/2020
Happy Hour #80: Podcast and Be Gay - 'Candide' Support the Show ➤ Hold onto your optimism as this time around the riverbend Jimi and Tommy are talking all about Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Candide'.’ With a history full of as many twists and turns as the show itself, ‘Candide’ offers a wealth of fascinating discussion. The boys try and piece together why this show has had some many wildly different incarnations, debate the existence of philosophy in the show and try to answer the unaswerable...

Duration:01:32:37

LIVE at BroadwayCon: Podcastical Cats - "Cats: the Movie"

2/13/2020
LIVE at BroadwayCon: Podcastical Cats - "Cats: the Movie" This January Jimi and Tommy flew all the way to Broadway’s heartland to settle a score, to come to terms with and to try to provide closure on something which has changed the face of musical theatre forever: the Cats movie. Join the lads alongside a wonderful live audience as they try to comprehend cockroaches with faces, whether Judironomy actually lifted her leg, contemplate Sir Ian McKellan’s Oscar chances and attempt to answer the...

Duration:00:50:59

Happy Hour #79: Only In The Podcasts - ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’

1/16/2020
Happy Hour #79: Only In The Podcasts - ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’ This time around we are stepping into the fantastical mind of Luis Molina as we explore Kander and Ebb’s gem ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman.’ Jimi and Tommy discuss the horrific events of the ‘Dirty War’ which acts as the backdrop to the musical, evaluate the merits of workshopping musicals and taking your time to get to Broadway, and deep dive into the world of abstract thought and ‘metaphoralising’ while they work out what the...

Duration:01:42:46

Happy Hour #78: Sugar, Podcast, Flour - ‘Waitress’

12/12/2019
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Waitress (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Amazon / iTunes / Spotify Who knew we would ever reference Come On Eileen on the podcast outside of a ‘SMASH’ reference? Anyway, here is uncategorically the worst live vocal you’ll ever hear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3rg4psdHxw A fun game! A weird concept! Tweet us what you think certain musical lobbies would smell like? Sara Bareilles has spoiled us with ‘Waitress’ supplementary content. Here you can...

Duration:01:44:01

Happy Hour #77: The Podcast Hour - ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

11/16/2019
Happy Hour #77: The Podcast Hour - ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Did you hear about Hugo and Kim getting pinned? We simply can’t believe it to be honest, so that’s why we’re pulling apart all things ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ this week! From the stage musical, to the film, to the live event that never happened this show has had a full life! The boys talk all about where this show stands in the Musical Theatre Timeline, debate the representation of teens, women and rock and roll in the show and try to work out...

Duration:01:29:50

Happy Hour #76: Bring on the Podcasts - ‘The Lightning Thief’

10/31/2019
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Hey half-bloods, have we got a show for you! This time we are heading on a journey across America with everyone’s favourite demigod, Percy Jackson as we explore ‘The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.’ Jimi and Tommy work out why this show is so faithful to the source material, analyse the many different characters in the show and discuss the fallout from the recent Broadway reviews, and why it may highlight a bigger systemic issue in the world...

Duration:01:55:35

Happy Hour #75: Everybody Says Podcast - ‘Anyone Can Whistle’

10/17/2019
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ This time around we are diving head-first into the magical waters of Cora Hoover Hooper’s town and breaking open the Cookie Jar as we explore Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Anyone Can Whistle.’ Often penned as his biggest flop, ‘Anyone Can Whistle’ has opened the doors for a ton of discussion and Jimi and Tommy never shy away from that. Here they discuss what caused it to flop and why sometimes that can be a good thing, some of the genius music Sondheim wrote for...

Duration:01:53:53

Happy Hour #74: Horton Hears a Podcast - ‘Seussical the Musical’

10/3/2019
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ We meant what we said, and we said what we meant: this podcast is faithful 100%. Faithful, that is, in our commitment to talk all about Ahrens and Flaherty’s Broadway flop-turned-amateur success story ‘Seussical the Musical!’ With it’s time on Broadway being tumultuous at best, Jimi and Tommy band together to work out what went wrong and why this show has such a fantastic life outside of the Great White Way. With backstage drama, complex book...

Duration:01:40:51

Happy Hour #73: Just Another Podcast - ‘Next to Normal’

9/20/2019
Happy Hour #73: Just Another Podcast - ‘Next to Normal’ Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ We are very excited that this time around we are talking all about the exquisite, original rock musical ‘Next to Normal.’ Considered a masterpiece of its time, the show even won the prestigious Pulitzer for drama in 2010. Come and join Jimi and Tommy as they work out why it’s just so good in its lyrics, music and book, discuss why the show hasn’t had its West End premiere yet and the potential ways...

Duration:01:53:01

Happy Hour #72: The Podcasticks - ‘The Fantasticks’

8/26/2019
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ With September just around the corner, it seems like the best time to tackle Schmidt and Jones’ ‘The Fantasticks.’ Currently the longest running musical in the world with a staggering 17,000+ performances, ‘The Fantasticks’ has been a bit of an enigma in the musical theatre world in more ways than one. The boys try and pull apart why it lasted so long, discuss the problems that come with musicals running for a long time, and share some personal stories...

Duration:01:46:41

Happy Hour #71: Supercalifragilisticexpialipodcast - ‘Mary Poppins’

8/7/2019
RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ The wind is firmly blowing in from the east which spells the arrival of the world’s favourite nanny, ‘Mary Poppins.’ An absolute classic, this show has had a fascinating journey from page to stage. As we team up with the Banks family from Cherry Tree Lane we discuss how Mary Poppins became a cultural phenomenon, work out why the show had to change during its run and work out if the new additions to the...

Duration:01:39:51