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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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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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Episodes

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

10/3/2019
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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
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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
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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
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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

Happy Hour #71: Supercalifragilisticexpialipodcast - ‘Mary Poppins’

8/7/2019
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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 musical cut the mustard. Spit-spot! Mary Poppins...

Duration:01:39:51

Happy Hour #70: Clang, Clang, Clang Went the Podcast - 'Meet Me in St. Louis'

7/31/2019
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Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Quick! Let’s hop on the trolley and head on down to the World's Fair as we deep dive into the classic ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’. This time around the bend we talk about music-making in the Freed unit and the finesse of Judy Garland’s incredible performance; try and work out just what went wrong with the stage adaptation and analyse how to make a turn of the 20th century show feel fresh in the 21st. Meet Me in St. Louis (Original Broadway Cast) Amazon /...

Duration:01:28:40

Happy Hour #70: Clang, Clang, Clang Went the Podcast - ‘Meet Me In St. Louis’

7/31/2019
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Quick! Let’s hop on the trolley and head on down to the World's Fair as we deep dive into the classic ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’. This time around the bend we talk about music-making in the Freed unit and the finesse of Judy Garland’s incredible performance; try and work out just what went wrong with the stage adaptation and analyse how to make a turn of the 20th century show feel fresh in the 21st. Meet Me...

Duration:01:28:40

Happy Hour #69 (Side 2): StarPodcast - ‘Ghost Quartet’

7/23/2019
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Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ We don’t even know how to begin, but we certainly know that we are here and discussing Dave Malloy’s spookily exquisite song-cycle, ‘Ghost Quartet.’ Spanning two full episodes where they dissect the show track-by-track, the boys get existential and talk about the other side, universal consciousness theory, the complex human relationship with alcohol, artist idolatry, how simple can often be best and the nature of protagonist and antagonist. Studio...

Duration:02:01:13

Happy Hour #69 (Side 2): StarPodcast - ‘Ghost Quartet’

7/22/2019
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ We don’t even know how to begin, but we certainly know that we are here and discussing Dave Malloy’s spookily exquisite song-cycle, ‘Ghost Quartet.’ Spanning two full episodes where they dissect the show track-by-track, the boys get existential and talk about the other side, universal consciousness theory, the complex human relationship with alcohol, artist idolatry, how simple can often be best and the...

Duration:02:01:13

Happy Hour #69 (Side 1): StarPodcast - ‘Ghost Quartet’

7/22/2019
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ We don’t even know how to begin, but we certainly know that we are here and discussing Dave Malloy’s spookily exquisite song-cycle, ‘Ghost Quartet.’ Spanning two full episodes where they dissect the show track-by-track, the boys get existential and talk about the other side, universal consciousness theory, the complex human relationship with alcohol, artist idolatry, how simple can often be best and the...

Duration:01:46:52

Happy Hour #69 (Side 1): StarPodcast - ‘Ghost Quartet’

7/22/2019
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Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ We don’t even know how to begin, but we certainly know that we are here and discussing Dave Malloy’s spookily exquisite song-cycle, ‘Ghost Quartet.’ Spanning two full episodes where they dissect the show track-by-track, the boys get existential and talk about the other side, universal consciousness theory, the complex human relationship with alcohol, artist idolatry, how simple can often be best and the nature of protagonist and antagonist. Studio...

Duration:01:46:52

Happy Hour #68: Madrid Is My Podcast - ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’

7/12/2019
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Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ We’re hanging by a thread and dangling over the madness that is David Yazbek’s ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.’ Based on the Spanish cult film by Almódovar, the boys traverse the winding plotlines to get to the root of what the musical is trying to say. They discuss its limited critical success, whether or not it’s a good representation of women and try to dissect David Yazbek’s ‘sound.’ Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Amazon /...

Duration:01:40:55

Happy Hour #67: Podcast On - ‘Ragtime’

7/5/2019
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Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ We’re heading back to the turn of the 20th century in New York city as we take on the behemoth that is Ahrens and Flaherty’s ‘Ragtime.’ Back with a vengeance, the boys have six months of pent up discussion under their collective belts. This time they are talking about whether an epic production needs an epic design, pull apart what makes this show challenging to perform and discuss the importance of musical theatre existing outside of the ‘Broadway...

Duration:01:53:35

Happy Hour BONUS: The 73rd Annual Tony Awards

6/6/2019
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The boys are back to discuss all of the nominated musicals for this year’s Tony Awards! If you want the low-down on what’s hot and what’s not in the musicals category then this is the podcast for you. Including discussions of artistry in musical theatre, the importance of impersonation in jukebox musicals and a pondering as to why viral sensation ‘Be More Chill’ only garnered one nomination. Good luck to all the nominees! For full show notes CLICK HERE!

Duration:00:57:37

Happy Hour #66: The Podcast Game - ‘The Pajama Game’

9/19/2018
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Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Don’t waste time! Tune in right now to the latest Happy Hour where Jimi and Tommy are talking all about the very serious drama, “The Pajama Game!” After a long summer off the boys were keen to get right back in and talk about the peculiar structure of this show, why it might have all been a time-travelling-filled ruse to get Harry Connick Jr. on Broadway and discuss Bob Fosse’s choreographic debut! The Pajama Game (2006 Cast Album) Amazon / iTunes /...

Duration:01:20:04

Happy Hour #65: You Are The Podcast Queen - ‘Mamma Mia’

7/20/2018
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Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Crack open those spandex dungarees as we head over to the beautiful Greek islands and talk all about the super-smash hit ‘Mamma Mia!’ In a bid to drive Tommy over the edge, the boys are once more going head-to-head over the merits of this show. They talk all about what has made it such a phenomenon, Jimi explains away the mysteries of the Eurovision Song Contest and the guys finally open up about their opinions on jukebox musicals. Mamma Mia (Original...

Duration:01:46:52

Happy Hour #64: Another Podcast in Another Feed - ‘Evita’

7/11/2018
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Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ What’s new Happy Hour fans? We’re flying back to the B.A., Buenos Aires, Big Apple to talk all about the controversial first lady, ‘Evita’ by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Come for the deep discussion, stay for Jimi and Tommy fighting over whether this is a good show or not! This week the guys discuss some of Argentina’s troubled history, including the truth about what happened to Eva Peron’s body, work out the potential merits of the movie and...

Duration:01:56:39

Happy Hour #63: This Is Not A Podcast - ‘American Psycho’

7/4/2018
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Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Abandon all hope ye who enter here as we delve into the dark world of free-range squid, designer suits and subtly thick business cards and discuss Duncan Sheik’s ‘American Psycho.’ Whether you’ve read the book, seen the film, both or neither this musical is a controversial take on the already controversial subject matter. This week Jimi and Tommy talk about the differences between the three media, muse on why the Broadway run of the show was so...

Duration:01:48:36

Happy Hour #62: Paciencia y Podcast - 'In the Heights'

6/27/2018
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Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ No pares, sigue sigue and take a train to the top of the world to join the wonderful residents of Washington Heights in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Broadway venture, ‘In the Heights.’ As a nice break from the heat outside, join the boys as they chat up a storm about some of the difficulties of directing this show, how important ‘Heights’ is in the canon of American musical theatre and explore the true meaning of the word superfluity. Wepa! In the Heights...

Duration:01:44:02

Happy Hour #61: The Man in the Moon is a Podcast - ‘Mame’

6/20/2018
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Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Open the windows! Travel the highways! Toast the vintages and fizz the fizz! This week the Bosom Buddies are dishing on Jerry Herman’s second female tour de force: Mame. Get ready for plenty of whinging about the film, prasing of Ms. Lansbury, contemplation of powerful female roles, and perhaps a hint of Nietzsche! Oh, and some gay stuff. Always some gay stuff. Mame (Original Broadway Cast) Amazon / iTunes / Spotify SPONSOR This week’s episode is...

Duration:03:37:19