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A podcast where we discuss everything musical theatre, from the comfort of my car

A podcast where we discuss everything musical theatre, from the comfort of my car
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A podcast where we discuss everything musical theatre, from the comfort of my car

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English


Episodes

TORONTO SEASON PREVIEW 2019-2020 - Episode 19

9/16/2019
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We are ready for another season of theatre in Toronto! Tara and Stefania have the scoop on Mirvish Productions' 2019-2020 lineup of musicals, with the return of old classics mixed with instant favourites. With eight shows on the roster, this is going to be a great year of theatre in the city! . . . "Omar Sharif" from THE BAND'S VISIT - Chilean Kennedy -Broadwaycom (Youtube) "Answer Me" - The Band's Visit (Original Broadway Cast Recording) "Welcome to Nowhere" - The Band's Visit (Original...

Duration:00:49:31

BROADWAY SEASON PREVIEW 2019-2020 - Episode 18

9/2/2019
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Another season is upon us, and with that, a myriad of new musicals! This week, we discuss the newest shows that Broadway has to offer. Original scores, revivals and new takes on existing music - this year already warrants a trip to the big apple! . . . "You Oughta Know" - Jagged Little Pill (Alanis Morissette) "River Deep – Mountain High” | TINA: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway (Youtube) "Come What May" - Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording) "Good Kid" - The...

Duration:00:51:04

OFF 2 STRATFORD - Episode 17

8/19/2019
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Stratford, Ontario is a short 1.5 hour drive from Toronto, and offers exceptional production of classics, dramas, musicals. Although traditionally known for its Shakespeare plays, we chose to experience the festival’s two musicals of the season: This week, we talk about the Stratford Festival’s Billy Elliot and Little Shop of Horrors. Join us on a journey of breaking boundaries with these two spectacular shows! . . . "Solidarity" - Billy Elliot (The Original Cast Recording) [Deluxe]...

Duration:00:51:54

WAITRESS - Episode 16

8/5/2019
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Everything may change, but new episodes are still released on Mondays! Today’s episode takes a look inside Waitress, the Sara Bareilles masterpiece based on the film by the same name. Although Waitress just announced its broadway closing date, we have much to praise, from idyllic harmonies, subtle choreography and perfectly timed comic relief. It only takes a taste to fall in love with this beautiful show! 🥧 . . . "What's Inside" - Waitress (Original Broadway Cast Recording) "Door Number...

Duration:00:40:55

ACT ONE FINALES - Episode 15

7/22/2019
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As Musicals 101 tells us, “to put it bluntly if you don’t give audiences a pee break, they will take one in the middle of crucial scenes”. But what makes a good Act One Finale? We’re here this week to talk about our favourite half way show stoppers! Tara and Stefania rank their top 5 intermission breaks and discuss the fine art of Act One Finales! . . . “So Much Better” – Legally Blonde the Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording) “You Will Be Found” – Dear Evan Hansen (Original Broadway...

Duration:00:59:13

GENDER BENDING - Episode 14

7/8/2019
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What's in a role? Bending the rules and challenging the status quo has always been an integral part of theatre, starting all the way back in Shakespeare's time. In this week's episode, Tara and Stefania discuss the topic of gender-bending in musicals, quoting their favourite onstage representations. Join us on as we journey through memories of miscasts, and discuss the recent freedom to gender expression! . . . "Vacation" -Head Over Heels (Original Cast Recording) "Company" - Company (2018...

Duration:00:44:06

OFF 2 CHICAGO - Episode 13

6/24/2019
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This week we took our name to heart and brought the podcast on the road! Inspired by a need to see the Hamilton Exhibition, we hopped in the car to experience the musical theatre scene in Chicago. Our latest episode talks of the National tour of Falsettos, the breathtaking Hamilton Exhibition and UK’s revolutionary Six the Musical! Come join us as we are Off to Chicago! . . . “What Would I Do” – Nick Adams and Max von Essen, Falsettos Tour – broadwayworld.com “Holding to the Ground” –...

Duration:00:54:11

THE 73RD ANNUAL TONY AWARDS - Episode 12

6/11/2019
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WE’RE LIVE Unique only to theatre, sports and the six o’clock news, the Tony’s are LIVE. Welcome to OUR Super Bowl and to Broadway’s biggest night! Tara and Stefania are here to give you their live reactions to the 73rd Annual Tony awards! . . . "The Colour Purple" - The 70th Annual Tony Awards "Spring Awakening" - The 61st Annual Tony Awards "James Corden's Electrifying 2019 Tony Awards Opening Number Salutes The Magic Of Live Broadway"- The Late Late Show With James Corden - Youtube "Ain't...

Duration:00:40:35

DEAR EVAN HANSEN - Episode 11

5/27/2019
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This week, we discuss the Tony award winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen! This musical takes on mental health, family dynamics, the power of social media, and the hardships of high school - all accompanied by breathtaking music from Pasek and Paul. Tara and Stefania give their take on the diverse range of opinions, as well as Toronto’s early closing date. Enjoy! Sincerely, us . . . “Waving Through a Window” – Dear Evan Hansen (Original Broadway Cast Recording) “If I Could Tell Her” – Dear Evan...

Duration:00:59:42

NEXT TO NORMAL - Episode 10 (feat. Brandon Antonio)

5/20/2019
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This week we are joined in our mobile studio by the VERY charming Brandon Antonio! Brandon stopped by to talk about playing Gabe in the Off-Mirvish/Musical Stage Company's production of Next to Normal. We ask him how he deals with the heavy subject matter of the show and get to know him with a game of ‘personality test drive’. . . . “I’m Alive” – Next To Normal (Original Broadway Cast Recording) “There’s a World” – Next To Normal (Original Broadway Cast Recording) “A Light in the Dark” –...

Duration:00:39:07

2019 TONY NOMINATIONS - Episode 9

5/6/2019
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Didn’t catch the Tony nom announcements? Tara and Stefania got you covered, as they interpret this year’s musical picks. From critics favourites to fan upsets, we review it all in this week’s OFF2BROADWAY! Award season is upon us! . . . “Dead Mom” – Beetlejuice The Musical – Youtube “Say My Name’ – Beetlejuice The Musial – Youtube “Tootsie Broadway Trailer” – theatermania – Youtube “Way Down Hadestown” – Hadestown: The Myth. The Musical. (Origianl Cast Recording) [Live] “Earned It” – All The...

Duration:01:01:11

SMILE THEATRE - Episode 8 (feat. Jared Klein, Alex Panneton, & Georgia Bennett)

4/22/2019
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We all recognize the magic and elation we feel after seeing a live performance. This week on OFF2BROADWAY, we talk to three people who deliver that joy right into the homes of seniors. Smile Theatre is a charity that brings musical theatre to senior citizens who may not be able to access it outside of their homes. Alex, Jared and Georgia join us in the car to talk about Smile's original musical, Back to B4: A Bingo Bonanza, and their love of theatre. Come for a ride! . . . “Maybe This Time”...

Duration:01:10:15

THE PROM - Episode 7

4/8/2019
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WE LOVE THE PROM! Beyond its beautiful message, The Prom is a real treat for musical theatre fans, with countless references and exceptional ensemble numbers. Based on a real events, The Prom tackles a story of hate and discrimination by infusing a healthy dose of humour, grace, and extravagance. Tara and Stefania relive the joy of The Prom and reminisce on their own prom experiences (spoiler: fewer Broadway icons are involved). Hop in to the car (limo?) and dance with us! . . . “It’s Time...

Duration:00:39:07

CULT FAVOURITES - Episode 6

3/25/2019
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cult: [kuhlt] /noun/ 'a person or thing that is popular or fashionable, especially among a particular section of society' What makes a show a cult classic? Is it a name for the fan base? An active tumblr page? Something just a little weird? Tara and Stefania deep dive into cult favourites this week, wondering why these special shows tend to be less successful. In Episode 6 of OFF2BROADWAY, we take a trip into the minds of these passionate fans, and discover new obsessions along the way! . ....

Duration:00:49:19

BE MORE CHILL - Episode 5

3/11/2019
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C-c-c c'mon! Tara and Stefania celebrate Be More Chill's Opening Night on Broadway with deep dives into the original novel, memorable lyrics and of course, everything Will Roland. This cult favourite explores what high school would be like with a little help from an extra voice in your head. So grab some Mountain Dew, quiet your smartphone, and take a ride with us in Episode 5 of OFF2BROADWAY! Smiley face, lipstick, kitty paw. . . . “The Squip Song” – Be More Chill (Original Cast Recording)...

Duration:00:42:03

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND - Episode 4

2/25/2019
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We're in a car, going somewhere, going far Join us on a trip to the Island, as Tara and Stefania rave about the Tony award winning revival of Once on this Island! “Waiting for Life” – Once on This Island (New Broadway Cast Recording) "Introducing Hailey Kilgore as Ti Moune" – Once on This Island – Youtube “And the Gods Heard Her Prayer/Rain” - Once on This Island (New Broadway Cast Recording) “Forever Yours” - Once on This Island (New Broadway Cast Recording) “When We Are Wed” - Once on This...

Duration:00:42:17

WRONG PLAYS, RIGHT CASTS - Episode 3

2/11/2019
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CAR CHATS: Tara and Stefania review The Play That Goes Wrong before it returns to New York for its off-broadway debut. Next, they switch gears to discuss the casting on the new West Side Story movie adaptation and Mirvish’s all Canadian cast of Dear Evan Hansen. Hop in the car and press play! “Something’s Coming” - West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast Recording) “Thief” – Single – Ansel Elgort “Shallow” – A Star is Born – Rachel Zegler – Youtube “Tommy I'm Free and Pinball Wizard...

Duration:00:36:22

RENT LIVE - Episode 2

2/3/2019
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NO DAY BUT YESTERDAY Tara and Stefania are back in the car to discuss Fox’s RENT Live! Jonathan Larson’s cult classic chronicles the lives of young artists struggling through AIDS, stigma, homelessness in Alphabet City, New York. Join us for talks of censorship choices, marking dress rehearsals and breakout performances. . . . "Rent" Performance- Rent – Fox Youtube "La Vie Boheme" Concert Rendition – Rent – Fox Youtube “Will I?” Performance – Rent – Fox Youtube "Over The Moon" Concert...

Duration:00:54:37

WAY TOO EARLY TONY NOMS - Episode 1

1/27/2019
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The best conversations happen in the car! In this inaugural episode of OFF2BROADWAY, Tara and Stefania make their way too early Tony predictions. Join them in the car as they talk show stoppers, heart wrenchers, and gut feelings - all in the name of the 2019 Tony awards. “If I Could Turn Back Time” Show Clips - THE CHER SHOW – Broadwaycom Youtube “It’s Time To Dance” – The Prom: A New Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording) “Why We Build The Wall (feat. Greg Brown)” – Hadestown - Anaïs...

Duration:01:04:57