Episode 837: Catching up with Alan Menken
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by MusicalTalk
6h ago
Join Nick Hutson as he sits down with composer Alan Menken to discuss Hercule's current production in Hamburg, Germany.  Learn about the new songs, direction and history of the show.  You can also hear Alan talk about collaborating, processes and the legacy of the late Howard Ashman ..read more
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Episode 836: Mine - A Solo Ghost Story Musical with Asher Muldoon
MusicalTalk - The UK's Independent Musical Theatre Podcast
by www.musicaltalk.co.uk
1w ago
In this episode, Thos talks to the multi-talented actor, writer and composer, Asher Muldoon, about his wonderful five star show, Mine - A Solo Ghost Story Musical - a multi-layered masterpiece of musical story telling. How do you make a ghost story also function as a comedy? How do you read an audience to amend your performance? And how do both Sondheim and Dear Evan Hanson repackage songs in different ways?  All this and some delightful and evocative music will make Mine forever yours ..read more
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Episode 835: His Name Is...Potty the Plant!
MusicalTalk - The UK's Independent Musical Theatre Podcast
by www.musicaltalk.co.uk
2w ago
With the joyous news of the return of Potty the Plant to the EdFringe in 2024, join Thos as he talks to the three people behind this quirky, subversive and hiliarous musical to discuss all things Potty. Find out about its journey from short film to five-star theatre musical cult and what made it the MusicalTalk's Pick of the Edinburgh Fringe in 2023. With songs and laughter, and a special "sneak peak" of the creative team's latest musical this episode, this is the "potty-cast" for you ..read more
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Episode 834: OPENING NIGHT of PRISCILLA THE PARTY!
MusicalTalk - The UK's Independent Musical Theatre Podcast
by MusicalTalk
2w ago
Join hosts Nick Hutson and Hannah Budd on a captivating journey through London's theatrical landscape as they dive into the vibrant worlds of Opening Night at the Gielgud Theatre and Priscilla: The Party at the Outernet Venue. In this episode of MusicalTalk, Nick shares his first impressions of Priscilla, delving into the glitz, glamour, and unexpected surprises of this iconic musical. Opening Night, a new musical starring Sheridan Smith, featuring music and lyrics by Rufus Wainwright with a book and direction by Ivan Van Hove, takes center stage in their discussion, as they examine its adapta ..read more
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Episode 833: Gospel's Harmonious Influence in Musicals: An Interview with Jaron M. LeGrair
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by MusicalTalk
1M ago
Join host Nick Hutson as he delves into the soul-stirring world of gospel music in musical theatre, in a captivating conversation with renowned YouTuber and gospel enthusiast Jaron M. LeGrair. In this episode of MusicalTalk, they explore the powerful impact of gospel music on various Broadway shows, from the unexpected twists in "Little Shop of Horrors" to the divine energy of "Hercules." Together, they traverse the rich tapestry of musicals like "Showboat," "Ragtime," and "Once on This Island," uncovering how gospel infuses these narratives with depth and resonance. From the high-octane rhyth ..read more
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Episode 831: So, Here We Are...
MusicalTalk - The UK's Independent Musical Theatre Podcast
by www.musicaltalk.co.uk
2M ago
So, here we are with our long awaited conversation about Sondheim's last new musical (probably), appropriately called "Here We Are" and the big question is - is it a success?  Thos chats to MusicalTalk's resident Sondheim expert, Colm, who saw the show twice in New York at its off-Broadway venue, the Shed, and who certainly thinks so.  But is absurdist theatre now so obscure that it seems pretentious instead of satirical?  Is this show the equivalent of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony? And is Sondheim merely pastiching himself in his swansong? Well, it is what it is - but find ou ..read more
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Episode 829: A Fosse Day In London Town - Cabaret
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by www.musicaltalk.co.uk
2M ago
What good is sitting alone in your room when you could do it in the company of Tom and Thos? This week, they continue their in-depth look at the career of the legendary Bob Fosse, movie musical director and choreographer, by looking at his amazing 1972 film, Cabaret.  Why is it so different to the original stage production? Who is the film really about? And is Sally Bowles actually a monster?  Will you find out the answers?  Maybe this time!  ..read more
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Episode 828: A Fosse Day In London Town - All That Jazz
MusicalTalk - The UK's Independent Musical Theatre Podcast
by www.musicaltalk.co.uk
2M ago
Join Tom and Thos as they take an in-depth look at the career of the legendary movie musical director and choreographer, Bob Fosse, through the lens of his three musical films - Sweet Charity, Cabaret and All That Jazz.  How far did he take the ideas behind his choreography and then use them to inform his directorial decisions - and does it work?  In this week's episode, it's all about the stunning but oh-so-dark 1979 musical film, All That Jazz.  It's show time ..read more
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Episode 827: The Great British MusicalTalk… off (2023 in Review - Part Three)
Musical Talk | The UK's Independent Musical Theatre Podcast
by MusicalTalk
3M ago
Nick and Thos chat about their theatrical experiences in 2023 - featuring talk on Mrs Doubtfire, Groundhog Day. The Great British Bake Off, The Wizard of OZ, The Peter Pan Palladium Pants,  ..read more
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Episode 826: Crazy for New… Year (2023 in Review - Part Two)
Musical Talk | The UK's Independent Musical Theatre Podcast
by MusicalTalk
3M ago
Nick and Thos chat about their theatrical experiences in 2023 - featuring talk on The Witches, Crazy for You, Mamma Mia - The Party, Guys and Dolls and Immersive theatre as whole!  ..read more
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