A Musical Theatre Podcast

May 23 2020 9 68 mins

Conversations about the cultural and emotional impact of our favorite musicals in theatre history.



THE PRINCE OF EGYPT with J Scott Lapp, Luke Brady, Christine Allado, and Philip LaZebnik
May 31 2020 • 99 min
Jeff and guests from the West End production discuss the musical THE PRINCE OF EGYPT (music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Philip LaZebnick)


FINDING NEVERLAND with Jon Pernisek
May 23 2020 • 74 min
Jeff and guest Jon Pernisek discuss the musical FINDING NEVERLAND (music and lyrics by Gary Barlow & Eliot Kennedy, book by James Graham)


HEATHERS with Rachel Flynn
May 17 2020 • 80 min
Jeff and guest Rachel Flynn discuss the musical HEATHERS (music, lyrics, and book by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy)



GUYS AND DOLLS with Squigs Robertson
May 10 2020 • 55 min
Jeff and guest Squigs Robertson discuss the musical GUYS AND DOLLS (music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows)


COME FROM AWAY with Geno Carr
May 03 2020 • 61 min
Jeff and guest Geno Carr discuss the musical COME FROM AWAY (book, music, and lyrics by David Hein and Irene Sankoff)


SIDE SHOW with Sam Herbst
Apr 26 2020 • 70 min
Jeff and guest Sam Herbst discuss the musical SIDE SHOW (music by Henry Krieger, book and lyrics by Bill Russell)


INTO THE WOODS with Sara Kapner
Apr 19 2020 • 91 min
Jeff and guest Sara Kapner discuss the musical INTO THE WOODS (music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine)


TUCK EVERLASTING with Jesse McAnally
Apr 05 2020 • 54 min
Jeff and guest Jesse McAnally discuss the musical TUCK EVERLASTING (music by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tysen, book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle)


LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS with Michael J Willett
Mar 29 2020 • 77 min
Jeff and guest Michael J Willett discuss the musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (music by Alan Menken, lyrics and book by Howard Ashman)


SOUTH PACIFIC with Kirsten Chandler
Mar 22 2020 • 71 min
Jeff and guest Kirsten Chandler discuss the musical SOUTH PACIFIC (music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan)


AIDA with Brittany Campbell
Mar 15 2020 • 65 min
Jeff and guest Brittany Campbell discuss the musical AIDA (music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, book by many)


ANNIE with Adam Wachter
Mar 08 2020 • 74 min
Jeff and guest Adam Wachter discuss the musical ANNIE (music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, book by Thomas Meehan).


ONCE ON THIS ISLAND with Bryce Charles
Feb 23 2020 • 68 min
Jeff and Bryce Charles discuss the musical ONCE ON THIS ISLAND.



MINNIE'S BOYS, A DOLL'S LIFE, & GRIND with Larry Grossman
Feb 16 2020 • 39 min
Jeff and guest Larry Grossman discuss MINNIE'S BOYS, A DOLL'S LIFE, & GRIND (all music by Larry Grossman)


A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC with Tom Zohar
Feb 09 2020 • 84 min
Welcome to "Casting Desiree- A Podcast." Kidding. It's our first Stephen Sondheim episode, and this week it's all about A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, a very elegant musical about sex-crazed rich people. Guest Tom Zohar and Jeff discuss the genius of Sondheim...


PETER PAN with Katie DeShan
Feb 02 2020 • 73 min
Jeff and guest Katie DeShan discuss the musical PETER PAN (music and lyrics by Moose Charlap & Carolyn Leigh and Jule Styne & Betty Comden/Adolph Green, book by Sir James M Barrie)


FROZEN with Bruce Merkle
Jan 26 2020 • 73 min
Jeff and guest Bruce Merkle sit down to discuss FROZEN the musical (music by Robert Lopez, lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, book by Jennifer Lee)


IN THE HEIGHTS with Debra Cardona
Jan 19 2020 • 68 min
Jeff and guest Debra Cardona discuss IN THE HEIGHTS (music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes)


CATS with James Vasquez and John Treacy Egan
Dec 23 2019 • 66 min
Jeff discusses the musical CATS with director James Vasquez and actor John Treacy Egan.


THE MUSIC MAN with Teri Bibb
Dec 15 2019 • 83 min
Jeff and guest Teri Bibb discuss THE MUSIC MAN (book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson)


HELLO, DOLLY! with Michael Betts and special guest Mary Jo Catlett!
Dec 08 2019 • 74 min
Jeff, Michael Betts, and special guest Mary Jo Catlett discuss HELLO, DOLLY! (music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Michael Stewart, and directed/choreographed by Gower Champion)


RENT with Kelley Dorney
Dec 01 2019 • 89 min
Jeff and guest Kelley Dorney discuss the musical RENT (book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson).


FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with Glenn Rosenblum
Nov 24 2019 • 81 min
Jeff and guest Glenn Rosenblum discuss FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, written by Jerry Bock (music), Sheldon Harnick (lyrics), Joseph Stein (book), and originally directed/choreographed by Jerome Robbins.



The Overture
Nov 16 2019 • 4 min
An brief intro to the podcast and invitation to all listeners!


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