Episode 8 – A Chat About Musicals With Friends

Episode 8 – A Chat About Musicals With Friends

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In Episode 8 of the Take Me To The World Musical Theatre Podcast, two friends and I have a chat about musicals. Be prepared for a lot of giggling and nerding out about musicals. We discuss our least favourite song from our favourite musical, as well as our favourite song from our least favourite musical. I may or may not sing in this episode as well.

Where to Listen to Episode 8?

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Resources – Music

This has links (mostly on Spotify, unless otherwise stated) to the cast recordings/soundtracks that I mentioned in this podcast, as well as to some musical playlists.

It’s Broadway, Bitch – Spotify Playlist. This has over 1800 songs from different musicals I’ve either seen or have listened to obsessively. Most of the playlist is from stage musicals, but I have a few movie musicals and musical TV shows on here as well. Albums are in random order. Some songs contain strong language and subject matter, so listener discretion is advised.

Sounds of Broadway. This is an online radio station with over 4600 songs from 560 different musicals. It’s a fun way to listen to musicals you know and discover some musicals you may have never heard of before. The station also has a great weekly podcast about musicals.

Across the Universe (2007 Movie Soundtrack)

Cats (1983 Original Broadway Cast)

The Little Mermaid (1989 Movie Soundtrack)

Mamma Mia (1999 Original Cast)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993 Movie Soundtrack)

Rent (2005 Movie Soundtrack)

Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008 Movie Soundtrack)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1979 Original Broadway Cast)

The Who’s Tommy (1993 Original Broadway Cast)

Resources – Videos

These are links on Just Watch (unless otherwise noted) for the following movie versions of the musicals I talked about in this episode. Just Watch will have links to where you can watch these movies on various streaming sites.

Across the Universe (2007 Movie)

Cats (1998 Filmed Live Movie). I won’t torture you with the 2019 version.

The Little Mermaid (1989 Movie)

Mamma Mia (2008 Movie)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993 Movie)

Rent (2005 Movie)

Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008 Movie)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007 Movie)

Tommy (1975 Movie)

Resources – Websites and Apps

Reddit Musicals and Reddit Musical Theatre. Both of these subreddits are great places to go if you want to talk about musicals, get tips (if you’re a performer), and to get recommendations on shows to check out.

Broadway Musical Home. This is a great resource for anyone who loves musicals. They have an alphabetical list of over 300 musicals, and you can look up musicals by different categories like “based on a book” and “based on real life.” For anyone or any theatre company looking to put on a musical, you can check out the Rights page, which has information on where to get the rights to put on a variety of musicals.

Playbill has a listing for shows (musicals and plays) in New York, London and National Tours.

Today Tix has an App for both iOS and Android. You can use the app to buy cheap, same-day tickets for shows in cities like New York, London, Toronto, Chicago, and several others. I used this app with great success in London and highly recommend it.

Use the Code JGZYL to save £10 (or $10) on your first order with Today Tix.

Cats. This is where you can buy tickets for the North American tour.

Rent. This is where you can buy tickets for the North American tour.

Mamma Mia. This is the website where you can get tickets for various international productions of this musical.

The Who’s Tommy. There is a Broadway production for this musical slated to open sometime next year.

What’s your favourite song from your least favourite musical? Or what’s your least favourite song from your favourite musical?

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