Jim and Tomic's Musical Theatre Happy Hour

Jim and Tomic's Musical Theatre Happy Hour

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Musings on musicals, from Broadway to the West End…literally.


#77: The Podcast Hour - ‘Bye Bye Birdie’
Nov 16 • 90 min
Happy Hour #77: The Podcast Hour - ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Did you hear about Hugo and Kim getting pinned? We simply can’t believe it to be honest, so that’s why we’re pulling apart all things ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ this week! From the stage musical, to the film, to…
#76: Bring on the Podcasts - ‘The Lightning Thief’
Oct 31 • 117 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Hey half-bloods, have we got a show for you! This time we are heading on a journey across America with everyone’s favourite demigod, Percy Jackson as we explore ‘The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.’ Jimi…
#75: Everybody Says Podcast - ‘Anyone Can Whistle’
Oct 17 • 115 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ This time around we are diving head-first into the magical waters of Cora Hoover Hooper’s town and breaking open the Cookie Jar as we explore Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Anyone Can Whistle.’ Often penned as his biggest flop,…
#74: Horton Hears a Podcast - ‘Seussical the Musical’
Oct 3 • 102 min
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…
#73: Just Another Podcast - ‘Next to Normal’
Sep 20 • 114 min
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,…
#72: The Podcasticks - ‘The Fantasticks’
Aug 26 • 106 min
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…
#71: Supercalifragilisticexpialipodcast - ‘Mary Poppins’
Aug 7 • 101 min
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…
#70: Clang, Clang, Clang Went the Podcast - ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’
Jul 31 • 90 min
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…
#69 (Side 2): StarPodcast - ‘Ghost Quartet’
Jul 23 • 122 min
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…
#69 (Side 1): StarPodcast - ‘Ghost Quartet’
Jul 22 • 108 min
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…
#68: Madrid Is My Podcast - ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’
Jul 12 • 102 min
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…
#67: Podcast On - ‘Ragtime’
Jul 5 • 115 min
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…
BONUS: The 73rd Annual Tony Awards
Jun 6 • 143 min
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,…
#66: The Podcast Game - ‘The Pajama Game’
Sep 19, 2018 • 92 min
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…
#65: You Are The Podcast Queen - ‘Mamma Mia’
Jul 20, 2018 • 106 min
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…
#64: Another Podcast in Another Feed - ‘Evita’
Jul 11, 2018 • 118 min
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…
#63: This Is Not A Podcast - ‘American Psycho’
Jul 4, 2018 • 106 min
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…
#62: Paciencia y Podcast - ‘In the Heights’
Jun 27, 2018 • 101 min
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…
#61: The Man in the Moon is a Podcast - ‘Mame’
Jun 20, 2018 • 68 min
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…
#60: Waitin’ For My Podcast - ‘Brigadoon’
Jun 14, 2018 • 100 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Hoots mon! There’s a moose loose aboot this podcast. Time to travel through the mist and into the mythical Scottish town of ‘Brigadoon.’ Expect many references, bad accents and groans from Jimi, as the boys explore…
#59: Asaka Play Me A Podcast - ‘Once On This Island’
May 31, 2018 • 113 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Brave the storm and come and hear the story of Ahrens and Flaherty’s beautiful musical, ‘Once On This Island.’ With its current Broadway revival this show has gained a new life, so come and listen to the boys this…
#58: SQUIP - Super Quantum Unit Intel Podcast - ‘Be More Chill’
May 16, 2018 • 113 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ C-c-c-c’mon, c-c-c-c’mon, go, go! Get that Mountain Dew ready because it’s time to take your pill as we talk about the online musical sensation that has found its way out of its Tumblr existence and unprecedentedly…
#57: Tragedy Tomorrow, Podcasting Tonight - ‘A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum’
May 9, 2018 • 89 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ It’s back to Ancient Rome we go for Stephen Sondheim’s first solo outing as a composer/lyricist with ‘A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum.’ This time around the block Jimi and Tommy discuss whether farce…
#56: We’re Still Podcasting - ‘The Last Five Years’
May 2, 2018 • 95 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Get out the tissues to mop those eyes (or ball up and throw!) as the boys get deep with Jason Robert Brown’s classic ‘The Last Five Years.’ This week Jimi and Tommy weigh up who ‘wins’ in this show, if anyone,…
#55: Way Down Podcastown - ‘Hadestown’
Apr 26, 2018 • 110 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ All aboard the Hades express as we travel the Road to Hell to explore Anais Mitchell’s underground hit ‘Hadestown.’ Jimi finally gets a chance to bring out his inner Ancient Greek Geek and delve into the myth behind…
#54: How to Podcast - ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’
Apr 18, 2018 • 84 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ The boys are back in town and they’re diving straight into the self-help musical ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!’ This time around Jimi and Tommy try and fit ‘How to Succeed’ in a contemporary…
See you soon…
Apr 11, 2018 • 2 min
…probably next Wednesday. Talk to you then!
#53: Happiness Is Making A Podcast - ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’
Oct 20, 2017 • 78 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ The Doctor is most definitely in! Unpack your blanket and put down your book report because this week Jimi and Tommy are discussing “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” This time around the block Tommy gives a brief…
Unsung Heroes #2: Rob Roy
Oct 7, 2017 • 60 min
It’s mind over matter! It’s man over machine! It’s Jimi over Tommy!!! (No, not like that. Ew.) This is Unsung Heroes – a new segment that pits our two hosts against each other in a battle of wits and unknown musicals. Rob Roy: The Train Conductor of 16…
#52: I Don’t Know How To Podcast - ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’
Sep 28, 2017 • 89 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ What’s the buzz? Well the boys talking all about Andrew Lloyd Webber’s controversial smash ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ this week! Tommy manages to get over his Andrew Lloyd Webber hatred for an hour and a half so they…
#51: 48kHz: A Musical Podcast - ‘35mm: A Musical Exhibition’
Sep 16, 2017 • 126 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Hold still, and focus as we’re talking all about Ryan Scott Oliver and Matthew Murphy’s beautiful “35mm: A Musical Exhibition.” As this is a fusion of photography and music the boys get arty this week. They talk…
Unsung Heroes #1: The Change
Sep 8, 2017 • 50 min
It’s mind over matter! It’s man over machine! It’s Jimi over Tommy!!! (No, not like that. Ew.) This is Unsung Heroes – a new segment that pits our two hosts against each other in a battle of wits and unknown musicals. The Change: Keeping Puberty in the…
#50: A Warble In The Woods - ‘Into The Woods’
Sep 8, 2017 • 135 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Happy 50th Annibirthary to Jim and Tomic’s Musical Theatre Happy Hour! In honour of this monumentous occasion, the gang have chosen to discuss one of musical theatre’s most beloved shows - ‘Into the Woods.’ The lads…
#49: Take Me Out to the Podcast - ‘Damn Yankees’
Sep 1, 2017 • 86 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Got your peanuts? Got your crackerjack? Got your camp demonic storyline? Then you’re all set for the latest podcast on Richard Adler and Jerry Ross’s ‘Damn Yankees.’ This time around the guys try and wrap their heads…
#48: A Medieval Masterclass - ‘Blondel’
Aug 25, 2017 • 83 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Come back with us to the Middle Ages as we follow the pursuits of everyone’s favourite court misntrel: ‘Blondel!’ Potentially winning the award for the most unknown show so far on the podcast, Jimi and Tommy talk…
#47: Step, Kick, Kick, Leap, Kick, Touch - Podcast! - ‘A Chorus Line’
Aug 18, 2017 • 104 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Get ready to do the whole combination away from the mirror and unpack your headshot, as we’re heading straight onto Michael Bennett’s “A Chorus Line!” As one of the longest running musicals of all time, there’s lots…
#46: Alice in Podcastland - ‘Wonderland’
Aug 10, 2017 • 83 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Come on down the rabbit hole (or elevator shaft) as we travel to Frank Wildhorn’s ‘Wonderland.’ This week, the boys try and wrap their heads around why this show has yet to have a success, dissect the drama unfolding…
#45: Podcast In A Box - ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’
Aug 2, 2017 • 75 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Make way for the sideways grimace that is ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch!’ This time around the gang are chatting about the creation of Hedwig in the queercore scene in New York, identify the mythicality which is so…
#44: All About Podcasts – ‘Applause’
Jul 26, 2017 • 77 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ The boys are back in town after their summer holiday and are very excited to bring to you Charles Strouse’s fabulous ‘Applause’ (no, not the inevitable Lady Gaga biopic!) They discuss the nature of ‘evil’ and work…
#43: I Wanna Be A Podcaster - ‘The Producers’
Jun 17, 2017 • 85 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ It’s Jim and Tomic’s latest show, will it flop or will it go? Well that’s for you to decide as we talk all about Broadway’s smash-hit - ‘The Producers!’ This week Jimi and Tommy are delving into the background of the…
#42: A Podcast of Penzance - ‘The Pirates of Penzance’
Jun 7, 2017 • 82 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ A rollicking band of podcasters we, who tired of editing relentlessly are trying our hand at a G&S and hope it’s not too boring. Leaving the writing to WS Gilbert, Jimi and Tommy embark on a journey to meet the fated…
#41: What’s Your Podcast, Heather? – ‘Heathers the Musical’
May 18, 2017 • 90 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Well f*** them gently with a chainsaw, Jimi and Tommy are talking the cult classic ‘Heathers the Musical’ this week! The guys go in on the importance of honest high school musical theatre, the incredible ways this…
BONUS: The 71st Annual Tony Awards
May 14, 2017 • 161 min
It’s that time of year again! Jimi and Tommy have a gab about the Tony nominees. Enjoy!
#40: A Passionate Podcast - ‘Passion’
May 11, 2017 • 87 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ This week Jimi and Tommy go on a trip with Sondheim to Italy and explore the life and love of Fosca and Giorgio in his ‘Passion.’ They ponder over why the show was a critical success but not as popular with…
#39: A Scottsboro Song - ‘The Scottsboro Boys’
May 4, 2017 • 89 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Jimi and Tommy are going back in history to look at a case that is not talked about enough - the story of the ‘The Scottsboro Boys.’ They examine the controversy surrounding Kander and Ebb’s use of a minstrel show as…
#38: It’s De-Podcast! - ‘Anything Goes’
Apr 28, 2017 • 99 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ All ashore who’s comin’ ashore! Let’s set sail on the SS American with evangelists and crooks as Jimi and Tommy talk about Cole Porter’s classic ‘Anything Goes.’ The lads discuss the many incarnations of the show…
#37: Podcast Noir - ‘City of Angels’
Apr 20, 2017 • 74 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Crack out your smoky sax and don your best femme fatale dress, as we’re going to LA in the 1940s for ‘City of Angels.’ Jimi and Tommy try and work out why we don’t see too much of this show, have a tennis match about…
#36: A Godspell Gab - ‘Godspell’
Apr 12, 2017 • 84 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Prepare ye-selves for our next musical, Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak’s ‘Godspell!’ This week Jimi and Tommy debate whether this is a show about religion or community, marvel over the creative freedom…
#35: Podcast. Podcast. Podcast. - ‘Now. Here. This.’
Apr 6, 2017 • 110 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Jimi and Tommy take a trip round the Natural History Museum with their favourite fab foursome - The FourBs - as they discuss their musical ‘Now. Here. This.’ They contemplate the importance of subtlety in cast…
#34: A Saigon Serenade - ‘Miss Saigon’
Mar 22, 2017 • 91 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ The heat is most definitely on in the podcast this week as Jimi and Tommy discuss Boublil and Schonberg’s controversial ‘Miss Saigon.’ The guys discuss the problem of Asian diversity onstage, how much the author’s…
#33: Jim and Tomic Are Doing A Podcast! - ‘42nd Street’
Mar 16, 2017 • 80 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Come and meet those dancing feet, we’re taking you to everyone’s favourite ‘avenue’: 42nd Street! Don your tap shoes and triple-time step your way into the Great Depression as Jimi and tommy (feat. a noisy cricket)…
#32: A Little Night Podcast - ‘A Little Night Music’
Mar 8, 2017 • 100 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Come with us as we spend a weekend in the country listening relentlessly to Sondheim’s ‘A Little Night Music.’ We ponder why Sondheim wrote the show in the first place, try to work out why ‘Send in the Clowns’ is his…
#31: We’re Ready for our Podcast, Mr. DeMille – ‘Sunset Boulevard’
Mar 2, 2017 • 75 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Put on your your finest fur and hop in your star vehicle (an Isotta-Fraschini, naturally) as we drive down Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard! Jimi and Tommy chat about film noir, lazy rhymes, and Patti LuPone’s…
#30: Der Dreigroschenpodcast - ‘The Threepenny Opera’
Feb 8, 2017 • 78 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Hallo kinder! We’re going further than we’ve ever gone before for our thirtieth birthday, back to pre-war Germany and Brecht and Weill’s “The Threepenny Opera.” We learn the differences between Verfremdungseffekt and…
#29: The Podcast Men – ‘The Music Man’
Jan 25, 2017 • 67 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ We got no trouble here just pure unadulterated love for Meredith Willson’s one-hit-wonder “The Music Man!” We bask in the brilliance of the book, music and lyrics of this show, discuss the disparity between Broadway…
#28: The Jim and Tomic Mixtape – ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’
Jan 18, 2017 • 80 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Jimi and Tommy go back to their roots and return to see just how much the Hamilton phenomenon has affected the world and discuss the release of ‘The Hamilton Mixtape!’ The pair chat about the contentious relationship…
The Overtures Quiz
Dec 24, 2016 • 10 min
This is the summary for our overtures quiz!
#27: A Christmas Podcast - ‘A Christmas Story’
Dec 24, 2016 • 77 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Happy holidays everybody! To celebrate, we’re chatting about one of Broadway’s newest Christmas stories, “A Christmas Story” - the adaptation of the cult American classic. The lads talk all about the differences…
#26: An Oklahoma Hoedown - ‘Oklahoma!’
Dec 14, 2016 • 89 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Jimi and Tommy talk about Rodgers and Hammerstein’s record-breaking debut, ‘Oklahoma!’ The gang discuss where the show fits in a contemporary setting, the importance of narrative choreography and the birth of the two…
#25: Some Matilda Malarkey – ‘Matilda: The Musical’
Dec 9, 2016 • 88 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Grab your library books and keep an eye on that newt! This week we’re chatting up the nuvo-West End show “Matilda: The Musical.” We discuss stellar child actors, British and US dialectical differences, the fabulous…
#24: A New World Whirl – ‘Songs for a New World’
Nov 30, 2016 • 84 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Set sail with us as we explore Jason Robert Brown’s early song cycle, “Songs for a New World.” We talk the contentious differences between Revues, Musicals and Song Cycles, kvetch about the “Contemporary Musical…
Bonus Episode! Our Trip to See The Great Comet
Nov 22, 2016 • 87 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Jimi and Tommy have returned from their adventure into the heart of 19th Century Russia and are ready to tell you all about it. Check out our exclusive interview with musical director Or Matias and music supervisor…
#23: A Gypsy Get-Together – ‘Gypsy: A Musical Fable’
Nov 10, 2016 • 116 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Here it is boys! Here it is WORLD! Here’s our Gypsy podcast! We talk about the genius of this almost sixty year old musical, Arthur Laurents changing his mind (shocker!) and spend WAY too much time talking about each…
Bonus Episode! Jim and Tomic are Going to Broadway!
Nov 4, 2016 • 9 min
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#22: A Grand Gallop – ‘Grand Hotel: The Musical’
Nov 2, 2016 • 72 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Pack your bags, come on down to Berlin and don’t forget to tip your bellhop. This week, Jimi and Tommy are checking in to the wonderfully dark Grand Hotel. We discuss the 1932 Greta Garbo film, Tommy Tune’s…
#21: A Phantom Tantrum – ‘The Phantom of the Opera’
Oct 26, 2016 • 66 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Grab your half-masks, put on your cape, and come on down to the opera house! This week we’re (somewhat begrudgingly) chatting about A-L-dubb’s smash hit The Phantom of the Opera. Buckle up – we’re talking misplaced…
#20: A Wizarding Wipeout – ‘The Wiz’
Oct 19, 2016 • 81 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Ease on down to this week’s podcast where we’re hitching a ride on a balloon all the way to Oz; we’re chatting all things ‘The Wiz’! Jimi and Tommy discuss the significance of the show in musical theatre history, go…
#19: A Piazza Party – ‘The Light in the Piazza’
Oct 12, 2016 • 83 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Benvenuto and welcome to the land of “naked marble boys” with this week’s musical fairy-tale “The Light in the Piazza.” We marvel over beautiful lighting design, talk the differences between opera and musical…
#18: A Gangster’s Gavotte - ‘Guys and Dolls’
Oct 5, 2016 • 59 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Place your bets, it’s time to shoot craps with the spectacular musical comedy, Guys and Dolls! We boggle over the mystical parallel universe that the musical’s set in, Nathan Detroit - the most popular role in the…
#17: A Newsboy Nugget - ‘Newsies: The Musical’
Sep 28, 2016 • 60 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Are you ready to seize the day and carry that banner? Well now is the time! Newsboy wannabes Jimi and Tommy talk all about Menken, Feldman and Fierstein’s high-flying smash Newsies! Expect discussion about the…
#16: A Hairy Hootenanny - ‘Hair’
Sep 21, 2016 • 61 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Strip off your clothes and let the sunshine in, it’s time to talk all about the revolutionary classic Hair! Jimi and Tommy debate whether or not this one of the most important musicals of all time, Jimi comes out as…
#15: A Fun Home Hoopla - ‘Fun Home’
Sep 14, 2016 • 54 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Welcome to our podcast on Maple Avenue! This week, we’re talking about the fabulously important (and recently closed) musical Fun Home. We chat about the importance of representation, non-linearity, vagaries in the…
#14: A Raining Rumpus - ‘Singin’ In The Rain’
Sep 7, 2016 • 65 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Good morning! Unpack your raincoats and dust off your tap shoes as it’s time to celebrate the greatest movie musical of all time - Singin’ in the Rain! We chat all about directorial tyranny, metatheatrical dubbing…
#13: A Cavalcade of Cats - ‘Cats’
Aug 2, 2016 • 91 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ *Cough!* *Hack!* *Eeech!* Hairball got you down? We’ve got the perfect solution: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mega-hit musical Cats. It’s team Jimi (aka Cats Trash) vs team Tommy (aka the rest of the world). Are we talking…
#12: An Assassinating Analysis - ‘Assassins’
Jul 12, 2016 • 105 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ This time around we’re going in heavy with Stephen Sondheim’s harrowing hit ‘Assassins’. We try and tease apart the intricacies of the American Dream, discuss how musical theatre can be used as a form of therapy in…
#11 (Part 2): Natasha, Pierre & the Great Podcast of 1812
Jul 2, 2016 • 79 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Come with us to 19th century Russia where we attend the stunning musicopera, “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” based on a chapter of Tolstoy’s epic ‘War and Peace’. Seeing as it’s regarded as one of the…
#11 (Part 1): Natasha, Pierre & the Great Podcast of 1812
Jun 24, 2016 • 83 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Come with us to 19th century Russia where we attend the stunning musicopera, “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” based on a chapter of Tolsty’s epic ‘War and Peace’. Seeing as it’s regarded as one of the…
BONUS: The Tony Awards
Jun 10, 2016 • 45 min
During the interval, Jimi and Tommy gossip and gab about Tony noms, Hamil-hype, and more. Plus some (inadvertent) hints about the next podcast’s show. Enjoy!
#10: A Spelling Bee Shindig - ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’
May 14, 2016 • 80 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Can you spell F-I-N-A-L-L-Y? After a longer-than-anticipated hiatus, Jimi and Tommy are back! This time with the William Finn penned musical, The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee. Listen as Jimi and Tommy discuss the…
#9: Dinner With Dolly - ‘Hello, Dolly!’
Apr 4, 2016 • 69 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Put on your Sunday clothes no matter what day it is and come on down to Yonkers and join us in celebration of everyone’s favourite matchmaker (sorry, Yente!) - Hello, Dolly! Jimi and Tommy are back after a little…
#8: Merrily Rolling Along - ‘Merrily We Roll Along’
Feb 18, 2016 • 87 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ We swing back in time to Chateau Sondheim and visit that Frank in “Merrily We Roll Along”! Together we fanboy over the artistry in one of Tommy’s ALL-TIME favourite musicals, Jimi channels his inner Irene Cara and…
#7: A Nine Natter - ‘Nine’
Feb 4, 2016 • 78 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Let us take you back to that glorious age of Italian cinema and explore Guido Contini’s mental breakdown as we discuss the smash-hit stage musical and less-of-a-hit movie musical, Nine! We come down with a case of…
#6: A Cabaret Cocktail - ‘Cabaret’
Jan 22, 2016 • 83 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Happy New Year sportsfans! So many of you wanted us to talk about Kander and Ebb’s sensational Cabaret so we decided what was the use of sitting alone on our rooms and decided to let that music play … and then…
#5 (Part 2): A Christmas Celebration
Dec 23, 2015 • 49 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Welcome to part two of the Jim and Tomic Holiday Extravaganza! By now you’ll be fatted on the sofa full to the brim of turkey, cookies and general festive cheer. What better way to unwind than with Jimi and Tommy…
#5 (Part 1): A Christmas Celebration
Dec 22, 2015 • 63 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Welcome to part one of the Jim and Tomic Holiday Extravaganza! Crack open the eggnog and light up a fire as you settle down with us for an evening of musical quizzes, chatting about the recent NBC Live production of…
#4: An Awakened Affair - ‘Spring Awakening’
Dec 4, 2015 • 80 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ It’s time to get ‘Totally [email protected]&#ed’ as this week’s podcast is all about the beautifully raw ‘Spring Awakening’. We discuss the current revolutionary revival by Deaf West on Broadway, play spot the difference with the…
#3: A Fiddler Foray - ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
Nov 19, 2015 • 77 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Come join us in our auditory shtetl as we discuss the trials and tribulations of Tevye and his family and their classic and much beloved musical “Fiddler on the Roof”. About to enjoy another promising revival on…
#2: A Sweeney Soirée - ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’
Nov 5, 2015 • 74 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Happy Hallowe’en! We get spooky with the scariest musical of all time King Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”. This week we make revelations about who has the power, add fuel to the…
#1: A Hamilton Hello - ‘Hamilton’
Oct 21, 2015 • 55 min
Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ We launch straight in with a Lin-Manuel Miranda-shaped love-fest to discuss the musical that is taking this Broadway season by storm and discuss the characters, lyrical genius and influences of the smash-hit…