Musical Theatre Podcast 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 and our favourite song from our least favourite musical. I may or may not sing in this episode as well.

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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 2000 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. This is a great way to listen musicals you know and discover some musicals you may have never heard of before. The station also has a great weekly podcast about musicals as well.

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

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.

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 an amazing website for any musical theatre lover. 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, where you can find 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 is 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 more. I used this app with great success in London and highly recommend it.

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Check out some more Musical Theatre Podcast Episodes on Take Me to the World

Now what is your favourite song from your least favourite musical? Or your least favourite song from your favourite musical.