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Scene to Song Episode 63: Latinx Stories and Bilingualism in Musical Theater

Scene to Song Episode 63: Latinx Stories and Bilingualism in Musical Theater

September 13, 2021

In this episode, musician and composer Jaime Lozano discusses Latinx stories and bilingualism in musical theater, focusing on authenticity. We also talk about the song "Move On" from Sunday in the Park with George.

You can write to scenetosong@gmail.com with a comment or question about an episode or about musical theater, or if you’d like to be a podcast guest. Follow on Instagram at @ScenetoSong, on Twitter at @SceneSong, and on Facebook at “Scene to Song with Shoshana Greenberg Podcast.” The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

Music played in this episode:
"Born in Puerto Rico" from The Capeman
"Perfidia" from 4 Guys Named Jose
"Move On" from Sunday in the Park with George

Scene to Song Episode 62: Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s Little Shop of Horrors

Scene to Song Episode 62: Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s Little Shop of Horrors

June 28, 2021

In this episode, writer, podcaster, and media critic Sarah Marshall discusses Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's 1982 musical Little Shop of Horrors and comparisons to the 1986 movie version, especially the ending. We also talk about the song "Suddenly Seymour" from Little Shop of Horrors.

You can write to scenetosong@gmail.com with a comment or question about an episode or about musical theater, or if you’d like to be a podcast guest. Follow on Instagram at @ScenetoSong, on Twitter at @SceneSong, and on Facebook at “Scene to Song with Shoshana Greenberg Podcast.” The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

Music played in this episode:
"Closed for Renovations" from Little Shop of Horrors
"Now (It's Just the Gas)" from Little Shop of Horrors
"Grow for Me" from Little Shop of Horrors (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
"Dentist!" from Little Shop of Horrors (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
"Since You Came to This Town" from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
"Suddenly Seymour" from Little Shop of Horrors (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Scene to Song Episode 61: The Musicals of Cy Coleman

Scene to Song Episode 61: The Musicals of Cy Coleman

June 14, 2021

In this episode, actor and singer Randy Graff discusses the musicals of composer Cy Coleman, from working with him on the 1989 musical City of Angels to his career and legacy. We also talk about the song "A Quiet Thing" from George Abbott, Robert Russell, John Kander, and Fred Ebb's 1965 musical Flora the Red Menace.

You can write to scenetosong@gmail.com with a comment or question about an episode or about musical theater, or if you’d like to be a podcast guest. Follow on Instagram at @ScenetoSong, on Twitter at @SceneSong, and on Facebook at “Scene to Song with Shoshana Greenberg Podcast.” The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

Music played in this episode:
"Nobody Does It Like Me" from Seesaw
"There's a Change in Me" from Randy Graff Sings Cy Coleman: Doing Something Right
"Hey Look Me Over" from Wildcat
"You Can Always Count on Me" from City of Angels
"What You Don't Know about Women" from City of Angels
"A Quiet Thing" from Flora the Red Menace

Scene to Song Episode 60: Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry’s Parade

Scene to Song Episode 60: Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry’s Parade

May 31, 2021

In this episode, new play advocate Danielle Feder discusses Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's 1998 musical Parade, focusing on the changes made between the original Broadway Production and the 2007 Donmar Warehouse production. We also talk about the song "What Baking Can Do" from Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson's 2016 musical Waitress.

You can write to scenetosong@gmail.com with a comment or question about an episode or about musical theater, or if you’d like to be a podcast guest. Follow on Instagram at @ScenetoSong, on Twitter at @SceneSong, and on Facebook at “Scene to Song with Shoshana Greenberg Podcast.” The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

Music played in this episode:
"How Can I Call This Home?" from Parade (Broadway cast recording)
"It's Hard to Speak My Heart" from Parade (Donmar Warehouse recording)
"A-Rumblin' and A-Rollin'" from Parade (Donmar Warehouse recording)
"Come Up To My Office" from Parade (Broadway cast recording)
"Come Up To My Office" from Parade (Donmar Warehouse recording)
"The Picture Show" from Parade (Donmar Warehouse recording)
"What Baking Can Do" from Waitress

Scene to Song Episode 59: Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Merrily We Roll Along

Scene to Song Episode 59: Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Merrily We Roll Along

May 17, 2021

In this episode, composer/lyricist/bookwriter/producer Rob Hartmann discusses Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's 1981 musical Merrily We Roll Along, looking at how it's changed since it's original Broadway production. We also talk about the song "A Bowler Hat" from Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's 1976 musical Pacific Overtures.

You can write to scenetosong@gmail.com with a comment or question about an episode or about musical theater, or if you’d like to be a podcast guest. Follow on Instagram at @ScenetoSong, on Twitter at @SceneSong, and on Facebook at “Scene to Song with Shoshana Greenberg Podcast.” The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

Music played in this episode:
"Merrily We Roll Along" from Merrily We Roll Along
"The Hills of Tomorrow" from Merrily We Roll Along
"Rich and Happy" from Merrily We Roll Along
"That Frank" from Merrily We Roll Along
"Good Thing Going" from Merrily We Roll Along
"The Hills of Tomorrow (Reprise)" from Merrily We Roll Along
"Not a Day Goes By (Reprise)" from Merrily We Roll Along
"Bobby and Jackie and Jack" from Merrily We Roll Along
"A Bowler Hat" from Pacific Overtures

Scene to Song Episode 58: Sung-Through Musicals in Musical Theater

Scene to Song Episode 58: Sung-Through Musicals in Musical Theater

May 3, 2021

In this episode, playwright and lyricist Sara Cooper discusses sung-through musicals in musical theater, from Falsettos to Hamilton. We also talk about the song "Meeskite" from John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff's 1966 musical Cabaret.

You can write to scenetosong@gmail.com with a comment or question about an episode or about musical theater, or if you’d like to be a podcast guest. Follow on Instagram at @ScenetoSong, on Twitter at @SceneSong, and on Facebook at “Scene to Song with Shoshana Greenberg Podcast.” The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

Music played in this episode:
"Room 317" from Miss Saigon
"Everyone Tells Jason to See a Psychiatrist" from March of the Falsettos
"Four Jews in a Room Bitching" from March of the Falsettos
"You'll See" from Rent
"No Place Like London" from Sweeney Todd
"Aaron Burr, Sir" from Hamilton
"Epic I" from Hadestown
"Meeskite" from Cabaret

Scene to Song Episode 57: Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company

Scene to Song Episode 57: Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company

April 19, 2021

In this episode, dramaturg Deborah Blumenthal discusses Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's 1970 musical Company on the eve of her 35th birthday. We also talk about the song "Everybody's Got the Right" from Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's 1990 musical Assassins.

You can write to scenetosong@gmail.com with a comment or question about an episode or about musical theater, or if you’d like to be a podcast guest. Follow on Instagram at @ScenetoSong, on Twitter at @SceneSong, and on Facebook at “Scene to Song with Shoshana Greenberg Podcast.” The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

Music played in this episode:
"Marry Me A Little" from Company
"Being Alive" from Company
"Another Hundred People" from Company
"Everybody's Got the Right" from Assassins

Scene to Song Episode 56: Adaptations of Comics in Musical Theater

Scene to Song Episode 56: Adaptations of Comics in Musical Theater

April 5, 2021

In this episode, writer Jessica Plummer discusses adaptations of comics in musical theater, from Li'l Abner to It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman to Annie to Fun Home. We also talk about the song "Tomorrow" from Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, and Thomas Meehan's 1977 musical Annie.

You can write to scenetosong@gmail.com with a comment or question about an episode or about musical theater, or if you’d like to be a podcast guest. Follow on Instagram at @ScenetoSong, on Twitter at @SceneSong, and on Facebook at “Scene to Song with Shoshana Greenberg Podcast.” The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

Music played in this episode:
"Put 'Em Back" from Li'l Abner
"You've Got Possibilities" from It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman
"Maps" from Fun Home
"Tomorrow" from Annie

Scene to Song Episode 55: The Musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Scene to Song Episode 55: The Musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber

March 22, 2021

In this episode, musical theater composer, lyricist, and bookwriter Janine McGuire discusses the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber, from Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita to Song and Dance and Phantom to the present day. We also talk about the Tim Rice and Webber's song "Heaven on Their Minds" from the 1971 musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

You can write to scenetosong@gmail.com with a comment or question about an episode or about musical theater, or if you’d like to be a podcast guest. Follow on Instagram at @ScenetoSong, on Twitter at @SceneSong, and on Facebook at “Scene to Song with Shoshana Greenberg Podcast.” The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

Music played in this episode:
"Strange and Lovely Song" from The Likes of Us
"Don't Cry for Me Argentina" and "Waltz for Eva and Che" from Evita
"Take That Look Off Your Face" from Tell Me on a Sunday, sung by Marti Webb
"Take That Look Off Your Face" from Song and Dance
"The Phantom of the Opera" from The Phantom of the Opera, sung by Sarah Brightman and Steve Harley
"Heaven on Their Minds" from Jesus Christ Superstar

Scene to Song Episode 54: Old School and New School Musical Theater

Scene to Song Episode 54: Old School and New School Musical Theater

March 8, 2021

In this episode, playwright, composer and lyricist G. Victoria Campbell discusses old school and new school musical theater and what the differences might be. We also talk about the Pasek and Paul song "From Now On" from the 2017 musical film The Greatest Showman.

You can write to scenetosong@gmail.com with a comment or question about an episode or about musical theater, or if you’d like to be a podcast guest. Follow on Instagram at @ScenetoSong, on Twitter at @SceneSong, and on Facebook at “Scene to Song with Shoshana Greenberg Podcast.” The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

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