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Scene to Song Episode 84: Abolition in Musical Theater

Scene to Song Episode 84: Abolition in Musical Theater

November 14, 2022

In this episode, community-based theatre director, deviser, workshop facilitator, producer, and educator Rose Ginsberg discusses abolition in musical theater and how those ideas are present in the stories of various musicals. We also talk about the song "You're Never Alone" from the 2014 Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman musical The Bridges of Madison County.

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.” And be sure to sign up for the new monthly e-newsletter at scenetosong.substack.com. Contribute to the new Patreon. The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

Music played in this episode:
"You're Never Alone" from The Bridges of Madison County.

Scene to Song Episode 83: Musicals Whose Scores Outshine Their Books

Scene to Song Episode 83: Musicals Whose Scores Outshine Their Books

October 31, 2022

In this episode, playwright and filmmaker Patrick Flynn discusses musicals whose scores outshine their books, looking at how that happens in different ways in musicals such as Merrily We Roll Along, Hair, In the Heights, and more. We also talk about the song "Rich and Happy" from the original Merrily We Roll Along.

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.” And be sure to sign up for the new monthly e-newsletter at scenetosong.substack.com. Contribute to the new Patreon. The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

Music played in this episode:
"Rich and Happy" from Merrily We Roll Along (1980)
"That Frank" from Merrily We Roll Along 

Scene to Song Episode 82: John O’Hara, Lorenz Hart, and Richard Rodgers’s Pal Joey

Scene to Song Episode 82: John O’Hara, Lorenz Hart, and Richard Rodgers’s Pal Joey

October 17, 2022

In this episode, writer, website developer and podcaster Marc Eliot Stein discusses John O’Hara, Lorenz Hart, and Richard Rodgers's 1940 musical Pal Joey, pondering the enigma of this ever-changing show. We also talk about the song "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered" from Pal Joey.

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.” And be sure to sign up for the new monthly e-newsletter at scenetosong.substack.com. Contribute to the new Patreon. The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

Music played in this episode:
"Zip" from Pal Joey
"I Could Write a Book" from Pal Joey
"In Our Little Den of Iniquity" from Pal Joey
"Take Him" from Pal Joey
"Plant You Now, Dig You Later" from Pal Joey
"You Mustn’t Kick It Around" from Pal Joey
"That Terrific Rainbow" from Pal Joey
"Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered" from Pal Joey

Scene to Song Episode 81: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, and Richard Stilgoe’s The Phantom of the Opera

Scene to Song Episode 81: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, and Richard Stilgoe’s The Phantom of the Opera

October 3, 2022

In this episode, composer, lyricist, performer, and music educator Kay Clark and bookwriter and playwright Orian Israelsohn discuss Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, and Richard Stilgoe's 1986 musical The Phantom of the Opera, looking at the Phantom as an incel. We also talk about the songs "What You Feel" from the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and "You Could Drive a Person Crazy" from Company.

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.” And be sure to sign up for the new monthly e-newsletter at scenetosong.substack.com. Contribute to the new Patreon. The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

Music played in this episode:
"Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera
"The Phantom of the Opera" from The Phantom of the Opera
"Think of Me" from The Phantom of the Opera
"What You Feel" from the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
"You Could Drive a Person Crazy" from Company

Scene to Song Episode 80: Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Isobel Lennart’s Funny Girl

Scene to Song Episode 80: Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Isobel Lennart’s Funny Girl

September 19, 2022

In this episode, actor and comedienne Ilana Kresch discusses Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Isobel Lennart's 1964 musical Funny Girl looking at how the musical's depiction compares to the real Fanny Brice's life and character. We also talk about the songs "You Are Woman" and "Don't Rain on My Parade" from Funny Girl.

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.” And be sure to sign up for the new monthly e-newsletter at scenetosong.substack.com. Contribute to the new Patreon. The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

Music played in this episode:
"You Are Woman" from Funny Girl
"Don't Rain on My Parade" from Funny Girl

Scene to Song Episode 79: Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Mark O’Donnell, and Thomas Meehan’s Hairspray

Scene to Song Episode 79: Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Mark O’Donnell, and Thomas Meehan’s Hairspray

August 15, 2022

In this episode, director, producer, and podcast host David Armstrong discusses Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Mark O’Donnell, and Thomas Meehan's 2002 musical Hairspray on its 20th anniversary. We also talk about the song "Big, Blonde and Beautiful" from Hairspray.

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.” And be sure to sign up for the new monthly e-newsletter at scenetosong.substack.com The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

Music played in this episode:
"Good Morning Baltimore" from Hairspray
"(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs" from Hairspray
"I Know Where I've Been" from Hairspray
"The Nicest Kids in Town" from Hairspray
"The Big Dollhouse" from Hairspray
"Big, Blonde and Beautiful" from Hairspray

Scene to Song Episode 78: The Musical’s Drive Toward Comedy

Scene to Song Episode 78: The Musical’s Drive Toward Comedy

May 10, 2022

In this episode, lyricist and bookwriter Sam Carner discusses the musical's drive toward comedy. We also talk about the song "That Something Extra Special" from Yip Harburg, Jule Styne, and Nunnally Johnson's 1968 musical Darling of the Day.

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.” And be sure to sign up for the new monthly e-newsletter at scenetosong.substack.com The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

Music played in this episode:
"Move On" from Sunday in the Park with George
"Epiphany" from Sweeney Todd (2005 Cast Recording)
"Finale" from Brigadoon 1991 London Studio Cast Recording
"Soliloquy" from Carousel
"That Something Extra Special" from Darling of the Day

Scene to Song Episode 77: The Changing Role of Music in Musical Theater

Scene to Song Episode 77: The Changing Role of Music in Musical Theater

April 25, 2022

In this episode, composer Paul Nelson discusses the changing role of music in musical theater. We also talk about the song "You'll Be Back" from Lin-Manuel Miranda's 2015 musical Hamilton.

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.” And be sure to sign up for the new monthly e-newsletter at scenetosong.substack.com The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

Music played in this episode:
"So What" from Cabaret
"Fascinating Rhythm" from Lady Be Good
"Master of the House" from Les Miserables
"My Cousin in Milwaukee" from Pardon My English
"Money Money" from Cabaret
"March of the Siamese Children" from The King and I
"Uptown" from The Wild Party
"Ballad of Sweeney Todd" (original cast recording)
"Ballad of Sweeney Todd" (2005 cast recording)
"You'll Be Back" from Hamilton

Scene to Song Episode 76: The Musicals of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman

Scene to Song Episode 76: The Musicals of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman

April 11, 2022

In this episode, multidisciplinary artist Sandy Sahar Gooen discusses the musicals of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, looking closely at their first musical, Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, as the foundation for their later work. We also talk about the song "A Firestorm Consuming Indianapolis" from Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Dennis Green's 1979 musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater.

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.” And be sure to sign up for the new monthly e-newsletter at scenetosong.substack.com The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

Music played in this episode:
"Cheese Nips" from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
"Overture" from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
"Dear Ophelia" from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
"Since You Came to This Town" from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
"The Rosewater Foundation" from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
"Somewhere That's Green" from Little Shop of Horrors
"Look Who's Here" from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
"Skid Row (Downtown)" from Little Shop of Horrors
"A Firestorm Consuming Indianapolis" from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

Scene to Song Episode 75: Marvin Hamlisch, David Zippel, and Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl

Scene to Song Episode 75: Marvin Hamlisch, David Zippel, and Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl

March 28, 2022

In this episode, filmmaker, actress, podcaster, and singer Tammy Tuckey discusses Marvin Hamlisch, David Zippel, and Neil Simon's 1993 musical The Goodbye Girl looking at why we love this musical and what may not work about it. We also talk about the song "If He Really Knew Me" from Marvin Hamlisch, Carole Bayer Sager, and Neil Simon's 1978 musical They're Playing Our Song.

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.” And be sure to sign up for the new monthly e-newsletter at scenetosong.substack.com The theme music is by Julia Meinwald.

Music played in this episode:
"No More" from The Goodbye Girl
"Paula (An Improvised Love Song)" from The Goodbye Girl
"My Rules/Elliot Garfield Grant" from The Goodbye Girl
"Who Would've Thought?" from The Goodbye Girl
"How Can I Win?" from The Goodbye Girl
"Don't Follow in My Footsteps" from The Goodbye Girl
"Richard Interred" from The Goodbye Girl
"I Think I Can Play This Part" from The Goodbye Girl
"If He Really Knew Me" from They're Playing Our Song

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