December 28, 2020
In this episode, seven of this season's guests--Heath Saunders, Rachel Dean, Rachel Peters, Jason K Purdy, Gregory Jacobs-Roseman, Victoria Gordon, and BethAnn Cohen--return to discuss the topics from the season and listener-submitted questions and comments.
This discussion was held live on Monday, December 21st on Scene to Song’s Facebook page, and was recorded for this podcast almost in its entirety. Scene to Song will be going on a brief hiatus to prepare for Season four and will return in early 2021. In the meantime, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org with a comment or question about an episode or about musical theater, or if you’d like to be a podcast guest. Follow us on Instagram at @ScenetoSong, on Twitter at @SceneSong, and on Facebook at “Scene to Song with Shoshana Greenberg Podcast.” The theme music you are hearing is by Julia Meinwald.
December 14, 2020
In this episode, writers Rachel Dean and David Brush discuss the year of 2020 in musical theater, focusing on mental health and the pieces The Keep Going Song, A Killer Party, How to Survive the End of the World, and more. We also talk about the song "That I Would Be Good" from Alanis Morissette and Diablo Cody's 2019 musical Jagged Little Pill.
November 16, 2020
In this episode, writer John Verderber discusses Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's 1971 musical Follies, focusing on its gestation and the influences of directors Harold Prince and Michael Bennett. We also talk about the song "Class" from Kander and Ebb's 1975 musical Chicago.
November 2, 2020
In this episode, journalist and podcast host Mark Blankenship discusses the Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman musical The Bridges of Madison County. We also talk about the song "Keys (It's Alright)" from Stew and
Heidi Rodewald's 2007 musical Passing Strange.
October 19, 2020
In this episode, composer, lyricist, and bookwriter Jason K Purdy discusses horror in musical theater, particularly the musicals American Psycho, Sweeney Todd, Carrie, and We Are the Tigers. We also talk about the song "And Eve Was Weak" from Michael Gore, Dean Pitchford, and Lawrence D. Cohen's 1988 musical Carrie.
October 5, 2020
In this episode, a continuation of Scene to Song's discussion of The Everyman, actor, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and diversity dramaturg Heath Saunders discusses the illusion of the everyman in relation to the hero's journey and the musicals Pippin and A Strange Loop. We also talk about the song "Many a New Day" from Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma.
June 15, 2020
In this episode, writers Tom Gualtieri and David Sisco discuss the everyman character in musical theater. We also talk about the song "Fable" from the 2005 Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas Musical The Light in the Piazza.
June 1, 2020
In this episode, nurse and musician BethAnn Freed Cohen discusses the TV musical episode, focusing on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode and the Scrubs musical episode. We also talk about the song "Everything Comes Down to Poo" from the Scrubs musical episode.
May 18, 2020
In this episode, freelance artists and founders of ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com David Sisco and Laura Josepher discuss contemporary musical theater----what the term means and includes, as well as examples from Broadway, off-Broadway, and their site. We also talk about the song "Changing My Major" from Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori's 2015 Broadway musical Fun Home.