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Scene to Song Episode 51: Season Three Finale

Scene to Song Episode 51: Season Three Finale

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 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 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.

Scene to Song Episode 50: 2020 in Musical Theater

Scene to Song Episode 50: 2020 in Musical Theater

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.

 
Scene to Song Episode 49: Contemporary Musical Theater on 10glo

Scene to Song Episode 49: Contemporary Musical Theater on 10glo

November 30, 2020

In this episode, 10glo founders Daniel Kuney and Tim Sebastian discuss contemporary musical theater through their site, 10glo, featuring artists Rachel Dean and David Brush, Leo Mercer and Stephen Hyde, and more. We also talk about the songs from the 10glo Get out the Vote challenge.

Scene to Song Episode 48: Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies

Scene to Song Episode 48: Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies

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.

Scene to Song Episode 47: Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s The Bridges of Madison County

Scene to Song Episode 47: Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s The Bridges of Madison County

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

Scene to Song Episode 46: Horror in Musical Theater

Scene to Song Episode 46: Horror in Musical Theater

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

 
 
Scene to Song Episode 45: The Illusion of the Everyman in Musical Theater

Scene to Song Episode 45: The Illusion of the Everyman in Musical Theater

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

Scene to Song Episode 44: The Everyman in Musical Theater

Scene to Song Episode 44: The Everyman in Musical Theater

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.

Scene to Song Episode 43: TV Musical Episodes

Scene to Song Episode 43: TV Musical Episodes

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.

Scene to Song Episode 42: Contemporary Musical Theater

Scene to Song Episode 42: Contemporary Musical Theater

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.

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