Scene to Song
Scene to Song Episode 68: Stephen Sondheim and Rhyme

Scene to Song Episode 68: Stephen Sondheim and Rhyme

December 6, 2021

In this episode, composer/lyricist Daniel Mate discusses composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim and rhyme, looking at various songs of his as we both reflect on our own experiences with Sondheim's work. We also talk about the song "Little Tin Box" from Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock, Jerome Weidman, and George Abbott's 1960 musical Fiorello!

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:
"Four Black Dragons" from Pacific Overtures
"Chrysanthemum Tea" from Pacific Overtures
"Not a Day Goes By" from Merrily We Roll Along
"The Story of Lucy and Jessie" from Follies
"Ah, But Underneath" from Follies
"Another National Anthem" from Assassins
"Little Tin Box" from Fiorello!

Scene to Song Episode 67: The Musical Roles of Bernadette Peters

Scene to Song Episode 67: The Musical Roles of Bernadette Peters

November 22, 2021

In this episode, writer Victoria Myers discusses the musical roles of Bernadette Peters, looking at her career through her varied musical theater characters. We also talk about the song "Friends" sung by Bette Midler.

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:
"Star Tar" from Dames at Sea
"Time Heals Everything" from Mack and Mabel
"Capped Teeth and Caesar Salad Reprise" from Song and Dance
"Some People" from Gypsy (2003)
"Friends" from Bette Midler's The Divine Miss M

Scene to Song Mini Episode: Scene to Song Outtakes

Scene to Song Mini Episode: Scene to Song Outtakes

November 8, 2021

In this mini episode, I share outtakes from previous episodes from seasons three and four with guests Rob Hartmann, Robert Lee, Jason K. Purdy, Heath Saunders, Laura Josepher and David Sisco, and Janine McGuire. No guest this week, but at some point soon there will be two weeks in a row with a regular episode.

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:
"Unexpected Song" from Song and Dance
"Tell Me on a Sunday" from Song and Dance

 
 
Scene to Song Episode 66: Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine‘s Into the Woods

Scene to Song Episode 66: Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine‘s Into the Woods

October 25, 2021

In this episode, nurse and musician BethAnn Freed Cohen discusses Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's 1987 musical Into the Woods, focusing on an accessible moral complexity. We also talk about the song "Moments in the Woods" from Into the Woods.

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:
"I Know Things Now" from Into the Woods
"Last Midnight" from Into the Woods
"Agony" from Into the Woods
"Moments in the Woods" from Into the Woods
"Lament" from Into the Woods

Scene to Song Episode 65: Artist Characters in Musical Theater

Scene to Song Episode 65: Artist Characters in Musical Theater

October 11, 2021

In this episode, lyricist and librettist Robert Lee discusses artist characters in musical theater, looking at shows such as Sunday in the Park with George, Rent, Me and Juliet, and A Strange Loop. We also talk about the song "Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie.

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:
"Rent" from Rent
"The Big Black Giant" from Me and Juliet
"A Strange Loop" from A Strange Loop
"Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie

Musicals mentioned in the "Something Wonderful" section:
The First Mouse in Manhattan by Erica Molfetto (words) and William Karras (music)
Echolocation by Sam Norman (words) and Eliza Randall (music)

Scene to Song Episode 64: Rock Musicals

Scene to Song Episode 64: Rock Musicals

September 27, 2021

In this episode, actor and producer Amber Savva discusses rock musicals, focusing on Bat out of Hell and other rock jukebox musicals. We also talk about the song "Kiss Me/Ladies and Their Sensitivities/Kiss Me Quartet" from Sweeney Todd.

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:
"Two out of Three Aint Bad" from Bat out of Hell by Meatloaf
"Two out of Three Aint Bad" from Bat out of Hell The Musical Original Cast Recording
"Paradise by the Dashboard Light" from Bat out of Hell The Musical Original Cast Recording
"El Tango de Roxanne" from Moulin Rouge: Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film
"School of Rock (Teacher's Pet)" from School of Rock The Musical
"Kiss Me/Ladies in Their Sensitivities/Kiss Me Quartet" from Sweeney Todd

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

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