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Welcome to What The Musical, a podcast for musical theatre nerds and newbies. Join Chelsey and Tara as they discuss musicals and all their glorious facets--the technical, the dramatic, the problematic, and the beloved songs we never want to hear again. Episodes released every other Friday.

May 20, 2020

Skull Island can't contain this episode on King Kong! We talk the new dream ballet, screaming about feminism, and literally smashing patriarchy. PLUS: JLM is no stranger to showbiz, so give him a call.

Theme music by Cullen Vance.

Show Notes:
- Performance of "Full Moon Lullaby" for the CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Apr 24, 2020

Content Warnings: mentions of sexual harassment, assault, TB and COVID-19.

Your Song is one of the many we'll hear at the Moulin Rouge! We talk spectacular spectacular, what makes a jukebox musical, and weird narrative structures. PLUS: could JLM can-can?

Theme music by Cullen Vance.

Original Broadway cast album: Amazon...


Apr 4, 2020

The World Will Know when they open our take on Newsies! We talk imagining Santa Fe, little stories entwined with big wealth, and instinctive coordinated dancing. PLUS: In JLM's defense, nobody is on Broadway right now.

Theme music by Cullen Vance.

Original Broadway cast: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

Broadway pep this...


Mar 22, 2020

Content warning: 9/11.

Welcome to the Rock, where we fly into Come From Away! We talk with special guest Eric Braman about courageous kindness, fish kisses, and being in love (or just stuck in Newfoundland). PLUS: JLM is our preferred pilot.

Theme music by Cullen Vance.

Original Broadway cast album: Amazon | iTunes |


Mar 14, 2020

Content Warning: mentions of rape & kidnap.

We Gotta Make It Through the Winter, so let's swing through Seven Brides for Seven Brothers! We talk winning and losing in social dance, Steven King novel-style plots, and vitamin-deficient decision-making. PLUS: will we see JLM in NYC?

Theme music by Cullen Vance.

Original...