Do you love musical theater? We do too! Every episode, Quinn Rose and a guest lovingly dissect a musical’s music, characters, plot, themes, and anything else that occurs to them.


Changing My Major

Highlights include: the Bechdel test, tragicomics, gay teens, clothing choices, borrowing books, fun funeral songs.

Thank you to Brian Hamilton for editing this episode.

Quinn Rose with Jen Lucas

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