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.

17

Let Me Out!

Highlights: #Justice4IntoTheWoodz, creative theater interpretations, James Corden?, Sondheim vs. Webber, a thousand stars, fractured fairytales, leaving at intermission, 80s synth, shade to the Phantom, good good theaters.

Quinn Rose with Rachel Foster


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16

No, Evan, No

Highlights: all downhill from the second Evan opens his mouth, emotional devastation, plays with music, family relationships, crying and singing, when you try your best but you don’t succeed.

Quinn Rose with Jesse Beren


15

A Mountain of Salt

Highlights: tap-dancing, problematic musicals, Bunheads, breaking elevators, undead ghosts, #giveusalloftheprofessionallyfilmedbroadwayshows, subversion and failed subversion, “modern” music, selective value in harmful media

Quinn Rose with Kristen Holden


14

Poetically Slimy

Highlights include: People who write musicals hate you, Jamie apologists, Ohio, feelings, timey-wimey, Jeremy Jordan, autobiographical, a very sad musical.

Quinn Rose with Matthew Bischoff


13

Barely a Third Wall

Highlights: missing second, third, and fourth walls, alienation, criticizing everyone but yourself, changing the blocking, German names, Sweeney Todd, “edgy,” scoundrel. liar. thief.

Quinn Rose with Glenn Fleishman


12

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


11

Feelings About Him and His Hair

Highlights: Lucas Steele, modern folk-pop, violin tattoos, great songs for not great people, problematic plots, real life controversy, Josh Groban, so many names.

Quinn Rose with Jhanelle Benton


10

One-Hit Wonder

Highlights: Mamma Mia, fascinatingly flawed, Cats, changing the book, Broadway flops, everyone is connected, American jerks, yogurt.

Quinn Rose with Monty Ashley


9

Electric Boogaloo

Highlights: jumps and twists and twirls, corner of the sky, I’m extraordinary, Patina Miller, circular plots, fourth wall and the lack thereof, belting, do not try this at home.

Quinn Rose with Adam Harishon


8

Mustache-Twirly Villains

Highlights: activism, movie adaptations, musical memes, tragedy in media, questionable casting decisions, “it’s not a happy musical”

Quinn Rose with Elsa S. Henry


7

I Thought We Connected

Highlights: bawling, secret musical theater iPods, selling out, context and lack thereof, dancing on tables, Rentheads, living in the moment.

Quinn Rose with Roberto Dawson


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