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.

23

Hogwarts, But Green

Highlights: Stephen Schwartz, the book was (not) better, shallow layers, down with the patriarchy, Star Trek, Frozen, don’t say that about my daughter, dream casting.

Quinn Rose with Anne Rose


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22

Rubik’s Cube of Musical Theater

Highlights: Cole Porter, Ethel Merman, LCD Soundsystem (no, really), it’s on a boat, lots of different versions, rewriting the script, Glee, getting to Broadway shows on time.

Quinn Rose with David J. Loehr


21

Campy Rock’n’Roll Church

Highlights: midnight screenings, yelling at actors, intentionally bad, a bit unintentionally bad, Repo! The Genetic Opera, The Silly Gay Film, queer representation, MST3K, The Room, a lot of sacrilege.

Quinn Rose with Brian Hamilton


20

Only Lesbians Wear Pants

Highlights: safe bets, The Disney Pattern, jukebox musicals, spoilers in the beginning, total love story, candelabra, special features, Come What May, Broadway transfers.

Quinn Rose with Kathy Campbell


19

Little Bit of Murder

Highlights: bringing pride to the emoji name, metaphorical resonance, princesses, ever-changing versions, the progress bar, short runs, firewalls, Spongebob Squarepants.

Quinn Rose with Jeremy Burge


18

Talking About It Makes Me Cry

Highlights: cars onstage, Audra McDonald, political relevance, diverging to dunk on Phantom again, stuffy white people, life changing theater, Hamilton (obviously).

Quinn Rose with Moisés Chiullan


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


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: 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


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