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


12

Changing My Major

Highlights: 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


6

Peak Audience Member

Highlights: high school theater people, angst, Pink Floyd, angst, Glee, angst, Cats, angst, soooo back to Spring Awakening.

Quinn Rose with Brian Hamilton


5

Electronica Pop Version

Highlights: Traditiooooon, match wordplay, family tension, bottle hats, being complicit, reinterpretation of characters, 7th grade musical productions.

Quinn Rose with Adam Harishon


4

I Butchered Every Reference

Highlights: immortality, Broadway babies, the early deaths of the 2016-17 season, feel-good musicals that make you sob, problematic marriage proposals, ballet as plot, evil bananas.

Quinn Rose with Rachel Foster


3

Dark and Twisty Person

Highlights: High school history, hip-hoperas, Alexander-Hamilton-in-training, moving to Chicago, a (not) surprising amount of Rent conversation, gender-swapping, Wayne Brady.

Quinn Rose with Alex Cox


2

One Thousand Stressed Out Couples

Highlights: Idealism, Canadian jokes, Tony Awards, Tim Hortons, plane choreo, did we mention that this is Canadian?

Quinn Rose with Julian Sheridan


1

All You Need is Love and Other Stuff

Highlights: spectacular spectacular, the Phantom is problematic, altos are better than sopranos, the Phantom is Batman, it’s scrap metal, the Phantom is Andrew Lloyd Webber, media at face value.

Quinn Rose with Caroline Rossum


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Welcome to Corner of the Sky

Corner of the Sky, a new musical theater podcast, will be published every Saturday during June and July.

Music is “In Your Robotic Heart” by Nicolai Heidlas.

Quinn Rose