39

Tell Everyone What’s Up

Highlights: dream casting, hope to theater kids, low budget costumes, Disney cleans up New York, it’s a metaphor, Susan Egan, gushing about Belle, toxic masculinity, 4D movies, drunk composer promises.

Quinn Rose with Felicia Fitzpatrick


38

My Goddess Diane Paulus

Highlights: watching shows many times, well-rounded side characters, Sara Bareilles, She Used to Be Mine and Now I’m Crying, problematic relationships, movement based choreography, all-female creative team, motherhood.

Quinn Rose with Jhanelle Benton


37

Spooky Mormon Hell Dream

Highlights: satire, respect, disrespect, stereotypes, religion, a jumble of all things previously named, the actual Mormon church, Josh Gad, wholesome adult comedy, we’re taking this show so seriously.

Quinn Rose with Jessica Morandi


36

We Brought Binoculars

Highlights: your OTP could never, emotionally devastating, everything is changing, it’s a metaphor, subway maps, crying on the podcast, universality through specificity, legacy, you got sad.

Quinn Rose with Riley Rose


35

High School Musical: Grease

In lieu of a regular episode, this week we bring you a portion from our latest members only episode, in which Kerri Kearse and I developed high school theater seasons comprised entirely of shows that had to be heavily adapted from their original adult content. If you want to hear more, click on the link in the description to sign up for an Incomparable membership. We’ll be back next week with a regular episode!

Quinn Rose with Kerri Kearse


34

Panicking in Scottish

Highlights: The poor man’s Rogers and Hammerstein, tartan, Oklahoma!, 18th century Scotland, dystopian hellscape, born in the wrong generation before it was cool, horny in the 40s, show tunes as popular music, old men playing bagpipes, happy endings.

Content warnings: murder, people in the 40s being super horny.

Quinn Rose with Emily Denny


33

They Didn’t Have Tinder

Highlights: orphans, Les Mis, bargain prices at Macy’s, choreography awards, fifty children on the stage, Dodger!, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, music notation, mmmbop, children’s musicals and the bizarre plot lines wherein, My Fair Lady.

Content warnings: mention of murder, abuse.

Quinn Rose with Colin Commager


32

Cold Dead Eyes

Highlights: America’s obsessions with orphans, Charles Dickens, curly hair, universal optimism, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Annie’s girl gang, dog hot takes, borrowing children, scam culture.

Quinn Rose with Abby Erdmann


31

This Bops and is So Depressing

Highlights: what do you think musicals are, oh that’s morbid, The South, dream casting, celebrities on Broadway, vendetta against the Tony awards, Jake Gyllenhaal’s DMs, as the casting director for all productions of Parade I regret to inform you.

Content warnings: discussion of anti-semitism, lynching, murder; mention of rape.

Quinn Rose with Laura J Brown


30

Back to Being Petty

Highlights: I don’t know why any of that information was relevant, the movie was better(?), Jeremy Jordan, live action Aladdin, adapting movies into different movies, the original Be More Chill, The Swedish Chef, eight Tony awards for being the best trash, Death Note the musical.

Quinn Rose with Daniel Balsamo


29

I’m Twelve and These People Understand Me

Highlights: Alice Ripley… is probably tired, the love of my life Aaron Tveit, Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark, angst, Gossip Girl, midwesternize it, Twitter, Dear Evan Hansen, laughing about inappropriate topics.

Quinn Rose with Angela Cotey


28

GunBoats

Highlights: rebellious teen musical phase, my good friend Steve, who’s who of 70s Broadway, samurai, poison, bing bang boom Asian music, I’m happy, I’m the emperor, I’m a puppet.

Quinn Rose with Aaron Roberts


27

10/10, Buzzfeed, Yes

Highlights: accents, “actors”, was that… just racist?, making fun of theater, air quotes, forced monkey motif, I love it it’s fun, Noises Off, poodles, title of show.

Quinn Rose with Will Nicholson


26

Weirdly Aggressive Hippies

Highlights: comedy people, middle school media, Avenue Q, the ultimate audience interaction, everything matters so much, spelling trances, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, stereotypes, puberty.

Quinn Rose with Kerri Kearse


25

Moist and Worried

Highlights: what we may call today “gender equity,” non-musical, Cincinnati, proto-Terry Crews, my cool baby, sharing media across generations, a (not so) surprising amount of Hamilton talk, the kids are alright, columnists.

Quinn Rose with Merlin Mann


24

Jenna Rolan Calling

Highlights: fandom, it’S FROM JAPAN, listening to Pandora, crying at stage door, tumblr musicals, the Jonathan Larson Project, Quinn diverges to fangirl about Broadway producers, almost in my range… almost, seeing shows by yourself.

Quinn Rose with Roberto Dawson


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


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


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