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60 – The Last Five Years

0:00 | Jun 1st, 2018

Episode 60 – The Last Five Years – Aleece’s Brother, Daniel, joins us to talk about one of his favorite musicals, The Last Five Years. See, he’s smiling when he thinks of this musical, but Jaymes might be more convinced that it’s a musical that nobod...Show More

59 – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

0:00 | May 11th, 2018

Episode 59 – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Andrew from @terribleadventurers joins us to talk about that cult classic written by Joss Whedon. Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion star in this short but sweet series. Episode 59 – Dr. Horrible’s Sin...Show More

58 – Something Rotten!

0:00 | May 4th, 2018

Episode 58 – Something Rotten! Tap dancing eggs? Check. Cocky Bill Shakespeare? Check. A billion musical references? Check. Episode 58 – Something Rotten!

57 – Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

0:00 | Apr 27th, 2018

Episode 57 – Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. The opera! The opera! This week we discover that if you ain’t Groban you ain’t livin’. Did we find this musical CHARMING, or irksome? Will we be playing the soundtrack IN MY HOUSE, or will we...Show More

56 – Hamilton: One Year Anniversary Episode

0:00 | Apr 20th, 2018

Episode 56 – Hamilton.  Well guys, we did it! We’ve been doing this podcast for a year now, and we had some of our best friends join us to talk about Hamilton.  In this episode we rap (or try to), we reveal a new song for our “Rate” For It segment, a...Show More

55 – Assassins

0:00 | Apr 13th, 2018

Episode 55 – Assassins.  Neil Triffett, writer and director of EMO: the Musical, joins us to talk about an often overlooked Sondheim musical. This dark comedy musical follows several of America’s famous assassins as they tell their story that leads t...Show More

The Lion King – Bonus Episode

0:00 | Apr 10th, 2018

Welcome to our third BONUS EPISODE!  Our friend Nicole went to see The Lion King LIVE in Atlanta, and she’s here to talk to us about her experience. The Lion King – Bonus Episode

54 – Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert

0:00 | Apr 6th, 2018

Easter 2018 has come and gone, and so has Jesus Christ Superstar Live on NBC.  Listen to what we thought about this interpretation of that classic Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice rock opera. Episode 54 – Jesus Christ Superstar Live

53 – Evita

0:00 | Mar 30th, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber month continues with Evita! Oh, what a circus this episode is. Follow Eva to Buenos Aires (Big Apple).  Don’t cry for her Argentina! Episode 53 – Evita

Phantom of the Opera – Bonus Episode

0:00 | Mar 28th, 2018

In this special bonus episode, Aleece’s brother, Daniel, joins us to talk about their experience going to see the Phantom of the Opera live! What a great bonus episode to drop in the middle of our month of Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals! Bonus Episode ...Show More

52 – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

0:00 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Episode 52 is all about that dreamy Joseph and his coat of many colors! We continue our month long look at Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals with this colorful classic. Episode 52 – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

51 – CATS (w/ Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino)

0:00 | Mar 16th, 2018

Jessica McKenna (@JessRMcKenna) and Zach Reino (@ZachReino) join us to rant and rave about CATS! They certainly made this episode purr-fect, and I’m not kitten around. Also, I’m sorry for those puns. This kicks off a month long look at Andrew Lloyd W...Show More

Episode 50 – Newsies

0:00 | Mar 9th, 2018

Episode 50 – Newsies. Pulitzer may own the World but he don’t own this episode.  Listen to what we thought about the live musical version of Disney’s Newsies (available on Netflix). Ain’t it a fine life when you watch Newsies!??! Episode 50 – Newsies

Episode 49 – Waitress

0:00 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Episode 49 – Waitress. Sugar. Butter. Flour.  Get ready to stuff your pie hole full of pie metaphors.  Our friend Nathan Daugherty joins us to talk about Waitress. Did we love it like a table? Or was it the negative? Episode 49 – Waitress

Episode 48 – Emo: The Musical

0:00 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Episode 48 – Emo the Musical. Ethan, an emo, meets Trinity, a Christian. He’s a punk who thinks suicide is cool.  She just wants him to go to church with her. Check out our review of this surprisingly delightful Australian high school comedy musical....Show More

Episode 47 – West Side Story

0:00 | Feb 16th, 2018

Boy! Boy! Crazy Boy.  It’s time for Episode 47 – West Side Story.  Smoke on your pipe and put that in! It’s Jets vs. Sharks in this modern day retelling of Romeo and Juliet. *Snap* We got rumbles.  We got mambos.  Just remember that everything’s free...Show More

Episode 46 – Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast

0:00 | Feb 9th, 2018

Episode 46 is all about the Zach and the Jess, because we’re talking about Off Book, sleepy babies! What’s better than a completely improvised musical on a weekly basis? Nothing. So listen to us geek out over one of our favorite podcasts. Episode 46 ...Show More

Episode 45 – Groundhog Day

0:00 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Episode 45 – Happy Groundhog Day! It’s February 2nd.  Is it a squirrel? Is it a beaver? Kinda both, but not quite either. Phil Connors (not Collins) is stuck in a time loop. This musical is hilariously entertaining, and not to mention lyrics by Minch...Show More

Episode 44 – The Lion King

0:00 | Jan 26th, 2018

Episode 44 – The Lion King is here to end our month long celebration of Disney animated musicals.  We take a look at the Simba-lism in the plot, and play and all new game called Acapeloke (acapella karaoke).  If you listen to this episode you’ll have...Show More

Episode 43 – Aladdin

0:00 | Jan 19th, 2018

Episode 43 – Aladdin! I can show you the world in this episode! You ain’t never had a friend like the Genie. So let’s all pretend we’re royalty as we try to destroy Jafar and his parrot, Iago. Ring bells, bang the drums, because you’re gonna love thi...Show More

Episode 42 – Mulan

0:00 | Jan 12th, 2018

Episode 42 – Mulan is here to make a man out of you! You’ll bring honor to us all by listening to this episode. Our friend Kayla joins us to talk about that classic Disney movie. When Eddie Murphy plays an animated lizard, you gotta love it.  Sorry, ...Show More

Episode 41 – The Greatest Showman

0:00 | Jan 8th, 2018

Episode 41 – The Greatest Showman. This episode is going to totally rewrite the stars…whatever that means. Follow us to the other side as Hugh Jackman teaches us how to come alive! Episode 41 – The Greatest Showman

Episode 40 – The Little Mermaid

0:00 | Jan 5th, 2018

Episode 40 – We start off our month long celebration of Disney Animated Musicals with the one that takes us under the sea! The Little Mermaid! Did Ursula scare us when we were kids? Who should play Prince Eric in the upcoming live action version? Whi...Show More

Episode 39 – Mary Poppins

0:00 | Dec 29th, 2017

Episode 39 – Mary Poppins is here! Kick your knees up! If you love to laugh, then spend a jolly holiday with Mary. This Disney classic is as sweet as a spoonful of sugar. Come find out what some of our favorite songs are. And always remember to… feed...Show More

Little Shop of Horrors – Bonus Episode

0:00 | Dec 26th, 2017

Well, here it is.  Our first BONUS EPISODE.   Aleece went to go see Little Shop of Horrors LIVE. So, we thought we’d do an episode discussing what she thought about that experience. ENJOY! Oh, and here’s the merch link we talk about in the episode. B...Show More

Episode 38 – A Christmas Story Live!

0:00 | Dec 22nd, 2017

It all comes down to Christmas in Episode 38 – A Christmas Story Live! Ralphie wants a Red Ryder BB Gun, but even thinks he’s gonna shoot his eye out.  He’s in a sticky situation, but I guess that’s what happens when you’re a wimp. That’s sounded mea...Show More

Episode 37 – Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas

0:00 | Dec 15th, 2017

I’m singing. Episode 37 is here, and I’m singing! Time to follow Buddy the Elf from the North Pole to New York City! Does nobody care about Santa? Well the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! Or maybe just by being spa...Show More

Episode 36 – White Christmas vs. Holiday Inn

0:00 | Dec 8th, 2017

Bing! Bing! Bing! It’s time for a holiday showdown. White Christmas vs. Holiday Inn. Which movie will win? Which movie has the better version of the song White Christmas? Episode 36 – White Christmas vs. Holiday Inn

Episode 35 – The Nightmare Before Christmas

0:00 | Dec 1st, 2017

Episode 35 – What’s this? An episode about The Nightmare Before Christmas?! It’s time to kidnap the Sandy Claws with a little help from the Pumpkin King! This is a great way to start off our month look at Christmas Musicals. Is this a Halloween movie...Show More

Episode 34 – Beauty and the Beast

0:00 | Nov 17th, 2017

Bonjour! Bonjour! It’s Episode 34! Take a break from your provincial life, and listen to us rant about 2017’s Beauty and the Beast. Do we want this movie to be our guest, or do we say to screw this movie to the sticking place? Also, please rate and r...Show More

Episode 33 – The Producers

0:00 | Nov 10th, 2017

It’s springtime for Hitler in this week’s episode. We welcome our friends Jacob and Alexa to talk about Mel Brooks’ offensive (but hilarious) musical, The Producers. We’ve got nazis. We’ve got little old lady dancers. We’ve got Gay Hitler. Need I say...Show More

Episode 32 – Wicked

0:00 | Nov 3rd, 2017

This episode is sure to be Popular, because we’re talking about WICKED. Shiz. Elphaba. Galinda. Boq. Idina. Chenoweth. Is this all gibberish? Not if you know anything about WICKED. Let’s all dance through life together until we defy gravity! That mea...Show More

Episode 31 – Evil Dead the Musical

0:00 | Oct 27th, 2017

Are you feeling groovy? Well, then it’s time to hail to the king, baby. Ash is here with a hoard of Kandarian demons. They want you to join them, but resist their temptations and bad puns!! This is what happens when you combine a spooky cabin in the ...Show More

Episode 30 – Corpse Bride

0:00 | Oct 20th, 2017

We continue October Horror Musicals with CORPSE BRIDE. We’re going to have a wedding! But will it be between the living or the dead? We’ve got singing maggots. We’ve got dancing skeletons. And of course, it’s all done in that wonderful Tim Burton sty...Show More

Episode 29 – Repo! The Genetic Opera

0:00 | Oct 13th, 2017

Take your medicine. Stay inside. Listen to this week’s episode about Repo! The Genetic Opera. The Opera is tonight. So, focus your mechanical eyes on the wonder’s of the world of GENE CO. The whole gang is here. Rotti, Pavi, Marni, Mags, Shilo… and N...Show More

Episode 28 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show

0:00 | Oct 6th, 2017

Let’s do the Time Warp again! It’s Episode 28, and we’re following Brad and Janet into the strange world of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. There’s murder. There’s cannibalism. What a great musical to start our month long look at horror musicals. Episode 28 – Th...Show More

Episode 27 – A Very Potter Musical

0:00 | Sep 29th, 2017

It’s Episode 27, and we’re heading back to Hogwarts to talk about A Very Potter Musical. Did someone say Draco Malfoy? No. It’s time to dance again, but watch out for Granger danger and Cho Chang, y’all. Oh, and rate and review our podcast, or else w...Show More

Episode 26 – Annie v Annie v Annie

0:00 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Time to bet your bottom dollars one which movie adaptation of Annie we thought was the best. Will the winner be 1982, 1999, or 2014? I think I’m gonna like this episode. No matter who wins, the sun will come out tomorrow. Maybe. Don’t forget to rate ...Show More

Episode 25 – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

0:00 | Sep 15th, 2017

You’ve got a golden ticket for Episode 25. Willy Wonka is here to give you candy (and nightmares). This episode is full of pure imagination, and a special guest! Thanks to Kevin from We Talk About Movies. Check out him and his wife on their movie rev...Show More

Episode 24 – Les Miserables

0:00 | Sep 8th, 2017

If you’ve dreamed a dream of a Les Miserables episode then there is a podcast on a cloud just for you. Look down, click the play button, and suddenly you’ll have a heart full of love. The episode goes out to all the masters of the houses and the love...Show More

Episode 23 – Grease

0:00 | Sep 1st, 2017

GREASE is the word. You’re the listener I want, because we go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong. Hop in Greased Lightnin’, and do the hand jive with us. If you like this episode, tell me more. Tell me more. Rate and Review us, becau...Show More

Episode 22 – In the Heights

0:00 | Aug 25th, 2017

Lights up on Washington Heights. Lin-Manuel Miranda is here to say hey y’all, good morning. We got ice cold piragua for you in today’s episode. So, if you feel like times are tough in your bodega, just have paciencia y fe. I learned that from my abue...Show More

Episode 21 – Hairspray

0:00 | Aug 18th, 2017

Good morning, Baltimore, and welcome to the 60s. I can hear the bells telling me that this episode is a good one. John Travolta’s in drag, and looking big, blond and beautiful. What could go wrong? This episode is brought to you by Ultra Clutch Hairs...Show More

Episode 20 – The King and I

0:00 | Aug 11th, 2017

Hello young lovers, and welcome to Siam (and our 20th episode)! Join us as we join Anna as she joins the King, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. Do you believe in snow? Do you like American stories of slavery told by a group of ladies all married to t...Show More

Episode 19 – Oliver!

0:00 | Aug 4th, 2017

Consider yourself ready for Episode 19 – OLIVER! Our good friend Rodney joins us to discuss the disturbing consequences of that little boy that just wanted more food, glorious food. It’s a fine life when we bust out our attempts at British accents, b...Show More

Clip from Episode 18

0:00 | Jul 30th, 2017

Here’s a clip from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Episode 18

Episode 18 – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

0:00 | Jul 28th, 2017

Follow us to Vulgaria as we discover the demented world of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Time to blow on your toot sweets, and dance with your ol’ bamboo. Get ready for some weird facts about the movie, and try to beat Aleece in a round of “What Song Is T...Show More

Episode 17 – Dear Evan Hansen

0:00 | Jul 21st, 2017

Dear friends and family friends, today’s going to be a good podcast, and here’s why. We’re talking about Dear Evan Hansen! This musical won the 2016 Tony for best musical. So, bust out your Connor Murphy pins, break in your gloves, and rub your nippl...Show More

Episode 16 – Moana

0:00 | Jul 14th, 2017

Stop staring at the edge of the water. Episode 16 is here and it’s shiny! Follow us into the realm of monsters as we discuss coconuts, Lin Manuel Miranda, and what it would sound like if Kendrick Lamar had been Maui. You’re welcome. Remember to rate ...Show More

Episode 15 – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

0:00 | Jul 7th, 2017

It’s 7-7-17, and you know what that means! It’s time to bless your beautiful hide with an episode dedicated to Seven Brides for Seven Brothers! So, if you’re feeling like a lonesome polecat, don’t worry. We’re here to keep you company. Or you could j...Show More

Episode 14 – High School Musical

0:00 | Jun 30th, 2017

Ya gotta get’cha head in the game, and get’cha ears on this episode (whatever that means). Everyone one loves to rate things. So, we decided to rate all the High School Musical movies! We’re not sticking to the status quo in this episode. It’s time t...Show More

Episode 13 – Mamma Mia!

0:00 | Jun 23rd, 2017

Here we go again! It’s Episode 13, and we wanna know who our daddy is. Could it be Harry, Bill, or James Bond? Or maybe it’s one of the two dudes from ABBA. No matter who our dad is, we’re gonna jiggle our butts, because we’re a bunch of dancing quee...Show More

Episode 12 – The Wizard of Oz Vs. The Wiz

0:00 | Jun 16th, 2017

On this episode we answer that age old question: Which musical did it better? The Wizard of Oz or the Wiz? Are we gonna ease on down the road, or are we gonna follow the yellow brick road? Are we scared of talking apple trees, or blood thirsty trashc...Show More

Episode 11 – Sweeney Todd

0:00 | Jun 9th, 2017

Our good buddy Andrew Pourciaux joins us on this horrifying episode about the beloved barber of fleet street. Is this a play about revenge, obsession, or cannibalism? Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd to find out. Also, you can find out more about Andr...Show More

Episode 10 – Chicago

0:00 | Jun 2nd, 2017

Welcome to Chicago! Home of jazz, murder, corruption, and musicals about jazz, murder and corruption.  Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the cast of Scooby-Doo was in Chicago? Me either, but we discuss that as well as many more “interes...Show More

Episode 9 – The Phantom of the Opera

0:00 | May 26th, 2017

Emmy, we ain’t in Kansas anymore. We’re headed to Paris to explore the mysterious tale of the Phantom of the Opera! Rate and review us. That’s all of I ask of you! We love you, our spoiled little babies. Episode 9 – The Phantom of the Opera  

Episode 8 – Singing in the Rain

0:00 | May 19th, 2017

Good morning! Good Moooorning! It’s podcast time, and I’m happy again. That’s right. It’s time to make ’em laugh….maybe. Moses supposes this podcast is roses, so Moses decided to rate and review. Five stars. Enjoy today’s episode in A-flat. Episode 8...Show More

Episode 7 – Into the Woods

0:00 | May 12th, 2017

There are giants in this episode. We’re going into the woods to talk about scenes, scenes, our favorite scenes. What songs were pure as gold? What songs were stuck in the goo, the tar pits? If you don’t listen to this episode you’ll be in agonnyyyyyy...Show More

Episode 6 – Moulin Rouge!

0:00 | May 5th, 2017

You win! You and Ewan. The children of the revolution are here to tell us all about freedom, beauty, truth, and love. Prepare to be spoiled, little babies. It’s Moulin Rouge! That gorgeous red windmill in the very heart of Paris. Let’s Can Can. Let’s...Show More

Episode 5 – The Music Man

0:00 | Apr 28th, 2017

Egads! It’s the fifth episode of We Really Like Musicals, and we are talking about The Music Man. Grab a strawberry phosphate and cuddle up next to your shipoopi. Don’t forget to tweet an alternate movie title for next week’s episode all about Moulin...Show More

Episode 4 – Little Shop of Horrors

0:00 | Apr 21st, 2017

Jaymes welcomes his brother, Nathan, to the show and they join Aleece to talk about why Nathan loves (or hates) Little Shop of Horrors. It’s a cult classic about a mean plant from outer space. Sound weird? Well, it is. But it’s just too fun not to lo...Show More

Episode 3 – Hamilton

0:00 | Apr 17th, 2017

Hamilton is one of the most popular musicals to ever be on Broadway. So, we figured we should probably talk about it. Join us as we try our best to sum up what’s so great about Hamilton in just an hour. Episode 3 – Hamilton  

Episode 2 – La La Land

0:00 | Apr 15th, 2017

With several Oscar and Golden Globes under its belt, La La Land proved to be one of the biggest musicals to hit the silver screen in recent years. But does it deserve the awards? Yes. But does it? Probably… Episode 2 – La La Land  

Episode 1 – The Sound of Music

0:00 | Apr 15th, 2017

We thought we should start our podcast with one of the most beloved musicals ever. That’s right! The Sound of Music. This musical has everything from nuns to nazis. The hills are alive on our very first episode. Episode 1 – The Sound of Music