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We’ve turned our favourite segment into a full episode!
This extended time at home has given us the opportunity to deep dive into new cast recordings and revisit old favourite artists. And with these discoveries, we've curated a list of theatre obsessions to bust your COVID boredom.

We hope our lists can fuel some new quarantine content for you - enjoy!

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"Only Us" - Dear Evan Hansen (Youtube)

"Good Old Glory Type Days" - Glory Days: Original Broadway Cast Recording

"Touch Me" - Cast Perform Touch Me Late Night w/Seth Meyers (Youtube)

"Chillin' the Regrets" - Alice By Heart (Original Cast Recording)

"Another Room in Your Head" - Alice By Heart (Original Cast Recording)

"No Song Left to Save Me" - Steven Page and the cast of Here's What It Takes - q on CBC (Youtube) 

"Run Away With Me" - The Mad Ones (Studio Cast Recording) 

"The Mad Ones" - The Mad Ones (Studio Cast Recording) 

"Freedom" - The Mad Ones (Studio Cast Recording) 

"The Boy Is Mine" - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist: Season 1, Episode 10 (Music From the Original TV Series)

"American Pie" - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist: Season 1, Episode 12 (Music From the Original TV Series)

"I Hope I Get It" - Cast of A Chorus Line performs on 2007 Tony's (Youtube)

"Ring of Keys" - Fun Home Performance Tony Awards 2015 (Youtube)

All music tracks used for educational and entertainment purposes only.

This week, we reached out to our Canadian friendly neighbourhood Spiderman - Jake Epstein!

Jake talks to us about his diverse career in Canadian and American theatre, as well as his solo show, Boy Falls from the Sky, scheduled to hit the off-Mirvish stage next year.

Tara and Stefania deep dive into his experiences, both on stage and on screen, including the nuances of the audition process, developing unique character choreography, and the magic behind translating iconic roles to the stage.

We can't wait to share this interview with you - hop in!
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"Apparently I'm Too Tall" - Famous in NY Video (Youtube) 

"Don't Do Sadness/Blue Wind" - Spring Awakening (Original Broadway Cast Recording/2006)

"Take Good Care of My Baby" - Beautiful - The Carole King Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Opening Number - Boy Falls From The Sky" - Living Rooms" Episode 22: Jake Epstein  - TOLive (Youtube)

"Go Now" - Sing Street (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"I'm Still Here" (FOLLIES) from TAKE ME TO THE WORLD: A SONDHEIM 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION" Brodwaycom (Youtube) 

"YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND performed by the worldwide cast of BEAUTIFUL (in quarantine) for The Actors Fund" HMS Media (Youtube) 

All music tracks used for educational and entertainment purposes only.

 

As promised, we are back this week to break down Season Two of the iconic musical drama, Smash! This season is just as packed with incredible performances, questionable plot choices, and memorable diva moments.  
Tara and Stefania gush over new cast additions and recount their favourite songs from Hit List and Bombshell.

Hop in, because Broadway, here we come!

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“Broadway, Here I Come!” - SMASH - The Complete Season Two (Music From the TV Series)

“Cut, Print…Moving On.” - SMASH - The Complete Season Two (Music From the TV Series)

“Ce N’est Pas Ma Faulte” - SMASH - The Complete Season Two (Music From the TV Series)

“Don’t Forget Me” - SMASH - The Complete Season Two (Music From the TV Series)

“That’s Life” - SMASH - The Complete Season Two (Music From the TV Series)
 

“Public Relations” - SMASH - The Complete Season Two (Music From the TV Series)
 

“They Just Keep Moving the Line” - SMASH - The Complete Season Two (Music From the TV Series)
 

“Caught In the Storm” - SMASH - The Complete Season Two (Music From the TV Series)
 

“I Can’t Let Go” - SMASH - The Complete Season Two (Music From the TV Series)
 

“Reach For Me” - SMASH - The Complete Season Two (Music From the TV Series)
 

“Don’t Let Me Know” - SMASH - The Complete Season Two (Music From the TV Series)
 

“I’m Not Sorry” - SMASH - The Complete Season Two (Music From the TV Series)

 
“Under Pressure” - SMASH - The Complete Season Two (Music From the TV Series)

 
“Big Finish” - SMASH - The Complete Season Two (Music From the TV Series)

 
“The Goodbye Song” - SMASH - The Complete Season Two (Music From the TV Series)

 
“Rewrite This Story” - SMASH - The Complete Season Two (Music From the TV Series)

 
“ Heart Shaped Wreckage” - SMASH - The Complete Season Two (Music From the TV Series)

 
"Caught In the Storm" from Smash's HIT LIST sung by Jeremy Jordan”- Youtube

 
“I Heard Your Voice in a Dream” - SMASH - The Complete Season Two (Music From the TV Series)

 
“Music, Music Everywhere!” - John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch

 
“Something to Hold On To” - Ryan McCartan at JTF 2019 | Between The Lines – Youtube

 
All music tracks used for educational and entertainment purposes only.

 

In these unprecedented times, we're all turning to TV for comfort. And for Broadway nerds like us, that means... SMASH!

Tara and Stefania have rewatched Season One and are here to break down the infamous musical drama series. While Smash's ratings during its time on TV led to a premature finale, it continues to thrive in the hearts and timelines of its fans.

In our Season One episode, we discuss everything from character development and unnecessary plot lines to iconic moments and Julia's scarves. Almost a decade since its original air date, Smash's musical numbers and scenic design continue to deliver awe-inspiring moments.

We're SO ready for this wild ride, hop in!

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"Let Me Be Your Star" -The Music of SMASH The Complete Season 1

"Grenade" -The Music of SMASH The Complete Season 1

"On Lexington & 52nd Street" - The Music of SMASH The Complete Season 1

"Don't Say Yes Until I Finish Talking" -The Music of SMASH The Complete Season 1

"Let's Be Bad" -The Music of SMASH The Complete Season 1

"Touch Me" -The Music of SMASH The Complete Season 1

"The 20th Century Fox Mambo" -The Music of SMASH The Complete Season 1

"I Never Met A Wolf Who Didn't Love To Howl" -The Music of SMASH The Complete Season 1"

"Haven't Met You Yet" -The Music of SMASH The Complete Season 1

"Another Op'nin' Another Show" - SMASH Season 1

"Redneck Woman"-The Music of SMASH The Complete Season 1

"Breakaway" -The Music of SMASH The Complete Season 1

"Second Hand White Baby Grand" -The Music of SMASH The Complete Season 1

"Don't Forget Me" -The Music of SMASH The Complete Season 1

"History Is Made At Night" -The Music of SMASH The Complete Season 1

"Dig Deep" -The Music of SMASH The Complete Season 1

"Mr. & Mrs. Smith" -The Music of SMASH The Complete Season 1

"A Thousand And One Nights" -The Music of SMASH The Complete Season 1

"The Higher You Get The Farther The Fall" SMASH Season 1

"Jeremy Jordan - "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" (Broadway Loves Celine Dion)" - Famous In NY Video (Youtube)

All music tracks used for educational and entertainment purposes only.

Tara and Stefania are back this week (at a safe distance) to talk about Broadway's Jagged Little Pill! This original, new-age, rock musical features the songs of Alanis Morisette, set to an interlaced story of drugs, family, pain and healing.

They breakdown the costumes, choreography and musical highlights, while of course, dedicating an exorbitant amount of time to gush about their favourite on-stage faces.

Listen in - we promise You('ll) Learn something new about this modern musical, and keeping you Smiling through this quarantine!

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"Overture" - Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Smiling" - Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Wake Up" - Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Forgiven" - Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Uninvited" - Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Lancer's Party (So Pure)" - Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Ironic" - Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Unprodigal Daughter" - Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Perfect" - Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"No" - Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Hand in My Pocket" - Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"You Oughta Know" - Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Head Over Feet" - Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"That I Would Be Good" - Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"You Learn" - Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Smiling" Instagram.com/reneemj

"I Don't Need a Roof" - Big Fish (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"I Don't Need a Roof" -2018 Jimmy Awards Medley #1 (Youtube)

All music tracks used for educational and entertainment purposes only.

 

We've made you wait for it! Part Two of Hamil-March is here!

There's a million things we haven't discussed, so we're back this week to take a different look at the revolutionary musical. In this episode, we're diving into the on-stage spectacular, nominated for a record-breaking 16 Tony awards.
Hamilton's use of turntables, ensemble choreography, and unique lighting combine to create an experience worthy of the hype. We also breakdown the Toronto cast (the Phillip tour), playing at the Ed Mirvish Theatre. Unfortunately, performances have been halted in light of COVID-19, but we hope they’ll be able to finish their run.

Take a listen, you'll feel like you're in the room where it happened.

Click, BOOM.

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"Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)" - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Helpless" - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Satisfied" - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"The Reynolds Pamphlet" - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Washington On Your Side" - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Cabinet Battle #1" - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Hurricane" - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Non-Stop" - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"My Shot" - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"The Room Where It Happens" - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Burn" - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"One Last Time" - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Guns and Ships" - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"What Comes Next?" - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"You'll Be Back" - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"96,000" - In the Heights Reunion Concert (Yotube)

"Breathe" - In the Heights (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

All music tracks used for educational and entertainment purposes only.

 

We're taking a pause from Hamil-March to address the Broadway shut down that was announced on Thursday.

In light of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the industry has decided to halt all performances in large theatres and reduce audience capacities in smaller venues. This decision is in coherence with NYC guidelines to limit large gatherings in attempt to restrict the rapid spread of the virus.

While COVID-19 is pervasive in the news, we wanted to talk about this unprecedented event in relation to the thing we love; this is the first Broadway shut down of this magnitude, and the impact will be equally unique.
We also update you the last few shows we were fortunate enough to see before everything closed!

With all of the uncertainty and anxiety surrounding COVID-19, we hope this unique perspective of the impact on the artistic community can bring some positivity and entertainment to self-isolation!

Wash your hands!

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"Living Room Concerts: JAGGED LITTLE PILL's Kathryn Gallagher Sings 'You Learn' " - Official Broadway World Instagram 

"Sunday" - Sunday in the Park with George (2017 Broadway Cast Recording)

"Hot Stuff" - Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Original Soundtrack)

"Last Dance" - Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Original Soundtrack)

"I Think I Love You" - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist: Season 1, Episode 1 (Music From the Original TV Series)

"Sucker" - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist: Season 1, Episode 2 (Music From the Original TV Series)

All music tracks used for educational and entertainment purposes only.

 

We are kicking off Hamil-March with Part One of our discussion of Hamilton!
This week, we unpack everything related to the phenomenon, the history and the fandom that Hamilton has created.

Lin's legacy is still growing strong, 5 years after Hamilton's inception, as this show has cultivated an unprecedented following. From the Mixtape and Hamildrops to the Exhibition in Chicago, Hamilton has elevated itself to a sensation that lives well beyond the confines of a Broadway stage.

We put our minds to work as we talk about the show that blew us all away.
Hop in!

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"Alexander Hamilton" - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs at the White House Poetry Jam" (Youtube)

"Say No To This" - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Nobody Needs to Know" - The Last Five Years (Original Cast Recording)

"Digital #Ham4Ham 2- The Opening of #HamiltonLDN" (Youtube)

"Helpless (feat. Ja Rule)" - The Hamilton Mixtape 

"Found/Tonight" - Single 

"First Burn" - Single 

"Congratulations" - The Hamilton Mixtape 

 All music tracks used for educational and entertainment purposes only.

February 24, 2020

WEST SIDE STORY - Episode 31

With themes of love, war, family, and pride, there is a reason that West Side Story is a timeless classic that can be reimagined in every era.
Tara and Stefania are in the car this week to talk about the newest Broadway revival. This controversial production has had its run of troubles before hitting the stage, and they are ready to deep dive into the revamped classic. Between comparisons to the movie, an in-depth look at the staging, and an important discussion of the gift that is Isaac Powell, we are in the car and ready to rumble.

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"Act I: Prologue" - West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Act I: The Rumble" - West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Act I: Tonight" - West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Act I: Cool" - West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Act I: Maria" - West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Act I: Cool" - West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Something's Coming - Isaac Powell" - Live From Here (Youtube)

"Act I: The Dance at the Gym" - West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Act II: I Feel Pretty" - West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Act I: America" - West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Act II: Gee, Officer Krupke" - West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"No More" - Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Original Cast

All music tracks used for educational and entertainment purposes only.

 

 

February 10, 2020

CATS - Episode 30

What is a Jellicle Cat? Where is the Heaviside Layer? These are questions that we will in no way answer over the next hour, but join us for this wild ride anyway!

Tara and Stefania are in the car to talk about Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical, as well as Tom Hooper’s 2019 film adaptation. Cats is a stage production like no other, a unique experience of audience interaction and beautiful choreography. It's also the latest movie musical to hit the big screen - a heavily criticized box office flop, that we can’t stop thinking about.

While we still may not know anything about this wonderfully weird show, we are happy to be along for the ride that is CATS! . . .

"The Overture" - Cats (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Memory" - Keri René Fuller - Broadway.com (Youtube)

"The Rum Tum Tugger" - Cats (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"The Rum Tum Tugger - West End - Marcquelle Jermaine Ward (Youtube)

"Mr. Mistoffelees" - Cats (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat" - Cats: Highlights From the Motion Picture Soundtrack

"Beautiful Ghosts (Victoria’s Song)" - Cats: Highlights From the Motion Picture Soundtrack

"Overature" - The Phantom of the Opera (Original London Cast)

"Macavity" - Cats: Highlights From the Motion Picture Soundtrack

"The Jellicle Ball" - Cats (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

"'Til I Hear You Sing" -Love Never Dies (Cast Recording)

All music tracks used for educational and entertainment purposes only.

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