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Sam Simahk

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A Bowler Hat – Pacific Overtures (with Sam Simahk)

Putting It Together

A perfect musical theatre experience. A Bowler Hat is a song that not only explains the theme of Pacific Overtures but also is one of the best stage songs of all time. Sam Simahk joins Kyle to discuss the history of Japan, how this song works, and try to figure out who Spinoza was. Follow Sam on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soapboxsam/You can also see what he's up to on his website: http://www.samsimahk.comYou can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJoWe are using three productions to frame our discussion of Pacific Overtures.The Original Broadway Cast (1976) starring Mako, Isao Sato, Sab Shimono, Yuki Shimoda, and Alvin Ing.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2TeEjBuOr listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3gc1GFbOr buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3iykXlxThe Broadway revival (2004) starring BD Wong, Michael K. Lee, Paolo Montalban, Sab Shimono, and Alvin Ing.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/3pDyqdbOr listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3zh2gbQOr buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2TeFelqOur sponsors this week are: Rümi - https://www.rumi.ca/ - Our guiding mission is to create homeowner happiness, one smile at a time. Right now, you'll only find us in Calgary, Edmonton and the surrounding areas, but you'll be able to find us in other Alberta cities soon. By offering a range of home solutions, we express our true purpose—to provide the best, most complete, homeowner experience to all. Calgary Foundation - https://calgaryfoundation.org - During this period of unprecedented urgent needs, Calgary Foundation renewed its commitment to building a healthy, vibrant, giving, caring, and resilient community. Send feedback to puttingittogetherpodcast@gmail.comPutting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comRecorded by Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a production company. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.comKeep up to date with Putting It Together by following its social media channels.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/puttingittogetherpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/sondheimpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sondheimpodcast★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

1hr 1min

18 Aug 2021

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PACIFIC OVERTURES w/ Sam Simahk

Broadway Breakdown

"Have some tea, My Lord..."1976, Broadway met Kabuki with PACIFIC OVERTURES, and Sondheim fans have been arguing over it ever since.Guest Sam Simahk (MY FAIR LADY, THE KIND AND I, CAROUSEL) chats with Matt about the historical Sondheim musical's virtues and shortcomings, as well as diversity in musicals, Japanese history and telling your story. Next!!!

2hr 16mins

15 Apr 2021

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PEL Presents PMP#53: The Hamilton Phenomenon w/ Sam Simahk

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

Erica, Mark, and Brian are joined by Broadway actor Sam to discuss this unique convergence of musical theater, rap, and historical drama. Does Hamilton deserve its accolades? We cover the re-emergence of stage music as pop music, live vs. filmed vs. film-adapted musicals, creators starring in their shows, race-inclusive casting, and the politics surrounding the show. For more, visit prettymuchpop.com. Hear bonus content for this episode at patreon.com/prettymuchpop.

52mins

22 Jul 2020

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PMP#53: The Hamilton Phenomenon w/ Sam Simahk

Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast

Erica, Mark, and Brian are joined by Broadway actor Sam to discuss this unique convergence of musical theater, rap, and historical drama. Does Hamilton deserve its accolades? We cover the re-emergence of stage music as pop music, live vs. filmed vs. film-adapted musicals, creators starring in their shows, race-inclusive casting, and the politics surrounding the show. For more, visit prettymuchpop.com. Hear bonus content for this episode at patreon.com/prettymuchpop.

52mins

22 Jul 2020

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