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Musicals with Cheese Podcast

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Rank #161 in Performing Arts category

Arts
Comedy
Performing Arts
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Jess is a Musical Theatre expert, Andrew knows nothing about the Musical Theater world. Listen to hear the hilarity ensue as fresh eyes analyze musicals old & new.

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Jess is a Musical Theatre expert, Andrew knows nothing about the Musical Theater world. Listen to hear the hilarity ensue as fresh eyes analyze musicals old & new.

iTunes Ratings

70 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Showing support for a fellow musical pod!

By JonPernisek - Sep 15 2019
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Music note emojis for days!

I love this!!

By RachelLaporte - Aug 02 2019
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This podcast is great and I listen every episode

iTunes Ratings

70 Ratings
Average Ratings
68
1
1
0
0

Showing support for a fellow musical pod!

By JonPernisek - Sep 15 2019
Read more
Music note emojis for days!

I love this!!

By RachelLaporte - Aug 02 2019
Read more
This podcast is great and I listen every episode
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Musicals with Cheese Podcast

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Jess is a Musical Theatre expert, Andrew knows nothing about the Musical Theater world. Listen to hear the hilarity ensue as fresh eyes analyze musicals old & new.

Rank #1: Musicals w/ Cheese #33: "Gypsy" (feat. Christina Bianco)

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I had a dream! A dream of the incredible Christina Bianco joining Jess & Andrew to talk about Gypsy! They chat about the show's misnomer of a title, whether Mama Rose is a monster, and who played the best Mama Rose-- it's a show worthy of vaudeville so don't miss out on the fun and give it a listen!

Links:

Listen to "Gypsy"

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Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Jess on Twitter

Andrew on Twitter

Christina Bianco on Twitter

Christina's Website

Christina's Youtube

Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram

Jess on Instagram

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Apr 19 2019

59mins

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Rank #2: Musicals w/ Cheese #50: "Into the Woods"

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Do you know what you wish? Are you certain what you wish is what you want? If you know what you want, then JOIN US FOR A PODCAST ON "INTO THE WOODS!" A fun time was had by all!

Links:

Watch "Into the Woods!"

Social Media:

Our WEBSITE

Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Jess on Twitter

Andrew on Twitter

Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram

Jess on Instagram

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Aug 15 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #3: Musicals With Cheese #5 -- "Little Shop of Horrors"

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Andrew and Jess experience thrills and chills-- avoiding a total eclipse of the sun and appreciating Rick Moranis at the same time. Also, Jess & Andrew discuss which version of the Little Shop of Horrors film is better-- the one with or without Jim Belushi?

Links:

Buy Little Shop of Horrors: Director's Cut

Listen to Little Shop of Horrors Cast Recording

Watch Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

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Social Media:

Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Jess on Twitter

Andrew on Twitter

Musicals Theatre Lives on Instagram

Jess on Instagram

Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com

Oct 05 2018

38mins

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Rank #4: Musicals w/ Cheese #51: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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"Morning in Paris the city awakes to the Bells of Notre Dame!" This week Jess & Andrew cover Disney Theatrical's adaptation of Victor Hugo novel "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." They chat about the changes to the story, why this wasn't transfered to broadway while Frozen was, and many other topics. Don't miss out!

Links:

Watch "The Hunchback of Notre Dame!"

Social Media:

Our WEBSITE

Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Jess on Twitter

Andrew on Twitter

Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram

Jess on Instagram

Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com

Use our Affiliate Link

Aug 23 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #5: Musicals w/ Cheese #21: Wicked

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No one mourns the wicked! This week Jess & Andrew tackle Stephen Schwartz's Broadway sensation"Wicked." The duo compare the show to the original Oz film and L Frank Baum Novels, add context for the political commentary of the day, chat about which songs are the most impactful and why, and argue about whether G(a)linda would be a good leader of the land of Oz-- or just another pretty face. It's a show not to be missed!

Links:

Listen to "Wicked Broadway Cast Recording" Now!

Donate to our Patreon

Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Musicals w/ Cheese on Instagram

Jess on Twitter

Jess on Instagram

Andrew on Twitter

Andrew on Instagram

Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com

Jan 25 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #6: Musicals w/ Cheese #39: "Finding Nemo: The Musical" (feat. Tony Goldmark)

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This week Jess & Andrew take a trip under the sea with Tony Goldmark of Some Jerk with a Camera and chat about FINDING NEMO THE MUSICAL! They talk about the show's placement in in the theme park makes no sense, the songwriter's Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez and how they've gone on to do better things since, and whether songs can streamline or slow down a truncated storyline. Just keep Swimming into this podcast folks!

Links:

Listen to "Finding Nemo the Musical"

Social Media:

Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Jess on Twitter

Andrew on Twitter

Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram

Jess on Instagram

Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com

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May 31 2019

55mins

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Rank #7: Musicals w/ Cheese #7: "21 Chump Street"

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This week Jess & Andrew cover Lin Manuel Miranda's short musical "21 Chump Street" based on the "This American Life" piece of the same name. Among the topics covered are Jess & Andrew's personal experiences in high school, how Ronald Reagan is directly responsible for the musical "Rent", and whether or not it is morally right for a non-violent first offense to be a felony in any state.

Links:

Wach 21 Chump Street

Listen to more on Itunes

Social Media:

Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Jess on Twitter

Andrew on Twitter

Musicals Theatre Lives on Instagram

Jess on Instagram

Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com

Oct 19 2018

40mins

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Rank #8: Musicals w/ Cheese #60: 'Beetlejuice'

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"We'll make you say our name!" This week Jess and Andrew dive into the musical adaptation of the 1980's classic "Beetlejuice." Honestly, they just gush about how incredible this musical is, and bond over how effectively the story is told and how shockingly emotional the musical about the "ghost with the most" truly is. It is not to be missed kids!

Links:

Listen to "Beetlejuice"

Social Media:

Our WEBSITE

Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Jess on Twitter

Andrew on Twitter

Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram

Jess on Instagram

Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com

Use our Affiliate Link

Oct 24 2019

51mins

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Rank #9: Musicals w/ Cheese #25: "Next to Normal"

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We're Alive, We're Alive, we are SO alive! This week Jess & Andrew cover Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt's 2008 rock musical "Next to Normal." The duo covers the musicals history, representation of the medical science, musical representation, and somehow they talk about Shaggy from Scooby Doo. It's really one crazy fun episode that is not to be missed.

Links:

Listen to "Next to Normal Broadway Cast Recording" Now!

Donate to our Patreon

Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Musicals w/ Cheese on Instagram

Jess on Twitter

Jess on Instagram

Andrew on Twitter

Andrew on Instagram

Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com

Feb 22 2019

57mins

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Rank #10: Musicals w/ Cheese #16: "She Loves Me" (feat. Musical Hell aka Christi Esterle)

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Good morning good day! This week Jess & Andrew tackle Jerry Bock's and Sheldon Harnick's "She Loves Me," the duo are joined by the fantastic Diva from Musical Hell Christi Esterle. The three talk about the musical's themes, the livestream featuring Laua Benanti and Zachary Levi, how the romantic comedy structure is turned on its head, as well as why some musicals get filmed and others do not. It is a hoot of a Christmas episode, so don't miss it.

Links:

Listen to "She Loves Me" Now!

Social Media:

Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Jess on Twitter

Andrew on Twitter

Musical Hell on Youtube

Musical Hell on Twitter

Musicals Theatre Lives on Instagram

Jess on Instagram

Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com

Dec 21 2018

57mins

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Rank #11: 'Musicals w/ Cheese #41: "The Music Man"

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This week Jess & Andrew embrace their inner salesman and try do dupe a small town into giving over their funds for a boys band. They also talk about "The Music Man"-- they talk about the songs, the comedic timing, and much much more in this fun-filled episode.

Links:

Listen to "The Music Man"

Social Media:

Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Jess on Twitter

Andrew on Twitter

Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram

Jess on Instagram

Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com

Use our Affiliate Link

Jun 14 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #12: Musicals With Cheese #14 -- "The Muppet Movie"

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Someday we'll find it-- the cheesey connection! Today Jess and Andrew talk about The Muppets, in the episode they talk about the humor of the Muppets, relate stories of why Jim Henson didn't have to die, ponder what Gonzo even is, question whether cameo appearances help or hurt the film, and altogether chat about the Muppets! It's a fun show, give it a listen folks!

Links:

Listen to "The Muppet Movie" Now!

Social Media:

Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Jess on Twitter

Andrew on Twitter

Musicals Theatre Lives on Instagram

Jess on Instagram

Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com

Dec 07 2018

42mins

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Rank #13: Musicals w/ Cheese #57: 'Sunset Boulevard' (feat. Caitlin Bitzegaio)

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"Everything's as if we never said goodbye!" This week Jess & Andrew are joined by the absolutely incredible Caitlin Bitzegaio. The trio come together to cover Andrew Lloyd Webber's complicated and tumultuous Hollywood musical "Sunset Boulevard."

Links:

Listen to "Tick Tick Boom!"

Social Media:

Our WEBSITE

Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Caitlin on Twitter

Shrew-Ed: A One Shrew Show

Toxic Masculinity: The Musical

Jess on Twitter

Andrew on Twitter

Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram

Jess on Instagram

Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com

Use our Affiliate Link

Oct 04 2019

1hr

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Rank #14: Musicals w/ Cheese #23: "The Phantom of the Opera" (feat. Elisa Hansen)

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He's there the Phantom of the Opera! Today we are talking about Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh's Phantom of the Opera. Also, we are joined by our incredible guest host Elisa Hansen (aka the Maven of the Eventide). In this episode we discuss the plot of the Phantom of the Opera, it's longevity over the decades the show has been performed, and the extreme creepiness of the Phantom and it's "Phandom." It's an episode not to be missed.

Special Thanks to Patrons:
Terri Needleman
Stephanie L

Links:

Listen to "Phantom of the Opera" Now!

Donate to our Patreon

Check out Elisa's Amazing content

Elisa Hansen on Twitter

Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Musicals w/ Cheese on Instagram

Jess on Twitter

Jess on Instagram

Andrew on Twitter

Andrew on Instagram

Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com

Feb 08 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #15: Musicals w/ Cheese #38: "The Last Five Years"

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This week Jess & Andrew look back at Jason Robert Brown's classic musical "The Last Five Years" -- they chat about how the backward chronology adds to the story, Brown's notoriety, the way the story represents the source inspirations, and Wayne the Snake. You simply can't do better than that! Check it out!

Links:

Listen to "Hadestown"

Social Media:

Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Jess on Twitter

Andrew on Twitter

Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram

Jess on Instagram

Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com

Use our Affiliate Link

May 24 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #16: Musicals w/ Cheese #9: Falsettos

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Give these handsome boys a hand, welcome to Falsettoland! This week Jess & Andrew cover William Finn's masterpiece FALSETTOS! Throughout the podcast, Jess & Andrew chat about the strange structure of the show, what the world would be like if Whizzer was actually a Wizard, whether Marvin is an irredeemable character, why this show works and Rent doesn't, and whether or not the Lesbians from next door are completely necessary characters. What a world we live in!

Links:

Listen to Falsettos the Musical

Social Media:

Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Jess on Twitter

Jess Cook on Twitter

Musicals Theatre Lives on Instagram

Jess on Instagram

Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com

Nov 02 2018

1hr

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Rank #17: Musicals w/ Cheese #24: "Love Never Dies" (feat. Elisa Hansen)

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This week Jess & Andrew are once more joined by the incredible Elisa Hansen to talk about Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to The Phantom of the Opera-- Love Never Dies. They talk about the missteps in the creation of the show, the god-awful music, and the overall baffling choices made in creating this unneeded sequel.

Special Thanks to Patrons:
Terri Needleman
Stephanie L

Links:

Listen to "Phantom of the Opera" Now!

Donate to our Patreon

Check out Elisa's Amazing content

Elisa Hansen on Twitter

Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Musicals w/ Cheese on Instagram

Jess on Twitter

Jess on Instagram

Andrew on Twitter

Andrew on Instagram

Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com

Feb 15 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #18: Musicals w/ Cheese #17: "Dear Evan Hansen"

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Dear Evan Hansen, we've been way too out of touch! Jess & Andrew are covering the incredibly controversial musical entitled "Dear Evan Hansen," where they spend most of the podcast episode being very angry about the plot content of Dear Evan Hansen. Seriously, they get incredibly angry about this show, and if you're like a huge fan of Ben Platt or something perhaps you should skip this episode. Merry New Years!

Links:

Listen to "Dear Evan Hansen" Now!

Social Media:

Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Jess on Twitter

Andrew on Twitter

Donate to our Patreon

Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com

Dec 28 2018

54mins

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Rank #19: Musicals w/ Cheese #36: "Muppet Wizard of Oz"

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This week Jess & Andrew inflict themselves with the WORST Muppet film ever made-- the "Muppet Wizard of Oz." They talk about how every aspect of this film is painful, ill-fitting, and completely inappropriate for families. They get shockingly angry about this kid's film, and in all honesty, I'm a little angry as I write this description. Jim Henson would not appreciate this, and neither would L. Frank Baum. This is not very good, so let's experience pain with them.

Also, Michael Giacchino wrote the music.

Social Media:

Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Jess on Twitter

Andrew on Twitter

Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram

Jess on Instagram

Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com

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May 10 2019

39mins

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Rank #20: Musicals w/ Cheese #37: "Hadestown"

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This week Jess & Andrew head WAY DOWN to CHEESEYTOWN with the incredible returning guest CHRISTI ESTERLE of MUSICAL HELL. They talk about the numerous Tony Awards the show is nominated for, the bombastic energetic music, the wonderful performance by Amber Gray, Patrick Page, and Eva Noblezada, and how the show has changed from its original 2016 New York Theatre Workshop performance.

Links:

Listen to "Hadestown"

Social Media:

Musicals with Cheese on Twitter

Jess on Twitter

Andrew on Twitter

Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram

Jess on Instagram

Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com

Use our Affiliate Link

May 17 2019

53mins

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