S02 Ep. 4 – Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast - Feature

This week, Jeffrey and I are chatting about the live action version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, as well as live musicals on TV. Beauty and the Beast is up first, and both of us have good things to say about this remake. The source material, the Beauty and the Beast animated feature from 1991, is often cited as the high mark of the Disney renaissance, and for good reason. This remake may not hit that iconic high, but it’s still interesting.

Hermione - Beauty and the Beast

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S02 Ep. 3 – Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda Schuyler Sisters

It’s time for Jeff and I to discuss the pop culture phenomenon that is the great Lin-Manuel Miranda. We have previously talked about his work on Hamilton in our Tony Awards Chat. Now we’re bringing you a full hour on the man himself, and his ever-impressive catalog of musicals, movie soundtracks, and collaborations. We start by talking […]

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How To Watch Old Musicals

Old Musicals Shipoopi

Classic musicals are pretty damn great. The music is moving, the lyrics are sharp, the dancing is impressive, and the costumes are swoon-worthy. Theatre is built on tradition and many (most?) of the great stories told there are retellings and adaptations of very old stories. This traditionalism adds a heaping dose of nostalgia to the […]

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