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.

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    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

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    Musicals w/ Cheese #22: "Spider-Man Turn off the Dark" (Feat. Allison Pregler)

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    Spider-man, Spider-man, this week we're talkin' 'bout Spider-man! We are joined by the incredible Allison Pregler of Movie Nights to talk about Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark. We chat about the trials and tribulations behind the scenes, the final product, and the experience of seeing the show live compares to a recording.

    Special Thanks to Patrons: Terri Needleman Stephanie L

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    Musicals w/ Cheese BONUS: "Making Up Musicals" (Feat. Erin & Delaney from 'Someone Else's Problem Podcast)

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    In this super special BONUS episode Jess is joined by the hosts of the podcast "Someone Elses Problem"-- Erin Cholakian and Delaney Peterson! The three play a game of creating terrible musical theatre ideas! Also, Jess joined them on their show as well-- which is available now at Someone Else's Problem!

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    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!

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    Musicals w/ Cheese #20: "Mary Poppins Returns"

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    In this especially cheesy episode of Musicals with Cheese, Jess & Andrew cover the recent sequel to Disney's classic Mary Poppins-- Mary Poppins Returns. In this episode Jess and Andrew discuss the reasons why the sequel could never quite be as good, talk about the 90's film trope of the 'busy working dad,' and Jess discusses his intense nitpicks, and they discuss how a Mary Poppins Sequel could work.

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    Musicals w/ Cheese #19: "Mary Poppins"

    A Spoonful of Podcast makes the workday go down! Take a listen to Jess & Andrew talking about the Walt Disney classic "Mary Poppins." The two discuss why the show has such a long-lasting impression despite the years in between, the modern trend of Disney remaking all their classic films, what exactly happened to Bert after the film ended, and tons of other things that are "Practically Perfect in Every way!" Give it a listen!

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

    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!

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

    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.

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