David Darrow and Blake Thomas sit down after a long rehearsal to talk about ‘The Wandering Wondering’ from Jonah and the Whale: A New Musical. They wrote the song when faced with the challenge to develop a character after her death. Thomas comes from a more traditional folk songwriter background and is continually discovering new […]
Beaverdance! A Marxist Holiday Fur Trading Musical returns to Bedlam Theatre this holiday season after premiering in 2009. This time around the show has five new songs. In this episode composer Marya Hart and lyricist Dan Pinkerton talk about ‘One Click Shopping’, a snappy, toe tapping, slightly evil song about the availability of mass produced […]
Caroline Wigmore returns to the Twin Cities for a showcase of her original musical Van Winkle – A Folk Musical. She is joined by orchestrator, Jen Green. The two discuss the song ‘Watchin’ the Door.’
Sandbox Theatre’s Killer Inside is being billed as their own take on a Musical. This is the first time the group has incorporated music from the start of their idea-generating process. Theo Langason, Sandbox Ensemble Member, and Derek Trost talk about the song ‘I’ll Be Your Monster’ and how it evolved as it passed through the hands and voices of the Sandbox ensemble.
Let’s get a general idea as to why I’m doing this Podcast. Then I talk to Mark Sweeney about his song ‘A Matter of Time’ from his musical The Unknown Matters. It’s a musical about dark matter, exo-planets, working relationships and a lot of waiting for results.