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Goodspeed Musicals
In the Spotlight
Join Michael Fling and Anika Chapin of the Goodspeed Artistic Staff as they explore and examine your favorite shows, from contemporary hits to classic Broadway. They’ll share fascinating tidbits about each show’s creation and history, then analyze a song or scene to illustrate how the dramaturgy of the show works. Whether you're "Getting to Know" a show for the first time or learning more about an "Old Friend", you're guaranteed to fall in love with musical theatre all over again. New episodes every other Wednesday.
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Ratings & Reviews
5.0 stars from 21 ratings
Let’s say you know A LOT about musical theatre, you’ve studied it, you’re a huge fan of certain cast albums, have seen multiple productions of tons of shows... Or, let’s say you enjoy musicals - the music, the characters, how they make you feel, maybe you played Eulalie Shinn in high school and...Read full review »
mholmesg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/24/20
This podcast is everything a mega musical nerd is looking for, and I have just two things to say... 1. FINALLY and 2. thank GOODNESS. The Goodspeed has always provided a haven for good art and great education, and during this pandemic/quarantine they have somehow found a way to reach us in...Read full review »
Juliejordan25 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/31/20
Recent Episodes
In this one of a kind episode, join Michael and Anika as they recap the first season of IN THE SPOTLIGHT, dish on some of their favorite parts of the season, and reveal how they choose musicals to put in the spotlight! Curious about what will be featured in the second season? Well there may be a...
Published 12/30/20
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Published 12/16/20
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Published 12/02/20
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