A Reel Education: The Musical!

A Reel Education: The Musical!

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Episode 54: Broadway Revue FOSSE, Part 2 (Fossepocalypse Bonus Round)
December 03, 2019

Jazz Hams! The Fossepocalypse is finally over! (No more roving bands of cannibalistic jazz dancers. No more Death by Jazz Hands. No more Broadway Thunderdome. (Damn, that’s a thing I really want now.)) Join us as we finish talking about the 2002 revue ...

Episode 53: Broadway Revue FOSSE, Part 1 (Fossepocalypse Bonus Round)
November 19, 2019

We’re back, Jazz Hams, with our final Fossepocalypse – the bonus round viewing of the Broadway revue FOSSE! This 1999 revue won the Tony for Best Musical that year. Originally conceived by Chet Walker (a regular dance captain for Fosse),

Episode 52: All That Jazz, Part 2 (Fossepocalypse #11.5)
October 22, 2019

This is is, Jazz Hams. The official conclusion of the Fossepocalypse.  (There will be one bonus round after this, but the musical filmography of Mr. Bob Fosse ends here.) We discuss John Lithgow as Michael Bennet stand in,

Episode 51: All That Jazz, Part 1 (Fossepocalypse #11)
October 08, 2019

The Fossepocalypse nears its ultimate denouement as we watch Fosse’s autobiographical masterpiece ALL THAT JAZZ. The movie stands on its own (boy howdy, does it) but oh the layers when you know your Fosse work and history!

Episode 50: Chicago Part 2 (Fossepocalypse #10.5)
September 10, 2019

Welcome back to the Fossepocalypse, Jazzhandians, with the capital city located in CHICAGO. This week’s conclusion discusses Little Mary Sunshine, Renee Zellweger as a puppet, and the showstopping Catherine Z-J. We give a lot of love to John C.

Episode 49: Chicago (Fossepocalypse #10) Part 1
August 27, 2019

Listen up, you jazz babies! This week’s episode is a classic of stage and screen – CHICAGO. The original cast was titanic in talent: Gwen Verdon as Roxie, Chita Rivera as Velma, and Jerry Orbach as Billy Flynn.

Episode 48: The Little Prince (Fossepocalypse #9.5) Part 2
August 13, 2019

Welcome, listeners, to part two of our discussion of Fosse’s last dance performance on film, THE LITTLE PRINCE. In this week’s episode, we delve into Fosse’s role and performance. Stanley Donen offered Fosse complete creative control to entice him to d...

Episode 47: The Little Prince (Fossepocalypse #9) Part One
July 30, 2019

Jazz Hams! We’re back and we’re back in the groove! (Every other week can get weirdly confusing, y’know?) The Fossepocalypse will not be stopped and so this week we bring you Bob’s last dance performance on film – THE LITTLE PRINCE. QUIZ TIME!

Episode 46: Pippin Part 2 (Fossepocalypse #8.5)
July 09, 2019

Jazz Hams! We’re back! We apologize for missing last week. The new every-other-week schedule collided with CONvergence (Windy’s annual bacchanalia) and the bacchanalia won. We continue our discussion of PIPPIN – both its place in the Fosse oeuvre,

Episode 45: Pippin Part 1 (Fossepocalypse #8)
June 18, 2019

The Fossepocalypse continues! As we begin our new bi-weekly schedule, we complete Fosses 1973 trifecta of drug-induced creativity: PIPPIN. Neither Mike nor Vinnie had ever seen or even really heard