A Reel Education: The Musical!

A Reel Education: The Musical!


Latest Episodes

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 Fosse’s 1973 trifecta of drug-induced creativity:  PIPPIN. Neither Mike nor Vinnie had ever seen or even really heard of this show until Windy came along with her Fosseta...

Episode 44: Liza with a Z (Fossepocalypse #7)
June 04, 2019

The Fossepocalypse is lingering at the apex of Fosse’s GOT year (Grammy-Oscar-Tony) as Windy shows Mike and Vinnie the television special LIZA WITH A Z. After SWEET CHARITY flopped, Fosse feared he would never work again and started lining up projects ...

Episode 43: Cabaret Part 2 (Fossepocalypse #6.5)
May 28, 2019

Welcome back to our discussion of CABARET, with our stunt film virgin Jenny providing her insights, while Mike and Vinnie discover a deeper appreciation for the film. CABARET marks the end of Fosse and Verdon’s marriage, although they never divorced.

Episode 42: Cabaret Part 1 (Fossepocalypse #6.5)
May 21, 2019

Listeners, the Fossepocalypse continues with (arguably) the high point of Fosse’s film career – CABARET. Since all three of your hosts have seen this film before, we brought in our frequent stunt virgin Jenny.