Tone Deaf: A Theatre Nerd's Guide for their Musically Challenged Spouse

Tone Deaf: A Theatre Nerd's Guide for their Musically Challenged Spouse

Latest Episodes

Episode 137: History of Black Theatre Part 24 - Shuffle Along
March 06, 2024

In this episode, K and Warren watch and discuss Shuffle Along - a Black musical classic from 1921 by Eubie Blake, Noble Sissle, Flournoy Miller (whose name K can't pronounce), and Aubrey Lyles. K disc

Episode 136: There’s Something About Mary and Joseph
December 25, 2023

Fandom: The Bible. Pairings: Mary/Joseph, Herod/Gabriel. Author's Note: First five reviewers get immaculately conceived. Please no flames, I just really love M-slash-J. I know, this is a popular pair

Episode 135: A Scoundrel’s Map to Lust and Slaughter
September 13, 2023

This week, K and Warren discuss a production of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder that helped get them through a rough time. Warren mispronounces character names (as he does) and K goes on some t

Episode 134: History of Black Theatre Part 23 – Donald McKayle’s Sophisticated Ladies
February 23, 2022

This week, we round out this February's Black Theatre History series with a look at musical revues, Donald McKayle, and his 1981 revue, Sophisticated Ladies! We discuss jazz, modern dance, and Warren

Episode 133: History of Black Theatre Part 22 - Once On This Island
February 09, 2022

This week we cover one of K's all time favorite musicals to watch and be in,Once on This Island. We discuss two versions that K was in before watching the American Musical Theatre of San Jose's produ

Episode 132: History of Black Theatre Part 21: Porgy and Bess
February 02, 2022

This is a long one but we had a lot to say on it!K introduces Warren to his second opera, George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Along the way, we talk about an amazing Black opera singer, Anne Wiggins Br

Episode 131: A Love Letter to SLAC Cabaret
January 26, 2022

Correction: K mentions the "Rap Saturday's Voyeur" with the incorrect year. The year should have been 2005 and not 2003.This week, K and Warren talk about the inaugural production of the local musica

Episode 130: Red Flags the Musical (Carousel)
January 19, 2022

Sorry that we've been gone for so long, folks. We are back with Warren's least favorite musical!This week, K and Warren tackle Carousel as a tribute to someone who was an amazing dad - very much unli

Episode 129: Hairspray vs Hairspray: Ted Bundy does a Musical
September 01, 2021

Does this episode make our podcast true crime if it features a guy who played Ted Bundy? No? Well, we tried.This week, we finish our Hairspray vs. Hairspray with a look at the 2007 film adaptation of

Episode 128: Hairspray vs Hairspray - Motormouth is Not a Family Name (Hairspray Live!)
August 18, 2021

It's time for another head to head as we begin the knockdown, drag-out fight between two versions of Hairspray!K and Warren cover the 2016 NBC Live version of Hairspray and spend a lot of the time be