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Soundtracks: Song by Song

I love musicals. Even -- perhaps especially -- those that have reputations for being bad. I love listening to their songs over and over again and geeking out with friends about why we love them. Sometimes that's because of their "so bad it's good" qualities, and sometimes it's just because even bad musicals can be filled to the brim with really great songs. Soundtracks: Song by Song celebrates those movies whose songs have stayed with us regardless of how long the films spent in theaters. And there's no better soundtrack for our debut season than Grease 2. The inaugural season of Soundtracks: Song by Song will feature 13 episodes exploring the songs of Grease 2 in depth. Each episode featuring special guest stars joining me in our deep dive into "Cool Rider," "Reproduction," "Score Tonight" and more.
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Oct 21, 2016

Our fourth episode looks at "Girl for All Seasons," the Pink Ladies' entry into the Rydell High talent show. Host David Levy is joined by playwright and calendar auteur Duncan Pflaster and songwriter/comedian Dyan Flores, and they discuss why teenagers in 1961 are doing a follies pastiche, what exactly is happening when Stephanie zones out to sing a totally different song, how the theme of time plays out in Grease 2.

Keep up with the podcast by following us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/soundtrackspodcast. You can find each of the panelists on Twitter and on the web:

David Levy @itsdlevy / itsdlevy.me
Duncan Pflaster @kingduncan42 / duncanpflaster.com / naughtyjewishboys.com
Dyan Flores @dyanysus1116 / dyanflores.com

Oct 6, 2016

Our third episode looks at "Reproduction," in which former teen heartthrob Tab Hunter attempts to teach current "teen" wanna-be heartthrobs about doin' it. Host David Levy is joined by sex educator/artist Cristina Pitter and podcaster/stage manager Liz Richards, and they discuss how to make a baby, whether or not classrooms make for good drama, where this song falls on the kitsch to camp spectrum, and what this song is doing in this movie in the first place.

Keep up with the podcast by following us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/soundtrackspodcast. You can find each of the panelists on Twitter:

David Levy @itsdlevy
Cristina Pitter @isisgypsy
Liz Richards @misslizrichards

You can catch Cristina at Strangemen & Co's upcoming aPlay & aParty in New York City on October 14th and 15th, 2016.

Liz is currently stage managing Collected Shorts by Theresa Rebeck, directed by Grease 2's Pamela Adlon, at the Cherry Lane Theater in New York through October 23.

Also check out Liz's theatrical advice column "Line, Please!?" at Stage and Candor and her horror movie podcast Bloody Date Night. You can also hear both Liz and David as part of the rotating panel of participants in the Maxamoo Theater and Performance Podcast.

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