Mon, 11 September 2023
Gotta sing, gotta dance! This week we look at a bunch of different musicals that the guys have Enjoyed through the years. It’s a rare Enjoy Stuff look at the stage with the evolution of musicals through the years and how they’ve changed. Plus, why Shua would ever be cast as Big Jule. No understudies needed for this week’s Enjoy Stuff!
The neon lights are bright and magic is in the air! Jay and Shua look back at decades of fun musicals.
LeVar Burton is preparing a new Trivial Pursuit game show and will even be the host!
It’s my way or the High Way as Jake Gyllenhaal stars in a Roadhouse reboot
We’re looking forward to a new book about the making of the movie Airplane! by Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker
RIP Jimmy Buffet
What we’re Enjoying
Shua and his wife have been revisiting the Harry Potter movies. The timing was right for them to even see a few at the Alamo Drafthouse with a pack of Potterheads. Jay is enjoying the new Disney+ series Ahsoka. While there are many aspects of the show that might go over the heads of anyone unfamiliar with Rebels or Clone Wars, it’s still got some pretty cool stuff.
Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout
Jay has been updating a ton of locations from Marvel TV and movies, including all the (now canon) Spider-Man films. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. And stay tuned for some upcoming 31 Days of Horror film articles from Sci-Fi Saturdays on Retrozap.com. Plus, you can tune in to SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Loki series.
We may not live in a multiverse where we break out in song every time we get emotional about something, but we can sure visit one every now and then. Musicals have been around for more than 100 years. Gilbert and Sullivan gave us some of the first great ones in the format we know today, but they have expanded and evolved throughout the years.
Certainly too many to include in one episode of Enjoy Stuff, but Jay and Shua remember some of the biggest and most influential. Artists like Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Lowe, and Andrew Lloyd Weber have written sprawling epics that have played on Broadway for decades and spawned movies, (and a lot of High School adaptations). Have fun with us as we revisit stories of watching and even participating in some musicals this week.
Are you interested in musicals? Ever played a part in one? First person that emails me with the subject line, “I loved it! It was better than Cats” will get a special mention on the show. Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com