A Reel Education: The Musical!

A Reel Education: The Musical!


Latest Episodes

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.

Episode 41: Sweet Charity Part 2 (Fossepocalypse #5.5)
May 14, 2019

Jazz hams, we continue our deep dive into the decadent depravity of Fosse with part two of our discussion of SWEET CHARITY. While this was Fosse’s film directing debut, he was unafraid to experiment and found a willing accomplice in his cinematographer...

Episode 40: Sweet Charity Part 1 (Fossepocalypse #5)
May 07, 2019

Listeners, this week is a real treat – Vinnie and Mike watch Fosse’s film directing debut SWEET CHARITY for the first time ever! This musical was Gwen Verdon’s combined “come back” and “swan song” – she had taken time off to have a child with Bob and b...

Episode 39: Damn Yankees, Part 2 (Fossepocalypse #4.5)
April 30, 2019

Fine folk of Jazzhandia, this week we wrap up DAMN YANKEES with part two of our episode. Part two is pretty much all Gwen-love. Gwen was Jack Cole’s star dancer who – like Fosse – gave up on being a movie star and headed to Broadway where she made a bi...