Movie Musical Shakedown Episode #12 - "Hercules"


Today we're breaking the seal on the Disney animated musical treasure trove and doing one of my favorites, "Hercules". 

My guest co-host, Drew Boudreau, and I discuss all this glorious about this movie. Enjoy!

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Movie Musical Shakedown Episode #11 - "Carousel"


This week we're deep diving into a movie that was likely as problematic in 1956 as it is in 2019. While it contains a gorgeous score, much of the story is hard to watch with a present day lens. 

But guest co-host Tracy Danoff and I discuss all of that and more. It's "Carousel"! Right here on the Movie Musical Shakedown. 

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Nobodies In New York Podcast - Episode 10: WHAT a Segue!

We’re thrilled to announce that the OnStage Blog Network will now be featuring the “Nobodies in New York” Podcast!

Presented by the Brother's Stew, a podcast about the life and times, trials and tribulations of life in the Big Apple Baby... mostly food and musical theatre...

On this episode Season 2 is here! Guest, Mark Mackillop talks about his time on the Anastasia Tour, Broadway Bares and his upcoming cabaret. The Brother's Stew also introduce their new producer, Alex Ringler (#ringerref) and make some changes to the show. Two Acts, one episode and a particularly YUMMY intermission... and lot's of fart jokes... Buckle up!

Movie Musical Shakedown Episode #10 - "Newsies"


My wife has two rules in our house: 1. Put the cap back on the toothpaste. 2. Don’t talk bad about Newsies. With this episode, I’ve broken both rules.

This week we're discussing one of the most influential movie musicals of the past 25 years and arguably, Disney's 2nd most popular live-action musicals of all time. That's right, it's time to Seize the Day, it's Newsies! 

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Movie Musical Shakedown Episode 8: "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut"

Bombs are flying, people are dying, children are crying, politicians are lying too. Cancer is killing, Texaco's spilling, the whole world's gone to hell, but how are you?

This week we dive into our first animated movie musical, "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut". Surprisingly, one of the best movie musicals of the last 25 years. 

Movie Musical Shakedown Episode #7 - "All That Jazz"


On this episode, we’re going to be looking at a movie musical that the great Stanley Kubrick called one the best films he’s ever seen, "All That Jazz".

I’m going to be joined by my co-host and wife, Nicole, who is a big fan of this movie and as a dancer, incredibly qualified to break down this film.

It’s Showtime folks!  

Movie Musical Shakedown Bonus Episode - "The Muppets Christmas Carol"


On this episode, we’ll be shaking down 1992’s, The Muppets Christmas Carol.

While the film didn’t have the initial commercial success producers were hoping for, it’s certainly become a holiday classic viewed by many as required viewing during the season. Which is why I wanted to do this special episode right before Christmas Day.

We’ll be discussing everything from the movie’s songs, incredible performance and its copious amounts of “chaîné turns.

So sit back, relax, maybe watch the movie before listening to the rest of this podcast, but enjoy our shakedown of The Muppets Christmas Carol.

The Ripple Effect Episode #1 - "Die Hard"


On the very first episode of The Ripple Effect, Ken Jones and Chris Peterson discuss Die Hard and the ripple effect it had on Hollywood and the movies that tried to replicate its success as an action movie. Intro(00:00-03:03) Die Hard(03:03-30:55) Die Hard’s Legacy(30:55-40:35) The Die Hard Ripple Effect(40:35-69:31) Outro(69:31-71:01) (The Intro and Outro song is “Discipline” by Nine Inch Nails)

Movie Musical Shakedown Episode #6 - "White Christmas"


Given that we’re in peak holiday season mode, what better time to take a look at the wintertime classic, “White Christmas”

We’re breaking down everything from Bing Crosby’s iconic tune to Rosemary Clooney’s lack of dancing and Vera-Ellen’s lack of singing. Also is calling someone a “weird-mobile” an insult?

My special guest and wife, Nicole Peterson, talk about it all on this week’s episode of the Movie Musical Shakedown.

Movie-Musical Shakedown Episode #5 - Mary Poppins


Winds in the east, theres a mist comin' in Like somethin' is brewin' and 'bout to begin...

This week I'm breaking down the iconic Disney classic "Mary Poppins", just in time for the release of its sequel "Mary Poppins Returns".

On this episode, I talk about the films legendary struggle to production, its amazing cast and some lingering questions.

Movie-Musical Shakedown Episode #4 - The Last Five Years


This week, we talk about a movie-musical that my wife used lyrics from for our wedding vows….and we’re still together after 9 years! 4 more than Jamie and Cathy.

Guest Co-host Erin Shaughnessy and I break down, in our opinion, one of the best movie-musicals of this century, The Last Five Years.

Movie Musical Shakedown Episode #3 - The Phantom of the Opera


This week we're taking on the movie adaptation of one of the most iconic musicals of all-time, "The Phantom of the Opera".

Guest co-host Karli Marie Gundersen and I chat about the things we love, things we didn't love and...Gerard Butler.