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David Möschler – An Interview

David Möschler is a conductor and musical director. He's also the founder of Awesöme Orchestra Collective. In this "intermission" from Follies David and Kyle dive into what makes Sondheim magical and which songs from Follies are the best.

Too Many Mornings – Follies (with Mackenzie Horner, co-host of Before the Downbeat)

I'm so content spending time with you! Mackenzie Horner (of the Before the Downbeat podcast) joins Kyle to discuss people lying while singing. But also the interesting way that the lyrics interact with the music in the song Too Many Mornings.

I'm Still Here – Follies (with Alex Stuive)

Whether it's good times or bum times it's still fun to sit around and talk about this song that can often steal the show. I'm Still Here is a song that's been covered by dozens of artists, but how does it work in the show Follies? Alex Stuive joins Kyle to explain the references and how the music in addition to the lyrics makes this one of Sondheim's best.

Who's That Woman? – Follies (with Karen Unland)

Is this a throwaway song or does it offer some subtext to the dissolving relationships within the show? Karen Unland returns to discuss weary women and tap numbers.

In Buddy's Eyes – Follies (with Christine Chen)

It's Sally's turn to lie about herself. Christine Chen returns to discuss where Sally's headspace is currently at in the show and whether she was ever happy with Buddy.

Country House – Follies (with Adrianna Boris)

Country House is a song that was written specifically for the 1987 London version of Follies. Does it add to the show? Or is it simply an interesting curiosity? Adrianna Boris returns to help Kyle decide.

The Road You Didn't Take – Follies (with Anna Hulkower & Tim Kov; hosts of My Little Tonys)

Ben must confront the decisions he's made, but is he being truthful? Anna Hulkower and Tim Kov (hosts of My Little Tonys) return to the show to unpack the subtext of this song and delight in the Sondheim wordplay.

Rain on the Roof / Ah, Paris! / Broadway Baby – Follies (with Jonathan Chisolm)

Couples kissing, French women reminiscing, and Broadway dames schlepping. Jonathan Chisolm returns to discuss a triplet of songs that showcase Sondheim's mastery of pastiche.

Waiting For the Girls Upstairs – Follies (with Hugh Summers)

Waiting For the Girls Upstairs is a song packed with plot. Kyle invites on Hugh Summers, a theatre producer in England, to explore both the upstairs and downstairs of this song.

Don't Look At Me – Follies (with Bruno Apresentação)

Sally sees her old lover, Ben, and becomes a nervous wreck. Kyle invites on Bruno Apresentação to discuss Sally's first song and how Sondheim is adapted in other countries.

Prologue / Beautiful Girls – Follies (with William C. White)

Here they come, those beautiful fools. William C. White returns to the show to discuss Sondheim's influence in writing slow waltzes, the original song that was supposed to open Follies, and try to figure out who Lorelai was.

Season 7 Trailer – Follies

Don't worry! You're not losing your mind. I'm still here. A new season of Putting It Together debuts next Wednesday (May 20) all about the musical Follies! A season where we'll learn how to live, laugh, and love. Because that's Broadway, baby.

Being Alive – Company (with Eric Matthew Richardson)

This is what its all been leading to. Being Alive is the culmination of the entire show. Eric Matthew Richardson returns to discuss being held too tight and why Kyle is sitting in his chair.

"Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream" *BONUS EPISODE* (with Joshua Hinck and Scott Wasserman)

You might think that disco and Sondheim don't go together. But Joshua Hinck and Scott Wasserman are two of the collaborators that put together a fusion of Stephen Sondheim's lyrical beauty with the distinctive musical style that defines disco.

The Ballad of Buzz Cola (with Michael Price)

Michael Price is a writer for The Simpsons and the creator of F Is for Family. He joins Kyle to discuss one of the most important (if not THE most important) song from Stephen Sondheim's career.

The Ladies Who Lunch – Company (with Jonathan Chisolm)

Here's to the crowd that just listens! Jonathan Chisolm returns to discuss Elaine Stritch, Mahler, and the girls who just watch. Plus a great discussion on who has performed this song the best.

Barcelona – Company (with Alex Luber)

Is Barcelona an example of masculine apathy, or is Bobby actually trying to find a connection? Alex Luber joins Kyle to discuss that and some of the other oddities of this song.

Poor Baby / Tick Tock – Company (with Adrianna Boris)

Maternalistic worries, dance breaks, and hot sex. That about sums up Poor Baby and Tick Tock. Two songs which are intertwined with each other. Adrianna Boris joins Kyle to break it all down as well as tell some stories about Elaine Stritch.

Side by Side by Side – Company (with Ashley Pribyl)

Act 2 of Company opens with an ode to vaudeville. Dr. Ashley Pribyl joins Kyle to discuss how this upbeat song is actually incredibly sad. And what do all those numbers mean?

Victoria Gordon – An Interview

Victoria Gordon will be starring in Sondheim on Sunday: A 90th Birthday Salute. Victoria is an acclaimed performer, director, and producer based out of Los Angeles. In this episode she discusses with Kyle her inspirations, her love of Sondheim, and why her concert was always inevitable.

Marry Me a Little – Company (with Darby Turnbull)

How, exactly, do you marry someone a little? That's what Darby Turnbull and Kyle discuss in this last song of Act One. It seems like Bobby's delusions are getting the best of him. Plus the conversation drifts into topics of mental health, Showboat, and stress eating.

Getting Married Today – Company (with Hallie Casey)

A wedding day can be stressful. The character Amy decides to sing through her anxiety as fast as she possibly can. Kyle is joined by Hallie Casey to discuss relationships, updated lyrics, and a book written in 1852.

Another Hundred People – Company (with Matthew Sampson)

By bus, train, or plane people keep coming to New York. Matthew Sampson joins Kyle to discuss a song that was written for a specific performer but hides a whole lot of meaning to the rest of the show.

Someone Is Waiting – Company (with Federico Tedeschi)

Someone Is Waiting contains foreshadowing for a couple of songs that appear in Company later in the show. Federico Tedeschi returns to explain why this is such an important song. Plus, a formal apology is given for the events of last week.

Have I Got a Girl For You – Company (with Matt McClendon)

A bunch of guys try to convince Bobby to tell them about his sexual conquests. But maybe there's more to this song than that? Matt McClendon joins Kyle to discuss the Kamasutra and Sazerac Slings.

You Could Drive a Person Crazy – Company (with Christine Chen)

No bulls needed to be coerced in the recording of this podcast. Christine Chen returns to unpack the word "crazy" and discuss if changing the original lyrics of this song was a good idea.

Sorry-Grateful – Company (with Lauren Shippen)

How can you feel sorry and grateful at the same time? I'm sure the Germans have a word for it. Lauren Shippen joins Kyle to discuss this odd feeling along with relationships and vulnerabilities.

The 10 Best Sondheim Songs Pre-1970

The definitive list of the best songs Stephen Sondheim wrote before 1970. Or, at least, the definitive list until I change my mind.

Tara Young – An Interview

Tara Young was born and raised in Alberta. She dreamed of working in the theatre and by 20 had already had the fortune of dancing on stage with Liza Minnelli. Soon after Susan Stroman selected her to work on Celebration of Sondheim at Carnegie Hall. In this interview you'll hear about her career but more importantly about Tara's life and what she finds the most joy in now.

The Little Things You Do Together – Company (with Juan Quibrera)

On this episode Kyle invites on Juan Quibrera to share and swear together. This is the first song to feature the character Joanne. Her observations help to inform the entire show. But there's a lot to unpack with these lyrics about relationships.

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