A Bowler Hat – Pacific Overtures (with Sam Simahk)

A perfect musical theatre experience. A Bowler Hat is a song that not only explains the theme of Pacific Overtures but also is one of the best stage songs of all time. Sam Simahk joins Kyle to discuss the history of Japan, how this song works, and try to figure out who Spinoza was.

A perfect musical theatre experience. A Bowler Hat is a song that not only explains the theme of Pacific Overtures but also is one of the best stage songs of all time. Sam Simahk joins Kyle to discuss the history of Japan, how this song works, and try to figure out who Spinoza was.

Follow Sam on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soapboxsam/
You can also see what he's up to on his website: http://www.samsimahk.com

You can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJo

We are using three productions to frame our discussion of Pacific Overtures.
The Original Broadway Cast (1976) starring Mako, Isao Sato, Sab Shimono, Yuki Shimoda, and Alvin Ing.
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2TeEjBu
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3gc1GFb
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3iykXlx

The Broadway revival (2004) starring BD Wong, Michael K. Lee, Paolo Montalban, Sab Shimono, and Alvin Ing.
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/3pDyqdb
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3zh2gbQ
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2TeFelq

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