Loveland – Follies (with Steve Johnson)

Is Loveland a collective mental breakdown, or is there something deeper going on? Steve Johnson joins Kyle to discuss MGM musicals and the idea that this is just the crossing of the threshold to the fantastic.

Is Loveland a collective mental breakdown, or is there something deeper going on? Steve Johnson joins Kyle to discuss MGM musicals and the idea that this is just the crossing of the threshold to the fantastic.

You can follow Steve on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SteveTomJohn

And you can check out his YouTube channel, The Listener's Guide, here: https://www.youtube.com/c/thelistenersguide/

Listen to Shakespeare with original pronunciation here: https://youtu.be/YiblRSqhL04

In the second half of this clip you'll see Frances Langfrod singing You Are My Lucky Star. : https://youtu.be/tZjo_K1dxXc

Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds singing You Were Meant For Me from Singin' In the Rain: https://youtu.be/PqsrVQfNYPc

An example of the MGM musical, specially A Girl is Like a Melody: https://youtu.be/hMbkLOaRTEk

Steve mentioned the book The Fantastic by Tzvetan Todorov. You can get that here: https://www.amazon.com/Fantastic-Structural-Approach-Literary-Genre/dp/0801491460/

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 Follies.
The original Broadway cast starring Alexis Smith, John McMartin, Dorothy Collins, Gene Nelson, and Yvonne De Carlo (1971)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2xj4Pi7
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33zmfDm
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WwbksB

The original West End cast starring Diana Rigg, Daniel Massey, Julia McKenzie, David Healy, and Dolores Gray (1987)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: Not available unfortunately.
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Un7RKl
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2wqrTvs

The London revival starring Peter Forbes, Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee, Philip Quast, and Tracie Bennett (2017)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2Qz2Pt2
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Unetbu
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2UplKrd

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