Located on a small expansion shelf about midway between the Third and Fourth Circles, Musical Hell is presided over by Diva, a minor demon charged with passing judgement on the worst musicals ever committed to film. (She still hasn't figured out if this is their punishment or hers.) Take a seat on the bench and have your earplugs ready, because court is now in session.

New videos posted on the first Monday of the month. Other viewpoints, news, and general ramblings posted when they crop up.

Monday, May 15, 2023

Know the Score: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Adaptation Oddity

We're diving back into the "look, it's the thing you like!" brand of musicals with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Here's a discussion about what works, what doesn't, and what makes my tummy ache.

Due to vacation, the next episode of Musical Hell will appear on June 19th. Until then, enjoy!

Monday, May 1, 2023

Musical Hell SPECIAL EDITION: Vox Lux featuring La Femme Fictionale

 Hey, you know what we haven't had on this channel in a while? A good old fashioned crossover! Join me and La Femme Fictionale as we explore the odd showbiz drama that is Vox Lux!

Monday, April 10, 2023

Musical Hell: Dear Evan Hansen

 That's right, you asked for it, this month's review is the much-discussed Dear Evan Hansen!



Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Know the Score: How &Juliet Gets Jukebox Musicals Right

 A day late, but here's a quick look at one of my favorite new shows and how it makes the jukebox musical form work.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Musical Hell: Saturday's Warrior

 A bit later than normal this month, but we have Donna, we have ample Mormon weirdness, we've got issues with women galore.

Monday, February 20, 2023

At the Source: Damon Runyon's Broadway Stories

 Grab your racing sheets and your dice, because it's time to hear about Damon Runyon and the public citizens who inspired Guys and Dolls.

Monday, February 6, 2023

Musical Hell: Charming

 Wow, it's been a while since a movie pissed me off like this. But what do you expect when you're faced with a badly thought out fairytale deconstruction like Charming? Happy Valentine's Day, or whatever.