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 23, 2022

Muiscal Hell: Mr. Quilp

 I'm back, better late than never! Or not, as what I'm bringing with me is surely one of the most ill-suited subjects for a musical comedy. It's a delightful romp with Anthony Newley as the villainous Mr. Quilp!


Monday, April 25, 2022

MHTV TENTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Rolf Kauka's "Once Upon a Time"

 Hey everyone, I'm going to be going on vacation soon, but I haven't forgotten you. Here's a riff to tide you over. Enjoy!


Monday, April 4, 2022

Musical Hell: Music

 Remember last year when Sia released a movie that pissed off pretty much every autistic person you know? Yeah, I reviewed it. But these other people reviewed it as well, and you should hear what they have to say:

Sia's Movie Music: An Autistic's Opinion (Paige Layle): https://youtu.be/Oa2EF8z2OM0
Sia's movie is out...and it's worse than we thought (Chloe Hayden): https://youtu.be/31y9j5Zl300
Sia's Movie: Another Autistic's Response Because Y'all Won't Listen (tianasao): https://youtu.be/xMWdA-Xif7I

And if this movie pissed you off (I know it pissed me off) you might want to consider sending some spare change to the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network.  

Anyway...here it is. Music. You may think you're prepared...but I assure you, you are not.


Monday, March 21, 2022

At the Source: The Passion Narrative

 Sending you this month's At the Source from on the road, this month we're talking about The Passion as it appears in the Bible and Christian tradition.


Monday, March 7, 2022

Musical Hell Review: The Country Bears

 Disney keeps us rolling through March, with one of the weirder examples of "Hey, lets take something we own and squeeze more money out of it!" that they've brought forth, The Country Bears! (May contain one or more of the following: disturbing fursuits, gratuitous cameos, Christopher Walken)


Monday, February 21, 2022

Know the Score: The Wiz and the History of Black Music Theatre

Happy Presidents Day, everybody who cares (both of you)! For this month's Know the Score were doing a slightly deeper dive into The Wiz and the complicated history of Black representation on Broadway.


 

Also, Six at Sea is still on, but we're moving the dates back to March to fit with the Bliss' updated schedule, Spring Break timing, and other general issues. Contact me for more info!

Monday, February 7, 2022

Musical Hell: Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 2

 Welcome back to the Disney-fied world of horror monsters as race metaphors! Now with werewolves!

(Yes, there's an error in the credits. I know. I was rushed.)