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, September 18, 2023

Know the Score: What is 35MM Anyway?

 Time for a new Know the Score! This one looks at the liminal space between musicals and things that are kind of musical-adjacent with 35MM: A Musical Exhibition.

Monday, September 4, 2023

Musical Hell: Lisztomania

 Happy Labor Day to my US viewers! While you're grilling hot dogs and going on strike to demand fair compensation for your work, take some time to help me figure out just what is going on in Lisztomania!

Monday, August 21, 2023

At the Source: Tevye der milkhiker by Sholem Aleichem

 It's time for a new At the Source! Today we're going back to the original tales of one of music theater's all-time classic leading men, Tevye the Dairyman!

Monday, August 7, 2023

Musical Hell: Camp Rock

 Here we go with yet ANOTHER Disney Channel musical! This one involves a protagonist learning to be themselves, a mean blonde girl who says mean things about everybody, zany schemes, and performances with absurdly high production values for the setting. Shocking, right?

Monday, July 31, 2023

Musical Hell: The Playmobil Movie (COPYRIGHT FRIENDLY EDITION)

 Here it is, the Playmobil Movie review sans Playmobil Movie! We think you'll hardly notice the difference.


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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

The Playmobil Saga Continues

 So this morning, not only did Vimeo remove the Playmobil video, they took down my entire channel in the process. I apologize for the inconvenience and annoyance, and thank everyone who watched and commented thus far. The review will be back in some (probably very petty and maliciously compliant) form, but it will take time to re-edit. Not sure how long that will take, but I'm not abandoning this yet. In the meantime, support striking creatives as they fight for fair treatment: https://entertainmentcommunity.org/ 


Monday, July 17, 2023

Musical Hell: Playmobil: The Movie

Hi everyone, thanks for your patience as I catch up with my schedule (things should be back to semi-normal next month). This month's episode is on Vimeo because YouTube copyright issues--it's Playmobil: The Movie!