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, November 6, 2017

Musical Hell Review: De-Lovely

It's time for this month's Musical Hell review.  Thanks to Patreon Rachel Isakowitz for suggesting this month's subject, the surprisingly dull Cole Porter bio-musical De-Lovely!

Due to personal conflicts, Know the Score will not be featured this month.  Look for it in December when we'll be doing a rundown of some holiday musical events!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Know the Score: Music Theatre Tropes-I Am and I Want Songs

Today in Know the Score, we're discussing the ways characters in musicals sing about themselves.  It's something that happens quite a lot.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Musical Hell Review: Sci-Fi High: The Movie Musical

There's not much to say about this month's Musical Hell review subject.  It's bad.  Really bad.  Proceed with caution--I wish I had.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Know the Score: Come from Away (Musicals 101)

Hey everybody, wouldn't you like to see a toe-tapping, feel-good musical about the aftermath of 9/11?  No, this isn't some kind of Springtime for Hitler deal.  It's Come From Away, and it's really much, much better than it sounds.

And while on the subject of lending a helping hand, I'm dedicating this month's Patreon proceeds to Hurricane Irma relief in St. Martin and Barbuda.  If you'd like to contribute a dollar or two to that cause (and future videos), click here.  If you'd just like to cut out the middleman and donate directly to a worthy NPO, click here.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Musical Hell Review: The Fantasticks

Happy Labor Day, peeps!  And since it's September, we're going to "try to remember" The Fantasticks and what made it so wonderful.  Because honestly, the film version doesn't give you much of a clue.

 Thanks to Colin Mooney for the Patreon request!  Find out how to donate here!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Know the Score: Top Five Musicals That Deserve a Live TV Adaptation

Wow, cool eclipse, huh?  Anyway, here's the second best show of the day: the latest Know the Score!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Musical Hell Review: Popeye

This month, Musical Hell takes a look at a musical based on a beloved comic strip character.  No, not that one.  Or that one.  I'm referring to that great(?) Robert Altman-Robin Williams collaboration, Popeye!

Thanks to Miriam Gronli for the title card!