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 16, 2019

At the Source: The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

Yeah, you knew I had to do an "At the Source" on Phantom sometime, right?  Well, here it is--the original story and some thoughts on why adaptations always go off in some pretty wild directions with it.

And I'm heading out of town next week, so look for October's Musical Hell Review around October 14th! See you then!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Musical Hell: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Coming Out of Their Shells

Marketable licensed characters, cheesy music, embarrassing early work from future Broadway stars...are we sure this isn't Pokemon Live! again? No, but you may be thinking of that one fondly after you experience Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Coming Out of Their Shells!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Know the Score: Six (Musicals 101)

Henry the Eighth to six wives was wedded...and they are spilling the tea in a show that's rocked the West End and making its way to Broadway. Let's talk about Six!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Musical Hell: Quest for Camelot

It's August! Which means it's time for....well, August, really. Also, the court of Musical Hell takes on entry #5,302 in the Disney knock-off category, Quest for Camelot!

Monday, July 15, 2019

At the Source: Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

Heya everybody! How did you spend 4th of July? Watching fireworks? Grilling out? Wondering how a country could get this messed up? Then now is a good time to talk about E.L. Doctorow's book about the worst (and occasionally best) of America, Ragtime!


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Monday, July 1, 2019

Musical Hell: The Mighty Kong

Who wants to see a cheap animated musical remake of King Kong? Okay, probably nobody. But that's what you're getting in the latest Musical Hell!

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Know the Score: Is The Lion King 2 a Good Sequel?

With one Disney live-action remake released last month and another coming next month, it's time to look at the House of Mouse's previous wave of cynical cash-ins and see if there's anything there worth salvaging. Let's take a look at The Lion King 2!

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