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, July 7, 2014

Musical Hell Review: The Music Man (plus, JEOPARDY!)

This month's contribution to Musical Hell is yet another installment in the "When Bad Things Happen to Good Musicals" series. Polish up your seventy-six trombones, because Matthew Broderick IS The Music Man! Like it or not.

And hey, did you hear I was on Jeopardy! last week?  Odds are if you're on my Twitter or Facebook, you're already sick of hearing me talk about it.  But just in case you're not, I talked with Matty Jay of RVT about the experience. Listen in here!


  1. XD Loved the Psycho bit!
    Out of curiosity, what is the name of the song you use for the opening and ending?

    1. "Danse Macabe" by Camille Saint-Saens. It's one of my favorite pieces of "spooky" classical music. You can hear the piece in its entirety here:


  2. I like it! Uses the "devil's tritone" https://www.yourclassical.org/story/2017/10/31/npr-tritones