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Jul 14, 2022

Musicals transport us to another world through song and dance — but how can we use their otherworldly power to tell stories about robots and monsters? To find out, we talk to playwrights MJ Kaufman and Reina Hardy. Plus Laser from the Doubleclicks tells us about their new musical, Teaching a Robot to Love!

Topics discussed:

Our formative memories with Xanadu and Can't Stop the Music

The roots of musicals in comic opera and burlesque

The wonder of director/choreographer Kenny Ortega

MJ Kaufman and Reina Hardy talk musicals and escapism

Laser explains the origins of Teaching a Robot to Love

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