In the last episode of season two, Alicia and Sarah discuss the power of writing and words through their analysis of the new motion picture adaptation of the 2018 musical Cyrano. They discuss the different versions of the classic tale throughout literary history, the prevalence of love triangles in stories, and the destructive power of pride. At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they’ve been reading, watching, and analyzing outside of the classroom.
Alicia and Sarah return to their love of musical theatre with a full analysis of the Netflix adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s Tick Tick Boom. They reminisce about their own struggles turning 30, review the power of nostalgia for RENT fans, and analyze themes of success, fear of failure, and the need to make one’s mark on the world. At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they’ve been reading, watching, and analyzing outside of the classroom.
In their first episode of the new year, Alicia and Sarah return to their love of musicals with a complete analysis of the new film version of West Side Story. They discuss star-crossed lovers, racism, the social justice system, and the power of language, all wrapped up in the classic lyrics of the late Stephen Sondheim. At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they’ve been reading, watching, and analyzing outside of the classroom.
Summary Alicia and Sarah focus on their role as educators in the world of adolescence and the glorious angst that teens bring with them as they discuss the movie version of the Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen. They discuss mental health, social media, and the changes that have occurred during both of their careers inContinue reading “Chapter 2.8 – Learning Through the Window”
Summary Once again, Alicia and Sarah take on the Cinderella myth, this time with the new Amazon Prime release of Cinderella. They discuss the different Cinderella archetypes, gender roles, story adaptation, and the power of music in making an old story new again. At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they’veContinue reading “Chapter 2.6 – Rockin’ the Glass Slipper”
Summary In an unapologetic love letter to Broadway, Alicia and Sarah gush about their newfound admiration for the hit musical Hadestown. They discuss Greek mythology, love stories old and new, and the power of music to make old stories come alive for a new age. At the end of the discussion, they talk about theContinue reading “Chapter 2.5 – The Road to Hades”