The Ex-Theater Kid Podcast
About This Show
We’re Emily and Carolyn, two ex-theater kids who did shows together in our high school theater department. Now we’re all grown up, live in different cities, and have wildly different occupations that have nothing to do with theatre.
In High School musicals weren’t just live theater events, they were books, scores, soundtracks, wikipedia articles, YouTube blackholes, and blank slates of endless possibility. We feel like no one talks about musicals as self-contained pieces of art anymore. But, as former theater kids, that’s the only way we ever saw musicals.
So, each week we’ll tackle a show commonly performed on the amateur level, i.e. the high school level.
We’re not professionals or critics, or experts, we’re just… ex-theater kids.
Most Recent Episode
#3: Legally Blonde: The Musical
Omigod you guys! In a special 2 hour episode, Cari and Emily discuss the pop culture zeitgeist turned broadway musical, Legally Blonde. The darling of MTV this musical has a fun history and endless relevance on the high school stage. Emily and Cari break down the entire show song by song, along the way discussing feminism, LGBT representation, bad Boston accents, Harvard's admissions timeline, and a yearly pilgrimage to feed Mel Gibson.
A Note on the Show: The Ex-Theater Kid Podcast is a show produced by adults who occasionally discuss adult things using adult language.
Welcome to The Ex-Theater Kid Podcast, a biweekly talk show podcast where our hosts, Emily and Cari, two former theater kids discuss the musicals most common on the high school stage.