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62 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Happy Christmas listeners! Please enjoy this special Christmas episode all about The Muppet Christmas Carol. Clare and Ellen close out 2020 (thank god!) with this family favorite. All the usual stuff like favorites, quizzes, Clare's unpopular opinions PLUS a good deal of singing. Enjoy and best wishes for 2021! Show notes: 15 Facts About The Muppet Christmas Carol By Kristy Puchko, December 22, 2018 (UPDATED: December 11, 2020) on MentalFloss 'A Christmas Carol' Adaptations Ranked from "Bah Humbug!" to "God Bless Us Everyone!" By Dave Trumbore, DEC 21, 2019 on Collider.com Quiz: "Everyone's Personality Matches A Character From "The Muppet Christmas Carol" — Here's Yours" from BuzzFeed.
86 minutes | Oct 31, 2020
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
In this episode of Sing It, Sister! Clare and Ellen dig into the 1975 cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. 2020 truly feels like a time warp. Happy Halloween times! Show Notes: RHPS Prop List 11 thrilling, chilling, fulfilling facts about 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' by MeTv Staff, Aug 14, 2018, meTV.com Happy Birthday, Dear Rocky! 38 Freaky Facts About The Rocky Horror Picture Show by Lindsay Champion, Aug 14, 2013, Broadway.com Quiz: How well do you know Frankenstein's monster?
36 minutes | Aug 9, 2020
In this episode of Sing It, Sister! Clare and Ellen pick a winner from their Instagram sweepstakes and talk about their favorite musical TV shows and moments. There is also some gossip about Lea Michele, Ellen DeGeneres, and more! Here are some links to some of the things covered on the ep: - Choreographer Kat Burns, bio & upcoming classes with Broadway Dance Center. - Patrick serenades David - Schitt's Creek - David's Olive Branch - Schitt's Creek - Ben Platt sings "River" on The Politician
75 minutes | May 17, 2020
In this episode of, Sing It, Sister! Clare and Ellen discuss the Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire musical, Funny Face! There's Paris, there's dancing, there's fashion, there's misogyny...this film has it all. And the conversation has favorites, least favorites, a game, and...Beyonce? Listen to find out! Show Notes: ‘Those Are Things You Don’t Forget.’ How a Young Audrey Hepburn Helped the Dutch Resistance During World War II, BY ROBERT MATZEN MAY 3, 2019, Time.com MovieLocations.com - Funny Face
24 minutes | May 10, 2020
Mamma Mia with Mom
In this Mother's Day special edition of Sing It, Sister! Clare and Ellen chat with their own mom, Brigid, about Mamma Mia! The feelings are strong in this one! Apologies to our listeners who are fans of the movie; you may want to skip this one...or hate-listen! Happy Mother's Day all!
9 minutes | May 1, 2020
SIS Survival Guide, V3
In this bonus episode of Sing It, Sister! Clare and Ellen discuss their favorite Instagram follows. Listen along to learn about some fun accounts that may bring a smile to your face! Accounts include: @thetinychefshow, @thelesliejordan, @theawkwardyetti, @thebirdspapaya, @mattsurelee, @auntsarahdraws, @celestebarber
83 minutes | Apr 26, 2020
In this episode of Sing It, Sister! Clare and Ellen discuss the many versions of The Producers, with an emphasis on the 2005 film! From the page to the screen, to the stage, to the screen again, it's all covered. Also included, deep discussions about humor and about Jason Alexander. Not included but did take up a chunk of our recording time...what is the correct possessive plural of Brooks??????? Show Notes: When We Laugh at Nazis, Maybe the Joke’s on Us, by A.O. Scott, NY Times, October 16, 2019 ‘The Producers’ Turns 50: Mel Brooks Explains Why His Subversive Comedy Is Still Relevant — TCM Fest, by Bill Desowitz, IndieWire.com, Apr 25, 2018 Max & Mel “Don’t Be a Spreader," via RollingStone.
78 minutes | Apr 12, 2020
Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
On this episode of Sing It, Sister!, Clare and Ellen discuss the ANDREW Lloyd WEBBER and Tim Rice musical, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Ellen tries to teach Clare how Spotify works and they both discussed their cultural catholicism. Tune in to hear favorites, least favorites, TWO games, and some history lessons! Show Notes: "25 Best Movie Easter Eggs of All Time," by Satyam Raj February 12, 2019, thecinemaholic.com "11 Easter Eggs You Never Noticed In Your Favorite Movies," By Todd Van Luling, Dec. 6, 2017, huffpost.com "The Shows Must Go On" YouTube Page
76 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
Clare and Ellen discuss the 2008 movie musical, Mamma Mia! Likes, dislikes, tans, hair, best dads, it's all covered. I'm too tired to do the full notes segment here, but I'll add it later. @ me, bro!
73 minutes | Mar 29, 2020
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
In the first episode of Sing It, Sister! Season 3, Clare and Ellen discuss Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the winner of Musical March Madness. It's Dick Van Dyke! It's flying cars! It's a horror movie?! You must listen! Show Notes: Remembering Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with Dick Van Dyke (2003) Who invented the dishwasher, windshield wiper, caller ID? Women created these 50 inventions. Top Halloween Candy by State ~ Interactive Map | CandyStore.com
31 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
SIS Survival Guide, V 2
In this second installment of the Sing It, Sister! Survival Guide, Clare and Ellen catch you up on all things Sing It, Sister...and give you some movie news and thoughts on attentions spans that you didn't know you needed! Then they take some silly Buzzfeed quizzes! Enjoy and stay tuned! Links: Recast "The Sound Of Music" And We'll Give You A Classic Movie Musical To Watch Tonight Take This Quiz And We'll Tell You Which "Cats" The Movie Character Matches Your Personality How Many Of These 30 Popular Musicals Have You Seen? Sing It, Sister! Musical Favs Playlists on Spotify! V.1 and V.2 (or find @elbrooks4)
37 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
SIS Survival Guide
Hello friends! Clare and Ellen are here to offer you some distraction in these strange times. On this special episode they discuss musical movies that are currently streaming so that you know what to watch - and what to maybe skip. Listen as Clare and Ellen find out in real-time that Funny Girl is different than Funny Face! And listen ALL the way to the end to find out how you can participate in Musical March Madness! Show Notes: Follow us on Instagram! @SingItSisterpod Courtesy of Brigid Brooks: 15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home (Playbill)
20 minutes | Jan 5, 2020
CATS: We Saw It!
In this bonus episode of Sing It, SIster! Clare and Ellen do a quick recap of CATS! directly after seeing it in theaters. Was it as weird as they thought it would be? Can you have a crush on an Idris Elba cat? Can someone please get Jennifer Hudson a kleenex?! Listen for all the answers! Show Notes: "'Cats' Is The Dirty Litter Box Of The Soul," Review from NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour, December 25, 2019 "All Your Cats Questions*, Answered," by R. Eric Thomas, elle.com, December 23, 2019 *including the confusing CGI hand situation
82 minutes | Dec 22, 2019
In this seasonal episode of Sing It, Sister!, Clare and Ellen unwrap the 1954 movie musical White Christmas. Happy Holidays to our listeners! Show Notes: 25 Surprising Things About 'White Christmas' That Even Movie Buffs Don't Know By Asher Fogle, Dec 13, 2019, goudhousekeeping.com White Christmas, Blackface, and Minstrel Shows By Jessica Mason Dec 7th, 2019, 12:10 pm, themarysue.com **All other research was through Wikipedia.** BuzzFeed Holiday Quizzes: Only Someone Obsessed With Christmas Movies Can Get At Least 7/10 On This Quiz Which Christmas Character Are You?
86 minutes | Oct 27, 2019
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Happy Halloween! On this episode of Sing It, Sister! (the last of Season 2!), Clare and Ellen discuss Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas with very special guest, their Dad (aka Jim Brooks)! In addition to learning how the movie was made and discussing the amazing soundtrack, they chat about favorite scary stories and movies and dive into the spooky season! Listen at your own risk! (j/k it's zero percent scary) Show notes: 20 Crazy Facts About The Making Of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" by Arielle Calderon, Oct. 28, 2013, buzzfeed.com
77 minutes | Sep 29, 2019
On this episode of Sing It, Sister! Clare and Ellen discuss the movie musical Chicago. And…Clare doesn’t love it. But it’s still a great discussion filled with trivia about the movie, the Broadway play, AND the city of Chicago. Big takeaway? We NEED to see Kate Winslet cast in a musical, like, yesterday. Show Notes: Jack Black, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly sing at the Oscars 9 Fun and Interesting Facts About Chicago, Mahwesh Fatima, May 9 2019, theculturetrip.com Making a murderess: The true stories behind hit musical Chicago, Nancy Pellegrini, October 29 2018, timeout.com Ugly Prey’ Tells Story of First Woman Sentenced to Hang in Chicago, by Evan Garcia, June 21, 2017
82 minutes | Sep 22, 2019
Fiddler on the Roof
In this episode of Sing It, Sister! Clare and Ellen discuss Fiddler on the Roof, Ellen's second favorite musical of all time...and Clare tries to talk Ellen out of liking it. Kinda. But not really. You have to listen. L'Chaim! Show Notes: L’Chaim! 50 Facts About Fiddler on the Roof on the Musical’s 50th Anniversary, Broadway.com Staff, Sept. 2014 Josh Groban is Tevye in his high school production of Fiddler (found on YouTube)
84 minutes | Sep 15, 2019
In this episode of Sing It, Sister! Clare and Ellen discuss Evita with a very special guest. You’re going to have to listen close to keep up with this one! Argentinian history, fashion, mean directors, the briefest mention of Ricky Martin, politics – this episode has is all. But one thing is the most important and if you take anything away from listening it should be MADONNA = EVITA. Thanks to our guest, Jim Walsh! Show Notes: Evita: Whose Narrative Is It Anyway? - An Historian Goes to the Movies, March 2014
83 minutes | Sep 1, 2019
In this episode of Sing It, Sister! Clare and Ellen discuss the movie musical Oklahoma! With an exclamation point! They talk about strong female characters, the new and more diverse revival that’s currently on Broadway, and how Oklahoma! changed the game for musicals. Thanks, as always, to all the listeners and thanks especially to the donors, Jim and Brigid Brooks, Jim Walsh, Sam Robson, Kierstn Stewart, Molly Hanrahan, Annie Hanrahan and Mary Kate Traficano. To donate, please visit: brooksbabbles.com/fundraising Show Notes: How ‘Oklahoma!’ Birthed The Modern Musical, July 31, 2019, Written by Laura Stavropoulos Why Broadway’s Upcoming Oklahoma! Is Not Your ’Grandma’s Version’ of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Classic, March 18, 2019, Written by Ruthie Fierberg
81 minutes | Aug 25, 2019
On this episode of Sing It, Sister! Clare and Ellen discuss the 2001 film Moulin Rouge. Can they find upsetting things about the film? Yes, they can, can, can! And they did, did, did! But they also talk about how entertaining and heartbreaking it is and how Ewan McGregor is such a talented stud. Plus, Ellen’s amazing French accent is back! Show Notes: 15 Things You Might Not Know About Moulin Rouge! By Roger Cormier, MAY 13, 2015 on MentalFloss.com 22 Things You Didn't Know About Baz Luhrmann's 'Moulin Rouge' By Jemima Skelley, April 30, 2014 on BuzzFeed.com Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman reveal their REAL birth names - The Graham Norton Show | BBC
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