Let’s Make a Musical
Want an inside look at how musicals are written?
Join Beat by Beat writers Denver Casado and Brian Dawson on this weekly musical theatre podcast that documents the creation of a 45-minute musical from scratch.
This podcast originally aired in 2015-2016.
EPISODE 1: What Should We Write About?
EPISODE 2: Song Ideas, Opening Number and Subplot
EPISODE 3: 8-bit Music, More Characters and Structure
EPISODE 4: Creating a Protagonist and Writing for Young Actors
EPISODE 5: Scene Breakdown and Video Game Music
EPISODE 6: Writing A “I Want” Song and Musical Theatre Lyrics
EPISODE 7: Scenes 1 to 15 plus a Performance of “The Final Level”
EPISODE 8: The Hero Complex and Yes Music Matters
EPISODE 9: Interview with Writer and Lyricist Betina Hershey
EPISODE 10: Deus Ex Machina (say what?)
EPISODE 11: Pitching the Show to Hollywood Producer Jason Koffeman
EPISODE 13: Pop Music vs. Musical Theatre: What happened?
EPISODE 14: A New Opening Number
EPISODE 15: The Villain Song and New Sidekicks
EPISODE 16: The Heroes’ First Number
EPISODE 17: Rewrite, Rewrite, Rewrite
EPISODE 18: Short Update on Script Work
EPISODE 19: Let’s Talk About “Tut, Tut!”
EPISODE 20: Working Out Scene 2
EPISODE 21 : Update on Script Work
EPISODE 22: First draft? Done.
EPISODE 23: 8-Bit Opening Number Goodness
EPISODE 24: The Hero Song and Sidekick Song
EPISODE 25: Script Adjustments Before First Read-Through
EPISODE 26: LIVE Full Read-Through of PRESS START!