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Spencer Day Celebrates Broadway Musicals

Musician Spencer Day didn’t know what to expect when he found himself in Mexico at the onset of the Covid pandemic. With nowhere to perform live, Spencer suddenly had the time to explore music he loves- Broadway Showtunes.

Today Spencer Day joins us to look back at the good times and bad times of the pandemic, as seen through the sounds of musicals like Annie, Chorus Line and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Posted in: Podcast 6 months ago 0

FOF #2997 – Hot News: Remembering Stephen Sondheim

More intense than a fight between white and Puerto Rican street gangs who just happen to have 5 years of ballet, jazz and modern under their dance belts, it’s Feast of Fun!

Today- we remember the legendary Broadway titan Stephen Sondheim, best known for musicals like: West Side Story, Company, Sweeney Todd and Madonna’s Dick Tracy movie. Sondheim passed away this weekend, at the age of 91.

Posted in: Podcast 10 months ago 0

FOF #2993 – Keep it Gay! Becoming the Producer’s Gay Hitler

For as gay as the musicals on the Great White Way are, Broadway characters and their relationships are disturbingly straight. So when we get a character that openly queer, we celebrate it, even if it’s Hitler.

Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Tony Tony Tony award-winning “Mel Brooks’ The Producers” on Broadway with actor John B Boss, who has played the fierce drag queen gay Hitler in over 230 shows including the official touring production.

Posted in: Actors, Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 11 months ago 2

FOF #2926 – A Chorus Line, the Music and the Mirror

With so many talented people losing their jobs this past year, it’s hard not to think about the song “Music and the Mirror” from the musical “A Chorus Line” where Cassie begs to be given just a chance to work. All I ever needed is the music, and the mirror, and the chance to dance for you.

The pioneering musical was created in New York City in the early 70s during an economic downturn when a lot of actors and dancers were out of work.

Today actor, singer, dancer, model John Marshall Jr. joins us to take a look at the songs from A Chorus Line through his own experience in being in the legendary show and his career as a musical theater performer.

Posted in: Podcast 2 years ago 0

Bonus: The Wigs Behind Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Neil Patrick Harris won a Tony Award for starring in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, but we all know the real star is the spectacular wig design of Mike Potter.

The task of styling these magnificent wigs for the show goes to legendary NY drag queen Perfidia. Listen as Perfidia gives us a behind the scenes tour of what it’s like styling wigs for the show, working with the all the Hedwigs, and did she ever solve Broadway’s biggest mystery- the case of the stolen Hedwig wig.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 2 years ago 0

FOF #2893 – Howard Ashman: the Man Who Gave a Mermaid a Voice and a Beast a Soul

After several box office bombs in the 80s, Disney considered never making animated musicals again.

Thankfully, after playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman’s successful musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, Disney asked him to work with them and launched the Disney Renaissance.

Today musical theater enthusiast Jake Bellisimo from the YouTube channel Dreamsounds joins us to take a look at the amazing musical legacy of Howard Ashman, queer coding in Disney films and Beauty and the Beast as an allegory for society’s betrayal of people with AIDS.

Posted in: Podcast, Video Bloggers, YouTube Celebrities 2 years ago 1

FOF #2852 – Broadway Baby Colin O’Leary is All Grown Up

One thing we’ve long been fighting for is for everyone to fearlessly be themselves. So it’s great to see folks like Colin O’Leary shine on YouTube in his videos where he lip syncs rapid fire medleys of Broadway songs in wild costumes with full support of his family.

Today YouTube superstar Colin O’Leary, joins us to talk about how he started making his Broadway show tune lip sync videos in his family’s SUV while his mom Carol was nonplussed behind the wheel of the car.

FOF CLIP #2658 – Varla Jean Merman, Beauty & the Beast – 09.010.18

A clip from podcast #2658 – “Varla Jean Merman, Beauty & the Beast” with Varla Jean Merman joining us to talk about how folks react to her rocking bod and how she alters her drag to make room for bodybuilding.

Posted in: Clips, Mini Bites, Podcast 4 years ago 0

FOF #2649 – Making Our Dreams Come True

Sometimes the most effective way to make your dreams come true is to keep it all a big mysterious secret.

Today comedian Tim Warner joins us to take a look at how people’s need for praise and identity gets in the way of getting stuff done.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 4 years ago 0

FOF CLIP #2649 – Making Our Dreams Come True – 09.010.18

A clip from podcast #2649 – “Making Our Dreams Come True” with comedian Tim Warner joins us to take a look at how people’s need for praise and identity gets in the way of getting stuff done. To listen to the full show, become a Plus subscriber: https://feastoffun.com/plus

Posted in: Podcast 4 years ago 0