ARU Musical Theatre Podcast

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ARU Musical Theatre podcast: MT chairs at MT Tables, is a Podcast all about Musical Theatre. Join students, academic, and technical staff from the Musical Theatre degree course within the Cambridge School of Creative Industries at ARU as they discuss their hot topics, dive into their favourite sings and test their knowledge in a weekly musical quiz!

ARU Musical Theatre podcast: MT Chairs at MT Tables, has been recorded by Mark Pickering, Associate Lecturer in Audio and Music Technology, and Technical Officer for the Cambridge School of Creative Industries at ARU. Regular contributors are Shaun Aquilina, Ryan Murphy and Adam Gerber from the Musical Theatre degree course.

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Musical Theatre podcast #9 - MT Chairs at MT Tables Special: NYC Edition

This week, MT Chairs at MT Tables is in New York City! Join Shaun as he interviews staff, students, and guests around the city in this special 40 minute episode.


Musical Theatre podcast #8 - MT Chairs at MT Tables: Opening Nights & 'Bullets Over Broadway'

Clearly we are nearing the end of term, as Shaun, Ryan, and Adam are going a bit mad this episode! This week Ryan talks about his favourite sing, which he has never seen...and Shaun hosts the quiz!


Musical Theatre podcast #7 - MT Chairs at MT Tables: Meet The Cast, Bare: A Pop Opera Edition

This week, the cast of Bare: A Pop Opera join Ryan, Shaun and Adam in the studio to talk about their production, as well as giving us their favourite sings, and taking part in the weekly quiz, with a twist!


Musical Theatre podcast #6 - MT Chairs at MT Tables: Meet The Cast, Urinetown edition!

This week, the students take over the podcast! Three members of our Urinetown cast talk about rehearsals, learning their roles, and why they love the show. They also share with us their favourite sings, and take on Ryan and Adam in a Lecturers vs Students quiz!


Musical Theatre podcast #5 - MT Chairs at MT Tables: A Little West Side

Adam watched the new film of West Side Story, this week – find out what Ryan and the rest of the team thought of it. Shaun’s show on My Favourite Sings is a Sondheim classic, and see if you can guess the link in this week’s quiz!


Musical Theatre podcast #4 - MT Chairs at MT Tables: Who Runs The Show?

This week Ryan, Shaun and Adam discuss the roles of the Director, Musical Director, and Choreographer when putting together a musical. Who is in charge, and how do they all get along? And what does all of this mean for you as a performer as you try to take direction from all of them. Also find out which musical comedy is Adam's pick for 'My Favourite Sings' and Ryan returns with a...slightly easier quiz.


Musical Theatre podcast #3 - MT Chairs at MT Tables: Auditions and Les Misérables!

Join us in this episode where Ryan will be talking about his 'favourite sings' and Ryan, Shaun and Adam discuss audition songs!


ARU Musical Theatre podcast #2 - MT Chairs at MT Tables: Jesus Christ Superstar and Bare, A Pop Opera!

This week Shaun discusses Jesus Christ Superstar, Ryan introduces the 2nd year's Industry Project Musical, and Adam hosts the Musical Quiz. That's right, it's Ryan and Shaun's time to go head to head this week, but who will come up victorious?! Well you'll have to listen to find out, won't you! ;)


ARU Musical Theatre podcast #1 - MT chairs at MT tables: Flops!

In this week's first episode Shaun Aquilina, Ryan Murphy and Adam Gerber from the Musical Theatre degree course discuss the shows that didn't make it to the top - the flops! Plus, there's a certain song 'we don't talk about' that... well... they're talking about!