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It's always Pilot Season at the BLOOP Testing Grounds! www.thetonastontales.com/listen Check out our #1 show Thrash 'n Treasure! linktr.ee/thrashntreasure ****************************************************************************************************** Help support Thrash 'n Treasure and keep us on-air, PLUS go on a fantastical adventure at the same time! Grab your copy of The Tonaston Tales by AW, and use the code TNT20 when you check out for 20% off eBooks and Paperbacks! https://www. ...
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Juxtaposing Metal with Musicals - joined by iconic guests from the worlds of Music, Broadway, Hollywood, and more! https://www.thetonastontales.com/listen -- https://www.patreon.com/bloomingtheatricals - https://twitter.com/thrashntreasure https://linktr.ee/thrashntreasure ***** Help support Thrash 'n Treasure and keep us on-air, PLUS go on a fantastical adventure at the same time! Grab your copy of The Tonaston Tales by AW, and use the code TNT20 when you check out for 20% off eBooks and Pa ...
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The official Puzzle Hub Pop-Culture Pop-Quiz Podcast! Short pop-quizzes to test your knowledge of your favourite pop-culture topics! www.twitter.com/thepuzzlehub -- thepuzzlehub.com ****************************************************************************************************** Help support Get Popped on Culture and keep us on-air, PLUS go on a fantastical adventure at the same time! Grab your copy of The Tonaston Tales by AW, and use the code TNT20 when you check out for 20% off eBook ...
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Join West End theatre stars Lizzie Bea and Alfie Parker on the road as they tour the country- and the world- performing in shows and exploring the local arts along the way! *** Sister Act: the Musical 2023-24 UK/Ireland Tour Tickets: https://www.sisteractthemusical.co.uk/ Show Socials: https://twitter.com/80Playspodcast -- https://www.instagram.com/thrashntreasurepodcast/ -- https://www.tumblr.com/aroundtheworldin80playspod E-mail suggestions/questions: 80playspodcast@gmail.com Lizzie on Soc ...
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Resist the urge to fangirl because we're joined by THE Dark Urge, Mr. Neil Roberts! (Say what?! *faints*) This week, the Charming Neil joins AW for an exclusive 1-on-1 deep-dive into the superstar breakout character of Baldur's Gate 3- the Dark Urge! But not before we dig up Soundgarden's 'Louder Than Love'- almost-, before reliving Neil's 'Salad D…
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Time to dish up some Pavlova- the Queen of desserts, for the one and only Mr. Tony Sheldon! (Say what?! *faints) In this week's jam-packed, mini-reunion episode, we take Tony for a coast-to-coast trip from Mr. Bungle's 'California', across to the funky NYC of 'Seesaw' with the original Broadway cast! Plus, we chat Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The…
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People get ready, there's a guest comin', and it's Human Nature's brilliant baritone, Mr. Phil Burton! (Say what?! *faints*) This week, the reigning champion of Dancing With the Stars Australia joins us to chat all things Burn the Floor: Dare to Dream and spill the beads on the upcoming Australian tour. Plus we chat this week's chosen albums- Sweet…
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Join Spencer, Kate, and Ashley as they break down their predictions for the nominees for this year's Play categories for the Tony Awards! Categories Discussed: Best Play Best Revival of a Play Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Best Performance by an Actor in a Feature…
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Join Spencer, Kate, Ashley, and J.T. as they break down their predictions for the nominees for this year's Musical categories for the Tony Awards! Categories Discussed: Best Musical Best Book of a Musical Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Best Performance by…
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Test 02 CAUGHT IN THE ACT: Taking the Actor out of Character to find what lies beneath the portrayal. In this test run, acclaimed Broadway performer, BLOOP Podcast Host, and Musician Jonathan Wagner joins AW for a deep dive into his much-beloved portrayal of Willy Wonka in Tuacahn Amphitheatre's 2023 production of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory…
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Attend the tale of Ma-no-el! Because this week, we're joined by Broadway's Heartthrob-turned-Daddy (his words) Manoel Felciano! (Say what?! *faints*) In this week's hilariously charming episode, the star of 2005's Sweeney Todd has a close shave with Amaranthe's album 'Helix', before we get up to mischief with 'Amelie' with the original Broadway rec…
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Winds in the east, there's a mist coming in, an episode's brewin', about to begin with none other than West End legend, Caroline Sheen! (Say what?! *faints*) This week, the superlatively fantaslistic Caroline joins AW and guest co-host, Jean-Paul Yovanoff, in A Perfect Circle with their hit album 'Mer de Noms' before conjuring up a wickedly good ti…
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Look at us, Kimmy! Coz this week we're joined by Aussie comedy legend, Peter Rowsthorn! (Say what?! *faints*) Joining AW and Matt fresh from visiting Roxy at the Cook County Jail, the star of 'Kath and Kim', 'Crackers', and 'Chicago: the Musical' -currently touring Australia- brings his affable charms into our torture chamber for some Murderdolls' …
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Episode 7: Cardiff – It’s that great British tradition: a Doctor Who Christmas Special Episode! And this week, we’re bringing it to you direct from the good Doctor’s homeland, Cardiff, Wales! But which Doctor Who legend visited Sister Act the Musical this week? Find out in the final stop of leg 1! *** Sister Act: the Musical 2023-24 UK/Ireland Tour…
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Episode 6: Cheltenham – On the first two-week stop of the Sister Act: The Musical UK/Ireland Tour, the gang are in Cheltenham to follow-up on last week’s discussion of Stage Door Etiquette, plus Dolly is joined by one of her favourite humans for a jaunty saunter to spot Cheltenham’s famous street-art! *** Sister Act: the Musical 2023-24 UK/Ireland …
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Episode 5: Coventry – This week, we’re picking up a hitchhiker in the shape of Legendary West End performer Dianne Pilkington! Fresh from journeying up the yellow brick road, this delightful diva drops by for some hilarious tour stories from shows such as ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical’, ‘Cats’, ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’, and…
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Join Spencer for Part 2 of his conversation with Riley Elton McCarthy about their work and the future of the theatre industry. A "vanguard figure of socially conscious theatre" (Lena Hunter, CPHPost), Riley Elton McCarthy is the artistic director of Basement Light Productions, and critically acclaimed playwright, performer, and producer. “The most …
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Episode 4: Edinburgh – Things are getting spooky in Scotland this week as Lizzie and Alfie get to know the three ghosts who haunt Edinburgh’s famous Festival Theatre. Plus, the gang return a favour to a Queen with a bus tour of Edinburgh’s superb architecture. *** Sister Act: the Musical 2023-24 UK/Ireland Tour Tickets: https://www.sisteractthemusi…
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How do you measure... measure a guest? In AWESOMENESS, that's how! Because this week we're joined by a literal Thrashin' Treasure, the iconic MiG Ayesa! (Say what?! *Faints!*) In this episode, this rock star in excess of any who've joined us before chats with Mr J Wags and AW about Def Leppard's Pyromania, before jumping on a taxi and heading to th…
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We love him, he's perfect, now change into your fanciest hat before we're joined by the legendary lyricist, Mr. Joe DiPietro! (say what?! *faints) In this week's EXTRA-special surprise Thanksgiving episode, the two-time Tony Award winning author of Memphis joins us to discuss his latest play, Babbitt, now playing at the powerhouse La Jolla Playhous…
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Episode 3: Stoke-on-Trent – Like an Emma over Bridgewater, Lizzie and Alfie take Dolly to Stoke’s famous pottery house to paint some gifts for the family. Plus, Lizzie enthralls Alfie with an exploration of Orchestras on tour. *** Sister Act: the Musical 2023-24 UK/Ireland Tour Tickets: https://www.sisteractthemusical.co.uk/ Show Socials: https://t…
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Tina! Bring me Agorax! Because we're joined by the Pride of Stoke, Mr. Dominic Burgess! (say what?! *faints*) This week, AW flies solo with this British-expat who delicately takes part in the ultimate music Feud with Incubus' S.C.I.E.N.C.E, against' the romantic chemistry of 'Gigi'.. Plus, we chat American Horror Story, Stoke-on-Trent, Character Ac…
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Join Spencer for Part 1 of his conversation with Riley Elton McCarthy about their work and the future of the theatre industry. A "vanguard figure of socially conscious theatre" (Lena Hunter, CPHPost), Riley Elton McCarthy is the artistic director of Basement Light Productions, and critically acclaimed playwright, performer, and producer. “The most …
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Episode 2: Hull – On the second stop, our hosts stop by a local farm for a week, where Lizzie educates listeners with the New Theatre’s amazing WWII history, plus Alfie and Dolly to a local art gallery where we meets Bootleg Shreg. *** Sister Act: the Musical 2023-24 UK/Ireland Tour Tickets: https://www.sisteractthemusical.co.uk/ Show Socials: http…
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Episode 1: South End-on-Sea – The bus departs for South End as Lizzie and Alfie set off on their epic adventure with Dolly the Dog in tow. On the first stop, host Lizzie gives a rundown of upcoming episodes, get to know our adorable hosts, learn about tour accommodation, plus Alfie takes Dolly for a spot of tea at Sara's Tea Garden – and we expect …
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Heelllooooo Chickens! It's Australia's own Harold Zidler- Simon Burke, and fellow Bohemian, Bert LaBonté! This week, we hop on the bullet-train to Montmartre... but in Melbourne... for a catch-up with these two affable stars of Moulin Rouge! The Musical - currently playing a final Encore Season at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne (and worldwide!) - wh…
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Who's-a-good-boy?! Who's-a-good-boy?! We are! Because this week we're joined by Dog's best friend, Adam Zwar! (Say what?! *faints*) This week, AW and Matt are joined by Australian Television's most affable writer/producer/creator/actor/icon to march Forward Into Battle with some English Dogs, before celebrating Snoopy's 73rd Birthday with Snoopy!!!…
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Extra-Extra! We caught ourselves a Newsie! *Fangirls-out* And it's who, Sir? It's all who, Sir? It's Mr. Andrew Keenan-Bolger! (Say what?! *faints*) And he's here to take a bite out of some Heavy Metal with Faith No More's Angel Dust, before reliving the wubbulous world of Seussical the Meussical after it's floppulous run in 2000! Plus, we chat And…
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[Redacted] In solidarity with the WGA writer's strike, there shall be no puns this week to welcome Mr. Tim Doyle back to the torture chamber- I had one written, but I just couldn't pick it. This week, our favourite Sitcom writer/producer/creator returns from 65 (million) episodes ago to flick on the Killswitch Engage album, As Daylight Dies... befo…
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Spice it up for Mama, coz we're joined by Australia's hottest shooting-star, Asabi Goodman! Whilst in-transit between Baltimore and Chicago, this delectable expat diva joins host (and friend) Matt (in his debut as lead-host!) on the battlefield for 'Excalibur' by Grave Digger, before unearthing the 2023 Broadway revival of 'Camelot'. Plus, we chat …
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So many questions... so little time with THE icon... THE Diva... THE Goddess... THE one and only Sinitta! (SAY WHAT?! *I would faint but I still don't believe it!*) This week, Britain's Got Fashun, Dahling, as this heavenly artist joins AW for a kiki about all things Mama Sin. But first, it's a Slaughter on 10th Avenue with Mick Ronson, before we l…
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HAPPY #TNT100! *Phone rings, door chimes* in struts the phenomenal superstar, Miss Peppermint (say what?! *faints) and we are HERE. FOR. IT! Fresh from her divine performance in 'A Transparent Musical' in LA, this deliciously talented Queen joins us for our EPIC 100th episode- and they said we'd never last! This week, the trail-blazing Miss Pepper …
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Leave your cheese to sour, because we're joined by the legendary Prince-turned-President of Broadway- Mr. John Rubinstein! (Say what?! *faints*) This week, the OG Pippin ventures into the torture chamber as we hunt Ghost's album Prequelle- before hopping on the right track so Spencer can go on his first journey with Pippin- the much-beloved Broadwa…
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Hot patootie bless-my-soul, you're in for a surpriiise, Sidney! Because this week, we're joined by the iconic W. Earl Brown (*SCREAM!* *Faints*) just in time for the 25th Anniversary of There's Something About Mary! In this incredible episode, AW and Earl sail up the Big River for some Meat Loaf, before whipping out the franks and beans to hear gob…
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Today... is the day... that we celebrate... OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY! Yaaaayyy! So we're joined by NYC Cabaret sensation, Robbie Rozelle, to help Mama America blow out the candles and open up her presents- which are thankfully the Grateful Dead classic hit, 'American Beauty', plus the hilarious Tony Award winning Musical, 1776 (or 1332 if you're that w…
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Come out, come out wherever you are for some jolly good fun with the Wickedest Witch of the BEST kind- Lady Dianne Pilkington! (Say what?! *faints* This week, this beautiful Dame joins AW and Matt to mend a Stitched Up Heart with their debut effort, 'Never Alone', before kicking off a match of 'The Beautiful Game', Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's 2000 We…
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Shh! Don't tell Mom the babysitter's DEAD-EXCITED to be joined by renowned film composer, David Newman! (Say What?! *faints*) This week, AW and Spencer are enthralled by this magical maestro's menagerie of movie scores including Matilda, Serenity, The Nutty Professor, The Mighty Ducks, The Sandlot, and heaps more favourites! This week we're getting…
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Don't just sit there slack-jawed, buggy-eyed, because we're joined by THE West End Sultan- Mr. Irvine Iqbal! (Say what?! *faints) This week, AW flies solo as this royally outspoken British stage star joins the torture chamber to see if they can accept the Spectre- one of India's finest metal bands with their album 'Now or Never', before settling in…
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Join Spencer, Kate, Ashley, and J.T. as they break down the nominations for this year's Tony Awards! Categories Discussed: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in …
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Shantay, you trail-blaze! Because we're joined by legendary Actor/Playwright/Drag Diva, Queen Charles Busch! (Say what?! *faints*) This week, the writer/star of Psycho Beach Party joins our torturous luau for the rompin', stompin' living legends, Twisted Sister- who 'Come Out and Play' - before we sail back in time for the classic flop, Ankles Awei…
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Join Spencer, Kate, Ashley, and J.T. as they break down the nominations for this year's Tony Awards! Categories Discussed: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role…
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Happy Mother's Day! And here's a gift for all the Mama's out there: Hollywood hunk/Broadway babe/mommy's boy, Craig Bierko- AND his Mom, Pat! (Say whaaaat?!) *Faints* This week, AW flies solo and is joined by past guest Craig, and his adorable Mom- the artist formally known as Punky Distillator- to check out her namesake band, Distillator (now Cryp…
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Guilty! As charged for the crime of being joined by LEGENDARY actress, Colette Mann! (Say what?! *faints) This week, AW and Mr J Wags are joined by this iconic star of stage, screen, and print to go to church with Lordi's 'Skeletric Dinosaur', before setting sail on the HMS Pinafore! Plus, we chat Neighbours, Prisoner, acting in soaps, ageism over …
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Join Spencer, Kate, Ashley, and J.T. as they break down their predictions for the nominees for this year's Play categories for the Tony Awards! Categories Discussed: Best Play Best Revival of a Play Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Best Performance by an Actor in a F…
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