Bite-Sized Broadway: A Mini-Musical Podcast

IndieWorks Theatre Company

Bite-Sized Broadway: A Mini-Musical Podcast is a brand new musical theatre program brought to you by New York City's IndieWorks Theatre Company! Each episode features a new and exciting "mini-musical" presented as fully-produced radio plays, complete with lush orchestrations, captivating sound effects, and some of the greatest talent that Broadway, Hollywood, TV, and even YouTube have to offer! Each musical is followed by an in-depth discussion with its brilliant creators, introducing audiences to new musicals and new writers without the commitment of having to listen to a whole cast album. New musicals. Anytime. Anywhere.

Sheila the Tiny Turtle
Nov 29 2021
Sheila the Tiny Turtle
Season 1 Episode 8 - Sheila the Tiny Turtle - Book and Lyrics by Caitlyn Burt, Music by Amir Shoenfeld.In the Australian desert, a family of turtles works hard to find food for their sick mother. Sheila, the cleverest - yet smallest - turtle of the family, is mocked by her brothers for not being able to contribute due to her size. When Sheila hears about a cure located dangerously far across the desert, she determines to bring the seeds back to save her mum. While crossing the sand, Sheila encounters a kangaroo, followed by a dingo, where she is forced to use her brain instead of her size to overcome the obstacles and make her mum well.Starring: Karli Dinardo, Lauren Elder, James Stafford, Robert Manion, Heather Makalani, and Michael Perrie Jr.with Direction by Christopher Michaels,Music Direction by Jonathon Lynch,Orchestrations by Ben Plotnick and Kaitlyn Raitz of Oliver the Crow.Sound Design and Additional Orchestrations by Andrew Fox,and Mixing and Mastering by Jay Rosen.Assistant Audio Engineering by Evan Feist.Fiddle, Guitar, and Mandolin performed by Ben Plotnick,and Cello by Kaitlyn Raitz.General Management: Jeremy TerryPress Representative: Off Off PRIndieWorks Social Media Manager: Emily CottoneBite-Sized Broadway is an IndieWorks Theatre and Judith Manocherian Production created by Jonathon Lynch. Executive Producers: Christopher Michaels and Jeremy Terry. Produced by Jonathon Lynch, Andrew Fox, and Judith Manocherian. Bite-Sized Broadway Theme Song written and performed by Michael Perrie, Jr. Support us on Patreon for exclusive perks and extended content! Head to www.patreon.com/bitesizedbroadway For more info on Caitlyn Burt head to caitlynburt.com, and for info on Amir Shoenfeld, visit his website at amirshoenfeld.com.For more information on this and other IndieWorks programming, please visit www.indieworkstheatre.com. Like and follow us on social media, @IndieWorksCo.
MTA: the Musical
Apr 5 2021
MTA: the Musical
Season 1 Episode 7 - MTA: the Musical - Book, Music, and Lyrics by Peter Saxe, with additional book by Christopher MichaelsOn a sweltering summer morning on a crowded subway platform, three strangers, each very different from the others, wait for a train that is running on major delay after major delay. The longer they wait, the hotter they get. The hotter they get, the more irritated they become. In a funny and at times touching mini-musical, we go on a rollercoaster ride as these strangers go from frustration to sexual frustration, learning that sometimes you've gotta take the opportunities that come to you, no matter how awkward and irritating they might be.Starring: Gabrielle Ruiz, T.J. Newton, Brandon J. Ellis, and Yvette Monique Clarkwith Direction by Christopher Michaels,Music Direction by Jonathon Lynch,Orchestrations and Sound Design by Andrew Fox,and Mixing and Mastering by Jay Rosen.Assistant Audio Engineering by Evan Feist.Electric and Acoustic guitar by Lily Arakelyan,Electric Bass by James Michael Randorff,and Saxophone by Robbie Wingfield.General Management: Jeremy TerryPress Representative: Off Off PRIndieWorks Social Media Manager: Emily CottoneBite-Sized Broadway is an IndieWorks Theatre and Judith Manocherian Production created by Jonathon Lynch. Executive Producers: Christopher Michaels and Jeremy Terry. Produced by Jonathon Lynch, Andrew Fox, and Judith Manocherian. Bite-Sized Broadway Theme Song written and performed by Michael Perrie, Jr. Support us on Patreon for exclusive perks and extended content! Head to www.patreon.com/bitesizedbroadway This episode is sponsored by the “What Are Friends For” podcast, hosted by Gabrielle Ruiz and Pallavi Sastry. Find them wherever you listen to podcasts, and check out their Patreon for video content, live shows, and more! www.patreon.com/waffpodcastFor more information on Peter Saxe and his projects and work, visit his website at petersaxemusic.com!For info on Christopher Michael’s work as a writer, director, and more, head to christophermichaels.nyc.For more information on this and other IndieWorks programming, please visit www.indieworkstheatre.com. Like and follow us on social media, @IndieWorksCo.
The Trial of Bastiano di Bologna
Mar 1 2021
The Trial of Bastiano di Bologna
Season 1 Episode 6 - The Trial of Bastiano di Bologna - Book, Music, and Lyrics by Aaron JensenIt's the 8th Century in the courts of the Vatican Judiciary. Faithful attendant to the Pope, Bastiano di Bologna, has been summoned to stand trial on several counts, including the attempted murder of His Holiness! Bastiano admits to having sneaked into the holy bed chambers, but insists that his objective was not to commit a crime! Bastiano woefully recounts how earlier that day, he witnessed something so shocking - so devastatingly unsettling - he had no choice but to verify his nightmarish vision, whatever the cost!Starring: Max Crumm, Ryan Knowles, Jay Paranada, Kenney M. Green, Michael McAssey, Christopher Michaels, and Michael Perrie Jr.with Direction by Christopher Michaels,Music Direction by Jonathon Lynch,Orchestrations and Sound Design by Andrew Fox,and Mixing and Mastering by Jay Rosen.Additional audio editing by Aaron Jensen and Evan Johnson.Recorders by Rob Jacoby,French Horn by Dakota Corbliss,Sackbut by Paul Von Hoff,Bass Viol by Anna Steinhoff,and Organ and Percussion by Andrew Fox.General Management: Jeremy TerryPress Representative: Off Off PRIndieWorks Social Media Manager: Emily CottoneThe Trial of Bastiano di Bologna was originally developed as part of The Musical Stage Company’s NoteWorthy program.Bite-Sized Broadway is an IndieWorks Theatre and Judith Manocherian Production created by Jonathon Lynch. Executive Producers: Christopher Michaels and Jeremy Terry. Produced by Jonathon Lynch, Andrew Fox, and Judith Manocherian. Bite-Sized Broadway Theme Song written and performed by Michael Perrie, Jr. Support us on Patreon for exclusive perks and extended content! Head to www.patreon.com/bitesizedbroadway This episode is sponsored by Maria Wirries and Matt SanGiovanni - Check out Maria’s new album, “Just Keep Singing” streaming now. head to mariawirries.comFor more information on Matt, check out www.mattsangiovanni.comFor more information on Aaron, and his multitude of projects, visit his website at www.aaronjensen.ca.For more information on this and other IndieWorks programming, please visit www.indieworkstheatre.com. Like and follow us on social media, @IndieWorksCo.
Toy Box
Dec 21 2020
Toy Box
Season 1 Episode 5 - Toy Box - Book and Lyrics by Teresa Lotz, Music by Will BuckVelveteen, a young and naive stuffed rabbit is thrown into the toy box where he meets Tank, a muscular hard-headed remote-control War-Tank and Horse, an old and grumpy skin horse figurine that is wise and much older than the others. As Velveteen tries to make sense of what has happened to him he learns about The Boy who may or may not ever come back for his toys. This loose adaptation of The Velveteen Rabbit is a bittersweet and heartwarming story of innocence, love, and what it means for a toy to become real.Starring: Kennedy Kanagawa, Thom Sesma, Joseph Cannon, and Alan H. Green.with Direction by Christopher Michaels,Music Direction by Jonathon Lynch,Orchestrations and Sound Design by Andrew Fox,and Mixing and Mastering by Jay Rosen.Tracking Engineer and Editor: Andrew FoxViolin by Ally Jenkins,French Horn by Dakota Corbliss,Trumpet by Pierce Yamaoka,Trombone by Kenneth Johnson,and Tuba by Pete Charles Isaac.General Management: Jeremy TerryPress Representative: Off Off PRIndieWorks Social Media Manager: Emily CottoneBite-Sized Broadway is an IndieWorks Theatre Production created by Jonathon Lynch. Executive Producers: Christopher Michaels and Jeremy Terry. Produced by Jonathon Lynch and Andrew Fox. Bite-Sized Broadway Theme Song written and performed by Michael Perrie, Jr. Support us on Patreon for exclusive perks and extended content! Head to www.patreon.com/bitesizedbroadway We want to hear from you! Let us know what you loved and what you'd love to see at the survey below! episode is sponsored by Maria Wirries and Matt SanGiovanni - Check out Maria’s new album, “Just Keep Singing” streaming now. head to mariawirries.comFor more information on Matt, check out www.mattsangiovanni.comFor more information on Teressa and Will, you can visit their websites at teresalotz.com and willbuck.com respectively.For more information on this and other IndieWorks programming, please visit www.indieworkstheatre.com. Like and follow us on social media, @IndieWorksCo.
The Last Magic Negro (or Chad's Great Awokening ✊🏻)
Dec 8 2020
The Last Magic Negro (or Chad's Great Awokening ✊🏻)
Season 1 Episode 4 - The Last Magic Negro (or Chad's Great Awokening ✊🏻) - Book by Jamil Ellis and Andrew Fox, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Fox June 7th, 2020. As the Black Lives Matter movement thrusts White corporate middle-manager Chad into unknown territory, he seeks wisdom from Jimmy Bagger, the very last “Magic Negro” (a wise Black character who exists solely to help a white protagonist) on how to end racism. Despite the tuneful clarity of Jimmy’s advice, Chad somehow manages to botch every attempt in ways both awful and hilarious. As Jimmy grows tired of the weight that he has to carry in educating and comforting White people, Chad is faced with a question for which he, himself, must figure out the answer: now that he can no longer ignore the racism right in front of him…what is he going to do?Starring: Darryl Jovan Williams, AJ Holmes, Simone Zamore, Anthony Chatmon II, and featuring Constantine Maroulis. Ensemble vocals by Andrew Fox and Onyie Nwachukwu.with Direction, Music Supervision, Orchestration and Sound Design by Andrew Fox,Artistic Supervision by Christopher Michaels,and Mixing and Mastering by Jay Rosen.Tracking Engineer and Editor: Andrew FoxSaxophone by Robby Wingfield,Trumpet by Isaac Tubb,and Trombone by Kenneth Johnson.​General Management: Jeremy TerryPress Representative: Off Off PRIndieWorks Social Media Manager: Emily CottoneBite-Sized Broadway is an IndieWorks Theatre Production created by Jonathon Lynch. Executive Producers: Christopher Michaels and Jeremy Terry. Produced by Jonathon Lynch and Andrew Fox. Bite-Sized Broadway Theme Song written and performed by Michael Perrie, Jr. Support us on Patreon for exclusive perks and extended content! Head to www.patreon.com/bitesizedbroadway This episode is sponsored by Maria Wirries and Matt SanGiovanni - Check out Maria’s new album, “Just Keep Singing” streaming now. head to mariawirries.comAnd visit Matt's website at www.mattsangiovanni.comFind more info on Jamil and the show, head to magicalnegrospeaks.com. And be sure to check out Jamil’s podcast with his father, retired Federal Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis, about the historical role of law in shaping the societal structures which act as barriers to attaining the American dream. Listen to Ellis Conversations on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and more, or head to ellisconversations.tumblr.com.For more on Andrew, head to andrewfoxmusic.com.For more information on this and other IndieWorks programming, please visit www.indieworkstheatre.com. Like and follow us on social media, @IndieWorksCo.
A Relative Relationship
Nov 16 2020
A Relative Relationship
Season 1 Episode 3 - A Relative Relationship - Book, Music, and Lyrics by Timothy HuangRival stepsiblings Simon Pang and Carmen Soledad are in big trouble and when Simon’s overbearing mom and Carmen’s doting dad – recent newlyweds – find out, heads will roll! Villainous Vice Principal Delancy offers a simple suggestion: Instead of punishing them both, they must decide between themselves who should fall on the metaphorical sword before VP Delancy returns!Starring: Telly Leung, Linedy Genao, and Karen Mason.Guitars by Matt SanGiovanniSaxophone by Robby Wingfield,Trumpet by Isaac Tubb,and Trombone by Kenneth Johnson.Directed by Christopher MichaelsMusic Direction: Jonathon LynchOrchestrations and Sound Design: Andrew FoxTracking Engineer and Editor: Andrew FoxMixing and Mastering: Jay Rosen​General Management: Jeremy TerryPress Representative: Off Off PRBite-Sized Broadway is an IndieWorks Theatre Production created by Jonathon Lynch. Executive Producers: Christopher Michaels and Jeremy Terry. Produced by Jonathon Lynch and Andrew Fox. Bite-Sized Broadway Theme Song written and performed by Michael Perrie, Jr. Support us on Patreon for exclusive perks and extended content! Head to www.patreon.com/bitesizedbroadway This episode is sponsored by Maria Wirries and Matt SanGiovanni - Check out Maria’s new album, “Just Keep Singing” streaming now. head to mariawirries.com For more information on Matt, check out www.mattsangiovanni.comFor more information on Tim, check out his website at timothyhuang.netTheatreNow recently published their 10-Minute Musical Anthology series, which includes A Relative Relationship: www.tnny.org/anthology-bookYou can also check out some more upcoming projects from Tim; He wrote the opening and closing numbers to This Golden Day, a song cycle at Emerson College which will be streaming from November 19-22nd. He also has a song featured in Not Working, a song cycle going up at New York Film Academy with two live performances on November 15th and will be streamed in December.For more information on this and other IndieWorks programming, please visit www.indieworkstheatre.com. Like and follow us on social media, @IndieWorksCo.
Election Special
Nov 2 2020
Election Special
Season 1 Special Episode - Election SpecialThis special election of Bite-Sized Broadway is a reminder to use your voice and vote! Participating in democracy is one of our most powerful tools to create change in the world. This episode also features a special performance by the SJP’s of their song, “Will You Vote for Joe?”The SJP's, a "solo" girl group by Samantha Joy Pearlman and musically directed by Louis Danowsky set out to make the campaign song of the cycle! This song is based on the 1942 Irving Berlin tune "Any Bonds Today?" which was used to advertise war bonds to Americans during WWII. Now, we're borrowing Berlin's melodies to sell democracy!  We hope you sing on your way to the polls and spread some light on behalf of Joe and Kamala.  To watch the "Will You Vote for Joe?" video, visit learn more about SJP and the SJP's, visit www.samanthajoypearlman.com"Will You Vote for Joe?" based on "Any Bonds Today?" by Irving Berlin, originally performed by the Andrews Sisters, now performed by The SJP's, a Solo Girl Group by Samantha Joy Pearlman Lyrics by Samantha Joy PearlmanMusical Direction, Arrangement, Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet and Audio Mixing by Louis DanowskyTrumpets: Sam WolskDrums: Jared DeckerEditing: Andrew FoxMixing and Mastering: Andrew Fox​General Management: Jeremy TerryPress Representative: Off Off PRBite-Sized Broadway Director: Christopher MichaelsBite-Sized Broadway Music Director: Jonathan LynchBite-Sized Broadway is an IndieWorks Theatre Production created by Jonathon Lynch. Executive Producers: Christopher Michaels and Jeremy Terry. Produced by Jonathon Lynch and Andrew Fox. Bite-Sized Broadway Theme Song written and performed by Michael Perrie, Jr. Bite-Sized Broadway has been nominated for two Discover Pods Awards! Vote for us in the Peoples’ Choice and Best Music Podcast categories! Head to www.tiny.cc/DPAvoteSupport us on Patreon for exclusive perks and extended content! Head to www.patreon.com/bitesizedbroadway For more information on this and other IndieWorks programming, please visit www.indieworkstheatre.com. Like and follow us on social media, @IndieWorksCo
Blue Cross Blues
Oct 19 2020
Blue Cross Blues
Season 1 Episode 2: Blue Cross Blues Book by Ed Levy, Music and Lyrics by Neil RadischBill and his wife, Michelle, are just a normal American couple who must go up "against the man" to get what they are owed... a check reimbursement for his insurance claim. But as anyone who has had insurance knows, that's anything but easy! In this charming and hilarious satirical send-up of our healthcare system, we journey with Bill as he attempts to get through to customer service, navigate billing codes, and dodge bill collectors all in hopes of one day receiving that $10,000 check!Starring: Lance Roberts, Karen Mason, Ann Harada and Alan H. Green, with Andy Roninson and Sierra Rein.Also featuring Andrew Fox, Christopher Michaels, Erin Oechsel, Jonathon Lynch, and Yvette Monique Clark in the ensemble.Mitzy Colletes: FluteRobby Wingfield: SaxophonesPierce Yamaoka: TrumpetKenneth Johnson: TromboneDirected by Christopher MichaelsMusic Direction: Jonathon LynchOrchestrations and Sound Design: Andrew FoxTracking Engineer and Editor: Andrew FoxAdditional Tracking: Evan FeistMixing and Mastering: Jay Rosen​General Management: Jeremy TerryPress Representative: Off Off PRSpecial thanks to Evan Feist and Michael Kostroff for their work on this episode.Bite-Sized Broadway is an IndieWorks Theatre Production created by Jonathon Lynch. Executive Producers: Christopher Michaels and Jeremy Terry. Produced by Jonathon Lynch and Andrew Fox. Bite-Sized Broadway Theme Song written and performed by Michael Perrie, Jr. Support us on Patreon for exclusive perks and extended content! Head to www.patreon.com/bitesizedbroadway This episode is sponsored by Evan Feist Coaching & Consulting. Head to www.evanfeist.comFor more information on Ed and Neil, visit their websites below.Ed Levy:  edlevymusicaltheater.comNeil Radisch: neilradisch.comFor more information on this and other IndieWorks programming, please visit www.indieworkstheatre.com. Like and follow us on social media, @IndieWorksCo
The Getaway
Oct 5 2020
The Getaway
Season 1 Episode 1 - The Getaway - Book and Lyrics by Jared Corak, Music by Joshua CerdeniaPeter is starting his first day as an Uber driver, hoping to someday make enough money so that he and his wife can make the perfect getaway to a place where life and time move slowly. But when a pair of bank robbers lose their getaway driver, they hire Peter and the popular car service to get them safely to their final destination! Will they all get the perfect getaway they dream of? Or will one wrong turn land them all in the clink?Starring: Rick Negron, Johanna Carlisle-Zepeda, and A.J. Holmes, with Andy Roninson and Lance RobertsGuitars: Matt SanGiovanniSaxophones: Robbie WingfieldTrumpet: Derek GanongTrombone: Kenneth JohnsonDirected by Christopher MichaelsMusic Direction: Jonathon LynchOrchestrations and Sound Design: Andrew FoxTracking Engineer and Editor: Andrew FoxAdditional Tracking: Evan FeistMixing: Jay Rosen and Andrew FoxMastering: Jay Rosen​General Management: Jeremy TerryPress Representative: Off-Off PRBite-Sized Broadway is an IndieWorks Theatre Production created by Jonathon Lynch. Executive Producers: Christopher Michaels and Jeremy Terry. Produced by Jonathon Lynch and Andrew Fox. Bite-Sized Broadway Theme Song written and performed by Michael Perrie, Jr. Support us on Patreon for exclusive perks and extended content! Head to www.patreon.com/bitesizedbroadway This episode is sponsored by Evan Feist Coaching & Consulting. Head to www.evanfeist.com. For more information on this and other IndieWorks programming, please visit www.indieworkstheatre.com. Like and follow us on social media, @IndieWorksCo.