HALF HOUR with Jeff & Richie (An Entertainment Podcast)

13: The Musical (Broadway Episode)

August 12, 2022 Two Worlds Entertainment Episode 67
HALF HOUR with Jeff & Richie (An Entertainment Podcast)
13: The Musical (Broadway Episode)
Show Notes Transcript

Netflix premieres its latest movie musical this summer with Jason Robert Brown’s 13: The Musical! Dive into this latest episode as Jeff and Richie discuss attending the special NYC screening of this hit film at the Paris Theater in NYC; along with their thoughts on the film, and why more stories like this should be told about the youth of today, (and played by the youth of today!)

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Richie [00:00:03] Half Hour. Hello and welcome to Half Hour, an entertainment podcast through two worlds entertainment. I'm Richie. 

 

Jeff [00:00:13] And I'm Jeff. 

 

Richie [00:00:14] Here to bring you all the casual conversation on the concert shows, movies, films, events, things that we observe and see throughout our careers. Today, we're talking about 13 the musical, the movie adaptation of the Broadway show, which is coming out on Netflix. So just letting you all know you have been warned there will be spoilers featured today about this. This Netflix film is scheduled for release on Friday, August 12th, 2022 on Netflix. So if you're listening to this and it's already out, which it is, because this is coming out on the same day, you have an opportunity to go see that on Netflix. We're not necessarily talking 100% about the stage production from 2008, although we will talk about that a little bit. This is about 13, the musical Netflix version. In 2022. 

 

Jeff [00:01:02] We will talk about how I have never seen it. 

 

Richie [00:01:03] Yes, right. They're talking about the movie. The movie. The film was directed by Tamra Davis with a screenplay by Robert Horn and based on 13 the Broadway musical by Jason Robert Brown, also by Robert Horne and Dan Elish. This is a Broadway musical from 2007, really 2008, 2007 to 2008. That ran on Broadway for a little bit, featuring Ariana Grande. Actually, for those who didn't know Ariana Grande, who was in the original Broadway cast of this. 

 

Jeff [00:01:33] Before she was before. 

 

Richie [00:01:35] She's this mega superstar artist. And just so you know, a little bit of the premise, I'm sure a lot of you guys have seen this or hopefully if you're listening right now, you've seen this. After moving from New York to Indiana in the wake of his parents divorce, a clever middle schooler named Evan is determined to throw his bar mitzvah and have the best bar mitzvah he can have. What are your thoughts? Oh, actually, before we go into that, I would like to say that we were at the New York City premiere film screening of this on August 8th at the Paris Theater in midtown Manhattan, which was really, really exciting. We got to meet some cool people. We were there and we're going to talk about that a little bit, too. But let's just talk a little bit about the film overall and what your thoughts are on this film just from a story perspective and music, and what are your thoughts on the film? 

 

Jeff [00:02:23] I'll just give my quick overall thought here. I really enjoyed the movie, which I think is shocking to Richie. 

 

Richie [00:02:32] Yeah, because I can't get them on my high school musical train. And so I thought maybe he was I'm not sure I would have thought I'd find that. 

 

Jeff [00:02:40] Still to be corny, to this day it's corny. 

 

Richie [00:02:43] But like, tell me why you liked this then. 

 

Jeff [00:02:46] I liked this because I maybe it was the environment that we were in, just having everyone there that was in the show. While in the film, it was like all the young actors were there and people were cheering when they were on the screen and it was great and maybe it was just that. But I really thought that this was the perfect kind of coming of age film right now, you know, that is also set in a musical environment. So I think where high school musical and some of these high school musical things converge on being corny and a little dated at times even. I find that with the series, I mean, it's fun, it's catchy and people love it. But this seemed to be more rooted in reality, and I think that's why I really enjoyed this film. 

 

Richie [00:03:27] I really enjoyed it. I loved the musical numbers. I've known some of the musical numbers from the Broadway cast recording. There were some additional songs in this movie, which was really great and I loved that. I found that the whole score is really freshened up for this and it was really more pop heavy and it had a brighter tone to it. The tempos seemed to maybe a little faster, but I could be wrong on that. I really, really enjoyed it. I would like to make a really interesting point, though, because there was some really, really cool casting choices here. I mean, Eli Golden, who played Evan Goldman, was great. I thought he really carried the whole film really well. I loved Rhea Perlman's appearance as Grandma Ruth, Josh Peck as Rabbi SHAPIRO, Debra messing as Jessica Goldman, Evan's mom among all the other children. It was so cool. I think what's the most interesting thing here is if you know this from the Broadway production, the 13 Broadway production was the first and possibly only Broadway musical to have a complete cast and band entirely made up of teenagers. There was no adult characters in the Broadway run of this, so for the film, adult characters were added. Yeah, so I thought that was cool because it did allow you to see a little bit more of a different perspective. However, I did like that. There was this idea that this whole show was just about the kids featuring the kids were teenagers, I should say. And to have the band, that's very, very, very cool. I found with this film that because of the addition of the adult characters, there was a little bit of a. Sense of lag in some of the book scenes. For me, I found that every time a book scene came, I was like, Okay, when's the next song? Because the songs were so strong and the singing and the dancing was amazing. And then we got to some of the book scenes, and I didn't really feel like all the adult relationships really completed. And this is just me really looking at this with a microscope. There was the problems of the mother and the father. They were going to live with the grandmother. I thought it was nice, but I don't know. Part of it just seemed to me like we didn't really need it. Kind of like the show didn't really have it either, you know? I know what your thoughts were on that and the addition of the adult characters work for you or not. 

 

Jeff [00:05:35] Yeah, the adult acting kind of seemed a little forced. And in a story where it probably wasn't needed, it was really nice to see these teens and pre-teens really kind of get there and kind of really own the film. They own the film from some, you know, greats that have been in the industry for a while. And that's not to discredit them. But if you can really see that it wasn't rooted in the adults in this film. 

 

Richie [00:06:04] I think by adding the duet for Debra, Messing tried to help bring some musicality to the adults, but I didn't know if it was necessarily needed. I thought this was enough with the kids. And so it was. There were some funny one liners from Josh Peck and Rhea Perlman and Debra messing. Sure, they added some comedy element to. 

 

Jeff [00:06:20] It, but the acting kind of came across as safe. 

 

Richie [00:06:25] Yeah. Peter Herman was also the father, Joel Goldman. Right. So there were some other there was quite a few moments there. It just seemed like it was I was so much more into the songs and the story from the kids perspective, and every time we went back to the adult scene was like, Oh, come on, I want to go back to another kid's song. Just because of how this started. It was kind of groundbreaking for all of these teenagers on Broadway doing. 

 

Jeff [00:06:46] This right where I think it may have moved along for us, where some of the book scenes in this film, you know, there was cheering happening after each musical number. So the book scenes are short, too, and. That cheering, kind of overlapping. Some of it didn't really bother me because the stiff parts were getting kind of ommitted for us. 

 

Richie [00:07:10] And like and like you said, we were at the film screening, so the cast was there. We were sitting among the cast and they were cheering each other on during the screening. 

 

Jeff [00:07:17] And that was fun and probably something that normally doesn't happen at a screening. But still, I'm very curious to see what people see when they see this at home versus like, Oh, they're probably going to be like, Oh, maybe that wasn't needed those scenes or how did they freshen them up? Because some of the acting, yeah, just seemed stiff in those areas. It was just like, I know it was to move plot along way quicker than a Broadway musical does, but still, you know. 

 

Richie [00:07:45] Well, I think this is it is important to tell a story like this. I love giving 13 year olds a voice like this and let them explain what they're going through. From 2008 to 2022 a 13 year old's life is a little different even there now, too, right? I think the day I also really appreciate the discussion of the Jewish culture and how that was a prominent aspect of the plot here. And I liked that. I liked the additional music from Jason Robert Brown. He's amazing. I really think everything he does is so strong and he writes really, really well on the music and the lyric and it's just really strong. So to me, out of everything, the strongest parts and the things I like the most were the music. And I have to shout at the choreographer Jamal Sims that choreography is amazing. And these kids. Oh, and we learned because the producers of Jason Rober Brown spoke at the beginning of the film screening. So we got to see them speaking. We learned that they cast all 13, 13 year olds in this. Actual actors at 13 years of age were cast in the film, just like on the Broadway stage with teenagers. And it is amazing to me that these kids are dancing like that at 13 years old. I'm like, Oh my God, I can't do that now. Like these kids are so talented and they make it look so easy. It's like and this kind of goes into a question [00:09:06]I wanted to ask you and I wanted to ask our listeners to when you see things like Grease and you see things like Mean Girls, and a lot of times actors are cast older, especially on the Broadway stage. So is more age appropriate casting possible for future productions on Broadway, given the casting that we see here with 13? [21.4s]

 

Jeff [00:09:28] [00:09:28]Well, I think that question kind of goes for both film and Broadway, because I think, yes, they should be cast age appropriately. I don't really understand why we're casting people that are either late teenagers or even early 20 year olds playing high school students or middle school students. It just doesn't work for me. And I get it that it's probably easier in a movie because you film over a span of months and months and even sometimes years, but on a stage you're kind of demanded more. So it would be interesting to see how producers and creative teams work with more age appropriate actors, because it's easy, probably when someone is young and you can cast multiple young actors, but a middle school student is probably getting seen. Wanting to be seen in that show the eight times a week or however many times a week versus splitting the role with other people. [59.7s]

 

Richie [00:10:28] You see it, you know, in Mean Girls on Broadway, in the Prom, on Broadway, in To Kill a mockingbird on Broadway. The child and teen actors are cast with older people. Right. I think. This movie totally shows how amazing a 13 year old and maybe some of them are 14. I'm sure maybe. Actually, every single one was 13. But they were not 18. They weren't 21. Didn't I believe John Travolta was in his late twenties when they did Grease Mid-to-late twenties? Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen, was in his late twenties. So it's it becomes forced after a while and it becomes like, oh, I don't know. I think you're talking about kids and teens of a certain age used that. It doesn't make sense why he would and so that was my question.

 

Jeff [00:11:11] It totally made sense in this area because I I've worked plenty of bar mitzvah bat mitzvahs in the event industry. I've seen what these kids are like. And these kids really, really represent what. Who's going to these parties and who's in middle school, you know? So it just worked. 

 

Richie [00:11:30] Yeah. Yeah, it really did. The energy was there. It was like it was almost like these teenagers were maybe ten or 11 years old when the pandemic started. So they were like bursting at the seams to get out and keep dancing and singing and what an appropriate time to kind of just let this movie free. And it was just wonderful. 

 

Jeff [00:11:50] And it was so exciting to kind of just see them all in that space, too. You know, we're seeing all of these actors, young, aspiring actors, to really hit the ground running in the industry and seeing them there and seeing them all so happy and being part of this film was great. It just really it really made the experience better for me because I had no idea going into the show. I only ever listen to the first two songs from the soundtrack. When I was younger, I didn't see the show and after Lamest Place in the world, I would always turn it off. So. 

 

Richie [00:12:19] Okay, well, now you have and there's some added songs. Yes. 

 

Jeff [00:12:24] There were actually they added I've been waiting, the Blood Master, and it would be funny to the film. So it's interesting because I would really want to probably go back and study the original Broadway cast and those three songs to see what did they incorporate from the songs that were removed from the musical to what's been added. 

 

Richie [00:12:45] Right, totally. And it's interesting listening to some of those songs, the same songs from the Broadway show and hearing just I just like I said earlier, there was a freshening up of this music. The added songs were very pop modern. I thought that was really great. And a lot of times when I think Jason of a Brown, I think ballad because I think he writes a gorgeous ballad or I think like orchestral. And so it was really nice to hear some really fresh, modern sound. I was like, Can we get him into some Hollywood studios, some music studios to write some pop stuff? Because he's such a great writer. 

 

Jeff [00:13:17] I totally I mean, I like how he writes music a lot of the times. I find some of his scores to sound the same now. And this one, I don't know if he had someone come in in here and help him make some of these songs. 

 

Richie [00:13:28] Well, there are some music producers on the film, too. Okay. 

 

Jeff [00:13:31] Because some of these songs were really taken out of their element from what was he put on the stage to what's been added to the movie? It was very bass heavy. It was very bop heavy. Yeah. And I was like, I'm just seeing that the kids are going to eat this up on platforms like Instagram and TikTok, make videos to it, dance to it. And I can't wait to actually see people embrace this film, especially with the youth of today. Yeah, really tying in, you know, great musical theater into more of a pop moment. 

 

Richie [00:14:00] It's also putting accessibility of the art form and Netflix being the prime example. This was released by another studio. No offense to other studios who release movie musicals. We have more coming up. But when you put it on Netflix, where so many people have access to that and they can sit in their bedrooms or their living rooms and they can sit with mom and dad, brother, sister, grandma, grandma, or they can sit by themselves and they can watch something like this. One of the producers in the beginning of the film at the screening said how excited she was to have the masses of teenagers see this. I think when you're a 12 year old or a 13 year old or 14 year old, and as these characters are figuring it out, you know, they say that we're figuring this out. I think what's so impressive is when you see kids today and teenagers today also trying to figure it out. And so how many of them can see this? And they're not saying, oh, well, that's a musical about high school, like Mean Girls Prom, some of the grease, they're about high school, dear Evan Hansen. And so it's like, Oh, well, I'll be there in a few years or I'm not. But this kind of brought that down to kids who are really at that turning point of figuring out what their life is and where their life's going to go. And this really brought some light to that age group more than what you normally see. I think the producers really know that and they're excited to see the response from the 13 year olds of America and the world. 

 

Jeff [00:15:25] Totally, especially because this is what I think kids are going through. You know, the the the funny parts of, oh, I'm having my 13th birthday, it's my bar mitzvah and none of these kids have really ever heard of. Bar Mitzvah, but they even have a joke in there that like what one thinks a bar mitzvah is. And seeing the kids react to that and seeing how like almost the game of telephone works, and that's literally what happens in middle school. But it's also about like you're finding your niche, you're finding out my popular I'm a little bit odd am I this and how do they come together as kids still because when we're growing up, we're all like we're all friends. And then you start going through puberty and you start figuring out like, Oh, this is cool and that's cool. And I like basketball, but I like recycling. Yeah, yeah. 

 

Richie [00:16:15] Yeah. And they all kind of go their own path. And then when there's these book scenes with the kids, see, I liked the book scenes with the teens because there was a there was like, Are they going to kiss? I think they like each other. And part of me was like, Oh, okay. But I was like, No, no. I think this is like literally, oh, teenagers were talking in middle school cafeteria. Middle school cafeteria conversations are not like adult conversations, you know, and what is a big deal to them is a party, a great grade in school. Mom and dad issues at home are friendships kissing a boy or a girl for the first time. Those are the big deal things, you know. And I thought they highlighted that so well throughout all the musical numbers and their books. 

 

Jeff [00:16:55] Right. Because I think what this musical really does is it's so much more than just having a birthday party. It's just learning how to start being yourself in this world, even though you're only 13. 

 

Richie [00:17:06] And the bar mitzvah represents becoming the man or the bat mitsvah of becoming the woman, right? So here in the Jewish faith, they discuss that. And I think that's really, really cool that that was tied. 

 

Jeff [00:17:17] [00:17:17]Into a totally which is kind of like a question that I want to ask and I want to ask everyone to is the tagline for the film is Raise your voice, even if it cracks. So after seeing this film now and after you all watch this film, what does this line mean to you? And also, if that could just mean what it means to you, but what does it mean to you and what does it mean to the film? [23.7s]

 

Richie [00:17:42] [00:17:42]So the even if it cracks be the humor as a lot of vocal cords crack at 13 years old. Right but raise your voice it kind of goes back to every voice matters in all industries. And and I say this when we talk about our Broadway episodes, everything belongs on Broadway. So this is the voice of a 13 year old and what they're going through, raise your voice. We had representation in the best ways in this film. Every every one was represented here. Male, female, people of color, disabled actors, I mean, and characters. It was so strong. Everybody has a voice. Everyone was heard. And what I loved about this is what an ensemble piece it is because it's not like two mainly Evans really a lead, but everyone else is so equal. Who is really dancing, who is really singing, who's got a lot of dialog and they're all really present. So raise your voice and lift your voice. I believe you raise your voice means everyone's heard everyone and I love that. That was an important message, I think. [65.8s]

 

Jeff [00:18:48] Yeah. And I think for me there's something else there as well because sometimes I think we think raise your voice like meaning like you need to get angry to get your way. And I found what this musical home of this film really does is it does the opposite. You didn't need to raise your voice to get your way. You just needed to bring your opinion to the table. And I think that's such a motto that so many of us can, like, live by and listen to, you know, daily, because when things were going wrong, it was easy for someone to either get mad or stop talking to someone or just saying, Oh, I'm done being friends with them, when in reality they just needed to go have a conversation and lift the voices of each other and bring all of our voices together in unison. And it's such a beautiful message that the film has. When the kids were all mad at each other, they all were like, You know what? We're not going to be friends and we're not going to go to Evan's party. And I don't like Cam and I don't like her anymore. And, oh, these two are dating now, but they didn't really want to. And it really just took the fact that they needed to go raise their voice, not yell. 

 

Richie [00:20:02] But speak their mind, speak up. 

 

Jeff [00:20:04] Lift up what they have to say because you never know who's going to hear you and be part of what you're saying. You know, there's such a message there. 

 

Richie [00:20:12] It was very, very nice. And that's a great way to put that tagline of that for sure. 

 

Jeff [00:20:16] And I think this is a great message for just the youth to see because I feel like a lot of teenagers today and even us moving into this world and being afraid to speak our minds because of what's been told to us for so long. And here we're saying, okay, no, no, no, you can actually go and say what you have to say. Right. You know. 

 

Richie [00:20:38] Very, very, very special. Sorry. In these last few minutes. Let's talk a little bit about what it was like being at the film screening. So we got there. It was amazing that we saw the stars on the step and repeat. We saw Debra messing there, which was wonderful. We saw Josh Peck there and we were sitting among the cast. It was very cool. I guess most of them are New York based or they came to New York, which was very, very exciting. And then at the end, we had a very special performance by a musician named Alec Benjamin, who performed some of the songs from the show that was very or some of his stuff, as well as songs from the show. Very, very special. It was star studded. It was nice. It was so nice that we were invited and we loved being there. It was Netflix puts on a really it was at the Paris Theater, which is a legendary film. That's theater in a movie theater in midtown Manhattan. What was your overall thoughts about how the night when just being at the screening? 

 

Jeff [00:21:31] That was fun. I mean, I didn't really know what I was going to expect by going to this screening because I was like, is it just a screening? Who's going to be there? Is it is that like, is this the movie premiere? Who knows? Because it's Netflix. And we've seen movie premiers who from growing up as kids to adults. And, you know, usually the it's the star studded red carpet and everyone's in ball gowns and tuxedos and whatnot. But this this was a fun way to do it because it's Netflix. So they only have to show the screening to a few people before it's out there to the world. Yeah. And. I was more blown away. I was like, Wow, this was really fun to just go and, you know, you get your water, you get your popcorn. Yeah, everyone. But again, to be in there with the environment of the cast and really getting to see them all see the film as well, and you're sitting among them and you're like, Wow, this is fun. 

 

Richie [00:22:22] And Jason Robert Brown was there. He spoke with the producers in the beginning, which was very cool to see him. He's always got another show coming up. It's amazing to see what he's doing. And this was a special and I think believe he was one of the producers on this, too, which was really, really nice, really, really, really great stuff. I hope, you know, one more thing I was going to ask. We I feel like when High School Musical came and the last maybe 15 years or something, maybe close to 20 years, we've seen a lot of this. We're seeing a lot of children and teenagers represented. And with Disney and with Netflix and with Broadway, they're putting the spectacle of musical theater into the hands of all ages. And it's not just an art form for older people anymore. Are we seeing this trend of more movie musicals for kids with kids about kids, I feel like we're always going to see movie musicals. I just feel like that's something that we're always we kind of have always seen. Well, there's definitely been time periods where we didn't have any for a while, but I think in the last 20 years, when I always say Chicago, the movie musical kind of really reignited the movie musical industry in the nineties. It kind of was the eighties into the nineties was kind of low. But now with everybody puts a song in a show, you turn on a TV show and there's a musical number at some point. So what is what do you think the future is of the movie musicals? Or, like I said earlier, for kids with kids. By kids about kids. 

 

Jeff [00:23:49] Hmm. I think the future is there. I wouldn't say it's not. I think that it's. Hmm. It probably comes down to the story, right? It's it's going to come down to is there a story to be told and is it going to be consistently just about high school or middle school kids kind of just, you know, coming of age stories over and over again then yeah, it's going to get a little stale. I'm probably not what we need, but if there is a good story out there that features young performers and people are going to want to see it, then yeah, I think it works.

 

Richie [00:24:25] One of the reasons I ask it is when I was in middle school, you know, we did like we had talked about this a few episodes of like The Music Man and all the characters are adults. And you're a 13 year old playing an adult and so many and nothing wrong with that. I think that's really great that scripts can be made junior for that. But when you see a script like this where you're playing a character that is also your age, I think that's really important. High school musical kind of does that 13 others and now maybe these schools will do more productions of that, where you're casting kids and teenagers in roles that were meant for them. And I think that that's very different than when you do Fiddler on the Roof Junior or the Music Manager, and I love that, don't get me wrong. But sometimes when you're a 13 or 14 or 15 year old, you're playing Eponene in Les Mez or, you know, Mr. Madden Tinarde, you know, and now you see this. It's like this is a great opportunity for kids and teens. 

 

Jeff [00:25:16] But that's also what's interesting, too, is what is what is the statistic of middle school doing 13 right? What is the statistic of high school students doing 13 the musical? And are they going to maybe revamp the scripts to include more of the movie maybe? Or is it going to continuously be what was already on the stage? 

 

Richie [00:25:39] That'll be interesting to see what they're licensing out now, because I think there will be a boom this school year after this comes out of middle schools, in high schools. I mean. 

 

Jeff [00:25:48] They're probably going to want to do it by incorporating a lot of these pop effects that were brought into the movie. But that's also going to come down to our school is doing pop scores to begin with. Right. You know, when you're in a school production of things, you have a full orchestra. 

 

Richie [00:26:03] And I feel like when you've seen a lot of high schools lately doing like, Mamma mia, that's been the first one of the first big, you know, pop scores coming to the school environment. And so this could be another one. That's all. 

 

Jeff [00:26:15] Right. And just in high schools in general, too, I mean, we we see high schools do the kind of the same thing over and over again. But we're getting more productions of things like Dear Evan Hansen and mean girls that are leaving the Broadway stage but feature high school age appropriate characters. Are they going to start doing those shows as well? Are they doing The Lightning Thief? Are they're doing 13? These are kids. Show the teenager show Matilda. 

 

Richie [00:26:41] Yeah. Yes, exactly. And like I said, I think there's a you know, I always think theater educators and high school directors, middle school directors, doing a little bit of everything do these musicals, you know, then do the to do a little bit of everything. Give the kids an experience of playing an animal on stage, then playing an adult character on stage, then playing a 13 year old on stage. Right? I think that's great and that's great. 

 

Jeff [00:27:00] That's what theater should be there to see the performers relatable. Yeah, because when it's. Relatable, then you're going to get a good product. Yes. 

 

Richie [00:27:07] Yeah, for sure. Wow. Oh, my gosh. Out of time. This has been a lot of fun, and I really, really, really enjoyed this. I'm so glad we got to see this in the film screening. I'm so glad that so many people and hopefully a lot of people will access this podcast episode knowing that this is on Netflix. It's right. It literally at your fingertips of your remote control. Hopefully most of you have Netflix and are able to see this for sure. So thank you all so much for listening today. This was a wildly fun time and as a time. 

 

Jeff [00:27:36] Away, what are your final thoughts? 

 

Richie [00:27:38] Oh, final thoughts. 

 

Jeff [00:27:39] Yes.

 

Richie [00:27:40] It was. I almost signed off. 

 

Jeff [00:27:42] On my final. 

 

Richie [00:27:43] Thoughts. So I I'll get that. I'll I'll let you go first and final. 

 

Jeff [00:27:46] Thought, my final thoughts are I really enjoyed this way more than I thought I was going to going to. So maybe no expectations are good expectations. 

 

Richie [00:27:56] Okay.

 

Jeff [00:27:56] For a film like this, I am always on the teeter totter of Jason Robert Brown scores. So I either love it or I hate. Okay, this one. I really love it. It's actually up there. 

 

Richie [00:28:06] Okay, great. I was actually up there. 

 

Jeff [00:28:08] But I do like that a lot of the pop influences were brought into this score, so maybe I wouldn't have loved it if it was just a traditional Broadway theater score. Okay. And but it was really fresh. It was young. It was refreshing to see something like this. And I really appreciate that Netflix is bringing theater to their platform. 

 

Richie [00:28:27] Yes.

 

Jeff [00:28:28] That's one thing I think. 

 

Richie [00:28:29] My overall thoughts are. I really enjoyed this. I like the changes that were made for the most part. Like I said, a couple of step moments here and there with some of the book scenes, but the kids really brought it. The choreography is amazing. Shout out to that all boys number. Oh yeah. Which I always love when these shows put these all boy numbers in because it really shows, you know, there was an all girls number with opportunity, right? It was all boys number. The I'm forget the name of it. Bad news. 

 

Jeff [00:28:53] Not bad, bad news. 

 

Richie [00:28:54] I knew this and I love that. I'm not saying that, you know, we need to have songs, gender like that. I'm just saying it's nice to see Get the Boys up on stage dancing and singing sometimes. You know, there's so many girl numbers and it's so nice to see that too. And then of course, all the the mix of numbers, but it. 

 

Jeff [00:29:09] Was totally bravo to all of these young. 

 

Richie [00:29:12] All of them. All of them. So many amazing. I could name all of them. There's so many of them here, but they all were amazing and they really, really did an awesome job. So everyone check this out on that flex score is fun. We were singing it all the way on. It was bopping and it was great. So it is really great. I hope we see more of this in the future for sure. 

 

Jeff [00:29:29] Same.

 

Richie [00:29:30] We thank you. And now I'll do my signoff. We thank you all so much for listening today. We hope you enjoy it. You know, Broadway's got a lot of new stuff coming, so it was nice to have this movie musical opportunity in the middle of summer for sure. Has a lot of new shows are coming your way, so keep listening for the pop episodes, the Broadway episodes and everything in between. Totally. We hope you enjoyed. Please follow and have our podcast on all social platforms. TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. We're all over the place posting. We love having you all chime in and comment, so please comment on any posts you see. Let us know what you're liking, what you're hearing. If you agreed, you disagree, we'd love to engage in the conversation and everyone head over to Netflix and watch 13 The Musical. Friday, August 12. It's all out on all Netflix on the Netflix platform, so we thank you all so much for listening today. More to come. And signing off for now. I'm Richie. 

 

Jeff [00:30:17] And I'm Jeff.

 

Richie [00:30:18] Saying to ta ta. 

 

Jeff [00:30:19] Bye!