Erik Stadnik joins the podcast to revel in the beauty of the music but also (what he thinks) is the dumbness of the lyrics in the song Tonight from West Side Story. This is the first duet sung by Tony and Maria. It could be looked at as beautiful or perhaps just the lustiness of young love.
Erik is an English teacher in Prague, and also the co-host of a couple podcasts. Those can be found here:
Doctor Who: The Writers' Room - http://dwtwr.libsyn.com
The Classic Horror Cast - http://classichorrorcast.libsyn.com
The article that Kyle quotes from at the beginning, with reference to Ivo van Hove and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker can be read in full here: https://bit.ly/2OBWNoD
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What is Putting It Together?
This is a podcast about Stephen Sondheim's entire body of work show by show and song by song. Each week Kyle Marshall invites an expert to discuss a Sondheim song in-depth. Together they discover the humour, how the songs inform character, and any hidden meanings. Most importantly they try to understand the man behind the music, the Shakespeare of our time, as best they can.