My gorgeous gal pal Linda, whom I've known since before middle school, engaged me in the following v. dweeby iMessage exchange last week.
I listened to all three episodes of the above-mentioned podcast musical from my bed last weekend and the plot is only just fine, but the acting is grand-tastic and the music is très dope (that's French for very dope).
The story centers on a young heterosexual married couple who are having major relationship issues because lying. Jase, the husband, is voiced by Jonathan Groff while Jessie Shelton gives life to Judith/Natalie, the wife. Groff is already a big-deal actor (he's starred in Frozen, Glee, Hamilton, Looking and Spring Awakening and he's got a David Fincher-produced Netflix series coming out next month) so I hope this becomes a breakout situation for Shelton whose singing voice is basically all of the coziest parts of a rainy afternoon ("Hear Me Out" is my favorite of 36 Questions' thirteen songs, which are available on Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify).
I'd highly recommend 36 Questions to any musical theater lover and I muy much (Spanish: very much) hope that podcast musicals become a bigger thing. Also, maybe Lin-Manuel Miranda can do the next one, please?
36 Questions can be streamed in full at 36questions.com for zero money.
The above cell phone text messages that I received from my friend Linda this morning overfloweth with things that make me fly. I will list five.
- She mentioned L.A. which reminds me that I'm seeing La La Land at the mall with B and Sid tonight.
- I got to see my favorite picture of my little brother Bryan picking his nose on somebody else's (work) computer screen.
- Linda's daughter is nicknamed after the best kind of mucus.
- Harry Potter World!
I have good friends.