Ever wonder what a performer is thinking as they sing an opening number for the millionth time? Or what it might be like to sing a love song to a co-star they hate? Songwriter Alexander S. Bermange has taken those concepts to an extreme in his musical revue I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical, now streaming through May 12, 2021 on KingsHeadTheatre.com. Today Bermange joins the BGP fam to share how a background in musical theatre and comedy led him to create a love letter to musicals that “takes the mickey out” of it in an endearing way. And as a special bonus to this episode, you can hear one of the songs from the show at the end of this episode, so stick around after the interview!
- I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical rocks our socks off. Click here to stream it before it closes on May 12th!
- You know what else rocks our socks off? King’s Head Theatre. Make sure to check out their whole “Plays on Film” series beyond I Wish My Life…
- Our favs: Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cameron Mackintosh, Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber, A Chorus Line, Michael Bennett, Charlotte O’Rourke, Mamma Mia!, Lucas Rush, Luke Bayer, Charlotte Anne Steen
- Special thanks to Peachy Corners Cafe and Roam for being the best editing offices.
- BGP would not be possible without behind-the-scenes team members Thomas Fuller and Elise Friderich.
For the budding theatre fans
For the fangirls
For the die-hards
My American listeners to this might wonder, as I did, what “taking the mickey” means. “To take the mickey out of” something means to make fun of it, from what I can gather.
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