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Grease Live | A Not-So-Live Recap Podcast


Listen to the Podcast:

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) have beauty school dropped in to talk about Grease Live, Fox’s adaptation of the hit musical!

They talk about performances from lead actors Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit and Vanessa Hudgens, the casting of Boyz II Men as Teen Angel, all of the different music numbers, the “live” factor, a tiny bit about Coach Bunk Moreland, a whole lot about their fellow Eugene, and even a surprising amount of conversation about Jafar from Aladdin. It got a little weird.

Let us know what you think of the podcast in the comments below!

  • Matt Racine

    Grease Live was MUCH better then I expected it too be. It kinda felt like event television. Looking forward to them doing Rocky Horror Picture Show later this year.

  • Kolohe

    Re: acoustics inside vs outside – You guys don’t think there was a *lot* of pre-recorded, pre-mixed audio in the musical numbers?

    • Mike Bloom

      I think there might have been a good amount, though I could also see it being the case where they used little to none (they have to use all those people on and backstage somehow!). But that still doesn’t mean any solo audio would still be easy to finagle if some musical numbers took place outdoors. If you’ve ever seen the Broadway performances they do on The Today Show or Good Morning America, the acoustics are often terrible, even with the actors operating mics.

  • Tina Z. Will

    Really enjoyed the podcast. I was kind of iffy on the production, but mainly because I was one of those who saw the movie when it first came out, when I was 13, so that was my point of reference. I did agree with the takes on the actors, with regard to Keke and Vanessa. And yeah, that final car scene…cheesy. Loved the Jafar references as well.

    For those two songs, “Freddie My Love” and “Those Magic Touches,” those are on the soundtrack album. I believe “Freddie” was a song playing on the jukebox at the ice cream place in the movie and “Changes” was played at the dance by Johnny Casino and the Gamblers.