Austin & Min Write A Musical
By Austin Zumbro & Min Kahng
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Join us every week as we attempt to create a new and original musical! Starting from conception to (hopefully) production, you'll get to listen in on what it's like to build a musical from scratch.
||ExplicitEpisode 2.8 - Season 2 Finale Special!||To commemorate the lack of progress we've made on our musical, we're sharing a song each from other musicals we were able to get produced!||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2.7 - Minisode: Vocal Arrangement||A quick conversation about our experiences with vocal arrangement - musical theatre style!||3/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2.6 - Development Opportunities||The path a musical takes to production can take many forms. In this episode, we discuss new musical theatre development opportunities and what might make sense for our show.||3/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2.5 - A Bit of Music||Finally - you get to hear some music that isn’t our theme song! To help us think about what the score for our musical might sound like, Austin shares a song he wrote for another project.||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2.4 - All About Min||This time, the focus turns to what’s been keeping Min busy - namely, the premiere of his musical ‘Gold: The Midas Musical' which opens in Berkeley this weekend!||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2.3 - All About Austin||We’re so busy with other projects, we decided to share a bit of what else we’re working on. This time, we hear from Austin about his musical based on the popular children’s book ‘Press Here.’||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2.2 - Character Outlines||Say hello to Berk & Tess - our musical's two central characters - as we share profiles of them from our outlining sessions. We also share another international email!||2/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2.1 - A Working Title||We’re back! As a result of some outlining sessions, we are actually able to share a working title for our musical theatre piece. Plus, we answer an email from one of our listeners!||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1.8 - Even MORE Possible Plot Points!||The discussion continues as we flesh out the details of our musical theatre story even more. And perhaps get distracted by conversations about high school, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. Also, FYI - we're taking a "mid-season break" and hope to be back in a few weeks with more AMWAM magic!||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1.7 - Minisode: The Roles We Play||In this special minisode, we have a brief check-in about which hats each of us will wear in writing our musical, and how we might divvy up the workload of book-, music- and lyric-writing.||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1.6 - More Possible Plot Points||We continue our conversation about story construction and what would make for a compelling plot for our musical theatre characters. Topics include privilege, 2-act/3-act story structure, and Min has a lot to say about the Child's Play horror film series.||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1.5 - Possible Plot Points||Things are getting exciting! First, we delve deeper into the responsibility and rigor it takes to create diverse characters in musical theatre. Then, we begin to jump into story elements we think these characters could undergo.||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1.4 - Character Sketching||This week, we dive deeper into the question of "Who are the people in our musical?" We begin to sketch in very rough detail some outlines of who these characters could be, as well as briefly discuss the question of representation in storytelling.||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.3 - World Building||It's time to think through the inner workings of the show's universe. What is this fictional world we are trying to create? What makes it tick and who are the people in it?||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1.2 - Finding Our Premise||After our brainstorming session last week, we start to hone in on the central ideas upon which we can build our musical. Discussions include self-actualization, mundaneness, and a lot of talk about video games!||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1.1 - Brainstorming||In this episode, we brainstorm ideas for writing a brand-new original musical!||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Love hearing my friends do what they do best!
Austin and Min are both incredibly talented writers and composers, and it’s so exciting to get a glimpse into their world! I look forward to every episode!
Awesome View into Writing Musicals!
Listening to Austin and Min’s conversations is endlessly fascinating and entertaining. Can’t wait to see them continue on their musical journey!