36 Questions Starring #Groffsauce is a Podcast Musical!
Now, THIS is cool.
Composers Ellen Winter and Chris Littler are exploring unchartered territory: musicals that are designed to be listened to as podcasts. Fortunately for us, they have a total triumph on their hands. Their 36 Questions has a contemporary Dear Evan Hansen-like indie rock/pop score and stars the man of all of our dreams: Jonathan Groff (who Lin-Manuel Miranda calls "Groffsauce"). Groff shines along with his co-star, the deliciously voiced Jessie Shelton.
In the musical, a young divorced couple uses a famous psychological questionnaire to try to get to know each other all over again. The score is full of really good radio-ready songs that make you wonder why more contemporary musicals like this aren't on Broadway. The production values are terrific, including really great sound design...which is obviously important for a show you can't watch!
Check out the behind-the-scenes video and listen to the podcast via the button below (or visit the official website here for more ways to listen).