Happy Hour #50: A Warble In The Woods - ‘Into The Woods’

Happy 50th Annibirthary to Jim and Tomic’s Musical Theatre Happy Hour! In honour of this monumentous occasion, the gang have chosen to discuss one of musical theatre’s most beloved shows - ‘Into the Woods.’ The lads discuss what makes this some of Sondheim’s best writing, muse on low-budget Milky Whites and ponder what makes Sondheim shows just so bloody good. They also tease a brand new segment kicking off in honour of the 50th celebrations! Wish no more, it’s here!

Into the Woods (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

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Show Notes

Fancy some Musical Mash nostalgia? Check out Tommy’s first ever video - all about Into the Woods!

Fancy some (less nostalgic) asinhendrix nostalgia? Have a swatch at Jimi’s first YouTube video!

We’re best friends with her now, but he’s the source of our quiz question! Joanna Gleason trimming the tree with Susan Blackwell. Bliss.

If you’re a writer, reading ‘Into the Woods’ by John Yorke is a vital step in your development.

Are you obsessed with what happened After Ever After too? Let Jon Cozart spell it out for you!

If you want to know Tommy’s opinions on which Witch is which, have a look at his Miscast Witches video! If you want to know Jimi’s opinions, tweet him!

If you’ve never seen the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of Into the Woods, check it out now! In the meantime you can watch Hannah Waddingham’s stunning rendition of Children Will Listen here.

Is this the best Witch transformation ever? We’ll invite you to show us a better one!

And speaking of drag queen transformations, check out this Elsa reveal!

If you want to see something cute as heck, check out Tommy in the biggest hat ever as Jack in Into the Woods!  

Tell us about your production of Into the Woods! Did you do anything funky? Did you use any of the alternatives? Was your HS the one to do Into the Woods in space? Head over to Reddit and tell us all about it!

Below is Jimi’s ‘favourite’ low-budget Milky White. It’s really the stuff of nightmares. What’s yours?


Speaking of the stuff of nightmares, no one can explain this one man rendition of Your Fault.

If you’d like to support the podcast on Patreon we would be absolutely honoured. Check out our page here!

We’re going to be celebrating our 50th birthday over on Twitter all week. Come and join us!

Also if you’d like to, feel free to send us an email at jimandtomic@gmail.com!

Finally, we just want to send out one more whopping great thank you for listening to our little show. We wouldn’t have got anywhere near 50 episodes without you so this Bud’s for you, babe!


One of the co-collaborators on this musical has worked with a laundry list of famous musical theatre names: Lin Manuel Miranda, Jeremy Jordan, Ramín Karimloo, Betsy Wolfe, Annaleigh Ashford, and Sierra Boggess…but not in the way you think. What show?

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