Growing up Theatrical: The Home Hour, Episode 62

Sometimes, things that start outside of your home can end up making a big impact on your family life. In this episode of The Home Hour, Meagan and her sister Kathreen discuss the way the musical soundtracks and movie musicals they ravenously consumed while growing up impacted their love of live theatre as teens and adults, as well as why and how the arts can create a richer home and family life and create memories siblings share, even decades later.

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Meagan and Kathreen during a recent trip to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario. (Listen to the episode to find out why Shakespeare isn’t scary!) Plus, Meagan explains why she loves old-school musicals and seeks them out over the newer, trendier shows when she gets a chance to visit Broadway stages (like her recent opportunity to see Tony-award winning An American in Paris, below.)

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Does music, art or theatre play a part in your home culture? Tell us how at hello@thehomehour or in the comments below.  

Header Image: Bahman Farzad, via Flickr Creative Commons


  1. This is making me crazy, where do I find the show notes? I wanted to find the list of all the musicals you talked about… 🙁

    • So sorry Ellen! You FOUND the show notes page but I didn’t do a very comprehensive job on them 🙂 I’ll list the ones I remember and add more to the notes when I have the list all written out.

      West Side Story
      Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
      Mary Poppins

      More as I think of them!

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