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Everything You Never Needed to Know About Movies, Music & Theater

Everything You Never Needed to Know About Movies, Music & Theater

By Matthew Garlin
Everything You Never Needed to Know About Movies, Music &Theater is a podcast about everything movies and theater and pop culture. Mr. Matthew Garlin will discuss various topics based on his knowledge and interest. These will be about movies, music and theater shows and the business around the shows. He will have guest periodically. This is also not a family friendly podcast. Rated PG-13 for language
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Everything You Never Needed to Know About Movies, Music & Theater

Top 3 Opening and Closing Scenes in Movies
Heidi and Jen return to discuss opening and closing scenes in movies. 
August 19, 2022
Inside Sherwood Studios: Matthew Garlin's First musical Readings
Mindy Pierce returns to talk to Matt and a special guest star of Travis Bryam to talk about Youthmin and Devil's in the Details, two musicals about to have their first public readings. 
August 05, 2022
Top 10 Disney Songs
Meg Brown returns to talk about Disney songs!!!
July 29, 2022
The Movie Boys Review: NOPE
Chris returns to talk about Jordon Peele's Nope. 
July 26, 2022
Top 5 Sitcom Theme Songs
Jacqueline Tetrault returns for part two of theme songs from TV shows: this time sitcoms!
July 22, 2022
Movies that Inspired Us
Heidi and Jen return to talk about movies that inspired us and made us who we are today. 
July 19, 2022
Top 5 TV Drama Theme Songs
Jacqueline Tetreault returns to the podcast in a three parter talking about TV theme songs/music
July 14, 2022
The Movies Boys Review Elvis, JWD, and Thor Love and Thunder
The movie boys go into depth on the destruction of modern films and the lack of character arcs and stories. 
July 12, 2022
Top 10 Pixar Movies
Meg Brown returns to do part two and discuss top 10 Pixar Movies!
June 17, 2022
Movie Settings You would like to visit
Heidi and Jen Return to talk about movie settings that we would all like to visit
May 23, 2022
Doctor Strange and the Crumbling of the MCU
Chris returns to the podcast to talk about Dr Strange and the dwindling return of the MCU. 
May 18, 2022
Top 10 Animated Disney Movies
Meg Brown joins the show for the first time to talk top 10 disney animated movies
April 23, 2022
Ensemble Comedy Players: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Here is the cast list for the final production Matthew Garlin as The Black Knight/ Concorde/ Denis/ Fourth Villager/ Sir Galahad/ Herald/ Another Monk Mark Logan as Sir Lancelot/ Roger The Shrubber/ Large man/ Second Head/ King Brian/ Andrew Quinney as Sir Robin/ French Taunters/ body/ First Villager/ Stunner/ Second Guard/ Mindy Pierce as The Knights who say Ni/ Dr. Winston/ Tim The Enchanter/ Second villager/ Third Head Sherri Wilcauskas as King Arthur/ Miss Islington/ Cart Driver/ First Head/ Amazing/ Holly Schaff as Sir Bedevere/ Leader of Robin’s Minstrels/ Confused Guard/ First Soldier/ Midget and Crapper Jamie Hennessy as Patsy/ Dr. Piglet/ Lord of Swamp Castle/ Brother Maynard/ Mrs. Historian/ First Advisor Jennifer French as Frank the historian/ Soothsaying Bridgekeeper/ Second Soldier/ Lovely/ Crone/ Second Advisor Emma Kennedy as Zoot and Dingo/ Prince Herbert/ Old woman/ God/ Maiden/ Bors/
April 08, 2022
Inside Sherwood Studios: Kyla Stewart & Charles Lee
Kyla and Charles join the podcast to talk about the upcoming premiere of The Diary of Perpetua.
April 08, 2022
Inside Sherwood's Studios: Leah Rose Fisher & Nooshig Salvador
Leah and Nooshig come on the podcast to discuss the upcoming Diary of Perpetua movie premiere.
April 07, 2022
Top 5 Double Feature Night
Heidi and Jen return to talk about a original double feature night recommendations!
April 05, 2022
Inside Sherwood Studios: Ty O'Donnell & Nathan Weller
Ty and Nate discuss their upcoming film Diary of Perpetua
April 02, 2022
Live Episode: Oscars 2022 and the Movie Business
Chris and Jon come back on the podcast to discuss the Oscars but also the landscape of the movie business. 
April 01, 2022
Inside Sherwood Studios: Amelia Smith
We talk to Amelia Smith about the Diary of Perpetua film. 
March 30, 2022
Inside Sherwood Studios: Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson gets interviewed concerning The Diary of Perpetua 
March 29, 2022
Inside Sherwood Studios: Jasmine Myers
Jasmine Myers returns to discuss her debut film!!!!!
March 18, 2022
Dream Casting: Dr. Strangelove
Heidi and Jen return to discuss dream casting Dr. Strangelove....with muppets!!!!
March 14, 2022
Inside Sherwood Studios: Jackie Freyman Actress/Writer
For a special episode, Matthew sits down with Jackie Freyman for a deep dive into her career so far.
March 04, 2022
Non romantic scene
Heidi and Jen come on to talk about their favorite cringy and and non romantic scenes and movies
February 23, 2022
Top 10 Taylor Swift
Jacqueline Tetrault returns to the podcast to talk about Taylor Swift songs!!!
February 14, 2022
Ensemble Comedy Players: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Here is the cast list Matthew Garlin as Mr. Fox/ Petey Emma Kennedy as Felicity Fox/ Reporter Andrew Quinney as Clive Badger/ Pilot Mindy Pierce as Franklin “Frank” Bean/ Linda Otter Holly Schaff  as Kylie/ Walter “Walt” Boggis Jamie Hennessy as Rat/ Coach Skip/ Beaver’s son Jennifer French as Ash Fox/ Mouse Chelsea Levine as Weasel/ Kristofferson Raechel Segal as Agnes/ Nathan “Nate” Bunce/ Mrs. Bean/ Mole
February 10, 2022
Top 5 Romantic Scenes in movies
Jen and Heidi return to the podcast for some romance. 
February 05, 2022
Top 10 Four Seasons Songs
Jackie Freyman returns to the podcast to talk about Frankie Valli and the Four seasons
January 17, 2022
Movies We Want Our Kids to See
Jen and Heidi return to talk about movies that we want to show our kids when they are ready
January 09, 2022
Ensemble Comedy Players: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
CAST LIST Matthew Garlin as Clark Griswold Sr/ Bill/ Lead SWAT Officer Andrew Quinney as Eddie Johnson/ Frank Shirley Mark Logan as Clark Griswold Sherri Wilcauskas as Frances Smith/ Margo Chester Ann Marie King as Bethany/ Nora Griswold Raechel Segal as Audrey Griswold/ Ruby Sue Mindy Pierce as Russ Griswold/ Todd Chester/ Art Smith Jennifer French as Ellen Griswold/ Mary/ Jamie Hennessy as Catherine Johnson/ Helen Shirley
December 17, 2021
Ensemble Comedy Players: Love Actually
CAST LIst Matthew Garlin as Billy Mack/ David/ Peter/ Tony Andrew Quinney as Rufus/ Daniel/ Colin/ Michael/ John/ Mr. Trench Mark Logan as Harry/ Jamie/ Mark/ Karl/ Sherri Wilcauskas as Karen/ Mary/ Judy/ Stacey Raechel Segal as Aurelia/ Natalie/ Mia/ Jeannie/ Carol Mindy Pierce as Joe/ Sam/ US President/ Carla Jamie Hennessy as Juliet/ Sarah/ Joanna/ Carol-Anne/ Jamie’s Girlfriend
December 15, 2021
LIVE EPISODE: Tribute to Stephen Sondheim
LIVE EPISODE: Tribute to Stephen Sondheim Matthew hosts a live episode featuring an appearance by Lisa San Pascual Ober
December 01, 2021
Dream Casting: The Tempest
Heidi and Jen join Matt in dream casting The Tempest with Jim Henson's Muppets. 
November 21, 2021
Hercules: Zero to Hero
Jackie Returns to talk about Hercules the Disney animated movie!
November 03, 2021
Top 5 Book to Film Adaptation
Heidi and Matt welcome Jen to the podcast to talk about book to film adaptation. 
November 01, 2021
Ensemble Comedy Players: Young Frankenstein
Ensembe Comedy Players Matthew Garlin as Harold, the blind man/ Beaufort Frankenstein/ second gravedigger/ fourth villager/Inspector Kemp Mark Logan as Frederick Frankenstein/ Cornelius Walden/ Andrew Quinney as Igor/ Herr Falkstein Mindy Pierce as The Monster/ Medical Student/ Sherri Wilcauskas as Frau Blucher/ Carlson/ German Boy/ Holly Schaff as Inga/ Agatha/ Wolfman Jamie Hennessy as Walter/ Henrich/ Old violinist/ Executioner/ Third Villager Raechel Segal as Elizabeth/ Anastasia/ Dracula/ First Gravedigger/ six year old girl/ Second villager
November 01, 2021
Top 10 Awesome Characters in Movies
Heidi comes on the show for the first time and joins Matt to talk about the top ten awesome characters in movies. 
October 20, 2021
Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy
Jacqueline Tetrault returns to discuss the final part of the Skywalker Saga: the Sequel Trilogy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
October 15, 2021
Ensemble Comedy Players: AIRPLANE
Cast List Matthew Garlin as Steve McCroskey/ Roger Murdock/ voiceman Mark Logan as Ted Striker/ Newscaster Andrew Quinney as Johnny Henshaw-Jacobs/ Jim Hammen/ Dr. Brody Mindy Pierce as Capt. Clarence Oveur/ First Krishna Sherri Wilcauskas as Randy/ Joey Hammen/ Young boy with coffee/ Lisa Davis Holly Schaff as Capt Rex Kramer/ Nun/ LT. Hurwitz Jamie Hennessy as Mrs. Hammen/ Jive lady/ Young girl with coffee/ Mrs. Geline Jennifer French as Dr. Rumack/ Man in taxi/ Voicelady/ Mrs. Linda Oveur Emma Kennedy as Elaine Dickinson/ Mrs. Kramer
October 13, 2021
Star Wars: Original Trilogy
Jackie returns to talk about Star Wars the original trilogy
August 20, 2021
Interview with Matthew Garlin and Mindy Pierce
Mindy Pierce interviews Matthew Garlin concerning Curtain Call and Woods. 
August 04, 2021
Top 10 1980s songs from movie soundtracks
Andrew Quinney returns to countdown soundtrack songs from the 1980s
August 01, 2021
Nostalgia Vs Movie
Amelia returns to talk tear jerking scenes from Disney movies 
July 29, 2021
Top 10 Green Day
Rachel returns to talk about Green Day songs!!!!
June 25, 2021
Barenaked Ladies the Band!!
Kathy Bedard returns to talk about one of her favorite bands. 
May 29, 2021
Top 10 Blues Traveler Songs
Jen French comes onto the podcast for the first time to talk about the top ten Blues Traveler songs
May 11, 2021
Top 10 Queen Songs
Jackie Freyman returns to talk her favorite Queen songs.
May 06, 2021
May the Fourth Be With You
Jackie comes on the show to discuss the prequel trilogy as part one of the deep dive into Star Wars
May 04, 2021
Top Ten Chick flicks
Jamie joins Matt for the first time to talk about chick flicks. 
April 27, 2021
Top 10 I WANT Songs
Cason returns to talk about the I Want Songs from musicals. 
April 26, 2021
Tribute to Jim Steinman
Tribute to Jim Steinman!
April 21, 2021
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jacqueline Tetrault comes back onto the podcast to talk about Jesus Christ Superstar.
April 20, 2021
Fan Fiction Writing
Jacqueline Tetrault discusses her fan fiction stories and celebrates her anniversary of writing fan fiction!!!
April 20, 2021
Top 10 John Williams Scores
Andrew Quinney returns to talk about John Williams scores from movies!
April 15, 2021
Top 10 Elton John Songs
Chris Rose returns to the podcast to talk about his favorite Elton John songs!
April 08, 2021
Top 10 Songs from Obscure Musicals
Amelia comes back for part two talking about Obscure musicals 
March 26, 2021
Top 10 Obscure Musicals
Amelia returns to the podcast to talk about her favorite Obscure musicals
March 18, 2021
St. Patty's Live Episode!!!!
Matt is joined by Jacqueline Tetrault to discuss top 10 Irish/Celtic inspired songs!!!!! Recorded Live last night!!!! Also featuring Ann Marie King singing Danny Boy at the beginning and the end!!!!
March 17, 2021
When Harry Met Sally: Screenplay Reading
Andrew Quinney as Harry Ann Marie King as Sally Jacki Carlson as Marie Matthew Garlin as Jess/ Joe/ Ira Stone Victoria Isotti as Amanda Reese/ Female customer/ multiple married couples being interviewed Nika Shakhmuradova as Alice/ Helen Hillson/ multiple married couples being interviewed Singer with It Had to Be You and When or Where: Ann Marie King
March 15, 2021
The Princess Bride: Screenplay Reading
Jacki Carlson as Wesley Jacqueline Tetreault as Princess Buttercup/ Grandson Jackie Freyman as Count Rugen/ Ancient Booer Amanda O’Donnell as Mother/ Humperdink Andrew Quinney as Vizzini/ Yellin Mindy Pierce as Fezzik/ Assistant Brute Matthew Garlin as Inigo Montoyo James Caferella as Grandfather/ King Rachel Curran as Valerie/ Impressive Clergy Lauren Dumont as Miracle Max/ Albino Annie Breslin as Queen/ Stage Directions
March 04, 2021
The Princess Bride and just pure fun and entertainment
Jackie comes back to the podcast to talk about The Princess Bride in this Part One of two with the second part being the script reading of the Princess Bride. 
March 04, 2021
The Exorcist and the beginnings of new horror films
Jon Bishop comes on the show for the first time to talk about the Exorcist and the impact it had on films in general
February 23, 2021
Top 10 Jonathan Larson songs
Carson returns to the podcast to talk about her favorite topic: Jonathan Larson!
February 17, 2021
Casablanca: Screenplay Reading
Join us for a reading on the screenplay of Casablanca. Here is the cast list: Matthew Garlin as Rick Blaine/ Narrator/ second man/ Nika Shakhmuradova as Ilsa Lund/ European (Pickpocket)/ refugee/ Andrew Quinney as Captain Louis Renault/ Conspirator/ man with two women/ Jennifer French as Major Heinrich Strasser/ Police officer/ waiter/ Emil/ Victoria Isotti as Signor Ferrari/ Civilian/ Colonel Heinze/ Moor/ Carl/ Damien LaCount as Victor Laszio/ Englishman/ waiting man/ Abdul/ German/ Sacha Anetta Rauf as Signor Ugarte/ Englishwoman/ waiting woman/ second woman/ Yvonne Ann Marie King as Sam/ Second Police officer/ Annina Brandel/ Captain Tonelli/ First woman/ Berger
February 12, 2021
Murder by Death
Matt invites Jackie Freyman to the podcast to talk about Murder by Death
February 11, 2021
Top 10 Billy Joel Songs
Matt invites Rachel back to the show to discuss the Billy Joel Songs
February 10, 2021
Unproduced Hollywood
Matt invites Andrew Quinney back to talk about ten unproduced movies by great directors. 
February 09, 2021
We Know the Way to Moana
Matt invites Jackie back for the first time in 2021 to discuss Moana.
February 08, 2021
Top 10 Jim Steinman Songs
Matt invites Chris Rose back to discuss their favorite Jim Steinman songs.
January 28, 2021
TOP 10 Broadway Musical Opening Numbers
Carson returns to talk about her favorite opening numbers with Matt
January 28, 2021
Matt invites Rachel to the podcast to discuss their favorite top ten Oingo Boingo songs!
January 27, 2021
Dr. Strangelove and Goodbye 2020
Matthew invites the listeners to a reading of the screenplay of Dr. Strangelove CAST: Jennifer French as President Merkin Muffley/ LT. Lothar Zogg Matthew Garlin as General Buck Turgidson Mindy Pierce as Major T. J “King” Kong/ Colonel Bat Guano Andrew Quinney as Group Captain Lionel Mandrake/ Dr. Strangelove James Cafarella as Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper Rachel Curran as Soviet Ambassador Alexei De Sadeski/ Miss Scott Lauren Dumont as Captain Ace Owens/ Staines
January 05, 2021
Alexander Hamilton!!! (Part 2 of 2)
Matthew invites back to the podcast Amelia to talk about Hamilton the musical in this two parter.
December 30, 2020
Alexander Hamilton!!! (Part 1 of 2)
Matthew invites back to the podcast Amelia to talk about Hamilton the musical in this two parter. 
December 30, 2020
It's a Wonderful life and podcast
Jackie returns to talk It's a wonderful life as well as talk the hero's journey.
December 23, 2020
It Feels Like Christmas with Muppet Christmas Carol
Matthew invites Kathy back to talk about Muppet Christmas Carol. 
December 23, 2020
Inside Sherwood Studios: Matthew Garlin Storyteller
For a change of pace, Jackie interviews Matt Garlin about his career so far...
December 01, 2020
Top 10 Tom Waits Songs
Matthew invites his friend Jon Workman to come on to the show and they talk Tom Waits Songs and their love of this cult underground maverick. 
November 28, 2020
Matthew invites back Carson to countdown their top 10 track one lists from albums. 
November 27, 2020
Matthew invites back Chris Rose to discuss their favorite love songs as Chris just got engaged. 
November 25, 2020
Inside Sherwood Studios: Jacqueline Tetrault Actress/ Writer
Matthew invites his friend Jackie to sit down with him and discuss her career so far. 
November 20, 2020
Inside Sherwood Studios: Kathy Bedard: Actress/Director
Matthew invites Kathy Bedard back for an in depth conversation of her career, so far. 
November 17, 2020
The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the beauty and music and the Architecture
Jackie returns to talk about The Hunchback of Notre Dame as well as the music, the architecture.
November 16, 2020
Top 5 Movies to Watch Around Halloween
Andrew Quinney joins Matt for the First time to talk about the top 5 movies they both love to watch around Halloween. 
October 30, 2020
Nightmare Before Christmas and what people didn't get
Matthew is joined by his friend Kathy Bedard to speak about Nightmare Before Christmas and it's initial failure and eventual cult status.
October 23, 2020
Beauty and the Beast and it's original impact
Amelia returns to the podcast to discuss her favorite Disney Movie with Matt and its impact. 
October 13, 2020
Matthew is joined by his friends and colleagues Amanda Hurley and Ann Marie King to announce a big project that is going to be released soon!!!
October 08, 2020
Godspell and the interpretation of two directors
Amelia is invited back to the podcast to talk about Godspell and how she and Matthew both approached the show when each was directing their own version. 
October 02, 2020
Just Get Over It: The Final Live Playreading
When a broken up couple finds themselves stuck in a hotel room during a big storm, they deconstruct their relationship and why it failed. Written by Matthew Garlin Starring Anetta Rauf as Jessica Damien LaCount as David
September 27, 2020
Hadestown and the artist as an idealist
Jackie is welcome back to the show to talk about Hadestown and the impact of the artist in an ever changing world. 
September 24, 2020
Top Ten Third Tracks of Albums
Matthew invites Carson back to do a top ten list for the third tracks off of albums. 
September 21, 2020
RDJ has a solo album!!!!!
Matthew is back by himself to talk about one of his favorite albums The Futurist by Robert Downey Jr. He takes a deep dive on all the tracks on the album. 
September 17, 2020
Come From Away and a reflection of 9/11 and the aftermath
Matthew invites Jackie back to the podcast to talk about the musical Come From Away as well as 9/11 and their experience with it and the aftermath it left. 
September 11, 2020
Jasmine Myers and Still Small Theatre Interview
Matthew welcomes his friend Jasmine Myers on for a change in the format to have an in depth interview about her inspiration, her training, and then her career so far as well as to promote Prophet Project which will have a live youtube screening with a Q&A afterwards!
August 27, 2020
The Birdcage and advances in movies for the LGBTQ Community in the 90's
Matthew finally welcomes Chris to talk about their favorite movie The Birdcage and the impact of homosexual characters in a mainstream movie with brilliant talent. 
August 23, 2020
Curtain Call: A Live Radio Play
When a first time playwright finally gets a chance to have her work performed, she doesn't expect the egos and hilarity that ensues in this comedy drama.  Starring Mindy Pierce, Jennifer Onello, Anetta Rauf, Lauren Dumont, Andrew Quinney and Damien LaCount. Written by Matthew Garlin Original directed for Acting Out Theater Company in Lawrence, MA by Jodie Putnam
August 21, 2020
Newsies and the merits of real Journalism
Matthew invites his friend Jacqueline Tetrault, a writer herself, to discuss the musical Newsies but also discuss the difference between professional journalism and citizen journalism. 
August 14, 2020
And the Oscar Goes To: a live playreading
When two estranged brothers find an oscar amongst their dearly departed mother's things, animosities come back. Starring Andrew Quinney, Janey Pohli, Phil Curcuru, Fernando Barbosa, and Jackie Freyman. Written by Matthew Garlin with original concept by Andrew Quinney.
August 09, 2020
Mary Poppins and what it means to us
Amelia is welcomed back to discuss Mary Poppins and its impact on her and Matthew.
August 09, 2020
RENT: The musical that defined the 90's
Matthew Garlin welcomes his friend, Carson to discuss Jonathan Larson and RENT and the impact it had on the 90's.
August 05, 2020
Woods: A live play reading on zoom
An original full length play Written by Matthew Garlin Starring: Keegan Hannon, Eric Cheung, Ann Marie King, William Spreadbury, Jackie Freyman, and Shannon Shaffer. 5 friends: two couples and 1 single man go on a camping trip and they reflect on the effect each of them has had on their lives and their relationships with each other and others. 
July 30, 2020
How Do You Know: A Radio Play of a One Act Play
How Do I know, an original play is performed audio only. Written by Matthew Garlin and starring Amelia Smith and Matthew Garlin.  A young couple waiting for when the wife is going to deliver their first child, question if they are going to be good parents. 
July 26, 2020
Jane Eyre and it's impact on our lives
Matthew invites his first guest of Amelia Smith, actor and director of Still Small Theatre, to talk about their favorite underrated musical: Jane Eyre by Paul Gordon and John Caird. 
July 24, 2020
Shrek and Why it shouldn't exist.
Matthew does a deep dive into the musical based on the movie Shrek and why it shouldn't be a musical or exist. 
July 14, 2020
Pet Sounds and the brilliance of Brian Wilson
Matt goes into detail track by track of Pet Sounds and discusses the production, impact and personal love of the album.
July 09, 2020
A Christmas Gift: A Radio Play
This episode is a little bit different, it's a radio play of a live zoom playreading of an original work by Matthew Garlin. It stars Chris Rose, Ann Marie King, Andrew Quinney, Shannon Shaffer, Kathy Bedard, and Richie DeJesus. It's about a man who wants to ask his girl to marry him and hilarity ensues. (C) 2020 copyright by Sherwood entertainment inc.
July 08, 2020
Lincoln and it's history and importance.
Matthew breaks down the long in development Lincoln Movie and it's impact on today's history and world
July 05, 2020
Les Miz and its importance to my life
Matthew breaks down the history of Les Miz and how it inspired him to work in theater
June 30, 2020
What to expect
Matthew Garlin gives a breakdown on what to expect on the podcast
June 30, 2020
Welcome! and be ready to come along for the ride!!!!!!
June 29, 2020