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A perfect musical theatre experience. A Bowler Hat is a song that not only explains the theme of Pacific Overtures but also is one of the best stage songs of all time. Sam Simahk joins Kyle to discuss the history of Japan, how this song works, and try to figure out who Spinoza was.
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We are using three productions to frame our discussion of Pacific Overtures.
The Original Broadway Cast (1976) starring Mako, Isao Sato, Sab Shimono, Yuki Shimoda, and Alvin Ing.
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The Broadway revival (2004) starring BD Wong, Michael K. Lee, Paolo Montalban, Sab Shimono, and Alvin Ing.
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