Happy opening day! The 2018 Major League Baseball season is officially here. I probably care more about baseball and the Blue Jays than I do about film. For the one baseball show this year, I am joined by David Mickey Evans, writer-director of the classic baseball film The Sandlot which is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new collectors edition as well as screenings at a few ballparks around the US. Why has this film stood the test of time? Also, David talks about bleeding Dodger Blue, Kirk Gibson, Maury Wills, Sandy Koufax, who is the best Dodger of all time and their chances for 2018.
It is also the Easter Weekend and in honour of that, NBC is airing Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert! on Sunday, April 1st and starring John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper and Brandon Victor Dixon. The production recently teamed up with Toronto’s own Choir! Choir! Choir! – Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman – to film an epic singalong with the production’s stars. Both Brandon Victor Dixon (Judas Iscariot) and Erik Gronwall (Simon Zealotes) came to Toronto and sang with hundreds of enthusiastic choir folk on St. Patrick’s Day. Erik Gronwall talks about the rehearsal process, winning Swedish Idol, differences between Heavy Metal and Musical Theatre as well as Swedish vs. American TV.