"Lyons is not only the warm and affable host of one of the Scenesaver Theater Clubs. She’s also the curator of Filmed Live Musicals, a trove of currently (and legally) available filmed musicals as well as an accompanying podcast and weekly Thursday newsletter (free) in which she provides a comprehensive overview of currently available streaming options involving musicals (including, incredibly, virtually available high school productions; how she finds time to suss these out and profile them is beyond me). A native Australian who now lives in New Jersey after having also lived in Britain, Lyons brings a comprehensive, informed, and distinctly internationalist perspective to her selections and assessments. Bottom line: Lyons loves and knows musicals (she’s also an accomplished vocalist). What’s not to like?" Mike Fischer, Forward Theater Virtual Arts Guide
Did you wear out your VHS ofInto the Woodson Broadway? Do you love Hamiltonon Disney Plus? Do you obsessively watch Legally Blondeand wish there were more captures of live stage musicals?
Luisa is the creator of Filmed Live Musicals, a site dedicated to cataloging stage musicals that have been (legally) filmed and made available to the public. The site features a searchable database with info on over 180 musicals from Broadway to the West End and everywhere in between. It was selected by Forward Theater's Mike Fischer as one of The Top 5 Streaming Guides of 2020-21.
Filmed Live Musicals also features a bi-monthly podcast which was nominated for Best Podcast at the 2021 Sydney Web Fest. Past podcast guests include include Tony nominees Brenda Braxton and Paul Gordon, Emmy nominee Kenneth Ferrone, artistic director Sheldon Epps, and West End/Broadway producer Jay Kuo. In addition to American creatives, interviewees include artists from Australia, the Philippines, Singapore, Canada, the UK, and Ukraine.