Aug 14, 2019

"Come Play Wiz Me" from Anyone Can Whistle

Putting It Together

Putting It Together
My return to Putting It Together to discuss a very strange song from a very strange show.

Come Play Wiz Me – Anyone Can Whistle (with Eric Matthew Richardson)

Kyle's ability to do a French accent isn't very good. But this song, Come Play Wiz Me, is a fascinating example of pastiche. It's a musical style in which Stephen Sondheim is well known for. Eric Matthew Richardson returns to offer his expertise on that, plus gives a bunch of references ranging from Shakespeare to Monty Python.

About Putting It Together

This is a podcast about Stephen Sondheim's entire body of work show by show and song by song. Each week Kyle Marshall invites an expert to discuss a Sondheim song in-depth. Together they discover the humour, how the songs inform character, and any hidden meanings. Most importantly they try to understand the man behind the music, the Shakespeare of our time, as best they can.

You can start from the beginning, or you can jump to your favourite song. Comments, questions, and suggestions are welcome at

Keep up to date with Putting It Together by following Kyle on his social media channels:

★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Send feedback to

Putting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.

Recorded at Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a public production studio located in downtown Calgary, Alberta. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at