You're in for a scare! The all-star cast recording of Goosebumps The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium – Deluxe Edition releases August 26 via streaming and digital platforms. The new edition includes karaoke tracks for select songs from the musical.
Krystina Alabado (Mean Girls), Tony nominee Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice), Noah Galvin (Dear Evan Hansen), Tony nominee Sheryl Lee Ralph (Dreamgirls), Will Roland (Be More Chill), and Stephanie Styles (Kiss Me, Kate) head the cast with ensemble members Arianny Escalona, Alex Gibson, AJ Lewis, Armenia Sarkissian, Shuba Vedula, and Aika Zabala.
The cast recording was first released October 29, 2021 and found itself at #12 on the Billboard Cast Albums chart and remains the #1 bestseller on Amazon’s Hot New Releases chart, with the song "The Story of The Phantom" going viral on social media platforms. A collectible CD edition was released in June featuring a 32-page booklet with lyrics, synopsis, and never-before-seen photos of the cast.
The musical, which premiered in 2016 at the Todd Wehr Theater in Milwaukee and Portland's Newmark Theatre, concerns Brooke and Zeke, who are starring in a mysterious show called The Phantom and are not frightened by the old legend that the play is cursed. When strange messages start appearing and a masked menace disrupts rehearsals, they begin to wonder if there is a ghost haunting their school, determined to stop the show. The work is set to run in Chicago October 6-November 12 at Merle Reskin Theatre.
The album is produced by Danny Abosch, who also provides arrangements and orchestrations.