Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!

AKarp2013
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 8/27/13 at 05:14pm
So according to Playbill, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" will be getting a cast album recorded by Masterworks and will be released at the end of October. It will feature original cast members Patrick Page, John Cullum and Rusty Ross. It will also apparently feature bonus tracks of cut material.

I am very excited for this and have wanted a recording of this show for a long time especially with Patrick Page who I thought was absolutely fantastic as the Grinch.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas to get Cast Recording
CATSNYrevival
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joined:3/1/04
Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 8/27/13 at 07:35pm
ABOUT FU@#ING TIME!

Santa finally got my list!

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Updated On: 8/27/13 at 07:35 PM
jacobsnchz14
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joined:12/13/06
Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 8/27/13 at 07:43pm
That means we're closer to getting a CRY-BABY recording! lol. jk.

Seriously... I want one.
CATSNYrevival
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 8/27/13 at 07:51pm
This one actually makes financial sense though. Granted, it would have made more sense when the show was on Broadway, but if they continue to tour it and put it up at Madison Square Garden like they did last year, this CD will sell. Not to mention the production in San Diego which has played annually for 15 years. They even have a Grinch gift shop set up across from the theatre with everything Grinch and Dr. Seuss related that you could possibly imagine. Every year customers ask for a CD with music from the show and every year they're told there isn't one. Now there will be.
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AKarp2013
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 8/27/13 at 07:55pm
^^ Exactly. And what really made this more exciting for me was the fact that they have Patrick Page returning which I think was the biggest highlight of the show.
tazber
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 8/27/13 at 07:56pm
Masterworks announced that they had the rights to the cast album almost 2 years ago. I've been waiting for them to announce a release date.
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AEA AGMA SM
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 8/27/13 at 08:00pm
And of course with a cast album it makes it that much easier to start marketing the show for licensing to regional and community theaters.
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CATSNYrevival
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 8/27/13 at 10:54pm
I'm glad Robert Sher is producing it too. I was pretty pleased with his work on the How to Succeed revival recording. The extended Barnes & Noble version is the best with the Overture, Entr'acte, Bows and Exit Music all included. If that was all him that was wonderful. I wish more cast recordings would include all that music.
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anmiller07
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joined:11/15/07
Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 8/28/13 at 05:58am
Isn't "A Christmas Story" playing MSG instead of this? In any case, in really excited for this recording and overjoyed that Page is involved!
Littleshopofcarrie
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 8/28/13 at 06:11pm
Is it touring again this year?
CATSNYrevival
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 8/28/13 at 06:23pm
^Yes. There are dates for 2013 posted on the official website.

http://www.grinchmusical.com/buy-tickets
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CATSNYrevival
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 9/5/13 at 02:43pm
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Updated On: 9/5/13 at 02:43 PM
tazber
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 9/5/13 at 04:24pm
Thanks for the update CATS!

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AKarp2013
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 9/5/13 at 04:59pm
This is the description on Amazon.

"In Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small," decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos. The World Premiere Recording includes cast members from the original Broadway cast and features the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas" from the beloved original animated series, plus a bonus recording of Where Are You Christmas from the live action Grinch movie. With additional music and lyrics by Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason, Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical breathes new life into the timeless story of the true meaning of Christmas."
CATSNYrevival
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 9/5/13 at 05:38pm
lol. Now BWW is reporting on it, but they're calling it an "Original Cast Recording" which it's not.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/HOW-THE-GRINCH-STOLE-CHRISTMAS-Album-Available-For-Pre-Order-20130905
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HeyMrMusic
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 9/5/13 at 05:54pm
Can't wait to hear it! And yes, only the three leads are from the original Broadway company. I guess world premiere recording suits it better.
CATSNYrevival
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 9/30/13 at 02:14pm
Amazon has updated the cover artwork, but still no track list yet.

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AKarp2013
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Posted: 10/10/13 at 07:36pm
A track listing has just been posted. Getting all excited!!! I'm really liking that it includes pretty much the entire thing including Bows and Exit Music. As you said in another post, Santa finally got my wish this year!


1. Overture
2. Fah Who Foraze
3. Who Likes Christmas?
4. This Time Of Year
5. I Hate Christmas
6. Whatchamawho
7. Welcome, Christmas
8. I Hate Christmas Eve (Reprise)
9. It's The Thought That Counts
10. This Time of Year (Reprise)
11. One Of a Kind
12. Down the Mountain
13. Now's the Time
14. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
15. Santa For a Day
16. Stealing Christmas
17. Who Likes Christmas? (Reprise)
18. One of a Kind (Reprise)
19. This Time Of Year (Reprise)
20. Welcome, Christmas (Reprise)
21. Finale
22. Bows
23. Exit Music
24. Once in a Year (Bonus Track)
25. Where are You, Christmas? (Bonus Track)
CATSNYrevival
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 10/11/13 at 06:20pm
Looks like they're including a new Overture and not the creepy musical prelude that opens the show on stage. That's a shame. I love that opening music in the show.
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tdl83
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 10/11/13 at 07:15pm
The opening of the show and it's "spooky" music are on the album as it was in the production.
CATSNYrevival
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Posted: 10/11/13 at 07:47pm
I hope so!
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AKarp2013
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 10/11/13 at 09:23pm
Has there been any additions to the show since Broadway? Such as an overture? Haven't seen this since 2007.
Mattbrain
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 10/11/13 at 09:36pm
Who's playin' Cindy Lou Who?
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AKarp2013
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 10/11/13 at 09:41pm
Masterworks' website has all the information posted. Here's the performers on the album:

The Grinch: Patrick Page
Old Max: John Cullum
Young Max: Rusty Ross
Cindy-Lou Who: Abigail Shapiro
Grandma Who: Jan Neuberger
Grandpa Who: Stuart Zagnit
Mama Who: Tari Kelly
Papa Who: Paul Aguirre
Citizens of Who-ville: Jaimie Beth Barton, William Louis Bailey,
Antoinette DiPietropolo, Joe Dellger, Matt Densky, Tori Feinstein,
Amy Griffin, Liesl Jaye, Kurt Kelly, Candice Nicole, Stefanie O’Connell, Bill Ryall, Peyton Royal, Anette Michelle Sanders, Jamison Stern,
Lilly Tobin, Zara Scott
CATSNYrevival
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 10/11/13 at 09:46pm
AKarp2013, as far as I know the second year it played on Broadway is the final version. That year they cut "Once in a Year" (which is one of the bonus tracks on the CD) and they added a few others including "This Time of Year" and "It's The Thought That Counts." There is no overture in the show. The overture has been written specifically for the CD.
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Mattbrain
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Grinch Getting Cast Album!!!
Posted: 10/11/13 at 09:53pm
Ah so it's Milly of Matilda's sister. Interesting.

(I'm serious, I looked it up).
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