Broadway Kids Jam Releases A 'Candy Store' Jam From HEATHERS THE MUSICAL
Broadway Kids Jam has released their latest jam, "Candy Store" from the Off Broadway and soon to be West End musical, Heathers. The "Candy Store" jam features Joshua Turchin (The Pill, TrevorLIVE LA, A Christmas Story the Musical), Molly Richardson (Matilda), Mckayla Twiggs (Anastasia, Les Miserables, Once), and Sami Bray (1984, How the Grinch Stole Christmas).
Broadway Kids Jam's Molly Richardson was so excited for this jam following the success of their Mean Girls Jam. "I recently started listening to the Heathers soundtrack and I knew we had to do a jam. It was a perfect follow-up to our Mean Girls jam, because it explores some of the same themes."
Broadway Kids Jam founder and music director Joshua Turchin loves the music from the show, but realized he would need to make a cut to keep the material appropriate for all ages of their viewers, listeners and jammers. Turchin says, "Candy Store is so much fun to play and perform, and it's really catchy. I wanted to make sure that everyone could listen to it without worrying about the more adult language and themes." Turchin added, "We are all a little too young to be in the show now, but maybe by the time it comes to Broadway, we will all be just right for it!"
The "Candy Store" jam is available to watch below:
Heathers ran at New World Stages from March 21, 2014- August 4, 2014. The music, books and lyrics are by Laurence O' Keefe and Kevin Murphy. The producers included: Hasty Pudding Presents, Andy Cohen, Andy Fickman, J. Todd Harris, Kevin Murphy, Laurence O'Keefe, Amy Powers, Jamie Bendell, Bruce Bendell, Scott Benson, Scott Prisand, Big Block Entertainment, Michael Paesano, Bernard Abrams & Michael Speyer / Stage Ventures, Katie Leary / Vineyard Point Productions, Bill Prady, and Karen J. Lauder. The musical is based on the screenplay by Daniel Waters. Heathers was directed by Andy Fickman. Sets were by Timothy R. Mackabee; costumes by Amy Clark; lighting by Jason Lyons; sound by Jonny Massena; hair / wigs / makeup by Leah Loukas and arrangements and orchestrations by Laurence O'Keefe & Ben Green. The music director was Dominick Amendum, the choreographer was Marguerite Derricks and the production stage manager was Ritchard Druther.
The London presentation of Heathers is currently running at London's Other Palace Theater. The production opened June 9 and will be running until August 4. The cast includes: Carrie Hope Fletcher, Jodie Steele, T'Shan Williams, Sophie Isaacs,
Jamie Muscato, Jenny O'Leary, Dominic Andersen, Chris Chung, and Rebecca Lock. Early July, it was announced that the production directed by Andy Fickman, choreography by Gary Lloyd, sets and costumes by David Shields, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, and sound design by Dan Samson will be transferring to London's West End at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. The production is a limited engagement which is expected to run from the limited engagement is currently scheduled to run through September 3 through November 24, 2018.
Broadway Kids Jam features kids from various Broadway shows, Broadway national tours, movies, TV shows, animated series and commercials who love to jam and make music.
In addition to their Heathers Jam, other songs from Broadway Kids Jam include "Two Player Game" from the new musical Be More Chill; "Remember Me" from the movie Coco; a "Mean Girls Jam" from the Broadway musical Mean Girls; "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now" from Hairspray; "What You Own" from Rent; "Pure Imagination" from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; "Waiting for Life" from Once on this Island, "Frozen Medley" featuring songs from Frozen; "Opening Up" from Waitress; "Sincerely, Me" from Dear Evan Hansen; "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman; "Imagine" from John Lennon and the Broadway musical Lennon; "Waving Through A Window" from Dear Evan Hansen; "Don't Stop Believin' from Journey and the Broadway musical Rock of Ages; "Seasons of Love" from the Broadway musical Rent; "Prologue" from the hit Broadway musical Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 starring Josh Groban, and more with more to come. Videos are available on the Broadway Kids Jam YouTube channel.
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