STAGE TUBE: Derek Klena Talks LIKE YOU LIKE IT Studio Cast RADcording and More

By: May. 12, 2015
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LIKE YOU LIKE IT, the award-winning musical based on the Bard's As You Like It set at a mall in the 1980s, recently wrapped vocal recordings on the upcoming Studio Cast RADcording, coming from Broadway Records this fall. Click below to go behind the scenes with Derek Klena (who stars as Orlando) and more!

This video features clips and photos from past productions at Theatre Under The Stars, Broadway Workshop, The Gallery Players, Village Theatre Kidstage, Western Michigan University, Cardiff International Theatre Festival, NYU.

With music by Daniel S. Acquisto and words by Sammy Buck, the studio cast features Alison Luff (Matilda, Ghost, Wicked National Tour), Derek Klena (Diner, Dogfight, Carrie), Patti Murin (Lysistra Jones, Xanadu), Robin De Jesus(In the Heights, Wicked), Nick Cearley ("The Skivvies," Pageant), Bonnie Milligan (Kinky Boots 1st National Tour),Kate Rockwell (Rock of Ages, Bring It On), Sam Underwood (Fox's "The Following") and Lesli Margherita (Matilda), with a special bonus track of a song cut from the show, performed by Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde) and Nathan Johnson (Like You Like It at The Gallery Players).

The ensemble features Elisabeth Ness (Redheads Anonymous), Chandler Reeves (Unlock'd), Aaron Riesebeck, Emily Rogers (Unlock'd) and Patrick Shelton. Students from groups such as Broadway Workshop, the 1214 Foundation and Kidz Theater perform as a special teen ensemble in a song written specifically for the Like You Like It High School Edition: Hillary Fisher, Michael Nigro (Sound of Music Live!), Joshua Spencer and Lexi Tobin (A Rockin Midsummer Night's Dream). Michael Croiter of Yellow Sound Lab produces. Music direction is by Beth Falcone. Casting is by Robin Carus.

All the world's a mall in Like You Like It, a totally awesome blend of As You Like It and the John Hughes movies of the 1980s. The winner of Best Musical at the 2009 NY Innovative Theatre Awards for the lauded Gallery Players production and a festival favorite in the inaugural NYMF, Like You Like It has been performed extensively in regional theaters, festivals, colleges and high schools, and is soon to be published by Playscripts, Inc.