Photo Flash: In the Recording Studio with Laura Osnes, Derek Klena & More for LIKE YOU LIKE IT
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.
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.
A year ago today, Like You Like It played a sold-out, star-filled concert at 54 Below to celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday. Today, the authors are launching a five-week crowdfunding campaign today to cover some completion costs. The link is: http://rkthb.co/55302
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. www.likeyoulikeit.com
Photos by Rebecca Woodman Taylor
Joshua Spencer and Michael Nigro
Lexi Tobin and Hillary Fisher
Composer Dan Acquisto
Bookwriter-Lyricist Sammy Buck
Casting Director Robin Carus
Producer Michael Croiter, Yellow Sound Lab
Production Manager Mackenzie Meeks