MAD LIBS LIVE! ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING AVAILABLE NOW FOR PURCHASE & STREAMING!
MAD LIBS LIVE! (ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING) has been released by Broadway Records.
The Off-Broadway show and subsequent recording are billed as being "inspired by the iconic 'World’s Greatest Word Game.'
Mad Libs is a phrasal template word game where one player prompts others for a list of words to substitute for blanks in a story, before reading the – often comical or nonsensical – story aloud. The game is frequently played as a party game or as a pastime.
The game was invented in the United States, and more than 110 million copies of Mad Libs books have been sold since the series was first published in 1958.
In Mad Libs Live! "Virtuosa, Gogo, Geyser, and Merrily are four teenagers from Blankville Central High School with little in common, come together to form a singing group to try and win the title, "Teen Superstars!" Set during the live, televised competition, the teens realize that the songs they are about to sing have words missing. The audience is there to help them fill in the blanks, but will it be enough to help them win the competition?"
Mad Libs Live! is clever with a book and lyrics by Robin Rothstein and music by Jeff Thomson. This original Off-Broadway cast recording features Jeanfranco Cardentey, Lindsey Brett Carothers, Max Joseph, Melody Madarasz, Zachary Noah Piser and Santina Umbach and special guest Mike Woods who is NYC FOX5’s Resident Weatherman appearing as Ryan Seablank.
An exuberant, high energy offering that denotes the universal, hyper activity which propels teenagers into adulthood.
When one member of a group with no name is asked for their moniker and responds with "I'm Still Thinking" - that sticks.
This is How It's Going Down is about verbs and adjectives. Friends 4Ever is about the kid in class with no friends who wants to learn how to have a bevy of friends forever.
My (Adjective) (Noun) is the first number than begins in a slower tempo, although still possessing a drum driven, determined undertone. The announcer is distinctive and explains enough of the plot that somebody who hasn't seen the show can understand the CD. Disaster is about someone who acts like a star when they aren't.
This is show for the tween /teen set (and those who grew up as fans of Mad Libs) who should easily relate to the story concept, the social problems presented in the lyrics and the high energy musical beat indicative of teenagers consumed by goofiness and anxiety of growing up.
There is even a booklet comment which will appear oddly strange to those who have never heard of Mad Libs:"All "blanks" on this recording provided by the smelly audiences at New World Stages," which I assume is a reference to the production having opened at that off-Broadway venue on November 2, 2015.
Recorded at Flux Studios, NYC. Mixed at Kontinuous Jams Studios, Youngstown, Ohio. Mastered by Greg Reierson, Rare Form Mastering Tracks produced and orchestrated by Jeff Dave. The booklet contains excellent color photographs by Maggie Richardson.
MAD LIBS LIVE! the official musical inspired by the popular fill-in-the-blanks game, Mad Libs premieres tonight, November 2, at New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street, NYC for a limited run through January 3, 2016.
With an infectious pop score, Mad Libs Live! fully embraces the spirit of the "World's Greatest Word Game" and is the perfect musical for audiences 7 and up who want to stop being serious and start getting goofy! The script and score are full of blanks that are filled in by words contributed by the audience members and selected at random by the actors, ensuring a hilarious and different show every single time!
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Mad Libs Live! Will Record Cast Album
We're totally (adjective) about this news! Grammy-winning producer Michael J. Moritz Jr. and Beautiful original cast member Kevin Duda will produce the off-Broadway cast recording of Mad Libs Live!, the musical adaptation of your favorite childhood pastime. Mad Libs Live!played New World Stages in 2015. The album is set to be released in spring 2017.
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