“Goosebumps The Musical” Opens This Week In Simultaneous World Premiere Productions


Art: First Stage, Scholastic

The World Premiere of “Goosebumps The Musical: Phantom Of The Auditorium“, with Book and Lyrics by John Maclay and Music and Lyrics by Danny Abosch, opens this week at First Stage in Milwaukee, WI, and Oregon Children’s Theatre in Portland, OR. The musical is based on the best-selling Goosebumps series of children’s horror fiction novellas by R. L. Stine, published by Scholastic Publishing. With more than 350 million copies in print, Goosebumps is the number two bestselling children’s book series of all time. The series was also adapted into a television series and 2015 feature film starring Jack Black.

According to the show’s description: “Mysterious events befall the theater and no one can be sure if it’s just coincidence or the work of…The Phantom! Prepare to get “Goosebumps” as the mystery unfolds! This spooky world-premiere musical is based on the beloved series from R.L. Stine.”

The First Stage production is directed by Niffer Clarke and runs at the Todd Wehr Theater through November 13. The cast includes: Carrie Hitchcock, Chris Klopatek, Marie Charles, Charles Kelley, Jake Koch, Chantae Miller, Bradley Nowacek, Georgina Pink, Mallorey Wallace, Cole Winston, Sam Gist, Riley Halpern, Heaven Lucas, Madeline McNichols, Gaby Musickant, Max Pink, Gabe Smith, and Matthias Wong. Understudies include Marques Causey and Lachrisa Grandberry. The Artistic Staff includes: Niffer Clarke (Director/Choreographer); Danny Abosch (Music Director); Martin McClendon (Scenic Designer); Nick Belley (Lighting Designer); Misti Bradford (Costume Designer); Matt Whitmore (Sound Designer); Melissa L. Wanke, Member of Actor’s Equity Association (Rehearsal Stage Manager); Carrie Taylor, Member of Actor’s Equity Association (Calling Stage Manager); and Cassidy Williams (Assistant Stage Manager).

The Oregon production is directed by Artistic Director Stan Foote and runs at the Newmark Theatre through November 20. The cast includes: Katie McClanan, Skylar Derthick, Sophia Takla, Laurie Campbell-Leslie, Andy Haftkowycz, Brendan Long, Josephine McGehee, Emma Stewart, Gabriel Porath, and Xavier Warner. The creative team includes: Stan Foote (Director), Eric Nordin (Musical Director), Kemba Shannon (Choreographer), Kristeen Willis Crosser (Scenic Designer), Emily Horton (Costume Designer), Ian Anderson-Priddy (Lighting Designer), John Berendzen (Sound Designer), and Kaye Blakenship (Props Master).

For tickets, visit the links below:

First Stage – Milwaukee, WI
October 14 – November 13, 2016
Tickets available here: http://www.firststage.org/goosebumps

Oregon Children’s Theatre – Portland, OR
October 22 – November 20, 2016
Tickets available here: http://www.octc.org/goosebumps

Goosebumps The Musical: Phantom Of The Auditorium
Book and Lyrics by John Maclay, Music and Lyrics by Danny Abosch

Orchestrations by Danny Abosch

Produced by special arrangement with GURMAN AGENCY, LLC, New York, NY
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