There are few names more synonymous with horror than R.L. Stine. For decades, Stine terrified readers to the tune of 400 million copies of Gooosebumps books, making Goosebumps one of the best-selling series of all time. But Goosebumps didn't stay on the page - the Goosebumps franchise birthed television shows, a feature film, and even a musical.
There's a Goosebumps musical?
You bet your spooky socks there is. Goosebumps The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium (based on the book Phantom of the Auditorium) was first performed in 2016, but you don't have to only catch a live production to get in on the fun. In fact, you can bring the fun home with you by either streaming or purchasing the Goosebumps The Musical Original Studio Cast Recording.
What happens in Goosebumps The Musical?
That's a great question! While we don't want to go too deep into spoilers (though here's a synopsis if you really want to know what happens), here's an official tease for the musical to whet your appetite, "In Goosebumps The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium, Brooke and Zeke are thrilled to be starring in a mysterious show called the Phantom, and aren’t the least bit frightened by the old legend that the play is cursed. But when strange, spooky messages start appearing, and a masked menace starts disrupting rehearsals, they begin to wonder: what if there really is a ghost haunting their school, determined to stop the show?! Prepare to get goosebumps as they race to solve the mystery in this thrilling—and chilling—new musical, based on the classic series by R.L. Stine."
Who is behind Goosebumps The Musical?
Goosebumps The Musical was composed by Danny Abosch with lyrics from Abosch and John Maclay. The Goosebumps The Musical cast album was produced by Danny Abosch, who also provided arrangements and orchestrations for the album. And if that album art looks somewhat familiar, you're right - the cover of the album is a new original work from Tim Jacobus, the illustrator of the original Goosebumps art.
Who is in the Goosebumps The Musical cast album's spooky cast?
The Goosebumps The Musical cast album features a star studded cast of actors who you'll recognize from both stage and screen. Here is a list of the actors who star in the Goosebumps The Musical album:
- Krystina Alabado (Mean Girls)
- Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice)
- Noah Galvin (Dear Evan Hansen)
- Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary)
- Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen)
- Stephanie Styles (Kiss Me Kate)
- R.L. Stine **Special Appearance
How do I listen to the Goosebumps The Musical cast album?
Physical media lovers as well as digital streamers are in luck - you can have your own choice of how to listen to the Goosebumps The Musical cast album. You can either buy the physical CD, or you can stream the full album on Ghostlight Records' website, Spotify or Apple Music.
What are the songs you can expect when you're listening to the Goosebumps The Musical cast album?
- A Super Scary Play
- The Legend
- Watch Your Step
- Babbling Brooke
- The Story of The Phantom
- Stay Away
- Is Somebody Down There?
- Understudy Buddy
- The Trapdoor
- My Home Sweet Home
- Opening Night
- One Last Goal
- The Performance
- My Story
- The Phantom Unmasked
- Goosebumps (Reprise)
How great was Goosebumps The Musical?
Pretty darn great, and it has the accolades to prove it! Goosebumps The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium has charted on Billboard, hit #1 on Amazon's 'Hot New Releases' Musicals category, and has gathered more than four million streams on Spotify! Boston radio station WBUR has even called the Goosebumps The Musical "musical theatre's best-kept-secret."