Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Musical cast album released

The new cast recording of Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Musical has been released.

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the new cast album on streaming and digital platforms today (Friday, 15 December).

The musical, which features music and lyrics by Michael Mahler and Alan Schmuckler and a book by Kevin Del Aguila, is based on the best-selling book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, in collaboration with 20th Century Studios. Stream or download the album at ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/DiaryofaWimpyKid

The album’s production is spearheaded by Alan Schmuckler, who also contributed orchestrations, along with vocal arrangements by Schmuckler and Michael Mahler. The executive production is handled by Alchemation and produced by Schmuckler and Kevin McCollum.

The cast of Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Musical includes a talented ensemble featuring Michael Deaner, Kai Edgar, Cody Braverman, Crede Cole Cooper, Lily Nicole Tolchin, Sid Kamat, Winter Donnelly, Kylie Kuioka, Corey J, Khadija Sankoh, Samuel Li Weintraub, Colin Trudell, Livvy Marcus, Om Angarkar, Soren Miller, Avery Espiritu, Norbert Leo Butz, Kevin Del Aguila, Sutton Foster and Jessie Mueller..

Set in the challenging world of middle school, the musical follows Greg’s quest to avoid being at the bottom of the popularity chart, navigating through the trials and tribulations of adolescence. The story brings to life Jeff Kinney’s beloved character Greg Heffley, transforming his cartoon diary into a musical full of humour and heart. Audiences will join Greg as he contemplates the value of friendship and the perils of middle school, including the infamous Cheese Touch.

Jeff Kinney, a global best-selling author, has seen his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series translated into 69 languages, selling over 290 million copies worldwide. The series has been a fixture on the New York Times bestseller list for sixteen years, with the latest book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: No Brainer, achieving instant bestseller status upon its release. Additionally, the newest animated movie adaptation, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever, is currently available on Disney+.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Musical originally premiered in 2016 at The Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The show was developed by Alchemation by special arrangement with Buena Vista Theatricals, offering a fresh, musical perspective on the beloved Diary of a Wimpy Kid universe.

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