Auburn Jam Records and National Youth Music Theater are delighted to release the original recording of PRODIGY, the new musical from Jake brunger and Pippa Claire, commissioned and developed by NYMT for its first production at the St James Theater in August 2015.
The recording will be released on Monday, July 25, with CDs available for pre-order now on prodigy.auburnjam.co.uk, and digital copies available for download through all major online retailers from the date of release.
The story follows the behind-the-scenes drama of teenage hormones and parental pressure, when five finalists come together to compete to be Britain’s best new classical music star. With a live televised finale looming, emotions run high and we see everything from bitter vendettas to unexpected romance, as to which of the contestants will rise to the top and be crowned the winner.
Jake brunger and Pippa Claire, the writing team behind Leicester Curve’s acclaimed production of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, has been hailed by The Stage as “one of musical theater’s most dynamic writing partnerships”. They are particularly excited to release their first original recording with PRODIGY, which was written and developed in close collaboration with the cast of 27 young people aged 11-23, from across the UK, with more than half of the cast in actor. musician roles:
“The original cast of PRODIGY is an exceptional group of actors and musicians, and we can’t wait to see where their careers take them next – they are simply the stars of the future. We are delighted to have captured this special moment in their lives – and ours too – on this cast recording. It is to them, and our impeccable creative team, that we owe all our love and thanks. ” – Jake brunger & Pippa Claire
The original production at the St James Theater reunited under the direction of Kate golledge, with musical direction by Candida Caldicot and choreography by Darragh O’Leary.
The team is delighted to have partnered with the music producer Joe davison to Auburn Jam Music, associate producer Richard jones and independent label Auburn Jam Records to bring the show to life for this original recording from the cast.
Jake brunger (book and lyrics) and Pippa Claire (music and lyrics) is a London based musical Theater Partnership. They met at the University of Bristol, where they were studying theater and music respectively. Their musicals include: Jet Set Go! (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Theater 503 and Jermyn Street Theater, licensed to Josef Weinberger Ltd), The Great British Soap Opera (Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Jermyn Street Theater), Red Riding Hood (Singapore Repertory Theater, licensed by Rodgers and Hammerstein Theaters) , the scenic musical adaptation of Sue TownsendThe Secret Diary of 13-year-old Adrian Mole (Leicester Curve, nominated for the UK Theater Award 2015 for Best Show for Children and Young People), PRODIGY (National Youth Music Theater / St James Theater) and Treasure Island (Singapore Repertory Theater, nominated for Best Youth Production at the Singapore Life Theater Awards 2016). The UK premiere of Red Riding Hood was held at the Pleasance Theater for the Christmas season 2015/16, produced by Paul taylor Mills, toured the Middle East in Spring 2016 and will debut at Pleasance Courtyard for Edinburgh Fringe 2016. It was also produced in Mexico City for its Spanish-language debut and will premiere in South Korea at the fall 2016, with plans for a Chinese translation in Singapore in 2017. Their additional credits include music and lyrics for The Snow Gorilla (Rose Theater, Kingston), a song for the musical review A Song Cycle for Soho (Soho Theater) and the 2014 opening issue of West End Bares (Café de Paris). Their work is regularly performed in cabarets and concerts in and around London and the West End. They were chosen for the 2013 Johnny mercer Foundation Songwriters Project in Chicago and Pippa won the 2013 Arts Foundation Fellowship for Musical Theater Composition.
Auburn Jam Music is a production and recording studio based in South West London. For independent projects, they provide a full album production service, working with clients from the planning stages, through arrangement, MDing, recording, mixing and mastering, right up to CD design and printing, web design and video production – all done in-house by husband and wife team Joe & Nikki Davison, both multi-instrumentalists who also have a roster of talented session musicians at your fingertips to bring their arrangements to life. They created the independent label Auburn Jam Records in 2012 to help promote brilliant music from emerging musical theater writers, West End artists and the singer-songwriters whose music they produced. Album credits include: The West End Goes MAD for Christmas, Nadim naaman Sides and we all want the same, Will barratt Confessions of a justified sinner, Priest Corrine Heart of Winter – a new cycle of songs from Tim Connor, Alex James ellisDuvet Days, Joe Sterling Half A Year and SMILE, Gloria Onitiri Dignity – Alzheimer Society charity single by Anderson & Petty (all Auburn Jam Records); Van Winkle – A Folk Musical, The Bakewell Bake Off, Joe Sterling Somewhere In My Mind, My Land’s Shore (SimG Records); Louise Dearman, Kerry Ellis & Ben forster The Route To Happiness – a new musical by Alexander S. Bermange; Felix Hagan & The Family Kiss The Misfits and String Up The Entertainer (Debt Records); The best of the Cable Street collective. Music produced by AJM has been featured on BBCR2 (including Elaine paige Sunday), BBC6 Music, BBCR4, BBC World Service and BBC Introducing, and they have produced several sold-out album launch concerts and Auburn Jam Live events at London nightclubs including The Hippodrome and The Pheasantry. They have also written and produced music for BBC TV, BMW, England Rugby, Roughcut TV, Portobello Film Festival, Boosey & Hawkes, Merlin Entertainment and Bill kenwright Ltd.
Founded in 1976, the National Youth Music Theater provides exceptional pre-professional musical theater training opportunities for talented young people aged 10 to 23 through skills workshops, master classes and residential courses led by professionals from the industry, through the commissioning and presentation of exciting news. to work and, in collaboration with some of the UK’s foremost creative minds, produce bold new achievements of major works from the core repertoire. These opportunities exist for performing artists, musicians, technicians and the stage crew and, through our Creative Team Mentorship program, for aspiring directors, music directors, choreographers and designers. The National Youth Music Theater represents the best of working with young people through musical theater. enabling thousands of young people across the UK to develop both their creative and personal potential, leading Andrew Lloyd Webber to call it “the best musical theater for young people in the world”. To learn more, visit www.nymt.org.uk.