Teen Witch the Musical

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Teen Witch the Musical
Cover art for Teen Witch the Musical
Soundtrack album
Music and Lyrics written by:
Larry Weir, Tom Weir, Cindy Valentine, Cathy Car
Released February 13, 2007 (2007-02-13)
Recorded Studio City Sound
Studio City, California
Genre Operatic pop, popical
Length 47:26
Label Caption Records
Producer

Tom Weir, Larry Weir

Singles from Teen Witch the Musical
  1. "Finest Hour"
    Released:
  2. "Popular Girl"
    Released:

Teen Witch the Musical soundtrack album was released as a precursor to a Broadway-bound musical, based upon the ongoing popularity of the musical offerings in the 1989, box office bomb, Teen Witch.

Teen Witch experienced decades of renewed interest, with television reruns, inclusion on a legacy list of Halloween television programming and with midnight theater screenings becoming social events. The movie's musical producers, Grammy Award winner, Tom Weir and New Music Weekly editor, Larry Weir, became interested in releasing the movie soundtrack, but after more than a decade had passed, the original multitrack master tapes were unavailable.

The musical[edit]

With disappointing box-office returns from Teen Witch, the master tapes of the original soundtrack were lost by the time that demand for a soundtrack release had become apparent.[1] In light of the fact that the music would need to be re-recorded, and in recognition of movie theater attendance for Teen Witch midnight screenings, writer and producer, Alana Lambros suggested that Teen Witch should be adapted for the stage.[2]

The original music producers for Teen Witch, Larry and Tom Weir, formed Caption Records as the label for Teen Witch the Musical, Studio City Sound was recording studio for Teen Witch the Musical Weir Brothers Studios was the music studio for the film Teen Witch.[3][4]

In contrast to the film production, the actors would also be required to sing their respective musical numbers in a theatre production. In Teen Witch the movie, Cindy Valentine (Leone) appears to be the only actor with musical credits. Additionally, most of the performing artists in Teen Witch the Musical would also be required to play the part of high-school students in the stage play.[5]

Teen Witch musical trivia[edit]

  • Larry Weir wrote the song, "Top That" at the insistence of investors. Teen Witch had to be re-shot to include the scene for the song.
  • The original soundtrack for Teen Witch went unfunded as the film's investors "discovered" Jean-Claude Van Damme and abandoned the "Teen Witch" project in favor of financing kung foo action genre movies.
  • Elizabeth Weir recorded the song, "I Like Boys" for the movie at eleven years old.
  • The Weirz, the Weir family band, is credited throughout the movie's song list.[2]

Sales[edit]

  • Teen Witch (the movie): Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 4,113 in Movies & TV[6]
  • Teen Witch (the movie): Tower.com Sales Rank: 2,691 in Movies[7]
  • Teen Witch the Musical: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 286,828 in Music[8]
  • Teen Witch the Musical: Tower.com Sales Rank: 41,775 in General Rock & Pop[9]
  • iTunes: Soundtrack>Musicals>Artists: Teen Witch "Finest Hour (Instrumental)" listed 227th[10]
  • iTunes: Soundtrack>Musicals>Artists: Sara Niemietz ("Finest Hour", "Popular Girl") listed 78th[10]

The Cast[edit]

With royalty checks rolling in from cable television screenings of the movie, the stage-play went into workshop with three planned versions of Teen Witch the Musical. The first version would be a concert venue, followed by a theme-park version for Universal Studios and then a Los Angeles premiere with Broadway aspirations.[2]

Featured Artists[edit]

  • Alycia Adler as Randa (Cheerleader)
  • Bryce Blue as Rhet
  • Blake Ewing as Brad Powell
  • Ashley Crowe as Madame Serena
  • Monet Lerner as Darcy (Cheerleader)
  • Tessa Ludwick as Phoebe (Cheerleader)
  • Lauren Patten as Polly
  • Sara Niemietz as Louise Miller
  • Heather Youmans as Shana the Rock Star
  • V-Style as rapper[11]
Track listing: Teen Witch the Musical (2007)
Bold typeface denotes bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Vocalist(s) & Musicians Length
1. "Finest Hour"   Larry Weir, Cindy Valentine (Leone) Sara Niemietz, Blake Ewing 4:06
2. "It's Never Gonna Be The Same Again"   Larry Weir, Cindy Valentine (Leone) Heather Youmans 3:51
3. "Dream Lover"   Larry Weir, Cathy Car Sara Niemietz 4:06
4. "High School Blues"   Larry Weir, Tom Weir Bryce Blue, V-Style 2:03
5. "I Like Boys"   Larry Weir, Theresa Weir, Maria Weir, Tom Weir, Estella Weir Alycia Adler, Monet Lerner, Tessa Ludwick 2:44
6. "I Keep On Falling"   Larry Weir Blake Ewing 3:48
7. "Shame"   Larry Weir Monet Lerner, Tessa Ludwick, Alycia Adler 3:59
8. "She's Put A Spell On You"   Larry Weir Ashley Crowe 3:16
9. "Popular Girl"   Larry Weir Sara Niemietz, V-Style 4:05
10. "Top That"   Larry Weir Lauren Patton, Bryce Blue, V-Style 2:53
11. "Fool For Love"   Larry Weir Blake Ewing 3:45
12. "What Are You Doing About Love?"   Larry Weir Sara Niemietz 3:41
13. "Get Up & Move"   Larry Weir, Cathy Car Heather Youmans 3:24
14. "Finest Hour - Instrumental"   Larry Weir, Cindy Valentine (Leone) 1:45

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Larry Weir, Producer, Programming
  • Tom Weir, Producer, Programming, Recording, Mixing
  • Amy Shiotani, Art Direction
  • Maree Sanders, Photography
  • Masika Swain, Photography
  • Cindy Valentine, Lyricist
  • Estelle Weir, Lyricist
  • Larry Weir, Lyricist
  • Maria Weir, Lyricist
  • Michael Damian Weir, Lyricist
  • Theresa Weir, Lyricist
  • Tom Weir, Lyricist
  • Catherine Marie Wight, Lyricist
  • Scott Carroll, Engineer
  • David Furuya, Engineer
  • Chris Loken, Engineer
  • Nigel Lundemo, Engineer
  • Ramin Mirespassi, Engineer
  • Luke Tozour, Engineer
  • Adam Winchell, Engineer[13]

Special thanks to Estelle Harrison, Maria 'Mom' Weir, Masika Swain, and Alana Lambros.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Music... Teen Witch Soundtrack". Fast-Rewind.com. Retrieved 3 June 2012. "The soundtrack to Teen Witch was previously never released, which was a catastrophic disappointment considering that it was one of the primary reasons the film worked." 
  2. ^ a b c Steph Beasly (15 June 2007). "Austinist Interviews Teen Witch Songwriter Larry Weir". austinst - Gothamist LLC. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Fee, Debi (5 April 2007). "Teen Witch Fans Finally Get Their Wish". Caption Records -- PRweb. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Weir Brothers Studio: Filmography". Teen Witch (1989). Yahoo.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Teen Witch the Musical: Artists". Caption Records / Studio City Sound. Archived from the original on 2012-05-28. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  6. ^ "Teen Witch". Amazon.com. 12 July 2005. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Teen Witch (DVD)". Tower Records. 12 July 2005. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Teen Witch the Musical (Soundtrack)". 13 February 2007. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Teen Witch the Musical (CD)". Tower Records. 13 February 2007. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Apple iTunes Musical Soundtrack Downloads". Apple iTunes. Archived from the original on 29 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Teen Witch The Reading Finale" (Requires Flash Player). Charles Faris. Retrieved 31 May 2012. "Actor's roles from video of acting workshop" 
  12. ^ Harrison, Estelle (2007-04-05). "Teen Witch Fans Finally Get Their Wish". PRWeb - Caption Records / Studio City Sound. Archived from the original on 2012-05-28. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  13. ^ a b "Teen Witch: the Musical: Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  14. ^ Thomas, Weir (2007). "Track List and Production credits". Teen Witch the Musical (Booklet). Various. Studio City, California: Studio City Sound. p. 1. 

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