Ghostlight Records to Release Sherie Rene Scott's Everyday Rapture

News   Ghostlight Records to Release Sherie Rene Scott's Everyday Rapture Sherie Rene Scott went into the studio July 6 to begin the process of recording her recent Off-Broadway show Everyday Rapture for a forthcoming release on Sh-K-Boom Records' Ghostlight label.
Everyday Rapture star-creator Sherie Rene Scott
Everyday Rapture star-creator Sherie Rene Scott Photo by Carol Rosegg

Sh-K-Boom president Kurt Deutsch confirmed the recording — which is still in the early stages. Director Michael Mayer, orchestrator Tom Kitt and musical director Carmel Dean were also in the studio for the initial laying down of music and vocals. "It was fun being back in the studio with Sherie," husband Deutsch told Playbill.com, "I had flashbacks of recording her first solo record ten years ago!"

Second Stage Theatre presented the extended Off-Broadway run of Everyday Rapture, which ended June 14. Mayer (Spring Awakening) staged the new work penned by Scott and Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie) with musical supervision by Kitt (Next to Normal).

Scott was joined onstage by Eamon Foley, Lindsey Mendez and Betsy Wolfe. Previews began April 7, and the show opened May 3 to positive critical response. The run was originally slated to play through May 31 and extended two weeks.

Everyday Rapture was billed as "the story of a young woman's psycho-sexual-spiritual journey on the rocky path that separates her mostly Mennonite past from her mostly Manhattan future," according to show notes. "Her life takes her from the cornfields of Kansas to the clover fields of New York (with a disturbing detour through YouTube)."

Though not defined as a musical or play with music, Everyday Rapture featured songs made famous by David Byrne, George Harrison, The Dap Kings and Judy Garland. Musical staging was by Michele Lynch with orchestrations by Tom Kitt and musical direction by Carmel Dean. Scott — last seen on Broadway as Ursula in The Little Mermaid — is known for her work in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida and The Last Five Years. She has also appeared on stage in Landscape of the Body, Tommy, Rent, Debbie Does Dallas, Faust and Over and Over. With husband Kurt Deutsch, Scott co-founded Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records.

Sh-K-Boom and Ghostlight Records are located on the web at sh-k-boom.com or ghostlightrecords.com.