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The Things to Ruin album marks the first of a series of collaborations between Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records and the up-and-coming writers of the musical theatre. Label president Kurt Deutsch said in a statement, "Joe is one of musical theatre's most exciting young composer/lyricists and we felt it was important to preserve Things to Ruin with an album so that young theater companies and student groups can have the chance to recreate a similarly exciting theatrical experience in their own spaces."
Directed by John Simpkins, Things to Ruin is described as a "theatrical rock concert about human beings who are messy, emotional, drugged up, knocked down, inspired, electric and who don’t have nearly enough time to cause the kind of commotion they so desperately need to." The cast includes Nick Blaemire, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Badia Farha, Sarah Glendening, Eric William Morris, Lance Rubin, Jason "SweetTooth" Williams and Joe Iconis. The band features Ian Kagey, Brent Stranathan and Mike Pettry, with musical supervision by Matt Hinkley.
Song titles include “I Was Born This Morning (The Cicada Song),” “The War Song,” “Everybody’s At The Bar (Without Me),” “The Guide To Success,” “Headshot,” “The Whiskey Song,” “Helen,” “Honey,” “The Bar Song,” “Almost There,” “Never Heard Nothing (Like This Shit Here)” and more.
Executive producers of the album are Kurt Deutsch/Sh-K-Boom Records and Sara Katz.
For more information visit www.sh-k-boom.com/thingstoruin.shtml.