Wanda's World (Studio Cast Recording) [CD]
“…a refreshing change of pace from the overly self-aware and cynical musicals of recent years.” — TheatreMania
Wanda Butternut is the popular host of the hit TV talk show “Wanda’s World,” where kids call in to get advice from Wanda to solve their problems. Wanda is beautiful, confident and always knows what to say…in her fantasy. In real life, Wanda is a middle school girl with a big birthmark on her face, who is terrified to deal with the first day of school in a new town. Gradually, with the help of an extraordinary teacher, she overcomes incredible odds and learns to follow her own path. Wanda’s World features a book by Eric H. Weinberger and a score by Beth Falcone, and a cast featuring Mallory Bechtel (Dear Evan Hansen), Jay Armstrong Johnson (The Phantom of the Opera, On The Town), Isabelle McCalla (The Prom), Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin, In The Heights), Brittney Johnson (Wicked, Les Miz, Beautiful), Brittany Zeinstra (The Prom), Alex Boniello (Dear Evan Hansen), Chris Medlin (Mean Girls), Troy Iwata (Be More Chill), Tony LePage (Come From Away, Rock of Ages ), Christine de Frece (It Shoulda Been You), Justin Guarini (In Transit, Women On The Verge), Christiana Cole (An Enchanted April), Max Crumm (Disaster!, Grease) and Nancy Opel (Honeymoon In Vegas, Tony nominee for Urinetown) . Wanda’s World was produced Off-Broadway where it received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Book of a Musical. It also received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Musical. The studio cast recording is produced by Emmy Award winner Michael J. Moritz Jr. and executive produced by Terry Schnuck.
Release Date: December 6, 2019