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Kit Goldstein Grant: The Wrong Box

Kit Goldstein Grant
Release Date: 08/02/2013 
Label:  Cd Baby   Catalog #: 5638162192  
Composer:  Kit Goldstein GrantClaude Debussy
Conductor:  Barret Germain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“The Wrong Box” is a Victorian black comedy based on the novel of the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson (“The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” “Treasure Island”) and his stepson, Lloyd Osbourne. The novel was previously adapted in 1966 as a film starring Michael Caine and Peter Sellers.

This musical adaptation follows the plot of the original novel, which centers around a tontine: a scheme in which investors pay into a fund which grows in value over the years, and the last survivor among them – by then quite elderly – collects the money.

When Rudyard Kipling read the book, he wrote, "I have got R.L. Stevenson's [The] Wrong Box and laughed over it dementedly when I read it. That man has only one
Read more lung but he makes you laugh with all your whole inside.”

A mysterious corpse is knocking about Victorian London, and two unscrupulous cousins are desperately trying to find it – except when they’re desperately trying to lose it! If the corpse in the train wreck turns out to be Uncle Joseph then Cousin Michael gets the family fortune, unless Cousin Morris can dispose of the body before he gets there. From pillar to post, from packing-case to piano, the hapless heirs scramble to keep up with the vanishing cadaver in this musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic farce.

Music & Lyrics: Kit Goldstein Grant
Music Director & Orchestrations: Barret Germain
Vocal Director & Pianist: Maria Elmer
Dialect Coach: Brian Avery
Production Assistant: Catherine Miller

John Anthony Lopez... Morris Finsbury
Bill Hickman... Uncle Joseph
Adam Coons... John Finsbury
Lesley O'Donnell... Julia Hazeltine
Brendan Dwyer... Michael Finsbury
David Michael Benjamin, Jr.... William Dent Pitman
Eric Shovah... Gideon Forsyth
Marc Andrzejewski... George Wickham
Joe Phillips... White
Heather D'Arcy...Rosie / Mrs. Watts
Allison McArdle... Evelyn
Richard Cross... Conductor
Laura Darling... Ensemble
All... Porters, Passengers, Mourners & Villagers

Stephen Sanborn... Flute/Piccolo
Jeannette Storch... Oboe
Amanda Meliosky... Clarinet
Steve Weisse... Trumpet
Joel Servant... Trumpet
Laura Jacaruso... Horn
Alex Slomka... Trombone
Paul Reed... Percussion
Maria Elmer... Piano
Kelly Diehl... Violin
Elizabeth Sterling... Viola
Brittany Rakoske... Cello
Don Lester... Bass
Barret Germain... Conductor Read less

Works on This Recording

The Wrong Box by Kit Goldstein Grant
Conductor:  Barret Germain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Images for Piano, Set 1 by Claude Debussy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 

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