THROWBACK THURSDAY: There are even several musicals on Broadway that flopped, had a cult following, and did not even have an original cast recording.
One of those shows was also a feel good, beach, tropical themed musical comedy called GOOD VIBRATIONS. The show featured the hits of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys like FUN FUN FUN, SURF CITY, I GET AROUND, SURFIN’ USA, WHEN I GROW UP TO BE A MAN, HELP ME RHONDA, CALIFORNIA GIRLS, CAROLINE NO, IN YOUR IMAGINATION, and of course GOOD VIBRATIONS.
It tells the story of a group of young High School teenagers who embark on a road trip from New England to California. Even though none of them have a car, they take advantage of the unpopular valedictorian girl who has a crush on one of the guys and hell breaks loose.
The cast featured….
Sebastian Arcelus as “Jan”,
Tracee Beazer Barrett as “Wendy”,
David Larsen as “Bobby”,
Future Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt scene stealer Tituss Burgess as “Eddie”,
Kate Reinders as “Caroline” (yup as in CAROLINE NO,
Jessica Snow Wilson as “Marcella”,
Milena Govich as “Rhonda” (yup as in HELP ME RHONDA),
and it also marked as the Broadway Debuts of Janet Decal, Krysta Rodriguez, and Sarah Glendening.
GOOD VIBRATIONS played Broadway’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre back in 2004 and ran till 2005 playing 50 previews and 94 regular performances. It was snubbed and did not get any nominations from any Broadway Award shows.
Check out video of the GOOD VIBRATIONS giving audiences a sneak preview performance at the 2004 Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade performing FUN FUN FUN in their best California weather attire outside the in the freezing Harold Square.
Anyone here remember GOOD VIBRATIONS?
David Larsen and the cast of Good Vibrations performing “Fun, Fun, Fun” at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Featuring Sebastian Arcelus , Tracee Beazer, Titus…
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