Ride the Cyclone is the hit off-beat, off-Broadway musical, originally created in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell and originally produced by the incredible team at Atomic Vaudeville. With the teams at Hotfeat & Alchemation in October 2015, it had its American debut at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, made its way to off-Broadway NY in 2016, and began journey to become a part of the musical theatre canon... The album was released in 2021.
Licensing is handled through Broadway Licensing.
VARIETY MAGAZINE REVIEW - 2015
PLAYBILL - Track by Track breakdown
“...an unceasingly delightful new musical...book, music and lyrics by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell (straight A’s across the board)...”
“...exquisite score...a little musical that seems awfully likely to make a major impact.”
The album was lovingly created during the COVID pandemic in the summer of 2020 by an amazing team of people.
It is distributed through Ghostlight Records.
Lillian Castillo – Constance Blackwood
Chaz Duffy – Mischa Bachinski
Scott Redmond – Ricky Potts
Jacob Richmond - Karnak
Emily Rohm – Jane Doe
Tiffany Tatreau – Ocean O'Connell Rosenburg
Kholby Wardell – Noel Gruber
Brooke Maxwell – Lead Vocal on Be Safe, Be Good & A World Inside
Album Producer: Brooke Maxwell
Album Co-Producers: Joby Baker, Kevin McCollum & Morris Berchard
Album Executive Producer(s): Kevin McCollum & Morris Berchard
Mixed by Joby Baker & Brooke Maxwell
Mastered by Joby Baker
Recorded at Baker Studios, Victoria BC Canada
Recording dates: July 5-24, 2020
Recorded by Joby Baker, except where otherwise noted
[ie. remote recordings of leads, see below under Additional Recordings]
Pro Tools Engineer: Joby Baker
Music Coordinator: Brooke Maxwell
Music by Brooke Maxwell & Jacob Richmond.
Lyrics by Brooke Maxwell & Jacob Richmond.
Book by Jacob Richmond & Brooke Maxwell.
Music Director and Conductor: Brooke Maxwell
Joby Baker – Drums, Percussion, B3 Organ
Eli Bender – Cello
Adam Dobres – Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Ukulele
Adrian Dolan – Accordion, Viola, Violin
Peter Dowse – Electric Bass
Jake Helm – Electric Guitar
Nick La Riviere – Trombones
Avram Devon McCagherty – Acoustic Guitar
Kelby MacNayr – Drums
Brooke Maxwell – Piano, Keyboards, Saxophones, Clarinet,
Bass Clarinet, Recorder, Penny Whistle, Acoustic & Electric Guitar,
Percussion, Programming, Sound Design
Joey Smith – Acoustic Bass
Orchestrations by: Brooke Maxwell
Jake Helm (GLO Chicago) – Chicago engineer for Emily Rohm & Lillian Castillo
Tyler Hayden (Rocky Mountain Recorders ) – Denver engineer for Tiffany Tatreau
Josh Liebman (Liebman Sound ) – NY engineer for Scott Redmond
Dan Rudin (Dan Rudin R&P) – Nashville engineer for Chaz Duffy
Lucinda Goldberg - Project Manager (Toronto)
Jessica Hickman - Project Manager (Victoria)
Special thanks to Rick Boynton, Alan Schmuckler, Doug Peck, the Chicago
Shakespeare Theatre, Atomic Vaudeville and our fabulous and supportive
producers: Kevin McCollum, Morris Berchard and Antonio Mata.
And to all the other artists who have left their musical mark on this crazy ride...
Rielle Braid, Sebastian Britneff, Matt Coulson, Karl Hamilton. Kelly Hudson,
Almeera Jiwa, Tim Johnston, Elliot Loran, Kiaran McMillan, Jameson Parker,
Sarah Jane Pelzer, Hank Pine, Zach Santella, Britt Small, Celine Stubel, Treena
Stubel, Andrew Taylor, Carey Wass and Alex Wlasenko.
We'd like to dedicate this album to Rachel Rockwell
Supported by Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia
All Songs Music and Lyrics © 2020 by Brooke Maxwell & Jacob Richmond (SOCAN/BMI)
Made in Canada