Ghostlight Records and Two River Theater have announced the release of a Be More Chill Karaoke recording, celebrating the Broadway-bound musical. Available today, the EP's seven tracks (based on the show's original cast recording) include fan favorites "More Than Survive," "I Love Play Rehearsal," "The Squip Song," "Two-Player Game," "A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into," "Michael in the Bathroom," and "The Pitiful Children."
Beginning performances February 13 at the Lyceum Theatre ahead of a March 10 opening, Be More Chill features music and lyrics by Joe Iconis (NBC's Smash) and a book by Joe Tracz (The Lightning Thief), based on the cult sensation novel by Ned Vizzini. The story is described as follows: "What if popularity came in a pill? Would you take it, no questions asked? In Be More Chill, achieving that elusive 'perfect life' is now possible thanks to some mysterious new technology — but it comes at a cost that's not as easy to swallow. What could possibly go wrong? Blending the contemporary with retro sci-fi, this thrillingly exciting, comically subversive, and deeply felt new musical takes on the competing voices in all of our heads. And ultimately proves, there's never been a better time in history to be yourself — especially if you're a loser…geek…or whatever."
Be More Chill is additionally announcing the launch of its Karaoke Contest, offering fans a chance to perform live at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. Send a creative video of yourself singing "I Love Play Rehearsal," "The Squip Song," or "Michael in the Bathroom" using one of the karaoke tracks. Once all the submission are in, Be More Chill creators Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz will hand-pick the top 20 finalists based on musical talent, personality and style, and creativity. Finalists will be announced on March 19, at which time fans can visit bemorechillmusical.com/contest to vote for their favorite video. Voting will close on April 2 at noon. The final winner will be notified by email and officially announced on April 5.
The winner and a guest will be flown to New York and awarded a once-in-a-lifetime experience including a stay at the Night Hotels Times Square, a pair of tickets to see Be More Chill on Broadway, and the opportunity to perform their karaoke rendition at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. Applicants must be 13 years of age or older and a resident of the US. Applicants under the age of 18 must have a parent's or guardian's consent to enter.
Submissions close February 12. Click here to enter.