Nick Blaemire and Van Hughes' Space Dogs, currently running at Off-Broadway's MCC Theater, will release an original cast recording via Ghostlight Records. The digital and streaming release drops February 11, two days before the production's opening night. Pre-orders, now available, include immediate access to the album single "If I Start a Race."
Written by and starring Blaemire and Hughes, the quirky musical follows the so-absurd-it-must-be-true story of the dogs trained by Russian scientists to travel into outer space. In addition to playing human characters, Blaemire and Hughes use puppets and play a variety of instruments to bring the story to life on stage.
The MCC production is helmed by Ellie Heyman, with choreography by Darrell Grand Moultrie, scenic design by Wilson Chin, costume design by Haydee Zelideth Atuñano, lighting design by Mary Ellen Stebbins, sound design by Nathan Leigh, projection design by Stefania Bulbarella and Alex Basco Koch, and puppet and props design by Amanda Villalobos. Katherine Wallace is the production stage manager, and casting is by Geoff Josselson of The Telsey Office. The Space Dogs company also includes understudy Noah Kieserman.
Space Dogs' original cast album is produced by Hughes and Blaemire, with Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producer.
Take a look at the complete Space Dogs track listing:
1. The Space Dogs of the Cosmodrome
2. If I Start a Race
3. A Brief History of Dogs
4. Getting Me High
5. Blessed By Two Great Oceans
6. Fill the Void I
7. A Russian Canine Beauty Pageant
8. Werner Von Braun
9. Babies to Time
10. Ahead in the Van
11. Fuzziest Loneliest
13. Byelka Strelka
14. Fill the Void II
15. Space Opera