Whedon and Whedonverse related News, Interviews and Reviews
Calling All Psych-Os! “Psych The Musical” Premieres on Sunday December 15 at 9/8c
On Sunday, Dec. 15, USA Network’s hit series Psych presents a spectacular two-hour musical special, Psych The Musical and we’ve got the song list and pictures for all of you Psycho-Os out there. I have been lucky enough to be entertained by the karaoke song style of Tim Omundson (Dick and Matt’s Karaoke at Creation’s Supernatural conventions) and have seen a bit of Dulé Hill’s song and dance talent, but I can’t wait to see the full Psych ensemble singing and dancing their hearts out.
Fans have been waiting years for this musical extravaganza that will have everyone’s favorite faux psychic, his best friend and the Santa Barbara Police Department’s finest all kicking up their heels and singing 14 original songs. We’ve got a breakdown of the songs and respective performers below.
In the special, Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) dive into a world that’s equal parts mystery and melody. The duo must track down playwright and mad man, Z (guest star Anthony Rapp, Rent), who six years earlier was deemed criminally insane after trapping a critic in the theater and burning it to the ground. With little to go on, they are forced to consult with the one person Z confided in while institutionalized — a dangerous and familiar villain from Shawn’s past. Their informant uses songs and cryptic clues to reveal Z’s next steps.
Psych creator/executive producer Steve Franks wrote and directed Psych The Musical, along with music composer Adam Cohen, who co-wrote the 14 original songs and reprises. The music and lyrics were recorded in part on the iconic Sinatra stage at Capital Records in Los Angeles. In addition to Rapp, guest stars include Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club) who returns as the infamous Mr. Yang, Tony Award Winner Barry Bostwick (Cougar Town), Brooke Lyons (2 Broke Girls) and Jimmi Simpson (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) plus Kurt Fuller (Midnight in Paris) who recurs as Woody the coroner.
Below is a full list of the songs featured in the episode:
· Santa Barbara Skies – James Roday/ Dulé Hill
· Z’s Lament – Anthony Rapp
· I’ve Heard it Both Ways – James Roday/Tim Omundson/Maggie Lawson
· Yang’s Xmas – Ally Sheedy
· Making Up a Song – James Roday/ Dulé Hill /Tim Omundson/Maggie Lawson/Ally Sheedy
· Often It’s the Opposite Pt. 1 – Kurt Fuller
· Often It’s the Opposite Pt. 2 – Kurt Fuller
· I Hurt No One – James Roday/Anthony Rapp
· I’ve Hear It Both Ways Reprise 1 – Tim Omundson
· Santa Barbara Skies Reprise – Tim Omundson/Maggie Lawson/Kirsten Nelson
· I’ve Heard It Both Ways Reprise 2 – James Roday/Tim Omundson/Maggie Lawson
· Yang’s Death – Jimmi Simpson/Ally Sheedy
· Shawn’s Breakdown – James Roday/Anthony Rapp
· Gus in the Spotlight – Dulé Hill
· Z’s Surrender – Anthony Rapp
· Jamaican Inspector – Dulé Hill
Psych The Musical is written and directed by Steve Franks, who executive produces with Kelly Kulchak and Chris Henze and is from Universal Cable Productions in association with Tagline Pictures.
Enjoy some photos from the upcoming episode below.
*******************Possible SPOILER Alert For Some Photos*************************
Assignment Editor, East Coast. I don't binge-watch, I power-watch.
I'm a major television junkie, but I love movies, too. I embraced my geek style in the new millennium and have run with it ever since. I have been working in the entertainment industry since forever, but it hasn't dulled my sense of wonder whenever I watch a great movie or an absorbing television show. I love genre -- in particular, I love vampires, the supernatural, and some slasher pics. I also love comedies -- they make life easier. I've been traveling with Whedonopolis since 2007 and writing for the site since 2008. The views expressed on these web sites are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of any of my employers, past or present (or future).
Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reeltvgeeks ; Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reeltvgeeks/ and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3nN7TLpZ2_6caHIn1RAtkA/videos