Ride the Cyclone: Musical Info & Synopsis


Ride the Cyclone follows the story of a high school choir from the small town of Uranium, Canada, who meet an unfortunate end when their roller coaster carriage derails. However, a mysterious carnival fortune teller offers them a chance to compete for a return to life by performing one final song. Each character in the choir then gets a chance to share their hopes, dreams, and regrets through a series of performances. Ride the Cyclone explores themes of mortality, identity, and the universal human experience.

Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Cast Size: 7+

Genre: Dark Comedy

Setting: Present / Canada

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics/Book: Brooke Maxwell, Jacob Richmond

Cast Albums

World Premiere Cast (2021)➝


Licensing: Broadway Licensing➝


2010s, Canadian, Dark, Edgy, High School, LGBTQ+, Narrator, One-Act, Pop, Spooky

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