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The Diamond as Big as the Ritz (Studio Cast Recording)

by Various Artists

Cast recording of the musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's comic, satirical novella about wealthy, corrupt Americans.
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1. The Diamond as Big as the Ritz (Intro)
Diane Phelan & Seth Bisen-Hersh
0:31 $0.99
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2. The Best Summer Yet!
Marc De La Cruz, Tyler McKenzie & Seth Bisen-Hersh
2:58 $0.99
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3. Waiting to Be Alone
Diane Phelan & Seth Bisen-Hersh
2:43 $0.99
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4. Free to Be Richer
Marc De La Cruz & Seth Bisen-Hersh
2:18 $0.99
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5. I'd Give This All Up
Shiniya Daniels & Seth Bisen-Hersh
2:33 $0.99
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6. The Diamond as Big as the Ritz
Matthew Schatz, Marc De La Cruz, Shiniya Daniels, Tyler McKenzie, Diane Phelan & Seth Bisen-Hersh
2:34 $0.99
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7. Life of Luxury
Marc De La Cruz, Shiniya Daniels, Tyler McKenzie, Diane Phelan, Matthew Schatz & Seth Bisen-Hersh
2:34 $0.99
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8. One Magical Kiss
Marc De La Cruz, Diane Phelan & Seth Bisen-Hersh
2:37 $0.99
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9. Far
Tyler McKenzie & Seth Bisen-Hersh
0:52 $0.99
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10. Go?!
Marc De La Cruz, Diane Phelan & Seth Bisen-Hersh
2:21 $0.99
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11. The Diamond as Big as the Ritz (Reprise)
Marc De La Cruz & Seth Bisen-Hersh
0:50 $0.99
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12. Far (Reprise)
Tyler McKenzie & Seth Bisen-Hersh
0:38 $0.99
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13. Cut a Deal
Matthew Schatz & Seth Bisen-Hersh
2:57 $0.99
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14. So Youth Goes
Marc De La Cruz, Diane Phelan & Seth Bisen-Hersh
2:20 $0.99
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15. Enough Already
Tyler McKenzie, Marc De La Cruz, Shiniya Daniels, Diane Phelan, Matthew Schatz & Seth Bisen-Hersh
2:40 $0.99
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16. You Kissed a Corpse! (Bonus Track) [Cut Song]
Seth Bisen-Hersh
2:06 $0.99
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Cast recording of The Diamond as Big as the Ritz musical.

Set to the rhythms of early 20th century music, F. Scott Fitzgerald's comic novella is told through the eyes of young foreign woman, today, seeking to immigrate to the U.S. With Fitzgerald's deliberate satire involving impossibly wealthy Americans and the author's cavalier treatment of race issues, the story takes on added comic satire and an edgy, engrossing perspective. A multi-ethnic cast of five actors bring to life characters from the present and the 1920s.

Two immigrants, Yash and Mira, detained at the US-Canadian border because of suspect immigrant papers, will soon be interviewed by an American official. Mira, who is learning English from books, suggests that F. Scott Fitzgerald novella, “The Diamond as Big as The Ritz” can help them understand how ambitious Americans achieve wealth and happiness and how to use that information to persuade the official to grant them entry. As they read, the actors become the Fitzgerald characters. It’s the 1920s, prep school chums, Percy Washington and his Mississippi classmate, John, are traveling on summer break to Percy’s Montana ranch. John soon learns that the Washington’s chateau is literally built on a “Diamond as Big as The Ritz”, making the Washingtons the richest – and most paranoid – family in the world. John falls for young Kismine Washington but discovers that this idyllic life of luxury has a very dark underside and may imperil his romance and, in fact, his life. Simultaneously, as we cut back and forth between the present and the past, Yash and Mira’s dream of coming to America is in peril and Yash will have to make a life-altering choice. What has he learned from Fitzgerald that will help him?

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