A Bronx Tale

Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale

PROGRAMMED INSTRUMENTS

Keyboard 1
Keyboard 2
Keyboard 3

$300.00

Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

PROGRAMMING NOTES

This licensed orchestration is based on the Original Broadway Production.

This version is orchestrated to be player conducted from the Piano/Conductor Score. There are 3 keyboard books, all of which have various levels of programming. The Piano Conductor score is the primary piano book and has less than 20 total patches. The other sounds include various Rhodes EP’s, B3, Chapel Organ, Harp, Clavinet, and a handful of triggered SFX. If you have a keyboard capable of these sounds, you could get by with doing these onboard the controller and just rent K2 and K3. If you would rather have everything put together in the order of the show for you, we are happy to provide the programming for this book.

Keyboard 2 has much more programming than K1/PC.  These sounds consist of various B3 organs for which we have recreated the original drawbar settings and registrations, as well as saxophones, woodwinds, brass, piano, various EP’s, and lots of synth pads and auxiliary percussion.

Keyboard 3 is the primary string padding book so you will find various articulations across all string parts as well as piano, organ, synth pads, brass, saxes, mallet percussion, stomps, and yes, even a theramin patch for good measure.

A Bronx Tale is an amazing show with a great book and a great orchestration and we are sure you and your keyboard players will love playing this show as much as we loved recreating the original programming for it.

ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM

Book by: Chazz Palminteri
Music by: Alan Menken
Lyrics by: Glenn Slater
Based on the Play by: Chazz Palminteri
Music arranged by: Ron Melrose
Music orchestrated by: Doug Besterman
Musical Director: Jonathan Smith

ORIGINAL BROADWAY ORCHESTRA

Musical Supervisor: Ron Melrose
Conducted by: Jonathan ‘Smitti’ Smith
Associate Conductor: John Samorian
Keys: Jonathan ‘Smitti’ SmithJohn Samorian and Logan Medland
Woodwinds: Kristy Norter and John De Simini
Trumpet/Flugel: Jami Dauber
Trombone/Tuba: Clint Sharman
Guitars: Kenny Brescia and Bernd Schoenhart
Drums: Perry Cavari
Percussion: Bill Hayes
Acoustic and Electric Bass: Francisco Centeno

SHOW DESCRIPTION

A Bronx Tale is a one-man show that tells stories from the young life of Calogero Anello. Calogero grows up in the Bronx in the 1960s, and is torn between the values of his working-class father and the mob boss, who treats him like a son. The actor portrays 18 different characters from his childhood, including his younger self and his father. The play is actor Chazz Palminteri’s semi-autobiographical view of the changing world of the 60s in Italian-American New York City.

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*All of our keyboard programming requires the industry standard MainStage 3® , a program which is only available for Mac/Apple computers. MainStage® is NOT available for Mac iOS devices such as the iPad or iPhone. f you do not already have it installed, you can find MainStage® in the Apple App Store. We apologize that our programming is not available for Windows users at this time.

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