Licensing Company: Concord Theatricals
Far From Heaven
Cathy Whitaker seems to be the picture-perfect wife and mother in 1957 suburban Connecticut. But roiling beneath the surface, secret longings and forbidden desires cause her world to unravel, with incendiary consequences.
This licensed version is based upon the 2013 Off-Broadway production at Playwrights Horizons. There is a cast album available that you can reference.
This show is orchestrated to be stick conducted from the podium. There are 2 keyboard books in the orchestration, both of which are mostly orchestral in nature.
Keyboard 1 is primarily piano, harp, and celeste but also contains woodwinds, mallet percussion, and the occasional string patch. This book will require an advanced musical theater player.
Keyboard 2 is mostly orchestral strings to augment the live players and also includes double reed instruments such as bassoon and oboe. Although not as difficult as Keyboard 1, this book will still require a proficient player.
ORIGINAL MUSICAL EQUIPMENT USED
Yamaha Motif XS8s Keyboard Controller with MainStage using custom Logic instruments and Native Instruments Kontakt.
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Book by: Richard Greenberg
Music by: Scott Frankel
Lyrics by: Michael Korie
Based on Focus Pictures/Vulcan Productions Motion Picture by: Todd Haynes
Orchestrations by: Bruce Coughlin
Music Director: Lawrence Yurman
Conductor: Lawrence Yurman
Keyboard 1: Andrew Resnick
Keyboard 2: Paul Staroba
Violin: Una Tone
Cello: Laura Bontrager
Bass: Mary Ann McSweeney
Reeds: Charles Pillow, Greg Thymius, John Winder
Trumpet/Flugelhorn: Dan Urness
French Horn: Patrick Pridemore
Trombone/Bass Trombone: Tim Sessions
Drums/Percussion: Charles Descarfino
Music Coordinator: John Miller
Cathy Whitaker seems to be the picture-perfect wife and mother in 1957 suburban Connecticut. But roiling beneath the surface, secret longings and forbidden desires cause her world to unravel, with incendiary consequences. With a book by Richard Greenberg, lyrics by Michael Korie and a lush score by Scott Frankel that is both jazz-inflected and hauntingly lyrical, Far From Heaven is a powerful story of romance, betrayal, and intolerance, as a woman grapples with her identity in a society on the verge of upheaval.