Licensing Company: MTI
You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance.
This licensed version is based on the Original 2002 Broadway production.
This show is orchestrated to be player conducted from the Keyboard 1 book. There are 3 keyboard books in total with all 3 having programming. Key 1 only has a couple of unique instrument patches in the book and is primarily piano. We have included some other keyboard instruments in the programming to use as you wish and those include Rhodes, Wurlitzer, an electro-acoustic Yamaha CP80 piano, a Hammond B3, and of course an acoustic grand piano. This book has the bulk of the rhythm and groove playing and will require an advanced player who is familiar with the score and who can navigate the part while leading the band. If there is one book where you could leave out the programming, it would be this one.
Keyboard 2 has a fair amount of programming but less than 100 patches altogether. This is the primary string book along with some piano and harp as well as various brass and saxes and is super important to the orchestration. Some of the string passages can be difficult and tricky so someone familiar with the part would be best for this book.
Keyboard 3 has about 100 total patch changes but with many more sounds. The sounds provide orchestral padding to the live musicians and range from percussion, brass, B3 organ, woodwinds, and even accordion. Both Keyboard 2 and Keyboard 3 books will require advanced players who are familiar with jazz chords and voicings. Many of the chords are dense at times and don’t always fall under the fingers as easily as other parts in the score.
KeyboardTEK has meticulously resampled all of the sounds from the original Broadway gear so your keyboardists can sound just like the ones on the Broadway cast album.
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Book by: Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by: Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by: Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by: John Waters
Music orchestrated by: Harold Wheeler
Musical Director: Lon Hoyt
Music arranged by: Marc Shaiman
Conducted by: Lon Hoyt
Associate Conductor: Keith Cotton
Assistant Conductor: Seth Farber
Guitar 1 (Electric/Acoustic guitar): David Spinozza
Guitar 2 (Electric/Acoustic guitar): Peter Calo
Keyboard 1: Lon Hoyt
Keyboard 2: Keith Cotton
Keyboard 3: Seth Farber
Electric Bass: Francisco Centeno
Drums/Synth drums/Percussion: Clint de Ganon
Percussion: Walter “Wally” Usiatynski
Reed 1 (Saxs, Flute, Clarinet): David Mann
Reed 2 (Saxs, Flute, Clarinet): Dave Riekenberg
Trumpet/Flugelhorn/Piccolo Trumpet: Danny Cahn
Trombone/Bass Trombone: Birch Johnson
Violin: Robert Shaw and Carol Pool
Cello: Sarah Hewitt-Roth
Onstage Guitar: Matthew Morrison
Onstage Keyboards: Linda Hart
Onstage Glockenspiel: Joel Vig
Onstage Harmonica: Kerry Butler
Musical Coordinator: John Miller
Assistant Musical Coordinators: Matthew Ettinger and Chuck Butler
Music Preparation: Emily Grishman Music Preparation
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It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do!
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