Licensing Company: MTI
QLab (Loops & Click)
$200.00 – $275.00
The exhilarating true story about a struggling shoe factory that will lift your spirits to high-heeled heights!
This orchestration is based on the Original 2003 Broadway production.
This show is orchestrated to be player-conducted from the Keyboard 1 book. There are 2 keyboard books in this show, both of which have lots of programming and will require very strong players who have experience playing heavily programmed shows. There are hundreds of patch changes and electronic music elements that sometimes happen very quickly.
The programming we offer for this show is the ORIGINAL Programming from the Broadway production and subsequent National Tours by Randy Cohen and his team at Cohen Keyboards, LLC. Keyboard 1 is primarily piano but has lots of additional keyboard instruments such as EP’s, Clav, and Harpsichord, but there are also lots of other synthesized sounds such as pads, bass, bells, and leads. There is also an accompanying Q-lab file that is recommended that has all of the pre-recorded stems and loops for many of the big dance numbers like “Land of Lola”. These can only be licensed through KeyboardTEK. The Q-Lab file is generally triggered by the MD/Keyboard 1 player and all instructions are included on how to set this up and utilize it in performance. All the sounds in this file were originally in Ableton for the original production.
Keyboard 2 is also heavily programmed and contains most of the organ and other EP’s heard in this show. Along with the iconic electric pianos found throughout this score, there are lots of other sounds played in this book such as strings, Guitars, Brass, Strings, Harp, and many synth elements.
This particular show also has drum programming that is highly recommended in order to get the same sounds as head on the cast album. This is designed to be played by the drummer alongside of the acoustic kit. Many of the iconic sounds and hits come programmed in this file which is designed specifically for the Roland SPD-SX Drum Pad. Although standard for many professional drummers and percussionists, if you do not have access to one, KeyboardTEK has them to rent with the programming already installed so please email us to inquire about adding this to your rental.
ORIGINAL MUSICAL EQUIPMENT USED
Nord Stage 2 EX (Top Manual Keyboard 2)
Roland TD30 V-Drums
Nord Stage 2 EX
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Book by: Harvey Fierstein
Music & Lyrics by: Cyndi Lauper
Music orchestrated and arranged by: Stephen Oremus
Musical Director: Brian Usifer
Based on the Miramax motion picture “Kinky Boots” written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth
Additional Arrangements: Brian Usifer
Original 2013 Broadway Orchestra
Keyboard 1 & Conductor: Brian Usifer
Keyboard 2 & Associate Conductor: Will Van Dyke
Drums: Sammy Merendino
Bass: Michael Visceglia
Guitar: Michael Aarons and John Putnam
Trumpet: James de la Garza
Trombone: Keith O’Quinn
Reeds: Dan Willis
Concert Master: Hiroko Taguchi
Violin: Philip Payton
Violin/Viola: Denise Stillwell
Cello: Allison Seidner
Music Preparation: Emily Grishman Music Preparation/Emily Grishman, Katharine Edmonds;
Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller
Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein.
Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man that he is meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discover that, when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
MTI Access Code
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