Licensing Company: MTI
Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery.
Legally Blonde is one of KeyboardTEK’s most popular shows and biggest sellers. This orchestration is based on the 2009 West End production and is orchestrated for 3 keyboard players, all of which have heavy programming. Legally Blonde is one of the first if not the first Broadway show to use Mainstage as the primary keyboard programming rig.
Both Keyboard 2 and Keyboard 3 have hundreds of patches and patch changes and will require exceptional players with experience playing shows with fast and dense programming. Neither book is for the faint of heart and require players with great rhythmic ability and skills to play in every key imaginable. Having said that, this is truly one of the most fun and rewarding shows to play in the entire musical theater canon.
Keyboard 1 is designed to be played by the MD who also conducts the band from this chair. Because of the the complexity of the show, many productions have opted to use a stick conductor to take the burden off of the Keyboard 1 part of leading the orchestra but the choice is yours. This book is the primary piano part and requires an excellent player. Despite being the primary piano book, there are many more patches than is typically found in a Keyboard 1/Conductor book so familiarity with keyboard programming will be helpful. These sounds include various guitars, organs, EP’s, brass, strings, and lots of synth elements such as pads and leads.
Keyboard 2 also requires an extraordinary player. Get ready as this programming has nearly 400 different patch changes. The sounds are too various to name but include brass, woodwinds, percussion, strings, piano, EP’s, harp glissandi for days, harpsichord, guitar, and lot of fun synth elements and sounds.
Keyboard 3 consists primarily of strings and dozens of different articulations but does have several moments where you are playing brass, guitars, percussion, and synth pads. Again, a very advanced player would be best for this book.
In addition to the 3 programmed keyboard books, there is drum programming that is also available. Please email us to inquire about the drum programming for this show if you are interested.
ORIGINAL KEYBOARD PROGRAMMER
Synthesizer Programmer: Leland Music Co.
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Music & Lyrics by: Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Book by: Heather Hach
Based on the novel by: Amanda Brown
Based on the film by: MGM;
Musical Director: James Sampliner
Music orchestrated by: Christopher Jahnke
Music arranged by: Laurence O’Keefe and James Sampliner
Additional Arrangements: Alex Lacamoire
Conducted by: James Sampliner
Associate Conductor: Jason DeBord
Keyboard 1: James Sampliner
Keyboard 2: Jason DeBord
Keyboard 3: Matt Gallagher
Violin 1/Concertmaster: Antoine Silverman
Viola: Jonathan Dinklage
Cello: Peter Sachon
Lead Trumpet/Flugelhorn: Dave Trigg
Trumpet 2/Flugelhorn: Bud Burridge
Trombone/Bass trombone: Keith O’Quinn
Reed 1 (Alto sax, Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Penny whistle): Vincent DellaRocca
Reed 2 (Tenor sax, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, English horn): Dan Willis
Reed 3 (Baritone sax, Clarinet, Bass clarinet, Flute, Bassoon): Chad Smith
French Horn: Roger Wendt
Drums, Percussion, Synthesizer: Greg Joseph
Acoustic & electric bass: Mark Vanderpoel
Electric/Acoustic guitars, Mandolin: John Putnam
Electric/Acoustic guitars: Kenny Brescia
Percussion, Mallets, Timpani, Latin, Electronic: Pablo Rieppi
Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller
Copyist: Emily Grishman Music Preparation/Emily Grishman, Katharine Edmonds
A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!
Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
MTI Access Code
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