Licensing Company: MTI
Little Shop of Horrors (Broadway Version)
Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant, featuring the 2003 Broadway orchestrations.
This version is based off of the original 2003 Broadway production. The orchestration for this version is larger than the Original Off-Broadway version with 10 musicians.
This show is orchestrated to be player-conducted by the MD from the Keyboard 1 book and lead the band. There are 2 keyboards in this show both with programming. Unlike the Original Off-Broadway version, both books are typeset.
The Keyboard 1 book only has a handful of patches which is primarily acoustic piano and the rest are various electric pianos such as Fender Rhodes and Wurly. This is a book that would be totally fine to be played entirely on piano if you so choose.
Keyboard 2 is much more heavily programmed with over 80 unique instruments and sounds and over 100 patch changes throughout the show. This book has all of organ and synthesizer sounds from the cast album. There is everything from horn and string sections to Orchestra Hits and Filter Sweeps as well. The book is not technically difficult at all and an advanced high school student could play the book.
ORIGINAL KEYBOARD PROGRAMMER
Synthesizer Programmer: Henry Aronson
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Book & Lyrics by: Howard Ashman
Music by: Alan Menken
Based on the film by: Roger Corman
Based on the screenplay by: Charles Griffith
Original Vocal Arrangements: Robert Billig
New Arrangements: Michael Kosarin
Music orchestrated by: Danny Troob
Original Orchestrations by: Robby Merkin
Musical Director: Henry Aronson
Music Supervisor: Michael Kosarin
Conducted by: Henry Aronson
Associate Conductor: John Samorian
Assistant Conductor: Georgia Stitt
Keyboard 1: Henry Aronson
Keyboard 2: John Samorian
Guitars/Mandolin: John Benthal
Bass: Steve Gelfand
Drums: Rich Mercurio
Percussion: David Yee
Trumpets: Tony Kadleck and David Spier
Woodwinds: Tom Murray and Matt Hong
Musical Coordinator: John Miller
Music Preparation: Miller Music Services
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
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