Ride The Cyclone

In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other — the chance to return to life. A funny, moving look at what makes a life well-lived!

Ride The Cyclone

PROGRAMMED INSTRUMENTS

Keyboard 1
Keyboard 2

$300.00

In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other — the chance to return to life. A funny, moving look at what makes a life well-lived!

PROGRAMMING NOTES

This licensed 5 piece orchestration is based on the 2016 Off-Broadway production at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

This show is orchestrated to be player conducted from the Piano/Conductor Score. There are 2 keyboard books for this show, both of which have fairly involved programming.

The Piano/Conductor score is the primary piano book but along with the acoustic piano instruments it also has lots of other instrument patches as well such as accordion, strings,  brass, celeste, percussion, organ, guitar among many others and there is even a beatbox sample. This book is very playable and not nearly as demanding as a typical keyboard conductor score but it will require someone who can play while leading the band and navigating the many patch changes throughout.

Keyboard 2 has more of the interesting sounds found in the show such as a circus calliope, synth pads, various organs, muted guitars, Boys Chamber Ensembles, clavinet with wah, sound effect triggers such as “cave and wind chewing”, “ratchet loops”, “galactic static”, “frying pan”, and “fair carnival rides”, and everyone’s favorite patch, the Ondes Martenot just to name a very few.

This is really an underrated score and one that we know your keyboardists will love to play and one that your audiences will love to listen to. The keyboard parts really make it sound and feel like you are right there at the amusement park.

ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM

Music & Lyrics by: Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond
Book by: Jacob Richmond
Original Music Director: Remy Kurs
Off Broadway Music Supervisor: Doug Peck

Cast Recording Musicians 
(not reflective of the currently licensed orchestrations)

Music Director and Conductor: Brooke Maxwell
Arrangement and Orchestrations: Brooke Maxwell
Piano, Keyboards, Saxophones, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Recorder, Penny Whistle, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Percussion, Programming, Sound Design: Brooke Maxwell
Drums, Percussion, B3 Organ: Joby Baker
Cello: Eli Bender
Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Ukulele: Adam Dobres
Accordion, Viola, Violin: Adrian Dolan
Electric Bass: Peter Dowse
Electric Guitar: Jake Helm
Trombones: Nick La Riviere
Acoustic Guitar: Avram Devon McCagherty
Drums: Kelby MacNayr
Acoustic Bass: Joey Smith
Trumpet: Miguelito Valdes

SHOW DESCRIPTION

At 8:17 PM, the Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir will board the Cyclone roller coaster. At 8:19, the front axle will break, sending them to their tragic demise. Trapped in fantastical carnival-like purgatory, the recently deceased teens discover a mechanical fortune teller, who invites them to tell their stories of life interrupted, with the promise of a prize like no other. Welcome to the West Coast premiere of Ride the Cyclone, a wildly original new musical. Part comedy, part tragedy and completely unexpected, this wonderfully weird story is at every turn satirical, macabre, creepy, campy and hilarious.

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*All of our keyboard programming requires the industry standard MainStage 3® , a program which is only available for Mac/Apple computers. MainStage® is NOT available for Mac iOS devices such as the iPad or iPhone. f you do not already have it installed, you can find MainStage® in the Apple App Store. We apologize that our programming is not available for Windows users at this time.

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