Licensing Company: Concord Theatricals
Kiss of the Spiderwoman
The Tony-award winning story revolves around the lives of two cell mates in a Latin American prison - one is a Marxist revolutionary and the other a gay window dresser. As their friendship deepens, the window dresser escapes into a fantasy world of the movies he loved most as a child, conjuring a beautiful enchantress to pass the time and ease the pain.
Kiss of the Spiderwoman
The Tony-award winning story revolves around the lives of two cell mates in a Latin American prison – one is a Marxist revolutionary and the other a gay window dresser. As their friendship deepens, the window dresser escapes into a fantasy world of the movies he loved most as a child, conjuring a beautiful enchantress to pass the time and ease the pain.
This licensed orchestration is based on the Original 1993 Broadway Production.
This show is orchestrated to be stick conducted from the podium and has two separate keyboard books, both with programming.
Keyboard 1 is the primary piano book but has other instruments and sounds in the programming. Some of those include mallet percussion, strings, clavinet, pan flute, celeste, tutti orchestra, harpischord, voice pad, harp, Wurlitzer EP, and guitar to name a few. This is a challenging book in spots so it is recommended to have an experienced player on this chair.
Keyboard 2 has more of the orchestral padding. Patches include piano, celeste, strings, organ, guitar, orchestral percussion, mallet percussion, bandoneon, and harp among many others. Although not as difficult as Keyboard 1, an advanced player capable of navigating the part and the programming is recommended.
ORIGINAL KEYBOARD PROGRAMMER
Electronic Music Consultant: Andrew Barrett
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Book by: Terrence McNally
Music by: John Kander
Lyrics by: Fred Ebb
Based on the novel by: Manuel Puig
Music orchestrated by: Michael Gibson
Dance music by: David Krane
Musical Supervisor: Jeffrey Huard
Original 1993 Broadway Orchestra
Conducted by: Jeffrey Huard
Keyboard 1: Jeffrey Saver
Keyboard 2: Gregory Dlugos
Concert Mistress: Susan Follari
Viola I: Susan Follari
Viola II: Ann Barak
Viola III: Maxine Roach
Viola IV: Katherine Sinsabaugh
Cello: Caryl Paisner
1st Trumpet: Jeffrey Kievit
2nd Trumpet: Larry Lunetta
Trombone: Porter Poindexter
French Horn: Kate Dennis and Susan Panny
Reed I: Alva Hunt
Reed II: Mort Silver
Reed III: Richard Heckman
Reed IV: Ken Berger
Bass: John Babich
Drums: John Redsecker
Percussion: Mark Sherman
Rehearsal Pianist: Jason Brown
Musical Coordinator: John Monaco
Music Preparation: Evan Morris, Donald Oliver and Chelsea Music Services, Inc.
Kiss of the Spider Woman revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle that juxtaposes gritty realities with liberating fantasies. Cell mates in a Latin American prison, Valentin is a tough revolutionary undergoing torture and Molina is an unabashed homosexual serving eight years for deviant behavior. Molina shares his fantasies about an actress, Aurora (originated on Broadway by Chita Rivera) with Valentin. One of her roles is a Spider Woman who kills with a kiss.