The World Goes Round

A brilliantly constructed retrospective of prolific musical theatre collaborators, Kander and Ebb.

The World Goes Round




A brilliantly constructed retrospective of prolific musical theatre collaborators, Kander and Ebb.


This version is based on the Original 1991 Off-Broadway production and the 1992 Touring production.

This orchestration calls for 2 keyboard players, one which is Piano only and the other from the Synthesizer book. The MD will conduct and play from the Piano/Conductor score and there is no programming in that book. KeyboardTEK had to meticulously recreate the the sounds in the Synthesizer book because they are not written in either the score or the part itself. We worked with members of the creative team from the Original production to reconstruct these into a Mainstage file for your production. Although this book is a luxury add-on, it really adds layering and depth to the rest of the music and really brings the iconic Kander & Ebb sounds to life.


Keyboard Programming by: KeyboardTEK & Dvid Krane


Music by: John Kander
Lyrics by: Fred Ebb
Conceived by: Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman and David Thompson
Music orchestrated by: David Krane
Vocal & Dance arrangements by: David Loud

Original Off-Broadway Orchestra

Musical Director: David Loud
Conducted by: David Loud
Assistant Conductor: James Moore
Piano: David Loud
Synthesizer: James Moore
Woodwinds: Jonathan Levine
Trumpet: Michael Gordon
Bass: Marc T. Hogan
Drums: J Mattes


Enter the world of distinguished and celebrated writing team, Kander and Ebb. The World Goes ‘Round is a stunning revue of the songbook from the multi-Tony award-winning team, with the original production winning three Drama Desk Awards.

Filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody, this title is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going. Five individuals find themselves careening through the world of love, babies and coffee. From Cabaret to Chicago, the nonstop hit-parade features unforgettable gems, including “Mr. Cellophane,” “Maybe This Time,” “Cabaret” and “New York, New York,” seamlessly interwoven into a passionate, harmonious, up-tempo evening of musical theatre.


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