Gigs and Instruments

Theater gigs are certainly not the only thing I play, but certainly the only thing I’ve ever kept track of. I suppose it’s easier to remember the shows I’ve done as opposed to great wind band pieces or orchestral pieces. I got serious about playing when I was 15 (rather, I suddenly got good), and played in wind bands and orchestras a lot in high school. But, as they say in A Chorus Line, “life really began” with my first pit.

Shows that I have done (and the number of times, if more than once):

  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (4) – flute, oboe, clarinet, alto sax
  • The Addams Family – flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, tenor sax
  • Aladdin, Jr. – flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, alto sax
  • Alice in Wonderland, Jr. piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, alto sax, bari sax
  • Anne of Green Gables – piccolo, flute, oboe
  • Annie, Jr. (2) – piccolo, flute, Eb clarinet, C clarinet, Bb clarinet, soprano sax
  • Anyone Can Whistle – bass clarinet, bari sax, clarinet
  • Anything Goes (2) – flute, oboe, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, bari sax
  • Brigadoon (2) – clarinet
  • Bye Bye Birdie (2) – piccolo, flute, clarinet, alto sax
  • Cabaret (2) – piccolo, flute, clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax
  • Carnival – clarinet, tenor sax
  • Carousel (2) – clarinet
  • Cats – piccolo, clarinet, bari sax
  • Chicago – piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, bari sax
  • Cinderella, G2K – flute, oboe, English horn, C clarinet, Bb clarinet
  • Company (2) – piccolo, flute, alto flute, oboe, English horn, Eb clarinet, C clarinet, Bb clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax
  • Crazy For You – piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor sax
  • Curtains – piccolo, flute, clarinet, oboe, English horn, soprano sax, alto sax
  • The Drowsy Chaperone (3) – piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano/alto/tenor/bari saxes
  • Fiddler on the Roof (3) – clarinet
  • Footloose – flute, clarinet, tenor sax, bari sax
  • The Glorious Ones – piccolo, flute, alto recorder, Eb clarinet, clarinet
  • Grease – tenor sax
  • Guys and Dolls (2) – piccolo, flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax
  • Hairspray (2) – flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, bari sax
  • Hello, Dolly – flute, clarinet, alto sax
  • HONK! – clarinet, alto sax
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (2) – piccolo, flute, alto flute , Eb clarinet, Bb clarinet, English horn, bass clarinet, alto sax
  • In the Heights – flute, clarinet, alto/tenor/bari saxes
  • Into the Woods (2) – clarinet
  • Into the Woods, Jr. – clarinets (A, Bb, C), bass clarinet, bassoon
  • It’s a Wonderful Life, The Musical – clarinet
  • Jekyll & Hyde – clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax
  • Kiss Me, Kate (3) – clarinet, bass clarinet, bari sax
  • The Last Five Years – bass clarinet (playing cello book)
  • The Little Mermaid, Jr. (2) – piccolo, flute, clarinets (A, Bb, C)
  • Legally Blonde (2) – flute, piccolo, clarinet, English horn, bari sax
  • Les Miserables – flute, clarinet, alto sax
  • Lil’ Abner – flute, clarinet, alto sax
  • Little Shop of Horrors – flute, Eb clarinet, Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, bari sax
  • Mack and Mable – flute, clarinet, alto sax
  • Man of La Mancha – clarinet, bassoon
  • Music Man (4) – flute, piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet, bari sax, bassoon
  • Musical Chairs – flute, piccolo, clarinet, soprano/alto/tenor saxes
  • My Fair Lady – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Oklahoma (2) – clarinet
  • Oliver – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Once On This Island (2) – piccolo, flute, alto flute, clarinet, soprano sax
  • Once Upon a Mattress (2) – bass clarinet, flute, oboe
  • Peter Pan (2) – clarinet, oboe, English horn
  • Peter Pan, Jr. – oboe, English horn
  • Pippin (4) – piccolo, flute, alto flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet
  • Pirates of Penzance – clarinet
  • Ragtime – flute, Eb clarinet, clarinet
  • Seussical (3) – piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax
  • Seussical Jr. – piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinets (A, Bb, C), alto sax, tenor sax
  • Singing in the Rain – flute, clarinet, alto sax
  • South Pacific – clarinet
  • Sweeney Todd (4) – piccolo, flute, oboe, English horn, Eb clarinet, clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Sweet Charity – clarinet, alto sax
  • Three Penny Opera – clarinet, tenor sax
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie (2) – flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax, bari sax
  • Urinetown (2) – clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax
  • West Side Story (8!) – piccolo, flute, oboe, English horn, Eb clarinet, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax
  • The Secret Garden – oboe, English horn
  • The Wedding Singer – flute, English horn, tenor sax, bari sax
  • The Wizard of Oz (5) – flute, clarinet, oboe, English horn, tenor sax, bari sax
  • You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (2) – flute, recorder, clarinet, soprano sax,alto sax

Upcoming:

  • Nothing until I get rid of these damn allergies and can get outside my house again

Shows I really, really, really want to do (other than all of them):

  • Any and all Sondheim shows
  • Any Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty show
  • Beauty & The Beast
  • Camelot
  • Evita
  • Hair (the 2009 revival)
  • West Side Story (can’t get enough of this show)

Technically, I have a music room, but I have so much sheet music, concertos, method books, reed and reed making supplies, straps, instrument stands, cds of repertoire, excerpt books, music that Kerri left behind, old lieder (I don’t sing anymore), and a binding machine, that I can barely move around my music room. But most importantly, I own lots of instruments! The ones I own are:

  • Piccolo
  • Flute
  • Alto Flute
  • Soprano Recorder
  • Alto Recorder
  • Tenor Recorder
  • Oboe
  • English Horn
  • Eb Clarinet
  • C Clarinet
  • Bb Clarinet
  • A Clarinet
  • Low C Bass Clarinet
  • Soprano Saxophone
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Bari Saxophone

The newest addition to my instrument collection: piano! I’ve started studying it so I can play something that sounds “complete”. I miss my winds, but playing them all alone and without upcoming gigs breaks my heart.

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