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 (2) – 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 – piccolo, flute, clarinet, soprano/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
  • Legally Blonde, Jr. – flute, piccolo, clarinet, alto sax, 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
  • Mary Poppins – clarinet, Eb clarinet, bass clarinet
  • 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
  • On the Town (concert style) – clarinet, Eb clarinet
  • 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
  • The Secret Garden – oboe, English horn
  • 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
  • Singin’ in the Rain – flute, clarinet, alto sax
  • Singin’ in the Rain Jr. – piccolo, flute, clarinets (Bb, C), alto sax, tenor sax
  • The Sound of Music – clarinet
  • South Pacific – clarinet
  • Sweeney Todd (5) – 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
  • Titanic, The Musical – flute, clarinet
  • Urinetown (2) – clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax
  • West Side Story (9!) – piccolo, flute, oboe, English horn, Eb clarinet, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax
  • 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:

  • Shrek
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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
  • 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, scores, Clarinet magazines, reed and reed making supplies, a piano, 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
  • Tin Whistles (C, D)
  • Recorders (Soprano, Alto, Tenor)
  • Oboe/English Horn
  • Eb Clarinet/C Clarinet
  • Bb Clarinet/A Clarinet
  • Low C Bass Clarinet
  • Saxophones (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bari )
  • Bassoon

My instrument collection is complete! I now play all the woodwinds, from piccolo to bassoon (some better than others). I have done shows on the flute/piccolo book and the oboe/English horn book. My next goal is to do a show on the bassoon book. Of course, I’ll do any show with any book and any mixture of instruments.

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