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Ensemble musical

  • 1.  Ensemble musical

    Posted 8 days ago
    Next year our district is (finally) moving the 9th grade up to the high school.  In addition, we have a large group of 9th/10th graders interested in doing a musical.  I went in to talk to our band director and she said we have strong musicians for a pit and that our orchestra teacher indicated interest in getting some strings involved in the next few years.

    So- I'm looking for a a large ensemble musical (no star vehicle) with a significant pit - possibly with strings.  Suggestions?

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    Deanne Stokes
    Two Rivers WI
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  • 2.  RE: Ensemble musical

    Posted 8 days ago
    Would your band director be interested in scoring the songs?    If yes, you have a world premiere new musical.

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    Leon Kaye
    Playwright for the Ages
    Lhk@koa1.com
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  • 3.  RE: Ensemble musical

    Posted 7 days ago
    Hello!

    I highly recommmend Titanic.  It is a fantastic ensemble musical with a gorgeous score (great string parts) , and tons of roles that are equally spread out amongst the company.  Very little sense of any "leads," as opposed to a show like Hello, Dolly! or similar shows.

    Additionally, The Drowsy Chaperone is an outstanding ensemble show.  Again, lots of parts that are nicely distributed, with lots of good songs and moments for a variety of students.  And it's truly one of the funniest musicals ever.

    Good luck!

    Eric McNaughton

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    Eric McNaughton
    Theatre Director
    Marist School
    AtlantaGA
    mcnaughtone@marist.com
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