• Drum Set and Percussion Setups from Musical Theatre and More

A Christmas Story - Tour - Laura Hamel

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Laura Hamel's percussion setup for the National Tour of A Christmas Story at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California.

"A new challenge presents itself with the many pedals I have to keep track of. Between the substantial amount of timpani tuning, 128 patch changes and riding a sustain pedal, you end up tap dancing your way through the show."

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Tuck Everlasting - Regional - Jacob Bradshaw

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Jacob Bradshaw’s combined book setup for Tuck Everlasting at Hale Center Theater in Sandy, Utah.

"I combined the percussion and drum set book, which was quite the undertaking."

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Evita - Broadway, Buenos Aires Live - Dave Roth

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Live performance of Dave Roth playing the percussion book for Buenos Aires from the 2012-2013 Broadway Revival of Evita at the Marquis Theatre.

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Evita - Broadway - Dave Roth

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Dave Roth's percussion setup for the 2012-2013 Broadway Revival of Evita at the Marquis Theatre.

"I was very fortunate to be given a lot of leeway in creating my own part for this tune and particularly my own timbale solo."

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Evita - Broadway - Bill Lanham

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Bill Lanham's drum set setup for the 2012-2013 Broadway Revival of Evita at the Marquis Theatre.

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Cats - Regional - Brandon Miller

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Brandon Miller's combined book for Cats at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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Parade - Regional - Sho Fujieda

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Sho Fujieda's setup for Parade at Fullerton College in Fullerton, California.

"Here's a fun technique I used that was shown to me by another pit percussionist. Instead of having a full set of crotales for the single crotale note, I hit the glockenspiel with a finger cymbal on the high E flat."

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Pippin - Regional - Brian Kilgore

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Brian Kilgore's setup for Pippin at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California.

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Godspell - Regional - Greg Hersey

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Greg Hersey's setup for Godspell at the Players by the Sea Theatre in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

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Waitress - Tour - Noah Hadland

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Noah Hadland's setup for the 2nd National Tour of Waitress at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

"While having all the cymbals and drums to hit in a 360 setup is always fun, it's been an awesome experience to try to get the most out of this smaller setup."

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Cast Album - Greg Landes

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Greg Landes’ drum set setup for the cast album of Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom in New York City.

"The show originally opened in 2006 but we finally got to create a fantastic cast album this past August 2013."

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Cast Album - Dave Roth

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Dave Roth's percussion setup for the cast album of Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom in New York City.

"It was a very unique experience in that the entire 14 piece band was in the same room with no baffling."

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Regional - Greg Landes

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Greg Landes' combined book setup for Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Wang Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Most Happy Fella - Regional - Erik Charlston

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Erik Charlston's setup from the Encores! production of Most Happy Fella at City Center in New York City.

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - Regional - Alec Wilmart

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Alec Wilmart's drum set setup for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington.

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - Regional - Paul Hansen

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Paul Hansen's percussion setup for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington.

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The Producers - International - Lindsay Kaul

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Lindsay Kaul’s percussion setup for The Producers at The Players Theater in Port Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia.

“Due to a lack of players in a small theatre community in Regional NSW, Australia, I took up the parts of keyboard, harp, oboe and percussion.”

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Mary Poppins - Regional - Alec Wilmart

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Alec Wilmart's percussion setup for the 2014-2015 Winter production of Mary Poppins at the Village Theatre in Everett, Washington.

"Step In Time' is a real challenge, with some quick switches between Xylophone and Timpani, and if I had to do it all over again, I would have put the Bass Drum on the other side of the Timpani to facilitate that."

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Mary Poppins - Regional - Chris Monroe

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Chris Monroe's drum set setup for the 2014-2015 Winter production of Mary Poppins at the Village Theatre in Everett, Washington.

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The Little Mermaid - Regional - Ethan Deppe


Ethan Deppe’s setup for The Little Mermaid at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

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