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David Manuel - Sweeney Todd

David’s setup for Sweeney Todd at the Q Theatre in Penrith, Australia just outside of Sydney.

“Doing two separate productions of Sweeney within six months gave me a great chance to streamline the setup. I was really happy with the integration of the three toms and snare drum this time around as the first time I used three Rototoms which I found difficult to adjust to where I'd like them. The three toms on their own mounts were much easier to get right, especially for the busy ‘Epiphany’.

I was very grateful that both productions gave me lots of room to set up the acoustic instruments for the show. While MalletKAT’s and electronic pads are great to use and save a lot of choreography, there's nothing like a great big rig and lots of mallet changes!