• Drum Set and Percussion Setups from Musical Theatre and More

Rick Donato - Dirty Dancing

Rick’s setup for the National Tour of Dirty Dancing at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, Lousiana.


“The drum book for Dirty Dancing contains the big rock hits from the movie, such as Time of My Life and Hungry Eyes, so I decided to go with a bigger kit to get a nice full sound on the big numbers. On top of some Big Band thrown in the mix, the show is chock full of latin rhythms, lots of son and rumba claves and some Sambas and Tangos as well.“

Rick is a proud endorser of Humes & Berg Cases, and here is his website.

Also check out Miles Lassi’s percussion setup for Dirty Dancing.