Paul Hansen’s percussion setup for the National Tour of Wicked at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, Washington.
Read Paul's write-up about the show, below the photos.
I've played Wicked many times on its frequent returns to Seattle, and the restricted pit space in the Paramount Theater (my allotted corner is barely over 8' x 8' square) is ideal for my usual basic layout - timps left, vibes/xylo/glock stacked cluster.
Stack it tall, keep it tight.
The single octave of Crotales is mounted on an angled boom stand above the music stand for easy access, and the chimes behind the glock, with pedal locked. Mark Tree and Shell Chimes hang high over all. The Tam Tam hangs just beneath the trap table, and my original Bass Waterphone serves the show well. The rice filled soda can combo has always been my shaker of choice for this one too."
Paul Hansen has been active as one of the top percussionists in Seattle's music and theater circles for 40 years, with over 150 musicals to his credit, including the World Premiere engagements of Hairspray, Shrek, Young Frankenstein, Catch Me If You Can, and A Christmas Story.
As a concert musician he performs regularly with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Auburn Symphony, and is a proud member of the Harry Partch Ensemble, based in Seattle.
Paul also serves as Managing Editor for Sheet Music Now, and is co-founder of the Pacific Rims Percussion Quartet.
Paul is also an Innovative Percussion Artist.