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Working - Dennis J. Arcano

Dennis J. Arcano’s setup for a brand new, multimedia production of Stephen Schwartz's Working at ACT in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Read Dennis' write-up about the show, below the photos.

Dennis J. Arcano’s setup for a brand new, multimedia production of Stephen Schwartz's Working at ACT in Ridgefield, Connecticut.Dennis J. Arcano’s setup for a brand new, multimedia production of Stephen Schwartz's Working at ACT in Ridgefield, Connecticut.Dennis J. Arcano’s setup for a brand new, multimedia production of Stephen Schwartz's Working at ACT in Ridgefield, Connecticut.Dennis J. Arcano’s setup for a brand new, multimedia production of Stephen Schwartz's Working at ACT in Ridgefield, Connecticut.Dennis J. Arcano’s setup for a brand new, multimedia production of Stephen Schwartz's Working at ACT in Ridgefield, Connecticut.Dennis J. Arcano’s setup for a brand new, multimedia production of Stephen Schwartz's Working at ACT in Ridgefield, Connecticut.Dennis J. Arcano’s setup for a brand new, multimedia production of Stephen Schwartz's Working at ACT in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

"The Roland SPD-SX was used for running click tracks, triggering samples of congas, cowbell, and timbales for the song 'Delivery' written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. It was also used for samples of bell tree, Mark Tree, flex-a-tone, and castanets for the song 'It’s An Art'.

Apple's MainStage was used via the 37-key keyboard for glockenspiel, vibes, chimes, celeste, and harp as notated in the percussion book by orchestrator Alex Lacamoire.

The drum set is a 1989 Pearl Export that I stripped off the original black drum wraps. I hand painted the original shells red and had black powder coating done to all original chrome rims. My DTS snare drum (picture above) is a one-of-a-kind custom drum made especially for me by Steve 'Steevo' Morrison, who is also a drum tech for Tommy Lee, and Nate Morton of 'The Voice'.

Mr. Schwartz is an artistic advisor for the theater and this production of ours may be coming to a small screen near you in the not too distant future!"

Drums:

  • Pearl Export 22” Kick Drum (Aquarian Super Kick 2 Drumhead)
  • Pearl Export 12”, 13”, & 16” Toms (Remo Coated Pinstripe Drumheads)
  • DTS 14” x 7" Custom Birch Snare Drum (Remo Coated Controlled Sound X Drumhead)

Hardware:

  • Pearl H1050 Redline Hi-Hat Stand
  • Pearl P2050C Eliminator Redline Bass Drum Pedal

Cymbals:

  • Zildjian K 14” Custom Hybrid Hi-Hat Cymbals
  • Zildjian K 18” Dark Crash Medium Thin Cymbal
  • Zildjian K 16” Dark Crash Thin Cymbal
  • Zildjian K 22” Custom Dark Ride Cymbal
  • Zildjian K 10” Custom Dark Splash Cymbal

Percussion:

  • Grover 6” Super Overtone Triangle (with Miller Machine)
  • Pearl Ultra-Grip Brass Tambourine
  • Various LP Shakers

Electronics:

  • Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad
  • iRig Keys 37 PRO Keyboard

Sticks:

  • Vic Firth 5B Extreme Wood Tip Sticks
  • Regal Tip “Ed Thigpen” Brushes
  • Flix Orange Drumsticks
  • Mike Balter 16B Orange Yarn Mallets
  • Grover Triangle Beaters

"Included is an additional shot of Stephen Schwartz and I on stage together for the 2019 ACT of Connecticut Gala announcing our production of Godspell coming up in the 2019-2020 season."

Performance videos of this setup and more can be seen in the Musical Theater playlist of my YouTube channel.

Dennis is the resident drummer, percussionist, synth and drum programmer, and music contractor of ACT.

Working - Regional - Dennis J. Arcano
February 2019

Dennis J. Arcano’s setup for a brand new, multimedia production of Stephen Schwartz's Working at ACT in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Greg Landes’ setup for the Off Broadway production of The Landing at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City.
Mike Drake's set up for Side Show at the Casa Mañana Theater, in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Greg Landes’ setup for the Pit Stop Players’ concert at Symphony Space in New York City.
"After a week or two of rehearsals there is usually a performance or two of the show for an invited audience. Sometimes these performances can be intense if there are important people in the room, or if certain sections of the show feel under prepared. This is why it’s so important to know the score and script very well."
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"The unique part of Groundhog Day was that the drummer had to play on stage, in a groundhog costume, wearing a giant groundhog head. Since I could barely see out of the head, it was impossible to read a chart (and there wasn’t a music stand), so it had to be memorized."
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"If you are passionate, driven, feel you have a calling, a burning desire to play, practice, perform, and record music that you can share with the world, then choosing to be a professional musician here will make you a fulfilled and happy person. You’ll meet the most amazing people on stage, in the rehearsal room and in the audience."
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Steve Gadd's drum solo from the track "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours". From the album Live Stuff (out of print) from the legendary 1970's New York based band Stuff.
Robbie Ameen's drum solo from the track "Spring Fling".

Gene Krupa's drum solo from "Gene's Blues" from the album Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich released November 1955.

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