• Drum Set and Percussion Setups from Musical Theater and More

Chris Roberts - Urinetown

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Chris Roberts’ setup for Urinetown at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

“…This was when I was told the pit was literally a pit (no stairs, or elevators) and the only access were two ladders (one on either side)”

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Chris Roberts - Seussical

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Chris Roberts’ combined book for the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School production of Seussical in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. Read more...

Chris Roberts - Fiddler On The Roof

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Chris Roberts’ setup for Fiddler On The Roof at the Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

“I played around with my cymbal choices a bit but went with a 16" and 18" crash. There isn't very much ‘riding’ and I wanted the option to be able to have two crash sounds.”

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Michael Dooley - Pippin

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Michael Dooley’s percussion setup for Pippin at Heritage High School in Frisco, Texas. This is the 2006 MTI version.

“I had to pick and choose which instruments I could cover per number, using the criteria 1) ‘Can I do this and still sound good’ and 2) ‘What is the most important sound to have here’”.

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Tim Sellars - Evita

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Tim Sellars’ drum set setup for Showbiz Christchurch’s production of Evita at the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch, New Zealand.

“You may notice that I have the majority of my cymbals on my left side as well as a floor tom to the left of the hi-hat. This is due to me being a left hander, playing on a right handed kit.”

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Craig Given - Evita

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Craig Given’s percussion setup for Showbiz Christchurch’s production of Evita at the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch, New Zealand.

“I enjoyed being able to mix guaguanco and samba influenced conga rhythms in this tune, along with some nice opportunities for timbale fills and cascara patterns.”

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Skyler Fortgang - Little Shop of Horrors

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Skyler Fortgang’s percussion setup for Little Shop of Horrors at The Livingston Theater Company at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Read more...

Mike Wecker - Avenue Q

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Mike Wecker’s setup for Avenue Q at the Paper Wing Theatre in Monterey, California. Read more...

Whitney Kessling - Memphis

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Whitney Kessling’s setup for Memphis at the Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, Tennessee. Read more...

Ethan Deppe - The Little Mermaid

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

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Angel Williams - Bring it On: The Musical

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Angel’s percussion setup for Bring It On: The Musical at the University of Utah, Musical Theater Department in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read more...

Craig Given - Ragtime

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“I decided to take the two books (drumset and percussion) and combine as much as possible into a single book.”

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Alex Zarzalejo - Don Juan: The Musical

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Alex's combined setup for Don Juan: The Musical at the Teatro de la Luz Philips in Madrid, Spain. Read more...

Shan Chana - Aladdin

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Shan's percussion setup for Aladdin at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London's West End.

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Tim Goodyer - Book of Mormon

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Tim's drum set setup for Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London's West End.Read more...

Brett Beiersdorfer - Fame: The Musical

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Lindsay Kaul - The Producers

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“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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Joshua Mark Samuels - New York Spectacular at Radio City

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Richard Hilms - Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

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Tim Sellars - Hairspray

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Craig Given - Hairspray

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Perry Cavari - Something Rotten

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Sean Ritenauer - Something Rotten

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Andy Blanco - An American in Paris

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Dan Haskins - The King and I

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"This was the largest orchestra running on Broadway at 29 players, and also the largest cast at 51 actors/dancers. The drum-set and percussion parts were all played by one person."

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Nick Apivor - Mary Poppins

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Joe Choroszewski - Finding Neverland

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Dave Roth - Finding Neverland

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Kory Grossman - Fiddler On The Roof

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My Favorite Mounts

Here are some of the mounts I like to use with my Miller Machines.

LP Mount-All Percussion Bracket: LP236C
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David Nyberg - Mamma Mia

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John Redsecker - Aladdin

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Carter McLean - Lion King

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Eric Poland - Cabaret

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Joe Beam - Mary Poppins

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Tim Collins - Next to Normal

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Debbie Minnichelli - Smokey Joe's

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Billy Miller - The Light in the Piazza

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Alec Wilmart - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

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Paul Hansen - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

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David Glover - Cinderella

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Joe Mowatt - Allegiance

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Greg Hersey - Godspell

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Sho Fujieda - Parade

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Scott Elford - Newsies

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Rob Fedson - Tarzan

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Matt Watson - A Christmas Story: The Musical

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Patrick Lehosky - In The Heights

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Brett Beiersdorfer - In The Heights

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Alfie Pugh - West Side Story

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Rob Power - The Little Mermaid

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Rob Guilford - Tarzan

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Michael Dooley - High School Musical

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Ed Littlefield - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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Jay Mack - If/Then

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Jason Degenhardt - Young Frankenstein

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Paul Davis - Newsies

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Stevie Ray Hernandez - The X Factor USA - Big Band Week

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Greg Landes - The Landing

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Howard Joines - Matilda: The Musical

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Erik Charlston - Most Happy Fella

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Nick Bonaccio - Little Threepenny Music

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Dave Roth - Evita - Buenos Aires Live

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Dave Roth's live performance of Buenos Aires from the last Broadway revival of Evita at the Marquis Theatre in New York City.


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Alec Wilmart - Funny Girl

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Big Fish - Broadway - Billy Miller

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Plastic Ties

The Triangle Machine includes two plastic ties to hold the triangle. These ties are around 30lb test so the chance of them breaking is very slim.

However, if you do need replacements or would just like backup ties please get in touch and I would be happy to send them.

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Kyle Maxwell-Doherty and Joshua Mark Samuels - 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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Bill Hayes - Cinderella

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Andy Jones - Wicked

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David Thalmann - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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David Thalmann’s setup from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Murray Arts Guild - Murray Park Amphitheater in Murray, Utah.Read more...

Dave Roth - How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

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Greg Landes - How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

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Mario DeCiutiis, Dave Roth and Matt Beaumont - 2014 Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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Mario DeCiutiis, Dave Roth and Matt Beaumont’s percussion setup for the 2014 Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York City. Read more...

Jon Berger - Tim and Scrooge

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Russ Nyberg - How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

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Angel Williams - Beauty and the Beast

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Kevin McNaughton - Beauty and the Beast

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Jordan Holley - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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Jamie Drake - Uncovered: The Music of Simon and Garfunkel

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Deane Prouty - Peter and the Starcatcher

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