• Drum Set and Percussion Setups from Musical Theatre and More

Miss Saigon - Tour - Russ Nyberg

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Russ Nyberg's combined book setup for the 2018-2019 National Tour of Miss Saigon at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

"I remember the learning curve being a lot steeper verses other shows because there was a bit of choreography and memorization involved. I ran the show down every day to prep as a sub and it certainly benefitted me once I played my first show."

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Spamalot - International - Petter Nilsen

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Petter Nilsen’s combined book setup for Spamalot at Romerike Folkehøgskole, in Jessheim, Norway.

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Curtains - International - Rob Holinaty

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Rob Holinaty’s combined book setup for Curtains at the Drury Lane Theatre in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

"I am running a microKORG as a MIDI controller through my MacBook Pro into MainStage..."

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Peter and the Starcatcher - Regional - Brad Wetmore


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Brad Wetmore's setup for South Bay Musical Theater's production of Peter and the Starcatcher.

"Between the Music Director/Piano player and myself, we covered just over 60 instruments."

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Peter and the Starcatcher - Off Broadway - Deane Prouty

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Deane Prouty's setup from the 2013-1014 Off-Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher at New World Stages in New York City.

“Well, all good things come to an end... or in this case we moved Off-Broadway!"

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Miss Saigon - Broadway - Chihiro Shibayama

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Chihiro Shibayama's percussion setup for the 2017-2018 Broadway revival of Miss Saigon at the Broadway Theatre.

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Seussical - Regional - Scot Sexton

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Scot Sexton’s combined book setup for Seussical with Broadway Bound in Seattle, Washington.

“…I knew I would be juggling sticks, page turns, shakers, and beaters so as I was combining the books I was also working on my layout and choreography.”

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Between The Lines - Regional - Sam Wisman

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Sam Wisman’s setup for the world premiere and regional tryout of Between The Lines at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri.

“The styles and sounds required range from classic Broadway to swing, vaudeville, orchestral, rock, and disco.”

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In The Heights - Regional - Angel Williams

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Angel Williams’ percussion setup for In The Heights at the Judge Memorial High School in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Groundhog Day - Broadway - Howard Joines

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Howard Joines’ setup from the 2017 Broadway production of Groundhog Day at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City.

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Kiss Me Kate - Regional - Scot Sexton

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Scot Sexton’s combined book setup for the Seattle Musical Theaters production of Kiss Me Kate in Seattle, Washington.

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Cats - Broadway - Bill Lanham

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Bill Lanham’s drum set setup for the 2016-2017 Broadway revival of Cats at the Neil Simon Theatre.

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Finding Neverland - Tour - Greg Germann

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Greg Germann’s combined book setup for the National tour of the Broadway show Finding Neverland at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington.

“The orchestra read was really fun because Elliott Kennedy, the composer and Simon Hale, the orchestrator, were open to letting me try out a few new things.”

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - International - Rob Holinaty

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Rob Holinaty’s setup for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Drury Lane Theatre in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

“Incorporating the electronics has saved me a lot of space without sacrificing parts of the score.”

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Urinetown - Regional - Chris Roberts

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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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Seussical - Regional - Chris Roberts

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

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The Little Mermaid - Regional - Ethan Deppe


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

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Bring it On - Regional - Angel Williams

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Angel Williams’ percussion setup for Bring It On at the University of Utah, Musical Theater Department in Salt Lake City, Utah. See more...

The Producers - International - Lindsay Kaul

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Lindsay Kaul’s percussion setup for The Producers at The Players Theater in Port Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia.

“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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Mary Poppins - International - Nick Apivor

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Nick Apivor's combined set up for Mary Poppins at the Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

"As I was the only percussionist I needed to cover both percussion 1 and 2 books."

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Tarzan - Regional - Rob Fedson

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Rob Fedson's setup for Tarzan at the Palace Theatre in Georgetown, Texas (Austin area).

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Tarzan - Regional - Rob Guilford

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Rob Guilford's percussion setup for Tarzan at the White Plains Performing Arts Center in White Plains, New York.

"Space was very tight in the theater, so having the malletKAT for all of the mallet and timpani parts was a lifesaver."

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In The Heights - Regional - Brett Beiersdorfer

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Brett Beiersdorfer's setup for In the Heights at the CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale, New York.

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

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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.

"Most of the percussion is played on the PanKATs. The white lettering is used to remind the players which pad triggers which sample."

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Lion King - Broadway - Carter McLean

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Carter McLean's drum set setup for the Broadway production of Lion King currently running at the Minskoff Theatre.

"The best part of this show is all the styles you get to play. It has an African/Pop core and then branches off to Rock, Latin, R&B Ballads, and Big Drum breaks."

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Peter and the Starcatcher - Broadway - Deane Prouty

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Deane Prouty's setup for the 2012-2013 Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

“95% of what I am doing is foley work - sound effects timed with action on the stage.”

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Crazy For You - Regional - Ryan McCausland

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Ryan McCausland's drum set setup for Crazy for You at the Hammonton Youth Theatre in Hammonton, New JerseySee more...

Peter and the Starcatcher - Tour - Jeremy Lowe

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Jeremy Lowe’s setup for the National Tour of Peter and the Starcatcher.

"Some of the more interesting instruments in my set-up include a cuica for gorilla sounds…"

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Les Miserables - Regional - Guy Gauthreaux

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Guy Gauthreaux's setup for Les Miserables at the Theatre Baton Rouge in Baton Rogue, Louisiana.

"The 70‘s Mercedes Benz hubcap is used for the ‘copper pot’ and ‘garbage can lid’ as it produces many various sounds and definitely ‘elevates’ the look and feel of the setup"

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