The 1950s

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Travel back in time to a television studio of the 1950's! Hear those famous Hit Parade tunes as well as the biggest television shows and their themes (can you whistle the theme to I LOVE LUCY?). Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day and many other singers and songs introduced in the fantastic decade of the fifities. The game shows, commercials, radio hits along with the 'newest trends' and even a nod toward the dawning of rock and roll and Elvis. Jack puts it all together for you along with some incredible swingin' guest artists for "a really big show" in the best Ed Sullivan tradition.

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INSTRUMENTATION
NOTE: Trap set player travels with concert
3 Flutes ( 2nd & 3rd double Piccolo)
2 Oboes (no Eng. Horn)
3 Clarinets (3rd/Bass Clarinet)
2 Bassoons
Alto & Tenor Sax 1 (one player who doubles)
Alto & Tenor Sax 2 (one player who doubles)
Baritone Sax
4 Horns
3 Trumpets (Lead trumpet is fairly high, but not a true screamer part.
- One trumpet plays the Billy Regis solo of “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White”.)
3 Trombones
1 Tuba
Timpani
Trap Set
3 Percussion (includes a car horn and Large crank siren)
Harp
1 Keyboard – Piano / Synth / Celeste (must be versed in 1950’s style)
Electric & Acoustic guitar, Banjo, Mandolin (one player versed in the fifties style)
Fender Bass Guitar (one player on this instrument exclusively, also versed in fifties style)
Strings (10 – 8 – 5 – 5 - 4 minimum)
Please see “stage layout” for details

RENTALS
Requires 2 rentals. The ISO will provide music (contact ISO Librarian Laura Cones for details) stand ready and in folders.
 

 

 

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