Previews open for this hilarious production of "Guys & Dolls" at Goodspeed Musicals with my new orchestrations for 8 musicians. Nancy Anderson and Mark Price play Adelaide and Nathan Detroit. Plays April 10 - June 20, 2015
Another highly successful week with 20 music directors from all over the globe. Goodspeed's resident music director Michael O'Flaherty brings together a top-notch team of professionals to cover:
I have such a great time sharing with this talented group how to work with an orchestrator and how to work as one.
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What a wonderful time orchestrating these great tunes through both Irving Berlin and arranger Sam Davis' hands. I have to thank my great friend and colleague Michael O'Flaherty (Goodspeed's resident music director) for helping me score a few of these songs. The musicians at Goodspeed are truly unbelievable. Since we have so few in the pit, I ask each one of them to do the work of 3 musicians. They are so accommodating and talented, and deservedly have the reputation of sounding like a pit orchestra 3 times their size.
I finally got to score "Fiddler" at Goodspeed. I have played those songs since I was just a kid learning piano. Adam Heller was brilliant as Tevye. Michael Schweikardt's scenic design and John Lasiter's lighting were absolutely gorgeous.
"Goodspeed productions always stand out musically, and this “Fiddler,” the first in Goodspeed history, is no exception. Dan DeLange’s orchestrations draw a full-bodied sound from the scant seven-piece band, led from the keyboard by Michael O’Flaherty."
-Sylvia Gold, the New York Times
I was called a month before the tour had its first performance in Manchester, U.K.! We threw this together based on orchestrations I had done for Goodspeed's production in 2010. The creative team wanted several changes, and thanks to the extremely talented music director Stephen Ridley, we had all the music ready for opening night. I had a very hot band there. Very proud of the music in this production. In fact, Bruce Pomahac from the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization is interested in licensing these orchestrations. Thanks to everyone in this production.
Friendly, polite and inclusive -Very warm feelings for Manchester.
I had such a blast scoring "Damn Yankees" for Goodspeed Musicals. Opening night showed the quick thinking of actor Danny Lindgren when he found himself having to make the quick decision whether to let a baseball bat fly into the audience or grab it and fall into the pit. He chose the latter… Kudos to Dave Keiser for playing the rest of that show with a bent trombone slide. True professionals. One of my favorite shows I've ever scored.
has scored for many professional composers & arrangers. His work has been heard on Broadway, Carnegie Hall, London's West End, national & European tours and at regional theaters across the country including over 50 productions at Goodspeed Musicals