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 Urinetown: The Musical
Author: CharlestonDoubler 
Date:   2007-06-11 21:36

I just finished an 18 show run of Urinetown: The Musical, during the Spoleto Festival here in Charleston, SC. The show only uses five musicians/books. Piano, percussion, bass, trombone/euphonium, and the reed book. The reed book calls for clarinet, bass clarinet (down to low D), soprano sax, and alto sax.

I am writing this post because it is probably the most well written and enjoyable book I have played in many years, and that goes back a long way... The book is well written, lays well on each horn, and plays in about 2:05 with a 15 minute intermission. There is very little down time and the horn changes are all well timed. It is hard to believe the pit is only five players because it is so well written and orchestrated that the pit sounds much bigger. One number features bass clarinet and is probably the best writing for bass clarinet I have ever seen. There is also a solo clarinet ad lib that was a big hit at each show.

If you get called to play the book, I highly recommend taking the gig. The show is funny and enjoyable.

Please, spare me all the "pee" jokes..... I'm just trying to give you a heads up it's a good show to play .......



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