Jesus Christ Superstar

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  1. krmanning

    krmanning Pianissimo User

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    I have been asked to fill in a few shows for the local production of JCS in late September and early October. Does anyone know how difficult a book this is or have any advise? I have previously played in the pit at this theater for West Side Story, The Full Monty, and Les Miserables. (also White Christmas, but I got canned from that show when I couldn't play worth crap because of the worst flu I've ever had). It looks like I will also be covering at least some of the F horn parts on flugel.

    Thanks for any help

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  2. smokin valves

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    It's not too bad, no one of the hardest ones. Just make sure you've got plenty of stamina because somepeople find that it's a real smack in the chops.
     
  3. Dale Proctor

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    I played a touring production of it about 40 years ago. I don't remember it being especially difficult, but I don't remember much from back then...:whistle:
     
  4. Buck with a Bach

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    Another lost '70's guy, huh, Dale?I lost part of the late '60's,too:roll::lol::oops:
     
  5. bumblebee

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    I did a "Best Of JCS" show when I was in school - I thought I played it okay, and given my skill/experience level back then it couldn't have been too hard.

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  6. Dale Proctor

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    In my case, it's mainly because it was 40 years ago. :D And, I had a fling with the chick who was playing Mary, which is best forgotten. I do remember protestors showing up in various cities we played, though. Strange times, for sure...
     
  7. coolerdave

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    I remember seeing it on Broadway when it first opened up. I believe Helen Reddy sang in the performance I saw. I don't remember if she played Mary for the show but she did sing her hit. I was amazed how the pit orchestra rocked. Lots of polyrythms in that score. Sounds like a fun gig, Can't imagine a part being that tough on a flugel for it.
     

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