Often times at 42nd Street Moon we work with very limited "source" material. A script and piano/vocal score are our creative team's usual tools. Rarely do the shows we produce include dance notations (unlike shows that were chorographed by Jerome Robbins, which almost always come complete with choreography), orchestrations, or even vocal arrangements.
Many times, like in Lady, Be Good!, those gorgeous vocal orchestrations come from our very own Musical Directors. Notably, Dave Dobrusky has created some absolutely gorgeous vocal arrangments for our productions. Think about what you heard during "Little Jazz Bird;" they didn't hear that on Broadway!
However, Bill let me on to a bit of trivia! Very Warm for May came complete with a number of original arrangments from 1939. Those of you coming to the Eureka in the next three weeks will be in for a treat: The original (and unique) vocal arrangement for one of Jerome Kern's greatest hits, "All the Things You Are," and a number of Kern songs that have never been recorded!
Come to Very Warm for May at the Eureka Theater, May 5-23. For tickets call (415) 255-8207 or click here.