Through the years Moorhead has been known for creating exciting and extraordinary shows and this year will be no different. Along with these great actors, Moorhead has had an abundance of quality musicians to make the productions outstanding. This year we will once again have a very large pit. (more on that later) What is more captivating is you won’t have to worry about overlooking the pit because the pit will be right in the center of the stage donning tuxes and sparkling bowties. Recreating the jazz club feel from decades ago. Exciting, I know.
The music for Chicago is very different than what most musicians are used to playing. It is a unique combination of 1920s and 1930s jazz mixed with show tunes. The musicians love recreating the different style of music. The show is centered with the brass section and includes very complex trumpet, trombone, tuba and saxophone parts. All of these parts are in good hands, rest assured.
The pit is made up of twelve student musicians. Along with these students, we have also brought in eight professional musicians from around the area, including Matt Tinjum who is returning to play drums. With these professionals and students combined, I anticipate the best sounding pit-orchestra Moorhead has ever seen, and heard for that matter. I’ve attached an audio clip of the opening overture from the show above. Take a listen! Get Excited! I know I am.