• Drum Set and Percussion Setups from Musical Theatre and More

Zac Stowell - Next to Normal

Zac’s setup for Next to Normal at the Balagan Theatre in Seattle, Washington.

“This was a funny setup. Since the theater itself is pretty small with no room for a real pit space (every show I've done there had been creatively spaced for the musicians), I had to squeeze between a wall and a mounted stage light to get into place, and the upper octave of the vibraphone was behind the music stand for the drums! The bassist was 7 feet up on a platform (with electric AND standup bass) above the piano/conductor, with a similar configuration on the opposite side of the stage (guitar above the violin & cello).

Next to Normal was originally workshopped here in the Pacific northwest, so it was a real honor to be able to work on its regional return!”