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Music

Theatre of Denton
Cheat Sheet/Roadmap
May 2016
John Norine, Jr Music Director

#0. Prologue
This isnt in your books; pre-recorded track. I only mention it because it goes directly into the
next number

#1. In the Heights
Begins in 2 (beating half notes)
Vamp in m. 1 is good, vocals start in pickup to m. 3
m. 11-12 are played 4 x total

Vamp in m. 46 is good

Applause segue into next number

#1a. Back to Work

Begins in 2 (beating half notes)

m. 21 is a normal repeat only play 2x total

#1b. Ninas Theme

Begins in 1(beating dotted half notes)

Vamp in m. 13 is good.

Direct segue into next number

#2. Breathe

Begins in 1 (beating dotted half notes)

Guitar play 1 dynamic level above what is written until m. 107

m. 107 goes into 2 (old dotted half becomes new dotted quarter)
m. 137-139 is colla voce and free, so keep an eye out for me
m. 144 is back in time
m. 157-160 is colla voce and free again
m. 161 is back in 1 (beating dotted half notes)
Applause segue into the next number

#2a. To the Dispatch!

Begins in 2 (beating half notes)

Timables has a 1 quarter note pickup to m. 1

#3. Bennys Dispatch



Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes)
Vamp in m. 4 is good; m. 5 is on cue
Applause segue into next number

#3a. Ay, que calor!

Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes)

Trumpet is the only one in m. 1 who plays before the pickup to m. 2

m. 9 is in 2 (old quarter note becomes new half note)

#3b. This isnt social hours!

Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes)

Fermatas in m. 2,4,6,8 are good

Direct segue into next number

#4. It Wont Be Long Now

Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes)

m. 21 is in 2 (old quarter note becomes new half note)

m. 83 is in 4 (old half note becomes new quarter note)

m. 99 is in 2 (in the old meter so still quarter notes)

m. 100 is in 2 (old quarter note becomes new half note)

m. 118 is a dead bar for short dialogue

m. 119 is in 4 (old half note is new quarter note)

play m. 119-122 3x; but watch if we need to cut off early because of dialogue speed

m. 123 is a dead bar

m. 124 is in 2 (same quarter note as previous bars)

m. 125 is in 4 (same quarter note as before)

Rit. in m. 139 is good

m. 165-166 is colla voce; m. 167 is slightly slower than a tempo

Applause segue into next number

#4a. Return to the Dispatch

Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes)

#5. Inutil

Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes)

m. A-D are on cue; I will only give downbeats for A and C (B and D are continuations of the previous
bars chord)

m. 1 is in tempo; but ruabato

m. 9 is completely in time

Applause segue into next number

#5a. Usnavis Dance Lesson

m. 1 is in 2 (beating quarter notes)

m. 2 is in 4 (same quarter notes)



#6. No me Diga

Begins in 2 (beating half notes; I will prep with a full bar

Chord in m. 95 is on cue

m. 96 is a dead bar for dialogue

m. 97 is in 4 (beating quarter notes)

m. 107 is dead bar for dialogue

m. 108 is back into 2 (beating half notes)

No ritard at the end

Applause segue into next number

#6a. What Up?

Cut m. 1; start in m. 2, which is in 4 (beating quarter notes)


#7. 96,000

Starts in 4 (beating quarter notes)

m. 40 is in 2 (old quarter becomes the new half)

m. 58 is in 4 (old half becomes the new quarter)

m. 83 is a dead bar for dialogue

m. 101 is in 2 (old quarter becomes new half)

m. 119 is in 4 (old half becomes new quarter)

m. 131 is in 2 (old quarter becomes new half)

Applause segue into next number

#7a. 96,000 playoff/Abuelas Transition

Starts in 4 (beating quarter notes)

m. 6 is in 2 (old quarter is new half)

Both vamps are out; play with no repeats

#8. Pacencia y Fe

Begins in 2 (beating quarter notes)
Vocals has 1 quarter note pickup to m. 1

m. 8-9 is in 4 (fast quarters)

m. 10 is in 2 (beating half notes)

m. 162 is VERY colla voce

m. 166 is back in 2

m. 177 is a dead bar for dialogue after the downbeat; then the vocal has a 4 note pickup into next bar

m. 178 is in 2, but faster.

Applause segue into next number

#8a. Time Lapse

Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes)







#9. When Youre Home



Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes)

m. 4-21 are colla voce

m. 23 is faster; vocals have a 2 note pickup in m. 22 that are in the new tempo

m. 82 is in 2 (old quarter becomes the new half)

m. 110 is in 4 (old half becomes the new quarter); there is a slow rall. until m. 115

m. 116 is back in tempo

accel. in m. 122 is good

molto rall. in m. 137-138

m. 139 on cue

Applause segue into next number

#10. Piragua

Begins in 2 (beating half notes)

Start a fade out in m. 69; final dynamic is pianissimo


#11. Siempre

All tacet; pre-recorded track

#12. Club Number
**Add a repeat between m. 1 and m. 14. The first time through this repeat, only percussion will play.
On the repeat, everyone plays.


Begins in 2 (beating half notes)
m. 290 is immediately faster as well as an accelerando to m. 294
Semi-fast segue to next number

#13. Blackout

Begins in 2 (beating half notes)

m. 185-189 are in time, but either empty or a capella but not dead bars.

END OF ACT 1

#14. Sunrise

Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes) warning: keyboard starts on beat 2 of m. 1

m. 41 is colla voce

m. 49 is back in time

Ill push the tempo starting in m. 80, leading to a faster tempo at m. 94

m. 110-112 are all on cue; Ill be beating half notes

Applause segue into next number

#14a. Aftermath

Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes)

#14b. Ninas Gone

Begins in 2 (beating half notes)

All repeats are good

Vamp in m. 11 is good

Direct segue into next number

#15. Hundreds of Stories



Begins in 2 (beating half notes same tempo as previous number)

Ritard in m. 110-111

Slightly slower, but back in time at m. 114

Accelerando in m. 132-133, back to tempo primo at m. 134

Big rallentando in m. 162

Applause segue into next number

#15a. Nina Comes Home

Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes)

#16. Enough!

Begins in 2 (beating half notes)

Bar one is just vocals, but in time.

Band comes in for m. 2

Poco ritard in m. 135 is good

In m. 136, add 2 eighth notes on beat 4, the same notes as the quarter note downbeat of that bar

Add an additional measure (call it m. 137) that duplicates the downbeat of m. 136

Applause segue into next number

#16a. Powerless

Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes)

Nothing happens on m.1, beat 1; brass and reeds come in on beat 2

m. 5 is in 2 (old quarter becomes new half)

#17. Carnaval del Barrio

Cut m. 1; song starts in m. 2

Begins in 2 (beating half notes)

m. 5 is in 4

m. 2-21 is EXTREMELY rubato; think recitative

m. 21 will be in 2 (Ill basically give the downbeat and the stinger)

m. 22 is a live bar in 2, but singer is a capella until 29 (guitar enters there)

accelerando poco a poco starting at 28 is good

applause segue into next number

#17a. Alza la Bandera

Starts in 2 (beating half notes)

Place a decrescendo to piano starting in m. 15, ending in m. 18

Cut m. 19 to the end
Slow segue into next number

#18. Attencion

Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes)

Guitar soli until m. 17

Direct segue into next number



#19. Alabanza

Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes)

Guitar soli until m. 13 (bass enters here)

m. 22 is a dead bar with 2-16th note pickups to m. 23 in the voice

m. 23-26 are a capella

#20. Everything I Know

Begins in 2 (beating dotted quarter notes)

No repeat at the beginning (play m. 1-4 one time only)


#21. No me diga (reprise)

Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes)

Ill give a full bar of prep

m. 18 is a dead bar for dialogue

m. 19 and m. 20 are on cue; not in time

#21a. Piragua (reprise)

Begins in 2 (beating half notes)

No poco rit. at the end

#22. Champagne

Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes)

Make sure the downbeat of m. 61 is piano.

Direct segue into next number

#22a. Too Late

Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes)

No repeat between m. 11 and 14 (play one time total)

Caesura after m. 18 is good

**CHANGE Play m. 19-21

Direct segue into next number

#23. When the Sun Goes Down

Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes)

**CHANGE do plays the downbeat of m. 1 in reeds, brass, and percussion

Between m. 1 and 18; if youre not playing, snap your fingers on 2 and 4.

m. 19 is a subdivided 3 (still beating quarters)

Applause segue into next number

#23a. Sonnys Proposition

Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes)

Play m. 1-2 two times total (NOT 4x)

Vamp in m. 5 is good

Direct segue into next number




#24. Finale

Begins in 4 (beating quarter notes)

m. 14-16 is soli track; rest of band comes in m. 17

Ill cue the track (keyboard 2) and keep time through the soli bars

m. 89 is played 6 times total

m. 92 is a dead bar for dialogue

Molto rall. is in m. 126-127 is good (dare I say, super good)

m. 128 is on cue

#25. Bows/Exit Music

Begins in 2 (beating half notes)

No repeat m. 45-46

m. 83 is suddenly in 4 (a la EVERY OTHER TIME THIS TUNE HAPPENS)

END OF SHOW