Know any musicals with a lot of banjo??

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Know any musicals with a lot of banjo??#0
Posted: 12/14/05 at 4:49pm
As you might already know, I would love to be a pit musician on Broadway and I play guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, and keyboards. But I'm very crazy about Broadway musicals that have a lot of banjo!!

I already know that these musicals have a lot of banjo in them:
Chicago
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Anything Goes
Monty Python's Spamalot
Avenue Q
Annie

Could anyone name me some musicals that have a lot of banjo in them? I'm just crazy about them!
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Big River?
Tom Sawyer?
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I mean 4-string banjo, as in the kind you'd find in a Dixieland jazz band. That's what I'm crazy about.
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crazy for you?
annie get your gun?
oklahoma?

i have no idea. but i feel like those may have banjos in them.
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Show Boat has one throughout the score, although many productions don't tend to use it.

Hal Prince's last revival did, and it was great.
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I don't think Crazy for You does... But, doesn't Assassins? At least in the new recording, I think it does.
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Godspell - banjo work in "All For The Best"

You might want to look into the off-Broadway musical "Almost Heaven" about John Denver.
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Half A Sixpence has a big banjo solo!

IN the song "Money to burn: the lyrics are

If i had money to burn,
I'd buy me a banjo

and it culmintates in a big banjo solo.
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re: Know any musicals with a lot of banjo??#10
Posted: 12/14/05 at 5:00pm
Smoke on the Mountain
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re: Know any musicals with a lot of banjo??#11
Posted: 12/14/05 at 5:00pm
Shenandoah?
Or now that i think about it maybe not.
OOO Paint Your Wagon!.... Maybe?
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re: Know any musicals with a lot of banjo??#12
Posted: 12/14/05 at 5:06pm
"Shenandoah? Or now that i think about it maybe not."

I think there is some banjo work in the song "Freedom" and possibly in "Why Am I Me" and maybe "Over The Hill". Now I have to go and listen to the cast recording.

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re: Know any musicals with a lot of banjo??#13
Posted: 12/14/05 at 5:10pm
We used banjos in No No Nanette once...IDK if that helps.
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re: Know any musicals with a lot of banjo??#14
Posted: 12/14/05 at 5:14pm
Meet Me in St. Louis has a whole number devoted to Banjos!
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re: Know any musicals with a lot of banjo??#15
Posted: 12/14/05 at 5:17pm
Well since Smoke on the Mountain was mentioned I guess I can also toss in its sequel Sanders Family Christmas.

...I played Rev.Oglethorpe in both shows on several occasions so I am quite acquainted with the banjo in both shows!
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re: Know any musicals with a lot of banjo??#16
Posted: 12/14/05 at 5:22pm
oklahoma
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re: Know any musicals with a lot of banjo??#17
Posted: 12/14/05 at 5:22pm
Robber Bridegroom? Can't remember for sure.
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re: Know any musicals with a lot of banjo??#18
Posted: 12/14/05 at 6:18pm
If I'm not mistaken, the title song in "Mame" has one
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re: Know any musicals with a lot of banjo??#19
Posted: 12/14/05 at 8:26pm
I believe Wicked uses a banjo during at least on a couple of songs...I apologize if this is not the correct type of banjo that you specified.
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re: Know any musicals with a lot of banjo??#20
Posted: 12/14/05 at 8:29pm
Pump Boys and Dinettes
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re: Know any musicals with a lot of banjo??#21
Posted: 12/14/05 at 8:39pm
Disney presents The Country Bear Jamboree on Broadway

(just kidding)

(strike me dead for thinking it.)
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re: Know any musicals with a lot of banjo??#22
Posted: 12/14/05 at 8:45pm
Are you kidding Best12Bars? That's one of the hallmarks of modern film making! It would be a shame if that didn't make it to Broadway!

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re: Know any musicals with a lot of banjo??#23
Posted: 12/14/05 at 8:51pm
Shhh... Tom Schumacher will hear you, and then we'll all have it on our hands next season.

Be very quiet.

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re: Know any musicals with a lot of banjo??#24
Posted: 12/14/05 at 8:51pm
The Boyfriend, Irene and 70, Girls, 70 all feature extensive banjo work.
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