Romeo & Bernadette Critic's Pick in the NY Times
New Yorker review of Romeo & Bernadette
January 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020
Steve is arranging and orchestrating Romeo & Bernadette Off-Broadway at the AMAS Rep.
November 13, 2018 - December 29, 2018
Steve is arranging and conducting Music Man at the Asolo Rep.
Steve wins Best Musical Director from the Herald Tribune
And the Award for Best Musical Direction goes to Steve Orich, for the stirring sound of some of the most glorious music written for the theater by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty in the moving production of “Ragtime.”
None of this would work without the magic of the nine-piece (but larger-sounding) orchestra led by musical director Steve Orich. The musicians provide wonderful support and underscoring that propels a story and characters who carry you along on an deeply emotional and involving journey of struggles, possibilities and hope.
October 6, 2017
World-Premiere Recording of Cole Porter Musical You Never Know, Starring Kristin Chenoweth, Receives Digital Reissue This album features musical supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Steve Orich. This new reissue is being released by Ghostlight Records.
April 28, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Steve arranged and orchestrated Beatsville, at the Asolo Rep.
Steve Orich's orchestrations exquisitely stayed true to the beatnik experience evoking bepop, jazz, and a touch of scat.
June 1, 2016 - June 26, 2016
Steve Musical Directed and conducted a 20-piece orchestra for West Side Story at the Paper Mill Playhouse. The New York Times said, "A 20-member orchestra renders Leonard Bernstein’s tumultuous, jazzy and unforgettable music with satisfying richness under Steve Orich’s musical direction."
April 27, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Steve acted as Musical Supervisor, Arranger and Orchestrator for Josephine at the Asolo Rep, starring Deborah Cox.
November 25th, 2014 - January 4th, 2015
After multiple productions at regional theatres around the country, A Christmas Memory, with Orchestrations by Steve, had its New York City premiere at the Irish Repertory Theatre starring Tony Winner Alice Ripley.
November 15, 2014 - December 14, 2014
Steve's newly orchestrated version of Camelot recently opened at Westport Playhouse. Of an earlier production at the Two River Theater, the New York Times said: "The musical director and orchestrator, Steve Orich, achieves a dramatically percussive, resonant and yet supple interpretation of Loewe’s resplendent score." And the Wall Street Journal echoed the sentiments, saying "his chamber orchestrations never sound undernourished."
October 1 - 26, 2014
Steve served as Music Director, Arranger, and Orchestrator for the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Cole Porter's Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin and Jason Danieley. There was a previous staged reading starring Megan Hilty and Aaron Lazar, as well as an earlier production at the Pasadena Playhouse.
August 7 & 8, 2014
The Amanda McBroom Project is a revue celebrating the songs of one of the country's best loved artists. From "The Rose" and "The Portrait" to "Ship in a Bottle" and "Errol Flynn", Ms. McBroom's songs have thrilled audiences for decades. With Musical Direction and Arrangements by Steve Orich, it had performances on Theatre Row in NYC.
October 24th - November 17th, 2013
Goodspeed Musicals presented Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook, an intimate six-character musical that borrowed from the catalog of Stephen Schwartz songs, at the Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT. With Arrangements and Orchestrations by Steve, the show has a book by David Stern and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. There have been numerous regional theatre productions as well.
May 23rd - June 16th, 2013
Steve orchestrated Broadway dancer-choreographer Noah Racey’s new dance musical show Pulse, at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.
September 26th, 2009
Jersey Boys Cast Album Certified Platinum! 1,000,000 copies sold!
July 4th, 2009
A Capitol Fourth on PBS. The National Symphony performs my new medley of songs from Jersey Boys.
March 8th, 2009
Jersey Boys wins London's Olivier Award as Best Musical.
February 11th, 2007
Jersey Boys wins the Grammy for Best Musical Show Album.
June 11th, 2006
Jersey Boys wins BEST MUSICAL, along with three other Tony's.
May 16th, 2006
Steve is nominated for the TONY Award for Best Orchestrations for Jersey Boys!
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