Indianapolis Pops

Senior Orchestrator

Fred Barton was Senior Orchestrator for the Indianapolis Symphony’s Pops concerts, creating dozens of new arrangements for their lavish, quasi-theatrical presentations, also played by major orchestras across the US and Canada.

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The Fred Barton Orchestra

The Fred Barton Orchestra

is devoted to the best Broadway songs and today’s singers who know how to stop shows with them. The Orchestra has performed many concerts in NY and elsewhere, and was recorded on the CD A Wrinkle In Swingtime with singer Elena Bennett.

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City of Angels

Fred Barton served as Associate Conductor of CITY OF ANGELS in the LA production and the subsequent National Tour. He played in the celebrated Broadway pit, and conducted the show’s regional debut at the North Shore Music Theatre.

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Cabaret

Fred Barton was Associate Conductor of Hal Prince’s 1987 revival of CABARET, bookended by the production’s two national tours. Ron Field recreated his original choreography, and Joel Grey starred.

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Spamilton: An American Parody

Arranger-Musical Director

A musical parody of the Broadway show Hamilton. Written by Gerard Alessandrini, creator of the parody revue Forbidden BroadwaySpamilton also parodies several other musicals, included GypsyChicagoThe King and IAssassinsCamelotThe Book of Mormon and Sweeney Todd, and personalities, like Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters, Carol Channing and Liza Minnelli.

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Miss Gulch Returns!

Book, Music and Lyrics by Fred Barton

MISS GULCH RETURNS! has earned rave reviews since its debut in 1984. The show continues to be produced by independent theatre companies around the country. The 1986 album continues to sell and stream after 33 years, and songs from MISS GULCH RETURNS! are regularly performed on three continents.

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Olivia

Musical Supervisor

I was the Musical Supervisor for two seasons of the hit TV series Olivia, based on the popular children's books by Ian Falconer.  I also composed the music for their promotional "sizzle reel."  The show was co-produced by Chorion in New York and Brown Bag Films in Dublin, Ireland.

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Wonder Pets!

Musical Direction & Composition

Orchestrated and conducted three seasons of Wonder Pets! (Nickelodeon, produced by Little Airplane Productions.) Since its debut in March 2006, Wonder Pets! has ranked among the top three children's shows in the U.S. and around the world.

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