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fmm
Advanced Member
Username: fmm

Post Number: 320
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, July 11, 2011 - 11:36 am:   Edit Post

I'm playing in the pit for the Buffalo Community Theater production of "Kiss Me Kate", July 21 - 30.


Pit # 98.

It looks like Pit # 99 will be whatever show the high school is doing this year (they can't tell me yet). I may need to look outside of Buffalo, or # 100 might be "Quilters" or "Annie" (please, not Annie).
811952
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 1965
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, July 11, 2011 - 5:05 pm:   Edit Post

Sometimes we are our own worst enemy! ;-)

Theater is certainly a different animal, for those who haven't had the pleasure of playing in a pit..

Have fun!

John
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 635
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post

Almost # 100 Very impressive.
I bet you have a ton of good stories to tell!

To quote Mr. Holmes "Stay out of treble!"
dlbydgtl
Intermediate Member
Username: dlbydgtl

Post Number: 111
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 7:12 pm:   Edit Post

Have Fun! The cool thing about theater is that the musicians in the pit are usually different for every show, and you get to play and make friends with a lot of different people over the years. John. p.s. just got the word, going to get to play Hair early 2012.
fmm
Advanced Member
Username: fmm

Post Number: 321
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011 - 9:29 am:   Edit Post

I've done Hair, it's a very cool show.
It was done at the bar I was managing (The Maintenance Shop at Iowa State). Several interesting things happened:

One of the guitar players in the pit didnít really read music, and so had to essentially memorize the entire show. This entailed a lot of extra rehearsals. He came down with mono and missed the entire run.

The band spent the entire show smoking oregano cigarettes.

There is an optional nude (or semi nude) scene at the end of the 1st act. We couldnít do that and keep our liquor license. That didnít stop 1 actress from taking her top off, something I didnít find out about until after the show closed.

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