Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuning up...

Here we are, reporting for orchestra rehearsal and tuning up.  The orchestra is set up just off stage right (adjacent to the scenery shop), and there's JUST enough room for all the chairs, music stands, amps, mics, and a million electrical cords.  Actors, too, are here waiting in the wings for their entrances.  It's a tight fit.  It's not glamorous.  But it is fun.  The percussionist, just to my right, has two bags of candy which he shares throughout the evening, by throwing bite-size Butterfingers, Snickers, etc. at us.  And the sax/clarinet player to my left started wearing a variety of hats (even a French wig) last night to ward off any boredom that might creep in.  Hilarious.

We can watch the show on three TV monitors that are set up for our viewing.  The cast has a TV monitor on stage to watch the director. "The Music Man" opens this weekend!


  1. It's a BASSOON!!!!!!!

    That's what my son plays -- bassoon, timpani, marimba and vibraphone.

    That photo brings back so MANY happy memories. I hope the Music Man makes happy memories for YOU!

  2. what's your favorite? Id say Butterfingers…
    and Break a Leg to you

  3. Your post brought back fun memories, thanks! And break a leg....... Er, what about the 76 trombones?

  4. I always liked all the back stage activity. Sounds like you have a fun group of musicians.

  5. I think this is totally exciting...can't wait to hear how it all goes down in the end.

    Will you be taping parts of it?