Theatre gig!

sumdrumguy

Senior Member
Got the nod last night. I am playing a 7 show run of the musical Chess. It is being staged as part of a local Summer arts festival. Our venue seats almost 800.

I met with the musical director this afternoon. Rehearsals begin next weekend.

Very excited!
 

sumdrumguy

Senior Member
Yes. This score has everything; different musical styles, and dynamics galore.

I am responsible for all percussion. Already designing a suitable set-up.
 

Frank

Gold Member
Theater stuff can be great joy.

I haven't done it in a long time, but in my early years, I played 2 shows with local theater groups - Guys and Dolls, and Anything Goes. Never had so much fun.
 

Macarina

Silver Member
Man, I've never thought about a job like that... Bu someone has to, right?

This gig sounds very exciting and a fun challenge.

Knock em dead
 

sumdrumguy

Senior Member
Man, I've never thought about a job like that... But someone has to, right?

This gig sounds very exciting and a fun challenge.

I really enjoy my band projects, but live theatre is something else. Exciting and challenging for sure!

So many things to keep track of, and respond to. Each performance is a roller coaster. Just have to keep everything on the rails :)


Knock em dead

Thanks!
 

Zickos

Gold Member
Chess is a great show. Never played it but I have seen it. I've done a lot of musicals, in fact, I will be doing Chicago this summer for the second time. Please send us some photos of your setup. I'd be interested in how you handle it.
 
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