Saturday, November 20, 2010

The orchestra moves into the pit at Paper Mill Playhouse

Our first sighting of the stage.  They have a wonderful set up.  This 25th anniversary production has so many changes from the original.  

 Steven and Will checking out the orchestra's home for the next 6 weeks.

Ryu's mic check.  

Me on the stage.  This is totally illegal in so many ways.  No. 1, I am absolutely not supposed to be up on the stage.  Especially before the crew is there.  No. 2, I should not be holding that Starbucks.  But of course I had to run up and grab this shot.

This is our spot in the pit.  We get little monitors so that we can see our conductor.  FYI, we have the happiest, most fun conductor ever, Peter White.  

The orchestra got an extra 5 min break to rest our chops and we got to see the ladies of the cast get ready for a scene.

This has been a super long week.  We've had about 40 hours of rehearsal.  Which for a normal person may not seem unusual, but for a musician it's crazy.  We're finally into previews, so this should slow down a little bit.  Today feels like a day off because we only have 1 show tonight at 7.  I have been struggling with some arm issues.  I'm going to get a massage today and get them to work on it.  I think it's just over worked right now.  I'm hoping that this morning break today will bring my lips back to a normal size.  They're looking a little Angelina Jolie right now.  They tend to swell up a bit when you have the horn on your face for that many hours in the day.


  1. I'm soooo excited to see this! Take care of yourself - overuse can definitely cause problems so I hope your massage helped out. Say hi to Steven for me!

  2. Post more. You make me laugh Angelina!