October Behind the Scenes
Not everyone realizes that ERHS has one of the few high school theatre programs to use a student pit orchestra to play the musical scores for their productions. Many high school programs use pre-recorded music, which often lacks the immediacy and energy that make a live pit orchestra so exciting. At the Loft Stage, which champions a holistic, student-centered approach to high school theatre productions, student musicians are already in the pit working on the score for White Christmas. What a great way to sharpen skills and give our talented young musicians an opportunity to participate in a professional-level live-theatre experience.