The AFM Local 47 Executive Board at its Nov. 24, 2020 meeting, voted in favor of accepting the recommendation of the Wage Scale Committee to freeze the wages, terms, and conditions set forth in the 2020 Live Performance & Music Prep Wage Scale Book through 2021.
Innovative choreography delivers a powerful experience for hearing and non-hearing audiences alike
by Linda A. Rapka
Based on German playwright Frank Wedekind’s controversial 1891 stage play, the rock musical “Spring Awakening” debuted over a century later in the 1990s. With music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, “Spring Awakening” went on to Broadway to win eight Tony awards and a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album. Continue reading
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of hit musical “Into the Woods” took Beverly Hills by storm during its run at the new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
Martin Majkut conducted a small, talented orchestra contracted by Dan Savant comprising AFM members from Los Angeles and Oregon. The musicians were featured front and center on the stage during the entire three-hour performance. Continue reading
(#TBT Throwback Thursday post: This article originally appeared in the August 2013 issue of the AFM Local 47 Overture.)
70-piece Hollywood Scoring Orchestra plays once-in-a-lifetime gig at new LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal
by Linda A. Rapka
In what marked possibly the first world premiere of a symphonic poem ever to take place at an airport, the Hollywood Scoring Orchestra provided a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience at Los Angeles International Airport June 20 with the debut of “Portale — A Symphonic Poem,” especially composed by Emmanuel Fratianni and Laurie Robinson. Continue reading