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July 2018 Overture Online: Curtain Call 🎭 The Musicians of Musical Theatre

Overture Online
July 2018

Curtain Call:
The Musicians of Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre in the Modern Age
A look at the role of musical theatre in today’s fast-paced, hi-tech world

Cleto & the Cletones Say: #RespectTheBand!
Musicians tell TV networks to play fair

#ListenLA Spotlight: ‘Incredibles 2’
Incredible snapshots from the scoring stage

and more!

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‘Matilda: The Musical’ – A letter of appreciation to the Ahmanson orchestra

Photo: courtesy Bob Payne

“Matilda: The Musical” Local 47 orchestra at the Ahmanson — Back row: Jeff Driskill (woodwinds), David Mergen (cello), Anna Stadlman (bass), Sal Lozano (woodwinds), Matthew Smedal (music director, Pittsburgh Local 60-471), Dan Fornero (trumpet 1), Rob Schaer (trumpet 2), Robert Payne (trombone/contractor). Front Row: Bill Congdon (assistant music director, Charlotte Local 342/Las Vegas Local 369), Joshua Priest (percussion, NY Local 802), Thom Rotella (guitar).

Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, “Matilda: The Musical” delighted audiences at the Ahmanson Theatre in a highly successful run May 28 through July 12.  Continue reading