orchestra pit

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Synonyms for orchestra pit

lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers


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Students (from left) Rebecca Cutler, Charlotte Dawe, Judy Bailey and Abigail Fletcher share a song with Graham Crowe, chief executive of Chase Norton Construction, and Jim Chamberlin, director of arts, to mark the start of work on the new pounds 118,000 orchestra pit, stage and recording studio at Bishop Walsh RC School, Sutton Coldfield
Members of the audience at the Sound of Music sing-a-long were knocked unconscious and suffered broken limbs when they were ushered onto a thin board covering the orchestra pit.
The accident happened when people were invited onto the stage, and the victims plunged more than 20ft into the orchestra pit below.
The Arena will require some improvements of its own to serve as PNB's temporary theater, including building an orchestra pit larger than that in the current Opera House.
Mr Graham first staged Glyndebourne-style events on his farm at Longborough, near Moreton in Marsh, in 1990 and has since created the Palladian frontage to the barn, installed 800 former Royal Opera House seats, an orchestra pit and stage.
Earlier, on January 23, at the New York State Theater, for New York City Ballet, he watched the premiere of his biggest ballet yet: Organon, a work to Bach organ music using sixty-three dancers and a huge stage extending over the orchestra pit (not to mention a kind of jungle-gym contraption at the back for leading dancer Damian Woetzel to clamber through while discreetly disrobing).
With a multi-layered facade, huge orchestra pit and spacious stage area, it is certainly out of the ordinary and the largest ever staged at the NIA.
When the clock strikes twelve, Cinderella rolls off into the orchestra pit, leaving her shoe behind.
Rising from the orchestra pit to open the first act were the young men of Halau Hula O Na Pua Kukui, directed by hula master Ed Collier.
On the bridge spanning the orchestra pit is Aleksei Fadeyechev, the Bolshoi Ballet's dynamic young director and the choreographer of the new Don Quixote that is about to have its first dress rehearsal.
RAPPER Lady Sanity has played to a global audience - but cherishes the memory of playing to a handful of people in the orchestra pit at Symphony Hall.
She played violin -- her mom remembers her in the orchestra pit for "Fiddler on the Roof" -- and was a member of the Botany Club.
The assignment of use is made in the form of a leasing.the contract includes the creation of a temporary theater (24,600 m3) on the "lower bruehl" west of the tonhalle with the following requirements: - theater stage including side stages 420 m2 orchestra pit 100 m2 - 520 rising seats , total 390 m2 foyer 590 m2- various rear rooms, total 1280 m2 - entire home automation based on parking garage
The Factory - part of the new St John's on Quay Street's old Granada Studios site on Quay Street - had already been granted planning permission at the start of 2017, but has since been redesigned after the orchestra pit was deemed too small and the theatre acoustics of too low a standard.
Mr Hanus told the audience of his orchestra's delight at moving out of their usual place in the orchestra pit at the Millennium Centre and onto the St David's Hall stage from where they could actually see the audience, and the audience could see them.