submitted by: Anonymous
When I was in the pit orchestra for Chess there was this really terrible joke about the Danube (“It isn’t even blue!!”) and me and my clarinet friend would mock it every time.
Years ago I worked as an usher at The Academy Of Music while The Lion King was touring in Philadelphia. I used to think pit musician’s had it bad… until I had to work 2 to 3 shows a day, 5 days a week, for 4 months nonstop. To this day, I can’t even sit through a commercial about The Lion King. PTSD!