Great use is made of the orchestra pit
to simulate Charity being thrown into the park lake.
It has a sprung stage, an orchestra pit
for 40 musicians, cherry wood panels to enhance acoustics, red velvet seats, a red curtain, and two large gold-leaf pillars skirting the stage.
Peter Evans, divisional manager of the venue, yesterday said the boards, covering the orchestra pit
, were clearly marked with 'Keep Off' signs prominently displayed.
Ten revellers were taken to hospital,many with suspected fractured legs and arms, when they fell almost 20ft into an orchestra pit
at the Alexandra Theatre in Station Street, Birmingham.
The 21m long ship was unearthed in June while contractors were excavating the area for the orchestra pit
3 There are screams from the audience as the broken platform misses the stage and crashes into the orchestra pit
It also had a sunken orchestra pit
, making it the first to experiment with this distinctly Wagnerian feature.
But the 'unsung' hero of the night was undoubtedly Ian Hayward who sings the role of Camille from the orchestra pit
due to actor Brian Trott being confined to a speaking role due to a sore throat.
(But it's really there so nobody wanders onstage and falls into the orchestra pit
.) It's a beautiful thing--an empty theater lit by a ghost light--one more thing the audience rarely sees.
This is a voice of unforced command, easily able to project across an opera-house orchestra pit
and communicate into the auditorium.
The 80ft ship, which is said to be older than the Mary Rose, was discovered during the construction of an orchestra pit
at a new arts centre in the city.