orchestra pit


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orchestra pit

A pit immediately in front of, or wholly or partly under, the forestage of an auditorium.
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"The orchestra pit cover collapsed and some members of the public tumbled seven-and-a-half feet into the black pit beneath on to unforgiving carpeted concrete.
1964: A dancer falls into the orchestra pit during the famously brief run of Stephen Sondheim's Anyone Can Whistle.
The schools projects, worth more than pounds 250,000, include a new dance studio, stage, orchestra pit and recording studio for Bishop Walsh RC School, Sutton Coldfield.
Carl, a regular and welcome visitor to Symphony Hall, also got to conduct the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, which had to play from the orchestra pit with the stage dominated by the giant screen.
Refurbishment work costing pounds 132,000, including replacement of the front canopy and reinstatment of the orchestra pit, will also be carried out.
ORGANISERS of a city Sound of Music show where 15 nuns crashed into an orchestra pit will face a massive fine after admitting they should have prevented the temporary stage from collapsing.
However, from the moment when the dangerous and marvelous Richardson stalked up from the orchestra pit to face a huge target (which looked suspiciously like a mall-store ad) to the exhausted end, the work and the dancers maintained a fever-pitch intensity pumped up by Rhoden's quick-gear-change choreography.
Mr Money-Kyrle, a former Royal School of Ballet pupil, suffered a brain haemorrhage when he fell 10ft into an orchestra pit while rehearsing Romeo and Juliet with the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam.