Show: Elton John’s AIDA
Company: Theater Arts Guild Venue: McIntyre Hall Director: Jane Skinner
Music Director and Conductor: Conrad Askland
Show Dates: 2006
Cast: 12 piece pit orchestra and full cast
The photos of my pit setup in this show are now included in the textbook “Music Direction for the Stage” published by Oxford University Press. I had four keyboards around me so that while I was conducting I could also cover Piano, Organ, Synth parts as well as trigger sound effects from a computer running Kontakt. We also had a Keyboard Two player so in addition to all the live players we had a real rich world of textures to draw from.