View from the percussion section!
A glimpse of my exciting world in the pit!
There is nothing I like more than spending time playing music, especially when it is a live stage show at the Newport Performing Arts Center in Newport, Oregon. These photos were taken in the orchestra pit of "The Black Tulip," a show that was based on the story by Alexandre Dumas, author of "The Count of Monte Cristo." Our conductor, 18 year old Jacob Hanna, and his father, Brian Hanna, wrote an original screenplay and Broadway style musical score. The Black Tulip is classic Dumas literature based in the 17th century. There is great music and plenty of action: political intrigue, an angry mob, a sinister jailer, an execution, a love story, a bad guy who wears disguises and of course, the theft of an actual black tulip is involved.
This story has never been brought to life on stage until last weekend when the show opened on June 21, 2014. (We will perform again this coming weekend, June 27 at 7:00pm and June 28, two shows, at 2pm and 7:00pm).
You may wonder how this show relates to real estate............
Although I must turn off my phone during the actual performance, some of my best business calls are made and received during the intermission, right here in the pit! Right after I took these photos, I set up a couple of showings and a listing appointment with the sounds of violins tuning up in the backround.
I have made new friends working with the orchestra and the cast. These relationships can turn in to business when they find out I sell real estate in Newport, and surrounding Lincoln County areas.