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Re: Live music
Posted by Richard on 27/7/2018, 5:20 am, in reply to "Re: Live music
I saw a qdos panto a few years ago with no live band and in my opinion it lacked some magic. There were also no children in the ensemble which again made this panto feel half-hearted.
I prefer to see a band, although there can still be an over-reliance on ‘click’ tracks, which are meant to enhance the experience.
However, Jim Davidson’s Dick Whittington which was at Manchester many years ago, used all pre-recorded music. It still remains, to me, one of the best pantomimes I have ever seen as the script had been carefully written (possibly by Bryan Blackburn) and every scene had been carefully thought through. It was well staged with great visuals, projections, sets and original songs by Keith Strachan (I think).
I’m interested to know how important it is to people that there’s live music in a pantomime? Does your heart sink if you don’t see an ‘orchestra’ or are you more concerned with casting and other production values?