Sunday Salon: Orchestra Pit Reads

If you already follow my blog, you know I’ve been playing in the orchestra for the local community theatre. This production of The Sound of Music had 13 performances; today is the final show. The musicians are located in a lowered area in front of the stage, called the “orchestra pit.” The pit is mostly hidden from the audience’s view (the balcony seats can see some of the orchestra).

We aren’t playing constantly for the duration of the show. During stretches of dialogue, or songs that call for only part of the orchestra, we’re just sitting around. So you know the bookworms in the group are going to take full advantage of that extra time!

Today I’m featuring books read in the pit by five Pensacola Little Theatre orchestra members, including yours truly, in order of instruments. Click a title to be taken to the book’s Goodreads page (or in some cases, to my review).

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(Last night, Kim’s 6th grade daughter Abby sat in the back of the pit during the show.
She was reading The Sorta Sisters by Adrian Fogelin. Kids with books, love!!!)

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Thanks to Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half, Kristen laughed so hard (silently, you guys! because, professionalism) that at one point, she lost her grip and dropped her bow while playing. Lesson learned. 😉 Also, I’m trying to talk her into joining the book blogging community because she loves to talk books and she’s a fellow eclectic reader. From graphic novels to the brainy The Universe in the Rearview Mirror?! Join our ranks, Kristen!

The five of us read a grand total of 26 books. I love the variety of genres.
Did you see something you might like to read?