I spent the summer playing in the pit orchestra of a theater company on Cape Cod.  Needless to say, when you each evening in a darkened space, liberated from the attention of audience and actors alike, thoughts occurs to you.  All that's left is to illustrate them.

The Mikado - Gilbert and Sullivan require a lot of saliva on the cast member's part

Playing West Side Story of an audience of predominantly octogenarians ~


The ever agonizing reality of musical theater - one liners that fall flat

My reaction to situational discomfort that is, not only unavoidable, but a forced experience for the entirety of a show's run.  Exposure does not lend itself to maturity.  There is no emotional development in the cello section.