I was just wondering if you guys' first paid orchestra gig stinks as much as mine.
I'm playing for this musical theatre company in the pit orchestra. Playing viola because they didn't want any more violinists (and I only had to audition on viola). The orchestra is pretty bad, and we get paid on salary (weekly) so they can work us as little or as much as they want. Usually it's a few 2 and a half hour rehearsals a week, plus 2-3 hour shows every night except Monday and Tuesday. The pay sucks and so does the group, but I guess this is just paying my dues before I actually get to pay my union dues.
Anyone have a similar experience(s)?
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