The Barber of Seville 9T7
I opened with an opera which was an homage to all the I guess the Bugs Bunny style cartoons that were you know, opera. So we built sets that ended up collapsing opening night. Because somebody pushed on a door instead of pulled on the door… The whole the whole set came tumbling down on his head…Xavier Galvez… He was the Barber of Seville.
That sketch was beset by Horace every night because it was usually the band accompanies the music. But for this case, the band could not play orchestrated opera. So I had… mixed a CD. And this was 1994, when you couldn't burn a CD, just anywhere, nobody had a CD burner, because those were, you know, they were like $1,000 plus. So … I remember buying a CD for like, I don't know, $30 - it was very expensive, a blank CD and got it to my friend who worked at IBM … and we burned the CD. So it was all all or nothing … if it got a scratch or if it skipped, or whatever the whole sketch was gone, because it was a musical number after that you couldn't pause, you couldn't do anything. You just press play it and then the whole sketch went on.
I think it only worked one night flawlessly. And I think that might have been Friday. I don't remember. I can't remember which night where it was one night where the whole sketch went off without a hitch. A. Hatz, Cast 9T4, 9T5, 9T6 Director 9T7