No Orchestra at our school?? Please Help:)

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August 26, 2010
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Hi all. I have no access to an orchestra and I am a newer Drama teacher. What are my options for putting on West Side Story with no orchestra? Can I purchase the full orchestration with no lyrics? Will a piano accompanist work?THANKS
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August 27, 2010
Megan, I think we can help. Music Theatre International has a number of helpful resources - in particular is OrchExtra: a music enhancement system designed to electronically accompany a few live musicians. It's available for West Side Story: http://www.mtishows.com/resources.asp?id=6_1_0_5&theatricalresourceid=31 I'll also share your question with our licensing dept. to see if they have additional suggestions. Best, Jason