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Musicians' Union Advocate Protest of Dirty Dancing Stage Show as Musicians are Sacked
"We think there is an issue here for the ticket-buying public, as we gather that prices are not reflecting the fact it is effectively a reduced production. The MU believes that live theatre should be just that-live."
On the opening night of the show (24th October), MU members protested at the show in Carlisle. The region organiser at the MU for the north told News and Star that it wasn't about a rowdy protest but about encouraging discussions about the issue at hand.
" We're not in complete confrontation with the show happening. The way we see it is, the audience are being short-changed. If you'd seen it two years ago when it was touring it was pretty much the same ticket prices but with a full live band."
Publishing a post on its site MU have encouraged members to demonstrate at the coming shows in Northampton, Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton.
The post reads:
“An unauthorised recording, made outside of the UK, is being used in this show instead of the live band of ten or eight musicians used in previous productions. This show features only five actor-musicians and, whilst there is some live music, the majority of what is heard 'out front' is a pre-recorded soundtrack. This is not clear to the audience, who might expect the music in a theatre production to be played live. Despite this scaled-back production, ticket prices remain comparable with all previous tours of Dirty Dancing."
By Josh Hummerston
Posted on 26 Oct 2016 15:38 to category : Music News
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