Fiction vs. Reality
This is a story of how fiction met reality. I have spent my entire adult life – starting when I was 22 – working in the theatres of Broadway as a rehearsal pianist, keyboard player, conductor and music director. I have worked on shows that have run 10 days before closing, and some that are still running to this day. In 2011, I had the chance to become part of a new show written by Trey Parker, Bobby Lopez and Matt Stone, called “The Book of Mormon.” My parents couldn’t help but point out that the title of the show alone would fate it to be one of the shorter runs of which I had been a part. To everyone’s surprise, including myself, the little foul-mouthed show I had jumped aboard become a smash hit with sold-out houses every night. I consider myself lucky indeed.
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