Well, I got there before the run-through and was able to get photos alongside the "official" photographer while he was taking cast photos. They rehearsed a few scenes with just the piano.
After their supper break, they started the show. The kids were doing a really good job - they will be fine. The pit was having some serious issues, especially the violin player - she was seriously struggling. I wish they would a synth player to reinforce her. They have two more nights before the show and she has to get better. And it will get better.
I now will not go back until the first show. We did a little test video work and I got a few more action shots. I actually feel a lot better now. The kids will be fine and if the pit breaks down, now and then, the piano player will get them through. The sets are great - the costumes are awesome and I am seeing some great energy from most of the kids.
If I could choose at the moment, I would rather they use my soundtracks, plus live drums and piano. But it is not my production to tinker with and it will be fine. I will put a some clips on the Rivertown Facebook page that was started last week. It is a fan page and anyone can join it.
Looking forward to Friday, even with some bumps along the way. By the second weekend, they should all be even better.