Music director Georgia Stitt, orchestrator Mary-Mitchell Campbell, and guitarist Elana Arian on how standing out could help female musicians break in.
“All right ladies, here we go! One, two, three, four!” calls music director Georgia Stitt to her five-woman band at curtain up for each performance of the New Group’s Sweet Charity, starring Tony winner Sutton Foster. For patrons who somehow missed the orchestra as they march — glamorously costumed — to their perch above the stage, it’s one final pre-performance “hey, check us out” declaration. These are women who know how to claim their space.
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