Be More Chill: The Upgrade — Episode 3: "The Sitzprobe"
Composer Joe Iconis, orchestrator Charlie Rosen, and musical director Emily Marshall discuss everyone's favorite day of the rehearsal process.
The sitzprobe is a landmark day in the rehearsal process of a musical. Usually late in the rehearsal period, the sitzprobe is the first time that the cast and orchestra come together to perform the score. It's an enlightening day all around: The cast gets to hear what their band will sound like, the orchestra finally comes to understand what it is that they're playing, and the music team frantically takes notes on what needs finessing before previews begin. On Be More Chill, the process is no different. Everyone is excited — and composer Joe Iconis is ready to get down to work.
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