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21. Getting on National Tours Locally - Wayne Leechford, contractor, reeds Life in the Pit

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Most national tours of Broadway shows travel with a small core group of musicians along with the music director, but require the services of local contractors to fill out the personnel needed in the pit for each area they visit.  In the Raleigh-Durham area, that person is most likely Wayne Leechford.  He has contracted musicians for many groups, but especially for the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), a regular stop for the biggest Broadway tours including Wicked, Hamilton, Billy Eliot, The Color Purple, Legally Blonde, Mean Girls and so many more!  In addition to what it's like getting musicians for those shows, working with the different music directors, and performing in the shows (Wayne also professionally plays saxophone and clarinet), we talk about what musicians can do to get on the radar of someone like Wayne and get to play for these prestigious shows and what those expectations are if you are hired.You can find out more about Wayne, including his amazing bio, at www.wayneleechford.com .  Follow the podcast on Instagram or Twitter @LifeInThePitPod.  Visit www.davidlanemusic.com/podcast to find out more about the show or to leave the host a message.  Please share with your friends, and leave a rating and review.

Most national tours of Broadway shows travel with a small core group of musicians along with the music director, but require the services of local contractors to fill out the personnel needed in the pit for each area they visit.  In the Raleigh-Durham area, that person is most likely Wayne Leechford.  He has contracted musicians for many groups, but especially for the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), a regular stop for the biggest Broadway tours including Wicked, Hamilton, Billy Eliot, The Color Purple, Legally Blonde, Mean Girls and so many more!  In addition to what it's like getting musicians for those shows, working with the different music directors, and performing in the shows (Wayne also professionally plays saxophone and clarinet), we talk about what musicians can do to get on the radar of someone like Wayne and get to play for these prestigious shows and what those expectations are if you are hired.You can find out more about Wayne, including his amazing bio, at www.wayneleechford.com .  Follow the podcast on Instagram or Twitter @LifeInThePitPod.  Visit www.davidlanemusic.com/podcast to find out more about the show or to leave the host a message.  Please share with your friends, and leave a rating and review.

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