Re: Are the actors? or musicians? They're both...
Well, it certainly does take a great deal of talent to do it all!
I think it's one thing to have a show originally created that way... and it's something entirely different to alter/rearrange a show to make it that way....
I don't know if it's a good idea or not... I think I'd have to actually see it before making a judgement.
I don't think it would really add more interest to the show, but it is adding something "different".
Not the same, but I think a similar illustration: I saw Into the Woods at Footlite early 90's... beautiful, gorgeous costumes and set, fun!
Just after that, my college put it on... no set, no costumes, no props... dressed in black and white and holding scripts (in black binders). I enjoyed the version at college (dare I say) just as much.
Two completely different productions of the same show.
So, I think I need to see a production before really passing a "judgement" as to whether or not something works.
And man... to have the talent to do it all! I'm envious of those who can!!
Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.
C.S. Lewis, The Magicians Nephew, chapter 10.