Les Miz Musicians To Be Replaced By Machine

Almost half the musicians for Les Miz in London’s West End will lose their jobs when the show moves to a smaller theatre next month. “Nine musicians out of 21 will be replaced by an electronic synthesiser, of a kind being used for the first time in the West End. US producers have said the Sinfonia synthesiser “gives more bangs to the buck than musicians”.

Source: The Guardian (UK) - 02/13/04