The story has all the potential of disaster:
- A "mobster look-alike" conductor who can't speak English
- A translator who knows nothing about music
- An orchestra made up of all freelance players, who don't normally play together
- The panic of wondering if the conductor is in TWO or FOUR.
- All this happening in the orchestra pit, while on stage, there is a ballet trying to happen.
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