Hmmm, interesting proposition - but do actors cost more or less than 
musicians? It has always seemed to me that acting takes less talent and 
skill than playing muscial instruments (especially in larger 
professional organizations such as symphomies) and yet the good or 
famous actors demand more pay.

Imagine the headaches getting actors to accurately pretend to play 
their specific parts. Remember old lovies where they wiggle thier hands 
over a piano when it is obvious they can't play!

Never mind, drifting off topic...

Lou Judson  Intuitive Audio

On Apr 13, 2006, at 6:28 AM, Karl Miller wrote:

> I have often wondered if organizations that usually make use of 
> musicians
> (opera, symphony, ballet, etc.) might not save some money by just using
> canned music and hiring a bunch of non-musicians, dressing them up in
> suits, loaning them fake instruments and having them make believe they 
> are
> playing...
> Karl