Lawrence Community Orchestra Brings Sound To Silent Films

Lawrence Community Orchestra co-director, Matt Smith, wants you to know that silent films don’t mean a quiet audience.

“It’s kind of like‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show,’ you know?” explained Smith. “The audience feels free to boo and hiss when the villain comes on screen and cheer when the hero saves the heroine, so there’s a little bit of audience direct participation. We’re not throwing toast or rice or anything, but just it’s fun to share in that.”

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