I've seen some community theater shows featuring an electric bass in the orchestra. I've been frustrated by the classic rock bar band thing, and some points about the theater gigs seem enticing to me. 1) Low volume / small amps. I'm tired of being unable to communicate over 200db amps in rehearsals. 2) Reasonable hours. Most theater shows run from 8 - 10:30pm and a Sunday matinee at 2pm. 3) Limited run. In a few weeks, the show is done. 4) There is one music director everybody has to obey instead of everybody having their own ideas and agendas clashing with everybody else's. I've actually been enjoying practicing my sight reading skills, although I know I have a long way to go before I'd call myself proficient. If any of you play or have played electric bass in a similar situation, I'd love to read your stories. How do you get into it? Is there any work for electric bass? What are you experiences?