During my last year at school one of our teachers, Jock Bowley, who was involved in the theatre took a small group of pupils to the theatre to do the scene shifting between acts. Big vertical boards on wheels and painted with skyscrapers and interior scenes used as the background and in the wings. The play, a musical, was "A Place Called Paradise" and the story seemed loosely based on the 1957 "Westside Story". The costumes were authentic Teddy boys suits, much coveted by some of us schoolboys. A small but excellent band (including electric guitar yay!) in the pit covered the incidentals and, unique to this production, the singing.
A year later I was involved in a proto rock roll band and we entered a 'talent' competition in the theatre. We came 2nd to a country western band. The judges' analysis of our performance was that we didn't smile enough!
Lol, rock'n'roll band smiling eh? I soon gave up playing in a band anyway.