IATSE Hurricane Harvey Relief
IATSE Hurricane Harvey Relief

IATSE Donates Funds to Assist Members Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Michael Eddy

Due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, the IATSE will donate $10,000 to the Walsh/DiTolla/Spivak Foundation to provide financial assistance to affected IATSE members and their families. Local unions and members of the IATSE are asked to contribute what they can to the Foundation, enabling affected members and their families more flexibility to cope with the challenges created by Harvey.

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The Actors Fund
The Actors Fund

The Actors Fund Puts Out Information for Emergency Help for Those Affected by Harvey

Michael Eddy

The Actors Fund has put out an emergency alert for all those who work in the performing arts and entertainment that are being affected by Hurricane Harvey. You can contact the Actors Fund for info on emergency financial assistance/resources. Texas residents should contact the Los Angeles office; Louisiana residents should contact the NYC office. See below for our phone number and email.

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The Resident Shows Division of Cirque du Soleil® received the Institute’s highest honor, the USITT Award, at USITT 2017. The award recognizes a lifetime contribution to the performing arts and entertainment communities. It was presented at the 2017 Annual Conference & Stage Expo on March 8 in St. Louis, MO. More information from USITT (usitt.org) Cirque du Soleil is an entertainment company based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The name translates from French to “circus of the sun.”  A leader in live entertainment, Cirque du Soleil’s shows are known for their combination of powerful athleticism, high energy acrobatics, inspiring imagery and cutting-edge theatrical technology, and have been seen by more than 160 million people in 60 countries on six continents.  “We understand we are a leader in the industry and to remain a leader in the industry we need to ensure that we are developing the entertainment technicians of tomorrow,” said Kim Scott, Company Manager for The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil. “The only way to do that is to be involved in the development of those technicians by providing high level education at a cost to students so that they can get these opportunities without breaking the bank.” Jerry Nadal, Senior Vice President of the Resident Show Division of Cirque du Soleil,
The Resident Shows Division of Cirque du Soleil® received the Institute’s highest honor, the USITT Award, at USITT 2017. The award recognizes a lifetime contribution to the performing arts and entertainment communities. It was presented at the 2017 Annual Conference & Stage Expo on March 8 in St. Louis, MO. More information from USITT (usitt.org) Cirque du Soleil is an entertainment company based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The name translates from French to “circus of the sun.” A leader in live entertainment, Cirque du Soleil’s shows are known for their combination of powerful athleticism, high energy acrobatics, inspiring imagery and cutting-edge theatrical technology, and have been seen by more than 160 million people in 60 countries on six continents. “We understand we are a leader in the industry and to remain a leader in the industry we need to ensure that we are developing the entertainment technicians of tomorrow,” said Kim Scott, Company Manager for The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil. “The only way to do that is to be involved in the development of those technicians by providing high level education at a cost to students so that they can get these opportunities without breaking the bank.” Jerry Nadal, Senior Vice President of the Resident Show Division of Cirque du Soleil,

Cirque du Soleil Resident Shows Division Receives USITT Award

Michael Eddy

ST. LOUIS, MO—The Resident Shows Division of Cirque du Soleil® received the Institute’s highest honor, the USITT Award, at USITT 2017. The award recognizes a lifetime contribution to the performing arts and entertainment communities. It was presented at the 2017 Annual Conference & Stage Expo on March 8 in St. Louis, MO.

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(L-R) Ray Wong, Henry Palkes and Brad Gardner with the Kurzweil PC3K8 Keyboard
(L-R) Ray Wong, Henry Palkes and Brad Gardner with the Kurzweil PC3K8 Keyboard

An American in Paris Orchestrates with Kurzweil

Jacob Coakley

NEWBURY, CA—After a successful Broadway run, An American in Paris has started its first national tour. The classic move musical, now reborn as a modern stage production, is conducted by music director David Andrews Rogers. The musical's 13-piece orchestra plays its all-Gershwin score augmented by three Kurzweil PC3K8 keyboards using programming provided by Stuart Andrews (Keyboard Programmer) and Dave Weiser (Associate Keyboard Programmer).

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 Masque Sound created a one-of-a-kind “Ringer Box” to deliver authentic 1920’s-era telephone sounds
Masque Sound created a one-of-a-kind “Ringer Box” to deliver authentic 1920’s-era telephone sounds

Masque Sound Makes Headlines with Audio for “The Front Page”

Jacob Coakley

NEW YORK — Masque Sound delivered a custom audio package for Scott Lehrer’s sound design on the Broadway revival of The Front Page. In addition to a custom audio rig built around d&b audiotechnik E-Seriers speakers, and area miking provided by DPA, Masque Sound build Lehrer a custom ringing system that could be cued from QLab and used actual 1920s phone ringers. 

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