Chris Barbee has been named Bandit Lites Vice President of Sales and Integration
Chris Barbee has been named Bandit Lites Vice President of Sales and Integration

Chris Barbee Named Bandit Lites Vice President of Sales and Integration

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Bandit Lites, has named long time team member Chris Barbee as Vice President of Sales and Integration. Barbee started at Bandit nearly 20 years ago and quickly ascended to the leadership team as the National Director of Sales and Installations. Since then, Barbee has led the team for many years, achieving phenomenal results year after year.

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Alley Theatre Appoints Michael Locher as Director of Design

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The Alley Theatre and Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of the Tony Award®-winning Alley Theatre, announce the appointment of Michael Locher as the Director of Design. In the newly created position, Locher will oversee the design process for the theatre’s productions, beginning with the ExxonMobil Summer Chills production, Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Here’s a video of Locher explaining his design for the show:
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The Lost Colony relies on Point Source Audio Microphones
The Lost Colony relies on Point Source Audio Microphones

Point Source Audio Sounding Board: Not a Word is Lost

Point Source Audio Sounding Board

The Lost Colony Relies on PSA Microphones
The outdoor drama, The Lost Colony, has been telling the story of the first English colonies in North America since 1937. The Waterside Theatre, located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and performing from the end of May through the end of August, requires audio equipment that has to stand up to the outdoor elements, including water—in both the form of rain and perspiration—as well as wind and heat. All of which could potentially shorten the useful life of a microphone.

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Michael Unger
Michael Unger

Michael Unger Named New Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director

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Skylight Music Theatre today announced that Michael Unger will become the company’s new artistic director. Unger, a theatre and opera director based in New York City, has worked in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Yekaterinburg, Russia – and many places in between. A Chicago native, Unger has been the Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education at Off-Broadway’s The York Theatre Company which, like Skylight, produces only music theatre. The York has a special emphasis on developing and producing new musical works, one of Unger’s many interests.

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VPAC Technical Director Matt Phillips configuring the SD12 desk for a show. Photo by Jon Resnick
VPAC Technical Director Matt Phillips configuring the SD12 desk for a show. Photo by Jon Resnick

Upgrading Audio Controls at the Vilar Performing Arts Center

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The area around Vail, CO has long been a combination of natural beauty and modern taste, and the Vilar Performing Arts Center at Beaver Creek Resort has plenty of both. Opened in 1998, the performing arts center is focused around its small but brilliantly executed 530-seat venue, which hosts approximately 150 events year-round, including a wide variety of jazz, comedy, dance, film, Broadway musicals, theatre, rock concerts, family shows, and more.

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