Chicago Broadway's longest-running American musical
Chicago Broadway's longest-running American musical

Chicago Celebrates 22 Years on Broadway

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The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago, now playing at Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre, celebrates its 22nd Broadway anniversary today! To commemorate the milestone, here are 22 facts about Chicago’s 22 “Razzle Dazzle” years! Plus a video of Costume Designer William Ivey Long talking us through the show's design character-by-character. Happy Anniversary...and all that jazz!
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Point Source Audio knows a thing or two about the proper method of coiling mic cables
Point Source Audio knows a thing or two about the proper method of coiling mic cables

Point Source Audio: Sounding Board Blog: How to Properly Coil Microphone Cables

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Coiling Mini-Mic and Lavalier Cables
Since miniature microphones are what we do, we have to show you how to wrap up their cables too. Since most mini-mics, lavs, and headset mics have integrated wires, folks are often tempted to wrap the wire around the mic or body pack. This is a big no-no. The tiny coils created by doing this put a big strain on the wires, causes them to knot, and the kinks will make it more difficult to lay the wires flat when mounting them on your performer. Using proper microphone cable winding techniques will save your cables and make you more popular around the shop. Start practicing now and show your friends! This video shows the proper technique for coiling miniature microphone cables and is very similar to the over-under: 

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Actor Douglas Rain as Henry V in the Stratford Festival in 1966. Photo by Peter Smith / The Canadian Press
Actor Douglas Rain as Henry V in the Stratford Festival in 1966. Photo by Peter Smith / The Canadian Press

In Memoriam: Actor Douglas Rain, Stratford Festival Pioneer

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The Stratford Festival lost one of its pioneers on November 11th. Douglas Rain died of natural causes at the age of 90 at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, just outside of Stratford, Ontario, the city in which he established his career, becoming one of the world’s great classical actors.

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(Left to right) Ralph Stockley (CCO Prolyte Group), Remi Bourgeois (Sales Representative A.C. Lighting Inc.), Fred Mikeska (VP Sales A.C. Lighting Inc.), Lambert Bouwmeester (CEO Prolyte Group), and Matthijs Meijer (Distributor Manager Prolyte Group)
(Left to right) Ralph Stockley (CCO Prolyte Group), Remi Bourgeois (Sales Representative A.C. Lighting Inc.), Fred Mikeska (VP Sales A.C. Lighting Inc.), Lambert Bouwmeester (CEO Prolyte Group), and Matthijs Meijer (Distributor Manager Prolyte Group)

A.C. Lighting Awarded Strategic Growth Award from Prolyte

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A.C. Lighting Inc. was honored to be presented the Strategic Growth Award by long-time business partner Prolyte Group during LDI2018. The Strategic Growth Award is part of a program that honors Prolyte Distributors and individuals that have had exceptional growth and development with the Prolyte Product line and provides effective Prolyte Campus training programs.

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L-R: Bruce Lemon, Kristina Wong and Marike Splint, finalists for Center Theatre Group’s 2018 Richard E. Sherwood Award. Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging.
L-R: Bruce Lemon, Kristina Wong and Marike Splint, finalists for Center Theatre Group’s 2018 Richard E. Sherwood Award. Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging.

Finalists Announced for 2019 Richard E. Sherwood Award

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Three finalists have been selected for Center Theatre Group’s 2019 Richard E. Sherwood Award: Bruce Lemon, Marike Splint and Kristina Wong. Center Theatre Group recognizes and celebrates this year’s finalists for their exceptional contributions to the Los Angeles theatre landscape and their work as innovative and adventurous artists.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with lighting design by Ryan Joseph Stafford. Photo Credit: Charles Michael Duke
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with lighting design by Ryan Joseph Stafford. Photo Credit: Charles Michael Duke

LD Ryan Joseph Stafford Lights Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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Based on the Ian Fleming novel of the same name and the 1968 musical film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the theatrical musical version still centers around the main protagonist – the flying red and gold car – that has succeeded in ensuring the story’s continuing longevity. Tasked with providing supporting visuals for a recent theatrical run of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Bournemouth Pavilion theatre in the UK was LD Ryan Joseph Stafford, who specified a number of CHAUVET Professional Ovation E-910FC and Maverick MK2 Spot fixtures in support of his lighting concept, which sought to translate the magic of the film to the stage.

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