Into the Woods with a lighting design by Alex Forey at UCL Musical Theatre Society in London
Into the Woods with a lighting design by Alex Forey at UCL Musical Theatre Society in London

LD Alex Forey Adds Magic To Into the Woods

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A recent University College London Musical Theatre Society theatre production has succeeded in stripping down the Stephen Sondheim classic, Into the Woods to its thematic core—exposing the eternal battle between darkness and light. Instrumental in this exploration of desire, ambition, and relationships through classic Brothers Grimm characters such as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Rapunzel was a lighting design by Alex Forey.

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Once On This Island
Once On This Island

Designing Once On This Island

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In this video, Set Designer Dane Laffrey and Costume Designer Clint Ramos discuss their creative thinking for Broadway's Once On This Island now playing at Circle in the Square Theater. The production has been nominated for 8 Tony Awards. Including nominations for all of the design team: Scenic Designer, Dane Laffrey; Costume Designer, Clint Ramos; Lighting Designers Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, and Sound Designer Peter Hylenski.

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The Collaborator Party returns for its fourth year with new co-hosts
The Collaborator Party returns for its fourth year with new co-hosts

The Collaborator Party Returns for its Fourth Year with New Co-Hosts

Michael Eddy

The Collaborator Party, headed by theatrical sound designers Lindsay Jones and John Gromada, announced that their event will return for its fourth year in New York City, after three years of the now legendary sold-out parties across the country. The Collaborator Party is the official Tony night party for the entire theatre community. 
Here’s a full video invitation for this year’s event:
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Sound Productions has supported the Dallas Summer Musicals’ High School Musical Theatre Awards program for the past five years
Sound Productions has supported the Dallas Summer Musicals’ High School Musical Theatre Awards program for the past five years

Shaping Theater's Future: Sound Productions Supports DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards Program

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Joshua Curlett, President of Sound Productions, has committed over $50,000 in equipment, training, and scholarships to the arts through Dallas Summer Musicals’ High School Musical Theatre Awards program over a five-year period. This includes establishing the first ever Theater Design and Technology scholarship, which was presented to Tracy Jordan, director of the program, and the scholarship’s recipient at the awards ceremony on May 17. 

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The Alteros GTX Series L.A.W.N.™ Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System offers ethernet-based remote control. Pictured is the Transmitters monitor screen.
The Alteros GTX Series L.A.W.N.™ Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System offers ethernet-based remote control. Pictured is the Transmitters monitor screen.

Alteros, an Audio-Technica Company, Introduces New Handheld Transmitters

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Alteros, an Audio-Technica company, has introduced two new handheld transmitters: the GTX24-HHP (performer handheld) and GTX24-HHB (broadcast handheld), along with a feature-rich remote and network control platform for its GTX Series L.A.W.N.™ (Local Area Wireless mic Network) Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System. 

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Reynolds Hall, part of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by Isaac Brekken
Reynolds Hall, part of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by Isaac Brekken

Smith Center in Las Vegas Upgrades Audio System

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Las Vegas is a city of innumerable venues, yet the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall in Las Vegas’ Smith Center for the Performing Arts stands out as a showcase for entertainment and culture. In addition to hosting the Las Vegas Symphony, the Nevada Ballet Theatre, and other regional fine arts ensembles, Reynolds Hall is also the city’s leading roadhouse for touring Broadway productions and a preferred site for prestigious pop, rock, and jazz concerts. To serve up this varied fare with impeccable sonic quality, the hall’s main reinforcement system was recently upgraded with new Meyer Sound LEO® Family components, including LEOPARD™ line array loudspeakers and 900-LFC low frequency control elements.

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Spongebob Squarepants The Musical photo: Joan Marcus
Spongebob Squarepants The Musical photo: Joan Marcus

A Look at the Tony Award Nominated Designs for a Musical (Week 3)

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Over the next 5 weeks, counting down to the TONY Awards, we will be highlighting the productions that recieved nominations for the 2018 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing for Set Design, Lighting Design, Costume Design and Sound Design of a musical. We congratulate all of the nominees. The 2018 Tony Awards will take place on June 10th.

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The Angel visits Prior Walter in Part Two, Perestroika. Photo: Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
The Angel visits Prior Walter in Part Two, Perestroika. Photo: Brinkhoff-Moegenburg

A Look at the Tony Award Nominated Designs for a Play (Week 3)

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Over the next 5 weeks we will be highlighting the productions that recieved nominations for the 2018 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®,  presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing for Set Design, Lighting Design, Costume Design and Sound Design of a play. We congratulate all of the nominees. The 2018 Tony Awards will take place on June 10th.

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