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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The 2018 Obie Awards

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The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice presented the 63rd Annual Obie Awards®, hosted by Emmy and Obie-winning actor John Leguizamo at Terminal 5 in New York City on May 21, 2018. All off Broadway and off-off Broadway productions which open in NYC between May 2017 and April 2018 are automatically in consideration for the Obie Awards. The categories change annually so that theater artists and productions achieving excellence during the season can be best recognized. Here are the design and theater company winners of the 2018 Obie Awards.

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The Seaver Theatre at Pomona College recently upgraded its lighting capabilities.
The Seaver Theatre at Pomona College recently upgraded its lighting capabilities.

Pomona College Theatre and Dance Department Highlights Lighting Upgrades

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The Pomona Theatre and Dance Department, which serves five schools in the Claremont College consortium, is based at Pomona College’s Seaver Theatre. Pomona College recently enhanced its lighting system with greater color-mixing capabilities, thanks to the addition of 60 COLORado 2-Quad Zoom Tour fixtures and 14 Ovation B-2805FC cyc lights from CHAUVET Professional.

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d&b audiotechnik announces that Miguel Hadelich has joined the company as Business Developer Advanced Systems
d&b audiotechnik announces that Miguel Hadelich has joined the company as Business Developer Advanced Systems

Miguel Hadelich Joins d&b audiotechnik as Business Developer Advanced Systems

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d&b audiotechnik welcomes Miguel Hadelich as Business Developer Advanced Systems, d&b audiotechnik Corporation, USA. Based in Los Angeles, Hadelich will be the central coordination point for the d&b Soundscape and the d&b DS100 Signal engine in North, Central, and South America. Hadelich will work with new and existing customers and introduce Soundscape to consultants, specifiers, architects, artists, and audiences.

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The representatives from theatrical industry organizations, lighting manufacturers, and designers met with regulators to discuss the proposed Eco Regulations for 2020
The representatives from theatrical industry organizations, lighting manufacturers, and designers met with regulators to discuss the proposed Eco Regulations for 2020

Industry Groups and Designers Meet with EU Regulators to Discuss Eco Regulations Affecting Stage Lighting

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A group of professionals and representatives from theatrical industry organizations, lighting manufacturers, and designers met with regulators with the European Union’s (EU) Energy & Culture departments on May 17 to discuss the proposed Eco Regulations for 2020, which could potentially limit the types of light fixtures available for stage lighting.

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LD Herrick Goldman lit ‘Puffs’ Off-Broadway with Elation Professional fixtures. Photos: Hunter Canning
LD Herrick Goldman lit ‘Puffs’ Off-Broadway with Elation Professional fixtures. Photos: Hunter Canning

Lighting 'Puffs' Off-Broadway

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Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic, is an off-Broadway show playing at New World Stages beneath an all-LED Elation lighting rig. The play portrays a certain famous wizard school from the perspective of the slightly nerdy and not-so-famous house called Puffs. Described as ‘a play for anyone who has never been destined to save the world,’ Puffs are the outsiders of the magic school who disheartenedly observe as a certain boy wizard repeatedly saves the day. Written by Matt Cox and produced by Tilted Windmills Theatricals, the play has a lighting design by Herrick Goldman and was directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker. 

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Harry Hadden-Paton and Lauren Ambrose in My Fair Lady, at Lincoln Center Theater's the Vivian Beaumont. Photo: Joan Marcus/©2018
Harry Hadden-Paton and Lauren Ambrose in My Fair Lady, at Lincoln Center Theater's the Vivian Beaumont. Photo: Joan Marcus/©2018

Designing My Fair Lady

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In this video, Broadway's My Fair Lady design team gives an inside look at the creative process behind reviving the beloved classic now playing at Lincoln Center Theater's  Vivian Beaumont theater. The production has been nominated for 10 Tony Awards. The design team for the production includes: Scenic Designer, Michael Yeargan; Costume Designer, Catherine Zuber; Lighting Designer, Donald Holder; and Sound Designer, Marc Salzberg.

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