The Gretchen Nelson Scott Performing Arts Center at Mosley High School
The Gretchen Nelson Scott Performing Arts Center at Mosley High School

The Sound System for the New Gretchen Nelson Scott Performing Arts Center

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In November 2017, A. Crawford Mosley High School, in Northwest Florida, opened its beautiful, new, state-of-the-art Gretchen Nelson Scott Performing Arts Center, enabling students and community members to enjoy performances by the school's choir, Sound of the Southland band, and drama department, as well as lectures, community theater productions, and other civic programs. In addition, the performing arts center can be rented out for special events and productions.

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Dale Hourlland now leads the Motion Controls Department at J.R. Clancy
Dale Hourlland now leads the Motion Controls Department at J.R. Clancy

J.R. Clancy Taps Dale Hourlland to Lead its Motion Controls Department

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Wenger Corporation recently named Dale Hourlland Controls Engineering Manager for J.R. Clancy. Hourlland now leads the eight-person Controls team, which has over 100 years of combined theater, technical, and controls experience. Together, this team has completed dozens of projects from New York to Hong Kong.

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The Hog 4 from High End Systems
The Hog 4 from High End Systems

Trade Up Incentives for Hog 2, Hog 3, and Competitive Lighting Consoles

Michael Eddy

The 2018 North American Hog Trade Up program has been extended through the month of September. High End Systems is accepting trade-ins of older Hog consoles AND competitor’s consoles. With the upcoming release of Hog OS v.3.9, High End Systems will no longer support new fixture profiles for the Hog 3, so there’s never been a better time to upgrade.

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The Allen & Heath SQ-5 digital mixer at the FOH for the Opera NEO Summer Festival
The Allen & Heath SQ-5 digital mixer at the FOH for the Opera NEO Summer Festival

Opera NEO Summer Festival Upgrades its Audio

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Founded in 2012, Opera NEO hosts 30-35 aspiring young performers each summer, providing intensive operatic training, mentorship, and invaluable performance experience. The 2018 Opera NEO Summer Opera Festival included performances of Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow and Mozart’s Idomeneo, each presented with a live orchestra in a unique open-air amphitheater in the hills of San Diego, CA.

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L to R: Maxime Lambert - FOH engineer, Serge Rodrigue - Wireless technician, and Colin Gagné - Sound Designer
L to R: Maxime Lambert - FOH engineer, Serge Rodrigue - Wireless technician, and Colin Gagné - Sound Designer

Theatrical Sound Design for Fame in Montreal

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Located on St-Denis Street in the heart of Montreal’s famous Latin Quarter, the St-Denis Theatre is one of the most modern and prestigious cultural arts venues in the city. A major downtown Montreal landmark, the theatre boasts two halls with a seating capacity of 933 and 2,219 respectively. Equipped with all the latest sound and lighting technologies needed to keep up with today’s sophisticated and demanding audiences, the 2,219-seat Saint Denis Theatre recently had the opportunity to use a Yamaha RIVAGE PM7 Digital Audio Console for a production of the Broadway-inspired musical, FAME. Solotech of Montreal provided the console.

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Artistic Director Ray Jivoff discusses the upcoming 2018-19 season at the Skylight Music Theatre
Artistic Director Ray Jivoff discusses the upcoming 2018-19 season at the Skylight Music Theatre

Artistic Director Ray Jivoff to Leave Skylight Music Theatre in 2019

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Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Ray Jivoff announced that he will leave his position as of June 29, 2019. This marks 20 years on the staff of the company, 30 years since he first performed with Skylight and will follow soon after his 65th birthday. Here's a video of Jivoff talking about the upcoming production of Pippin at Skylight Music Theatre: {youtube}v=AYnpKChlhPE{/youtube}

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Improving Communications for Sight & Sound Theatres

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Sight & Sound Theatres, producer of a dazzling series of live, Bible-themed stage shows, has adopted Riedel Communications’ Bolero wireless intercom for its 2,000-seat auditorium in Branson, MO. Bolero leverages an existing Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system to deliver comprehensive, integrated, and crystal-clear communications for the entire production team. Here's a video preview of Sight & Sound Theatres' Samson: {youtube}v=B66asntU26E{/youtube}

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