Mike Street
Mike Street

Mike Street Moves into Timeless Sales Position

Michael Eddy

Effective April 23, longtime Timeless Communications production manager Mike Street will assume responsibilities as a member of the magazine company’s sales team. While his primary focus will be taking care of Stage Directions' clients and growing that market, he will also be handling duties for PLSN and FRONT of HOUSE, and to a lesser extent, sister publications MMR, SBO, Choral Director, and JAZZed.

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A King's Ransom performed as a part of the UK's Into Opera program
A King's Ransom performed as a part of the UK's Into Opera program

LD Johanna Town Designs New Opera, 'A Kings Ransom'

Stage Directions

As a part of the UK program Into Opera, which has a mission to get more people into opera, they have a children’s opera and education project that offers children a unique introduction to the art form of opera and all that encompasses. As a part of this project, A King's Ransom, was performed at Open Norwich. It's a children's opera written by classical composer Patrick Hawes that is a reimagined tale of Robin Hood and features a subtle, yet powerful, lighting design by Johanna Town. 

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Mean Girls featured LED walls with content created by Fray Studios. Photos © Joan Marcus
Mean Girls featured LED walls with content created by Fray Studios. Photos © Joan Marcus

FRAY Studio Crafts Multiple Worlds for Mean Girls

Stage Directions

The new Broadway musical Mean Girls, based on the film, premiered at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway this month. Responsible for the production's video sets is British video design team FRAY Studio, who worked closely with director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw and set designer Scott Pask to create the sophisticated, fast-paced, and at times, surreal worlds of North Shore High's famous students.

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The Lyric Theatre is Reborn for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Michael Eddy

For Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the Lyric Theatre, a historic Broadway house in NYC, received some much need renovations to the auditorium and lobby, and even a bit of magic hit its 43rd Street entrance marquee. Working with a range of consultants, engineers, architects, and theatrical shops, the beautiful interior designs and the fantastical marquee were created by scenic designer for the production, Christine Jones and her associate scenic designer/international scenic supervisor for the show, Brett J. Banakis. See the transformation in this video as the cast sees the space for the first time and then scroll down to read Banakis’ inside perspective on this extraordinary aspect of the project in his own words.
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BBC sound effects men, hard at work, in the 1920s
BBC sound effects men, hard at work, in the 1920s

BBC Releases Massive Sound Effects Collection with Free Downloads

Michael Eddy

The UK public broadcaster, BBC is making over 16,000 sound effects files available for public use. They have gone into their massive archives and are making these files free to download for “personal, educational, and research purposes”. The sound effects can be downloaded in WAV format free of charge.

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The team from Listen Technologies breaks ground for its new building at its headquarters
The team from Listen Technologies breaks ground for its new building at its headquarters

Listen Technologies Celebrates Ground Breaking of New Building

Stage Directions

Listen Technologies, a provider of assistive listening and personal listening products for 20 years, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site where it will construct a new building next to its headquarters on Heritage Crest Way. The new building is expected to be completed in fall 2018 and will double Listen Technologies’ corporate campus.

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