Newsies as lit by LD Michael Nevitt at Floyd Central HS
Newsies as lit by LD Michael Nevitt at Floyd Central HS

Lighting Designer Michael Nevitt Lights Floyd Central HS Production of Newsies

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Southern Indiana’s Floyd Central High School puts a special emphasis on the performing arts, a focus that has produced one of America's premiere high school theatre programs. Last year, Floyd Central was one of a handful of schools across the U.S. selected by Disney Theatrical Group to test the Tony award-winning Broadway musical Newsies before it is made available to schools everywhere.
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The Doors Open in 10 - Reflections on The Collaborator Party

Jay Duckworth

Sunday night’s Collaborator Party was a huge success drawing the largest gathering of backstage talent the industry has to offer. There were satellite parties all across the country. Chicago, LA, the Bay Area, Houston, and Indiana where people could gather together and celebrate the creative process. Then there were summer stock folk watching on their laptops at Berkshire Theater Group and even up in Brunswick Maine, where I know the tech folk flipped between the Tony Awards and Collaborators party. 

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Audio-Technica is offering a trade-in rebate program for 600 MHz wireless systems through March 2019.
Audio-Technica is offering a trade-in rebate program for 600 MHz wireless systems through March 2019.

Audio-Technica Expands Trade-In Rebate Program for 600 MHz Wireless Systems

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Audio-Technica, an innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, has expanded its existing trade-in program for 600 MHz wireless systems to now include the new 3000 Series (4th Generation) and 5000 Series (3rd Generation), as the industry moves away from wireless systems operating in the 600 MHz band (614 to 698 MHz), mandated by law as a result of the ongoing FCC wireless spectrum reallocation initiative. The program, which runs through March 31, 2019, is designed to help wireless users switch to a new system that accommodates the new guidelines outlined by the FCC.

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The mall scene from Mean Girls, which featured a sound design by Brian Ronan with associate designer, Cody Spencer. Photo credit: Joan Marcus
The mall scene from Mean Girls, which featured a sound design by Brian Ronan with associate designer, Cody Spencer. Photo credit: Joan Marcus

Sound Designer Brian Ronan Brings Nice Sound to Mean Girls

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Mean Girls, the stage adaptation of Tina Fey’s 2004 film of the same name, features a Tony-nominated sound design by Brian Ronan, with the assistance of his associate, Cody Spencer. The duo has worked together on a dozen Broadway productions, of which Ronan has taken home awards for both The Book of Mormon and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, underscoring his reputation as one of Broadway’s most sought-after sound designers.
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Katrina Lindsay and Christine Jones, Tony Award Winning Designers for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Katrina Lindsay and Christine Jones, Tony Award Winning Designers for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

The Design Winners for the 2018 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards

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The winners for the 2018 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards® were announced last night at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Here are the winners, highlighted in the design categories along with the best play, and best musical. We congratulate all of the winners and all of the nominees.

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The nominations are now open for the USITT Awards
The nominations are now open for the USITT Awards

USITT Award Nominations are Now Open

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USITT has announced that its Institute Awards are now open for nominations. USITT recognizes excellence and significant contributions in the performing arts and entertainment industry, in the areas of design and technology, through a variety of awards. These awards honor established professionals and performing arts/entertainment-focused organizations throughout the world. Nominations for these special awards are accepted from the membership-at-large.

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A production proposal for Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's Three Decembers, selected for the 2015–2016 Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase. Joshua Miller (director), William Anderson (scenic designer), Hope Bennett (costume designer) and Stephanie Busing (projection designer).
A production proposal for Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's Three Decembers, selected for the 2015–2016 Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase. Joshua Miller (director), William Anderson (scenic designer), Hope Bennett (costume designer) and Stephanie Busing (projection designer).

Applications Now Open for The Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase with OPERA America

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OPERA America invites applications from director- or designer-driven teams of artists, who must create a production proposal for one of 10 pre-selected operas. This unique Opera America program for emerging directors and designers, supported by the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund, offers an opportunity to showcase your work to programmers and producers from around the country. Build a team of creative professionals and then develop a production proposal that could become a mainstage show. You must submit an Intent to Apply by August 20.

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A statement on Women+ in Sound Design for Broadway and theatres across the country by the TSDCA
A statement on Women+ in Sound Design for Broadway and theatres across the country by the TSDCA

The Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association Releases Statement on Women+ in Sound Design for Broadway and Theatres Across the Country

Michael Eddy

It is with great excitement that the members of TSDCA congratulate the 10 nominated shows for the 2018 Tony Awards in Sound Design. Our membership is appreciative of the reinstatement of these awards, and we thank The American Theatre Wing for making this rectification. We also thank the theatre industry at large for their support of sound designers over the past few years in acknowledgement of our contribution to Broadway theatre.

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ABTT Awards 2018
ABTT Awards 2018

ABTT Theatre Awards 2018

Michael Eddy

The Association of British Theatre Technicians Theatre Awards 2018 took place on the evening of June 6, after the first day of the ABTT Theatre Show at Alexandra Palace, London. The five highly sort after Awards for Sound, Lighting, and Engineering Products of Year, Widget and Stand of the Year, were this year complemented by a Special Award to celebrate the retiring Theatre Show Director, Roger Fox, acknowledging his 40 years work on building the Show from scratch in 1978, to the flourishing two-day event showcasing the very best of technology and excellent technical practice we know today.

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