A dance piece that's lit with SolaFrame 750 luminaires from High End Systems at MATCH in Houston, TX
A dance piece that's lit with SolaFrame 750 luminaires from High End Systems at MATCH in Houston, TX

Lighting the Match in Houston

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The Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, or MATCH, a Houston theater has a mantra of flexibility. MATCH, which opened in late 2015 as a home for Houston’s small and mid-sized arts organizations, is a venue that features four flexible performance spaces able to house a variety of events. A recent installation of High End Systems SolaFrame 750 LED fixtures is helping fulfill the flexible mantra.

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Del Hughes Lifetime Achievement Awards

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On Monday, September 17, 2018, the Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) will present its annual Del Hughes Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management Awards to three stage managers from the worlds of Broadway, regional theatre, and dance: Roy Harris, Lyle Raper, and Maxine Glorsky. In addition to the three Lifetime Achievement Awards, the SMA will recognize Peter Sargent of Webster University with a special award for Achievement in Stage Management Education for his work as an educator. 

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"Come What May" from Moulin Rouge! the Musical
"Come What May" from Moulin Rouge! the Musical

Cast Photo of Moulin Rouge! the Musical on the Grand Staircase at Emerson Colonial Theatre

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Years ago, a tradition was created at Boston’s Colonial Theatre where companies gathered to take a group photo on the Grand Staircase at the Colonial. That tradition has been revived with Moulin Rouge! the Musical. Here’s the cast on the Grand Staircase at beautifully restored Emerson Colonial Theatre. Baz Luhrmann's revolutionary film has come to life on stage and the pre-Broadway world premiere just finished its run in Boston.

Here’s a video of "Come What May" featuring Aaron Tveit from Moulin Rouge! the Musical:{youtube}v=hFay0SVFxVI{/youtube}

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VER Emerges from Bankruptcy as Newly Organized Company

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Production Resource Group (PRG) announced today that VER has emerged from Ch.11 bankruptcy as a reorganized company led by Jere Harris and controlled by The Jordan Company, GSO Capital Partners and PRG Management. VER will continue to exist and maintain its focus as a traditional business-to-business subrental platform, renting to AV staging companies and industry professionals. Full-service solutions will transition to become a part of PRG. PRG and VER will operate as two separate companies in North America; by focusing on their respective areas of expertise, each will be equipped to meet evolving client needs and offer solutions, resources and expertise even better than before. In Europe and the Middle East, VER has merged into PRG. 

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Edwin Guerra is the new U.S. Marketing Manager for DAS Audio
Edwin Guerra is the new U.S. Marketing Manager for DAS Audio

DAS Audio Appoints Edwin Guerra U.S. Marketing Manager

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DAS Audio of America announces the appointment of Edwin Guerra to the position of U.S. Marketing Manager. In his new position, Guerra will be responsible for all U.S. tradeshow coordination from concept to execution, social media management, and content creation, supporting the company’s sales staff with a variety of marketing initiatives, and overseeing the creation of related marketing collateral. Guerra is stationed at the Miami office.

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Performers lit by LD Huw Llewellyn on the River Stage at the National Theatre. Photo © Vicki Couchman / The Fifth Estate
Performers lit by LD Huw Llewellyn on the River Stage at the National Theatre. Photo © Vicki Couchman / The Fifth Estate

Lighting up the River Stage at the National Theatre

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Signify announced its successful collaboration with the National Theatre’s River Stage Festival. The River Stage, which provides a diverse range of free entertainment over a five-week summer season, once again benefitted from an array of the latest stage lighting products from the Philips Vari-Lite brand, including the new VL800 BeamLine.

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