A view of The Jungle, with a set design by Miriam Buether, playing in the very altered Curran Theatre in San Francisco, CA. Photo By Marc Brenner
A view of The Jungle, with a set design by Miriam Buether, playing in the very altered Curran Theatre in San Francisco, CA. Photo By Marc Brenner

Backstage Video: Watch the Curran Theatre Transformed to The Jungle

Michael Eddy

Here is a backstage time-lapse video of the Curran Theatre in San Francisco as it is transformed for the West Coast premiere of a new play, The Jungle. The play covers the hopeful, resilient residents of the Jungle – the short-lived, self-governing society that emerged within a sprawling refugee camp in Calais, France. After productions in London and New York, The Jungle takes over the Curran, transforming its traditional proscenium space into Miriam Buether’s award-winning set design. The capacity of the theater is now at 600 seats, down from the theater's normal 1,600 seats, for the production that runs from March 26 to May 19. {youtube}v=Xka8veAE4rc{/youtube}

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Royal Albert Hall gets used for a variety of renowned events. Pictured here, the BBC Concert Orchestra performs with the Maida Vale Singers conducted by John Mauceri, performing Danny Elfman’s music from the films of Tim Burton.
Royal Albert Hall gets used for a variety of renowned events. Pictured here, the BBC Concert Orchestra performs with the Maida Vale Singers conducted by John Mauceri, performing Danny Elfman’s music from the films of Tim Burton.

Royal Albert Hall Transforms the Listening Experience

Stage Directions

German audio technology and solutions company d&b audiotechnik announced the official public debut of its newly installed permanent sound solution for London’s world-renowned Royal Albert Hall. The installation and integration of the complete system was carried out by SFL, a UK based sound production and integration company and sales partner for d&b audiotechnik.

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Robert Juliat Celebrates 100 Years at Prolight + Sound Frankfurt

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Robert Juliat, which celebrates its centenary in 2019, presented its SpotMe system at Prolight+Sound Frankfurt international fair. Robert Juliat’s award-winning SpotMe bespoke solution for followspot technology was demonstrated with a new interface, the SpotMe Maestro, developed in partnership with zactrack of Austria. SpotMe Maestro allows the SpotMe system to operate universally with all DMX lighting consoles on the market.

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Elation extends its product warranty to 5 years on its latest LED luminaires
Elation extends its product warranty to 5 years on its latest LED luminaires

Elation Extends Product Warranty to 5 Years on Latest LED Luminaires

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Elation Professional is pleased to announce a new warranty policy that extends its standard limited product warranty to 5 years on LED light engine sources for some of its latest and most popular LED luminaires. In addition, warranty coverage on fixture components has been extended to 3 years for products used in registered indoor fixed installation projects.

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Bob Brigham has been named General Manager of the DeKalb, IL facility for Solotech
Bob Brigham has been named General Manager of the DeKalb, IL facility for Solotech

Solotech Names Bob Brigham as GM for DeKalb, IL Facility

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Martin Tremblay, President and CEO of Solotech, announces the appointment of Bob Brigham as General Manager of the company’s DeKalb office. In recent years, Solotech has undergone significant international growth and has found that the addition of local general managers for Solotech’s offices best supports the vision and the business model of the company: Think Global, Act local. This new position will therefore allow the company to maintain the high level of operational efficiency on which Solotech built its success, while supporting its growth on a long-term basis.

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Donyale Werle Receives the Green Broadway Award

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The Green Broadway Award for an Individual was awarded to Scenic Designer Donyale Werle in acknowledgement of her exceptional leadership in the theatre community’s ongoing initiatives to become greener

The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) announces that Donyale Werle is the recipient of the 2019 Green Broadway Award for an individual. Werle received the award in recognition of her work to incorporate sustainability into all of her sets to make set designing greener. Charlie Deull, co-chair of the BGA, presented the Green Broadway Award at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) 2019 Conference and Stage Expo. Here is a video describing BGA’s work and about Werle’s achievements: {youtube} v=w-Te2tRs0qU{/youtube}

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Tom Thompson, SIPs director of visual services (left) is pictured with SIPs GM, George Edwards (right).
Tom Thompson, SIPs director of visual services (left) is pictured with SIPs GM, George Edwards (right).

Sound Image Productions Bay Area Announces Strategic Partnership with Light Action

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Sound Image Productions (SIP) announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Light Action Productions of New Castle, DE. The partnership will provide Light Action with a significant west-coast presence through SIP’s base of operations in Hayward, CA, while further bolstering Sound Image Production’s leadership position as the leading one-stop shop for concert and event production, Sound Image Productions also named lighting veteran Tom Thompson as Director of Visual Services. 

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