Registration Extended to September 20 for the The 2019 National Conference on Outdoor Theatre

Kathy Eddy

The 2019 National Conference on Outdoor Theatre is being held at The Santa Fe Opera Oct. 1-3, 2019! Be sure to Register by September 20 for this unique event!
All meals and tours included! All are welcome! You need not be an SETC member to attend!
This exploratory and inspirational conference will feature dynamic programming:

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A view of The Muny Theatre
A view of The Muny Theatre

State-of-the-Art Audio Networking for the 101st Season at The Muny

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Updated Infrastructure Allowed Sound Designers John Shivers and David Patridge to Unveil Their Most Sophisticated Design Ever for America’s Oldest and Largest Outdoor Musical Theatre

When The Muny, St. Louis’ beloved theatre institution, opened its 101st season, it also unveiled the completion of Phase 1 of its multi-million dollar renovation. With a newly rebuilt state-of-the-art stage, orchestra pit, light bridge, stage towers, and an air circulation system, America’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theatre was now equipped with the latest in stage technology. Here is a video recap of the 2019 season at The Muny. See and Hear the shows:
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First Grosh Cares Program Winners Announced

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Grosh Backdrops & Projections announces the winners of its inaugural Grosh Cares Grants for the Performing Arts program. Recipients of this prize exemplified distinct imagination in their productions; inspiring scenic designs, and a passion for the arts. Young Shakespeareans, a community theatre in Los Angeles, CA received the Grand Prize, Central Middle School in Kansas City, KS was the Runner Up, and McCluer High School in Florissant, MO was awarded Third Place.

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A scene from Newsies lit by LD Amanda Frazier. Photo Credit: K.G. Tunney
A scene from Newsies lit by LD Amanda Frazier. Photo Credit: K.G. Tunney

Lighting Designer Amanda Frazier Accents Historic Setting for Newsies

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In a recent production of the Alan Menken-Jack Feldman Tony Award winning musical Newsies at Pittsburgh’s State Theatre Center for the Arts, lighting designer Amanda Frazier helped call forth the play’s historic context by accentuating its evocative scenic elements with a vivid lighting design that featured CHAUVET Professional fixtures supplied by Vincent Lighting.

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Brad Haynes joins CHAUVET Professional as its National Resource Manager – Concert and Touring
Brad Haynes joins CHAUVET Professional as its National Resource Manager – Concert and Touring

Brad Haynes Joins CHAUVET Professional

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CHAUVET Professional has appointed Brad Haynes as its National Resource Manager – Concert and Touring. The Missouri native, who comes to CHAUVET Professional from AC Lighting, brings a wealth of experience to his new position, which will involve fostering relationships between the company and touring designers in addition to creating a range of educational programs.

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Social Buzz: Anyone Can Turn on a Followspot

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Here's a sign that was found in the followspot booth at the Palace Theatre in Cleveland, OH. Stagehand Mike Holmes, who is out with The Book of Mormon took this photo and shared it on Facebook. Holmes commented that he's been "a spot light guy since 1989. On the road pretty steady. I do believe I have surpassed working, and calling, 10,000 shows in the last 30 years."

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Sweeney Todd set at The Shaw Festival
Sweeney Todd set at The Shaw Festival

A Set to Remember at The Shaw Festival

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Judith Bowden’s set design for The Shaw Festival's Sweeney Todd, in their 2016 season, was certainly one to recall. Here David Edwards (Head of Scenic Construction), Gwyneth Stark (Head of Scenic Art) and Wayne Reierson (Head of Properties) talk about the set, scenic art, and the props for this production of Sweeney Todd.

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