The Lost Colony relies on Point Source Audio Microphones
The Lost Colony relies on Point Source Audio Microphones

Point Source Audio Sounding Board: Not a Word is Lost

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The Lost Colony Relies on PSA Microphones
The outdoor drama, The Lost Colony, has been telling the story of the first English colonies in North America since 1937. The Waterside Theatre, located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and performing from the end of May through the end of August, requires audio equipment that has to stand up to the outdoor elements, including water—in both the form of rain and perspiration—as well as wind and heat. All of which could potentially shorten the useful life of a microphone.

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Michael Unger
Michael Unger

Michael Unger Named New Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director

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Skylight Music Theatre today announced that Michael Unger will become the company’s new artistic director. Unger, a theatre and opera director based in New York City, has worked in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Yekaterinburg, Russia – and many places in between. A Chicago native, Unger has been the Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education at Off-Broadway’s The York Theatre Company which, like Skylight, produces only music theatre. The York has a special emphasis on developing and producing new musical works, one of Unger’s many interests.

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VPAC Technical Director Matt Phillips configuring the SD12 desk for a show. Photo by Jon Resnick
VPAC Technical Director Matt Phillips configuring the SD12 desk for a show. Photo by Jon Resnick

Upgrading Audio Controls at the Vilar Performing Arts Center

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The area around Vail, CO has long been a combination of natural beauty and modern taste, and the Vilar Performing Arts Center at Beaver Creek Resort has plenty of both. Opened in 1998, the performing arts center is focused around its small but brilliantly executed 530-seat venue, which hosts approximately 150 events year-round, including a wide variety of jazz, comedy, dance, film, Broadway musicals, theatre, rock concerts, family shows, and more.

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HES opens a new online support site for its products
HES opens a new online support site for its products

High End Systems Announces New Online Support Site

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When your curtain is about to go up and run into a technical issue, time is of the essence. While High End System’s service team is ready to help you 24/7 with your urgent technical support issues, sometimes you just want to do a little digging on your own. With that in mind, HES opened the new and improved High End Systems Knowledge Management Site (KMS) to get solutions for your specific issues faster.

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Ted Ohl, an experienced CEO/project development executive is ready for new opportunities
Ted Ohl, an experienced CEO/project development executive is ready for new opportunities

Ted Ohl, Founding Partner of Pook Diemont & Ohl, Resigns from Texas Scenic Company

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Ted Ohl, founding partner of Pook Diemont & Ohl, Inc. is leaving Texas Scenic Company effective August 2, 2019. “I am ready for a change—for a chance to explore new opportunities and to continue using my experience and passion to grow our industry’s reach,” said Ohl. Most recent projects include: NYC’s Javits Convention Center Expansion, The Shed at Hudson Yards, Nashville’s Belmont University PAC, Capitol One Center in VA, and the TSC Palace in Times Square.

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Social Buzz: National Tape Measure Day

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On July 14, 1868, Alvin J. Fellows was granted a patent for “Improvements in Tape Measures” that created a whole new era for measurement. He is honored on National Tape Measure Day, July 14th and Stage Directions remembered, did you measure twice and cut once?! 
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Social Buzz: RIP Caboose the Fierce Nuisance

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This past week Stage Directions posted about the passing of Caboose, the Fierce Nuisance, the prop shop cat that formerly had roaming rights at the Shakespeare Theatre Company Theatre in Washington D.C., who even had coverage in the Washington Post. 
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