Once at the John W. Engeman Theatre with a lighting design by Cory Pattak
Once at the John W. Engeman Theatre with a lighting design by Cory Pattak

LD Cory Pattak Expands the Sensory Side of Once

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Once, which is set in a Dublin pub, tells the tale of an unrequited love involving two musicians. Critical to adding to this captivating imagery was a richly colored and subtly textured lighting design by New York City-based Cory Pattak. The designer drew on the output and color rendering capabilities of CHAUVET Professional Ovation E-910FC and Rogue R2 Wash fixtures from the John W. Engeman Theatre's house rig. For this production of the Tony Award-winning musical, the profile of the lighting was raised over the more subtle  design of the original production.
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The audio upgrade at NYCs (Le) Poisson Rouge features Martin Audio products
The audio upgrade at NYCs (Le) Poisson Rouge features Martin Audio products

(Le) Poisson Rouge Reimagines the Possibilities of Sound

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Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the music venue and multimedia art cabaret (Le) Poisson Rouge in the heart of Greenwich Village, on the former site of the Village Gate, is well-known for its unique and eclectic synthesis of popular and creative culture in emerging music, theatre, film, and fine art.

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Attendees at the New World Rigging Symposium
Attendees at the New World Rigging Symposium

Inaugural New World Rigging Symposium Exceeds Expectations

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The inaugural New Word Rigging Symposium, held March 13-14 in Fort Lauderdale brought professionals from around the world together for two days of informative and often passionate presentations, questions and answers, and socializing. While most of those present were from the U.S., attendees also came from Canada, Australia, Germany, Japan, and China. Joining riggers were engineers, health and safety professionals, venue managers, educators, and manufacturers.

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Denver Center Theater Company Director of Sound Craig Breitenbach (left) with Audio Engineers Tyler Nelson and Alex Billman at the production company’s new DiGiCo SD10T
Denver Center Theater Company Director of Sound Craig Breitenbach (left) with Audio Engineers Tyler Nelson and Alex Billman at the production company’s new DiGiCo SD10T

Audio Upgrades at the Denver Center Theater Company

Michael Eddy

The Denver Center Theater Company (DCTC) is a busy troupe. Noting its 412 productions, 159 readings of new works, 138 world premieres, and 27 commissions, it likes to say, “After 35 seasons, we’re just getting warmed up.” The production company primarily uses the four theaters of the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex housed at the massive 12-acre Denver Performing Arts Complex, itself home to 10 theaters and 10,000 seats.

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LD Jeff Croiter brought a fresh, modern look to the lighting for the Big Apple Circus
LD Jeff Croiter brought a fresh, modern look to the lighting for the Big Apple Circus

LD Jeff Croiter Brings a Modern Look to New York's Historic Big Apple Circus

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Established in 1977, the Big Apple Circus has been a mainstay outside Manhattan's Lincoln Center for decades and has also traveled to countless cities on tour. In 2017, the circus was purchased by BigTop Works, who decided to update Big Apple’s traditional circus presentation to a Broadway-like spectacle. Management hired veteran Broadway lighting designer Jeff Croiter, who’s resume includes Penn & Teller, Something Rotten, Peter and the Starcatcher, Newsies, Bandstand, Jerry Springer the Opera, Falsettos, The Pee-Wee Herman Show, Jekyll and Hyde and more, to create a bold and modern lighting design for the revamped show.
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John Iacovelli Receives 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award at USITT

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Designer John Iacovelli, received one of USITT highest honors, the 2018 USITT Distinguished Achievement Award in Scenic Design & Technology. Iacovelli is an Emmy Award Winner, an LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Career Achievement recipient, and has received two NAACP Image Awards for Best Design. He also teaches in the MFA design program of the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance. 
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