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

Stage Directions

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

Stage Directions

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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Announcing the 2019 Behind the Scenes Holiday Cards

Stage Directions

The 2019 Behind the Scenes Holiday Cards are on sale now at the BTS Boutique. There’s no better way to spread holiday cheer than with these unique cards created especially for Behind the Scenes. Sending a BTS holiday card helps spread the word about the charity and lets your family, friends, customers or colleagues know it’s important to you to assist those in need from our industry.

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Society of Properties Artisan Managers Announce 2019 Grant Winners

Michael Eddy

The Society of Properties Artisan Managers (S*P*A*M) announce the winners of their two annual grants for props personnel to help further their careers: the Edie Whitsett Grant and the Jen Trieloff Grant. Both are intended to assist with transportation, housing, or necessities while completing an internship in the field of properties. The winner of the 2019 Jen Trieloff Grant is Emily Davis. The winner of the 2019 Edie Whitsett Grant is Kenly Cox.

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Gary (Frog) Justesen
Gary (Frog) Justesen

In Memoriam: Gary (Frog) Justesen

Michael Eddy

Stage Directions has learned of the unexpected passing of Gary "Frog" Justesen on July 2, 2019 at the age of 69. He was the owner of Oasis Stage Werks, a theatrical lighting, staging, and rigging company based in Salt Lake City, which he started in 1977. Justesen was also one of the founding members of the Theatrical Dealers Association, which later became ESTA and was a staunch supporter of ESTA’s Standards, Certification, and Safety programs. He was a well-liked icon in the entertainment industry.

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