Adelman on Venues - The Evolution of Crowd Management
Adelman on Venues - The Evolution of Crowd Management

Adelman on Venues Crowd Management Theory

Michael Eddy

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Stage Directions feels it’s important for any theater production that safety is the primary consideration. Perhaps no one speaks as well to the myriad of considerations to hosting a safe entertainment event than Steven Adelman, principal of the Adelman Law Group, PLLC. Rather timely as we are well into the summer theater season with outdoor festivals, amphitheater productions, and theatre tourists that Adelman today posted a video on The Evolution of Crowd Management. I highly recommend you take the time to watch it. It applies whether outdoor or indoor theater, as understanding audience dynamics is essential to a safe event.

To learn more about Steven’s extremely important work and to get further information from the Adelman Law Group: http://www.adelmanlawgroup.com/

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Dan Culhane, of J.R. Clancy and Wenger, is the new USITT President
Dan Culhane, of J.R. Clancy and Wenger, is the new USITT President

Dan Culhane Named USITT President

Michael Eddy

Wenger and J.R. Clancy’s Dan Culhane has been appointed to the role of President of USITT, effective immediately. USITT promotes dialogue, research, and learning among practitioners, educators, and students of theatre design and technology. Culhane replaces outgoing president Mark Shanda, a long-time colleague and friend.

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Elation Professional has launched Obsidian Control Systems for development of lighting control solutions
Elation Professional has launched Obsidian Control Systems for development of lighting control solutions

Elation Introduces Obsidian Control Systems

Stage Directions

Elation Professional is excited to embark on a new chapter in its evolution with launch of Obsidian Control Systems, an accessible line of advanced yet intuitive lighting control products. Obsidian Control Systems combines over 25 years of experience developing professional entertainment lighting control solutions for automated and theatrical lighting fixtures.
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Young Frankenstein as lit by Lighting Designer, Nick Glen
Young Frankenstein as lit by Lighting Designer, Nick Glen

LD Nick Glen Balances Comedy and Drama in Young Frankenstein

Stage Directions

The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein (more commonly called Young Frankenstein) has been a popular staple in regional theatres across the globe since its 2007 Broadway debut. At a recent production of the musical comedy at the Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre, designer Nick Glen supported the fantastical story of an American doctor who finds his body parts in Transylvania with a lighting design that smoothly balanced comedic and dramatic elements.

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A group shot of the 2018 Long Reach Long Riders at an authentic New England covered bridge. Photo by: Bill Ellis, Candela Controls
A group shot of the 2018 Long Reach Long Riders at an authentic New England covered bridge. Photo by: Bill Ellis, Candela Controls

Long Beach Riders Charity Ride a Success

Stage Directions

The Long Reach Long Riders (LRLR) announce the successful completion of their 15th annual charity motorcycle ride. The ride, which benefits the Behind the Scenes Charity and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS began in Manchester, NH on June 24th and finished back in Manchester on June 30th. The group, which was comprised of 25 motorcycles and 3 chase cars, raised over $54,500.00, bringing the total raised by the LRLR, since its inception in 2004, to more than $650,000.00.

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FRABA, POSITAL’s Parent Company, Celebrates its 100th Birthday in 2018
FRABA, POSITAL’s Parent Company, Celebrates its 100th Birthday in 2018

The FRABA Group Marks its 100th Anniversary

Stage Directions

FRABA is 100 years old this year. The company traces its history back to 1918, when the “Franz Baumgartner elektrische Apparate GmbH” was founded in Cologne, Germany. This enterprise specialized in building mechanical relays and controls for industry and grew into a successful mid-size enterprise.

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The Ghost of Christmas Future in B&Bs Charles Dickens Writes A Christmas Carol employs projections
The Ghost of Christmas Future in B&Bs Charles Dickens Writes A Christmas Carol employs projections

Bag&Baggage Productions Projects into the Future

Stage Directions

As its name implies, Bag&Baggage Productions (B&B) is a malleable theater company. What was started as a touring company in 2005 with nothing more than just a van, simple sets, and a handful of actors, the Hillsboro, OR-based troupe quickly become known for its artistic quality, affordability, and a unique, provocative sense of humor. The company’s services grew in greater demand, with double the audience numbers and budget size. The company's Technical Director, Jim Ricks-White, talks about how Bag&Baggage turned their move into a new permanent home into a projection opportunity.

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The 10spot hybrid loudspeaker from Clair Brothers wins 2018 InfoComm Best of Show awards
The 10spot hybrid loudspeaker from Clair Brothers wins 2018 InfoComm Best of Show awards

Clair Brothers 10spot Hybrid Loudspeaker Wins 2018 InfoComm Best of Show

Stage Directions

For the third year in a row yet another Clair Brothers innovation – the 10SPOT Hybrid Loudspeaker – brings home InfoComm Best of Show Awards to the proud team in Manheim, Pennsylvania [notably adding to honors in 2017 for the C12-TrueFit Line Array and in 2016 for the 1AM Stage Monitor]. The 10SPOT faced stiff competition, but ultimately the judges could not ignore the shear brilliance of the problem-solving technology and design of this bold, smooth sounding and sleek looking cabinet.

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The 2018 ESTA Plugfest will offer an open to the public video conference round-table on sACN
The 2018 ESTA Plugfest will offer an open to the public video conference round-table on sACN

ESTA Plugfest Adds an Open to the Public Video Conference Round-Table on sACN

Stage Directions

The ESTA Control Protocols Plugfest organizers announced that a live, informal round-table discussion will be made available to the public via a free WebEx video conference. A discussion of “sACN Universe Synchronization” will be broadcast live on Sunday July 22 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 P.M., CDT.

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