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Registration for USITT 2018 is Now Open

Michael Eddy

Early-Early Bird online registration for USITT 2018 in Fort Lauderdale is now officially open. USITT’s 2018 Annual Conference & Stage Expo runs March 14-17 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Early-Early Bird registration – by Dec. 7 – saves the most money, with the lowest rates. The 2018 show features 260+ conference sessions and 300 exhibitors at the Stage Expo: an extensive, hands-on showcase of the latest in live entertainment technology. 

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Picture includes Sound Pro’s Kris Landrum teaching a “crew” of technical students from a local high school on one of the various mixers that are on display at Sound Pro’s showroom.
Picture includes Sound Pro’s Kris Landrum teaching a “crew” of technical students from a local high school on one of the various mixers that are on display at Sound Pro’s showroom

Sound Productions Hosts Theatre Training and Donates to Technical Student Scholarship

Michael Eddy

Sound Productions, in partnership with Dallas Summer Musicals and Texas High School Musical Theatre Awards, hosted its 3rd Annual Theatre Training 101 Workshop for students from over 20 high schools in the DFW area.

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Gypsy at the Cape Playhouse was a lighting design by Zach Blane
Gypsy at the Cape Playhouse was a lighting design by Zach Blane

Lighting Designer Zach Blane Evokes Emotion for Gypsy

Michael Eddy

This summer, the historic Cape Playhouse staged a revival of the Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim, and Arthur Laurents classic Gypsy. Lighting Designer Zach Blane had little time to get the show up and running, as he and his lightng team had to set up a Broadway-scale production in only one 10-hour day. Despite the short lead in, his nuanced lighting evoked the powerful emotional tides that shaped the complex relationship between legendary striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee and her mother, Rose.

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Prague Quadrennial 2019
Prague Quadrennial 2019

USITT USA Prague Quadrennial 2019 Exhibit Design Competition Call for Entries

Michael Eddy

USITT is seeking conceptual design submissions from individual designers and teams for the USITT/USA National Exhibit and Emerging Artist Exhibit for Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2019. USITT is accepting design submissions for both the National Exhibit and the Emerging Artist Exhibit, through October 2017.

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The 2017 class of ETC LDI Student Sponsorhips
The 2017 class of ETC LDI Student Sponsorhips

The 2017 ETC LDI Student Sponsorship Recipients

Michael Eddy

Every year since 2000, ETC has provided a unique opportunity for lighting design and stage technology students, sponsoring them to attend the LDI tradeshow. This year, ETC has selected seven recipients of its LDI Student Sponsorship, giving them an all-expense-paid trip to Las Vegas and a full LDI conference pass. The students will get to see the latest entertainment technology, have access to LDI seminars and training, and the opportunity to network with industry professionals at special events. Each Sponsorship recipient will be matched with an industry luminary who will serve as a mentor as the students transition from academics into the working world.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time tour. Photo Credit: ©Brinkhoff Mögenburg
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time tour. Photo Credit: ©Brinkhoff Mögenburg

UK Tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Employs Avolites Dimmers

Michael Eddy

A bespoke dimmer world dolly system using three Avolites ART2000 dimmer racks is proving the perfect solution for the ongoing UK and international tour of the National Theatre's multi-award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.  

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The HegdeHog 4 control console from High End Systems
The HegdeHog 4 control console from High End Systems

HES Resumes Exclusive HegdeHog Console Distribution

Michael Eddy

Effective October 1, 2017, High End Systems has resumed exclusive distribution for its HOG4 HedgeHog console products. Customers can now purchase HedgeHog 4 products directly from authorized High End Systems dealers and distributors, and the company retains the single point of initial distribution for our entire console line. 

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Philips Entertainment Lighting supported the prestigious Soirées Lyrique de Sanxay opera festival, 2017. Photo ©David Tavan
Philips Entertainment Lighting supported the prestigious Soirées Lyrique de Sanxay opera festival, 2017. Photo ©David Tavan

Opera Sanxay Adds a Moving Light Rig for Opera Festival

Michael Eddy

Philips Lighting worked closely with Opera Sanxay to introduce the first-ever moving light rig for the celebrated Soirées Lyrique de Sanxay opera festival, staged from 10-14 August. The use of the latest stage lighting and control technology successfully enabled a new level of dynamic design possibilities for this highly respected outdoor spectacle.

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