New rigging programs have been added to ETCP recognized training for renewal credits
New rigging programs have been added to ETCP recognized training for renewal credits

New Rigging Programs Added to ETCP Recognized Training for Renewal Credits

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American Crane & Safety, LLC and Reliable Design Services were approved this month to become ETCP Recognized Training Programs. The courses that participate in ETCP’ Recognized Training Program present a great opportunity for ETCP Technicians to get a bulk of their education credits in one place, as these training opportunities count 1 point per hour of attendance.

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The Performing Arts Center at Arcadia High School in Arcadia, California, featuring a RoomMatch loudspeaker system from Bose Professional.
The Performing Arts Center at Arcadia High School in Arcadia, California, featuring a RoomMatch loudspeaker system from Bose Professional.

Audio Upgrade for the Performing Arts Center at Arcadia High School

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The Arcadia Performing Arts Center at Arcadia (California) High School was envisioned at a level that many regional and municipal performing arts center venues could only dream of. The 1,150-seat state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center was opened in 2012, and since then, revenue generated from ticket sales and other donations benefit the Performing Arts Center, as well as art education and art programming for the community. What the venue didn’t have, however, was a sound system that matched its artistic, aesthetic and theatrical achievements. Now, it does: as of January, the venue has installed a state-of-the-art sound system from Bose Professional.

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Jack The Ripper at Folketeatret in Copenhagen, with lighting design by Mikkel Bedsted. Photos by: ©Ole Overgaard
Jack The Ripper at Folketeatret in Copenhagen, with lighting design by Mikkel Bedsted. Photos by: ©Ole Overgaard

LD Mikkel Bedsted on Lighting for the Jack the Ripper Musical

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In lighting Musicalteatret’s Jack the Ripper musical at Copenhagen’s intimate Folketeatret (People’s Theater), lighting designer Mikkel Bedsted faced some major lighting challenges. Bedsted’s main challenge was the venue’s limited weight loading. With the small theater’s fly bars able to support only around 125kg, it became essential that his lighting fixtures were lightweight and compact in size.

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Masque Sound launches its Production Services Division
Masque Sound launches its Production Services Division

Masque Sound Launches Production Services Division

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Masque Sound, a leading theatrical sound reinforcement and installation company, announced the launch of its Production Services division (MPS). The newly created division provides equipment rentals and production services for live and recorded events for clients outside of Masque Sound’s proven Broadway theater productions business. MPS serves shorter term events such as concerts, TV shows, corporate presentations, galas, and a range of special events. 

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The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction returns to the NYC Theater District on Sunday September 22, 2019
The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction returns to the NYC Theater District on Sunday September 22, 2019

Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Returns, September 22, 2019

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The 33rd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will take place in Shubert Alley and along West 44th and West 45th Streets, in the heart of NYC’s Theatre District on Sunday, September 22, 2019. The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is your ultimate theatrical treasure hunt and returns with cherished collectables and mementos, must-have autographed Playbills and posters, extraordinary auction experiences, star-studded encounters and more.

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A scene from The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – The Musical. Photography by Pamela Raith
A scene from The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – The Musical. Photography by Pamela Raith

LD Howard Hudson on Lighting The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 The Musical

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Lighting Designer Howard Hudson has deployed GLP’s new bespoke RGBY version of its impression X4 on the West End production of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – The Musical. The adaptation of Sue Townsend’s bestselling book recently transferred to the Ambassadors Theatre. Here's a video preview of the show:
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Jonathan Lipp (in blue) setting up before the show along with Jake Lipp on the console and Henry Heine of Bag End
Jonathan Lipp (in blue) setting up before the show along with Jake Lipp on the console and Henry Heine of Bag End

Full Compass Provides Hands-On Involvement with Annual Opera in the Park Event

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2019 was the 18th year for Opera in the Park, in Madison, WI, and Jonathan and Susan Lipp, founder/CEO and chairman of the board, respectively, of Madison-based Full Compass, once again supported the event’s sound quality. Jonathan also served as lead sound engineer, and he, along with the Full Compass Rentals team, selected, supplied, and set up much of the audio gear.

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The L-ISA installation, designed to envelope the audience in audio. Photos courtesy of Mark Millar.
The L-ISA installation, designed to envelope the audience in audio. Photos courtesy of Mark Millar.

Immersive Audio Upgrades for Princess Cruises

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Two Princess Cruises ships – Diamond Princess and Sun Princess – have undergone a major upgrade to their entertainment offerings with a new approach to live sound, bringing L-Acoustics’ L-ISA Hyperreal Sound and Immersive Hyperreal Sound experiences to their guests. Princess Cruises decided to raise the on-board sound reinforcement to a new standard and has specified L-Acoustics L-ISA configurations, supplied by L-Acoustics Certified Provider, Norwest Productions.

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