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

Stage Directions

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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A still of 42nd Street with a sound design by Gareth Owen in London's West End
A still of 42nd Street with a sound design by Gareth Owen in London's West End

Personal Monitoring for Musicians, West End Show Style with Gareth Owen

Michael Eddy

Here’s a video interview with sound designer Gareth Owen on solving the challenges of personal monitoring for musicians in big London shows. Owen's designs for the productions of Wind in the Willows (London Palladium), Bat Out Of Hell (London Coliseum) and 42nd Street (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) all use an Allen & Heath system, consisting of ME-1 Personal Mixers and a dLive Mixrack.
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The ST3 and i-Chip 150 followspots
The ST3 and i-Chip 150 followspots

Strong Lighting Joins Forces with Phoebus Manufacturing

Michael Eddy

Strong Lighting and Phoebus Manufacturing announced that the full line of Phoebus followspots and searchlights will now be sold, serviced, and manufactured by Strong Lighting. Effective March 15, 2018 Strong will assume all operations, sales, and support associated with one of the industry’s foremost family of followspots and searchlights.

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Stop by Stage Directions Studio at USITT Booth 1701

Stage Directions

Stage Directions Magazine is looking forward to our partnership this year with USITT debuting the Stage Directions Studio (Booth #1701). We are located across from the Prop Lab, of which SD is the media partner. Throughout USITT we will be interviewing presenters, designers, fellows and attendees. In fact, we got up and running today even though the show floor was in the final stages of set-up. We spoke with Ken Billington, Jonathan Deans, Tupac Martir, and Steven Adelman so be sure to watch for those informative video interviews! If you are at USITT stop by Booth 1701, the Stage Directions Studio because you never know who will be on set!

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