The Best Man in the West End featured a lighting design by Chris Davey. Photos courtesy of Pamela Raith
The Best Man in the West End featured a lighting design by Chris Davey. Photos courtesy of Pamela Raith

Chris Davey Lights The Best Man in the West End

Michael Eddy

First performed in 1960, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man recently made its debut in London’s West End featuring a lighting design by Chris Davey. The show tells the story of two presidential candidates who are both vying for an endorsement from the current President; with the play exploring the lengths they’ll go to achieve this.

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Theatre Gilles-Vigneault in Quebec. Photo credit: Ulysse B. Lemerise
Theatre Gilles-Vigneault in Quebec. Photo credit: Ulysse B. Lemerise

A Look at the Audio Installation for the New Theatre Gilles-Vigneault

Michael Eddy

The newly constructed 850-seat Theatre Gilles-Vigneault in St. Jerome, Quebec City recently received a sound system installed by XYZ Cultural Technology (with offices in Quebec and Montreal) featuring a NEXO GEO S12 and ID24 speakers in the theatre and a Yamaha Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) system for its foyer/lobby area.

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X-Laser has a dealer partnership with Avolites
X-Laser has a dealer partnership with Avolites

X-Laser and Avolites Form Dealer Partnership, Simplify Laser Integration

Michael Eddy

This past fall for an exhibit booth X-Laser USA used Avolites lighting consoles to demonstrate and unveil the X-Laser Mercury laser control system. With the success of the setup and the positive experience of working with the Avolites team, X-Laser has chosen to become an official dealer of Avolites lighting control hardware in the United States.
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Allison Smart mixing Pirates of Penzance on the Yamaha CL5
Allison Smart mixing Pirates of Penzance on the Yamaha CL5

Updated Audio for the Historic Pasadena Playhouse

Michael Eddy

The Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, CA, the state theater of California, is a place where people have gathered for 100 years for theater performances. Recently, the Burbank, CA-based Hollywood Sound Systems upgraded the theater’s audio console to a Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Console along with two Rio3224-D and a Rio1608-D input/output boxes.

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Sound Designer Frederick Kennedy
Sound Designer Frederick Kennedy

Sound Designer Frederick Kennedy Awarded 2018 Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship

Michael Eddy

The Burry Fredrik Foundation has announced Frederick Kennedy as the recipient of the 2018 Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship, which was established in 2017 as a collaboration with Yale School of Drama and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference to help launch the careers of graduates from the School of Drama’s Design Departments.

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American Repertory Theater upgrades its audio system with Meyer Sound. Photo Credit: Jeremy Goldenberg
American Repertory Theater upgrades its audio system with Meyer Sound. Photo Credit: Jeremy Goldenberg

American Repertory Theater Upgrades its Audio System

Michael Eddy

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA recently acquired an extensive Meyer Sound system consisting of a D-Mitri digital audio platform and a complement of 88 self-powered loudspeakers, including new LINA™ line arrays and an immersive surround setup incorporating proprietary IntelligentDC™ technology. A.R.T.'s Sound Manager Sam Lerner walks us through the new audio equipment.

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