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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The new Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and control systems from Vari-Lite and Strand. Photo ©2019 Wenger Corporation
The new Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and control systems from Vari-Lite and Strand. Photo ©2019 Wenger Corporation

Lighting for the new $88m Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston

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Vari-Lite and Strand, Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) entertainment lighting brands, have supplied lighting equipment at the new $88m Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) in Houston, Texas. The flagship education and arts facility features more than 600 lighting fixtures, plus control and networking technology from the lighting equipment brands.

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VPAC Technical Director Matt Phillips configuring the SD12 desk for a show. Photo by Jon Resnick
VPAC Technical Director Matt Phillips configuring the SD12 desk for a show. Photo by Jon Resnick

Upgrading Audio Controls at the Vilar Performing Arts Center

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The area around Vail, CO has long been a combination of natural beauty and modern taste, and the Vilar Performing Arts Center at Beaver Creek Resort has plenty of both. Opened in 1998, the performing arts center is focused around its small but brilliantly executed 530-seat venue, which hosts approximately 150 events year-round, including a wide variety of jazz, comedy, dance, film, Broadway musicals, theatre, rock concerts, family shows, and more.

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