LD Natali Arco recently lit The Drowsy Chaperone at Webster University. Photography by Eric Woolsey.
LD Natali Arco recently lit The Drowsy Chaperone at Webster University. Photography by Eric Woolsey.

LD Natali Arco Lights The Drowsy Chaperone

Michael Eddy

Part of the Hog Factor 2016 winning team from Webster University, designer Natali Arco recently used High End Systems SolaSpot 1500s to illuminate The Drowsy Chaperone. Produced by the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University, the show is a unique and bubbly ode to musicals; the set is the living room of a man explaining his favorite musical while he plays it on a record player, and simultaneously imagines it coming to life in his New York apartment.

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Jerard Studios
Jerard Studios

Mary Creede Talks about Jerard Studios with The Thrillist

Kathy Eddy

Thrillist and Ballast Point Brewing Company present the video: Dedicated to the Craft with Mary Creede, Co-founder of Jerard Studio. The studio, which she co-owns with John Jerard, is located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY, has created props for a number of shows, including Hamilton: An American Musical as well as Though Shalt Not, The Addams Family, After The Rain Comes, The Little Mermaid, The Producers, and many more. Add a comment

Scuttlers produced at RADA used an MDG ATMe haze generator for the production set in Manchester in 1890. Photo courtesy of ©Linda Carter/ RADA
Scuttlers produced at RADA used an MDG ATMe haze generator for the production set in Manchester in 1890. Photo courtesy of ©Linda Carter/ RADA

Manchester Haze for a Production of Scuttlers at RADA

Michael Eddy

Students of London’s premier drama school, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), took advantage of the capabilities of the MDG ATMe haze generator during their recent production of Rona Munro’s Scuttlers that was staged in it's 100-seat George Bernard Shaw (GBS) Theatre.

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Sam Shepard
Sam Shepard

Broadway Dims Lights for Sam Shepard

Kathy Eddy

Playwright, actor, author and storyteller, Sam Shepard passed away at age 73 at home in Kentucky. A spokesman for the Shepard family told the New York Times the cause was complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The Broadway community mourns the loss of this truly original voice of Shepard and will dim the marquees of Broadway theatres in New York in his memory on Wednesday, August 2nd, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute.

PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown looked back at Shepard's life and work.
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The Proteus Hybrid from Elation is now shipping
The Proteus Hybrid from Elation is now shipping

Elation Proteus Hybrid IP65 Moving Head is Now Available

Michael Eddy

Elation Professional announces that the second luminaire in the 3-in-1 Proteus™ series of IP-rated, discharge-lamp moving head lights — Proteus Hybrid™ is now available to the market. The Proteus Hybrid is a moving head luminaire with spot, beam, and wash modes that is designed to excel under varying weather conditions.

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The Tony Awards
The Tony Awards

2017-2018 Tony Awards Nominating Committee Announced

Michael Eddy

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced the Nominating Committee for the 2017-2018 Broadway season. The Nominating Committee attends all productions during the Broadway season and meets on the date designated by the Administration Committee to determine, by vote, the Tony Award nominees for that season. The committee of Tony Nominators will include 50 members for the 2017-2018 season. Members of the committee serve a three-year term. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. See the complete Nominating Committee and the list of new members below.
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PreSonus StudioLive 24 Series III Digital Console/Recorder
PreSonus StudioLive 24 Series III Digital Console/Recorder

PreSonus Now Shipping StudioLive 24 Series III Digital Console/Recorder

Michael Eddy

PreSonus’ new StudioLive 24 digital console/recorders are now shipping, adding to the company’s third-generation StudioLive® Series III line, which launched earlier this year with the StudioLive 16 and StudioLive 32. Like all Series III consoles, StudioLive 24 further improves on the StudioLive’s legendary ease of use while letting you customize workflow and operations to fit the way you work. All Series III consoles feature touch-sensitive, motorized faders, recallable XMAX Class A preamps, and the full 32-channel mix DSP under the hood. 
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The Indianapolis Public Library’s 300-seat Clowes Auditorium
The Indianapolis Public Library’s 300-seat Clowes Auditorium

Clowes Auditorium at Indianapolis Public Library Chooses L-Acoustics

Michael Eddy

Originally completed in October of 1917 at a cost of more than half a million dollars, the impressive Greek Doric-style Central Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library, naturally clad in Indiana limestone, officially celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. A big part of the institution’s more recent history is Clowes Auditorium, an intimate 300-seat, 2,800-square-foot venue that was added during the Central Library’s extensive expansion in 2008. Hosting everything from classical chamber performances and Latin jazz bands to children’s theater, and corporate presentations, Clowes Auditorium is now truly ready for the future, thanks to a new L-Acoustics Kiva II sound system installed in May by integrator Mid-America Sound.

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Carl Rajotte lit Million Dollar Quartet at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH
Carl Rajotte lit Million Dollar Quartet at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH

Carl Rajotte Lights Million Dollar Quartet with Chauvet

Michael Eddy

The Tony Award-nominated musical, Million Dollar Quartet, takes audiences back to December 4, 1956, a day when budding stars Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley got together for a jam session at Sun Records Memphis studio. A recent revival of the musical at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH captures the magic of that long-ago moment, thanks in part to transformative lighting designed by Carl Rajotte, who also served as artistic director and choreographer.
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