Lauren Patten as Jo and the company of American Repertory Theater's Jagged Little Pill. Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva
Lauren Patten as Jo and the company of American Repertory Theater's Jagged Little Pill. Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva

Jagged Little Pill at American Repertory Theater Features a Sound Design by Jonathan Deans

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A daring stage production inspired by Alanis Morissette’s iconic album Jagged Little Pill, which premiered in May at the American Repertory Theater’s Loeb Drama Center, has pushed the limits of immersive sound design in a musical drama that moves seamlessly between interior intimacy and arena-sized intensity. To accomplish this daunting task, the production relied on eminent sound designer Jonathan Deans — a pioneer in immersive audio technologies. 

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The Center Theatre Group offers sewing courses at The Shop taught by their costume shop employees
The Center Theatre Group offers sewing courses at The Shop taught by their costume shop employees

Center Theatre Group Hosts Free Sewing Series in June

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Center Theatre Group will provide a free, four-course sewing series to community members at The Shop. Center Theatre Group staff will teach sewing techniques through several different projects. Each project will demonstrate a new fundamental of sewing and build upon a skill taught in a previous course in the series. The courses will be held on select dates in June from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and are bilingual in English and Spanish.

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ENTTEC's new offices
ENTTEC's new offices

ENTTEC Moves to the Research Triangle

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ENTTEC announces that they've relocated 15 miles to the southeast, next to many of the famed technology companies in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park. Conveniently located between Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill (and just minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport), there’s a steep history of innovation within the region. Since the 1950s, it's been home to some of the world's most successful tech enterprises - ranging from disruptive startups to established giants who have collectively earned over 3,000 patents.

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The interior of The Royal Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia that uses Lectrosonics wireless systems
The interior of The Royal Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia that uses Lectrosonics wireless systems

Updates to the Wireless Systems at Royal Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia

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The Royal Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia, which originally opened in 1913, undertook a significant building restoration program over a decade ago along with extensive technical upgrades, including the purchase of its first Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless® system. The 1,416-seat Royal Theatre recently, expanded their system again with the addition of a Lectrosonics Venue2 six-channel receiver outfitted with VRT2 wide-band tracking modules together with six HHa wireless handheld microphone transmitters.

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Into the Woods with a lighting design by Alex Forey at UCL Musical Theatre Society in London
Into the Woods with a lighting design by Alex Forey at UCL Musical Theatre Society in London

LD Alex Forey Adds Magic To Into the Woods

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A recent University College London Musical Theatre Society theatre production has succeeded in stripping down the Stephen Sondheim classic, Into the Woods to its thematic core—exposing the eternal battle between darkness and light. Instrumental in this exploration of desire, ambition, and relationships through classic Brothers Grimm characters such as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Rapunzel was a lighting design by Alex Forey.

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The Alteros GTX Series L.A.W.N.™ Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System offers ethernet-based remote control. Pictured is the Transmitters monitor screen.
The Alteros GTX Series L.A.W.N.™ Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System offers ethernet-based remote control. Pictured is the Transmitters monitor screen.

Alteros, an Audio-Technica Company, Introduces New Handheld Transmitters

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Alteros, an Audio-Technica company, has introduced two new handheld transmitters: the GTX24-HHP (performer handheld) and GTX24-HHB (broadcast handheld), along with a feature-rich remote and network control platform for its GTX Series L.A.W.N.™ (Local Area Wireless mic Network) Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System. 

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Reynolds Hall, part of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by Isaac Brekken
Reynolds Hall, part of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by Isaac Brekken

Smith Center in Las Vegas Upgrades Audio System

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Las Vegas is a city of innumerable venues, yet the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall in Las Vegas’ Smith Center for the Performing Arts stands out as a showcase for entertainment and culture. In addition to hosting the Las Vegas Symphony, the Nevada Ballet Theatre, and other regional fine arts ensembles, Reynolds Hall is also the city’s leading roadhouse for touring Broadway productions and a preferred site for prestigious pop, rock, and jazz concerts. To serve up this varied fare with impeccable sonic quality, the hall’s main reinforcement system was recently upgraded with new Meyer Sound LEO® Family components, including LEOPARD™ line array loudspeakers and 900-LFC low frequency control elements.

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The Seaver Theatre at Pomona College recently upgraded its lighting capabilities.
The Seaver Theatre at Pomona College recently upgraded its lighting capabilities.

Pomona College Theatre and Dance Department Highlights Lighting Upgrades

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The Pomona Theatre and Dance Department, which serves five schools in the Claremont College consortium, is based at Pomona College’s Seaver Theatre. Pomona College recently enhanced its lighting system with greater color-mixing capabilities, thanks to the addition of 60 COLORado 2-Quad Zoom Tour fixtures and 14 Ovation B-2805FC cyc lights from CHAUVET Professional.

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