USITT is looking for a few good Stage Managers
USITT is looking for a few good Stage Managers

USITT Stage Management Mentor Program Accepting Applications

Michael Eddy

October 10th, is International Stage Managers Day. In recognition of that, we're sharing the news that the USITT Stage Management Mentor Program (SMMP) is open and looking for participants. The deadline to apply is November 15. The SMMP program offers students and young professionals interested in stage management the opportunity to participate in a practical training experience.

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Part of the Plan with a set design by Jason Sherwood and a lighting design by Jason Kantrowitz
Part of the Plan with a set design by Jason Sherwood and a lighting design by Jason Kantrowitz

LD Jason Kantrowitz Lights the New Musical, "Part of the Plan"

Michael Eddy

A new, and hopefully Broadway-bound musical, Part of the Plan, draws its score and inspiration from the deep catalog of singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg. Lighting Designer Jason Kantrowitz provided a rich and varied lighting design for the musical’s debut at Nashville’s James K. Polk Theater at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC). 

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L to R- Joseph Annigoni (PCE Executive Financial Advisor), Jimmy Ray Hutton (Cal Stage co-owner), Ryan Steidinger (PCE CEO), Irene Hutton (Cal Stage co-owner) and Brandon Domercq (PCE COO).
L to R- Joseph Annigoni (PCE Executive Financial Advisor), Jimmy Ray Hutton (Cal Stage co-owner), Ryan Steidinger (PCE CEO), Irene Hutton (Cal Stage co-owner) and Brandon Domercq (PCE COO).

Pacific Coast Entertainment Acquires California Stage & Lighting

Michael Eddy

Pacific Coast Entertainment, provider of staging and theatrical services, has acquired Santa Ana-based California Stage & Lighting, affectionately known as Cal Stage. Cal Stage has been a legend in the Southern California entertainment industry since 1982. Their focus on the theatrical, themed, and live event industries has been invaluable to the market. During the span of their ownership, Jimmy Ray & Irene Hutton have had many accomplishments.

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Registration for USITT 2018 is Now Open

Michael Eddy

Early-Early Bird online registration for USITT 2018 in Fort Lauderdale is now officially open. USITT’s 2018 Annual Conference & Stage Expo runs March 14-17 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Early-Early Bird registration – by Dec. 7 – saves the most money, with the lowest rates. The 2018 show features 260+ conference sessions and 300 exhibitors at the Stage Expo: an extensive, hands-on showcase of the latest in live entertainment technology. 

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Picture includes Sound Pro’s Kris Landrum teaching a “crew” of technical students from a local high school on one of the various mixers that are on display at Sound Pro’s showroom.
Picture includes Sound Pro’s Kris Landrum teaching a “crew” of technical students from a local high school on one of the various mixers that are on display at Sound Pro’s showroom

Sound Productions Hosts Theatre Training and Donates to Technical Student Scholarship

Michael Eddy

Sound Productions, in partnership with Dallas Summer Musicals and Texas High School Musical Theatre Awards, hosted its 3rd Annual Theatre Training 101 Workshop for students from over 20 high schools in the DFW area.

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Gypsy at the Cape Playhouse was a lighting design by Zach Blane
Gypsy at the Cape Playhouse was a lighting design by Zach Blane

Lighting Designer Zach Blane Evokes Emotion for Gypsy

Michael Eddy

This summer, the historic Cape Playhouse staged a revival of the Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim, and Arthur Laurents classic Gypsy. Lighting Designer Zach Blane had little time to get the show up and running, as he and his lightng team had to set up a Broadway-scale production in only one 10-hour day. Despite the short lead in, his nuanced lighting evoked the powerful emotional tides that shaped the complex relationship between legendary striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee and her mother, Rose.

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Prague Quadrennial 2019
Prague Quadrennial 2019

USITT USA Prague Quadrennial 2019 Exhibit Design Competition Call for Entries

Michael Eddy

USITT is seeking conceptual design submissions from individual designers and teams for the USITT/USA National Exhibit and Emerging Artist Exhibit for Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2019. USITT is accepting design submissions for both the National Exhibit and the Emerging Artist Exhibit, through October 2017.

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The 2017 class of ETC LDI Student Sponsorhips
The 2017 class of ETC LDI Student Sponsorhips

The 2017 ETC LDI Student Sponsorship Recipients

Michael Eddy

Every year since 2000, ETC has provided a unique opportunity for lighting design and stage technology students, sponsoring them to attend the LDI tradeshow. This year, ETC has selected seven recipients of its LDI Student Sponsorship, giving them an all-expense-paid trip to Las Vegas and a full LDI conference pass. The students will get to see the latest entertainment technology, have access to LDI seminars and training, and the opportunity to network with industry professionals at special events. Each Sponsorship recipient will be matched with an industry luminary who will serve as a mentor as the students transition from academics into the working world.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time tour. Photo Credit: ©Brinkhoff Mögenburg
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time tour. Photo Credit: ©Brinkhoff Mögenburg

UK Tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Employs Avolites Dimmers

Michael Eddy

A bespoke dimmer world dolly system using three Avolites ART2000 dimmer racks is proving the perfect solution for the ongoing UK and international tour of the National Theatre's multi-award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.  

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