A scene from the Open Air Theatre production of Evita. Photo by Marc Brenner
A scene from the Open Air Theatre production of Evita. Photo by Marc Brenner

LD Jon Clark on Lighting an Outdoor Production of Evita

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One of the accepted technical challenges of London’s outdoor theater season are the major productions at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, which run right through the summer. Working within the existing stage infrastructure, Lighting Designer Jon Clark helped interpret director Jamie Lloyd’s stripped back production of Evita, juxtaposing GLP’s new generation LED moving lights with traditional PAR cans. Here's a trailer of this production of Evita:

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In partnership with Yale School of Drama and East Los Angeles College, Center Theatre Group will host Graduate School Training for Design/Tech/Stage Management: Through the Lens of Yale School of Drama
In partnership with Yale School of Drama and East Los Angeles College, Center Theatre Group will host Graduate School Training for Design/Tech/Stage Management: Through the Lens of Yale School of Drama

Center Theatre Group Hosts Grad School Training For Design/Tech/Stage Management Discussion and Workshops

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In partnership with Yale School of Drama and East Los Angeles College, Center Theatre Group will host Graduate School Training for Design/Tech/Stage Management: Through the Lens of Yale School of Drama, a free panel discussion followed by a reception and workshops on Friday, October 4th from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at East Los Angeles College Theatre Arts Department.

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(L to R) Robert A. Lorelli and Michael Mell
(L to R) Robert A. Lorelli and Michael Mell

Robert Lorelli Associates, Inc. Forms an Alliance with Theatre Design Inc.

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After nearly four decades of providing theater consulting services to some 300 projects throughout the world, Robert Lorelli Associates, Inc., Speonk, NY, has established an alliance with Theatre Design Inc., Cold Spring, NY. Under the terms of the agreement, Robert Lorelli Associates will transfer all its projects to Theatre Design Inc, under the leadership of Michel Mell, as of December 31, 2019. Lorelli will be available to provide his expertise to Theater Design as a Special Consultant.

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A scene from the grand opening party that ChamSys recently held
A scene from the grand opening party that ChamSys recently held

ChamSys Grand Opening Draws Crowd

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Good times mixed with valuable insights at the grand opening of the ChamSys UK Head Office on September 2, as over 150 lighting programmers and designers from throughout Europe helped the company inaugurate its new office, training facility, and product development center. In addition to mixing and mingling while enjoying food, drink and entertainment, visitors participated in informative classes, think tanks, and training sessions focused on the new MagicQ and QuickQ software from ChamSys. ChamSys is a Chauvet & Sons LLC company.

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A scene from Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations. Photo by Matthew Murphy
A scene from Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations. Photo by Matthew Murphy

A Look at the Video System for Aint Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations

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Set to the beat of their greatest hits, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations brings the untold story of the legendary quintet to Broadway, gathering ecstatic reviews and a Tony award. WorldStage is providing extensive video support for the musical at The Imperial Theatre where audiences thrill to the story of brotherhood, family, loyalty and betrayal as they follow The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Here's The cast of Ain't Too Proud performing a medley from The Temptations at the 2019 Tony Awards:
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Elation and Obsidian Control Systems to Hold ONYX Training in Los Angeles
Elation and Obsidian Control Systems to Hold ONYX Training in Los Angeles

Elation and Obsidian Control Systems to Hold ONYX Training in Los Angeles

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Obsidian Control Systems announces the next round of training courses on its innovative yet intuitive lighting control platform, ONYX. The 2-day training courses will take place in Los Angeles at the Elation Lighting headquarters on September 26 and 27. These courses will cover both introductory and in-depth topics. Powerful, easy to learn and fun to use, ONYX is designed for use with all Obsidian lighting control systems.

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A view of the auditorium lighting for the Howard J. Kaplan Concert Hall at Towson University
A view of the auditorium lighting for the Howard J. Kaplan Concert Hall at Towson University

House Lighting Upgrade for the Howard J. Kaplan Concert Hall

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As one of the nation’s top public universities, Towson University in Maryland has created an inclusive learning environment situated near the area’s prominent educational, community, and cultural resources. From theater to dance and music, the University’s performing arts programs produce over 200 student and professional performances each year. Needing performance venues which can keep up with the busy production schedule, they called up Pennsylvania-based Illuminated Integration to renovate the 500-seat Howard J. Kaplan Concert Hall with a new lighting system including Chalice 70W recessed downlights from Altman Lighting.

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Backstage Video: High End Systems at Edinburgh International Festival

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High End Systems lighting gear illuminated Leith Theatre for the Edinburgh International Festival 2019. The fully LED rig comprised a selection of Sola Series fixtures, but the real highlight was TurboRay which made its international debut at the event. In this video from High End Systems, lighting designer Grant Anderson speaks about creating some striking looks for the diverse schedule of events:
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