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  • River City Theatre Company Garners New Wireless System

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 28, 2007 SACRAMENTO, CA — By introducing thousands of school children to musical performing arts presented by their peers, the River City Theatre Company hopes to cultivate community interest and support for live musical theatre. To help project the voices of its young constituents, the organization recently acquired a wireless communications system from MIPRO — distributed in North America by Avlex Corporation.  Read More...
  • SHN and Pacific Arts Presents Partner Up

    Jacob Coakley | Industry News | August 28, 2007SAN FRANCISCO — SHN (Shorenstein Hays Nederlander), a San Francisco theatrical entertainment company, has announced a new agreement with Pacific Arts Presents to add a wide range of concert performances from all musical genres to SHN’s series of major theatrical presentations at SHN’s venues — the Orpheum, Golden Gate and Curran theatres. Read More...
  • New Acts at Philadelphia Theatre Company

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | August 27, 2007 PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Theatre Company has introduced two new additions, appointing Diane Claussen to the newly created position of managing director and replacing their planned debut of a Terrence McNally play with a Sondheim revue Being Alive. Read More...
  • Cirque Du Soleil, MGM/Mirage Join ETCP Certification Council

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 27, 2007 LAS VEGAS — Cirque du Soleil and their Las Vegas partner MGM/Mirage have accepted a seat on the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Council.  Read More...
  • Strawdog Theatre Company Announces 20th Anniversary Season

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 24, 2007 CHICAGO — Strawdog Theatre Company of Chicago celebrates its 20th anniversary by presenting a three-show main stage season and ongoing late night offerings at their space in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.  Read More...
  • ZFX Thinking Outside the Flying Box

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 24, 2007 LOUISVILLE, KY — ZFX Flying Inc., provider of theatrical flying effects and supplier of sets, costumes and props for classic flying productions such as Peter Pan and Beauty & the Beast, now extends its theatrical repoirte to “non-flying” productions.  Read More...
  • UNLV Entertainment Engineering & Design Program Gets Final Approvals

    Jacob Coakley | Industry News | August 24, 2007 LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Board of Regents has given its final approval to a new multidisciplinary degree program at UNLV. The Entertainment Engineering & Design program will combine faculty from the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering and the College of Fine Arts and will immerse students in engineering principles, new materials, emerging technologies and traditional theatrical practices.  Read More...
  • Educational Theatre Association Adds to Board of Directors

    Jacob Coakley | Changing Roles | August 24, 2007CINCINNATI — The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) has installed five new members to its board of directors, including a new president and vice president, who will serve for a term of two years. The full list of appointees is after the jump. Read More...
  • Coconut Grove Playhouse Free of Financial Burden

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 23, 2007COCONUT GROVE, FL — The Miami Herald reports that the Coconut Grove Playhouse has paid its financial burden of $350,000 to a primary creditor, James F. Perry & Co., thereby preventing a scheduled foreclosure auction. Read More...
  • Chicago Dramatists Presents the World Premiere of A Steady Rain

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 23, 2007 CHICAGO — Chicago Dramatists’ 29th season begins with the world premiere of resident playwright Keith Huff’s two-person Chicago cop drama “A Steady Rain,” directed by Artistic Director Russ Tutterow. The premiere takes place at 8 p.m., Friday Sep. 28, at 1105 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago’s near west side neighborhood. Read More...
  • PLDA to Host Convention in October

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 22, 2007 GUTERSLOH, GERMANY — The Professional Lighting Designers’ Association (PLDA) will be inviting representatives from the European lighting industry, as well as politicians with an influence at EU level to a pre-convention meeting to define a way to establish the lighting design profession. Read More...
  • Elation Show Designer 3

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 22, 2007 LOS ANGELES - Elation Professional has expanded its series of Show Designer DMX controllers, with the introduction of the Show Designer 3. Based on the company's Show Designer 1 & 2 light boards, the 1,536-channel Show Designer 3 is designed to control 3 DMX universes simultaneously.  Read More...
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