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  • Meyer Sound Melodie Cuts Loose at Dartmouth Hopkins Center

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | August 8, 2007 HANOVER, NH — The Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College recently upgraded the audio component of its 900-seat Spaulding Auditorium to include a new Meyer Sound system based on the Melodie ultracompact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker.   Read More...
  • Never Forget Kicks Off U.K. Tour with Cadac

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | August 8, 2007 CARDIFF, WALES —The brand new musical Never Forget opened in Cardiff last weekend on the start of its U.K. tour — with plans to bring the show to the West End in the autumn.  Read More...
  • Elephant Eye Theatrical Completes Capitalization

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | August 2, 2007 NEW YORK — Elephant Eye Theatrical (EET), the Broadway development and production company formed by Stuart Oken, Michael Leavitt and Five Cent Productions, has announced that it has received its total capitalization goal of $8 million, which includes private investment funding of $4.5 million.  Read More...
  • New De Kunstlinie Theatre Manages with Medialon

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | August 2, 2007 ALMERE, THE NETHERLANDS — The new De Kunstlinie Theater opened in the center of Almere, The Netherlands, on the shores of Weerwater Lake. The Medialon Manager controls the new theatre’s stage-management system. Amsterdam-based Rapenburg Plaza designed and integrated the system into the building, which was designed by award-winning Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.  Read More...
  • Childrens Theatre Company Pops with Selador on Suessical

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | August 2, 2007 MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Nancy Schertler, lighting designer for Minneapolis Tony-winning Children’s Theatre Company (CTC), chose to use Selador X7 • 48 fixtures with its seven LED colors for the recent mainstage production of Suessical.  Read More...
  • Conductor Change for Merola Opera Final Concert

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | August 2, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Opera Center director Sheri Greenawald today announced that Stephen Lord now will be on the podium for this year’s Merola Grand Finale concert on August 18 in lieu of conductor Patrick Summers, who has been forced to withdraw due to urgent knee surgery.  Maestro Lord will lead members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra beginning with Giuseppe Verdi’s stirring Overture to I Vespri Siciliani. Read More...
  • ETC Source Four Revolution with Wybron Inside

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 2, 2007 Every new ETC Source Four Revolution moving light will be shipped with a 24-frame-capacity Wybron Inside color scroller based on Wybron’s industry-standard Coloram technology.  Read More...
  • Summer Combat Sessions Draw No Blood

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | August 2, 2007 WINSTON-SALEM, NC and LAS VEGAS — The Society of American Fight Directors just completed its summer 2007 National Stage Combat Workshops. The events took place from July 8–July 27 in  Winston-Salem, N.C., and July 9–27 in Las Vegas, Nev. Read More...
  • The Lost Colony Adds Mystery with Look Solutions

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | July 26, 2007 WAYNESBORO, PA — The Lost Colony, the annual symphonic outdoor drama celebrating its 70th anniversary in performance at the Waterside Theater on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, is using a pair of Look Solutions Viper DMX-fog generators to add atmosphere to the already mysterious story.   Read More...
  • Historic Paramount Theatre Sounds New with EAW

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | July 26, 2007 ABILENE, TX — The Paramount Theatre in downtown Abilene, Tex., a monument to an earlier time of movie palaces and vaudeville performance, now offers a new sound reinforcement system highlighted by EAW KF730 compact line arrays as well as JF50S two-way loudspeakers and SM200iH stage monitors designed and installed by Gemini Sound of Dallas.  Read More...
  • Home of Theatre Passe Muraille Sold to Toronto City Council

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | July 26, 2007 TORONTO — Theatre Passe Muraille, one of Canada’s first alternative theatre companies, has announced that the Toronto City Council has purchased the historic Nasmith Bakery and Stables building the company has occupied since 1975 for C$1.2 million, thereby eliminating the theatre company’s C$500,000 deficit.  Read More...
  • Sam Mendes Postpones London Return

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | July 26, 2007 NEW YORK — Director Sam Mendes’ return to London and the ambitious transoceanic Bridge Project is now delayed until 2009.  Read More...
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