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  • LIGHTBOX Makes Grade at Purdue

    Jacob Coakley | Industry News | January 9, 2007WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Purdue University’s Division of Theatre has acquired Thematics’ modelBOX, a custom LIGHTBOX tailored to meet the school’s needs. LIGHTBOX, an LED and fiber optic model lighting kit for any scaled theatre, architecturally mimics Purdue’s two theatres and features their lighting inventory, including Color Kinetics LEDs, 72 fiber optic dimmers and a complement of 300 fixtures. Read More...
  • USITT’s Conference Heating Up in Phoenix

    Jacob Coakley | Industry News | January 5, 2007PHOENIX, AZ — USITT's 47th Annual Conference & Stage Expo will be held March 14 to 17, 2007, in Phoenix, Ariz. Participants can choose to arrive early to take in professional development workshops, such as an Advanced SFX master class, USITT's Electrical Workshop with Mitch Hefter or Safe Speaker Rigging with Rocky Paulson and Bill Sapsis. Read More...
  • Restored Theatre Anchors Revitalized Downtown Bloomington, Ill.

    Jacob Coakley | Industry News | January 4, 2007 BLOOMINGTON, IL — For 80 years, Bloomington, Illinois’ Scottish Rite Temple was the center of Bloomington-Normal’s artistic and social life. Built originally to host The American Passion Play, the Temple housed a 1320-seat theatre. The Bloomington Symphony and the Scottish Rite Players were among the largest attractions, which also included Duke Ellington, Pablo Casals, Beverly Sills, and the Boston Pops Orchestra, but by the late 1990s, the hall was showing its age. Read More...
  • Three at Limelight Receive ETCP Certification

    Jacob Coakley | Industry News | January 3, 2007LEE, MA — Limelight Productions has announced that William Beautyman, Robert Medve and Greg Mitchell have all successfully passed the certification testing to become part of the inaugural class of ETCP Certified Entertainment Electricians. Read More...
  • 2006 Theatre Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

    hoff | Theatre Buzz | December 8, 2006The 2006 Theatre Hall of Fame will induct some of Broadway’s finest in a ceremony on January 29, 2007 at the Gershwin Theatre. Inductees include actors Patti LuPone, George Hearn and Elizabeth Wilson; playwright Brian Friel and designers Willa Kim and Eugene Lee. The late scribes Wendy Wasserstein and August Wilson will be inducted posthumously. Read More...
  • Sapsis Rigging Celebrates Silver Anniversary

    hoff | Industry News | December 8, 2006Pennsylvania-based Sapsis Rigging is having a special toast these days: They’re celebrating their 25th anniversary. The company, which was begun by namesake owner/president Bill Sapsis in 1981, has been responsible for installations in countless venues around the world, including Lincoln Center, the White House and a hay field outside of London. In addition to overseeing innumerable projects, Sapsis has led over 125 rigging seminars; his company has also inspected over 1,000 rigging systems for safety purposes. Read More...
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