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Proteus meets Hercules in New York’s Central Park

17/02/2020 - Production News

USA – At the end of its regular season of Shakespeare in the Park, New York’s Public Theater stages an open-air production at Central Park’s 1,800-seat open-air Delacorte Theater. This past season, the glorious story of Hercules was presented, a theatrical pageant brought to life by some 200 performers with an enchanting lighting design by Tony-award winning lighting designer Tyler Micoleau. The designer turned to Elation Professional’s multi-use Proteus Hybrid luminaire to provide visual impact in the outdoor environment.

Robe Moves on Teatro Colsubsidio Bogota

17/02/2020 - Production News

Colombia – Teatro Colsubsidio Roberto Arias Perez is a 1,000-seater venue opened in 1981 in central Bogota, Colombia’s vibrant capital city, that has established itself at the centre of quality live entertainment, culture and performing arts. It’s renowned for high production values and imaginative shows offering a lively mix of concerts, musicals and classical performances.

Top Sound Designer Matt McCamley Insists on PMC Monitoring For His Studio

17/02/2020 - Project News

Australia – Accuracy without colour that isn't fatiguing: that, says sound designer Matt McCamley, is exactly what he was looking for when he was choosing audio monitors for his studio in Australia.

Renowned Opera Singer Maria Callas Returns to the Stage for Innovative Hologram Tour

17/02/2020 - Production News

Worldwide – For Callas in Concert, beloved opera singer Maria Callas was brought back to the stage via hologram, 40 years after her passing. A live orchestra accompanied digital remastered recordings of Callas for the production, which presented FOH and recording engineer Howard 'Howie' Lindeman with a unique challenge. Since the show was focused around the visual of Callas on stage, and the hologram system used to project her image, Lindeman needed to find a low-profile microphone that would not be obtrusive on stage, while still providing the highest audio quality for the live orchestral instruments.

Chauvet Professional Ovation F-265WW Makes “Quiet Contribution” to Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

17/02/2020 - Project News

Estonia – "Now our students will be able to have a taste of their future lives as creators, and practice on big stages,” declared Professor Ivari Ilja, rector of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre on the opening of the school’s new concert and performance centre in late 2019. If the past is indeed prologue to the future, those students will likely be accomplishing great things in the years ahead, given this internationally acclaimed school’s record of producing celebrated and influential artistic figures like Arvo Pärt and Evald Aav over the course of its 100-year history.

EXE Technology releases its 2020 catalogue

17/02/2020 - Equipment News

EXE Technology, which is currently the most desired automation range for entertainment / theatrical markets across the world, has announce the release of its 2020 catalogue.

Jackson, Mississippi’s First Baptist Church Installs Its Second DiGiCo Console

17/02/2020 - Project News

USA – Approaching the centennial of its current building, the First Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi has been an institution in the area since it was built in 1926. Facing the lawn of the Mississippi State Capitol in downtown Jackson, the church’s sanctuary seats 3,000 worshippers and streams and broadcasts its services online to thousands of viewers any given week in 60 to 80 countries.

Robe Adds Magic to Severina Tour

14/02/2020 - Production News

The Balkans – Croatian singer-songwriter and actress Severina wowed the crowds at four major arena concerts in the Balkans this autumn: at Split and Zagreb in Croatia, Belgrade in Serbia and culminating at the Dvorana Stožice in Ljubljana, Slovenia, which were lit by Slovenian LD Crt Birsa who added over 150 Robe moving lights to the lighting design for the three concerts in Croatia and Slovenia.

Ayrton Diablo Shines for NFL Honors Broadcast

14/02/2020 - Production News

USA – When the ninth Annual NFL Honors was held the day before Super Bowl LIV, lighting designer Jon Kusner selected a complement of Ayrton Diablo LED profile luminaires from PRG to supplement the house lights.

L&DB Stylises Village Outlet Event with Chauvet Professional

14/02/2020 - Production News

France – Stylish fashion should always be showcased in an elegant setting, even when it is offered at an attractively discounted price. Such was the guiding philosophy of The Village Outlet when it opened in this area of green rolling hills about 40 minutes outside Lyon.

Stage Electrics Supply Yamaha to The Sands Centre

14/02/2020 - Project News

UK – Stage Electrics have supplied The Sands Centre in Carlisle with a Yamaha CL5 and two Rio 3224-D2 stageboxes in time for its pantomime.

dLive and ME Slip Into ‘Kinky Boots’ at Teatro Astral

14/02/2020 - Production News

Argentina – The Teatro Astral in Buenos Aires, relies upon an Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system for the launch of the iconic Broadway musical, Kinky Boots, which saw its opening night in January.

White Light Supplies Leopoldstadt in the West End

13/02/2020 - Production News

UK – White Light has supplied the lighting equipment for Leopoldstadt, which opened recently at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End.

Quantum upgrade for Czech legends’ anniversary tour

13/02/2020 - Production News

Czech Republic – Kabát is a nationally renowned classic rock band, which has been hugely popular since the 1980s. Its tenth anniversary stadium tour was the most prosperous in Czech music history, and the band represented the Czech Republic at the country's first entry in the Eurovision Song Contest. The latest anniversary tour visited stadiums and venues across the country over a three-week period.