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Articles Tagged Theatre

  • Friday, January 29, 2016
    PSW Staff 01/29/16 09:24 AM,
    The University of Oklahoma (OU) places a premium on the performing arts; with a School of Musical Theatre, music school, and one of the nation’s oldest established drama schools, second only to Yale in terms of longevity. So when the Norman, Oklahoma campus revealed that it was renovating the main 570-seat theater at its Rupel J. Jones Fine Arts Center, L-Acoustics Kiva loudspeakers soon became one of the anticipated updates. For the audio portion of the retrofit, AVL project coordinator… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, January 14, 2016
    PSW Staff 01/14/16 08:49 AM,
    Located about 20 minutes north of Spokane in eastern Washington, Deer Park High School has a 350-seat live theater which supports Deer Park’s active broadcasting technology educational programs.  The theater is well equipped with a certified full-fly rigging system, modern digitally-controlled theatrical lighting, a video recording and presentation system and a high-performance audio system with an Allen & Heath Qu-32 digital mixer. Dan Huffman heads the school’s production department. He emphasizes that Deer Park’s theater and adjacent production room are… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConsolesDigitalEducationSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    Bruce Bartlett 01/12/16 04:49 PM,
    Headworn and bodyworn microphones serve many valuable roles in live sound reinforcement. The two most common are headset/earset and lavalier designs, both allowing performers/presenters to roam freely around the stage/platform, hands free, with impressive sound quality and good gain-before-feedback. Nearly all are condenser designs; some are wired and some are wireless. The headset/earset category is defined by light weight and comfort. Earsets have a mount that wraps around one ear, while headsets further stability by using an adjustable band that… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureProductAVManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Thursday, January 07, 2016
    PSW Staff 01/07/16 03:59 PM,
    Berkeley Repertory Theatre has now become an innovator in theatrical technologies with the recent installation of a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system. When it reopens for its first production, the renovated Peet’s Theatre will be the first venue designed principally for dramatic presentations in North America to provide audiences with the sonic advantages of Constellation. Constellation instantly transforms the acoustics of a performance space, enabling a venue to enfold audiences in a host of different ambient sonic characteristics. Constellation’s ability… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerMicrophoneProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, December 29, 2015
    PSW Staff 12/29/15 09:25 AM,
    When D.L. Coburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning show, The Gin Game, returned to the John Golden Theatre (where it first appeared in 1977), Masque Sound helped raise the stakes with a custom audio equipment package including a Yamaha console and Meyer Sound loudspeakers. Starring two-time Tony Award-winner James Earl Jones and three-time Emmy- and Tony Award-winner Cicely Tyson, The Gin Game tells the story of Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey who meet on the porch of their nursing home and strike up… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVConsolesDigitalLoudspeakerManufacturerMixerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, December 17, 2015
    PSW Staff 12/17/15 11:34 AM,
    John Grasso, managing owner of ACIR Professional was tasked with supplying microphones for the adaptation of the musical Ruthless. Due to the Off-Broadway production’s fast-paced costume changes, Grasso, whose company also determines its customers’ rental or installation needs, introduced St. Luke’s theatre to DPA Microphones’ d:screet Necklace Microphone, which he calls a game-changer for the audio industry. Grasso served for more than two decades as an engineer in live and touring applications with the likes of such artists as Liza… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Thursday, December 10, 2015
    PSW Staff 12/10/15 03:51 PM,
    Two of the hottest musicals this Broadway season are supported by reinforcement systems built around Meyer Sound LYON linear line array loudspeakers. School of Rock features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and sound design by Mick Potter, while On Your Feet, the inspiring story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, is supported by a system designed by Andrew Keister and Steve Canyon Kennedy of SCK Sound Design. Both shows mark the Broadway debut of LYON. With School of Rock opening to… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015
    PSW Staff 12/01/15 03:03 PM,
    Equipped with a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system, the new Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education in Memphis can be instantly optimized to host a wide range of diverse events. With the push of a touchscreen button, Constellation adjusts the acoustics in the 361-seat theatre to host everything from educational programs to a regional film series, dance recitals, and music concerts of varied genres. “As much as I understood what Constellation did before the system was installed, actually hearing… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerMicrophoneProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 12/01/15 02:46 PM,
    West End sound designer Rick Clarke has chosen Point Source Audio’s SERIES8 microphones as his new standard after they outperformed the mics that were being used in “Chicago” during the musical production’s Germany tour this fall. The 35-year veteran sound designer announced, “I will be specifying these [SERIES8] mics on my next shows.” As Stage Entertainment’s production of “Chicago” was preparing to move from Stuttgart to Berlin last October, Clarke saw an opportunity to improve on their current mic situation.… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 12/01/15 12:33 PM,
    When the American musical Allegiance made its Broadway debut at the Longacre Theatre, Masque Sound pledged its support to sound designer Kai Harada with a custom audio equipment package. Inspired by the true-life experience of its star George Takei, Allegiance follows one family’s extraordinary journey in this untold American story. Allegiance tells the story of mysterious envelope that leads Sam Kimura back 60 years to a time when he and his sister Kei (Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga) strived to save… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConsolesDigitalEngineerLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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