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The 4th Annual Rigging & Products Seminar hosted by Rose Brand for IATSE members.Rose Brand and IATSE Local One worked together to host a their annual rigging and products seminar Monday, July 20th.

Read more: 4th Annual Rigging and Products Seminar Hosted by Rose Brand and IATSE

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La Boheme Production at An m256 mixer was chosen for the La Boheme production during Thurn-and-Taxis festival in Germany.

Read more: M2 56 Mixer selected for Production for Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’ at the 2015 Thurn-and Taxis Festival

Industry News

Keep the holiday spirit alight this season (c) William Ivey LongBehind the Scenes Charity announced their 2015 holiday cards are now available for order until September 14th.

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Theatre Buzz

Katherine “Kitty” LeechKatherine “Kitty” Leech, a costume designer, illustrator and faculty member in the Department of Drama at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts passed away July 15. Leech was first hired at Tisch School of the Arts in 1986. Two years later, Leech, Chris Jaehnig, Gregg Barnes, Steve Brownless and Chris Van Zant created the Tech Track Studio in the Department of Drama, where she remained as an associate teacher at the time of her death. Leech was most proud of her work for Cinderella / Cendrillon with Anne Bogart and Gross Indecency: the Three Trials of Oscar Wilde at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Leech also taught at the Playwrights Horizon’s Theatre School, Parson’s School of Design, and had been a guest lecturer at Pratt Institute of Design and Lincoln Center Theatre, among others.  She was an active member in the professional community, having served as Chair of the IATSE Costume Design Exam committee, the Chair of the TDF Costume Collection Advisory Committee, and the Chair of the Irene Sharaff Young Master Award Committee.

Read more: In Memoriam: Katherine “Kitty” Leech

Theatre Buzz

An image from Zorba! (c) Joan MarcusLD Ken Billington chose the 1200W Philips Vari-Lite VL4000 Spot Luminaires for his "Mediterranean" design for the City Center Encores! production of Zorba!

Read more: Philips Vari-Lite VL4000 Spots Light Up “Zorba!"

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The teams behind the Outstanding Productions winners at the 2015 Valley Awards. Left to right: Douglas Baker, director of Mary Poppins, Audience Choice; members of the A Public Fit team, Foxfinder, Production – Play; Ayler Evan and Toby McEvoy for Shrek, Production – Musical.The 2015 Valley Theatre Awards celebrated the year’s best theatre in the heart of fabulous, neon-filled Las Vegas

The 2015 Valley Awards played to a sold-out Inspire Theatre in Downtown Las Vegas Monday, July 20, and the riotous crowd cheered along as Las Vegas honored the outstanding work from the 2014-2015 theatre season. Signature Productions’ “practically perfect” Mary Poppins won the Audience Choice Valley Award. Foxfinder, produced by A Public Fit, took home the Valley Award for Outstanding Production – Play. And Shrek the Musical, from Super Summer Theatre and Feral Tale Theatricals, gave the green ogre one less reason to be grumpy, winning Outstanding Production – Musical. In total, 20 different awards were bestowed, highlighting the impressive talent on display on stages all over Las Vegas.

Read more: Talent and Neon Burn Bright at Las Vegas Valley Theatre Awards

Changing Roles

Alex Safyre, Inside Sales Representative, North East Sales Team, Lex ProductsLex Products announced Alex Safyre has been appointed Inside Sales Representative for the North East Sales Team.

Read more: Alex Safyre Appointed to Lex Products' North East Sales Team

Theatre Buzz

a scene from 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime'Fun Home and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime rely on Meyer Sound systems thanks to their wide dispersion, punchiness and linear reproduction. 

Read more: Meyer Sound Selected as System of Choice for 2015 Tony Award Winners

Industry News

NEO from Philips Strand Lighting at Pompton LakesPompton Lakes High School chose the Philips Strand Lighting NEO console thanks to its easy-to-use operating system and control options. Installation was performed by Nelson Enterprises.

Read more: Philips Strand Lighting NEO Console Installed at Pompton Lakes High School

Theatre Buzz

(L-R): Mrs. Anderssen (Annemaria Rajala), Mr. Lindquist (Brandon Dahlquist), Mrs. Nordstrom (Christine Capsuto), Mrs. Segstrom (Caitlan Taylor) and Mr. Erlanson (Andres Ramirez) in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s A Little Night Music performing at A.C.T.’s Geary Theater May 20–June 14. Photo by Kevin Berne.Sound designer Kevin Kennedy used Lectrosonics transmitters with their "interesting" functions and Digital Hybrid Wireless Technology for the recent extended run of A Little Night Music at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. 

Read more: Lectrosonics Transmitters Support "A Little Night Music" with Big Features

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