Stage Directions - SD Latest News Sat, 05 Sep 2015 05:02:55 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Pasadena Playhouse Names 2015 Diversity Award Honorees

Kenny Ortega, winner of the 2015 Pasadena Playhouse Diversity Award.The Pasadena Playhouse will honor Kenny Ortega with the 2015 Diversity Award Artistic Honoree, and Abel Ramirez, founder of Pasadena’s El Portal Restaurant and business and cultural leader of the Pasadena community, with the Community Honoree award.

]]> (Jacob Coakley) Theatre Buzz Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:59:23 -0700
PICT Cancels Show, Season in Jeopardy

PICT Classic Theatre in Pittsburgh, Penn., is canceling its upcoming production of The Tempest due to a funding shortfall. It’s proceeding with its current production of Educating Rita (opening Fri., Sept. 5), but the rest of the season may be in jeopardy as well. Full statement from the board after the jump.

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American Music & Sound Partners with dBTechnologies

Left to right: AM&S’ Business Manager Dean Downey, dBTechnologies’ Sales & Marketing Director Giovanni Barbieri and CEO Arturo Vicari, Jam Industries’ CEO Martin Szpiro and AM&S’ President Lynn Martin.Audio equipment manufacturer dBTechnologies will be represented in the United States by American Music & Sound. The two companies will kick off the new distribution arrangement with the introduction on the US market of ES 503, a portable speaker system.

]]> (Jacob Coakley) Industry News Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:55:57 -0700
RC4 Wireless Makes Lights on Sinatra Sing

Sinatra: The Man & His Music turned to RC4 Wireless for their wireless DMX needs.With time tight and tension high Harrison Cooke, senior production electrician for the new London show Sinatra: The Man & His Music, turned to RC4 Wireless and their RC4Magic Series 3 DMXio wireless DMX transceiver to run LED lights on two moving stair units and a curved stage deck. Also, to help run the lights on 16 rotating LED panels, RC4 Wireless designed, developed and delivered a brand new product, the RC4Magic Series 3 DMXmrx miniature DMX receivers (2.40" x 1.41" x 0.79”) in just three days.

]]> (Jacob Coakley) Industry News Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:54:24 -0700
Chauvet Professional Debuts New, Mobile-Friendly Website

A screenshot of Chauvet Professional’s new websiteChauvet Professional’s new website is mobile friendly, to help techs on the road or in the shop, and has been redesigned to reflect “the real-world needs of the people who are using our fixtures.”

]]> (Jacob Coakley) Industry News Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:51:16 -0700
Paul Bell Joins Group One to Support DiGiCo Desks

After 10 years in the UK, Paul Bell is joining Group One, DiGiCo’s US distributorPaul Bell will provide technical support for DiGiCo’s US customers and be based in Group One’s Farmingdale, New York office.

]]> (Jacob Coakley) Changing Roles Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:45:46 -0700
Lark Announces Writers for Playwrights' Week

The eight playwrights chosen for the 22nd annual Lark Playwrights' WeekThe Lark, a play development center in New York City, announced the seven plays (by eight playwrights) chosen from more than 1,000 submissions for their annual Playwrights’ Week, which takes place this year from Oct. 4-8.

]]> (Jacob Coakley) Theatre Buzz Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:51:00 -0700
ATG Acquires Ace Theatrical Group

Ambassador Theatre Group expanded its reach in the U.S., acquiring Ace Theatrical Group and its fives theatres in Brooklyn, New Orleans and San Antonio. ATG now controls 45 venues in the UK, Australia and North America.

]]> (Jacob Coakley) Industry News Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:49:10 -0700
Cast Software Announces Student Edition of Wysiwyg

The new Perform Lease Student Edition of Wysiwyg let’s students pay towards a full-license version.​The new Perform Lease Student Edition for Cast Software’s Wysiwyg pre-visualization program enables students to program lighting using up to 1,000 DMX channels including connection with media server or compatible offline editor—plus, all the student’s investment into the Student Edition goes towards a 6- or 12-month license for the full professional version.

]]> (Jacob Coakley) Industry News Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:47:25 -0700
Lectrosonics Opens Expanded HQ in Toronto

Lectrosonics has opened a new, larger headquarters near Toronto’s entertainment district. The new location includes a demo room and an expanded service department.

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