Russian Inspiration From The Bolshoi & Blade Runner

Thanks to the Sochi Olympics, the eyes of the world are getting a glimpse into Russia’s culture and heritage. Just as Bob Costas and Mary Carillo might introduce us to Russian culture in their broadcasts, we thought we’d share some insights with you into Russian theatre. Damir Ismagilov, chief lighting designer for the Bolshoi Theatre…

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There’s More Than One Way to Stage a CATS

Italy is not especially renowned for its productions of modern musicals. Its fame lies in having invented the form of musical theatre called “opera.” When Saverio Marconi, the acclaimed director of the Compagnia della Rancia, finally obtained the rights to CATS after six years of negotiations with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group – he…

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Get The Scoop on Rosco @USITT 2012

If you are unable to get to USITT in Long Beach this year, our social media outlets will be a great way to experience the show remotely. For those of you unable to attend, our booth will feature a stunning tree that is made up of multiple different substrates and coated using all of our…

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The Colors Designers Are Using Now … And Why (Pt. 2)

by Stan Schwartz, Executive Vice President The “Share The Work” initiative, in which we asked lighting designers to send us photos of their work, has yielded an extraordinary outpouring of lighting ideas.  For Part 2, we would like to continue sharing more of this fine work and explore what designers had to say about their…

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Creative Solutions In Lighting A Prop

For lighting designers, including the big time, Broadway-level guys, it isn’t always about the big rigs, moving lights and elaborate cue lists. It’s more about creative solutions…and knowing what’s available. Clifton Taylor fits any designer’s description for “big time, Broadway-level”, as you can see on his website: www.designcurve.com But he is as much prized by…

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