Revealing Subtle Warmth With Bastard Ambers

Adam Murdoch put several of Rosco’s Bastard Ambers to work warming his stage as his lighting designs filled the voids of the other minimized production-elements in “Stripped-Back Shakespeare” at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

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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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Some Free New Aids To Research, Create And Document Theatrical Lighting Design

by Stan Schwartz Theatrical lighting design can be the most rewarding and satisfying of professions. And both satisfaction and reward are multiplied when you use the newly available electronic tools to research, create and document your work.   Two of these tools – or “apps” — have the added benefit of being FREE, and available from…

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