Lighting for theater productions

Ayrton Debuts Ghibli™, its first LED spot, at PLASA London 2017

At the 40th PLASA London 2017, entertainment lighting specialist Ayrton debuted the Ghibli™, the company’s first LED spotlight. The Ghibli™ expands the company’s automated lighting range. The compact, and lightweight, Ghibli boasts high output, a selectable CRI, ultra-efficient optics, and an 8:1 zoom from 7° to 56°. The company was …

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Stahl Construction Completes ALL-LED-Lit Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Providence Academy

Stahl Construction completes PAC for Providence Academy

Stahl Construction announced the completion of the technologically-advanced Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Providence Academy in Plymouth. According to Stahl, the PAC is the first all-LED-lit performance theater in the state of Minnesota. Providence Academy serves as a private, Roman-Catholic, college-preparatory K-12 school. The school has partnered with Stahl Construction …

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Fixtures from Philips Lighting Illuminate Australian Production Wicked at Theatre Royal

Philips Lighting illuminates Australian production of Wicked at Theatre Royal in Hobart, Australia.

Gareth Kays of GK Productions, a performance technology company in Tasmania, worked as both the lighting designer and technical supplier for The Show Company’s Australian production of Wicked, the Wizard of Oz prequel. Kays says he was hired to create an impressive, Broadway-style production on a relatively small stage. Keys …

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Ayrton Takes the Stage with Lady Gaga for Super Bowl Halftime Show

Aryton illuminates Lady Gaga Super Bowl Halftime performance

On 5 February Houston, Texas hosted the NFL’s Super Bowl LI, between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium. At the highly-anticipated Pepsi Zero Sugar Halftime Show, Lady Gaga entertained with a high-octane 13-minute performance. Over 115 million people worldwide caught the performance. Lighting designer, Bob …

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AT&T and Current Team Up to Bring IoT to Cities

AT&T and Current, powered by GE have announced an exclusive agreement to team up to connect U.S. and Mexican cities to the Internet of Things (IoT). The partnership intends to improve the way cities communicate, operate, and meet the needs of citizens. Also, the latest deal between the two companies …

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Christmas Theater Production Uses Ayrton NandoBeams

LL Fitz Store scene in production of Dick Whittington at Hawthorne Theater-- Photo courtesy of Mark Bryan of A2Zoom Photography

The production of Dick Whittington at the Hawthorne Theatre in Welwyn offers a central tale of good versus evil with some cheesy jokes and sometimes questionable costumes. The production is a traditional Christmas pantomime and a staple of the British festive period. However, a tremendous amount of work goes into …

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White Rock Theater Gets Lighting Upgrade

Penn Elcom-- White Rock Theater-- Hastings, UK

The White Rock Theater on the seafront in Hastings, UK, which dates back to 1927, offers a diverse range of touring shows embracing numerous performance genres, including ballet, opera, comedies, musicals, and children’s programs. Penn Elcom specified and undertook the new LED lighting upgrade at the theater. The theater expects …

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Osram Subsidiary Clay Paky Acquires Entertainment Lighting Firm ADB

Osram subsidiary Clay Paky, which is a producer of entertainment lighting, has acquired certain assets from ADB TTV SAS and will continue their business operations. French company ADB has a factory in Saint Quentin that specializes in lighting for theaters and TV studios. The companies completed the transaction on August …

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