June 2012

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June 2012

Conference & Stage Expo

Stage Expo Already Growing

Helen Willard Stage Expo Sales Manager

The Frontier Airlines Center will be a dramatic backdrop for Stage Expo 2012.

Photos/Barbara E.R. Lucas

The 53rd Annual USITT Conference & Stage Expo will be held March 20 to 23in the Frontier Airlines Center (FAC) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Stage Expo will take place in exhibit halls A/B/C/D which contain more than 188,000 square feet of space and are located on the upper level of the convention center. Conference registration, meeting rooms, and the ballroom will be located on the street and mezzanine levels.

Located across the street from the FAC, and connected by a skybridge, the Hilton Milwaukee City Center is the USITT conference headquarters hotel. The 1920s grandeur of the Hilton Milwaukee is reminiscent of the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel. The Hilton Milwaukee also boasts an indoor wate rpark, Paradise Landing. Additional hotel room blocks have been booked at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee and the Doubletree Milwaukee Downtown, both located across the street from the convention center.

More than 80 exhibitors have already reserved space for next year’s show. For information on exhibiting at Stage Expo 2013, contact hpwillard@aol.com until June 30. Starting July 1, e-mail ron@usitt.org or call 800-938-7488, ext. 107.

Preliminary Exhibitor List:

  • A.C. Lighting Inc.
  • A.C.T Lighting, Inc.
  • The University of Alabama
  • Alcons Audio USA
  • Altman Lighting, Inc.
  • American Harlequin Corporation
  • Apollo Design Technology, Inc.
  • Ascension
  • Automatic Devices Company
  • Barbizon Lighting Company
  • Ben Nye Makeup
  • BMI Supply
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Cirque du Soleil
  • City Theatrical, Inc.
  • J.R. Clancy, Inc.
  • Clark Transfer, Inc.
  • Clear-Com Communication Systems
  • Columbus McKinnon Corp.
  • coolux International
  • d&b audiotechnik
  • Daktronics
  • Disney Parks Creative Entertainment
  • Duck's Echo Sound
  • Ecoglo Inc.
  • Eilon Engineering Weighing Systems Ltd.
  • Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC)
  • ESL Power Systems, Inc.
  • The ESTA Foundation/Behind the Scenes
  • Florida State University
  • Flying By Foy
  • Future Light
  • GALA Systems, Inc.
  • H & H Specialties Inc.
  • IATSE Local 1
  • InterAmerica Stage, Inc.
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
  • Irwin Seating Company
  • Kenmark, Inc.
  • Kryolan Corporation
  • LEE Filters
  • Lex Products Corp.
  • Limelight Productions, Inc.
  • Live Design Magazine/LDI Show
  • Lycian Stage Lighting
  • MDG Fog Generators
  • Mainstage Theatrical Supply, Inc.
  • Mehron, Inc.
  • Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc.
  • NETworks Presentations
  • Norcostco, Inc.
  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • Pathway Connectivity
  • Penn State University
  • Period Corsets
  • Philips Strand Selecon
  • PRG
  • Rational Acoustics, LLC
  • RC4 Wireless/Soundsculpture Inc.
  • Robert Juliat America
  • Rosco Laboratories, Inc.
  • Rose Brand
  • Sapsis Rigging Entertainment Services, Inc.
  • SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
  • SeaChanger
  • Serapid, Inc.
  • Slingco America
  • Smooth-On, Inc.
  • Stage Technologies Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas
  • StageRight Corporation
  • StageSpot
  • Staging Concepts
  • Steeldeck Inc.
  • Syracuse Scenery & Stage Lighting Co., Inc.
  • Thern Stage Equipment
  • Tiffin Scenic Studios, Inc.
  • TMB
  • Union Connector Co., Inc.
  • United Scenic Artists Local USA 829
  • Wenger Corporation
  • ZFX, Inc.- Flying Effects