Kansas City Costume Welcomed
We welcome Kansas City Costume
Co. as a new Sustaining Member of USITT. Robert "Steve" Short
and Carl Welander are the contacts for the company
which offers costume rentals, dancewear sales, makeup,
fabric, and supplies including Swarovski crystals
and specialty feathers. Look for them at Stage Expo
Studios is offering its Pro-Seminars
at its White Lake, New York facility. Perspective
for the Scenic Artist will be held December
13 through 17. Class size is limited, so those
wishing to attend should make their arrangements
in advance. More about all Cobalt seminars can
be found at www.cobaltstudios.com where information
is updated weekly.
Technologies in Hong Kong
Technologies has successfully completed
the final phase of refurbishing the flying system
at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. The facility
remained in full operation during the renovation,
which included the design and installation of
a counterweight assist flying system which is
able to switch between powered and manual flying.
Jim Roberts, Stage Technologies' project manger,
said "We were on site for several months
at a time, often working overnight to accommodate
the performances and rehearsals taking place
in what is a very busy theatre."
Connectivity is keeping data flowing
in four of the most technically sophisticated
facilities aboard Cunard's recently-launched
Queen Mary 2. Said Gary Douglas, Pathport product
manager, "Thanks to the entire design team,
the QM2 is a wildly successful integration of
the Pathport DMX Management System with Pathport
Alliance products like the GrandMa. These products
have created a very flexible solution for the
ship's unique requirements." Pathport is
in the Main Lounge, the Queen's Room, the disco,
and Illuminations - the first floating
planetarium ever constructed.
Joins Sapsis Rigging
has joined Sapsis Rigging, Inc.
as the new chief safety officer. "Having
Allison will help us take our safety programs,
already some of the best and most comprehensive
in the industry, to the next level," said
President Bill Sapsis, of Sapsis Rigging. Ms.
Helms spent five seasons at Glimmerglass Opera,
two of them as their chief safety officer, and
has experience in both academic and regional theatre.
Mehron Offers Practice Heads
New Face Painting
Practice Heads are now available from Mehron,
Inc. The Face Painting Practice Heads,
available in both male and female models, are
easy to clean and ideal for learning and demonstrations.
Mehron, in business since 1927, provides quality
professional makeup products and education.
Named as Distributor
Inc. has been named Lighting Innovation's
exclusive North American distributor for the
new Super Beam 1200. Lighting Innovation has
successfully distributed Wybron products in
Austria for several years. The recently launched
Super Beam 1200 has been called "the next
generation super bright beam light." It
uses a new Philips 80V 1200W lamp with sophisticated
double reflector optics.