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Creative Stage Lighting Sponsors Youtheatre

Creative Stage Lighting has sponsored Youtheatre's 29th season. Youtheatre is a musical theatre workshop based in Lake George, New York.

Each summer, students ranging from 11 to 18 years old rehearse for four weeks to perform three Broadway shows. They participate in all aspects of production. This summer the ensemble will perform Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Oklahoma.

Creative Stage Lighting has been the corporate sponsor for Youtheatre since the 2001 season. For more information, visit or

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ET Introduces Color FX™

Entertainment Technology, a Genlyte Company, recently introduced the Color FX™ color mixing downlight. As the industry's only interior downlight utilizing the patented Vari*Lite CYM color mixing technology, the Color FX gives lighting designers, specifiers, and contractors more flexibility by offering the exact colors they have in mind.

The Color FX color mixing system, used for more than 25 years, employs cyan-yellow-magenta (CYM) blending that uses dichroic glass filters to provide a virtually unlimited color spectrum. The Color FX may be controlled by any DMX512 control, or by using the wall-mounted Color FX Downlight Controller. For more information, visit

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City Theatrical Customizes Gear

The new BLAST II tour of Japan uses extensively customized set electrics engineered and fabricated by City Theatrical from designs by Mike Baldassari. This all-new version of the hit New York show makes extensive use of cutting edge LED technology controlled by City Theatrical's award-winning WDS Wireless Data System.

City Theatrical created custom chasing LED circuits inside of Z shaped twirling batons. Gauzy "bed nets" worn and carried by performers are lighted by battery operated Color Kinetics iColorCoves with PDS-50 LED power supplies with built in WDS receivers. Two drum walls of eight bass drums are each filled with Color Kinetics ColorBurst 4s controlled by battery powered City Theatrical PDS-375-TRBs with built in WDS receivers. A unique gong drum has perimeter lighting with Neo-Flex LED Tube controlled by a battery powered City Theatrical WDS Personal Dimmer.

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Barbizon Completes Project

Barbizon recently completed the new auditorium at West Babylon High School in New York. Designed by the architectural firm Burton Behrendt & Smith, West Babylon has one of the most sophisticated theatrical lighting, sound, and rigging systems on Long Island. The system includes a complex video projection system that can change the space from an auditorium to a movie theatre with the touch of a button.

The stage right wing needed an exit door through 22 line sets of counterweight rigging. As a solution, the system included an elevated platform and seven double-purchase line sets mounted over the door.

Barbizon's hands-on-training allowed faculty and students to work with its staff to learn how to properly focus the light plot, program the ETC Expression III lighting console, and learn about the safe way to operate the JR Clancy counterweight rigging system.

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Schuler Shook in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's Peninsula Players have a new home, thanks in part to theatre planning services provided by Schuler Shook, working in collaboration with architects Holabird & Root on the project's design. America's longest-running professional resident summer theatre opened its 71st season in a new open-air home.

Todd Henley, of Schuler Shook noted "Peninsula Players has a wonderful reputation for doing great theatre. Their new theatre gives them a better audience layout and much-improved design tools. We're glad to be part of the theatre's transformation." The players now have a fly tower, state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment to work with.

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PRG Sets Stage for VH1 Honors

PRG played a role in VH1's premiere of VH1 Rock Honors, billed as the first-ever salute to hard rock music. PRG fabricated oversize video horns, screen, multiple runways and ramps, and other set components for the designs of Roy Bennett and Anne Brahic in its Las Vegas facility. The stage and set were an industrial-themed megalith.

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