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The April 2019 Digital Edition

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Articles from the April 2019 Issue

New! PLSN’s Lighting Crossword

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • April 2019
  • Lighting Crossword
• April 11, 2019
If you see a fellow crew members intently staring at the April issue of PLSN, scribbling something down, flipping the mag around, and scribbling some more, chances are they have stumbled on a new addition to the PLSN feature lineup — the Lighting Crossword Puzzle — and the clues have them thoroughly stumped. This month, […] Read More...

Springtime Lights Up the World

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • April 2019
  • Editor's Note
• April 8, 2019
It’s April, a time of year that is dear to me for a few reasons. One is that the Prolight + Sound show takes place in Frankfurt, Germany. Another is that in this issue, we delve into unique stories we don’t always cover. One of them relates to cinematography. We take a look at what […] Read More...

Graham Rolak, LD for Incubus

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Debi Moen •
  • April 2019
  • On the Road
• April 8, 2019
DESIGN PHILOSOPHY: “I enjoy working with the artist to incorporate what they like into my show designs. If they are happy onstage and feel energized, it just gives to the show. I love the challenge of working in the logistical minefields of show production. Limits on budget, truck or stage space inspire me to create […] Read More...

New Products April 2019

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PLSN Staff •
  • April 2019
  • New Products
• April 8, 2019
New products from ADJ, Chauvet Professional, City Theatrical, GLP, INFiLED, NovaStar, Obsidian Control Systems, Serapid, Unilumin and Whirlwind. To download a PDF, CLICK HERE   Read More...

A Catalog of Dreams

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Bryan Reesman •
  • April 2019
  • Inside Theater
• April 8, 2019
Reviving (and Transforming) Merrily We Roll Along, Off Broadway Despite becoming a box office bomb for its first and only Broadway run in 1981, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Merrily We Roll Along has its own special charm and has since fascinated many theatergoers and makers. The most recent off-Broadway production at Roundabout’s Laura Pels […] Read More...

Criss Angel’s MINDFREAK

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PLSN Staff •
  • April 2019
  • Production Profile
• April 8, 2019
Criss Angel has been heralded as having the most amazing production of any magician — ever. Mindfreak, the new 90-minute spectacular at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas is the most sophisticated, technologically-advanced theater show the world has ever seen, featuring more than 75 of Angel’s signature illusions, 20 of which are unseen up […] Read More...

Kelly Clarkson ‘Meaning of Life’ Tour

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • April 2019
  • Designer Insights
• April 8, 2019
PLSN caught the opening night of Kelly Clarkson’s Meaning of Life tour in northern California. The 2019 shows take place after a four-year touring break. With many Grammy wins to her name and over 25 million albums sold, Clarkson’s schedule is quite busy — not only with this tour, but as a coach on TV’s […] Read More...

The Smashing Pumpkins ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright’ Tour

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • April 2019
  • Tour Lighting
• April 8, 2019
The Smashing Pumpkins, led by frontman Billy Corgan, who formed the band over 30 years ago, hit the road with their Shiny and Oh So Bright tour in support of their album of the same name, released in Nov. 2018. The band’s musical history over that period includes a mixture of Alt-Rock, Psychedelic, Progressive, Goth, […] Read More...

Old Dominion “Make It Sweet” Tour

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Thomas S. Friedman •
  • April 2019
  • Wide Focus
• April 8, 2019
The reigning CMA and ACM “Vocal Group of the Year,” Old Dominion, launched a headlining arena tour in January with a statement-making lighting design by Travis Shirley that undoubtedly raises the country rock group into the echelon of one of this year’s must-see touring acts. In a design with big visual impact that features a […] Read More...

KAABOO Cayman Makes its Debut

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Mike Wharton •
  • April 2019
  • Festival Spotlight
• April 8, 2019
Festival Organizers Support Island Festival with Meticulous Planning; Kaaboo Texas is Next as Quality-Focused Franchise Expands Legend has it that the KAABOO Festival was named after the Mayan God of art and travel. At least that was the story being passed around back in 2015 when lighting designer Chris Lisle was contracted to light the […] Read More...

LouFest Music Festival Organizers and Logic Systems Lock Horns

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • April 2019
  • Festival Update
• April 8, 2019
The ninth annual LouFest Music Festival was set for Sept. 8-9, 2018, with a lineup of performers included Robert Plant, Modest Mouse, Kacey Musgraves and Gary Clark Jr., along with regional and local acts. But on Aug. 30, one of the largest live event vendors pulled out, citing missed deadlines for payment along with unpaid […] Read More...

Jacopo Ricci, LD for Fedez

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • April 2019
  • NextGen
• April 8, 2019
We at PLSN have to admit, that while it’s our job to bring you the latest news on the biggest productions out there, we too get tired of reading about the big-name designers. In the case of Butch Allen, he agreed when we spoke at NAMM. “I’m tired of reading about my friends, let alone […] Read More...

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