The July 2019 Digital Edition

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Articles from the July 2019 Issue

Who Ya Looking For?

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Editor's Note
  • July 2019
• July 14, 2019
A couple months ago, the publisher of this magazine (my boss) Terry Lowe rang me up to make a special announcement. “I want to get into the business of helping people in our industry in filling jobs. I believe there are companies out there who are on the verge of employing headhunters to find people […] Read More...

LD Joshua Schultz with Violent Femmes

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Debi Moen •
  • July 2019
  • On the Road
• July 14, 2019
THE DESIGN: “We were not carrying any production or a ground package – just myself and a console — and house rigs differed daily from all moving lights or a PAR rig. Plus the ‘no haze’ challenge pushed me to learn how to paint the room, so to speak, as no one could see beams […] Read More...

Keeping Pace with the Changes in ‘Tootsie’

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Bryan Reesman •
  • Inside Theater
  • July 2019
• July 14, 2019
Propelled by Robert Horn’s witty writing and Santino Fontana’s superlative lead performance (both of which were honored with Tony Awards last month), the revamped musical version of the beloved ‘80s comedy film Tootsie has become a bona fide hit. ‡‡         Ever-Shifting Scenery Actor Michael Dorsey’s Broadway career is dead in the water until he shows […] Read More...

Lady Gaga’s ‘Enigma/Jazz & Piano’

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • July 2019
  • Rockin' the Residency
• July 12, 2019
Two Separate Shows in Las Vegas Lady Gaga’s Las Vegas residency at the Park Theater at Park MGM brings together two separate and unique shows. The Enigma show is a full throttle pop/future theatrical set, with Gaga starting the show by descending from the rafters in a mirrorball outfit playing a keytar, delighting all her […] Read More...

Billie Eilish

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • Designer Insights
  • July 2019
• July 12, 2019
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? World Tour Seventeen-year-old singer-songwriter Billie Eilish is touring in support of her March 29 debut album release, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, appearing to sell out everywhere she plays immediately. RIAA has her selling seven gold and two platinum singles. Joining Billie […] Read More...

Mark Hogue

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Mike Wharton •
  • July 2019
  • PLSN Interview
• July 12, 2019
Production Manager Grabs the Highlights of Life Mark Hogue pinpoints 1973 as the beginning of his career in live concert production. Forty-six years later, he is one of maybe 100 people still doing what he does for as long as he has. His long and winding path has landed him contracts both as a production […] Read More...

The Historic Beale Street Music Festival

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Jim Hutchison •
  • Festival Spotlight
  • July 2019
• July 12, 2019
Performance Lighting Chicago Delivers the Goods for the Annual Event Since the first Beale Street Music Festival at the corner of Beale and Third in Memphis in 1977, the iconic music festival sets records — artists from across the globe gather to put down mind-blowing performances; world class pit masters gather to throw their barbecue […] Read More...

WrestleMania 35

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PLSN Staff •
  • July 2019
  • Wide Angle
• July 12, 2019
WrestleMania 35 took place on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. A total 82,265 people representing all 50 states and 68 countries attended — the third highest turnout in the history of this event. Every year the spectacle is a visual splendor. We were fortunate enough to come across […] Read More...

Derek Hough Live!

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • July 2019
  • Wide Focus
• July 12, 2019
Latin and ballroom dancer, choreographer, actor, singer and musician Derek Hough, who rose to fame as a pro dancer on TV’s Dancing With The Stars — and whose dance partners were crowned winners for a record six seasons — has drawn big crowds to the live stage as well by teaming up with his sister […] Read More...

Alegria

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Michael S. Eddy •
  • July 2019
  • Theater Production
• July 12, 2019
LD Mikki Kunttu Ensures the Classic Shines in a Truly New Light Not many shows can boast the global reach that Cirque du Soleil’s iconic Alegría has had since premiering 25 years ago. First presented in 1994, Alegría debuted in Montreal’s Old Port before embarking on tour for 15 years under the Big Top and […] Read More...

“All My Sons” On Broadway

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Randi Minetor •
  • Focus on Theater
  • July 2019
• July 12, 2019
What’s more important: people or profit? This is the question at the heart of Arthur Miller’s enduring classic, All My Sons, and the play’s message is every bit as timely now as it was when it first opened on Broadway in 1947. Revived in 2019 in a powerhouse production with Tracy Letts, Annette Bening and […] Read More...

DJ Brondo’s Bass Jungle

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Mike Wharton •
  • July 2019
  • Staging Design
• July 12, 2019
Rythm EFX Transforms Denver’s Summit Music Hall with Foliage, Visuals Over the past decade, the creative design scene in and around Denver, CO has become well known regionally and nationally for its mark on the live event production. Twelve years ago, Zack Klassen and Kayzha Shepard founded Rythm EFX with an impact that was immediately […] Read More...

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