The September 2019 Digital Edition

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Articles from the September 2019 Issue

A Bumper Crop of Praiseworthy Projects

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Editor's Note
  • September 2019
• September 10, 2019
Ah, it’s September. Some things can always be counted on this month. The kids are in school, the summer shed tours are winding down, we’re all cooling off a little bit and the PLSN House of Worship highlighted issue hits the coffee tables. ‡‡         House of Worship Focus Once again, we’re proud to have found […] Read More...

LD Peter L. Spadaro III and Citizen Cope

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Debi Moen •
  • On the Road
  • September 2019
• September 10, 2019
THE DESIGN: “Simplicity. I take the ‘less is more’ approach when designing and lighting Citizen Cope, to enhance the story of what Clarence (Cope) is telling on stage. Even though my show is one giant punt page, I like to keep everything consistent from show to show.” BACKSTORY HOME BASE: Nyack, NY INDUSTRY YEARS: Five […] Read More...

Rhapsody in Red

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Bryan Reesman •
  • Inside Theater
  • September 2019
• September 10, 2019
For Moulin Rouge, Scenic Designer Derek McLane Draws Inspiration from Famous Cabaret in Paris Broadway musicals seek to take audiences into another world. With Moulin Rouge, Tony Award-winning scenic designer Derek McLane has gone one step further and plunged audiences at the Hirschfeld Theatre into his version of that famed French venue. The milieu of […] Read More...

Shawn Mendes, The Tour

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • Production Profile
  • September 2019
• September 10, 2019
Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, who has attained three #1 albums, numerous #1 singles, and many honors including Juno Awards, American Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards and iHeartRadio MMVA’s, is out on a world trek simply titled “Shawn Mendes: The Tour,” now packing arenas around the world. We talked with some of the creative production […] Read More...

Jesus, Live on Stage

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Randi Minetor •
  • Production Profile
  • September 2019
• September 10, 2019
Sight & Sound Theatres Brings Scripture to Life Ah, the pastoral landscape of Lancaster, PA. Long known as Pennsylvania Dutch Country, this county of expansive emerald hills, rod-straight hedgerows, barns painted with hex signs and quiet Amish farms provides an idyllic getaway from the daily mayhem of nearby New York City and Philadelphia. More than […] Read More...

Thomas Rhett’s “Very Hot Summer” Tour

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • September 2019
  • Wide Focus
• September 10, 2019
Thomas Rhett hit the road this summer in support of his fourth studio album, Center Point Road, for his “Very Hot Summer Tour.” With 13 number-one hits in his repertoire, the artist had no problem filling arenas all over North America. We caught up with Fireplay’s Nick Whitehouse, Kelly Sticksel and Brian Vaughan to chat […] Read More...

Paul McCartney “Freshen Up” Tour

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • September 2019
  • Wide Focus
• September 10, 2019
We caught Paul McCartney’s second-to-last date of his recently completed “Freshen Up” tour, with 39 shows performed in North America, Japan, Europe, South America and back in the U.S. and Canada from last fall through mid-July. For this latest trek, LeRoy Bennett once again worked with Sir Paul McCartney as his lighting and set designer. […] Read More...

International Pathfinder Camporee

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Jim Hutchison •
  • Focus on Festivals
  • September 2019
• September 10, 2019
Christian Worship on a Festival-Sized Scale Summer is festival season — every kind of festival you can imagine, from Bonnaroo in Tennessee to Lollapalooza in Chicago, a wide array of festivals are flourishing during the warmer months, with people celebrating different genres of music or, quite often in agricultural communities, the harvest of the regions’ […] Read More...

San Holo at Red Rocks

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Mike Wharton •
  • Event Lighting
  • September 2019
• September 10, 2019
David Singleton is the man behind Production Collective, a creative “front” under whose guise he provides lighting design, production and video design, tour management, production management and more. Comprised primarily of production creatives, the young company has been established for just six years, working with clients all over the world. The beginning of this year […] Read More...

Choreographed Light

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Randi Minetor •
  • Ballet Lighting
  • September 2019
• September 10, 2019
Brandon Stirling Baker Designs Lighting for Top Ballet Companies Brandon Stirling Baker got what he thought was his dream job early in his career — the opportunity to serve as an associate lighting designer on Broadway. The dream, however, quickly faded when reality set in. “I didn’t feel like I had a home there and […] Read More...

FishHawk Fellowship Church

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Mike Wharton •
  • Installations
  • September 2019
• September 10, 2019
Morris Integration Helps Church Light New “Gymatorium” – While Staying Debt-Free FishHawk Fellowship Church in the Tampa suburb of Lithia, FL has seen a steady influx of new members over the last 15 years, growing from an average of 158 weekly attendees to 2,000-plus. At the heart of this dynamic church’s expansion has been its […] Read More...

St. Malachy Catholic Church

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Bobby Boyer •
  • Installations
  • September 2019
• September 10, 2019
Detroit-Area Church Successfully Blends Liturgy and Light Steeped in tradition, the vast majority of Catholic churches have avoided the color-mixing theatrical and entertainment lighting that have become a familiar part of services at many Protestant houses of worship. In October 2017, St. Malachy Catholic Church in Sterling Heights, MI, a suburb of Detroit, decided it […] Read More...
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