Safety is something we take very seriously in the Production Department of the Mondavi Center. Stage work is inherently dangerous, and we always strive to remember that. Theatres are highly sophisticated buildings filled with complicated machinery and systems.
Last week the Mondavi Center welcomed Ballet Preljocaj back for their first performance in Jackson Hall since 2012, performing La Fresque. It was a different kind of dance show for the Production Department because there were some unusual technical elements. Here's a rundown of some of the equipment we used for La Fresque at the Mondavi Center by the numbers, technically.
It’s time for another test of your ability to speak “tech.” Like all professions, theatre technicians have their own language. Read on to see if you know any of the terms featured in this week's Tech Tuesday blog post!
The Mondavi Center is hiring a Master Carpenter. Read more to learn about the unique job of the Master Carpenter at the Mondavi Center. We’ll be accepting applications until March 13.
The next time you come to a concert here, see if you can spot an RE20 in the stage set-up. And watch for future posts about other specialized mics in the MC inventory.
What kind of light is small, packs a powerful punch of illumination and color---but doesn’t use any cords? One answer is the Chauvet Freedom PAR Quad-4.
Are you ready for Halloween? Have you carved a scary face on your Jack-o’-lantern to ward off evil spirits? Have you picked out a costume to fool ghosts into thinking you’re somebody else? Okay, those are just superstitions that have become part of the fun lore about Halloween. There are lots of superstitions in theatre, too. I asked members of the MC Production team to share their favorite ones with me.
It’s time for a test of your ability to speak “tech.”
Barn doors? Donuts? Top Hats? - Do you know these theater terms? Read on to learn more.