Newsletter: March 15, 2017

Joe Huppert began his career as a piano player, working in clubs in France, Germany and the US as well as touring and recording with rock bands. Two musicals followed, The Angles of Angst and The Eight Hours, which were produced in Chicago and Scotland before he settled in the former to become a music director for The Second City. While ...
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A lifelong musician with a degree in voice, Shannon Marie O’Neill found sound design and composition somewhat by accident; a director introduced her to the company as the sound designer on a show she believed she was assistant directing! Favorite projects include collaborating with fight choreographer Paul Dennhardt to create live sound effects within the fights in the Illinois Shakespeare ...
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By Jane Shaw |
Scott Lehrer’s work as a sound designer and engineer/producer can be heard in a variety of media, from Broadway plays and musicals to CDs, TV documentaries, radio dramas, film soundtracks and museum installations. His numerous Broadway credits include the upcoming Hello Dolly, Honeymoon in Vegas, The King and IJoe Turner’s Come and Gone, Chaplin, The Front Page, Shuffle AlongDeath of ...
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When a rock star does theatre, it usually means a side project or a new direction for a well-established recording artist: Sting or Cyndi Lauper trying their hand at Broadway songwriting, Pete Townshend or Billie Joe Armstrong staging concept albums, Sebastian Bach going into Jekyll & Hyde. But what if the theatre bred and fed its own rock stars? What if we ...
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by Howard Kaufman As you may be aware, the FCC is in the process of concluding yet another spectrum auction that will have a profound effect on the operation of wireless microphones across the USA.  After the imminent completion of the auction there will be a gradual changeover of a good portion of the 600MHz frequency band.  This spectrum will be ...
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By John Gromada |
by John Gromada Third Party Music. We all use it; it’s part of what we do as sound designers (and composers)! How we apply music in theatrical productions is an important part of the art of sound design. Many questions have arisen recently on our Facebook page, so I thought it might be helpful to outline for people how some of us who ...
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The Off-Broadway League and United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE have announced that they have negotiated an inaugural contract for the first ever Agreement for Off-Broadway Designers. The historic deal was reached amicably, after negotiations concluded early morning on Saturday, March 4th (ironically on the birthday of the Off-Broadway League which was founded on March 4, 1959). Upon ratification, ...
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By Victoria Deiorio |
The Outer Critics Circle has announced the addition of two new categories in its 2017 Awards slate: Outstanding Sound Design and Outstanding Orchestrations. “The Executive Committee met recently and voted to include these two additional categories moving forward to recognize and celebrate high quality work in these fields which contribute to the success of so many productions,” said Outer Critics Circle ...
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