I am working in a 350 seat theatre, that is going to be undergoing some reno's in the summer 0f 2010. I will have some money to buy some items that can (according to one board member) give the tech some "wow" factor. I havent been given a budget, Ive just been told to come with some recommendations.
We are primarily a rental house, we only have 1 production that the theatre is responsible for producing, and that is the attached high schools' spring production. I generally run the tech for their winter rock school concert. We are going to be bringing in some third party productions from the local theatre scene fall 2010 and beyond.
Board: ETC Express 48/96
Dimmers: Strand CD80 1.2kw Total of 192 Dimmer Channels
Fixtures: Almost exclusivly S4's with 10 Frenels and a Cyc Light Bar
So What I have been thinking about were these:
Seachanger or Color Scrollers
I dont think that movers would be a good investment. We really dont have that type of clientele, but i know we might be able to start attracting them.
A newer model board is in the works too, this console has been in the building since the theatre was built, and it is starting to show its age, and more recently the high school has been allowed to use the theatre with out either my supervision, or the manager around, so knobs are missing, my house patch disks have been over written etc...
Any other suggestions?