I'm working as LD on a retro show that is being presented by our venue. The show is essentially a 50's music production. Recently I've been lucky enough to acquire some new movers and other fixtures for the theater. What I'm wondering is how much of the newer stuff should I use for the show?
We're talking about music that really didn't have a light show in it's time. And the performance is intended for older people who grew up or remember those times. So I'm kind of caught between what I think we should do for lighting, and what might be a better interpretation of the era of the music.
I'd like to use as much of the lighting as possible to provide what I feel like would be a great value in a great light show to go along with the music. I'm just wondering if some of the customers would maybe rather us focus on the music (not my department) and not make it a lighting spectacle. Just to clear things up, we're not talking about 100 movers and 50 atomic strobes here. But about 8-10 movers in all.
Just wanted to see what everyone here thought about the whole thing.