Our main drape was replaced right before I got the gig as theater manager. It is a heavy synthetic, but shiny. No one likes it because of the shine and the fact that it isn't opaque. That being said...
I now have the charge of getting replacement legs, midstage and upstage travelers. I have called in two vendors for quotes in Mpls and both have been great to work with.
I asked for a good-better-best set of quotes so I can present them to the person with the cash. Unfortunately we do not have a scene shop, so our stage is our construction and painting area. Our current cotton velours are 30+ years old.
Here is a synopsis of both quotes. I also asked them to update our carriers, pulleys and rope to make them pull easier. I am looking for advice about why I shouldn't buy acrylic that doesn't shine since it is easier to care for, IFR and other reasons. Each quote at the lowest quality has exceeded my budget, but that's another story. I think I can get up to $20k with hardware if needed. Thanks for your sage advice in advance.
Vendor #1 (including labor) : all 50% full
Good 21 oz. Cotton Velour: $13,089
Better 25 oz. Cotton Velour: $13,970
Best Synthetic CRESCENT Synthetic Velour: $15,568
Track hardware Total: $5,528
Vendor #2 (including labor) : all 50% full
Good 14 oz. PLATEAU Synthetic Velour: $10.963
Better 20 oz. CRESCENT Synthetic Velour: $13,214
Best 24 oz. Charisma Synthetic Velour: $17,765
Track hardware total: $3,570
What does 50% full mean?