Last night I attened an unnamed comedy at an unnamed high school. The show was great, but the sound was less than stellar. There weren't many characters and all of them had lavs. They were very well hidden and you couldn't see them unless you were really looking. The thing that bugged me the whole time was the comb filtering, less than stellar EQ, and the occasional mechanical noise. Watching the FOH engineer, it was obvious that the actors turned their beltpacks off once they exited the stage. The voices sounded very unnatural. For the most part, it sounded like there needed to be a cut around 800. Line by line mixing would have been helpful as well. Moral of the story: 1. Take advantage of on board parametric (of sweepable if you prefer, since it isn't truly parametric in most of the consoles we work with) EQ to get the most natural sound of the actors voice you can possibly get. 2. Mix line by line. Sometimes a script is helpful. 3. Make sure lavs are secured well so they don't make mechanical noise. 4. Do not allow actors to turn their beltpacks off until the end of the show. (I like the Shure SLX transmitter because I can lock it.) No offense to any fellow sound humans, I strive to give the world the best sound I can in any way possible. We facilitate the transmission of energy from the stage to the audience and doing it effectivly takes practice and dedication.