I was wondering if I could get some insight into monitor placement. My normal setup at the theater I work at is to put one center monitor downstage, and then a L and R on either. The L/R monitors are in the alcoves, pointing diagonally across the stage towards the upstage wall. The biggest problem I have is that the theater was originally designed for Opera, and so it unfortunately has excellent acoustics. The entire back wall is designed so that any sound hitting it is amplified and thrown right back in to the house. This means that my monitor mix is also thrown right back into the house. I try pointing the L/R monitors as much into the wings as possible to minimize reflections, but then the people upstage have trouble hearing. I've thought about hanging speakers from above and pointing them down at the deck, has anyone tried this? I also never give anyone with an omni body mic any of their own mic in the monitors because the potential for feedback is way too high. Is this the norm? I have enough trouble with feedback as is when they are on the thrust since this puts them almost in front of the FOH speakers.