Opening night at LVHS is a wonderful mess of nervous actors and fast acting techs (who have learned how control everything that can poss go wrong....) Well... Chinese Wall through ALL of us for a loop. We have a pipe which hangs above the house holding only 6 lamps. But these six lamps are the only ones which give any front light due to an after thought extention on our main stage after the school was built. Our first full cue went well and at the second cue, a fade to a soft spot also went well. The third though (about 5 min into the show) didnt work. 2 out of the six lamps on our house pipe went out and no matter what we tried would not come back on. The actors were told to just try and work in the light that they had as we couldnt do anything since our house pipe was almost 40 feet above the ground. After that show we checked and replaced all bulbs, cleaned and fixed everything we could. Finnaly they worked again.... Second night opens first two cues go perfectly. Third then blows 4 lamps. Turns out that our board and dimmers were all kinds of screwed up and miswired and every fade we did blew more of our main box each time. After that nightmare we some how convinced our school board to replace everything and get things up to code before we burned down the school... It was a trip I will never forget... atleast we figured out how to get the school board to get us what we need.