Chauvet Professional for the Wizard of Oz Musical

Posted on Friday, July 8th, 2016

ww2 Not even the Wicked Witch of the West could scare away the crowds at the recent season of the Wizard of Oz, staged at Thomas Hassall Anglican College in Middleton Grange.

Over the course of two weeks in April and May, the Thomas Hassall Anglican College hosted the Wizard of Oz stage production. Over this time period, the CHAUVET Professional rig worked seamlessly and flawlessly for the College and its performers, right through from the period of rehearsals up until the actual show. The show consisted of many students from Years 3-11, both cast and crew, displaying their varying talents to deliver great performances benefiting of the famous source material in front of up to 2000 guests. This included the last perfww3ormance which was a sellout.

The play was the College’s sixth musical production and it comprised of the complete CHAUVET Professional rig sold by Showtime Productions. Some of the key fixtures used for the show included 12 Rogue R1 Spots, 24 x COLORdash Par-Hex 12’s, 24 x COLORdash Batten- Hex 8’s and 2 x Vesuvio RGBA’s.

Production designer Michael Clisdell along with Peter Ford with LX operator Dale Edginton, was thoroughly impressed with how well the R1 Spot performed throughout the show, ‘The Chauvet Rogue 1 Spot was the star of the show,’ said Dale. The RI fixture ticked all the boxes, output, stunning rotating aerial effects and reliability, which worked a treat for the live crowd.

In addition the COLORdash fixtures were able to deliver deep saturated ww1colours for the performances. The Vesuvio RGBA’s also provided illuminated fog effects to add to the dynamic of the show.

Together these CHAUVET Professional fixtures sold by Showtime Productions allowed The Wizard of Oz Musical to be a colourful and bright presentation in combination with the talented students to bring the iconic movie to life on stage. “We are just thrilled with the show” added Mr Whelan, “I am very proud of our whole College Community and especially our wonderful students”.