During last November a new presentation of The Full Monty play was held at Venice Theatre. This time with a total of 114 intelligent units AMPRO was in charge of the lighting.
Director/Choreographer Brad Wages and Music Director Michelle Kasanofsky lead a cast combined of familiar Venice Theatre actors and some new faces, including the first crop of acting interns participating in a program sponsored by Gulf Coast Community Foundation.
Theater people were delighted with the performance of the equipment, some of which have already been installed permanently after the play.
Ryan Mueller, Lighting and Scenic designer for the Full Monty at Venice Theatre highlighted the tremendous cost and power savings while obtaining a prettier, more vivid color show that can keep up with a production of this caliber.
He was very happy with the support they got from AMPRO with any questions they had. “When I had a problem or I had a question because I was doing something wrong they immediately were able to give me the answer”.
Ryan also took the time to speak about our newest Indoor DMX LED Par, the MasterPAR. “They were fantastic! In addition to being able to produce really vivid, and saturated colors, and when you want to make an outfit pop, just kick in a little of the UV and the shirt will really bounce”.
Apart from the 20 MasterPAR units displayed for the show, other equipments used were, 10 ION 150S, 13 ION 150S RGBW, 18 ION 1510Z, 5 ION 132B, 12 ParTEC, 6 FlattriTEC, 10 SticktriTEC and 36 FlashTEC.
Nominated for a Tony for Best Musical after it opened on Broadway in 2000, The Full Monty is based on the 1997 movie of the same name which took place in England. The Broadway musical is Americanized, moving the action to Buffalo, NY. It tells the story of six steelworkers who are out of work and out of prospects. After seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a group of professional male strippers, they hatch a plan to present their own strip show at a local club. Throughout their rehearsals and preparations, trying to keep secret what they’re doing, they learn to lean on each other and depend upon the camaraderie of the group to pull it off.