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CARL CASELLA (1957 - 2014)
Carl began his career with Sound Associates in 1999 as a video consultant for the renovation of the Mystic Deep Sea Aquarium. He eventually moved from ColorTone where he was a design engineer to Sound Associates in 2001. With his recording studio background he merged seamlessly into the world of performing arts sound system design. He was instrumental in the updating of Sound Designers Studio, a specialty recording studio owned and operated by Sound Associates and located on the main floor of the NYC headquarters on West 45th Street. Carl was instantly a treasure for the Sound Design Team as he shared his multi-discipline knowledge beginning in 2002 with the production of Mr. Goldwyn starring Alan King at the Promenade Theatre. He was welcomed into I.A.T.S.E. Local One in January 2006. He was large in stature, kind and gracious in demeanor and keenly intelligent. He will be sorely missed.
Producer Nelle Nugent and Foxboro Productions have found another simple but successful way to entertain a Broadway audience. Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy star in this revival of A.R. Gurney's play at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. In weeks to come, these stars will be replaced by others including Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Stacy Keach, and Dianna Rigg, to name a few, keeping Sound Designer Scott Lehrer very busy programming the Yamaha DM1000 for each pair of performers.
ON THE TOWN
The Bronx is up and the Battery's down! And the Lyric Theatre, re-named after Spider-Man's exit, is hosting the three on-the-prowl sailors visiting New York City in the Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Leonard Bernstein musical revival. With the "original orchestrations" performed by a 28 piece orchestra, Sound Designer Kai Harada literally has his hands full in the 1800 seat theatre and selected a new Stagetec Aurus Audio Console for A1 Patrick Pummill to control the Sennheiser Wireless package, mixed expertly into the array of Meyer and d&b loudspeakers.
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Transferring all of its hype from the West End to the Barrymore Theatre this latest blockbuster arrival is likely to cause a traffic jam on 47th St. Ian Dickinson of London based Autograph Sound selected a Digico DC-9 Audio Console for A1 Beth Berkeley to mix her magic on the stage journey of a lifetime. With Alan Sutton's original music accompanying Finn Ross's video design including a Catalyst V4 Media Server controlling 9 Panasonic PTD-SK12KU projectors, the journey that will change the life of the exceptionally intelligent Christopher, makes it American Premier October 5th.
HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
Switching from the Brooks Atkinson to the New Nederlander Theatre gives the musical 200 additional seats to fill. It also gives Sound Designers Scott Lehrer and Drew Levy a little more work making sure the patrons in those additional seats don't miss a word. Controlling the Digico SD-7 Console and the Timax II 48x48 Sound Hub along with a gaggle of Sennheiser wireless and d&b loudspeakers will keep A1 Kurt Fischer on his toes for hopefully a long run. Video equipment designed and programmed by Ian Crawford includes dual-redundant Q-lab V.3 Media Servers and 143 InfaLED 6mil Black Face Led Panels. Times Square moves to the New Nederlander.
THE LAST SHIP
Tony Award winning Sound Designer Brian Ronan is putting his imprimatur on Sting's new Musical at the Neil Simon Theatre. This much anticipated NY Premier had its try-out in Chicago where A1 Mike Farfalla organized the huge sound package of Sennheiser Wireless Microphones, Digico SD7 and SD10 consoles with DV-Dosc and KARA Line Arrays. Video Designers Christopher Akerlind and David Bengali bring an entire English shipyard to life with their video concept powered by a Watchout V-5 system controlling 195 infaLED 6mil black face Led Panels and Panasonic PTD-Z-21KU and Panasonic PTD-Z-8700 Projectors.
A DELICATE BALANCE
Always a busy street, 45th between 8th Ave. and Broadway will be packed with gawkers for a few months trying to get a glimpse of Glenn Close and John Lithgow starring in Edward Albee's famous play. Sound Designer Scott Lehrer, one of Broadway's busiest designers, teams up with A1 Marc Salzberg, on leave from the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center, to make the home of Agnes and Tobias come alive as they welcome family and friends for a weekend. Scott chose a Yamaha DM-1000 to delicately balance the d&b amplifiers and loudspeakers
Storming the walls of the Imperial Theatre, the feverish patrons are clamoring for
tickets to the revised production of Cameron McIntosh's Les Miserables. The national
tour and Toronto engagement have provided the hype for its triumphant return to
Broadway. Sound Associates continues to provide Sound Designer Mick Potter with the
newest and best digital consoles from Digico, the best performing speaker systems
from Meyer Sound and d&b Audiotechnik. The 40+ channels of Sennheiser 5212/3732
wireless microphone systems are expertly mixed by A1 George Huckins. Welcome Back
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
When there are 8 various relatives between you and an inheritance, sing about it!
That, and knock them off one by one. In the new musical fresh from the Old Globe
in San Diego, and Hartford Stage, Sound Designer Dan Moses Shrier teams with veteran
Broadway Mixer David Gotwald, for love, murder and hijinks. All that stands between
them and actor Jefferson Mayes is a D&B speaker system, a Studer Vista 5, and
Sennhieser SK-5212s! What will happen next?
MATILDA, THE MUSICAL
Sound Designer Simon Baker with assistant Tony Smolinski have assembled a first
class sound system for this heralded arrival in the Shubert Theatre. Coupling
Digico SD7 and SD8 consoles, this West End import sound system of Meyer Melodies
, d&b T10's, E0's, and Martin Effect 3R surround boxes, will be under the
capable hands of A1 Ty Lackey. The video package designed by Laura Frank uses
Christie Digital 10K projectors, and powerhouse Catalyst servers.