The Stratford Festival’s new 600-seat TomPatterson Theatre opened on May 10, 2022,two years late due to the pandemic, but well worth the wait. Replacing the original Tom Patterson Theatre that had been housed on the same site in a converted century old curling arena with few amenities, th enew theatre is a glorious embodiment of its namesake’s vision and legacy. The thrust stage is stretched to almost 50 by 20 ft., making it the largest such stage in the country, if not the world, ideal for staging the grand battle scenes in Shakespeare’s more violent histories.Get It Now!
Mickey Curbishley, who’s been Solotech’s president of live production in the U.S. and U.K. since 2018, dishes on his life in the touring industry, growing up surrounded by rock stars, his early years as a tech, and rise in the live productions industry. He also opens up about the industry’s supply chain and labour issues, the challenges of making tours more environmentally friendly, tech trends, and more.
Three accomplished mastering engineers —Reuben Ghose, Mariana Hutten, and Michael Romanowski — explain what mastering is and how it works, opening up about their workflows, preferences, gear, and a couple other pressing issues that affect their corner of the recording industry.
There is really no other theatrical production like La Fabuleuse Histoire d’un Royaume (TheFabulous Story of a Kingdom), which takes places each year in a 2,300-seat venue in Saguenay, QC. This historical production tells the creation and evolution of the Saguenay Lac-St-Jean region in Quebec, beginning with the arrival of Jacques Cartier. It’s a mammoth production with more than 150volunteer actors that goes all-out to wow the audience. As such, for its 2022 edition, they have upgraded once again with a new immersive audio system.
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