BA Musical Theatre Showcase 17

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BAMT Showcase

The BA MT showcase is an anual event with two shows held in Glasgow before the core creative/production team travel to london to stage a performance in the Novello theatre in londons west end, Home to Mama Mia.

Production Team - Glasgow

  • Director - Michael Howell
  • Choreographer - Ej Boyle
  • Arrangements - Gavin Whitworth
  • DSM- Sam Burt
  • Lighting Designer - Grant Anderson
  • Sound No. 1 Jamie Ford
  • Sound No.2 Andrew Jackson

Production Team - London

  • Restaging - Andrew Panton
  • Reblocking - Darragh o'leary
  • Lighting - Grant Anderson
  • SM - Sam Burt
  • Mama Mia Head Of Sound - Gareth Sizler
  • Mama Mia Sound No.2 - Mat Williams
  • Sound No. 1 - Jamie Ford

Sound

This was my second year mixing the Ba Musical theatre showcase. So i was in the fortunate position to be able to look at the production with a level of hindsight.

I made the decision to cut the boundary mics along the front edge of the stage as I had not used them the previous year, these were left over from the years before the cast were individually micd

I also limited the band to 15 inputs as this was all the Novello could offer us, for the same reason the band were limited to 3 monitor mixes.

Glasgow

In Glasgow the show was mixed on a DiGiCo SD10 inputs were from A DiGiCo SD Rack and Outputs were from the SD Rack and System outputs were provided by a DiGiCo SD Nano Rack in the orchestra pit, using the analogue tie-lines to output to the Ath sound system


The show was mixed in the standard musical theatre format of Recalled VCA’s, tiered via midi by Qlab allowing the fairly large input count to be controlled on 12 faders. There was 75 cues across the one hour 15 minute show.

London

In Glasgow the show was mixed on the In-house DiGiCo SD7

The show was mixed in the standard musical theatre format of Recalled VCA’s, tiered via midi by Qlab allowing the fairly large input count to be controlled on 12 faders. There was 75 cues across the one hour 15 minute show. (these cues were sent in advance to London and programmed by the mama mia sound team in advance of the production day.