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22nd July, 2009

Sound of Music
After 3 years and 954 sell out performances at the London Palladium, The Sound of Music is moving from its former West End home to embark on a brand new national tour. Stage Electrics is delighted to announce it has won a contract to supply all lighting for the production which starts its run on 26 July at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. This lavish production tells the story of the Von Trapp family's flight across the mountains with its unforgettable score that includes some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage.

The new tour once again brings together Stage Electrics with the original creative and production team from the West End version including lighting design by Mark Henderson and production electrician Fraser Hall. Stage Electrics was also the lighting supplier for the original production of The Sound of Music until the show ended its West End run in February this year.

Henderson's lighting design features over 74 moving lights including Martin MAC 700's and VariLite VL1000 arc units, 60 ETC Source Fours and 2 Ivanhoe follow spots, the complete rig is controlled by a Whole Hog IPC c/w Playback Wing, identical to the system used for the West End run. Mark Henderson's previous credits include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the current production of Peter Pan at Kensington Gardens.

Mark Burnett business development manager at Stage Electrics comments: "We are over the moon to be continuing our involvement with The Sound of Music. The high profile of the West End production, particularly as a result of the television program has made the tour a very popular talking point amongst theatre goers."




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