A fuller update coming soon, but first, two articles from trade magazines that really “get it”.
The first is from the November ‘05 issue of FOH, where in an interview with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang A1 Scott Sanders, some great insight into what really goes into mixing for theatre is shared (”What? It’s more than just bringing up the mic when they come onstage and turning it off when they exit?! Really?”).
Second, check out this series of articles from Keith Shuford about his transition from a concert engineer to mixing the Vegas production of Mamma Mia.
I’ll be back later in the week with some thoughts after you’ve checked these out, as well as some thoughts on the flipside of the coin, including why some theatre guys (this author included) sometimes don’t give concert engineers their due.
P.S.-For those who don’t know, Dec 25, in addition to Christmas and the start of Chanukah, also marked the one year anniversary of OFTR! Thanks for sticking with me the last year, and some one-year reflections, thoughts, updates, etc. will be coming at some point soon-ish.