Pete's Big TVs Helps Donny and Marie's Toronto Shows

PetePop act Donny and Marie Osmond are taking their hot Las Vegas show to the cooler climes of Canada. Pete's Big TVs is providing equipment for the special run of high-energy “Donny & Marie Live” shows July 5-17 at the Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts in Toronto.

LD Peter Morse, who designed the duo's long-running show at The Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, designed a smaller production of the multimedia spectacular for this special two-week gig. Running the shows is Lighting Director Joseph Eddy, who directs the Flamingo shows for Morse as well.

“It's a fun show,” Morse says. “It's a scaled down version of the Vegas show, with just three trusses of lights. There's a lot of archival content projected on the video screens, and we're adding three new songs into the repertoire from the new album."

Pete's Big TVs is supplying three LED screens using Lighthouse R6 panels and the HD video production system with five cameras.

The Lighthouse R6 LED panels were chosen for several reasons, says Guy Benjamin of Pete's Big TVs. “We thought the panels would look best for this show. They have black faced LEDs, which allow for greater contrast. They are also fairly lightweight and silent.”

The two screens stage left and right are approximately 9' x 9' and the center stage screen is 16' x 9.' The screens are being fed by a Ross Vision HD production switcher, three Sony HDC1500 cameras and two robotic cameras. There is some packaged content that is played from AJA Ki Pro units.

On Pete's Big TVs crew are engineer Jody Lane and LED tech Alex Keene.

The two-week Toronto run is presented by Toronto-based Dancap Productions.

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Debi Moen, INK.

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