Pete’s Big TVs supplied Lighthouse R6-B LED video panels, computers with a Dataton Watchout system, and cameras. The same equipment will be transported to South Africa in April 2013 for its run there.
Since 2006, Pete’s Big TVs has been supplying equipment to the national touring shows of the popular Broadway hit musical, including its current residences in Las Vegas and overseas in London, UK.
Pete’s Big TVs President Peter Daniel was on hand in Singapore for preproduction and to help train a technician to run the video equipment.
“The production is virtually identical to all the Jersey Boys shows,” Daniel said. However, for this Singapore show, Pete’s Big TVs has updated the specified video equipment.
The musical tells the story of Franki Valli & The Four Seasons musical group - their rise from poverty to becoming one of the most popular singing groups in history. Video screens make up a major part of the production in the telling of the tale on stage.
The video setup features three screens, all comprised of the new Lighthouse R6-B Black Face 6mm indoor LED panels. The panels were chosen for their high resolution for close viewing in the theatre. It offers a better contrast level, allowing for detailed content or dark colors to be shown at full effect. The LED panels are lightweight and are easily installed and integrated, said Daniel.
All the panels are the same height. The left and right screens are 4 panels high by 3 panels wide, while the middle screen is wider at 4 panels high by 7 panels wide.
Daniel said that the updated screens got great response from the production team. Michael Clark, projection designer, and programmer Paul Vershbow raved about the Lighthouse video panels, saying they were “absolutely gorgeous.”
The content - the same in every show - includes a mix of graphics, scenic photographic landscapes and signage to enhance the storyline. It is fed through a Dataton Watchout system.
Watchout allows multiple video content channels to be combined together into a single timeline. It also allowed the video team to synchronize the pre-recorded video with the live camera feeds for the IMAG content.
Peter Daniel said, “It’s been a pleasure to work with the Jersey Boys production over the years. As they continue to entertain in new markets around the world, we will continue to supply them with the newest, most visually-enhancing equipment that we can for a successful run of performances.”
Credits: Jersey Boys is presented by Dodger Theatricals, Base Entertainment, Showtime Management, Joseph J. Grano Tamara and Kevin Kinsella Pelican Group in association with Latitude Link Rick Steiner.
Jersey Boys is written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo with music direction, vocal arrangements and incidental music by Ron Melrose. The production design team is Klara Zieglerova, Scenic Designer; Jess Goldstein, Costume Designer; Howell Binkley, Lighting Designer and Michael Clark, Projection Designer.
PHOTO cutline: Graphics displayed on the LED screens during the “Walk Like A Man” segment of “Jersey Boys.” Photo by Joan Marcus.
Pete’s Big TVs/Performance Video of New Castle, Delaware, provides the newest technology in LED video screens, projection and full video production for concert, entertainment and corporate events worldwide since 1987. For current news, photos and updates on projects in action, visit the company on Facebook at www.facebook.com/videoequipmentrental or call 1-800-999-0010.