The entire staff of City Theatrical and their families attended the December 14th performance of the hit Broadway musical Urinetown at the Henry Miller Theatre on Broadway, and, after the show, attended a private demonstration of the City Theatrical equipment used in the production.
“Although our manufacturing staff is highly skilled in making our products, many of the staff had never actually seen them in use”, says CTI’s President, Gary Fails. “We chose Urinetown because designer Brian MacDevitt’s Tony Award-nominated lighting uses 12 of our AutoYokes®. But, even more than that, nearly every lighting fixture in the theatre utilizes one of our accessories, as do nearly all Broadway shows and touring productions. We felt it was a great way to see a wide range of our products in use on a typical Broadway show.”
After the show, Urinetown’s production electrician, Andrew Dean, and followspot operators, Eric Gulotty and Nick Irons, gave a demo of the AutoYokes and explained their use in the show, and answered questions about how City Theatrical’s accessories were used in the production.
City Theatrical, Inc. is a Bronx, NY-based lighting accessories manufacturer and winner of 19 product and business awards in the last eight years, including four 2002 LDI Awards. Products include the award winning AutoYoke®, Lightwright 3™, the EFX Plus²™, and the Aquafog 3300Ô dry ice fog machine as well as an extensive catalog of theatrical lighting accessories.