Carrie Underwood is currently on a US tour with creative director Danny Teeson, visual designer Seth Jackson for Visioneering, Inc., opening video sequence design by Elizabeth O'Keefe for Technical Productions, Inc., Mike Golden for Bandit Lites, Jimmy Page for Syncrolite, lighting director Brian Jenkins, lighting programmer Nate Alves, lighting crew Allison Bubb, Billy Willingham, Paul Holst (crew chief), Syncrolite tech Josh Fenn, lasers by Howard Ungerleider for Production Design International, with tech AJ Seabeck, video by Bob Brigham for Nocturne, video director Jason Varner, video crew Chris Kemp and Zachary White, set construction and automation by Eric Pearce for SGPS, and automation by Jason Revis, and Juan Guerra…For the first time in nearly a decade, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present the most famous of all love stories — Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Performances began October 15 and continue through November 16 at the F. M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre. Creating the world of Romeo and Juliet are set designer Tobin Ost, costume designer Jennifer Moeller, lighting designer Sarah Sidman, and sound designer Greg Hennigan…The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) has appointed Tom Wojtunik as artistic director…Jeff Ravitz, partner in the design firm, Visual Terrain, Inc., and his team provided the television lighting design for Macy's Passport 2008, the 26th annual presentation of the retailer's mega fashion show extravaganza dedicated to raising awareness and research funding for the HIV/AIDS crisis…The Studio Theatre in Washington DC is presenting Grey Gardens November 12 through December 21 at the Metheny Theatre with lighting design by Michael Lincoln, sound design by Gil Thompson, set design by Russell Methany, costume design by Alex Jaeger, and projection design by Erik Tester…The Builders Association's multimedia production, Continuous City, directed by Marianne Weems, will be seen in BAM's Next Wave Festival November 18 to 22, with lighting by Jennifer Tipton, video by Peter Flaherty, sound by Dan Dobson, and sets by Stewart LaingRobert Lepage makes his Met debut as director of Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust (an opera that was only staged once at the Met in 1906-07), which opens November 7, and runs in repertory through December 4, with designs by Carl Fillion (sets), Karin Erskine (costumes) Sonoyo Nishikawa (lighting), plus Holger Foerterer and Boris Firquet (video), with projections triggered by live movement and voices. A production of Carmen, which originated at the Teatro Real in Madrid, makes its US debut in repertory at the Los Angeles Opera, November 14 to December 15, with sets by Gerardo Trotti and costumes by Jesus del Pozo…The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis presents The Pillsbury House Theatre's production of Blackbird (the 2007 Olivier winner for Best Play in London) from November 7 to 30, with sets by Joseph Stanley, lighting by Michael Wangen, sound by C. Andrew Mayer, and costumes by Heidi Hunter Batz…visual designer Mark Devlin just finished producing five videos for Def Leppard's world tour, including a new video for their just-released song “Go” from the Songs from the Sparkle Lounge album, and tour video director Jonathan Beswick used the same look for White Snake when the band toured Europe this past summer with Def Leppard, resulting in a nomination for Event Of The Year for the Marshall Classic Rock Roll Of Honor Award.