Stage Technologies has supplied the automation control equipment for the West End production Sinatra at the London Palladium.

This new production mixes live performance with audio, video and automation to create a multimedia show that uses previously unseen footage of the legendary Frank Sinatra. Accompanied on stage by dancers, singers and an energetic 24-piece live band, Sinatra’s image is projected onto multiple moving screens and other white surfaces.

Stage Technologies’ rental department has supplied equipment to automate a large number of moving scenic elements in this show. These include moving projection screens, an aircraft wing that lowers onto the stage to become a platform for the dancers, a microphone stand and classic jukebox that appears through a stage trap and a large stage truck that moves downstage carrying the live performing band, bringing the action closer to the audience during Frank’s classic numbers.

The show uses a total of 20 BigTow winches and a mixture of MaxisMX and MaxisID systems, controlled from an Acrobat console. The Stage Technologies’ equipment provides precise positioning data, in real-time, to the projectors allowing the image to follow the screens as they track around the stage. Training and support was also provided during the busy production period for the show's automation operators.