Held in Branson, MO on August 7th and 8th, the 11th annual Theatreworks Summer Showcase drew customers from a wide area including St. Louis, Kansas City, Tulsa, Southern Arkansas, Florida, and Washington state.
The two-day event consisted of product demonstrations, door prizes, food, and fun. Midwest design veteran Darrell Dahms won the grand prize drawing, a half-ounce gold commemorative coin from the 1984 Olympics.
Attending vendors were LeMaitre, High End Systems, Great American Market (GAM), City Theatrical, Rosco, Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC), Omni Lighting , Clay Paky, Coemar, Compulite, Altman Stage Lighting, Philips Lighting, and Osram Sylvania Lighting.
High End Systems stayed an extra day and hosted a Hog iPC programming class on Wednesday, August 9. Eight individuals from churches, schools, theatres, and independent programmers attended the class. The class was presented by HES regional rep Jeff Washburn and programmer Joe Haller.
Also in conjunction with Summer Showcase 2006, the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) threw a mixer at the Candlestick Inn, to generate interest in TEA membership with a goal towards starting a Branson chapter.