As cruise ships continue to grow in size and number, the theatres built for them do, too. Despite such changes, however, some basic rigging challenges remain. On larger ships, the theatre's fly tower is three or four decks (30' to 40') high, 20' to 30' deep, and 25' to 40' wide, typically with a mixture of scenery battens, lighting trusses (fixed or motorized), curtain tracks, and scenic roll drops. Most stages have some limited backstage or wing space, although some do have wide wings or ...

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