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london theaters sound

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london theaters sound#1
Posted: 3/22/07 at 10:48pm
A quick question for the west end. Are the performers in the west end musicals wearing mic's like they do here in the states. I am coming to the west end for the first time and I can't wait.
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re: london theaters sound#2
Posted: 3/23/07 at 4:44am
yes pretty much all of them so these days. All principles and lead ensemble will, with some general cover amplification too. x
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re: london theaters sound#2
Posted: 3/23/07 at 11:14am
Apparently not for Les Mis', or they should change the system !
Sarah bernhardt to a fellow actress: "Have you got stage fright, dear?" "No," the young lady aswered astonished. "Don't worry, it will come along with talent!"
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re: london theaters sound#3
Posted: 3/23/07 at 1:58pm
Principles and one liners wear mics on "les mis" but ensemble don't
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re: london theaters sound#4
Posted: 3/24/07 at 9:06am
Mics were not on saturday 20th of January 2007 ! That'a for sure, or the theatre acoustics is crap !
Sarah bernhardt to a fellow actress: "Have you got stage fright, dear?" "No," the young lady aswered astonished. "Don't worry, it will come along with talent!"
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re: london theaters sound#5
Posted: 3/24/07 at 10:53am
What a weird thread! Of course they do!

With regards to Les Miz, though that used to be the case, it hasnt been for about a decade.

Every musical in the west end will have every cast member wearing a wireless mic. Most leads will wear two, one main and a back-up.

Sound Technology in theatre is constantly evolving, and wireless mics are universal in professional musical theatre, apart from the very unusual exception to the rule.

Even Little Shop Of Horrors when it was at the Menier had 12 wireless mics on the show- everyone had one, and seymour and audrey had two.

have a search on here for some interesting info- www.lsionline.co.uk



Updated On: 3/24/07 at 10:53 AM