Toronto (May 31, 2006)–The annual CBC Comedy Festival took over Winnipeg’s Pantages Playhouse Theatre in April, bringing laughs to the 922 seats in the orchestra, 467 in the balcony and another 86 in balcony boxes. The original house sound installations made up of mostly Bose Acousticmass speakers, which were replaced with Adamson Y-Axis line speakers for the duration of the event.
The Pantages Playhouse Theatre in Winnipeg sported an Adamson Y-Axis system during the recent CBC Comedy Festival.The week long installation was provided by Audio Works Productions based in Winnipeg. The set up and rehearsals took three days during which FOH sound engineer Lyle Dick was looking for “clarity and off axis rejection” which he stated are the most important qualities to concentrate in spoken word. Dick added, “The Adamson Y-Axis system is perfect for it and that is why I used it for years for all the film premieres in Hollywood.” The complete production provided by Audio Works included 16 Adamson Y10s, powered by Crown amplifiers and BSS Soundweb processing; Dick mixed the shows on a Digidesign Venue Console.
The main draw was Saturday night, where Canada’s very own “tell it like it is” TV personality George Stroumboulopoulos played host to comedians such as Alan Park, Lawrence Morgenstern and David Rakoff. Each night, a handful of comedians took the stage in front of a live audience and rolling TV cameras. The event was recently aired on CBC across the country.
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