Huntington Beach, CA (January 21, 2005)–Sound Advice will be providing sound for the national tour of the Peter Pan stage adaptation. Starring Tony Award nominee and two-time Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby in her farewell performance, the tour commemorates the 100th anniversary of the James M. Barrie tale, and is being staged in numerous week-long productions across the U.S. Sound Advice LLC president Julie Ferrin, the sound designer on the current tour, chose a JBL VerTec line array system for the production.
The setup contains 16 VerTec VT4888 midsize line array speakers, two full-size VT4880 subwoofers, JBL Marquis Series front-fill and onstage monitors, and Crown I-Tech power amplifiers. “We are in a new venue every week and I need a system that is going to be flexible and deliver the sound that I need,” Ferrin said. “One week we were challenged with a venue with no rigging points, so we had to ground stack the rig. I was excited to see how it would work, and it was great. The coverage was good and the crew had it together in record time!”
With plans to tour nationally through July 2005, Ferrin’s hectic schedule calls for quick setup and breakdown of the staging equipment. “We typically have eight hours to load in and we open the show on the same day,” Ferrin said. “Having a VerTec system makes that possible. This rig is so easy to assemble. We are flying eight per side and we are consistently getting the arrays in the air in less than an hour. Even the local stagehand crews are excited to be working with them.”
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