Sunday, January 17, 2010

NAED in San Diego


This week we produced the National Association of Electrical Distributors Western Region Conference in San Diego. This was the second meeting of three regional conferences this year. The meeting was at the San Diego Marriott and Marina, one of the largest hotels in San Diego and a property we've worked in many times in the past. The setting is spectacular, and the weather was a welcome relief from the cold, rainy days we've been experiencing in Nashville. It was a great week, and we're looking forward to our next show in Marco Island next month!

Here are some shots from the General Session. This is a conference of about 500 attendees from the electrical products industry, including some of the world's largest manufacturers for electrical equipment.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Scenic Shop Diversity in Foam!

Our Scenic Shop has many diverse disciplines for set and prop fabrication. Our Technical Director, Eric Cardwell, who leads our scenic shop, has the opportunity to work on some incredible set, prop and creative designs for our clients. The diversity of elements our creative teams design and create is extraordinary. One of the most interesting mediums that we use is bead foam to create 3-dimensional elements. Eric is currently leading a project to create an over-sized telephone prop, in which a young actress will be delivering her lines sitting in the hand receiver cradle. The pictures are showing our artist carving the telephone out of bead foam. You will find the pictures of this telephone coming to "life" over the next few days, culminating with the big reveal of the final piece by the end of the week.

What can Eric and our creative teams build for you?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

London Auditions 2010


Our cruise ship production team is in London this week on our annual audition trip. We are currently casting for NCL's JADE, GEM, and SPIRIT. We found some great talent, although the number of attendees was down from last year due to the treacherous weather conditions across Great Britain. Many of the trains leading into London from the north were cancelled over the past two days because of heavy snowfall. We head home tomorrow, and we're keeping our fingers crossed that we'll be able to get out. Many flights have been cancelled or are delayed. Here are some shots from the auditions...

These singers were taught a dance combination at callbacks to make sure they could handle the choreography in our shows.

This is a shot from the dancer auditions on Thursday. It was a workout for the 80 dancers who were taught several challenging combinations.

Dancers warming up before learning the first dance combination.