Seeing Fosse's Beat

Problem: For the Broadway production of Fosse, sound designer Jonathan Deans needed to get the dancer/singers, pit musicians, and onstage musicians on the same page tempo-wise.

Solution: Deans created Viz-Tones, a series of small boxes (2" long, 1/2" wide, and 1/2" deep) with two flashing LED lights, one red (for the backbeat) and one green (for the count), designed to enable the performers to visually see the beats from the orchestra.

Deans explains: "For 'Sing, Sing, Sing,'

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