Sound designers have a bad rap. Most are notorious for taking up far too much audience real estate with their equipment. They force producers to remove revenue-producing seats, and prompt such audience comments as "Look, honey! It looks just like one of those things in an airplane!"
Not designer Francois Bergeron, who just finished a sound design for South Coast Repertory Theatre's new musical, The Education of Randy Newman, in Costa Mesa, CA. The production is a semi-autobiographical