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J. R. Clancy to provide automated rigging for Moore High School Performing Arts Center

When Moore High School in Moore, Okla., opens its new $11.5 million performing arts center, the easy-to-use automated rigging above the stage will come from J.R. Clancy, Inc., the nation's largest and most comprehensive rigging company.

Working with theatrical rigging dealer Beck Studios, J. R. Clancy will provide 25 PowerLift variable-speed automated hoists, each with a 1200-pound capacity.

Three more PowerLift hoists with the capacity to lift 2,000 pounds each will be used for the electrics battens, running at 24 feet per minute.

In addition to the automated rigging, J. R. Clancy will provide three double-purchase line sets to operate the center's orchestra shell. These sets each have a 4,000-pound capacity, and run at 10 feet per minute.

A SceneControl 500 rigging control system will run all 28 hoists, Designed by Clancy's in-house team of rigging professionals, this intuitive touch-screen system shows operators a 3D representation of the stage and the scenery hanging on each batten. Operators can set simple or elaborate cues, group battens to move together, and see exactly what's moving on stage at any moment.

More information about J. R. Clancy's work for theatres and concert halls is available at, or at (800) 836-1885.

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