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LEDs Dazzle Audiences in Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical

LED lighting from Traxon & e:cue adds magic and excitement to show's Broadway debut

NEW YORK, New York and EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey– Traxon Technologies & e:cue lighting control is putting LED lighting at center stage with Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical, the awarding winning stage adaptation of the popular cult movie. Directed by Simon Phillips, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical made its Broadway debut on February 28, 2011.

While lighting is always an important element of any stage production, Priscilla Queen of the Desert has brought Traxon & e:cue's LED systems on stage to personify one of the show's most prominent figures, Priscilla. Arguably the most flamboyant character on stage in this musical, Priscilla is a pink bus that transports three friends on an exciting adventure through the Australian outback.

To portray Priscilla's spectacular persona on stage, 219 customized Traxon String RGB fixtures were used to cover the entire surface of a city bus-sized roving set piece. Behind it all, 44 custom String RGB systems are woven together into an automated flitter drop. Fifteen e:cue Video Micro Converters (VMCs) are required to control the 126,240 channels, with e:cue's Lighting Application Suite (LAS) 5.2, making simple the task of displaying two-dimensional video on a three-dimensional object. Additionally, the software suite acts as a liaison with the house lighting console, seamlessly integrating the installation with the rest of the show's lighting and controls.

Traxon's String RGB was the perfect solution to bring Priscilla to life. String RGB is a flexible, multipurpose LED lighting solution designed to achieve exceptional lighting performance in challenging installations. String RGB is divided into five elements, each with 32 individually controllable high-performance LEDs on a semi-transparent cable, resulting in 160 pixels per String set. Featuring DMX and e:pix/DVI capability, the versatile lighting fixture allows for the display of individual effects, graphics, and video.

The versatility of Traxon's String RGB, combined with the advanced capabilities of e:cue lighting control, creates a spectacular and eye catching effect, delivering the personification and animation necessary for Priscilla. The Traxon & e:cue LED systems help Priscilla's dynamic character shine and add another level of thrill and amazement to the musical.

Contact Information:

Amy Meredith

Director of Marketing

Traxon Technologies Ltd,

Tel: 201.508.1574

Email: [email protected]

Lauren Dibble

Weber Shandwick

Tel: 617.520.7099

Email: [email protected]

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