Lighting Plots for Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway

lighting plots for Moulin Rouge! the Musical on Broadway

Lighting designer Justin Townsend created a lighting design for Broadway's Moulin Rouge! The Musical that combined a historic sense of turn-of-the-century theatre with modern lighting techniques. "The cueing is quite thick and complex and dynamic, echoing some of the movements in the film," he says. "The detail and precision of the lighting has vaudevillian and comedic-timing, creating, I hope, a sense of rich detail and precision." Click through the slideshow to check out the lighting plots, and read about the full lighting design here.

Lighting Staff

  • Lighting designer: Justin Townsend
  • Associate lighting designer: Nick Solyom
  • Assistant lighting designer: Katy Atwell
  • Programmer: Brad Gray
  • Production electrician: Jeremy Wahlers
  • Head electrician: Jon Ramage
  • Assistant electrician / lead spot: Sean Furphy
  • House electrician: Michele Gutierrez
  • Spot: John Blixt
  • Spot: Tom Burke
  • Deck: Roy Franks

Lighting Gear List, supplied by PRG

  • 44 Vari-Lite VL 3500Q
  • 36 GLP X4 XL
  • 38 High End Systems Solawash 2000 High CRI
  • 18 Claypaky Sharpy
  • 4 Martin by Harman Mac Aura Classic
  • 64 Chroma-Q Color Force II 12”
  • 4 Chroma-Q Color Force II 48”
  • 25 Chroma-Q Color Force II 72”
  • 163 Color Kinetics ColorBlast 12
  • 4 Color Kinetics ColorBlaze TR4 48”
  • 41 Color Kinetics ColorBlaze TR4 72”
  • 15 ETC Source Four Lustr 2 5°
  • 6 ETC Source Four Lustr 2 10°
  • 20 ETC Source Four Lustr 2 14°
  • 4 ETC Source Four Lustr 2 19°
  • 10 ETC Source Four Lustr 2 50°
  • 10 ETC Source Four 14° 750w
  • 1 ETC Source Four 19° 750w
  • 2 ETC Source Four 26° 750w
  • 6 ETC Source Four 36° 750w
  • 109 ETC Source Four Par NSP 750w
  • 18 ETC Source Four Par MFL 750w
  • 38 ETC Source Four Par WFL 750w
  • 45 ETC Source Four Par XWFL 750w
  • 31 Altman 10” Scoop 400w
  • 21 L&E Broad Cyc Single Cell 500w
  • 6 Altman 6’ 3 circuit Zip Strip EYF
  • 6 Altman 6’ 3 circuit Zip Strip EYC
  • 2 Altman 6’ 3 circuit R40 Flood Strips
  • 2 Arri Compact 2000w tungsten 7” Fresnel Black
  • 3 Lycian 1295 4000W
  • 1 ETC EOS Ti
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