Lighting Plots For Candide At Tanglewood

One of the most charming productions of the summer was at Tanglewood: The Knights' fully staged version of Leonard Bernstein's Candide, his delightful 1956 comic operetta based on the 18th-century philosopher Voltaire's satirical novel of the same name. The production was part of a Bernstein Centennial, as the great American composer would have celebrated his 100th birthday on August 25, 2018. Lighting designer Aaron Copp shares his light plots, gear list, and credits for this commedia dell'arte-style production with a carnivalesque ambiance and festoons of lights. Read about his design for Candide here. Click through the slideshow to view the light plots.

20 High End Systems SolaFrame 750
28 Martin by Harman Mac Aura
4 Martin by Harman Mac Quantum Wash
12 Philips Vari-Lite VL1100 TSD
15 Chauvet COLORado Solo2
20 ETC Source Four 36°
Altman PAR 64 WFL
21 PLT Carnival Bulb String (50’ and 100’)
1 ETC Ion
Robert Juliat Topaze followspots

Candide Credits

Director: Alison Moritz
Music Director: Eric Jacobsen
Production Manager: Davison Scandrett
Costume Designer: Amanda Seymour
Hair and Makeup Designer: Tommy Kurzman
Associate Lighting Designer: Nick Houfek
Assistant Set Designer: Yichan (Lily) Wang
Props Builder: Samantha Shoffner
PSM: Alec Rigdon
ASM: Marisa Brink
Production Electrician: Jeff Guidice
Director Of Production: Chris Ruigomez
TD/Head Rigger: Jake Moerschel
Stage Managers: John Morin, Ryan Mix
Lighting Director: Evyn Newton
Audio Engineer: Carl Talbot

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