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The 2018 Tony Award Nominees

Lighting Plots For SpongeBob SquarePants On Broadway

©Kevin Adams, 2017. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Who could have imagined that a children's television series on Nickelodeon about a square, yellow sponge that lives in a pineapple under the sea with his pet snail would become a hit Broadway musical? But SpongeBob SquarePants is exactly that, with 12 Tony nominations including Best Musical and nods to designers David Zinn for sets and costumes, Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson for sound, and Kevin Adams for lighting. Adams notes: "This is by far the largest amount of electrics I have used in a Broadway show. The rig is large and there is a long list of set electrics that are spread across the entire Palace Theatre." Live Design shares an exclusive look at his light plots and the extensive gear list, provided by PRG, cheered by Adams for doing "a stellar job helping us make a useful package that we could afford."

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Lighting Gear List

26 Philips Vari-Lite VL3500Q Spot
15 Philips Vari-Lite VL3000Q Spot
5 Philips Vari-Lite VL3500 Wash FX
56 GLP Impression X4
Martin by Harman MAC Quantum Wash
108 ETC Source Four
50  ETC Source Four Par
57  ETC Source Four Lustr Series 2
110 Martin by Harman RUSH Par 2
12  Elation Professional SixPar 200
12 Chauvet Professional COLORdash Accent Quad
26 Chroma-Q ColorForce72
86 Philips Color Kinetics Colorblast 12
5 TMB Solaris Flare
Claypaky Sharpy Spot
14 Rosco X24 X-Effects Projector
Lycian 1295 Followspot
19 Confetti Cannon
18 Antari B-200 Bubble Machine
3 MDG Atmosphere Hazer
RSC Lightlock
1 MA Lighting grandMA Series 2 system with Video Processing Unit
2  ETC Sensor Rack 96 x 2.4k
1 ETC Sensor Rack 48 x 2.4k
5 PRG S400 Power/Data Distribution Rack
ER Productions Laserblade Red Laser effect
12 Antari W-715 Fog Jet
12 Rosco Miro Cube 4C
18 7'' Red Police Beacons
~500 Environmental Lights RGB PixelPro LED Bullet, individually controlled
- Yards and yards of LED Tape
- Hundreds of carnival-style “Turbo” lights
- Hundreds of feet of RGB LED rope light
- Various light-up construction arrows, traffic wands, etc.

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