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Technical Specifications

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PRODUCTION OFFICE | DRESSING ROOMS | STAGE SURFACE | STAGE DIMENSIONS | POWER | RIGGING | MAIN CURTAINS | MASKING | PROSCENIUM BAG | ORCHESTRA PIT | FOH MIX /LIGHTING CONTROL POSITION | HOUSE SOUND | LIGHTING SYSTEM | FOLLOW SPOTS & HOUSE LIGHTS | INTERCOM, PROGRAM, & PAGING SYSTEMS | MERCHANDISING | POLICIES AND REGULATIONS | CONTACTS

LOADING DOCK

Truck capacity:   2 trucks when hydraulic leveler is not in use. 1 truck if leveler is used.

Dock Door Dimensions:  14' W x 12' H

Misc.:  Dock is well lit both inside and out.  Dock is also equipped w/ a 7' wide ramp to street level.  Dock plates are also available.  See drawing for additional detail.

TRAILER AND BUS PARKING

Parking is available near the loading dock . Parking area is not secured.  Due to local fire codes, parking in the loading dock is not permitted during performances.  Additional parking can be reserved in a nearby lot (200’) if needed. 

PRODUCTION OFFICE return to top

Location:   Green Room (SL near loading dock)

Phone #'s:            
(765) 494-3928
(765) 494-3924
(765) 496-2092

Amenities:  Cable/Satellite TV, Sink w hot & cold water and boiling water spout, microwave oven

DRESSING ROOMS return to top

2 Star dressing rooms: w/ private full bath (shower), foldout chair/hide-a-bed, lighted make up mirrors, full length mirror.  Located adjacent to green room. 

3 Large Chorus dressing rooms:  w/ sink, lighted make up mirrors, full length mirror,  garment racks and chairs.  Two half baths are shared by these three rooms.  Located one floor up from green room.

STAGE SURFACE return to top

The stage floor is wood covered w/ gray battleship linoleum.  You may lag into the stage anywhere except the side stage areas and the upstage band shell areas as these floors are concrete (covered w/ gray battleship linoleum).

STAGE DIMENSIONS return to top
Proscenium Width 100'
Proscenium Height 32'
Curtain Line to rear stage house 28'
Curtain to DS Edge of Stage 24'
Band Shell Curve Diameter 80'
Grid Height from Deck 76'
Orchestra Lift Width 56'
Orchestra Lift up and down stage at center 16'
Max Height Manual Counterweight Batten 68' 6"
Max Height Motor Asst. Counterweight Batten 54' 6"
Max Height Winch Batten in Band Shell 40' 6"

POWER return to top

Lighting:  800 Amp, 3 phase Supply Power, that can be configured in combinations of 200, 400 & 600 A.

Sound:  200 Amp & 400 Amp (Up Stage Right) & 200 Amp (Down Stage Left) 3 phase Service, terminated in a Posi-lock sequential Disconnect, derived from Isolation Transformer w/ separate neutral and ground.

Shore:  5 circuits of 50 Amp 220 V located 15' from loading dock door.

RIGGING return to top

Height to steel:  76’ stage house, deck to grid.

Loading:  point specific (points are 1 ton and under.)

FOH rigging:  Height to Steel is 56'.  Eight (8) rigging points exist above the Orchestra pit for use in hanging a front lighting truss.  Points are rated at 2000# each.  Four (4) FOH hanging positions are available for sound.  Each is rated at 4,000# per point.   There are also Ten (10) points down stage of the Orchestra lift each rated at 1 ton.  Access to these points is via a 2" diameter holes in the ceiling. 

Stage house rigging:  Height to steel is 75'.  Points inside the stage house are suspended from the grid.  Typically points are hung with 5' baskets w/ 20' down (assuming 60' chains) and in-house provided 3’ sections of 4" schedule 80 pipe.  A point loading schedule of the grid is available upon request.

Rear band shell rigging:  The rear band shell has a false plaster ceiling w/ slots cut for batten cable travel.  These slots are also used to access the steel above.  Depending upon the location of a point is either dead hung, bridled, or hung using our custom built spreaders (SWL 1,000#).   Height to steel is point dependent.

Note:  It is at times advantageous for a production to hang truss, scenery, drops, etc. from our winched line sets (3,000 & 1,500# capacity) a hang plot w/ capacities is enclosed for your consideration.  Counterweighted battens may also be used (capacity 1,500lbs).

MAIN CURTAINS return to top

There are two permanently hung curtains that can be used as a main curtain. The downstage curtain is a full guillotine main that is on a variable speed winch.  It is capable of traveling vertically at 25' per second.  The next line set upstage is a motorized traveler set that can open horizontally at up to 12' per second.  Line set #7 is a grey olio curtain that can open horizontally at up to 12' per second.

MASKING return to top

Due to the large Proscenium opening it may be to a production’s advantage to make use of pre-hung house soft goods.  A current masking hanging plot is available upon request.

PROSCENIUM BAG return to top

An acoustically transparent drop is tripped from the front edge of the Proscenium to the ceiling of the auditorium.   The purpose of this drape is to hide the permanent organ and sound reinforcement speakers.  The bag limits the effective opening height to 32'.

ORCHESTRA PIT return to top

Fire code prevents seating patrons in the Orchestra pit.  Typically, performers play w/ the pit up as it allows them to be close to the audience; however, the pit can be lowered to accommodate IMAG cameras or to act as a security barrier.

The Orchestra pit has 12' of travel from stage to basement level.  It can be programmed to stop at any desired height.  There are two 8' doorways that enter onto the pit at basement level.

FOH MIX /LIGHTING CONTROL POSITION return to top

To facilitate better sight lines a mixing/lighting control position was installed in the main floor 86' from the front of the stage.  The Mix Pit is recessed 22 inches into the floor allowing patrons an unobstructed view of the stage when a mixing console and engineer/LD are in place.  To accommodate touring acts 12" PVC tubes were run from the pit to stage right and stage left.  These tubes are used to pull temporary mic/lighting snakes removing the need to tape snakes to the floor, which is in violation of local fire code.  The length of the pull is 140ft.  Acts too large to fit in the Mix Pit can set their gear up on the floor which covers the pit when it is not in use.

HOUSE SOUND return to top

Speaker Clusters:  Clusters are positioned in a Left/ Right configuration.  Left and right clusters consist of 4 Meyer MSL's and 2 UPA-1A's hung beneath the MSL-3's

Front Fill System: The front fill system consists of 10 Meyer UPM-1A's mounted in the stage lip that surrounds the Orchestra pit.

Additional fill systems:   Three additional fill systems consisting of 14 UPM-1A's are installed to insure proper coverage of the under Balcony, First Balcony, & Second Balcony.

Amplifiers:  All of the loudspeakers in the system are powered by Crown Macro-Tech 1200's.

EQ and Delay:  House equalizers are Meyer CP-10's.  House delay lines are Audio Digital PAD 3000's.

House Consoles:   Mackie 1202 (Larger consoles, such as Midas H-3000, Gamble EX 56, Ramsa WRS840, are available for Rental-  Specifications available upon request.)

Stage Monitor System:  Specification of Rental available upon request

Additional Sound Equipment: Information regarding Ground Stacks, JBL Vertec Portable Line Array, Active & passive splitting systems, microphones, etc. available upon request.

LIGHTING SYSTEM return to top

The Elliott Hall of Music is a dimmer per circuit house (2.4 kW) controlled by a Strand Light Pallet Live with 3000 channels of control.

Hang charts, instrument inventories, etc. are available upon request.

FOLLOW SPOTS & HOUSE LIGHTS return to top

House lights: Dimmable, controlled from stage Manager’s panel DSR or light booth at the back of the main floor.

Follow spots: 4 Xenon 2.5K Gladiators and 2 carbon arc Supertroupers located in the Second Balcony (see drawing.).

Fixture Inventory: Available upon request. We carry the typical theatrical array of fixtures, including Fresnel, Ellipsoidal Par Can, Strip light, and Intelligent Light Luminaire.

Note: all locations are pre-wired with intercom.

INTERCOM, PROGRAM, & PAGING  SYSTEMS return to top

Intercom: A four channel Clear Com system w/redundant power supply, is hardwired to all commonly used locations (Spot booths, Stage Manager, etc.).  Base stations capable of addressing all four channels are located in the Director’s booth (rear main floor) and the Stage Manager’s panel (down stage right).  Wireless Clear Com (3-6 headsets) is also available upon request. In the event that you require additional stations please inform us in advance and they will be wired and ready for your arrival.

Program:  Program is routed via a 70V system to all commonly used areas (Dressing rooms, Green room, Stage Managers panel, Director’s booth, lobbies, etc.).  All areas have independent volume controls.  Program system is accessed by feeding the house sound system or may be fed separately is desired.

Cast paging:  "All Calls" may be given from the Director’s booth or the Stage Managers desk.  The system defeats the volume pots in dressing rooms / green room to avoid missed cues. The system is only heard in non public areas.

MERCHANDISING return to top

Location:  The lower lobby of the Elliott Hall can be used for the sale of show related merchandise. Up to four 8' tables can be located in the lower lobby.

 

POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
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SMOKING

All the buildings on the Campus of Purdue University are non-smoking.  The Elliott Hall of Music is a non-smoking facility.

FIRE CURTAIN

Due to local fire code, at no time can any object larger than a mic stand be underneath the fire curtain.  Please note its location on the enclosed drawing.

USE OF OPEN FLAME, FIREWORKS, & PYRO

The use of any form of combustion/flame during a performance is subject to approval by the Purdue Dept. of Safety and Security.  Please contact us in advance so that prior approval can be obtained.

USE OF FLY  SYSTEMS

The House Chief Carpenter will at all times be charged with the safe running of the counterweighted and winched systems.  If a production element is deemed unfit for hanging or an intended application is deemed unsafe, the Elliott Hall of Music reserves the right to suspend use of the fly systems until the matter of safety can be resolved.

Fly systems will be operated by House Flyman or under the direct supervision of the House Flyman.

LABOR POLICIES

Minimum Crew Call:  At all times during the set, rehearsal, run and strike of a production, a minimum house crew will be present.  A minimum house crew consists of:

  • One House Carpenter
  • One House Electrician
  • One House Sound Tech
  • One or More Projectionists as needed*

*One House Technician will be present in each spotlight booth occupied. (Max of 3 technicians).

Breaks & Meals:   Hall of Music Productions does have work break and meal break policies. Contact the Technical Director or your assigned Event Production manager for more information.

KEYS AND BUILDING ACCESS

The Elliott Hall issue keys to visiting programs or personnel. During extended or unusual hours, a house staff member will be assigned to provide access to needed areas.

 AUDIENCE SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Elliott Hall is required by law to make patrons aware of life threatening conditions that may exist.  In the event of life threatening weather conditions or other serious threats to public health, the house staff is prepared to make these announcements.

HANDY PHONE NUMBERS return to top

Assistant Director, Technical Services,
Dan Metro           
(765) 494-0809
(765) 494-6621 FAX
demetro@purdue.edu

Box Office:
David Pike                       
(765) 494-3939

*Any questions regarding catering, runners, etc. should be directed to Kathy Dietz, Manager of Production, 765-426-1223 Cell, 765-496-7280 Office, kathydietz@purdue.edu

 

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