Over the course over two weeks in September, OCPAC (Old Carey Performing Arts Club) hosted their latest production, ‘Sweet Charity’. Based on Federico Fellini’s screenplay for Nights of Cabiria, Sweet Charity features a book by Neil Simon, and a memorable score by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields held at the Carey Baptist Grammar School in Melbourne. For the production to have a professional look and really capture the audience’s attention based on the source material, OCPAC contracted ArcLight Productions for their expertise in design and technical management. In addition, ArcLight partnered with Show Systems Australia who travelled from their company base in Tasmania to Melbourne to provide lighting as well as assist with bump in and technical support. The Lighting Designer for the production was Declan O’Neill.
After having great success with the LED fixtures on previous productions, Show Systems decided to integrate 12x Maverick MK2 Spots by CHAUVET Professional that were supplied by Showtools International as part of the lighting rig.
The Maverick MK2 Spot is powered by a 440W LED Engine, precision engineered optics, CMY + CTO color mixing, two 6-position rotating slot and lock gobo wheels. The Maverick MK2 dominated the lighting rig with vivid colours that supported the performers on the stage with some engaging looks. Michael Westcott, director of Show Systems Australia emphasized the impact of The MK2 Spot’s, ‘The gobo capabilities of the MK2 were a highlight as they created a succession of changing looks to reflect the diverse mix of performers and scenes that appeared on stage as well as various aerial effects. The output from the fixture is blistering bright and the colour mixing system and optics is stunning in addition to the build quality of the fixtures.’
Thanks to the use of the 12 Maverick MK2 Spots implemented for, ‘Sweet Charity’ impressed crowds with the fixtures performing flawlessly. With the combined efforts of ArcLight Productions and the equipment and crew provided by Show Systems Australia, the Sweet Charity Production was a success with Show Systems partnering with ArcLight Productions on two more shows in the coming weeks where the MK2 Spot fixtures will be used again.
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