Nashville stops in Fresno and leaves GCP looking better than ever!!
Thanks to the generous support of Clint Higham, President of Higham Management, and the expertise of David Haskell, President of Morris Light and Sound of Nashville, Good Company Players has upgraded its lighting look. We are one of the very first to install the new MA Lighting dot2 Lighting Console as well as two additional Clay Paky Mythos moving lights.
“Christmas came early for us and Santa Claus is Clint Higham, our Good Company Players Alum and generous supporter, and The Elves are David Haskell, president of Morris, and Matt Geasey, Morris installation expert,” said Dan Pessano, Managing Director of Good Company Players, “The dot2 just simplified our lives by giving ‘Go Button’ control to all of our Stage Managers and opened up incredible creative options for our designers. We have never looked better!”
The control console allows the lighting designer nearly unlimited looks and cueing options while simplifying the execution of cues by centralizing all control for the stage manager.
To insure the proper installation and training of our Lighting Designers and Stage Managers, Matt Geasey of Morris Light and Sound arrived Sunday, July 19th, for the strike of OLIVER! and remained through opening night of ALL SHOOK UP. Designers Brandi Martin and Evan Commins were given the basics “on the fly” and remarkably created light cues for ALL SHOOK UP tech and opening night. It’s an eye-popping design! Evan and Brandi have coached Stage Manager Jim Brown on the “what ifs” and the first week of ALL SHOOK UP looked and sounded great.
As a sidebar, the installation happened to coincide with the Fresno concert of Morris’ premier production responsibility: Kenny Chesney. Morris’ David Haskell and Clint Higham, Kenny Chesney’s manager as well as GCP Alum and benefactor, made time to look in on the installation of the new equipment. As David said, “We use the same equipment on the Kenny tour, just the very big brother times four. We use the very same moving lights, just 270 of them!”
From Fresno, Kenny’s next stop was the Rose Bowl to perform for a crowd of 65,000 – a bucket list concert venue for the award-winning country artist.