Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Phantom by the Numbers


The Spectacular New Production of Phantom of The Opera at INB Performing Arts Center, Spokane, WA is opening this week. What on earth are you waiting for? Get your tickets already! We are so fortunate to have this iconic show in #Spokane. Support the Arts and all the people that make a decadent production like this happen. Thanks WestCoast Entertainment

It's quite the production. Check out the stats. 
Load–in
• 7️⃣5️⃣ local stagehands are hired in every market to load the production into the theatre
• 3️⃣5️⃣local stagehands are used for each performance
• 2️⃣0️⃣ trucks are used to move the production from city to city (1️⃣6️⃣trucks in the building, 4️⃣ more trucks for the jump/advance)
Costumes
• The show incorporates most of the Maria Bj√∂rnson designs from the original production.
• There are a few pieces from the original production that are over 2️⃣5️⃣ years old used in this production.
• Over 1️⃣2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ costume pieces used during the show.
• Each ballet girl goes through a pair of ballet shoes every 2️⃣-3️⃣weeks
• Madame Giry has only 1️⃣ costume
Wigs
• Over 1️⃣2️⃣0️⃣ wigs travel with Phantom
• About 5️⃣0️⃣ wigs are used in the show every night
• All wigs are made from human hair except for 5️⃣
• Stock of about 5️⃣0️⃣ mustaches
Sound
• Phantom uses over 2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ speakers 
• Approximately 5️⃣0️⃣ are used just for the surround sound package
Electrics
• Over 8️⃣5️⃣ moving lights in the design that utilizes 4️⃣ different kinds of haze/smoke effects.
Chandelier
• Over 6️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ beads are on the chandelier
• Each strand has 6️⃣3️⃣2️⃣ beads
• The chandelier weighs 1️⃣ ton
• This new chandelier was designed by Howard Eaton (who designed the Olympic rings for the London ceremonies)
Scenery
• The main scenic wall weighs 1️⃣0️⃣ tons and rotates around the stage
• The 2️⃣ opera boxes scenic elements together take up a full truck to travel from city to city
Orchestra
• 1️⃣7️⃣ orchestra members plus conductor perform Andrew Lloyd Webber’s magnificent score every performance.



When it comes to entertainment, make mine LIVE. I'm so looking forward to Friday! I'll see you at the thee-tah. 

Photos courtesy of WestCoast Entertainment
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