Prepping for The Jungle Book

Prepping for The Jungle Book 20 August 2013

by: Todd Williams

We've been busy this month getting ready for The Jungle Book to arrive from Chicago. Bringing in a show of this scale requires a little reconfiguration, and sometimes some capital improvements.

This slideshow shows you a little of the work we've done. Projects included building custom stairs into the orch pit (the musicians need to be able to get onstage in a moment's notice), reconfiguring the house sound mix position, and hanging the FOH (front of house) and overhead lighting. We also installed a new electrical service so we could power all of the technology needed to run the show. And we gathered up lots of equipment and stored items and moved them offsite in order to make room to recieve the five truckloads of set and gear from Chicago. Today we sent one 52' trailer to the storage yard, and another to be loaded into a large indoor unit. We'll send more out at the end of next week.

Tomorrow at 7:30a the first truck from Chicago will arrive and we'll start moving it in.

About me:

Todd Williams has contributed to the Huntington's blog since it was started in the fall of 2006, and he enjoys writing and sharing the Huntington's activities here whenever he can.

Todd started working at the Huntington in 1991 as light board operator, and then served as the Master Electrician for 10 seasons. Todd is now the Huntington Theatre Company's Production Mangager, the position he has held since 2002 .

Todd previously worked for the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Trinity Repertory Company, and The Collins Center for the Performing Arts.

In addition to the many shows that Todd has worked on here, his favorite project has been working with the Huntington staff, architects, consultants and contractors to design and build out the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, which opened as the Huntington's second stage in 2004.

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