SWEET CHARITY

The New Group - New York, NY

SWEET CHARITY (Off-Broadway)

Book by Neil Simon, Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Directed by Leigh Silverman
Choreography by Joshua Bergasse
Sound Design by Leon Rothenberg
Associate Sound Design by Danny Erdberg
A2 / Deck Sound

Sweet Charity tells the story of a 1960's dance hall hostess seeking true love and looking for more out of life.  As the A2 on the production, I worked closely with the Tony Award-winning sound designer Leon Rothenberg and associate sound designer Danny Erdberg to implement and maintain the sound design.  My responsibilities included shop prep, load-in, building the RF receiver rack and RF Land, creating mic rigs, and working with actors and other departments to maintain consistent mic placement for each performance.  

Because of the close proximity of the audience in the 199-seat 3/4-thrust Linney Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center, the designer wanted the microphones to be as hidden on the cast as possible.  I worked closely with the Hair & Wigs Supervisor Emily Rosko and Wardrobe Supervisor Kristi Biglin to coordinate transmitter location and mic dressing.  

During the load-in and tech process, I worked with the production manager to acquire the necessary perishable items for mic storage and dressing beyond the items purchased through the audio shop.  

Production Photos

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Pompeii Club
Big Spender
Elevator Scene
"If My Friends Could See Me Now"
Coney Island
Barneys Chili Hacienda
Fandango Dancing
Vittorio's Apartment
Rhythm of Life
"Dream Your Dream"
"Something Better"
Shop Prep

The equipment for the show was pulled from PRG Audio in Secaucus, New Jersey. We had a rather quick (3.5 days) turnaround on the shop prep. Equipment was placed into racks and cabled up as designed by the associate sound designer. Every single cable in the system was labeled, following the Broadway standard of electrical tape backing with transparent scotch tape topping to enclose the label. The entire system was then set up, patched, powered up, fully tested, and then packed up in the close-quarters of the build zone. Click on an image below for a detailed explanation.

Shop Prep - Build Zone Overview
Shop Prep - Ampland Setup
Building Racks
Rack Drawings From Associate SD
Patching the System for Testing
RF Land Setup for Testing
Speaker Setup for Testing
Speaker Setup for Testing
Com Distro Rack - Front View Upper
Com Distro Rack - Front View Lower
Com Distro Rack - Rear View
Cast Info / Mic Rigging

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Cast Info

Cast Info

RF Info

RF Info

A2 Mic Dressing Database

A2 Mic Dressing Database

Mic Rigging Archive

Mic Rigging Archive

Cast Info

RF Info

A2 Bible

Mic Rigging

Mic Rigging Photos

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Hellerman and Ear Rig
Element Storage Case
Coloring Mics
Copic Markers
RF Hat Rigging
RF Hat Rigging 2
RF Table Overview
RF Table Close-Up
RF Table Transmitter
System Photos

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Stage Overview
RF Rack Overview
RF Rack Top
RF Rack Listen Station & Patch Bay
RF Rack Receiver Labels
RF Rack Receiver Labels Close-Up
RF Land Overview
RF Land Desk Overview
RF Land Desk Close-Up
Battery Metering
Battery Rotation
Charity Waterproof Rigs
Remote Listen Station
A2 Run Track and Misc Paperwork

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A2 Run Track

A2 Run Track

Battery Cycle Log

Battery Cycle Log

Mic Tree Signage

Mic Tree Signage

Run Track

Battery Log

Signage

© 2020 Jeff Sherwood. 

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