As part of its new building refurbishment the Lyric Theatre on Broadway (formerly the Foxwoods Theatre) approached iWeiss about fabricating custom draperies and track systems in the patron Ambassador VIP Lounge. iWeiss always strives for customer excellence and are proud to give each individual project the special attention needed – so when it was requested that we aid in making the theatre guests’ experience a memorable one, it seemed a natural fit.
For additional package purchases with a show ticket, access will be granted to the VIP Lounge with its very own special coat check, restrooms, seating area, and bar – an entire red carpet treatment. This ticket option will begin with the venue’s production, On the Town, this theatre season. We’ve also begun building show items for this production as well, giving you an iWeiss experience onstage AND off!XXXXXXXXX
Being a huge fan of theatrical spaces and seeing shows around the country, Chris Layton made his way up North to meet our friends at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario Canada. While there, he was able see our work appear onstage in performance. The Stratford Festival is an enormous operation producing 12 different shows within 5 performance spaces this season, and we were excited to be part of many of them.
Find out more www.stratfordfestival.ca
He also had an opportunity to meet some new people, see a few Toronto sights, and continue the iWeiss journey northward. This is definitely a festival not to be missed!
Last month, our Chicago-based Russ Dusek (Doctor Dusek as we call him) and Northeast member Chris Layton pounded the pavement of Chicago with new plans of expanding the iWeiss territory. They had a number of meetings with some of the largest theatres and shops of the region, and plenty of exciting conversations with friends of the industry.
Have you seen work in any of these great venues lately?
You probably know by now that we have Russ Dusek heading up our new Chicago/Midwest office, but what you may not know is how far that has expanded our install reach! This time last year iWeiss was still completing the installation at DePaul University- just about 800 miles from our headquarters.
To date this year, between our two offices we have had crews in:
*Earlham College in Indiana: 650 miles
*Jenny Wiley Theatre in Kentucky: 700 miles
*The Sun Theatre in Missouri: 1,200 miles
*The United Theatre in LA : 2,800 miles
..and that’s not to mention the jobs we have coming up in Massachusetts, Chicago, and Wyoming. No job too far for iWeiss- let us know when we should be heading your way!
iWeiss recently completed a renovation at Marist College in the Music Building and Student Center Renovations.
The Nelly Goletti Theatre received all new Drapery, including a New House Curtain and Valance with a Full Stage Set of IFR Velour Masking. The new Choir, Symphony and Ensemble Rooms all required acoustic treatments that both provided function and blended well into the architecture.
In the Choir Room we installed twelve AcoustaCorp Acouroll Banners. The Symphony Room required floor to ceiling drapery to mask the large picture windows. To accomplish this we installed four iWeiss ViaTravelers with an iWeiss control station along with Custom Fabricated IFR Drapery to complete the acoustic properties. Ensemble room was outfitted with curtain tracks and IFR Drapery.
With beautiful architecture, our drapery, and all of the equipment, Marist College now has a fully functioning Music Building and Student Center.
Theatrical Consultant: Fisher Dachs Architect: Robert A.M. Stern