Spotlight on one of the Top Ten Longest (and still) Running Show on Broadway

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 iWeiss has had the pleasure of being involved with Mamma Mia beginning with its American premiere in San Francisco and its opening on Broadway 14 years ago.  After a complete renovation following the closing of long time running CATS, Mamma Mia – with iWeiss soft goods – opened at the Winter Garden Theatre in October, 2001 providing much relief from the tragedy of that September.

Since then, we have been involved in the Las Vegas, Mexican and American touring productions, the Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas and the show’s return to Las Vegas, this time at the Tropicana.

We look forward to many more exciting moves to come; we could never let you go!

Production Designer:  Mark Thompson

Associate Scenic Designer:  Nancy Thun

Scenic Shop:  Hudson Scenic Studios

Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia

For more of our work on this and other Broadway Shows check out our PORTFOLIO

Austrian Curtains

An Austrian Curtain is fabricated as one piece and consists of multiple rows of scallops or swag.  It is shirred along the top to provide a certain amount of horizontal fullness which determines the depth of each scallop.  The scallops in turn can be created by shirring the fabric vertically along each row.  Shirring provides small tight scallops.  This combinations of vertical and horizontal fullness creates a very rich and dramatic effect.

An Austrian is typically rigged  fly out in one piece or it may to gather up by means of cable running through rings sewn vertically to the back of the curtain along a predetermined number of lift lines.  This is useful when there is no fly space.

Our ViaWinch is a prefect example of a automation solutions for an Austrian Curtain.  You can incorporate a Standard (10) Lift Line Clew and easily operate a beautiful Austrian in your space.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to materials used for an Austrian Curtain.  We have made them out of standard Velour, sheers, and satins, but have also made them out of RIBBONS and SILICON TUBING!

Call us today for all your Austrian needs!

A Person Worth Knowing

Has anyone seen their Lighting & Sound America magazine yet?

Check out “People Worth Knowing” on the page 107.. our very own President is a “person worth knowing”.

Read the digital edition online today!

 

A Person Worth Knowing

Theatrical Solution meets Shoe Designer

Recently we worked with Set Designer Scott Pask on a fun project for O’Keeffe Shoes. We used Digitally Printed Flag Cloth Panels that attached to his “set” with flexible magnet strips.

The result was an easy to set up booth with an incredible feel and lots of character- a “perfect fit”.

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O’Keeffe Shoes

 

F/A18 Rigging Project

iWeiss is excited about our partnership with Century Aviation on the restoration of a United States Marine Corps F-18 fighter jet that responded to 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Check out this video on the removal of that aircraft from the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia.  Century Aviation will complete the restoration in Wenatchee, Washington, followed by the design to support the re-installation of the jet.  See if you can iSpy iWeiss and our project manager Russ Dusek.

 

 

The Calamari Sisters

The Calamari Sisters have been singing and cooking on tour since 2008 and we’re proud to have been part of the various series installments.   While the pictures below show the “Baby Shower” Austrian built two years ago, we are already fabricating a new 50’w x 25’h Austrian and matching traveler panels for the “Italian Wedding” installment beginning February 20 in Philadelphia, PA.   See if they’re touring to a venue near you!

www.thecalamarisisters.com

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