John & Nancy Hughes Theater

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The newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theater at Gorton Community Center hosts professional sound, light, video, and digital cinema technology. The theater is the perfect venue for lectures, presentations, films, and performances, and can be rented on an hourly basis.

Technical Specifications

SEATING

The John & Nancy Hughes Theater has a seating capacity of 309 with an additional four (4) open wheelchair locations. Staggered seating for clear sightlines range in size from 20”-23” for comfort.
309 – seating capacity
four (4) – ADA designated aisle seats with swing away end panels
two (2) – open wheelchair locations center row A
two (2) – open wheelchair locations center row N
two (2) – wheelchair locations at movable base chairs 112A, 113A, 114A
two (2) – wheelchair locations at movable base chairs 102N, 103N, 104N
*four (4) – movable base chairs must be requested two (2) weeks in advance

ACOUSTICS

The John & Nancy Hughes Theater is acoustically treated and tuned, equipped with wall and ceiling fabric wrapped panels and two (2) retractable acoustic curtains in the house to adjust the acoustics.

STAGE FLOOR

¾” flat black Masoniteno Marley dance floor available

RIGGING POINTS

The John & Nancy Hughes Theater does not have motorized rigging points. All electrical pipes in the theater are 25 plf. Drops, rigged scenery, or posters must be pre-approved to hang two (2) weeks in advance of rental date(s).

SOFTGOODS

(1) Main Traveler, Pull on SR
(4) Black Velour Leg on Track SR and SL – half-length on horizontal non pivotal pipe
(2) Black Velour Mid-Stage Traveler, 24’-3”, Pull on SR
(1) White Cyclorama Canvas, Width 50’ Height 15’
(2) Pipe and Drape, Black Commando, Width 6’-10’ Height 7’ – Dressing Room Partition/Stage Curtains

STAGE DIMENSIONS

Stage : 16′-5 1/2″ Height X 34′-0″ Width X 26′-0″ DepthProscenium: 15′-7 3/4″ Height X 26′-0″ WidthApron: 15′-7 3/4″ Height X 37′-0″ Width X 10′-0″ DepthWing Space:SR Proscenium to SR Wall 15′-0″SL Proscenium to SL Wall 12′-6″Front of House: Downstage Edge to Seats 6′-6″

BACKSTAGE CROSSOVER

When using the mid-stage traveler, crossover behind mid-stage traveler – 10’When using cyclorama, crossover behind cyclorama – 3’There is no isolated backstage cross over

LOAD-IN AREAS

Stage Left Automated Loading Door : 6′-0″ X 8′-0″     Stairs – Sidewalk to Stage     Upstage LeftCovered Load-In at Porte Cochere with Automated Doors and RampsHouse Right Loading Door : 3′-0″ X 8′-0″     Stairs – House to Stage

LIFT AND LADDERS

12′ Ladder 210′ Ladder 16′ Ladder 120′ Scaffold 1

SCENIC

4′ X 8′ Flats 62′ X 8′ Flats 64′ X 4′ Flats 10Staircase 2

STAGE

The stage is accessible via the backstage right door only. The backstage right door connects to the lower level staircase and DIC hallway that runs to the theater house doors. The stage left doors lead to outdoors. The stage is accessible from the house via SL and SR stairs (not removable).

EXITS

Rear stage, side stage, and side house emergency exits

DRESSING ROOMS

Two (2) group dressing rooms are located on the lower level with access to bathrooms and staircase directly to theater stage. Monitoring system in the hallway, pipe and drape, power strips, and mirrors provided
One (1) single dressing room can be set-up in the lower level with access to bathrooms and staircase directly to theater stage. Power strips and mirrors provided.
There is no isolated monitoring system in the dressing rooms. The monitoring system follows the hallway to the theater staircase.

STORAGE

Storage is limited to what can be stored in the wings or behind the proscenium. No emergency exits can be blocked. The Gorton Community Center is not responsible for any lost or stolen goods. If the theater is not book 24 hours, everything must be stored behind the proscenium so that the main curtain can be fully closed.

ADJUSTABLE ACOUSTICS

(2) Velour Acoustic House Curtains – manual curtain pull wing stage right and wing stage leftThe Production Manager will be available to make adjustments during sound check to optimize the venue acoustics.

PATCH POINTS

Seven (7) Wall Plates (XLR, Speakon, Intercom, and Net) are located stage right, stage left, upstage center, and left-center-right apron.

CONTROL POSITION

The mix position is centered in the house with direct line of sight of the stage, large desk with access to communication station, lighting console, audio console, and film control system.

HEARING ASSIST SYSTEM

Hearing Loop assistive listening system is installed in the John & Nancy Hughes Theater and the Stuart Community Room. There are six (6) mobile receivers/headphones for guests who do not have t-coil hearing aids. For more information, please visit www.hearingloop.org.

MONITORING/PAGING SYSTEM

Stage monitoring is available in the lower level hallway, Stuart Community Room, Nagel Family Room, and Lobby.Chime sound is available in the Lobby.Announcement Page Microphone available on stage and in the Lobby.

PRODUCTION COMMUNICATIONS

Wired Clear-Com intercom available at Front Of House Desk, Projection Booth, Stage, Stuart Community Room, and Lobby
1 Clear-Com CS-702 2-Channel Main Station6    Clear-Com CC-300-X4 Headset4 Clear-Com RS-701 Belt Pack1 Clear-Com RS-702 Belt Pack2 Shure 514B Push-to-Talk Announcement Page Microphone – Stage Right and Lobby

MIXING CONSOLE

Yamaha QL1 32 Input Channel Digital ConsoleYamaha Ri8-D 8 Input Channel Expander
(16 Analog-16 Dante Digital Inputs)

CONTROL SYSTEM

Crestron Hardware/Software
Touch Panel Front of House and Stage Right

FIXED SPEAKERS

8    Renkus Heinz CFX101LA – Left/Right Line Array
1 Renkus Heinz RHX101 – Center
1 JBL SRX828P 2000 Watt Powered Dual 18” Sub-Woofer
3 Crown XLC2800 Amplifier
1 Crown DCi 4|300 Amplifier
1 Biamp TesiraFORTE AVB AI DSP
1 Biamp NG GS724T AVB Netgear

FOLDBACK

3    Telex EV ZX1-90 200-watt5 Telex EV ZX3-90B 600-watt

MICROPHONE

6    Shure SM57-LC6 Shure SM58-LC1 Shure SM58-S3 Shure MX391/S1 Shure MX412D/C1 Shure MX415/C2 Shure MX202B/C1 Shure Beta 52A2 Audio Technica Pro371 Audio Technica AT8973 Pro Co Sound DB1 Direct Box2 Shure QLXD24/SM58-H50 Wireless HH/Receiver1 Shure SLX24/SM58-H5 Wireless HH/Receiver2 Shure QLXD14 Wireless Bodypack/Receiver2 Shure MX150B/O-TQG Omni Directional Lavalier2 Shure PG188/PG185-H7 Wireless Bodypack/Receiver2 Shure SRH440 Headphones

MICROPHONE STANDS

Round Base Desktop Microphone StandRound Base Low Profile Boom StandRound BaseRound Base Boom

PLAYBACK

Apple Mini8 / QLab-Pro Software
M Audio M-Track Quad Four-Channel USB Audio/Midi InterfaceD M Pro DBT-1713UDP Blue-ray/DVD/CD Player

SIGNAL PROCESSORS

Yamaha QL1 virtual software rack includes Portico 5033/5043, U76, Opt-2A, EQ-1A, Dynamic EQ, Buss Comp 369, REV-X Reverb, Comp 276, Open Deck, Comp 260, GEQ, and EQ 601.

MONITOR MIXES

Three (3) monitor mixes available from the front of house consoleNo monitor mixes available in house without rental

CABLES

XLR,1/4”, 3.5mm, Speak-On, RCA, Extension Cables, Power Strips

RECORDING

Gorton Community Center must be notified of external video recording. Audio Engineer can provide one (1) mono output from the sound console.

ORCHESTRA MONITOR

Motorized projection screen located against back wall of the house for monitoring of the conductor

Panasonic HC-W850 Camcorder
Panasonic PT-VW535 Projector 5,000 Lumens
Da-Lite 20858LS Screen 65X104

PRESENTATION PROJECTOR/SCREEN

Projection screen for lectures and presentation located mid-center stage

Panasonic PT-EW640LU Projector 5,800 Lumens
Panasonic ETELT21 Zoom Lens 4.6-7.2:1
Da-Lite 99925 Screen 100X160
Computer Input: FOH, Stage Boxes, & Wireless

REAR PROJECTOR/SCREEN

Barco R12 + Performance
Rosco Black Model #RPSC0020 Screen 14’ X 26’ 12,000 Lumens

PLAYBACK

D M Pro DBT-1713UDP Blue-ray/DVD/CD Player

HDMI / VGA compatible

CABLES

HDMI, VGA, Thunderbolt, Mini Display Port, Presentation Slide Advancers

PROJECTOR

Christie Model 2215 – 4K DCI Digital Cinema Projector 15,000 Lumens
Christie 2.15-3.6 HC Lens (Zoom Lens with Memory Presets)
Christie CDXL-20SP bulb

SCREEN

12’-0”X28’6” Screen

MASKING

2.35, 1.85, 1.77, 1.65

SOUND SYSTEM

Innovox – Left/Center/Right Speaker
QSC DCP-300
DB-9 609-1453-ND D-Sub – 9 Shell

Dolby CAT775 8 track interface connector

Lab Gruppen FP4000/BP – 4000 Watt Subwoofer power amp
Lab Gruppen 20;8X – 8 channel surround amplifier

AJA HD10AM 4 X AES Dolby E Disembedder

PLAYBACK

DCP, Blu-ray, DVD, HDMI, SDI, DCI,

Extron SMX 60857C – composite, SDI, AES, L/R, HDMI switcher

DOREMI – DCP-2K-4-C with IMB (2K Digital Server with License)

AMX MSD 1001 touchscreen panels 10.1

OPPO BDP-105 (BluRay with HDSDI outputs)

MONITOR

Film and audio monitoring at projection booth rack and Front of House desk

CABLES

HDMI, VGA, DVI, Thunderbolt, and Mini Display Port

FIXTURES

60    ETC Source Four Ellipsoidal2 Follow Spots18 50 Degree Lens Tubes24 36 Degree Lens Tubes18 26 Degree Lens Tubes14 19 Degree Lens Tubes4 ETC Source Four Eight Inch Fresnel Spotlights12 ETC Source Four Six Inch Fresnel Spotlights32 ETC Source Four PAR12 ETC LED Selador Paletta Strip Lights

LIGHTING ACCESSORIES

8    Side Arms4 Pipe Booms18 Pattern Holders8 F-Stop2 Drop-In Iris4 Four-Way Barn Doors (For Eight Inch Fresnel)24 Top Hats (50, 36,26,19 Lens Tubes)

CABLES

2    100′ – Stage Pin4 50′ – Stage Pin12 25′ – Stage Pin30 10′ – Stage Pin25 5′ – Stage Pin
1 50′ – DMX2 25′ – DMX3 10′ – DMX2 5′ – DMX1 50′ – Extension Cord
24 Two-Fers6 2 P & G (Female) / Edison (Male)6 Edison (Female) / 2 P & G (Male)6 2 P & G (Female) / NEMA L5-20 (Male)6 Edison (Female) / NEMA L5-20 (Male)

Room Details

Max Cpacity: 309

Floor Plan

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HEARING ASSIST SYSTEM

Hearing Loop assistive listening system is installed in the John & Nancy Hughes Theater and the Stuart Community Room. For more information, please visit www.hearingloop.org.

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