Merryman Technical Packet

General Information

Address:
225 West 22nd Street, Kearney, Nebraska 68845
www.merrymancenter.org

 

Contact:
Executive Director  —  Denise Christensen
Office: 308-698-8052
Fax: 308-698-8001
Box Office / Hospitality — Vonda Lundell
Office: 308-698-8297
Technical Director / Operations Manager  —  Shawn Deiger
Office Phone: 308-698-8299

 

Auditorium:

Total Seating Capacity: 760 permanent seats. Up to 40 temporary seats can be added. Wheelchair accessible spaces: 16. Standing room only capacity is 900 individuals.

 

Orchestra section:
-Seats 490 persons in three sections across.
-Accessible by two side aisles and two interior aisles (all 40” wide at narrowest point)
-Back wall of auditorium is 67’6” from curtain line.
-Auditorium main entrance is located at the center rear.
-Auditorium floor is 3’6” below stage floor at front of orchestra pit.

 

Balcony:
-Seats 270 persons in three sections across
-Aisles are 3’6” wide
-Balcony is 34’6” horizontally from curtain line.
-Access to balcony is 2 sets of stairs in the rear of the auditorium or the grand stairway from the
  lobby to the balcony door on the house left side. Balcony is not wheelchair accessible.

 

Stage:
-Proscenium stage with small recessed covered orchestra pit.
-Stage floor is Masonite over maple painted flat black.
-Access from auditorium to stage is by steps far downstage right and left or by steps at the sides
  of the orchestra pit. There are removable steps available from the aisles to the orchestra pit.
-Access to dressing rooms, rest rooms and gymnasium is from upstage center.
-Crossover/storage area is behind upstage wall. Clearance Height: 8’6”
-Dimensions: (Be aware that if equipment is planned to fit to close tolerances, designers and/or
  the technical coordinator must verify all dimensions in the space.)
  Proscenium:      Height: 17’4”                           Width: 45’3”
  Centerline to:    Locking rail (SL): 37’0”        Wall (SR): 39’0”
                                Exterior loading doors (SR) 66’0”
  Curtain line to:  Upstage wall: 27’0”               Downstage edge: 11’6”
  Plaster line to:   Rear wall of stage: 29’6”     Lip of stage: 9’0”
  Upstage Wall:    Total Width: 51’5”                 SR end to SR wall: 13’6”; SL end to SL lock rail: 10’9”

 

Orchestra Pit:
-Access to pit is steps at right and left sides leading to auditorium
-Pit floor to stage floor: 7’2”. Pit floor to pit ceiling: 6’0”. Pit floor to auditorium floor: 4’4”.
-Pit extends under stage 3’10”.
-Width of pit at center: 7’10”. Length of pit 42’4”.
-Stage lip to center of pit railing: 4’ at center, 1’6” at ends

 

Orchestra Pit Cover:
-Pit cover is has a steel frame covered with ¾” plywood and masonite, painted black.
-Two narrow steps both stage left and right. Additional steps available from aisles to pit cover.
-Downstage edge of pit cover to stage at center is 3’10” and at sides is 1’8”.
-Special Note: The pit cover is removable for performances, but only when all other options have       been eliminated. Removal and re-installation is extremely labor intensive.

 

Orchestra Shell:
-Ceiling sections’ leading edges (downstage to upstage) trim at 17’1”, 14’8”, and 13’3”.
-Upstage tower sections are 17’3” high. Side tower sections are 18’3” high.
-Lower panels of side sections are hinged for use as a door.   Maximum door width is 5’3”.

 

Choral Risers:
-5 rolling, folding four step risers
-2 rolling, folding three step risers
-6 collapsible three steps risers

 

Loading Area:
-Stage access is two ground level 8’ wide, 10’ high overhead doors.
-Hydraulic lift is built into floor inside east door for vehicles 8’ wide or less.
-Marshaling area between outside doors and stage is 25’0” to stage and 28’6” wide.
-Access to stage right is by overhead door 9’10” high by 11’10” wide.
-12’ clearance against the building due to low overhanging architecture.

 

Support / Other Spaces

Dressing Rooms:
-Total of 4 dressing rooms for approximately 28 people.
-Located in the hallway through the upstage door.
-Main floor dressing room with shower, toilet, sink, and makeup counter fits about 4 people. Other     main floor dressing room with makeup counter fits about 6 people.
-Two upper floor dressings have the same features but are slightly larger.
-These rooms can be locked. MPAC staff and custodians have access keys.

 

Conference Room:
-Tables, chairs, sink, refrigerator, internet. Space for about 30. Located on the second floor.

 

Reception Hall:
-Access to the auditorium. Will seat about 150 people at 8 foot round tables or 178 people without     tables. Limited kitchen access is available with prior arrangement.
-Monitor speakers provide sound from the auditorium and multiple microphone jacks are available     and can be used without requiring use of the mixing console.

 

Fly System

-To be operated only by persons trained in the safe operation of a counterweight fly system.
-Manual single purchase steel counterweight system with 34 linesets.
-Battens are 1.5” ID pipe, 65’-6” long
-High trim: 33’-6”. Low trim: 5’-0”
-Locking rail and traveller sheaves are located Stage Left.
-Arbor capacity is 1200 pounds
-Counterweight loading gallery is 26’8”’ above stage floor.
Lineset Schedule
Lineset Purpose Distance from Plasterline
A (DH) Downstage Electric -0′ 6″
0 (DH) Grand Border 1′ 2″
1
Grand Drape
1′ 10″
2 Open 2′ 6″
3 1st Electric 3′ 2″
4 Orchestra Shell Cloud 4′ 6″
5 Open 5′ 2″
6 Projection Screen (optional) 5′ 10″
7 Open 6′ 6″
8 1st Border 7′ 2″
9
1st Legs
7′ 10″
10 Open 8′ 6″
11
2nd Electric
9′ 2″
12 Open 9′ 10″
13
 Open 
10′ 6″
14 3rd Electric 10′ 10″
15
Orchestra Shell Cloud
12′ 6″
16 2nd Border 13′ 2″
17 2nd Legs 13′ 10″
18 Open 14′ 6″
19 4th Electric 15′ 10″
20 Traveller Border 16′ 6″
21 Traveller Curtain 17′ 2″
22 Open 17′ 10″
23
5th Electric
18′ 6″
24 3rd Border 19′ 10″
25
Orchestra Shell Cloud
20′ 6″
26 3rd Legs 21′ 2″
27 Open 21′ 10″
28 6th Electric 22′ 6″
29 Open 23′ 20″
30 Open 24′ 6″
31
Open      
25′ 2″
32 Blackout Drop 26′ 6″
33
4th Border/Legs
27′ 2″
34 Cyclorama 27′ 10″
Back Wall
Black Hard Cyc
29′ 6″
Soft goods:
1 main drape (center split), cherry 26oz. polyester IFR velour, 17’ tall, both panels 33’ wide
1 main valance, cherry 25oz. cotton velour, 5’ x 65’
8 flat legs, black 21oz. cotton velour, 16’ x 13’
6 flat legs, black 21oz. polyester IFR velour, 18’ x 13’
5 borders, black 21 oz. cotton velour, 60’x6’
1 border, black 21 oz. polyester IFR velour, 58’x6’
1 flat traveler (center split), black 21 oz. lined polyester IFR velour, 17’ tall, both panels 28’ wide
1 pleated traveler (center split), black 25 oz. cotton velour, 16’ tall, both panels 30’ wide
1 white muslin cyclorama, 20’ x 60’
1 natural muslin cyclorama, 19’6” x 55’
1 front/rear projection screen 12’ x 16’

 

Lighting System

Control:
ETC Expression3 or ETC Ion consoles
ETCNet DMX Nodes are available throughout the stage and house, including all lighting positions.

 

Dimming:
240 ETC Sensor 2.4 Kilowatt dimmers.
Circuits/Dimmers     Location
1 – 24                       FOH / Cove (DeSisti Self-Climbing hoists)
25 – 36                     Dead Hung Electric DS of grand drape
37 – 44                     Balcony rail
45 – 52                     House right box boom
53 – 60                     House left box boom
61 – 84                     1st Electric (#77 is dedicated to work lights)
85 – 100                   2nd Electric (#88 is dedicated to work lights)
101 – 116                 3rd Electric
117 – 132                 4th Electric
133 – 156                 5th Electric (#144 and #145 are dedicated to work lights)
157 – 180                 6th Electric
181 – 183                 DSL wall pocket
184 – 186                 DSR wall pocket
187 – 189                 Mid SL wall pocket
190 – 192                 Mid SR wall pocket
193 – 195                 Up Mid SL wall pocket
196 – 198                 Up Mid SR wall pocket
199 – 201                 USL wall pocket
202 – 204                 USR wall pocket
205 – 209                 USL rear wall pocket
210 – 214                 USC rear wall pocket
215 – 219                 USR rear wall pocket
220 – 223                 Under Balcony House Lights
224 – 227                 House Lights
228                            Sconces
229                            Proscenium up lights
231                            House lights (rear corners)
233, 235                    Pendant lights
234, 273, 238           Aisle lights
Dimmers 192, 198, 201, 209, 214, and 219 are normally set to non-dimming status for use with Edison (parallel U-ground) adapters.

 

FOH Positions:
Balcony Rail is 12’ above stage level; 33’ from curtain line; 42’ long
Cove Position is 29’ above stage level; 37’-4” from curtain line; 35’ long
Box Booms are 15’ to 23’ above stage level; 44’ from curtain line at center, 39’ from curtain line at near side sightline

 

House Lights:
LED, dimmable, can be programmed into the consoles or controlled by Unison system

 

Instruments & Equipment:
36   – 19° ETC Source Four Ellipsoidals, 750 watts
25   – 26° ETC Source Four Ellipsoidals, 750 watts
25   – 36° ETC Source Four Ellipsoidals, 750 watts
16   – 50° ETC Source Four Ellipsoidals, 750 watts
13   – ETC Source Four Variable focus PARnels, 750 watts
39   – ETC Source Four PARs, 750 watts (35 WFL, 8MFL, 6NSP, 7VNSP, 2XWFL lenses)
5     – Altman Sky Cyc 3 cell cyc lights, 1000 watts
6     – Altman Spectra Cyc 200 RGBA LED fixtures
2     – Lycian SuperArc 400 watt followspots (with Edison connectors)
4     – Source Four gobo holders (A size)
4     – Source Four gobo holders (B size)
17    – 6.25” x 5” or 3” color extender tubes
59    – Stage pin extension cables, various lengths
13    – Stage pin twofers
8      – Male stage pin to female edison adapters
7      – Female stage pin to male edison adapters
Color frames are available for all instruments.
Various DMX cables

 

Company Power Service:
120/208V 400A, 3 phase. Camlock or lug connections. 2 neutrals. All connecters are female.
120/208V 200A, 3 phase. Camlock or lug connections. All connecters are female.
2 Camlock male turnarounds are available.
Both hookups are downstage right.

 

Sound System

Theatre Sound System:
-Yamaha LS9-16 digital console
-PreSonus Digimax D8 preamplifiers (feed LS9 channels 17-32)
-Denon DN-C550R CD Recorder
-Numark MP102 CD player with pitch control and auto-pause
-Center speaker cluster of 2 JBL 15” loudspeakers and 3 JBL 2385A horns covers balcony
-QSC KW153 3-way cabinets (2 each side of the stage covers main level)
-QSC KW181 Subwoofer cabinets (1 each side of the stage)
-QSC K8 powered speakers for concert front fill
-Bag End TA6002 6” full range speakers (mounted as front fill under pit cover steps
-Evid Ceiling Speakers are mounted for balcony underfill.
-NOTE: Microphone inputs 1 and 2 (stage left, stage right, and floor pockets) are live
whenever the sound system is on. These inputs bypass the mixing console.

 

Miscellaneous Equipment:
6       Electro-Voice ND267a cardioid vocal microphones
5       Shure SM58 cardioid vocal microphones
2       Shure SM57 cardioid instrument microphones
2       Shure SM63 dynamic omni-directional microphones
3       Audio-Technica 2020 condensor microphones
3       CAD CM100 cardioid condensor choir microphones
4       AudioTechnica PRO45 cardioid condensor microphones
2       Sabine SW70-H15 wireless handheld microphones (Audix OM5 hypercardioid capsule)
6       SW70-T Sabine wireless beltpack systems
2       Shure SLX wireless systems with beltpacks
2       Shure SLX Beta58 handheld transmitters
8       Sennheiser MKE-2 lavaliere (lapel) microphones
1       Countryman H6OW5L wireless headset microphone
1       Shure MX153T wireless headset microphone
4       Electro-Voice SX300 300 watt, 12 inch portable wedge monitor speakers
4       QSC K10 powered monitor speakers
13     Atlas microphone stands
8       Atlas microphone stand boom arms
1       Podium with microphone and light
2       gooseneck table microphone stands with “push to talk” switch
1       Emtech EJ-10 multiple input type to XLR adapter box
9       Listen Technology Personal Hearing Assistance units for patron use
4       Whirlwind IMP2 direct boxes
38     Microphone cables, various lengths
2       15’ ¼”-¼”instrument cables
13     Neutrik NL4M speaker cables, 10’ and 25’, and couplers

 

Communication and Monitors:
Wall stations in dressing rooms, loading dock, and box office, gym and TD office.
4       CC-95 single muff headsets
6       CC-26 lightweight single muff headsets
1       CC-300 single muff headset
8       single channel RS – 601 belt packs
1       dual channel RS – 600 belt pack
1       telephone handset