Elation for Fiddler on the Roof in NYC
Thursday, 16 May 2019
fiddler-on-the-roofFiddler on the Roof at Stage 42 in New York City (photo: Matthew Murphy)
USA - A Yiddish-language production of Fiddler on the Roof opened at Stage 42 in New York City on 21 February with direction by Joel Grey and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski. Playing an important role in this version of the musical are Elation Colour 5 Profile LED ellipsoidal spots supplied by G Scott Designs.
Associate designer is Ethan Steimel who says that Kaczorowski required a fixture that colour changed in a tight warm palette from no colour incandescent to gel colours L162 to L147. He adds that the designer also wanted to achieve a deep blue.
The solution was found in the Colour 5 Profile LED ellipsoidal. Housing a 180W RGBAM (Red, Green, Blue, Amber, Mint) LED engine, the Mint LED enhances the production of variable white colour temperatures from 3,200 to 6,500K and increases the CRI. An exceptionally flat field of light, CRI over 94, and a professional feature set that includes a 4-blade framing system and interchangeable lens options make it a highly flexible directional spot luminaire for theatre.
For Fiddler, eight Colour 5 Profile fixtures are used to light the crinkled paper portal legs.
Glen Davis of G Scott Designs says they have successfully used the Colour 5 Profile in their own designs for years and keep 70 in stock along with other Elation gear like SixPar series LED par lights, Colour Chorus LED battens, and TVL CYC RGBW cyclorama wall wash luminaires.
"It was a big job moving the entire village of Anatevke from Battery Park to 42nd Street,” said associate designer Steimel. “Glen Davis at G. Scott Designs did a superb job swapping out over half the lighting rig to accommodate the new venue."
The production of Fiddler on the Roof at Stage 42 is an open-ended run with plans to be in production for one year.
(Jim Evans)

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