LSS Productions invests in DPA headsets
Friday, 4 October 2019
sunday-in-the-park-companySunday in the Park with George
Australia - The discreet design of DPA’s Core 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone, combined with the fact that it is quick and easy to fit, helped secure an order for 18 units from Australian sound design, equipment hire and production services company LSS Productions.
Based in Melbourne, LSS Productions initially wanted the headsets for a recent production of Stephen Sondheim’s 1984 musical, Sunday in the Park with George. However, now that the units are part of the company’s permanent stock it is already deploying them on other productions including the Australian premier of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton’s musical The Beautiful Game.
Bringing high quality sound to musical theatre and events is a key reason why Marcello Lo Ricco established LSS Productions in 2001. With his background as a performer and musician, plus 20 years’ experience as a sound designer for Broadway style shows with orchestras and large casts using radio microphones, Lo Ricco immediately understood the advantages DPA’s new 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphones offered and placed an order with DPA’s Australian distributor, Amber Technology.
“The 6066 headset is a lot more discreet than earlier DPA headsets, which is why I felt it could work well for Sunday in the Park with George,” he explains. “We wouldn’t get away with the look of using a bulky headset, and on top of that the new gold colour of the 6066 mic boom blended really nicely into light or dark skin tones. Also, the new 6066 headset has a detachable cable, which is a great advantage because it means we can easily replace it if it is damaged.”
Drawing inspiration from Georges Seraut’s painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Sondheim’s musical is one of only nine to have won a Pulitzer prize for drama. Its recent staging in Melbourne was directed by Dean Drieberg and Sonja Suares and produced by the Watch This theatre company at three different venues, ending at the Southbank Theatre.
(Jim Evans)

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