From 4 to 12 September, the Rehberghalle in Roßdorf, Germany, was transformed into a musical stage. Under the direction of Broadway Entertainment e.V., young people from the local area staged a rendition of Jekyll & Hyde. Lighting Designers, Benedikt Vogel and Kilian Scheiding relied on Cameo by Adam Hall Group OPUS, ZENIT and F Series spotlights, supplied by Pfungstadt-based MKM Event Show Technik.
Broadway Entertainment e.V. has been staging impressive show productions for quite a few years now. Sunset Boulevard, Dracula, Chaplin and Shrek, among others, recently celebrated their musical premiere in the Rehberghalle.
“The location itself is one of the biggest challenges,” revealed Deputy Technical Manager and Light Operator, Kilian Scheiding. “The Rehberghalle is an ordinary sports hall that we have to turn into a musical theatre every year. In addition to that, the hall has a restricted height of just 5.60m.”
After the production technology team’s positive experience with Cameo OPUS S5 spot moving heads during their previous production, Scheiding and Vogel were also able to rely on the OPUS X PROFILE for Jekyll & Hyde. “The OPUS X is used as a front and side light and delivers great results when used as an effect light from behind,” said Scheiding.
In accordance with the dark overall atmosphere of the story and the low-key style with its stark contrasts, the lighting designers mainly immersed the stage in a desaturated cool white light from the Cameo F Series. The F2 D Fresnel spotlight was the daylight specialist here, while the F4 FC, with its RGBW LED as a backlight, provided both cool white and red accents to the stage lighting.