Vari*Lite moving lights and ETC Source Four light fixtures were part of the lighting design set up for the Legally Blonde production during its Australian tour.
Currently playing at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, Legally Blonde The Musical is lit by Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller with Hugh Hamilton acting as associate for the Australian tour. The set and lighting design for the Australian production comes from the London production of the musical held at the Savoy Theatre.
Vari-Lite moving lights including forty-four VL2500 Spots, twenty-two VL2500 Washes and five VL3500 Spots made up the rig while conventional lighting consisted of over 200 ETC Source Four fixtures.
Hugh explains that the VL2500 Spot and Wash models are great and are amongst the most reliable fixtures in that class on the market. He particularly likes the coated glass dimmer wheel that allows the zero to up fade seem very smooth. He prefers to work with the VL2500 Wash lights because they have a great colour palette and are fast with consistent movement. Besides, they are small, lightweight and fast and have a great zoom range from 14° to 55°.
The VL3500 lights are hung on the balcony rail from where they can do a predominant number of specials and effects. Hugh is a fan of the VL3500’s four-blade shutter mechanism that allows the blades to be operated independently or in unison on two planes for a clear and crisp image.
Posner adds that the VL3500s can do the work of many fixtures, because they can constantly change shuttering and recompose as the stage pictures recompose.
There are approximately two million ETC Source Fours shining brightly in entertainment and architectural venues across the globe, delivering an amazing lighting performance while keeping heat generation to a minimum and providing radical energy savings.
Jands is a leading Australian distributor of professional lighting systems as well as sound and staging equipment.