Backstage in the Theatre Part 1

Setting up a Show

Rick Miller, BOOM’s writer/director/performer, takes us behind the scenes to show how the touring version is set up. Filmed on location at The Capitol Theatre in Nelson, BC, we see how such a complex multimedia show was adapted for an 8-hour setup by the theatre crew.

In this first part, we follow Rick and the crew from 9am-1pm, learning about the various roles of theatre technicians, and some of the tools they use to set up multimedia theatre productions. We learn about the pre-hang, the load-in, the setup of a scrim, the lighting focus and programming, and tools like ladders, gels, gobs, shutters, booms, and the lighting board.

Thanks to the team at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson, BC!