Vari-Lite Backstage

Backstage with Vari-Lite

Stories and pictures from "Vari-Lite Backstage" feature recent shows/tours that have used VARI*LITE® products. This list will be updated check back to find out where we go backstage next. For information on how you can be included in Backstage, contact Bryan Matthews.

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AVITA Tradeshow in Finland

On October 12-14, 2011, UK Sales Manager Matt Hallard attended the AudioVisual 2011 Trade Show at the Helsinki Fair Centre where the Little Ones were proudly on display.

2011 European Dealer Summit

Philips Vari-Lite recently hosted our 2011 European Dealer Summit where we met with all our valued Dealers for product demonstrations, market discussions, and then a little bit of relaxtion with friends before the official launch of PLASA.


Load-in at the 2011 Calgary Stampede

Lighting Designer Pierre Marleau sent in a shot of the load-in for the 2011 Calgary Stampede where he is used 20 VL3500 Wash, 71 VL3000 Spot, 19 VL2500 Spot and 15 VL2500 Wash luminaires, all provided by Epic Production Technologies.

PLASA 2011

When PLASA 2011 opened its doors on Sunday, September 11th the Philips booth filled up quickly. Thanks to George Masek and Matt Hallard for sending in a few shots as the show has started off great.  Make sure you stop by and see us at Earls Court 1, Booth F-50.

Joel goes on a Disney Cruise with Woody

While doing show control on the Disney Dream cruise ship, long-time VARI*LITE supporter Joel Decarie takes a moment to pose backstage with Woody from Toy Story.

2011 Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas

At the 2011 Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, Philips Vari-Lite RSM Leo Miller was on-hand for Lighting Technology week to take part in the discussion on intelligent lighting and also to teach the students some of the basics of VARI*LITE luminaires.

EXIT Festival 2011

On July 7-10, 2011, Studio Berar provided the EXIT Festival 2011 and ligthing designer Goran Kravić with 16 VL2000 Spot luminaires for the 4-day festival at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Serbia.  Studio Berar Rental Managers Momčilo Berar and Emil Berar were charged with the complete organization of the technical support and production carried out by Studio Berar on the three biggest stages at the festival. Studio Berar is an official VARI*LITE distributor that also provides complete after sales support while working to strengthen the VARI*LITE brand in the Serbian market.

Philips Vari-Lite at Machu Picchu with Red Power Peru

Celebrating 100 years of the re-discovery of Machu Picchu by Yale's Archeologist Hiram Bingham, Red Power Peru supplied LD Gian Franco Di Vitto and event organizers with 40 VL3500 Wash and 20 VL3000 Spot luminaires. The celebration took place on July 7, 2011.

Nebraska Thespian Festival

Philips Vari-Lite RSM Leo Miller sent in some shots of his recent trip to do a workshop on moving lights at the Nebraska Thespian Festival. The Nebraska Thespian Festival is the Flagship of all the Thespian festivals held around the country during the year by the parent organization, EdTA, and this year the workshops were expanded to include a larger program on technology for a 3-day intensive course for advanced students on moving lights and programming. The class was taught by Dana Taylor of Mt. Vernon Sr. High School, and is supported with VARI*LITE luminaires from TMS out of Omaha, Strand demo consoles from Vincent Lighting, and taught by Dana, Leo (pictured below) and others; and was held at the Johnny Carson School for Theatre and Film.

Goin' Coastal with VARI*LITE

At the recent Kenny Chesney's Goin' Coastal Tour stop over at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Dean Dove went down to see the show and check out the load-in. For the arena shows LD Mike Swinfdord uses a total of 32 VL3500 Wash, 64 VL3000 Spots, and 48 VL2500 Spot luminaires. For the stadium package, the tour adds an additional 28 VL3000 Spots overhead and in the wings, then another 20 VL3500 Wash fixtures on the field and stage floor.

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