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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David Smith - A lighting programmer's fashion statement

When working behind the board, lighting programmer David Smith likes for his apparel to match the rig through a fashion statement that will never go away.

Vari-Lite Tech Training at DWR Distribution

Vari-Lite Techical Trainer Todd Kessler joined DWR Distribution in Johannesburg, South Africa, for a five day training course covering the Series 500, 1000, 2000, 3000, 3500 and VLX luminaires.


Happy Birthday Argentina

Argentina Celebrated 200 years of Independence and freedom by having concerts on the 9 de Julio Avenue in Buenos Aires, Argentina from the 20th to the 25th of May 2010. Over 1 million people attended the concert series per day. Riders Pro participated on this event with 24 VL3000 Spot, 24 VL3500 Wash and 10 VL500 80V.

Philips Vari-Lite Asian Dealer Conference and Technical Training

On Tuesday, April 13, 2010, Philips Vari-Lite held the Asian Dealer Conference at the Swisshotel in Beijing, China, The event was a tremendous success and we are excited to continue or growth overseas. Thank you to all in attendance.


Miss Venezuela 2009

During the Miss Venezuela 2009 Pageant rehearsal at the Poliedro de Caracas, (left to right) LD Roberto Penso, producer Joaquin Riviera, Miss Venezuela Pageant President Osmel Sousa, and VLPS President Luis Duque gather for a quick shot. On the show, they used 70 VL3000 Spots, 40 VL3500 Wash luminaires. Oh and by the way, Miss Venezuela won Miss Universe in both 2008 and 2009.

John Mayer at the AAC

On a recent visit to the AAC in Dallas, we got a chance to check out the John Mayer load-in with lighting design by Marc Brickman. After capturing this shot of a few the VLX Wash fixtures at work, we got to watch a great show that featured the VLX Wash, VL3500 Wash FX, and VL3000 Spot luminaires.


Beyonce in Peru

When Beyonce visited Lima, Peru, the team at Red Power Peru was ready to assist with 24 VL3500 Wash and 24 VL3000 Spot Luminaires.


Christmas in Lima, Peru

At the HSBC Bank in Lima, Peru, Red Power Peru used 20 VL3500 Wash and 20 VL3000 Spot luminaires to make a beautiful holiday spectacle.



Vicki Rafuse Models the Latest Philips Vari-Lite Gear

At the annual Tour Tech East event, Vicki Rafuse takes a moment to pose for the camera in her new Philips Vari-Lite winter gear.

April Wine at Tour Tech East

At the annual charity event hosted by Tour Tech East, lighting designer Shawn Organ used a fantastic combination of old and new technology partnering a massive PAR 64 overhead rig with the new VLX Wash luminaire. Proving the versatility of the VLX Wash, the show was phenomenal.



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