NICKEL MINES* (World Premiere)
Director: Andrew Palermo
Sound Design: Brian Svoboda
Scenic Design: Eric Barker
Lighting Design: Brady Jay King
Costume Design: Sera Bourgeau
Assistant Sound Design: Kelsi Halverson
Mixer: Matthew Eckstein
Stage Manager: Penn Ross Jackson Jr.
Photo Credit: Paul Kennedy
Conceived by faculty choreographer Andrew Palermo (Allegiance, B'way), Nickel Mines follows the aftermath of a school shooting in an Amish community. The musical was staged alley-style on the stage of UCI's proscenium stage. The cast moved about the audience, and behind them as well. This proved to be an interesting sourcing challenge that sound designer Brian Svoboda tackled using Meyer Sound's DMITRI. We divided the stage into 'delay zones'. As the assistant, I was in charge of tracking the delay zone changes and relaying them mixer Matt Eckstein, so he could program them into the DigiCo SD9.