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Waddell Theater Technical Information

Contact the Office of Continuing Education for rentals: 703.450.2551
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General Information and Fee Structure

Basic Rental Costs and Definition $150 per hour/min. of 3 hours: Stage: width 29' x 23' depth including apron
Seating Capacity: 230 with 2 wheelchairs spaces Use of Stage and Seating Area

Use of Dressing Rooms and Wing Space Stage Supervisor (see duties under Crew Definitions)
Access to Control Booth (see "Crew Requirements" below)
General Area Lighting (see Section 4, "Lighting equipment")
Sound system for CD and Cassette Tape playback
Headset and stage monitor system
Podium with microphone
Hearing Impaired System
Orchestra Chairs

Rental Options and Costs:
Computer, LCD Projector (in booth) and
Projection Screen (onstage 6'-6'upstage of proscenium): $75.00 per day

Microphones and stands (see section "Sound Equipment"):
* Wired - $15.00 per microphone per day
* Wireless - $60.00 per microphone per day

Video Camera - VHS Recorder: $75.00 per day

Use of Scene Shop and Access to Tools - To be negotiated on a per event request.

Modify Standard Light Plot - To be negotiated on a per event request.

High Lift - $75.00 per day

Grand piano (untuned) - $100.00 per event (Event requestors are responsible for any costs incurred in tuning the piano. If tuning is desired, event requestors must use NVCC recommendation for tuner.)

Orchestra shell - $40.00 per section per day

Risers - $10.00 per section per day Marquee sign advertisement - $100.00 per week

Crew Definitions and Costs:

Crew Definitions and Costs:

Stage Supervisor - included in basic rental definition:
The Stage Supervisor will be the technical liaison between NVCC and the incoming group. The Stage Supervisor will oversee load-in, rehearsal, and performance as part of the basic rental package.

Stage Technicians - $65.00 per hour/min. of 3 hours (as of 9/1/02):
The only people authorized to operate the equipment will be AV/IT staff, professional CE staff, and individuals who have gone through appropriate training. Stage Technicians may operate NVCC lighting, sound, computer, or video equipment.

House Manager - $35.00 per hour/min. of 3 hours:
The House Manager will be the individual in charge of House Management during production. The necessity of a House Manager will be determined on an individual basis depending on the complexity of the production.

Load-in and running crew - $25.00 per hour/min. 3 hours:
The incoming event may provide some (or all) of the load-in and running crew. The exact number will be negotiated on an individual basis depending on the complexity of the technical set-up.

Parking and Campus Police:
Campus Police - $50.00 per hour/per officer for an evening performance, for a minimum of 3 hours. All other times will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Parking - Costs will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
Prices are subject to change without notice.

Directions

From the West (Leesburg):
Take Route 7 East. You will pass the Dulles Town Center Mall on the right. You will go under a bridge (Cascades Parkway). The Loudoun Campus is located on the left at the next traffic light across from the Potomac Run Shopping Center.

From the East (Tysons Corner):
Take Route 7 West. The Loudoun Campus is approximately 10 miles west of Tysons Corner. Follow Route 7 west past Route 637 (Sugarland Run). The Loudoun Campus is located on the right at the next traffic light across from the Potomac Run Shopping Center.

From the Southeast (Annandale):
Take I-495 North. From I-495 take exit 12 onto Route 267 West (Toll Road). From the Toll Road take exit 16 onto Route 7 West. Follow Route 7 West past Route 637 (Sugarland Run). The Loudoun Campus is located on the right at the next traffic light across from the Potomac Run Shopping Center.

From the Southwest (Manassas):
Take I-66 East to Route 28 North. Follow Route 28 North until the end. Exit Route 28 onto Route 7 East. You will pass the Dulles Town Center Mall on the right. You will go under a bridge (Cascades Parkway). The Loudoun Campus is located on the left at the next traffic light across from the Potomac Run Shopping Center.

From the North (Rockville, MD):
Take I-495 South, Capital Beltway, Outer Loop. From I-495 take exit 16 onto Route 267 West, the Dulles Toll Road. From the toll road take exit 16 onto Route 7 West. Follow Route 7 West past Route 637 (Sugarland Run). The Loudoun Campus is located on the right at the next traffic light across from the Potomac Run Shopping Center.

Stage Directions

Dimensions: 
Proscenium height: 15'-11 ¾"" width: 25'- 4 ¾"
Maximum Useable Stage Space behind proscenium: 30' x 13'-6"
Note: Stage house has a trapezoidal footprint

Wing space:
SR -11'- 6" to Scene Shop double doors 
SL - 11'- 0" at 8' US Proscenium

Apron: 29'-1 ½" wide by 3'-5" deep plus steps at either end

Stage Floor:
Note: No nails, screws, or drilled holes are allowed.
Masonite painted black, screwed to sub-floor.
Apron has white oak trim.

Dance Floor:
There is no dance floor available at NVCC-Loudoun.
See "Ground Plan" drawing and "Section" drawing for additional details. Note: There is NO crossover from Dressing rooms located SL without leaving the theater area.

Rigging:
There is no moving rigging installed in the theater.

Masking/Drapery:
Note: All drapes are installed on traveler track and may not be removed.

Main Drape:

Burgundy color
Permanent Valence 0'-2" US of Proscenium
Center-split curtain with rope on SL 0'-9" US of Proscenium

Black Masking:
2 - Permanent Valance/Border 5'-0" and 10'-6" US of Proscenium
#1 Legs 5'-8" US of Proscenium
#2 Legs and Traveler 11'-2" US of Proscenium

Back Drops:
Black Sharkstooth Scrim 11'-8" US of Proscenium
Curved white cyclorama 13'-6" to 19'-0" US of Proscenium

Lifts and Ladders:
1 - 20' fiberglass step ladder
1 - 40' extension ladder
1 - High lift possible use with advanced arrangement

Dressing Rooms:
There are two chorus style dressing rooms with sink, toilet, and dressing mirrors located on the SL side of the theater with access to SL. There is NO crossover to SR without leaving the theater area.

Lighting Equipment

Repertory Light Plot:
A flexible light plot is maintained in the theater. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education for details. No change to the light plot may be made without advanced arrangement.

Dimmers:
96 - ETC 1.2 K

Circuits:
84 - distributed throughout theater (see Lighting Ground Plan)

Control Board:
ETC Expression with computer memory, submasters, and individual manual faders

Instrument inventory:
#  Type  Lamp gel frame
24 ETC 426j  575w HPL 6.25 x 6.25
10 ETC 436j  575wHPL  6.25 x 6.25
10 ETC 450j  575wHPL  6.25 x 6.25
20 Altman 6" fresnel (65Q) BTN 7.5 x7.5
3 Altman Zip Strips (ZS-3) 4.75 x 4.375

Cable:
Note: All cable is 12 gauge 3 conductor SO jacket with grounded stage pin connectors.
4 - 50'
4 - 25'
15 - 10'
10 - 5'
25 - 3' two-fers

Color Media:
Note: There is little color media in stock. Please call to inquire or plan to bring specific colors you will want.

Follow Spots:
There are NO follow spots available at the theater. 
There is no provision to install follow spots in the house. The normal follow spot position is on the catwalk, which will require a block and fall or that the follow spot comes in easily managed pieces. 

Sound Equipment

Microphones

Samson Wireless receiver UR6D:
2 - Lavaliere type Samson UT6
1 - Handheld Samson CCRUH6X

Condenser:
2 - Sony ECM 530/1 desk top
2 - Audio-Technica ATM 33A

Dymanic:
2 - Audio-Technica ATM 27HE

House Speaker System:
Permanently mounted Center Cluster plus House Left and Right speakers
4 - Portable Peavy Stadium 11 B/PR 1003 (2 allocated to booth monitors)

Mixing Console
Note: Permanently mounted in booth with no openable windows
Studiomaster Trilogy 326
24 - input to 4 output masters
6 - assignable auxiliary submasters

Signal Processing

Micro Audio EQ POD 1.0CQ
28 - Band programmable equalizer

Eastern Acoustic Works MX300i
2 - channel close coupled electronic processor

Sabine Adaptive Audio FBX 1020 Plus
Feed back exterminator

Amplifiers
7 - Peavey Architectural Acoustics IA400
1 - Crown D-75A for booth monitor

Patch Systems
Speaker assignment between amplifiers and house speaker outlets
Microphone and rack-mounted equipment

Playback
Tascam 122MKIII
single transport cassette
Pioneer PD-F507
25 - CD magazine

Video Amplifier
VideoTek VDA-16 connected to video outlets through house and dressing rooms
Note: The theater has no video cameras or recorders to support this amplifier.

Production Communication (headset and paging)
Headset
Audiocom 2 channel Base station in booth rack

Wall mounted talk stations in Scene Shop and Dressing Rooms

6 - Belt packs

6 - Double muff headsets

Connection plates throughout the theater (see Electrical Ground Plan)

Paging Amplifier

Peavy MMA 875T


Audience Services

Personal Hearing Assistance

30 - Williams Sound Corporation Model R7 Personal PA

Music Equipment

Acoustical Orchestra Shell
5 - Wanger

Choral Risers

Orchestra Chairs
20 - black

Grand Piano - UNTUNED Note: Tuning must be arranged through college approved tuners. Presenter must pay tuning costs. 

Diagrams

Note: Diagrams are in PDF format for easy printing. To download the Free Adobe Acrobat Reader click here.

Ground Plan
Rigging Section through Center Line
Seating Chart

Gallery and Reception Area

Gallery
$20.00 per hour - On-going exhibitions to be negotiated<

Reception Area
$30.00 per hour - includes use of three tables (extra tables to be negotiated), serving and prep area included. Client is responsible for clean-up.

Miscellaneous

Computer and Projector in Booth
Projector - Proxima Pro AV 9350
Dell
Wireless gyro mouse

Video Playback
VHS
DVD

Use of Scene Shop and tools
These are only available for repair or light construction by advanced arrangement.

Fire Regulations
Open flame is not permitted onstage or anywhere in the theater.  This includes lighting matches, cigarettes, oil lamps, or any other devices using open flames.