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Waddell Theater Technical Information

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General Information and Fee Structure

Basic Rental Costs and Definition $330/hour (for-profit rate), $305/hour (non-profit rate)/minimum 4 hours

  • Stage: 29' wide x 23' deep, including apron
  • Seating Capacity: 230 with two 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) One designated client will be allowed in teh sound booth during an event.
  • General Area Lighting (see Section 4, Lighting Equipment)
  • Sound system for CD
  • 2 monitor speakers pre-hung in the ceiling on stage
  • 2 microphones
  • Hearing-impaired system
  • Orchestra chairs
Rental Options and Costs
  • 2 microphones
  • Grand piano (untuned) - $100 per event (Event requestors are responsible for any costs incurred in tuning the piano. If tuning is desired, event requestors must use NOVA recommendation for tuner.)
Crew Definitions and Costs

Crew Definitions and Costs:

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

Stage Technician
The only people authorized to operate NOVA lighting, sound, computer and video equipment are stage technicians and AV/IT staff.

Parking and Campus Police:

Campus Police - $80 per hour/per officer for a performance/minimum of 4 hours.

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 x 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 NOVA-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

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:
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.

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.

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