Being the Assistant Master Electrician on Urinetown was a great learning experience and was not what I expected at all. This was my first time working on a musical of this size and scale. However, I still felt confident that everything would fall into place and would be done on time. I quickly learned otherwise. Even though we were able to get a head start on the electric process, a lot of the help that was given to us was very inexperienced. It was going to be a challenge to get everything done in the proper time frame.

Urinetown was also a technically advanced show. It took advantage of approximately 20 American DJ Mega Pars, 6 Vari*Lite VL3000’s, and 12 Wybron scrollers on top of the conventional units.

However, one of the hardest issues I faced as the AME was actually not with the equipment. It was more difficult for me delegate the labor force given to me.  It’s a special skill to be able to direct people around and have them work on different projects while overseeing it all.

Luckily, after much hard work and many hours, everything came together nicely and Urinetown turned out wonderful!