California ESCAPE Youth Theater
Project: California’s ESCAPE Youth Theater Uses TITAN Imagery to Kick Off 10th Season with Alice in Wonderland
ESCAPE Youth Theater, in Santa Clarita California, the land of CalArts, Magic Mountain and College of the Canyons, is celebrating its 10th season and 4th year producing major musicals at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. This winter an original production of Alice in Wonderland was staged for a combined audience of over 4,500 in the theater’s available 725 seats. Available because the theater actually has just over 800 seats but ESCAPE’s large ensemble and the crew onstage limits the audience capacity.
ESCAPE and its 200+ families, whose children participated in the production, are truly a wealth of resources. Among that group are artists and craftsmen who frequently contribute to the productions at the highest level. Storyboards were created and with the requirements of the projection determined, Digital Projection was contacted to help the theater realize their vision.
With the stage alternately filled to the brim with an ensemble of 160 dancing and singing performers decked out in fantastically colorful costumes, or simply Alice captivatingly alone, the imagery projected by two TITAN 1080p projectors perfectly set the mood for each scene. Production Director Kyle Burson remarked, “I feel like the projection was limited only by my imagination. It did whatever I asked it to do. The images were so crisp I felt I could climb into the picture and be lost in Wonderland.” Some two dozen stills were created, manipulated and in some cases animated, to provide a much richer sweep to the production than a traditional approach to design would have permitted.
• TITAN Quad 1080p
Feedback from the Client
“ESCAPE was fortunate to have both the outstanding artistry and technical superiority of DP’s TITANs to create a truly beautiful theatrical experience to begin our 10th year!” – Barry Kemper, Lighting Designer, California’s Youth ESCAPE Theater