The Creative Journey, from Concept to Reality:
Behind the scenes at one of the most technical theater productions in the world
Anna Robb, General Stage Manager, The House of Dancing Water Show, Macau
Date: November 29, Time: 7:30pm
Early Bird Tickets: Members $100 / Non-members $ 175 (before November 13th)
Regular Tickets: Members $150 / Non-members $ 250
Student priced tickets $100 (must have valid ID)
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Light refreshments will be served thanks to our catering sponsor Burger Joys!
Anna is one of the world’s leading global professionals in Stage Management. She is currently the General Stage Manager of The House of Dancing Water in Macau, China. Her career has spanned the pinnacle of global entertainment across multiple continents and shows of all genres ranging from stage managing, LOVE by the Beatles with Cirque du Soleil to the Sydney Opera House.
She oversees the production in a state-of-the-art tailor-made 2000-seat Dancing Water Theater, The House of Dancing Water at arguably one of the most technical theater productions in the world. The show has 144 winches in its theatre grid and 11 automated hydraulic lifts that move through water to create a dry theatrical stage or a seven metre deep swimming pool (equivalent to five Olympic swimming pools) and many variations in between. Scenic elements are stored underwater underneath the audience seating and 22 scuba divers spend each show underwater driving these scenic elements and assisting in performer movement underwater. To give you an idea of just how big this production is, more than 500 cues are called by the show caller in 90 minutes and 83 crew members work backstage while 91 performers are onstage.
Drawing on experience from having worked on some of the most complex shows in the world, come hear from an insider’s perspective on what it takes to take a show for conceptual stage to a reality.
Behind the scenes at the House of Dancing Water