Opening Night Afterparty
Tavern on the Green
Central Park, NYC
Staging, Audio, Lighting, Scenic
The renowned love story between a Vietnamese woman and an American soldier is back on Broadway, and for the opening night producers wanted to go out with a bang! Organizers of this event hosted the afterparty at the iconic Tavern on the Green, and asked that we decorate the venue’s six spaces—two bar areas, dinner seating, VIP, red carpet, and the outside tent with a live band—on theme with the play throughout.
Beginning with the entry, we flooded the foyer and bar area with red LED line lights, and shot an LED breakup pattern on the textured roof of the bar.
In the VIP and dinner areas, we splashed red and amber up lighting as to not leave a space un-touched—they even allowed us to place some in the open, viewable kitchen.
On the inside dance floor and bar area, we boxed the bright lights for the step-and-repeat, installed a gobo-designed moving light package, and lit up the dark corner areas with hazed red.
And for the lighting 'finale,' we hung staggered Vietnamese lamps in the outside band area, offset with hanging string lights to create a fuller, yet elegant, display. Into the evening when the crowd started dancing, we had the lights flicker in alternation to the rhythm of the music.
For the audio aspect of the night, our technicians assumed the task of linking audio throughout all of the venue’s spaces to be signaled through two stations: one for the band, and one for the DJ. The effort went into wiring it so each of these stations had the ability to play throughout all of the rooms, switchable between the DJ and the band, and also the ability for the DJ to be only audible inside, and band only audible outside.