The stage deck is covered with 1/4″ Masonite painted satin black. A series of removable traps exist on the down stage section of the stage. If these need to be removed, an additional work call must be arranged prior to arrival. There are no stock trap door units available. Two portable, three step, step units lead from the house onto the stage. A black Marley dance floor capable of covering the stage from the plaster line to near the back wall is available. Its use requires prior notification and approval of the Edison technical director. Ammonia and water can be used to clean the Marley.
SPECIAL NOTE: There will be no tap, flamenco or other type of rough soled/studded shoes worn on the dance floor. This includes character shoes with exposed tacks or nails. Any furniture items or potentially damaging props must be cleared by the Edison technical directors. Please note that the use of rosin on our Marley floor is prohibited.
- Proscenium: The maximum suggested width is 50′. The standard width is 40′ centered on the 50′ center line. This smaller opening is achieved by adjusting the legs. We reserve the right to adjust the downstage legs in order to maximize sightlines, especially for the house left audience. The proscenium height is fixed at 20′-0″. A 12′ tall fixed border is hung from the first electric for masking. The first electric is also equipped with a walkable bridge. The first electric is motorized and may be flown in to effectively create a lower proscenium.
- Stage Floor: The distance from plaster line to the upstage wall is 33′-6″. The distance from the plaster line to the furthest upstage lineset is 29′. The distance from the thrust point to the plaster 16′-5″. The thrust is an elevator which acts as the orchestra lift and can only be operated from the stage managers console stage right. The thrust lowers to 11′-9″ below stage level, and services the trap room only. It can be stopped at any level for orchestra use; the pre-set stops are at stage level, house level (2′ below stage level), and trap room heights. The thrust/lift may not be operated during performances.The stage manager’s console, stage loading doors, company switch, sound system’s amplifier rack, and fly rail are located stage right.Please be advised that our stage space tapers on stage from down stage to up stage. We encourage visiting companies to familiarize themselves thoroughly with our space through our ground plan and section. Because of the asymmetrical layout of the house seating, stage and rigging, some adjustment or adaptation on the part of the company may be required.Wall-to-wall width:
86′-6″ at plaster line.
56′-0″ at upstage wall.Note: Stage Left wing space is virtually non-existent. There is a door upstage left which serves as access to the crossover in the backstage hallway.
Stage Manager’s Console
- This panel controls the thrust elevator and various worklights throughout the theater. The houselights and onstage worklight controls are mounted adjacent. The house lights are also controllable from the light booth, near the theater’s main doors or through the lighting console. (Ion)
- One 30′-0″ Genie PLI-30 electric manlift. A 300-pound weight limit. Can not roll on Marley dance floor.One 16′-0″ A-Frame w/ extension