Thoroughly Modern Millie stage - Fall 2008

Sound Design and Board Op

I worked as the sound designer, including sound effects, for this show. I also designed and edited the opening movie, which played during the overture of the musical and introduced the cast. Millie was my first show as a sound designer and board operator. The Fall Musical is Edina High School's largest production, involving around 80 people and running for two weeks.

The show had a full pit that was miced by me with some guidance from Grant, our technical director. The show also had backstage mics for chorus numbers. Those came from discussions about vocal balance with the choral director for the show. The only real sound problem during the show happened during the closing number simply because we did not have any of the second chorus members miced. It was decided that the mics would be turned down a bit, and that balanced the two vocal lines sufficiently. The show was mixed on a Yamaha M7CL-48.


Act I Mic Plot
Act II Mic Plot


Opening Video