Chicago, IL (March 1, 2013)—The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards, is now performing at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre with the help of sound designer Brian Ronan and New Jersey-based sound company Masque Sound.
“For this production, one of our main concerns was ensuring that our sound system and speakers would not interfere with the layout of the staging for the show,” explained Cody Spencer, associate sound designer with Ronan. “A lot of our process involves strategizing ways to provide optimal sound coverage—so that every word is heard throughout the theatre—while making the scenic department happy by keeping our system out of audience view and preventing it from inhibiting the main frame of the show.”
For The Book of Mormon at the Bank of America Theatre, Masque Sound is providing Sennheiser MKE-1 microphones for the lead actors and MKE-2s for various other cast members. Other gear included DPA 4061 microphones, L-Acoustics speakers and a DiGiCo SD7 console interfaced via a DiGiCo UB MADI connector to a computer running QLab live show control software.
“If there was something that we were in need of, we just called over to Masque and they took care of us,” said Spencer. “They were able to get us the equipment within a day or two, which was great. We really enjoy working with Masque Sound.”