New sound equipment, installed with the help of a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, will enhance the theater experience for patrons of the Croswell Opera House starting this month.
Six front-fill speakers, built into the front of the wall around the Croswell’s orchestra pit, will make it easier to balance sound levels between the orchestra and singers on stage.
“This addresses one of the most common issues we hear about from patrons,” said Croswell artistic director Jere Righter. “For musical theater, you want as much control as possible over the balance between words and music, and this new equipment will help us improve that balance.”
The new speakers were installed at the end of September and will get their first use in the October production of “Rock of Ages.”