The renowned Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis has found two markets in the Twin Cities for its Robert Juliat Topaze and Manon followspots. The Theater not only uses a trio of Topazes and a pair of Manons for its own dramatic and musical productions but also lends them to the Minnesota Opera during its season.
âI have been a theatrical technician for 10 years and have used a wide variety of followspots at venues all over the country,â? notes Owen Moldow, lead electrician at the Guthrie. âWhen I started working at the Guthrie Theater in 2007 I got to use Robert Juliat Topaze and Manon for the first time, and I was floored. I’ve never seen a followspot so bright or that had such nice action. They are incredibly easy to use and maintain; I never thought that I would actually look forward to using a followspot!â? more
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