From time to time, the stars align to create interesting opportunities. In August 2019, two of my clients decided to invite the entire Colorado Symphony Orchestra to join them onstage for their summer performances at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside of Denver. As luck would have it, the shows were scheduled in the last week of August, with OneRepublic playing back-to-back nights followed by an evening with Josh Groban.
The schedule and overall design requirements for these two performances indicated early on that it would be a benefit to both productions to share certain resources. One lighting and set design that could accommodate both performances would eliminate load-out and load in of those elements, thus saving labor costs. Each production simply needed to add their touring backline to the shared staging.