BALLROOM WITH A TWIST

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BALLROOM WITH A TWIST

TECHNICAL RIDER



DO NOT USE OR RELY UPON ANY PRIOR VERSION OF THIS TECHNICAL RIDER.

It is essential that PRESENTER forward to COMPANY Production Office complete technical
information on the proposed venue prior to any assumption
that COMPANY has approved the
venue. Such COMPANY approval is a vital condition of the contractual agreement, and said
agreement may be deemed null and void without it. This information must include a floor plan of
the stage, a rigging plan, a floor plan o
f the hall, and side elevations of the stage and complete
theatre. Also, please provide

contact information for the venue’s Technical Director. This
information must be received by The COMPANY prior to any tickets going on sale.


IMPORTANT TECHNICAL INFORM
ATION

FOR ALL “BALLROOM WITH A TWIST” PRESENTERS

It is extremely important that, as stated hereinafter in the “BALLROOM WITH A TWIST”

technical rider, that the stage surface of any theatre in which “BALLROOM WITH A

TWIST”

performs MUST HAVE A SPRUNG
-
WOOD D
ANCE FLOOR with a black

Marley cover. If
PRESENTER is unsure of the nature of the stage floor of a venue,

each PRESENTER must
determine this information before a contract can be signed for

a proposed engagement of
“BALLROOM WITH A TWIST.” If the COMPANY
arrives for

technical rehearsals and discovers
that the stage surface is not of this quality and

construction, we cannot guarantee that a
performance will take place.

If you have any questions regarding the condition of your stage,
please feel free to

cont
act the “BALLROOM WITH A TWIST” Production office.

Thank you for your attention and help in this matter.


LOCAL PRESENTER AGREES TO FURNISH

AT PRESENTER’S OWN EXPENSE THE FOLLOWING:


FACILITY AVAILABILITY

1. COMPANY requires exclusive and private use of th
e performance venue for a period

of no less than twelve (12) consecutive hours prior to the first public performance.

PRESENTER guarantees that the stage shall be broom swept and free of all debris.

The stage and wings must be completely clear of all theat
rical and/or house equipment

not required for this production.


2. COMPANY and Production Technicians are to be the exclusive occupants of the

performance venue
from the beginning of load
-
in until the house opens to the public one

half
-
hour prior to curtai
n. Under no
circumstance shall the PRESENTER allow any

unauthorized personnel not approved by COMPANY into
the auditorium.


3. For an engagement of two or more performances, the COMPANY will require access

to the stage three
(3) hours before the advertised

time of each curtain subsequent to the

first public performance for warm
-
up, and may require extra time on
-
stage during the

day for rehearsals. Any additional time requirements
will be advanced through

COMPANY’s Production Manager.


4. COMPANY requires dr
essing rooms for fourteen


eighteen (14
-
18) performers, and

separate toilets
for men and women. These should include a minimum of two (2) “Star”

Dressing rooms. All dressing
rooms must be equipped with tables, chairs, mirrors,

mirror lights, hot and cold
running water, toilets and
showers. These rooms must be

private, separate and secluded from any restroom used by the public.

COMPANY will require THREE (3) Star Dressing Rooms for the ‘STAR VERSION” of

the show.


5. COMPANY also requires an additional spac
e to be used as a Production Office. This

space should be
adjacent to or near the stage, and contain a minimum of two desks or

countertops that can be utilized as
desks, adequate lighting and ventilation, chairs,

electrical outlets and High speed internet
access. It
should be exclusively available to

COMPANY from the beginning of load
-
in to the conclusion of load
-
out.
In addition, the

COMPANY will also require complimentary access to the venue’s on
-
site Xerox or

photocopy machine.


6. COMPANY requests infor
mation regarding local Fed
-
Ex hours, drop off locations,

and Post Office locations.


STAGE

1. COMPANY requires a minimum stage area of thirty
-
two feet (32’
-
0”) wide by
twenty
-
eight

feet (28’
-
0”) deep
from the plaster line to the last available line
-
set. Th
ere must be

a minimum proscenium height of twenty (20'
-
0”). Please refer to accompanying

document entitled “Ballroom
-

Stage Dimensions.pdf” for optimal stage
dimensions.


2. The stage floor must be wood
-
sprung; under NO circumstances will the COMPANY

perform on
concrete, or upon wood or other materials placed directly over concrete. If

the stage floor is not finished
hardwood
, a black Marley dance floor covering must

be provided to cover the entire stage surface,
including a minimum of a four foot

exte
nsion on each side of the stage into the wings. (COMPANY
preference

regardless of condition or composition of floor.)


3. Stage and dressing room temperature shall not be less than sixty
-
five (65º) degrees

Fahrenheit nor more than seventy
-
five (75º) degree
s Fahrenheit.


4. PRESENTER must arrange and guarantee that the stage loading dock and door will

be entirely clear,
have adequate lighting and be clear of any ice and snow during load
-
in

and load
-
out.


5. The stage, wings and backstage area must be broom
-
s
wept upon company arrival

and free and
cleared of any props, equipment, road cases, etc. not directly involved with

this production. In addition,
the stage floor must be clean of any spike marks (tape or

otherwise) from previous productions.


6. In additio
n, COMPANY requires two quick
-
change booths for dancers’ fast wardrobe

changes, one on
Stage Right and one on Stage Left. These booths may be assembled

with stock flats or pipe and drape or
the equivalent, PROVIDING THE MATERIALS

USED PROVIDE OPACITY to en
sure privacy. The room
should be approximately eight

feet by six feet (8’
-
0” x 6’
-
0”). The space should be sufficient to
accommodate four (4)

chairs on each side of the stage and should each have sufficient work light, a full
-
length

mirror and a carpet or
rug for floor covering.


LABOR

This is a non
-
yellow card attraction.

The following is an
ESTIMATE
of the number of local crew needed for “Ballroom With A

Twist.” Actual numbers of
personnel may vary depending on local circumstances. The

estimates below are

based on

optimal loading and
stage/backstage conditions. Pleaseadvise Production Manager of prevailing local rules (i.e. 4/8 hr. minimum, etc.)

If the local theatre work rules require departmentalization, the crew count may be

modified to
accommodate thes
e local rules. This may result in an increase in the size of

the crew. COMPANY
Production Manager or Technical Director shall establish the

actual call in advance of the load
-
in date.


The Pre
-
Hang and Focus calls shall be established on a venue
-
by
-
venue b
asis,

dependent upon
availability and need. The pre
-
hang and focus must be performed on a

day PRIOR to the Load
-
In. It is
important to advise COMPANY

Production Manager and/or Technical Director of scheduling conflicts or
potential

conflicts, prior to our
advance day, if advance day is booked with another act.



LOAD
-
IN

Load
-
In shall begin twelve (12) hours prior to the advertised curtain unless otherwise

stipulated by COMPANY’s Production Manager or Technical Director. The physical

Load
-
In should take no
more than two (2) hours. A Sound Check and cast “spacing /

technical rehearsal” will take place between the completion of the Load
-
In and the Show

Call.


The following local personnel should be available at the beginning of the load
-
in:

1
-

Flyman

1
-

Rigg
er * (may not be needed
-

check with Production Manager or Technical Director)

3
-

Lighting (console operator + two electricians / follow spot operators)

1
-

Deckhand (including Rails)

1
-

Audio (A
-
1)

2
-

FEMALE Wardrobe


In addition, we will require a run
ner with a car to be available from the beginning of the

load
-
in through the beginning of the performance to make an emergency run to a

costume shop or department store for replacement costume pieces or any of a myriad

of

last minute cast necessities, should the need arise.

(Labor Requirements continued on next page)


LABOR

SHOW CALL

1
-

Flyman

1
-

Lighting Console Operator

2
-

Follow Spot Operators

1
-

Deckhand (including Rails)

1
-

Audio (A
-
1)

4
-

FEMALE Wardrobe


“BALL
ROOM WITH A TWIST” does not travel with any dedicated wardrobe personnel.

The Production requires 4 (FEMALE) wardrobe personnel for running of the show,

including dresser duties. A qualified wardrobe person will be needed to perform daily

laundry and mendi
ng tasks. If local work rules require a wardrobe person for a show

call, then laundry and mending will be done during this show call. Under no

circumstances will the COMPANY pay for any Wardrobe day
-
work.


LOAD
-
OUT
(should take 2 hours or less)

2
-

Deckhands

4
-

Wardrobe

1
-

Fly

1
-

Rigger * (may not be needed
-

check with Production Manager or Technical Director)


AUDIO

1. COMPANY does not travel with a microphone package or PA system. If there is not

an

appropriate in
-
house PA system, PRESENTER must provide and pay for the rental,

installation and removal of appropriate sound equipment. The house PA must provide

adequate sound amplification to all seats in the auditorium.

A modern stereo sound system of
the highest quality is imperative. House PA must

include the following:

A. Four (4) channels of microphone inputs

B. Two independent professional grade stereo CD players.

C. IPOD Input

D. Effects Box

E. On Stage Sound Monitors

F. Four (4) Handheld Wireless

Microphones

G. Four (4) Mic Stands

2. COMPANY retains the sole right to set all amplification levels at its discretion. Please

advise Production Manager and/or Technical Director of ANY audio level restrictions.

3. F.O.H. sound console shall be placed in
an un
-
obstructed area of the theatre's

ground (or Orchestra) level.

4. COMPANY requires the loan of a boom box/CD player for rehearsals.


HOUSE SPEAKER SYSTEM:

• Shall provide even stereo coverage throughout the entire house seating area.

• All loudspeaker
s shall be properly tested, time aligned, delayed and provide

reasonably flat coverage for all seats available for sale.

• Flown systems or deck stacks on the proscenium sides augmented by subwoofers

and front fills are preferable.

• Balcony coverage is of
ten times provided by a house cluster, however it is

preferable to fly loudspeakers house left and right whenever possible.

• At least two deck
-
stacked large format mid
-
hi cabinets per side depending on the

layout and size of the house, usually three or mo
re are required (EAW KF 850,

750, Nexo alpha, Meyer
MSL
-
4 or equivalent). Line arrays will obviously require

more boxes per side as hall coverage requires but
are perfectly acceptable

(Vertec, V
-
dosc, Nexo Geo system, EAW 760 etc.)

(Audio Requirements
cont
inued on next page)


AUDIO


• The system shall include a minimum four 18" drivers per side for subwoofers. This

most commonly consists of two or more double 18” boxes per side. (EAW SB

850, 1000, Meyer 650P etc.)

Regardless, the subs must be separate from the

mid hi cabinets.

FOH:

• Minimum 32 X 8 X 2 professional large format mixing console preferred. (Midas

Heritage 2000, 3000, XL4, Yamaha PM 4000, 5000 etc.)

• Each input channel must include 4 bands of fully pa
rametric equalization and a

variable high
-
pass filter.

• There must be individual insert switches for each input channel and each group.

• Must have 8 VCA’s and 8 programmable mute scenes.

• Digital crossover such as the BSS Omnidrive (prefer unlocked at F
OH)

• Sufficient number of pro quality 1/3 octave graphic equalizers (digital ok) for each

output zone, Klark Teknik DN 360 or better, these must be at the mix position.

• Sufficient number of pro quality system digital delay lines accessible for each FOH

output zone including left and right deck stacks and subwoofers

• Six channels of professional quality compression at the FOH position.

• at least one high quality stereo effects unit (Yamaha SPX 990, Lexicon pcm90, etc)

MONITORS:

• Mix for side fills run
from FOH. They should be three
-
way cabinets with at least

one 15” driver and either bi
-
amped or tri
-
amped. An auxiliary sub cabinet helps

here. One box positioned down left and one down right. (these need to get loud!)

Front monitors (wedges) should be pos
itioned such as not to block visibility from

front row seats.

COMMUNICATION:

• Wired belt packs and headsets required: Fly Position, Stage L and R, Lighting

Console, Sound Console, Spot Operators, and Houselights Control. One

wireless required for
COMPANY
Technical Director backstage, serving as Stage

Manager.


LIGHTING

1. The accompanying lighting plot and schedules shall serve as a part of this rider, and

the lighting equipment is required to be supplied in its entirety, including color and

templates and
all materials required for the implementation of the lighting plot, by the

local PRESENTER and documented as a local expense, or included in the

PRESENTER’s previously negotiated undocumented expenses, with any modifications

approved by COMPANY's Productio
n Manager or Technical Director. Should

PRESENTER’S theatre require a licensed electrician to tie
-
in the power needed, that

required electrician shall be present at the beginning of the pre
-
hang & focus call, and

the expense for his services shall be paid
by PRESENTER.

2. The lighting plan shall be installed and focused on a day BEFORE the first public

performance by the COMPANY. Any conflicts of this clause must be approved prior to

the COMPANY's arrival by the COMPANY's Production Manager or Technical Dir
ector,

and may then dramatically alter the labor call for the day of the first performance.

3. A rolling lift or ladder capable of reaching and rolling at a safe working height

equivalent to the height of the lighting equipment shall be available for focus
ing the

lighting plot (as provided) on the day of the lighting Pre
-
Hang and Load
-
In. If lift / ladder

is not normal “house equipment” then PRESENTER will provide lift / ladder for run of

show to facilitate maintenance. The lift / ladder MUST be able to mov
e across stage at

focus height.

4. The accompanying plot is based upon 96 dimmers of 2.4kw capacity. In addition,

the plot is based upon utilizing ETC instruments with 575 watt lamps. If substitutions

are made, it is imperative that PRESENTER’s in
-
house Li
ghting Designer or Master

Electrician re
-
calculate dimmer assignments and capacities.

5. Unit substitutions are generally acceptable (S
-
4 Pars for Par Bars; S
-
4 Pars for 36
-

degree Lekos on 1
st
and 5
th
Electrics; Sky Cycs or Far Cycs for strips; etc.). We
would

LOVE
to utilize your in
-
house intelligent fixtures. Please contact Michael White at 818
-

395
-
2846 or WhitHousEnt@aol.com to discuss specifics.

6. Gobos specified on the Lighting Plot can be substituted. The effect we want is a

soft, diffused, dappled

break
-
up. Anything similar, run out
-
of
-
focus, should suffice.

7. Please limit Mirror Ball to no more than 24” in diameter, as a larger unit may have

clearance difficulty when flying in and out. The Mirror Ball should attach to the motor via

a 5’
-
0” length

of .” EMT, painted or taped black in color. This holds the ball steadier

when flown in, but not spinning. The motor should revolve no more than two (2) rpm.

8. F.O.H. units should throw an 8’
-
0” to 10’
-
0” circle on plaster line. F.O.H is not drawn

to scal
e.

9. The show requires two follow
-
spots. If the instrument burns at 5600K, please have

available some 5600K
-
to
-
3200K color correction gel.



SCENIC

NOTE:
It is essential that PRESENTER forward complete technical information of the

proposed

venue prior to any assumption that COMPANY has approved the venue.
This

information must include a scale floor plan of the stage, a rigging plan, a floor

plan of the hall, and side elevations of the stage and complete theatre.

1. The COMPANY will travel o
ne minor scenic element
-

a large piece of white fabric

used to create a giant swag. A minimum of eight (8) large grip
-
clips will be needed to

secure the white swag fabric to an available batten.

2. COMPANY requires a black scrim hung just upstage of the m
id
-
stage traveler. If

theatre does not have a scrim, COMPANY will provide their own, but PRESENTER

must advise COMPANY two (2) weeks in advance of load
-
in date. In addition,

PRESENTER must furnish five (5) ten
-
foot lengths of .” inch aluminum pipe (EMT or

similar) to insert into chain pocket of the scrim to weigh it down. The cost of shipping or

transporting
COMPANY’S scrim will be paid by PRESENTER.

3. PRESENTER shall provide adequate masking to mask the backstage area from the

view

of all audience members. Refer to accompanying drawings for design and layout of

masking elements. Any masking problems must be pre
-
approved by COMPANY's

Production Manager or Technical Director.

4. The COMPANY will also require the use of a full
-
stage wh
ite cyclorama. A 4'
-
0” wide

crossover (or something reasonably close) will be needed upstage of the cyc to facilitate

dancers’ entrances and exits. A hallway immediately upstage of the backstage wall will

serve, providing it is in the same physical structu
re as the stage house.

5. Production requires safe and secure steps with handrails leading from the stage

down into the auditorium. We prefer two sets of steps, left and right.

6. Production requires two (2)
LeMaitre G300 Foggers
and fog fluid to create a
waterbased

haze effect. In addition, two (2) fans are required to distribute the haze, and two

5’
-
0” to 6’
-
0” stands on which to place the foggers. Include sufficient DMX cable to gang

the units together (from SL to SR, in one) and support gear to tie the
units’ control into

the house lighting console.


PROPS

The COMPANY requires
t
he following items to be supplied by PRESENTER:

1. Three (3) small round café tables with tablecloths

-

approximately 2’
-
6” tall and 28”
-
30” in circumference

-
preferably warm dark

colors: burnt oranges, wine, aubergine or black)

2. Nine (9) black, bentwood café chairs for stage

3. 24” inch Mirror Ball with motor (refer to lighting plot for location)

4. One (1) sturdier chair that can be used in a dance number

5. One (1) Practical C
handelier
-

24” to 30” in circumference

6. 12
-
15 folding or banquet
-
style chairs


WARDROBE

The COMPANY requires use of a clothing washer and dryer, steamer, ironing board

and iron.

Additionally, COMPANY requires:

-

ten (10) rolling wardrobe racks

-

approximately 100 clothing hangers (+ 70 for shirts/jackets & + 30 with trouser clips)

-

Twenty (20) clean, white bath towels and twenty (20) clean white hand towels per

performance

-

4
FEMALE
wardrobe personnel

These personnel will operate on a split shif
t
-

two (2) for load
-
in to help sort, launder (if

needed), mend, hang and distribute wardrobe to dressing rooms. The other two will

arrive for
the show
call and assist in dresser duties during the run of the show. All four

(4) Wardrobe personnel will be
required to assist with load
-
out.

All laundry and mending will be done during the load
-
in and/or show call. A more

specific schedule will be determined and confirmed with COMPANY Production

Manager or Technical Director prior to COMPANY arrival. Under no c
ircumstances will

the COMPANY pay for Wardrobe day
-
work.


HOSPITALITY

PRESENTER shall provide the following hospitality as a local documented expense.

COMPANY requests the PRESENTER to provide first quality refreshments for the best

performance. Specifics
will be forwarded by the COMPANY’S Production Manager.

Two (2) hours after the Load
-
In begins: (Please consult with Production Manager for

set
-
up schedule.)

Orange juice, fresh brewed coffee/tea with honey (for singers) bottled water for the full

crew; a c
omplement of fresh fruit and snacks would be appreciated.

Two and one half (2
-
1/2) hours prior to each performance:

• Forty
-
Eight (48) 1/2
-
liter plastic bottles of fresh Spring Water and an additional fresh

fruit service.


CATERING

PRESENTER shall provide
a hot meal on Load
-
In/Tech and performance days.

The number of people to be served (COMPANY and staff combined) is 25 for “STAR

VERSION” and 18 for “NON
-
STAR VERSION.”

Preferences: simple grilled, lemon or marsala sauces. NO SPICY, TOMATO OR

CREAM SAUCES.

In addition, PRODUCTION MANAGER requests information regarding local restaurants.


TRANSPORTATION

Local PRESENTER agrees to provide all local transportation for COMPANY

performers and personnel including, but not limited to the following: Transportation to

and from the airport and to and from the theatre. Ground transportation must also be

provided for
COMPANY performers for any press appointments, interviews or

appearances.

FOR “STAR VERSION:”
A Towncar is requ
ired for celebrity and a van to
accommodate

23

people, including their personal luggage, plus 6
-
8 Production wardrobe bags.

FOR “NON
-
STAR VERSION:”
a van to accommodate 18 people is required, including

their personal luggage, plus 6
-
8 Production wardrobe bags.


ACCOMMODATION

FOR “STAR VERSION”
PRESENTER shall provide and pay for one (1) Suite
for each

Celebrity appearing in the Production
, (9) double rooms (two double/queen beds per

room) and (6) singles rooms (kings preferred) in a First Class Hotel for cast & crew.

FOR “NON
-
STAR VERSION”
PRESE
NTER shall provide and pay for (7) double rooms

(two double/queen beds per room) and (6) singles rooms (kings preferred) in a First

Class Hotel for cast & crew.

Company requests and prefers a facility with an on
-
premises restaurant and
twenty
-
four

hour roo
m service available.

In each and every instance, Presenter shall provide at Presenter’s sole expense

accommodations as outlined above for a MINIMUM of two (2) nights, commencing

on the day immediately prior to the day of the first performance and concludin
g

mid
-
day following the night of the final performance.


COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS

PURCHASER agrees to provide COMP
ANY with Ten (10) complimentary
house

seats for each show. Should these tickets not be used, they will be released one

hour

prior to show time on the day of the engagement.


LOCAL MEDICAL CONTACTS

Please furnish the COMPANY with the names of a General Practitioner, Orthopedic

Specialist, Chiropractor, Therapist and
Emergency Medical Facility
. The COMPANY

may also be looking fo
r a local masseur, and would appreciate personal

recommendations from PRESENTER or other local personnel.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Running Time
-

“Ballroom With A Twist” plays in two acts with a 15
-
20 minute

intermission. Act One runs approximately one hour
. Act Two runs

approximately fifty minutes.

Late Seating
-

Late seating is permitted, but COMPANY requests the discretion of

the house staff in accommodating late
-
arriving patrons at

appropriate intervals during the show.

Merchandise
-

COMPANY sells no mer
chandise in conjunction with the

Performance. Accordingly, there is no need for a merchandise

table or staff member to assist.

Shipping
-

Depending on Tour Schedule, COMPANY may require assistance

in shipping and receiving.
Such assistance may include but
not be

limited to receiving a shipment of wardrobe boxes in advance of

COMPANY arrival; arranging and coordinating pick
-
up with

COMPANY’s designated carrier for shipment
of wardrobe boxes to

next venue, or back to production office; etc.

Security
-

PRESENT
ER shall guarantee security of all COMPANY equipment

and personal belongings from load
-
in to the conclusion of the
load out

period.