Mother Lode Theatre
       Butte, Montana
 
The Butte Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

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Mother Lode Theatre Technical Specifications

SCENERY-COSTUME LOAD-IN

The loading doors for both scenery and costumes are from the west side of the building (Washington Street).
Scenery load-in door: 8'x10' and 9' above street pavement.
A hydraulic platform lift, 71/2' x 10' @ 3,000 lbs. capacity is used to load from street level or truck bed to stage level. Only theatre personnel are authorized to operate hydraulic lift. The load-in area will be barricaded and free of snow and obstacles prior to load-in.
Parking is very limited around the theatre. Trucks and buses must either be relocated or parallel parked after load-in.
Dressing room load-in access is from street level under the hydraulic lift.
Street level access to the ballroom in the basement of the theatre (Galena Street-south of theatre) is available for staging, wardrobe or symphony instruments depending on requirements of production and availability of ballroom.

 
STAGE
Hardwood floor, over 1 ½" "sleepers."
Traditional proscenium ¾ stage.
Proscenium opening 41'9"
Proscenium height 25'
Plaster line to back wall 27'9" max SL - 23'9" min SR (back wall angles)
Plaster line to last US line set 20'10"
Plaster line to apron edge 36"
Max. depth w/pit cover 35'9" @ center line
SR wing (unobstructed) 15'
SL wing (unobstructed) 19'
Wing height 21'6"
Plaster line to FOH bridge 48' @ approximately 45 degrees
  
ORCHESTRA PIT
Orchestra pit has a removable cover to increase downstage area. Pit is equipped with 6 dimmable and 6 house duplex A/C outlets. Orchestra pit has a fixed floor (non-hydraulic). Will accommodate approximately 20 musicians. Adjacent to the pit are 2 removable platforms (cover downstage access steps) at stage level that add 72 square feet of performance area.
Stage abutment length 34'7"
Min. depth each side 4'10"
Max. depth in center 8'11"
Pit floor to stage floor 4'
  
DRESSING ROOMS/WARDROBE
2 dressing rooms, one floor below stage, accommodate 10 persons comfortably. Each room is equipped with 10 lighted mirrors, showers, lavatories, water cooler, and communication with SM and show sound "piped in." No "Star" dressing rooms.
Green room adjacent to women's dressing room may also be used as a VIP dressing room, for small receptions or for greeting guests. Adjacent to the green room is a small, private lavatory. Dressing rooms are accessible from stairs off SL or SR. Hallway may be used for crossovers under the stage if necessary.
The Orphan Girl Theatre may also be available for warm-up, staging, or to serve as extra dressing areas, if scheduling permits. Dressing rooms, green room, and hall doors are lockable.
  
RIGGING-BATTENS-FLY SYSTEM

Pro Tech double purchase cwt/8" arbors
Number of line sets 26
Number of available sets 20
Line centers 8"
Batten length 50'
Batten height gridded 50'
Safe load 1600 lb./line set
Operating dock height SR 23' access by caged ladder.
Loading dock height SR 40' access by caged ladder.
Available weight 7800 lbs.
Grand valence (red w/gold fringe) is dead hung and cannot be adjusted. It is 20' from stage floor at its lowest point.
Road fly loft operators will be briefed by house TD prior to operation of rigging system.
Grid height from stage is 60'

 

Line #

Distance from P-line

Use

Remarks

1

 1'6"

 Act Curtain

 Traveler or guillotine

2

2'2"

Movie screen

 36'w x 18'h

3

2'10"

 

Open

 4

3'6"

 Open

*See note

5

4'2"

1st electric

 

6

4'10"

Open

*See note

7

5'6"

Open

 

8

6'2"

Open

 

9

6'10"

Open

 

10

8'10"

2nd electric

 

11

9'8"

Open

*See note

12

10'2"

Open

 

13

10'10"

Open

 

14

11'6"

Open

 

15

12'2"

Open

*See note

16

12'10"

3rd electric

 

17

13'6"

Open

*See note

18

14'2"

Open

 

19

14'10"

Open

 

20

15'6"

Open

 

21

17'6"

4th electric

 

22

18'2"

Open

*See note

23

18'10"

Open

 

24

19'6"

Open

 

25

20'2"

Open

 

26

20'10"

Open

 

*Note: Due to spacing criteria, certain battens will bump the adjacent electric. There are 3 sets of "bumpers" for electrics to minimize the hanging up on nearby battens. It is not recommended hanging anything that needs to be brought in and out during a performance (particularly if done fast) on these battens. Drops, drapes, legs and borders can be removed or rearranged to suit show requirements. Grand drape, movie screen and electrics are permanently hung. Early pre-planning of fly schedule is recommended for safe rigging. House TD has final authority on hanging schedule.

 
HOUSE CURTAINS
4 Borders-black velour 45' w. x 6'
4 Sets legs-black velour 10" w. x 24' l.
1 Neutral bounce drop 45' w. x 22' l.
1 Full- black velour 45' w. x 22' l.
  
LIGHTING SYSTEM
Control console-ETC Insight 2X memory control located in control pit at bottom of mezzanine. 1.44 Mb
3 ¼ disk storage; 600 cue capability; 1556 channel/sub masters; soft patch. The light board is DMX and AMX compatible. DMX port backstage left. Monitors are recessed in dedicated control location and to be used by road consoles.
There are approximately 180-2000 watt 20A dimmers for general use. 10 are dedicated for house light use. All can be multiplexed.
There are 2-D50AF 50-amp dimmers wired to U.S. wall plugs.
See attached stage plan for circuit information. All circuits permanently wired to dimmers.
Road service power DSL wing-400A 3 phase 120/240 V safety switch.
  
LIGHTING INVENTORY
ETC Source Four Ellipsoidal (575 W halogen)
8 ea. 10 degree
8 ea. 19 degree (6 x 16)
51 ea. 26 degree (6 x 12)
20 ea. 36 degree (6 x 9)
9 ea. 50 degree (4.5 x 6)
30 ea. 8" Fresnels (750 W halogen) 6 barn doors; no top hats
4 ea. 18"-1000 W Scoops
6 ea. 4 cell sky cyclorama (1500 W halogen)
6 ea. Par cans (1000 W incandescent)
2 ea. Lycian Starklite 2 follow spots w/1200-watt MSR lamps. Located on FOH bridge.
Will order specific gels required for a performance. Allow 2 weeks delivery.
  
SOUND INVENTORY (items below located in control pit)

*NOTE: The theatre has superior acoustics. Excessive sound amplification is not necessary for performers to be heard in upper balcony. Over amplification results in distortional effects of the sound. The house P.A. (eq'd for the hall) is sufficient for most shows.
Allen & Heath GL3-424 (24 x 4 x 2) house console.
Denon 720B cassette w/ variable speed
Denon DNI000F CD w/ variable speed
Lexicon Reflex MIDI Reverb
2 ea. Behringer MCX 2000 audio interactive dynamics processor dual channel compressor/limiter
Ashley MCX231031 band dual EQ for monitors
4 ea. JBL 4731 dual 12" two-way loudspeakers (mounted to proscenium wall, 2 ea. L & R)
Items below located DSR wing
Crown Macro Tech 1200 amplifiers
TDM equalizers model 30GE-1 (pre-set for house)
Patch panel (27 sends, 8 returns to FOH position)

Other inventory:
3 ea. Shure SM58 vocal mics
3 ea. Shure SM57 vocal mics
2 ea. Shure wireless mic system w/lavalier or handheld transmitters
2 ea. AKG C 391B Condenser mics
3 ea. Shure 819 PCC floor mics
3 ea. Shure MX202B/C floor mics
3 ea. Shure MX Choir mics
10 ea. Ultimate 21989B two-piece boom stands
3 ea. Countryman Type85 direct boxes
4 ea. Ramsa WS-A500K monitor speakers w/lean back stands

Road Sound Board Location:
Control pit at base of mezzanine. Max. length 8'6" -room for 2 - 24x36" accessory cabinets. Sound pit has table (8'6" L x 30" W with room L & R for EFX racks).
Racks shall not exceed 36" high. Do not bother to unload FOH racks more than 36" high.
Road console, if used, will be patched to theatre's house board for house requirements.
Road power 200A 120/240 V Disconnect switch DSL
If more space is required for FOH console, etc., please make special arrangements with show producer before contract is signed.
House reserves the right to control sound levels ( non-negotiable).  

  
INTERCOM SYSTEM
ClearCom PS-22 2 channel power system
Stations - Control pit Channel - a/b. FOH bridge - b. Projection booth - a/b. Fly operating dock - b. DSR & DSL SM pos. - a/b. Dress/Green rooms - a. Manager's office - a/b.
  
PROJECTION BOOTH
The Mother Lode Theatre is equipped with a 'Simplex XL' 35 mm projector, located in upper balcony, Dolby stereo sound system and 36'x 18' movie screen. located in upper balcony. There is room for setting up a subtitle projector. Other locations for a subtitle projector are available. Sound link is available to control pit. House movie screen can be lowered to use for subtitles.
  
HIGH SPEED IP NETWORK SERVICES | INTERNET | WiFi |
The Mother Lode Theatre is a Digital Junction Networks Wide Area Network Peer location.  Up to 25 mbps of IP Network access is available, delivered on a 100 mbps Ethernet Port.  Termination equipment is located backstage SL.  WAN IP services are provided with public 
IP addresses and as direct public network access.  Mother Lode Theatre WAN connectivity is via dual span digital microwave.  Services must be contracted for separately and in advance by contacting Digital Junction Networks (406) 310-1123.  
  
WiFi Internet Access is also available at the Mother Lode Theatre at no charge to groups renting the theatre, ballrooms, etc., as well as show patrons/attendees.  WiFi connectivity is available by connecting to SSID:  DJN.PUBLIC.WIFI (no password or WEP codes are required).  This connectivity is available for traditional Internet access needs, but should not be used for live performance streaming or other real time requirements.  Wired Ethernet connectivity can be provided at an additional charge for live performance requirements, including streaming.  Please contact Digital Junction Networks (406) 310-1123 to order service.  
OTHER THEATRE EQUIPMENT
A black Roscoe 'Performance' dance floor is available (40' wide x 24' deep).
9' Baldwin concert grand piano owned by Butte Community Concert Association (inquire at theatre for special permission to use).
50 Manhasset music stands & 60 black padded chairs
Full size podium
Full size speaking podium available.
One 300-pound Genie man lift (30' working height)
Theatre has a washer and dryer on site.  
  
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
The Mother Lode Theatre reserves exclusive right to sell concessions. If company sells any merchandise, house receives 15 percent on all gross sales (20 percent if the theatre provides personnel). Tables are available for product sales in lobby. As a courtesy, due to limited patron parking, the theatre prefers to open house 60 minutes prior to curtain. Uniformed police or other personnel may be available for extra security upon request. Security fees may be charged to company/producer.
  
OTHER INFORMATION & REFERENCE DATA

HARDWARE/SUPPLIES:
Triple S Building Center - Open Mon.- Sat.
Crescent Electric Supply - Open Mon.-Fri.
The Opera Shop (Denver CO) Open Mon.-Fri. (Allow 2 weeks for delivery)

HOSPITAL/MEDICAL:
St. James Healthcare 400 S. Clark Street, 723-2500 (7 blocks from theatre)
Emergency room 723-2580
Express Care 1101 So. Montana Street 723-6889
Advanced Dermatology of Butte 24 E Broadway, 723-7272
Neal Rogers, MD Ear Nose & Throat 2002 S. Montana, 723-6526
Keith Popovich, Pulmonology & Internal Medicine 630 W. Mercury, 782-8998

ACCOMMODATIONS:
The following hotels/motels have special rates for performers at The Mother Lode Theatre
Butte Plaza Inn (406) 494-3500 FAX (406) 494-7000
Red Lion Hotel (406) 494-7800 FAX (406) 494-2875
Holiday Inn Express (406) 494-6999
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort (406) 797-3241
Copper King Mansion (Bed & Breakfast) (406) 782-7580

MISCELLANEOUS:
Bert Mooney Airport-Butte, 111 Airport Road (406) 494-3771
Mining City Taxi (406) 723-6511
Road Information (800) 226-7623 (in state - 511)
Mainstreet Uptown Butte
, 120 N. Main St. (406) 497-6464
Butte-Silver Bow Chamber of Commerce, 100 George St. (406) 723-3177
Butte Public Library, 226 W. Broadway (406) 723-3361

 

 

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