Technical Information

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House: The George Daily Auditorium is a 696 seat house opened in August of 1997. It has a proscenium-style stage and a proscenium opening of 49′ x 18′ with a 31′ depth from the proscenium arch to the back wall. There is a 14′ deep curved apron with an 8′ deep orchestra pit underneath. The floor is softwood covered with masonite in the acting area with a hardwood apron. Wing spaces are concrete. There are two 15’x16′ dressing rooms with full bathrooms and showers included. There is one stage right and one stage left 8′ from the proscenium opening. The backstage consists of an attached black box theatre that is 50′ x 28 1/2′ and an adjoining shop area. There is a complete fly system of 25 lines including 3 electrics, an act curtain, traveler, concert curtain, sky cyc, and a white scrim. The battens are capable of flying out to 41′ above the stage. There are various motor points dead hung from the roof beams about the fly loft. The fire alarm system utilizes optical smoke detectors that can not be disabled. Light to moderate haze/fog is acceptable but heavy haze/fog will trigger the alarms. We have no way of turning this off. There is a loading dock and drive that can accommodate semis. The overhead door from the loading dock into the backstage areas is 12’6″h x 12’w. Adjacent to the lobby is a separate reception area with serving kitchen facilities.

Lighting: The lighting is controlled by an ETC Express 48/96 Control Console. It is a computerized board that can do both 1 and 2 scene presets with ten pages of 24 submasters and preset capabilities for 600 memorized cues. It is housed in the control booth at the rear of the house.

There is one front of house lighting cove above the ceiling and two front of house side pockets. On stage lighting is from three electrics, six drop boxes with 75′ cables, and side floor pockets. The cove lighting has 32 circuits, the onstage electrics have 16 circuits each arranged in pairs stage right and left, and each drop box has 6 separate circuits. The front of house side pockets have 4 circuits each and the stage has 24 circuits in floor pockets.

An instrument inventory can be found below and a variety of gels are kept in house. There are two Strong Canto 1200 followspots in a lighting balcony above the control booth. Additional instruments are available from the local college and community theatre. Full general hang light plots are available with accompanying Lightwright documentation.

Sound: The control booth houses a Soundcraft Spirit 8 40 channel mixer, a TASCAM MD-301 Mk II mini disc deck, a TASCAM CD-RW 700 CD Rewritable recorder, a Denon DCM 360 5 disc CD player, a 2 decl TEAC cassette tape playback unit, Digi 001, PreSonus Digimax Preamp, and a Lexicon MPX 500. All sound control is portable to the house directly in front of the booth. There are 8 Shure UC uhf lapel mics and receivers, 1 Shure LX vhf wireless lapel mic and reciever, 7 Shure 58 mics, 5 EV MC500 mics, 1 Telex HT150 wireless mic, 6 Shure SM 81 mics, 3 Shure SM 102 minature condenser mics, 3 TEAC Me-120 mics, 4 Nady DM 70 mics, and 1 Nady DM 80 mic available. The auditorium has 16 jacks spread throughout the facility, a stage snake and box of additional 16 jacks and stage monitor capabilities for 5 separate mixes with 6 Yorkville and 1 Yamaha stage monitors. There is also a dedicated Mac in the booth capable of multi-track editing and playback using Protools. There is a Telex intercom system with 4 wireless and 7 wired headsets. The auditorium has an individually controlled sound monitor system throughout the building.

Crew: The George Daily Auditorium employs an Executive Director, Operations Manager, Youth Theatre Director, and a Technical Director. The in-house technical crew is made up of local students and adults who are trained on all equipment and supervised by the Technical Director. The crew is experienced through working with a variety of professional and community performances that use the auditorium.

Lighting Inventory:

TYPE                                      QUANTITY                           WATTAGE

3lt 3ckt Cyc light hanging units       5                                     1kw/color

3lt 3ckt Cyc light floor units           8                                     1kw/color

Par 64                                             44                                    500

6” fresnel                                        34                                    500

6×9 Altman                                       1                                    575

Source Four Pars                            14                                    575

50 degree Source Four                    2 (plus 2 extra tubes)      575

36 degree Source Four                    30                                    575

3 ½ x 6 Altman                               5                                      500

3 ½ x 8 Altman                               6                                      500

6 x 16 Altman                                 12                                    750

19 degree Source Four                    48                                    575

Strong Canto 1200 Followspots    2                                     1200

Strong 575 Followspot                    2                                     575

Disconnect Boxes: 2 – 400 amp/240volt 3-phase – 4 wire service back stage right with 50 amp SPDT breaker available, 200amp, 3 phase, isolated back stage right, 100 amp/208 3- phase non-isolated ground (no wild leg) in the black box.

Special Effects: LaMaitre G300 Hazer/Fogger, Rosco 1600 fog machine.

Communications: Telex BTR-200-II with 4 TR-200 Transceivers and PH-1 headsets Telex System with 7 PH-1 headsets.

Special Considerations: 
1. The George Daily Auditorium sits on public school land so all legal restrictions as to alcohol, drugs, firearms, etc. apply to the facility.
2. Fire regulations prohibit any open flam and the disabling of optic sensors in our fire/smoke alarm system. Heavy haze and/or fog will set off the alarm system.
3. Motor points must be hung from our beam clamps attached to the loft I beams. We require 1 month lead time for the placement of these clamps. Beams limit stage left – stage right placement to 2 1/2′ intervals.
4. House provided lighting limited to house inventory.

Sound & Recording Equipment at George Daily Auditorium
40 Channel Soundcraft Mixer
Digidesign Pro Tools Computer Recording system (Mac)
-(16 track simultaneous recording, 24 track mixing)
Digidesign Pro Tools Computer Recording system (PC)
-(Mixdown only – 32 tracks)
PreSonus mic preamp
Lexicon effects
(5)DOD equalizers
(2) Alto compressor/gate/limiters
(2) Mackie HR824 Studio Reference Monitors
(2) Event Studio Reference Monitors
(2) JBL Studio Monitors
Yorkville Subwoofer
Crown PZM
2 MXL 603S Pencil condensers (omni)
MXL 992 Large diaphragm condenser
MXL V76+ Tube condenser
MXL 990 condenser
2 Apex 185 Pencil condensers (cardoid/omni)
Apex 460 Large diaphragm tube condenser (multi-pattern)
6 Shure SM81 Condensers
4 Shure SM58 dynamic
EV RE 20
EV RE 15
AKG D112
2 AKG D190
2 AudioTechnica AT813
Sony ECM33P
Various mic stands (straight and boom)

Other misc. mics and equipment may be available. If you have a specific request, ask us and we will see if we can accommodate you.

Line sets: 

Line #               Distance from plaster              Current hang

1                            1’ 6”                             ACT CURTAIN
2                            2’ 6”                             VALENCE
3                            2’ 6”                             1ST ELECTRIC
4                            5’                                  OPEN
5                            6’                                  OPEN
6                            7’                                  LEG
7                            8’                                  OPEN
8                            9’                                  LEG
9                            10’                                OPEN
10                          11’                                OPEN
11                          12’                                BORDER
12                          13’                                TRAVELER
13                          14’ 6”                           2ND ELECTRIC
14                          15’ 6”                           OPEN
15                          16’ 6”                           LEG
16                          17’ 6”                           OPEN
17                          18’ 6”                           OPEN
18                          19’ 6”                           BORDER
19                          20’ 6”                           TRAVELER
20                          22’                                3RD ELECTRIC
21                          23’                                OPEN
22                          24’                                BORDER
23                          25’                                TRAVELER
24                          26’                                SKY CYC
25        26’ 6”  BACK BLACK FULL CURTAIN

There is 3’11” from Line 25 to the back wall. This is the only indoor crossover space. Motor points are hung from beam clamps on the loft I beams.

Local contacts/phone numbers:

Fire: Fire Chief Mark Neff 641-673-0665
Oskaloosa Police Department: 641-673-2557
Oskaloosa Chamber of Commerce: 641-672-2591
Mahaska Health Partnership (all doctors): 641-672-3100
Mahaska Hospital: 641-672-3100

Recommended lodging:
Comfort Inn
2401 A Ave. W
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
(641) 672-0375