MPAC Facility

MPAC Specifications

Marshall Performing Arts Center, built 1974
Auditorium Specifications, updated 2001


Seating Capacity

  • Main house 411 130 degree wrap around
  • Orchestra 104 removable seating
  • Balcony 200
  • Total 715

Proscenium

  • Height 18'-0"
  • Width 50'-0"
  • Stage has a removable 3'-8" false proscenium stage right which reduces width to 46'-4" and centers thrust stage with proscenium opening.

Stage Size

  • Width 74'-0" wall to wall
  • Depth 29'-0" wall to wall
  • Apron 7'-0" from down stage edge to curtain line
  • Wing space Stage Right: 6'-3"
  • Stage Left: 6'-6"
  • House level 2'-8" below deck level
  • Deck Masonite over sprung pine floor. Black.
  • No crossover upstage
  • Stage access from house: Two portable staircases with removable handrails

Loading Dock Ground level

  • Distance from stage 70'-0"
  • Clearance width 7'-6"
  • Clerance height 12'-0"

Thrust Stage Lift Sizes

  • Lift #1 (furthest down stage)
  • Upstage width 22'-9"
  • Downstage width 14'-6"
  • Depth 12'-0"
  • Lift #2
  • Upstage width 31'-10"
  • Downstage width 22'-9"
  • Depth 10-0"
  • Lift #3 (rectangular)
  • Width 31'-10"
  • Depth 4'-0"

Hydraulic Lift Operation Details

  • All lifts can be lowered 11'-3" below stage level.
  • Lift speeds are constant.
  • Each lift travels at a different rate.
  • Only two lifts can be moved at the same time.
  • Lifts can be controlled from back stage left, or from hard wired 50'-0" remote control.
  • Lifts are centered on 46'-4" proscenium opening.

Actor Entrances

  • Stage Right Clearance Width 3'-3"
  • Clearance Height 10'-7"
  • Stage Left Clearnace Width 3'-2"
  • Clearnace Height 10'-5"
  • Actor Entrances are located on stage apron downstage of proscenium.

Actor Balconies Stage Right Width 12'-0"

  • Depth 5'-7"
  • Clearance Height 12'-0"
  • Height above deck 12'-0"
  • Stage Left Width 13'-0"
  • Depth 4'-0"
  • Clearance Height 12'-0"
  • Height above deck 12'-0"
  • Actor Balconies are located above Actor Entrances downstage of proscenium.
  • Actor Balcony widths can be narrowed to 0'-0" with moveable wall panels

Vomitoria House Right Width 5'-8"

  • Clearance Height 6'-5"
  • Rake 14 degrees
  • House Left Width 5'-8"
  • Clearance Height 6'-7"
  • Rake 10 degrees

Counterweight System Pipe Length 58'-0"-61'-0"

  • Arbor Size 6'-0"
  • Weight Capacity 6000 lbs. per line
  • Hanging Depth 29'-0"
  • Grid Height 66'-0"

Hanging Schedule Pipe # Distance from Plaster Line Item

  • FOH #1 Open/Block & Tackle
  • #1 1'-10" Grand Drape: maroon
    (Draw or Guillotine)
  • #2 2'-4" Grand Border
  • #3 2'-10" Black Legs
  • #4 3'-10" 1st Electric
  • #5 5'-4" 2nd Electric
  • #6 6'-4" Open
  • #7 7'-4" Black Traveler
  • #8 8'-4" Open/Traveler Track
  • #9 8'-10" Open
  • #10 9'-10" Black Border
  • #11 10'-10" Open
  • #12 11'-10" 3rd Electric
  • #13 12'-10" Open
  • #14 13'-4" Open
  • #15 14'-4" Black Legs
  • #16 14'-10" Open
  • #17 15'-10" Open
  • #18 16'-10" Open
  • #19 17'-4" Black Border
  • #20 18'-4" 4th Electric
  • #21 19'-4" Black Traveler
  • #22 20'-4" Black Legs
  • #23 20'-10" Open
  • #24 22'-4" Open
  • #25 22'-10" Open
  • #26 23'-10" Black Border
  • #27 24'-4" Open
  • #28 25'-4" Black Legs
  • #29 26'-4" Projection Screen: 50'-0" wide X30'-0" high
  • #30 27'-4" Open
  • #31 28'-4" Black Traveler
  • #32 29'-4" Cyclorama
  • 30'-2" BACK WALL OF THEATRE

Black scrim available: 50-0" wide, 30'-0" high.

Dimmers/Patch Panel 128 2.4 kw SCR 2 20 amp plugs each

  • 6 6.0 kw SCR 6 20 amp plugs each
  • 2 6.0 kw SCR 5 20 amp plugs each
  • 1 50 amp plug each
  • 2 6.0 kw Non-dims 6 20 amp plugs each
  • 2 6.0 kw Non-dims 5 20 amp plugs each
  • 1 50 amp plug each
  • 2 6.0 kw Constants 4 20 amp plugs each
  • 2 50 amp plugs each

Company Switch 200 Amp 3 Phase Located off stage left

Lighting Control Console

  • ETC Emphasis w/ Expression III faceplate
  • Computerized, DMX 512 protocol, keyboard programmable.
  • 48 programmable submasters.
  • Located in light booth back of the house.
  • In-house console monitor.
  • No manual back-up.

Beam positions

  • 3 beams above audience, 130 degree wrap around
  • 3 beams above stage lifts 1, 2 & 3
  • 4 on stage electrics

Electrical Circuit Locations 1-96 Front of House

  • 97-146 1st Electric
  • 147-155 2nd Electric
  • 156-164 3rd Electric
  • 165-180 4th Electric
  • 181-195 Grid Pockets
  • 196-201 Sound Booth
  • 202-213 Balcony Rail
  • 214-216 Stage Left Actor Balcony
  • 217-219 Stage Right Actor Balcony
  • 220-223 House Right Vomitory
  • 224-227 House Left Vomitory
  • 228-230 Stage Left Actor Entrance
  • 231-233 Stage Right Actor Entrance
  • 234-243 House Floor - Around Stage Lifts
  • 244-275 Stage Deck

Sound Console

  • 12x8 Tascam M50 Mixer
  • 4 750 watt BGW stereo amplifiers
  • 1/4" Tascam 32 four track reel-to-reel
  • Cassette
  • DAT
  • Minidisk
  • CD Player

Microphone Outlets

  • Stage Left 2
  • Stage Right 2
  • In House - center in front of Lift #1 1
  • Stage Left Actor Balcony 2
  • Stage Right Actor Balcony 2
  • House Left Vomitory 2
  • House Right Vomitory 2
  • Catwalks 5
  • House Balcony 2
  • Grid 4

Microphone Inventory

  • Shure SM58 (x4)
  • Electro-Voice 658L (x3)
  • RE 15 (x2)
  • Shure U1-UA wireless (x4)
  • Crown PCC-170 PZM (x4)

Speakers

  • OAP T-102 (x4)
  • Electro-Voice Sentry IV B (x5)
  • Center Cluster (x4)
  • JBL 15" (x2)

Speaker Outlets

  • Center Cluster 4
  • Upstage Wall 2
  • Stage Left Actor Entrance 1
  • Stage Right Actor Entrance 1
  • Stage Left Actor Ralcony 1
  • Stage Right Actor Balcony 1
  • House Rear Wall 5
  • House Balcony Rear Wall 5
  • Front of House Seating Area 5
  • House Left Vomitory 1
  • House Right Vomitory 1
  • Grid 2

Headset System

  • Clear-Com 4 wire, single channel
  • Stations: light booth, sound booth, follow spot positions, back stage left and right, vomitoria, & make-up room.

Audio Monitors

  • Make-up room, dressing rooms, lighting control booth.

Telephone

  • Light booth & office back stage left.

Make-up & Dressing Rooms

  • Large 70 station communal make-up room with mirrors and make-up lights located one flight below stage.
  • Separate men's and women's dressing rooms with lockable lockers, showers, sinks and toilets.
  • Back stage left and right can be reached by separate stairways.

Laundry facililities are available.

Pianos

  • Yamaha CF3 9'-0" Grand
  • Steinway Model: D 9'-0" Grand
  • Austin Jarrow Upright Grand

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