Branson, MO

Sight & Sound Theatre

We have been supporting Sight and Sound Theater in Branson, MO for over 11 years.

Project Type

  • Arenas, Stadiums, & Theaters

Services

  • Audio
  • Rigging

Location

  • Branson, MO

Project Overview

Sight & Sound Theaters has been described in many ways: “the largest faith-based live theater in America”, “the Christian Broadway”, “one of the top three theater destinations on the East Coast”, and the list goes on. Each year about 800,000 people come from around the country and around the world to experience a production at one of Sight & Sound’s theatres in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania or Branson, Missouri. Sight & Sound Theaters, which exists to visualize and dramatize the Bible, began as an organization nearly thirty years ago.

In May 2008 Branson, Missouri welcomed the inaugural “voyage” of one of Sight & Sound’s all-time favorite productions, “Noah – the Musical”. The brand new state-of-the-art 2000-seat, 339,000 square foot theater opened its doors to the public and has quickly become a favored destination of Branson audiences. The shows produced by Sight & Sound feature a professional cast of more than 50, elaborate sets towering up to 40 feet high, hundreds of costumes, and trained animals ranging from camels and horses to dogs and flight-trained birds. Spectacular special effects permeate the shows and include set pieces that rise up through the stage floor, 3D video imaging, pyrotechnics and artistic lighting effects including lasers.

SG Integration (acquired by Paragon 360 in 2013) provided and commissioned audio systems to Sight and Sound's Branson theater when it was new in 2008 and has continued to provide audio support since then including, re-hanging and adjusting the system in 2015.

Audio & Rigging Systems

Audio equipment for the main auditorium includes (6) QSC line arrays, (38) EAW overhead effect speakers and (37) BagEnd fill speakers, Media Matrix processing, LCS playback and an Innovason digital mixing console keeping the system under control.

Due to the theatrical nature of their shows, a total of (34) Shure wireless systems were deployed and include a full-featured monitor setup for a dedicated wireless technician. A total of six equipment rooms were necessary to house equipment racks filled with (84) QSC power amplifiers and eleven Media Matrix processors that are all connected via cobra-net over a closed fiber-optic system. The main speaker system is spread out four across the main stage, and one across each of the left and right stages. The infrastructure allows an option to add four more line array clusters for future shows. The system is driven by a 104 input x 128 output surround sound/matrix mixer and an 80 input digital console.

Outside of the main theatre system were two other phases which included HI-FI paging systems. One of those included a front of house system which distributed audio to administration offices, lobbies, and patron areas. The second paging phase was the backstage system which included audio distribution for scenic shops, an animal training arena, dressing rooms, animal housing units, business administration offices, and green rooms. This paging system alone was bigger than a large majority of most Branson theatre installations. The patron areas also included mass connectors for temporary portable systems anywhere throughout the space.

The installation was performed over a two-year period. Sight & Sound Theaters are the largest faith-based live theaters in America and they continue to receive high praise from the industry and their patrons.

“I wanted to say thanks and commend your team. Everyone here was very pleased with how things went, and especially with the final results. Our sound system is now vastly improved. Your guys were a pleasure to work with and very professional. Thank you for a job well done.”