Technical Specifications

James H. Whiting Auditorium (dba The Whiting)
1241 E. Kearsley Street Flint, MI 48503
Time Zone: EST

Stage Information

  • (Arbor cap. Is 700lbs piece weight)
  • Pipe Length is 63 Grid Height 70’
  • Pipes must come in to deck to load and travel to 68’
  • Proscenium: 30’H X 55’W plaster to plaster
  • Stage Depth: 35’6” plaster line to back wall
  • Fly System: Compound – Double Purchase
  • Fly Floor: S.L. – Elevated @ 21’ / Clearance to 17’
  • Thrust: Hardwood P.L., to D.S. Edge 5’6” @ Center Line 3’10” Stage R&L All band shell ceiling pieces and House Picture Sheet are permanent Stage Dimensions: See attached drawing
  • Proscenium:
  • Width: 55’
  • Height: 30’

Pit Lift

Auditorium has one hydraulic lift. Lift may be used for orchestra level seating. Lift may be used as a stage extension or lowered to create an orchestra pit. Use of the lift as an orchestra pit or stage extension creates a loss of 150 seats.

Orchestra Shell

Orchestra Shell consists of 13 pieces, 32’H X 8’W stored stage right/permanent2 ceiling pieces – see line set schedule
Shell may be configured in four arrangements. (See illustrations below)

  1. Band Shell regular setup
  2. Wide square setup
  3. Band Shell half stage setup
  4. Played to CYC, no back wall

Soft Goods Inventory

  • Front curtain: guillotine with matched side tabs
  • 50% fullness, burgundy
  • 5 black borders 10’H X 60’W, 50% fullness
  • 4 black travelers full stage 30’H X 60’W, 50% fullness 2 sets of black legs 30’H X 20’W, flat-no fullness
  • 1 blackout drop/2 pieces 30’H X 32’W 1 black scrim 55’W X 30’H
  • 1 white scrim 55’W X 30’H
  • 1 off-white CYC/bounce 60’W X 30’H

Loading Dock

Dock height is 42” and is level with the stage floor. There is enough space for 2 trucks/trailers at the dock. They can remain parked at the dock for the duration of the stay. 53’ trailers must drop 1st trailer then back in 2nd rig.

  • Loading door dimensions are 14’H X 10’W

Electrical

Company Switches:

  • #1: 120/208 VAC, 3 phase, 5 wire, 400A/LEG

Double Neutral

  • #2: 120/208 VAC, 3 phase, 5 wire, 200A/LEG
  • #3: 120/208 VAC, 3 phase, 5 wire, 400A/LEG

Double Neutral

  • #4: 120/208 VAC, 3 phase, 5 wire, 100A/LEG
  • #5: 120/208 VAC, 3 phase, 5 wire, 100A/LEG for sound

Power derived from isolated transformer used for sound power. All switches located off stage left.

Shore power does not exist for buses or trucks.

Dimmers

  • 223 ETC 2.4 dimmer available (dimmer/circuit)
  • 152 on stage 71 in house (box booms & coves & balcony rails)

Lighting control

  • ETC ION Classic with 20x20 fader wing, located in an enclosed booth at rear of main floor.
  • ETC snapshot controllers located in booth and backstage left

Lighting instruments

  • (36) P64 1000w
  • (36) S4P 575W
  • (12) Parnel
  • (100) S4 Leko (36 degree, 26 degree, 19 degree, and 50 degree available) (5) 3 cell far CYC lights 1000W
  • (6) Chroma Q 72 strip lights
  • (2) ETC Lustre II LED Lekos

Front of House Hang

  • (16) Source 4 5° (Far/Cove) (21) 10° 575W (Near/Cove)

Follow Spots

  • (2) Xenon Super Trooper II 2000W

Circuits on Stage

  • (20) Floor pockets SL/SR/US
  • (121) Overhead circuits (20 on #1 electrical raceway) (6) DSL or DSR wall (mirrored)
  • (23) In four drops SR
  • (14) In four drops SL

Circuits Front of House

  • (20) 5 each box boom – 40’ average throw (acute)(27) Near cove – 80’ throw (steep)
  • (12) Far cove – 150’ throw (45°)
  • (8) Rear Balcony Rail – 100’ throw (flat)
  • (4) Mirrored Side Balcony Rail – 60’ throw (flat)

Miscellaneous

  • (4) 14’ rolling booms
  • (4) 2’ Boom Bases 11⁄2” Thread Assorted length 11⁄2“ Pipe (21’ - 4’)Assorted pipe clamps and small pipes

Support Areas

Dressing Rooms

All dressing rooms are at the stage (first floor) level. Each room is equipped with makeup counters, mirrors with lights, sink, toilets and showers.
Suite dressing rooms are completely barrier free, including all toilet/shower facilities.

Quantity Capacity Description:

  • 2 1-4 person private rooms
  • 2 4-8 person standard rooms
  • 2 20 person chorus rooms

Each dressing room is wired for telephone (local only), fax, and may double as a production office. Unlimited broadband internet access is available in each dressing room; wired and wireless access available.

Green Room

A fully equipped green room is located directly off the loading dock. Refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and coffee makers are available. The room seats 10-25. There is telephone/fax/internet service and may double as a production office. It is also mirrored and can be converted to additional dressing room space as required. (802.11a/b/g) internet access available

Laundry

  • 2 - Heavy duty washers (1 in wardrobe room, 1 can be added on the loading dock) 2 - Heavy duty dryers (1 in wardrobe room, 1 can be added on the loading dock)
  • 2 - Steam irons and ironing boards
  • 3 - Jiffy steamers with wand
  • 1 - Deep tub sink
  • 8 - 6’ long rolling costume racks
  • The backstage area includes a handicapped accessible entrance and barrier free restroom in the loading dock area.

Audio

Audio/Communication

House sound console is located at the rear of the orchestra level
Road sound system will be placed in the barrier-free box in front of house soundboard requiring the elimination of 12 seats

  • House mixing console – Midas M32 Digital Mixer W/DL32 Stagebox

Main cluster

  • JBL/Side Stacks: 1 VS2210-6 & VS125HS per side8 JBL Monitor Wedges - MR 902
  • 10 SM58 microphones
  • 4 Beta 58A, 4 Beta 87A, 4 Beta 57A
  • 4 Crown PCC 160
  • 4 Samson wireless handheld w/58 heads
  • 4 lav. units Assorted microphone stands
  • 2 channel clear-com headset w/11 locations
  • 2 stage right/one up, one down stage 3 stage left/one up, two down stage 2 follow spot locations
  • 1 fly
  • 1 backstage office
  • Sound Booth
  • 1 light booth
  • 4 wireless headsets
  • Monitors in dressing rooms for pages and announcements and program feed

Other equipment available

  • 100 - Black orchestra chairs 70 - Music stands
  • 50 – Music stand lights
  • 6 – 3 step choral risers
  • 7 – 4’ X 8’ risers 8” high
  • 8 – 4’ X 8’ risers 16” high
  • 11 – 4’ X 8’ risers 24” high
  • 2 – Conductor podiums
  • 2 – Full height lecterns
  • 1 – Genie 360’ personnel lift
  • Assorted 4-wheel hand trucks & 2 wheel carts
  • 1 – 9’ Steinway concert grand piano
  • 1 – Full stage orchestra shell w/ceilings and lights (must be set in place) Marley dance floor (black) Harlequin cascade tap responsive
  • 1 – Standard Marley surface

Contact Information

  • Main Phone Number: (810) 237-7337
  • Ticket Center: (810) 237-7333
  • Fax: (810) 237-7335
  • Website: the whiting.com
  • General E-Mail: [email protected]

Staff Contacts