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Overture Center's Capitol Theater

Everything old is new again now that the venerable stagehouse once known as the Oscar Mayer Theatre has reopened as the Capitol Theater. The 1928 venue has received a fresh and improved look and feel, with larger and fewer seats, improved sightlines and acoustics, and improved support spaces.

Significant historic features remain, including the Grand Barton Organ, ornate ceiling, wall niches, proscenium arch and chandelier lighting. The space has become a mid-size performance venue, providing seating for approximately 400 at the orchestra level and up to 600 in the balcony.

The Capitol Theater serves as the home of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, in addition to a number of CTM, Overture Presents, Overture OnStage, and Duck Soup Cinema performances.

Upcoming Productions


Description of Performance Area

proscenium stage
width 45 in.
height 28 in.

Stage Equipment
Risers: 4’ x 6’ platforms 8”, 12”, 16”, 24” and 32” legs are available.
Choral risers: Six 3-step units, 4th step and back railings available
Video Screens: 1 - 19’ X 25’, front or rear projection surfaces, can be hung on end
1 - 16’ X 32’ perforated front projection surface, hung on line set #11
Dance Floors: Quietstep, grey foamcore, 6 rolls, 50’ wide x 36’ deep
Harlequin, black/white reversible, 6 rolls, 50’ wide x 36’ deep
Pianos: 1 Steinway 9’ concert grand
2 Steinway 6’ grand
1 - Yamaha 6’ grand
1 Yamaha upright
Ladders: 1 - 30’ Genie AWP personnel lift
2 16’ aluminum stepladders
2 8’ fiberglass stepladders
2 - 4’ fiberglass stepladders
Ramps: 1 - 14’ long x 41” wide
1 - 8’ long x 34” wide

Backstage Space

1,000 square feet acessible through stage left

Wing Space

Stage Rigging
Grid: 60’ above stage level, starts 2’6” upstage of plaster line, 68’ wide, 34’ left and right of center. Acoustic ceiling panels obstruct grid and are not movable.
Fly Gallery: Stage left, 32’ from stage floor
Counterweight System: 52 five line sets
Sets #1 2, #45-52: 700/1400 lb. capacity - double purchase
Sets #3 44: 1000 lb. capacity single purchase
22,000 lbs. of counterweight available
Batten length: 55’
Batten hi trim: #1-2: 57’7”
#3-4: 42’ 9”
#5-44: 52’10”
#45-52: 57’7”
Batten low trim:
#1-44: 3’ 4”
#45-52: 4’
All measurements are to the bottom of the batten

Battens #7, #28, & #44 are dedicated orchestra shell ceiling storage pipes
Batten #11 (Movie Screen) trims out at 32’-8” to the bottom of the screen
Hemp System: 100 loft blocks, 5000’ of 5/8” rope, and other hardware available

Fly Space

stage left 32' from stage floor

Sound Equipment

The house sound system in Overture Center’s Capitol Theater consists of the following: Main left and right speaker arrays covering both main floor (orchestra level) and balcony. These arrays are hidden behind an acoustically transparent scrim in towers located at the proscenium opening. In addition there is a “lip” fill system inset into the stage lip front. On request, additional subwoofers can be placed inside the proscenium on each side to supplement the low frequency “impact” the system provides for louder rock shows. The house mix position is located just outside the tech booth door house right at the rear of the house. Mic lines are located DSL, DSR, USL, USR, and orchestra pit. Channels 1 through 36 are transformer isolated split for an on stage monitor mix. Additional XLR tie lines are located throughout the facility. The system is capable of 4 discrete monitor mixes from FOH console or, subject to availability, an on stage monitor mix system is available. BSS SW9088 Soundweb controllers “process and route the signal to the required zones and give the operator EQ, delay and compression for each zone as well as providing all system crossovers.

FOH MIXING CONSOLE:
Avid Venue Profile digital mixing console configured with 48 analog mic inputs and 8 analog line level outputs on stage as well as 8 analog and 8 AES digital I/O at FOH (System drive is from FOH) House setup includes: Matrix 1 = Orchestra Left, Matrix 2 = orchestra right, Matrix 3 = balc. left, Matrix 4 = balc. right, Matrix 5 = lip fills , Matrix 6 = program & hearing assist left, Matrix 7 = program & hearing assist left. A pair of Quested F5 near-field monitors assist with cue and monitoring at the mix position.

ORCHESTRA FILL SPEAKER ARRAYS:
2 – Turbosound TFL760HS Floodlight Skeletons (each side)
2 – Turbosound TCS218c 2 x 18” subwoofers (each side)
1 – Crown CTS600 subwoofer power amplifier (each side)
2 – MC2 MC650 power amplifiers (High mid / High)
1 – MC2 MC1250 power amplifier (low Mid)

BALCONY FILL SPEAKER ARRAYS:
2 – Turbosound TFL760HS Floodlight Skeletons (each side)
1 – Turbosound TFL760 High Mid / High horns for upper balcony fill
2 – MC2 MC650 power amplifiers (high mid / high)
1 – MC2 MC1250 power amplifier (low Mid)

SUPLIMENTAL SUBWOOFER SPEAKER ARRAYS available on request:
2 – JBL Vertec VT 4880 dual 18” subwoofer (each side)
1 – MC2 MC1250 power amplifier (each side)

FRONT FILL:
5 - Turbosound Impact 50 5” passive 2-way speakers
1 - Crown CTS600 Power Amplifier
* Alternatively – 4 Turbosound TQ440 speakers may be used on the stage edge for larger, higher impact deck fill speakers. These may cause sightline issues for audiences seated in the first few rows.

FLOOR WEDGES / MONITOR CABINETS:
6 - Turbosound TFM-230 Bi-amped wedge monitors (additional wedges available on request)
4 – MC2 MC650 power amplifiers for monitor power


PROGRAM and HEARING ASSIST SYSTEMS:
The Program feed is derived from 2 shotgun microphones located on he balcony rail and are “gated” or muted automatically when a console program feed is received to provide the best possible audio quality for the hearing assist and program audio systems.


INTERCOM AND PAGING SYSTEM:
The program feed and paging is supplied to all dressing rooms, hallways and technical spaces. Paging is priority controlled to bypass volume controls. Intercom is a Clear-Com system with a 4-channel power supply. A large number of single and dual channel belt packs and headsets are available. Intercom connection locations are distributed throughout the building.
Wireless Intercom: HME 800 series single channel wireless intercom (6 belt packs total).


PLAYBACK:
2 – Neumark CDN-35 Dual CD player
1 – HHB CDR830 CD recorder
1 Tascam 122B stereo cassette deck (Available on request)
1 - Tascam DA30 Mk II stereo DAT deck (Available on request)


EFFECTS (Available on request)
3 – Klark Technik DN360 dual channel 1/3 oct. EQ
1 - Lexicon PCM 81 digital reverb / effects processor
1 - Yamaha SPX 2000 digital reverb effects processor
1 – TC electronics M2000 stereo processor
1 – TC electronics M1 dual effects processor
2 – Presonus ACP88 eight channel compressor, gates
2 – BSS DPR404 4 channel compressor / de-esser
1 – DBX900 rack w/ 4 902 de-esser cards
2 – Drawmer DS201 two channel frequency conscious gates

MICROPHONES:
Listed is the standard mic inventory for Capitol Theater. Additional quantity and models are available in house subject to availability.
1 AKG D 112 cardioid large diaphragm dynamic
2 Beyer Dynamic M 88 hyper-cardioid dynamic moving coil
1 Beyer Dynamic M 201 hyper-cardioid dynamic moving coil
3 Crown PCC 160 phase coherent cardioid floor mics
2 Electro Voice RE20 cardioid dynamic
4 Sennheiser MD 421 unidirectional dynamic
1 Sennheiser MD 441 unidirectional dynamic
5 Shure SM57 unidirectional dynamic
2 Shure Beta 57A super-cardioid dynamic
4 Shure SM58 unidirectional dynamic with built in windscreen
1 Shure SM58 with Switch
4 Shure Beta 58A super-cardioid dynamic
3 AKG C 414 B/ULS large diaphragm condenser w/four selectable polar patterns
2 AKG C 480 B with CK61-ULS cardioid condenser capsule
4 AKG C 535 EB cardioid condenser
4 Audio-Technica AT853RX miniature cardioid condenser
2 Neumann KM 184 cardioid condenser
4 Neumann KMS 105 super-cardioid condenser
2 Neumann TLM 170 large diaphragm condenser w/5 selectable polar patterns
2 Neumann TLM193 large diaphragm condenser
2 Shure SM81LC cardioid condenser
3 Shure Beta 98 D/S super-cardioid mini-condenser with A98D drum mount
6 Countryman Type 85 FET DI box.
4 AKG C451 EB/CK1 unidirectional condenser

Additional available mics (Subject to availability):
6 DPA 4066 adjustable headband - beige or black
4 DPA 4060 lapel mic – beige or black
1 AKG D 112 cardioid large diaphragm dynamic
4 Shure Beta 91 half-cardioid condenser
5 Beyer Dynamic M 88 hyper-cardioid dynamic moving coil
3 Beyer Dynamic M 201 hyper-cardioid dynamic moving coil
3 Crown PCC 160 phase coherent cardioid floor mics
3 Electro Voice RE20 cardioid dynamic
4 Electro Voice N/D 408b super-cardioid dynamic
6 Sennheiser MD 421 unidirectional dynamic
1 Sennheiser MD 441 unidirectional dynamic
2 Sennheiser ND431 unidirectional dynamic
8 Shure SM57 unidirectional dynamic
2 Shure Beta 57A super-cardioid dynamic
18 Shure SM58 unidirectional dynamic with built in windscreen
2 Shure SM58 with switch
9 Shure Beta 58A super-cardioid dynamic
1 Shure KSM 32
1 Shure B52
3 AKG C 414 B/ULS large diaphragm condenser w/four selectable polar patterns
2 AKG C 480 B with CK61-ULS cardioid condenser capsule
6 AKG C 535 EB cardioid condenser
4 Audio-Technica AT853RX miniature cardioid condenser
4 Audio Technica Pro 35
2 Neumann KM 184 cardioid condenser
4 Neumann KMS 105 super-cardioid condenser
4 Neumann TLM 170 large diaphragm condenser w/5 selectable polar patterns
2 Shure SM81LC cardioid condenser
3 AKG SE-300B condenser w/ CK91 cardioid or CK98 short shotgun capsule
3 Shure Beta 98 D/S super-cardioid mini-condenser with A98D drum mount
6 Shure Beta 87 super-cardioid condenser
2 Shure Beta 87c cardioid condenser
2 Shure SM87 unidirectional dynamic
8 Audio Technica ATM23HE hyper-cardioid dynamic
2 Audio Technica ATM25HE hyper-cardioid dynamic
6 Audio Technica AT4041 cardioid condenser
4 Sennheiser e604 cardioid dynamic
6 Whirlwind Director DI box
9 Countryman Type 85 FET DI box

WIRELESS MICROPHONES (Available on request)
8 Shure UHF-R Series wireless
4 UR 4 Dual channel receivers
8 UR 1 body pack transmitters
8 UR 2 handheld transmitters with Beta 87 or SM58 heads
4 Shure ULX series receivers
4 ULX-Beta87 or SM58 handheld transmitters
4 ULX1 body pack transmitter w/ Sennheiser MKE2-TA4F micro lapel mics

LOOSE EQUIPMENT:
Included is a good selection of mic cables and stands/ booms including the models listed below:
Straight Stands/Round Base: Boom Arms:
Atlas MS 4 (24-56”) Atlas PB77(31”)
Atlas MS20 (37-66”) Atlas PB21X(25-38”)
Atlas DS 7 (8-13”) AKG KM211/1(18-30”)
Atlas DMS10E (14-26”)

Stand/Boom Combinations:
AKG KM210/91(35-61” stand, 18-30” boom)
AKG KM259 (20-28” stand, 18-30” boom)
AKG KM259/1 (11” stand, 20” boom)
AKG KM259/5 (18” stand, 28.5” boom)
AKG KM275 (34-61” stand, 33” boom)
AKG KM277 (33.5” stand, 33” boom)

GUITAR AMPLIFIERS:
1 Fender Twin Reverb, guitar amplifier, A65 Reissue@
1 Gallien-Krueger 400RB, bass guitar amplifier
1 Hartke 115B XL, single 15” bass cabinet
1 Hartke 410 XL, 4x10” bass cabinet
1 Roland JC120 Jazz Chorus keyboard amplifier


ON STAGE MONITOR SYSTEM (subject to availability)

CONSOLE:
1 Midas XL250 44 mono inputs w/4 band PEQ, 4 stereo inputs w/4band PEQ, 20 output busses, 16 switchable to either mono (level/level) or stereo (level/pan), 8 automute groups.

PROCESSING: (16 mixes total)
8 Audient 231 Dual channel 1/3 Octave Graphic EQ (2 per rack)

AMPLIFIERS RACKS:
12 QSC Powerlight 2 PL236 w/ DSP3 (4 per rack) for bi-amped mixes (12 total)
1 MC2 MC650 (X4), w/ Turbosound LMS D4 processor (2 Bi/Tri-amped mixes)

FLOOR WEDGES / SIDE FILL CABINETS:
16 Turbosound TFM-230 Bi-amped wedge monitors
4 Turbosound TFM420 Bi-amped wedge monitors
4 Turbosound TQ440 Bi-amped 3-way trapezoid cabinets
6 Turbosound THL-2 Bi-amped 3-way trapezoid cabinets
2 Turbosound TQ-425 Compact Subwoofers

SOUND POWER:
2 – 200 Amp, 3 phase, 5 wire: company switches - one located stage left, one stage right on the proscenium wall. This power is on a separate transformer and is on a grounding network isolated from all other equipment.

CABLE RUNS: (approximate)
SL TO FOH LOCATION “A” 75 Feet
SL TO SCR 90 Feet
SL TO SOUND POWER 50 Feet
SL TO SPOT BOOTH 280 Feet
X-STAGE (along lip) 50 Feet
X-STAGE (through pit) 75 Feet
SR TO FOH LOCATION “A” 120 Feet
SR TO SCR 145 Feet
SR TO SOUND PWER 20 Feet
SR TO SPOT BOOTH 280 Feet
SL TO FLY FLOOR 50 Feet
FOH LOCATION “A” TO PIT 75 Feet
US TO DS 45 Feet

Lighting Equipment

Lighting System
Drawings of the standard house lighting plot are available for pre-cuing of shows in various formats, as well as an instrument schedule/hookup, at www.overturecenter.com/techspecs.htm.

Stage Lighting Control System
ETC INSIGHT 3 w/EMPHASIS is located in the booth at the back of the main floor.
This console features 600 cue memory, 108 manual faders with bump buttons for direct control of 108 channels, or ten pages of 108 submasters, dual VGA monitors, alphanumeric keyboard, and supports ETCNet2 for remote video and DMX512 outputs/inputs. Numerous network nodes are available both installed and portable to accomodate a variety of dmx input and output needs.

Dimmers
4 ETC SR48 Sensor racks with 174 ETC D20E and 24 ETC D50AF dimmer modules
348 - 20 Amp circuits; 24 - 50 Amp circuits

House Control Lighting System
House lighting is operated by a pre-programmed ETC Unison system controllable from stage left, tech table position, or the lighting control booth. Several house light presets are available to meet your needs. House light control through the lighting console is not possible.

Fixed Lighting Equipment
FOH Slit: 96’ to apron lip, 14’ to 34’ from center line, left and right
24 20A circuits total, 12 each side
20 - ETC 10 Source Four, 750w, ellipsoidal spotlights
4 Century, 1000w, 8” x 13” ellipsoidal spotlights
Side Slits: 72’ to 84’ from apron lip, 45’ to center line, left and right
4 - 20A circuits each side
2 Century, 1000w, 8” x 13” ellipsoidal spotlights each side
2 - ETC 14° Source Four, 750w, ellipsoidal spotlights each side

Top Slit: Directly over orchestra pit, able to focus to apron/downstage areas and orchestra pit only
8 20A circuits
8 ETC 19 Source Four, 750w, ellipsoidal spotlights

Far Box Boom: From 10’ to 36’ above stage level, 46’ off center
10 20A circuits on each boom
2 - ETC 19; 4 - ETC 14 Source Four, 750w, ellipsoidal spotlights each Boom
4 Century, 1000w, 8” x 13” ellipsoidal spotlights each Boom

Near Box Boom: From 10’ to 36’ above stage level, 36’ off center
10 20A circuits on each boom
8 ETC 19; 6 ETC 26 Source Four, 750w, ellipsoidal spotlights each Boom

Balcony Rail: 38’ to apron lip
20 20A circuits, 6 50A circuits
16 - ETC Source Four ellipsoidals of various degrees

On-Stage Circuits
10 - 6 circuit breakouts available from the SL grid to any pipe on stage
3 - 6 circuit breakouts available from the SR grid to any pipe on stage
Additional circuits available in the pit, trap room, stage level, etc.

1st Electric Rep Hang (line 3)
6 - ETC 19Ί; 6 - ETC 26Ί; 12 - ETC 36Ί Source Four, 750w, ellipsoidal spotlights
6 - PAR64, WFL lamps, 1000w
9 - Colortran 8” Fresnels, 2000w

2nd Electric Rep Hang (line 23)
2 - ETC 19Ί; 7 - ETC 26Ί; 6 - ETC 36Ί Source Four, 750w, ellipsoidal spotlights
12 - PAR64, WFL lamps, 1000w
7 - Colortran 8” Fresnels, 2000w

3rd Electric Rep Hang (line 35)
2 - ETC 19Ί; 5 - ETC 26Ί; 6 - ETC 36Ί Source Four, 750w, ellipsoidal spotlights
12 - PAR64, WFL lamps, 1000w
7 - Colortran 8” Fresnels, 2000w

4th Electric Rep Hang (line 47)
4 Colortran Far Cyc, 12’, 12 FHM, 1000w, 3 colors

Additional Stage Lighting Fixtures
16 - ETC 50 Source Four, 750w, ellipsoidal spotlights
30 - ETC 36 Source Four, 750w, ellipsoidal spotlights
30 - ETC 26 Source Four, 750w, ellipsoidal spotlights
20 Colortran 8”, 2000w, Fresnels
12 - Century 6”, 1000w, Fresnels
16 PAR64 ACL lamps in 4-bar clusters- typically hung on two battens upstage of the 3rd electric


Additional Stage Lighting Fixtures (shared building-wide)
2 Century 8’ striplights, 12 cell PAR56, Q500MFL, 3 colors
8 - Ministrips, 6’, 30-lamp, 3-circuit, 65w MR-16 12V lamps
6 - L&E Cyc Ground Row, 7’, 9 - EMD, 750w, 3 color
24 - PAR 64 cans, 1000w, NSP, MFL, WFL, or VNSP lamps are available.

Loose Lighting Equipment
10 - booms, 16’ tall with 50 lb. bases, 1 2” I.D. pipe
Music stand lights
Fixture accessories, pattern holders, top hats, barndoors, etc.
24 - drop-in iris units for ETC Source Four spotlights
4 fire resistant borders, 30’ x 2’, alpha fabric
Sufficient cable, twofers, quad boxes, etc to hang full inventory.

Box Office Services

Tticketmaster

Seating Capacity

1089 plus 10 wheelchair spaces