Man of LaMancha

Clarence Brown Theater, Knoxville, TN

A traditional musical with a large orchestra in a wide proscenium space. It seems to be a rarity these days.

The success of this production was that it never felt amplified, and the audience never was pushed to have to search for the voice. Through the use of a highly distributed speaker system it was nearly impossible to discern how much the audience heard from the audio system, and how much they were hearing acoustically. Even in the first few rows of the audience, the use of delay and attenuation allowed for the localization of the human voice.