UT Dallas Theatre and the UTDance Ensemble are presenting The Rocky Horror Show this fall and want to light up the show in a unique way. In addition to a cast and crew of nearly 40 students, a professional band, and professionally designed scenery and costumes, we want to add one more special feature to this production: LED wearable technology for the audience
These LED wristbands turn audience members into "living canvases of light" as each wristband is programmed to flash, change color, or pulse along with the music. These wristbands developed by Pixmob have been used in the Olympic Games, stadium concerts, and NFL games, but have not been utilized in traditional theatre venues. UT Dallas would be one of the first groups to explore this technology in a musical theatre setting and Rocky Horror is the perfect fit for this experiment.
Watch Pixmob in action here.
Approximately $8,000 will cover the cost of the wristbands, but that's a lofty goal, even for Dr. Frank-N-Furter. We have hit every previous goal - $2500, $4000, $6000 and now we are at the end! We would ultimately like to give away these wristbands to each audience member who attends The Rocky Horror Picture Show (2,000 total). That brings our full goal to $8,000 dollars.
We have a dedicated and talented team of designers and technicians who are motivated to make this idea fully realized. Our lighting designer, Chris Trevino, has used this technology previously for his work with SeaWorld live shows. All we need is your support!
The dates for The Rocky Horror Picture Show are October 31 through November 9, and tickets can be found here.
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Help us paint the audience with light during The Rocky Horror Show.