EFX

Dates: March 23 1995 – January 1 2003

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

Originally starring Michael Crawford
Then David Cassidy, Tommy Tune, Rick Springfield

Director: Scott Faris
Choreographer: Anthony Van Laast
Designer: David Mitchell
Costume Designer: Theoni Aldredge
Lighting Designer; Natasha Katz
Sound Designer: Jonathan Deans

Epic production which redefines the excesses of Las Vegas productions. 

  • $40million production budget
  • 11 month technical rehearsal
  • 70 performers
  • 70 crew
  • 2 Dragons cost $1million each

Sound

  • 300 speakers

Lighting

  • 3000 dimmers
  • 2500 lanterns
  • 336 moving lights

Scenery / Automation

  • 102 tons of stage scenery
  • 85 tons of flown scenery and lighting
  • 2700 amp 3 phase power for scenic automation

Related Equipment:

Obsession (1992)

Documents


LSI: EFX (February 1996)
[4.5Mb PDF]
From Lighting & Sound International

Documentary about EFX