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Subject: Paris cabaret shows - technical info
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Performing Arts
Asked by: yunimark-ga
List Price: $35.00
Posted: 22 Oct 2006 20:10 PDT
Expires: 21 Nov 2006 19:10 PST
Question ID: 775942
I need as much information on the following cabaret shows:

Moulin Rouge (Paris, France)
Lido (Paris France)

I need theater technical info (lighting & sound equipment, stage
requirements, seating, etc.), cast & staff info including any
management company info (# of people, required
staff), budget, box office, design/architect firms info, menus (if
applicable), and anything else that I'm missing here.
Subject: Re: Paris cabaret shows - technical info
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 22 Oct 2006 22:30 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello Yunimark,

Below you will find all the information I was able to locate for the
Moulin Rouge and Lido.

Moulin Rouge (Paris, France)


 	? Main theatre : 1000 m2
 	? Toulouse-Lautrec lounge : 150 m2 

 	? 850 people for lunch, dinner and for the show
 	? Access for handicapped people 

 	?30 haut-parleurs MEYER SOUND
 	? 1 console numerique RAMSA
 	? 3 multipistes numerique AKAI DD 1000
 	? 2 multiprises numerique AKAI DR 16
 	? 2 magnetophones OTARI MX 55
 	? Micros HF

 	? 12 Stage Scans CLAY PAKY
 	? 3 Golden Scans HPE CLAY PAKY
 	?20 Miniscan HP3 CLAY PAKY
 	? 22 Pro 400 MARTIN
 	? 11 Mac 600 MARTIN 
 	? 58 sources fours avec changeurs de couleurs (16 couleurs)
 	? 10 sources fours 
 	? 8 ensembles de 8 rampes BRABOS
 	? 1 tromboscope
 	? 1 Griven

 	? 3 security guards
 	? 6 cloackroom attendants
 	? 2 stage managers
 	? 1 sound engineer
 	? Lighting technicians
 	? Head waiters and service staff

 	? Belle Epoque decoration
 	? Stage available

The current Moulin Rouge show is called "Feerie",

'Féerie' consists of : a troupe of 100 artists, including 60 Doriss
Girls recruited world-wide ; 1000 costumes of feathers, rhinestones
and sequins, made in the most famous Parisian workshops ; sumptuous
sets in shimmering colours, uniquely designed by Italian artists ;
outstanding international acts, and the awaited return of the giant
aquarium; all this performed to original music recorded by 80
musicians and 60 chorus singers.
Produced by Jacki Clerico 
Created by Doris Haug and Ruggero Angeletti 
Choreographed by Bill Goodson 
Costumes designed by Corrado Collabucci 
Settings by Gaetano Castelli 
Lighting designed by Christian Bréan
Music by Pierre Porte 
Lyrics by Charles Level 
Ballet Mistress Janet Pharaoh 
Assistant Choreographer Erik Sorensen 
Assistant Ballet Mistress Amanda Liddle
Stage Director Thierry Outrilla 
Stage Manager Olivier Lepelletier
Lighting Manager Eric Legrand 
Sound Manager Serge Vely


??backdrop is uniquely conceptualized by an Italian designer with the
most outstanding international acts and the much- awaited return of
the giant aquarium. This has been realized by both Haug and Angeletti
showcasing fresh themes like Sandokan and The Circus.?

Created in 1889, the Moulin Rouge is now 116 years old
600,000 visitors in 2005
200,000 bottles of champagne per year
1,000 costumes of feathers, rhinestones and sequins
60 artists on stage 365 days a year

Press Relations Manager - International Events 
  Fanny Rabasse  
 Communication & Marketing Director - Advertising 
  Jean-Luc Pehau-Ricau  
 Ballet Mistress - Auditions - Castings 
  Janet Pharaoh  
 Sales Director : Travel Agencies - Hotels 
  Katrin Grigull  
 Sales Director : Corporate 
  Fabian Decaux

Menus created by the 2* chef Laurent Tarridec


Menu Belle Epoque

Menu Toulouse-Lautrec

Menu French Cancan



1150-seat panoramic theater 

?To ensure perfect visibility for everyone in the audience, the
1150-seat panoramic theater has been designed without columns. A
single 45-meter prestressed concrete beam provides the necessary
long-bearing support. A giant elevator allows the orchestra section,
where 300 guests dine, to sink 80 centimeters into the floor to
further improve visibility.?


?In 1946 the Clerico brothers took over an establishment which had
been all the rage during the Belle Epoque. Its decoration was directly
inspired by the great beach of the Lido in Venice. The Clericos
completely overhauled the building, making it into a cabaret, which
was unique in the world. With the help first of Pierre Louis Guerin,
then Rene Fraday and Miss Bluebell, the Lido literally invented the
notion of the dinner-show as we have come to know it throughout the
world. One show was to replace another, the latest always more
spectacular than its predecessor, and each met with triumphant
success. The world's most beautiful avenue still remembers the opening
nights when the Lido received all of the international society. Its
uninterrupted success lead the cabaret to seek larger quarters.?

1,100 seat panoramic theatre 

60,000 square feet

?In 1977, the Lido was moved to the Normandy building, whose 60,000
square feet allowed for the creation of a 1,100 seat panoramic theatre
offering perfect visibility to each visitor. At that time, Christian
Clerico took over from his father Joseph, and has since managed
France's greatest private theatre.?

The New Lido was designed by Italian architects Giorgio Vecchia and
Franco Bartoccini.

"One of the most famous nightclubs in the world, Le Lido in Paris,
selected Medialon Manager for show control when renovating the revue
show for its 26th season. This year?s spectacular Bonheur runs twice a
day and is the story of a young "bird-lady" looking for happiness. The
show has four scenes and uses twenty-three sets, including an
airplane, an ice skating rink, a fountain, a swimming pool, and an
Indian temple. Four Manager show controllers are used to partition,
control, and synchronize all show elements (including audio, video,
lighting, and effects) while supporting live interaction with onstage
The audio department has its own Manager license, which starts and
monitors the time code generator, to which all four licenses are
synchronized. The audio controller monitors the audio playback sources
and the time code, with contingency plans and backup equipment for a
variety of progressive signal dropouts. This layering of contingencies
greatly reduces the chance of a show mishap, and is essential in an
international show of this caliber. Two MX2424 HD recorders, a Yamaha
console, and a Peavey MediaMatrix house processor are controlled in
this way."

"The lighting and video department also has a dedicated Manager
license, which fires cues to a WholeHog® III lighting console and the
video players. "A primary advantage of using a show controller to
control the lighting desk is the ability to bypass some cues live or
to offset some part of the show, especially when talent behaves
differently than expected," says Medialon?s Alex Carru. "These ?wild?
adjustments are written as short, self-contained cues, and are fired
from a Medialon Remote Desk, which provides much faster selection and
actuation than keyboard or mouse." The lighting Manager also acts as a
backup for the lighting console, every console cue is contained as a
DMX file in the show controller."

"A third Medialon Manager is used to control the water show and some
rigging elements, which have various backups. "Water effects are
notoriously hard to program, and in this case, the water Manager was
programmed using Medialon?s ?TimeX? function," explains Carru. "Using
TimeX, a series of untimed (but technically complete) cues are tapped
into rhythm with the audio tracks. The tapped cues are then
micro-timed using the other features of Manager, to provide a sinuous
and metrical water show without a lot of coding."
A fourth license of Manager acts as a supervisory and reporting
system, monitoring the departmental licenses and extracting variables
from each for display on backstage monitors. For example, heads up
displays at stage wings indicate the cue currently in progress plus a
countdown to the next cue. "This makes life a lot easier when, at the
Lido, up to four productions may be mounted simultaneously. And, of
course, every controller is loaded with all three craft programs in
case of a switchover," Carru continues."

"All equipment is controlled via TCP/IP, except for time code, which
is piped directly to an Adrienne RG1 time code card in each Manager
computer. The total roster of equipment under control: 12 DMX
universes, 20 MIDI channels, 13 RS-232 serial ports (over IP), 2
Tascam MX 2424?s,an Evertz time code generator, a MiniDisc Player,
aMedia Matrix DSP assembly, aYamaha Audio console, a Video Player, a
Doremi hard disk recorder, a Wholehog III, a Videoprojector, a Video
scaler and selector, a DVD Player and 36 I/O contacts for the water
show and scenes."

?The Lido opened the newest 26th revue BONHEUR on December 8th, 2003.
For the first time the different segments of the revue are linked by a
single theme : a woman's quest for happiness. Her journey is recounted
in the four tableaux making up the 90 minute-revue, with a plethora of
special effects and exceptional specialty acts. Led by the Bluebell
Girls and the Lido Boys Dancers, the new revue, designed by Lido
Artistic Director Pierre Rambert, offers a stunning contemporary
vision while respecting the grand tradition of the legendary Lido

BONHEUR : the New Lido Revue

?Carl and Frank Clerico present the Lido?s 26th revue, BONHEUR, which
started in early December 2003. For the first time, the different
segments of the revue are linked by a single theme?a woman?s quest for
happiness. Her journey is recounted in the four tableaux making up the
90-minute revue, with a plethora of special effects and exceptional
specialty acts. Led by the Bluebell Girls and the Lido Boy Dancers,
the new revue, designed by Lido Artistic Director Pierre Rambert,
offers a stunning contemporary vision while respecting the grand
tradition of the legendary Lido shows.?

Bonheur Budget

E9 million to create

E3 mill on costumes

?The Lido's latest show, Bonheur - which cost E9 million to create, E3
million of which was spent on the elaborate costumes - has been
running for more than two years, and is expected to continue until the
end of 2008. ?,20867,20379090-2702,00.html

?The female dancers, who have to measure at least 1.75 metres (5 ?9"),
have their weight written into their contracts and are banned from
gaining or losing more than 2 kg (4.4 lbs).?

?The 42 Bluebell Girls run through some 10 costume changes per show,
generally involving G-strings, towering heels and for one scene, a
metallic headdress weighing 13 kg (29 lbs).?

?A team of dressers makes sure the jewel-encrusted outfits, which
account for a third of the show?s budget of 9 million euros, end up on
the right performer.?

? The show features 23 sets, including an ice rink, an articulated
elephant and an 80,000-litre (17,600-gallon) pool -- all on a stage
just 14 metres (yards) wide.?


?The menus at the Lido are prepared by house chef Philippe Lacroix and
his team of 35 cooks and pastry cooks.?





Search terms:
Lido Paris
Moulin Rouge Paris

I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards, 

Request for Answer Clarification by yunimark-ga on 23 Oct 2006 01:11 PDT
Dear Bobbie,

Thank you for the prompt response.  Was there no info on Moulin Rouge budget?  

- Yunimark

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 23 Oct 2006 06:08 PDT
Dear Yunimark,

I did not find the Moulin Rouge budget last night; however I will
resume my search and see if I have better luck today.

Thank you for your patience.


Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 23 Oct 2006 07:27 PDT
Hi Yunimark!

I found the budget in an article in Businessweek Online:

The $1.7 million production, called Feerie (''Fairy Tale''), is
expected to boost revenues this year by 10%, to about $25 million.

yunimark-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Bobby7 was very prompt with the answer which was was very thorough in
covering all the questions I had.

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