HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM: Lights, camera ... under construction at MFL MarMac

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By Rachel DeMoss, MFL MarMac freshman

MONONA - Imagine sitting front row, watching your son or daughter perform. Well get ready.

The new auditorium being built at MFL MarMac High School is set to be completed before the 2013-2014 school year. The new auditorium will have it all: comfy seats, awesome lighting and even a few unexpected surprises.

There will be 350 seats filling up the new auditorium. The seats will be situated on a slight uphill slant and will be handicap accessible. Some of the seats closest to the stage also will have a desk option.

The stage will be rounded and made of concrete with wood covering. The stage is two feet high from front row seating. There also will be a box to plug in microphones on the stage instead of running the cord all along the front or back of the stage.

To the right of the stage, there will be a dressing room and prep area for singers or performers to get ready before coming out into the spotlight.

The new auditorium will have and acoustic ceiling and also will be air conditioned. Opposite to the stage, there is a control booth - one controlling the lights, and another controlling the sound system. Above everything is the catwalk. The catwalk is used to service lights as needed.

Above the stage, there will be a large projector screen. This screen can be used to show videos and presentations just as the projector screens in the classrooms. Down the aisles, just as in a movie theater, there will be aisle lighting. These aisle lights can be blue, green, red and white.

The new auditorium is sure to impress, so cme and check it out.


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