The Male Choir of St.Petersburg
Technical and hospitality rider
May 16, 2008 — ANY RIDER RECEIVED BEFORE THIS DATE IS INVALID. WHERE DOUBT EXISTS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE TO VERIFY THE DATE OF THE CURRENT RIDER.
2. PERFORMANCE ADVANCE:
The artist's tour manager will advance all shows. The promoter is encouraged to contact the artist's representatives with any and all questions prior to, during or after the contract period.
3. TECHNICAL ELEMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS:
- A. RISERS
Three (3) sets of 3-tired choral risers (each approximately 4'–0'' wide) are required for this performance. The riders should not be rickety. There will be 25 performers in the group and the first row of performers can be accommodated on the stage floor. The front of each tier of risers should be covered in skirting (preferably black) to dress them up.
- B. PIANO — Piano Bench — Page Turner's Chair:
An upright or grand piano, tuned before each performance, and pre-set down stage right is required. Please note that the piano must be in good working order, none of the pedals should stick, and the piano bench should not be rickety. The piano bench must be adjustable and a chair must be on-hand to be set upstage of the pianist bench for the page turner if necessary.
- C. STAGE LAYOUT — DRAPERIES:
The Choir requires a cyclorama preset with primary colors of blue, red and green color gels as its backdrop. If no cyclorama is available, then a band shell or light colored backdrop would be ideal due to the darker colors of the performer's costumes.
The group requires two soloist microphones on stands to be placed downstage right and downstage left of the riders, but upstage of the conductor. All microphone wires must be taped down prior to rehearsal start for the safety of the performers.
5. INTERCOM AND COMMUNICATIONS:
The promoter shall provide a Clearcom system for lighting engineer and FOH positions. This system will need to be integrated with a house system, which will cover follow spot, fly and deck hand positions and backstage announcements.
6. LABOR: (Crew Call)
The Male Choir of St. Petersburg production staff is comprised of 1 (one) tour/stage manager/foh audio and 1 (one) production manager. It is expected that the Male Choir of St. Petersburg staff will operate all consoles and control in the course of all rehearsals and performances. The promoter shall, at a minimum, make available to the Male Choir of St. Petersburg production staff an able bodied and English-speaking labor service as per the following schedule. The Male Choir of St. Petersburg tour is not a yellow-card production and the schedules and house minimums of individual venues will be respected and included at the time of advance.
Providing all electrics, draperies, and sound equipment have been properly hung or setup, and other stage preparations as noted herein have been completed prior to the production's arrival, the company's load-in should take about 1 hour.
In ideal situations, the group will arrive 2 ½ hours prior to curtain. Upon arrival, the stage manager will, with the assistance of the theatre's crew, set lighting cues, as well as double check the stage set-up. Then the group has their 1 ½ hour long warm-up, at which time the stage manager will set microphone levels. The choir will leave the stage 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Since the company does not require extensive lighting, no lighting plot is necessary for this production. For general lighting, the company requires a simple, front light, and stage wash to highlight the choir's faces.
The 1st soloist microphone area stage right.
The downstage center area where the conductor/choir sometimes take their bows.
The 2nd soloist microphone area, stage left.
8. DRESSING ROOM:
Artist requires 2 (two) clean star-quality dressing rooms large enough to accommodate 27 people.
We request that the dressing room be furnished with chairs. Dressing rooms should be available from one hour prior to sound check to the completion of the load-out. The Male Choir of St. Petersburg and crew members shall not share facilities with anyone else. The dressing rooms shall be clean and lockable, and keys to the relevant rooms shall be provided to the artists' tour manager at load-in.
9. PRODUCTION OFFICE:
One clean and lockable production office is required for tour manager. The office should be equipped with one phone line and one internet line, where wireless internet is not available.
The promoter shall provide a minimum of a 10' (ten foot) by 10' (ten foot) space in a position of prominence and high traffic for the exclusive use by The Male Choir of St. Petersburg. This area should be outfitted with 1 (one) large table and be backed with a surface that will allow for the hanging of merchandise.
In consultation with the Presenter, the artist reserves the exclusive right to select the repertoire, the order and duration of the program for this engagement.
12. ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL BILLING
All artwork and print media developed for promotional purposes by the Presenter that does not originate from The Male Choir of St. Petersburg or its representatives must be pre-approved. The following guidelines must be strictly observed:
The Male Choir of St. Petersburg shall receive billing credit on the title page in all programs, souvenir books, house boards, window cards, posters, displays, one-sheets, three-sheets, press releases, and in all paid advertising and publicity of ¼ page or larger.
THE MALE CHOIR OF ST. PETERSBURG (100%)
Within the top ½ of the program page, program billing shall read:
THE MALE CHOIR OF ST. PETERSBURG (100%)
Within the bottom ½ of the page, billing shall read:
Exclusive Representation: (50%)
Arts Management Associates (50%)
13. COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS
Presenter agrees to furnish Artists with up to eight (8) complimentary tickets or admission passes to the venue for each performance and unlimited backstage passes for post-performance receptions. All unused tickets will be returned to presenter for resale no less than 48 hours prior to the performance.
14. HOSPITALITY AND CATERING:
Our hospitality rider is divided into 2 (two) sections: Meals and Dressing room
Lunch: Unlimited fresh coffee and tea 30 (thirty) assorted soda beverages Dinner: coffee and tea — to be replenished all day 30 (thirty) assorted soda beverages 27 (twenty seven) 500ml bottles non-carbonated spring water 27 (twenty seven) Hot dinner entrees to include soup, salads and
Desserts — details to be determined with artist
Representative two weeks prior to engagement.
- Dressing room
- The dressing room rider must be completed and arranged in the artist Dressing room at a time to be determined in advance by the artist representative.
At sound check 30 (thirty) 500ml bottles of non-carbonated spring water 1 (one) basket containing whole fruit (for 27 people) 1 (one) coffee and tea service to be replenished all day After show requirements 15 (fifteen) 500ml bottles non-carbonated spring water
All deposits shall be made payable as per Engagement Contract. Additional payments (balances) and compensation due for the engagement by the presenter shall be made payable by cash or certified check to HOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINMENT GROUP and presented to Igor Levin, road manager, where applicable) prior to, but the first performance.
The production will require a parking space for a 50 passenger charter bus at or as near as possible to the theatre loading door. If there is insufficient space at the theatre, presenters are required to make other arrangements. If a commercial parking lot is used, please advise the parking lot personnel, in advance, of the arrival and departure times of the company. Payment of any parking fees is the expense of the presenters and must be taken care of prior to the group's arrival. If the presenter is providing hotel accommodations for the group, then the presenter is also responsible for any hotel parking fees. Under no circumstances will the production pay for the parking either at the venue or at a hotel.
ACCEPTED AND SIGNED:
|Signature of presenter
for The Male Choir of St. Petersburg