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Mendelssohn Specifications at a Glance


Mailing & Venue Address:
University Productions
911 N. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1265

Seating Capacity:
· 620 maximum, including:
· Orchestra: 386 + 6 wheelchair + 8 companion
· Balcony: 220

Stage Specifications:
·Proscenium: 29'-11" wide x 16'-10" high
· Plaster line to back wall: 24'
· Plaster line to front of apron: 5'
·Orchestra pit: 6' deep x 24' wide
· Stage floor to grid: 37'3"


· Single purchase counterweight
· 29 line sets; 13 regularly free
· Batten length: 31'-5" minimum
·Arbor capacity: 500 lbs./226 kg

House Drapery Hang:
· House Curtain - manual, guillotine with split in the center, no traveler
· Two pair legs, black, 10'w x 22'h
· Two travelers, black, 18'w x 22'h
· Three borders, black, 40'w x 7'h
· Two dead-hung sidetabs on traveler tracks, SL & SR, black, 27'w x 22'h

·Company switch: DSR wall, 200 amps, 3 phase, 4 wire
· House control board is an ETC Ion
· 191 dimmers, one dimmer per circuit
· Full-stage lighting instrumentation

· House board (Mackie cr-1604-vlz mixer) accepts 16 inputs and 6 outputs
·Clear-Com production intercom to all production positions
· Audio monitor to all dressing rooms
· Video monitors located SR, in green room, and main floor lobby.

Dressing Rooms:
· All dressing rooms have mirrors, dressing tables, toilets, and costume racks.
· Green room located a half flight below stage level
· Two dressing rooms, each for seven persons located one flight below stage level
· Two ensemble dressing rooms, each for thirteen persons located two flights below stage level, with shower
· Wardrobe/wig room located two and a half flights below stage level

·Garage Door: 9'-8" x 60"
· All scenery must be lifted to stage level via a center stage elevator. After the set is onstage, the elevator is inoperable because the lift platform is part of the stage floor.
· Elevator trap dimensions: 7'10" x 9'2"

Information Systems:

· Wired- Ethernet 10 and 100 Base-T — Jacks are located throughout building (stage and lobby) and may be used by arrangement in advance. All wired network circuits are protected by the SMTD firewall, part of the University of Michigan's Virtual Firewall. Please verify in advance that what you need is available by contacting Barry LaRue at 734-763-4220 or

·Wireless - U-M Wireless on-stage and in the auditorium, lobby and dressing rooms.
please refer to for information regarding access and setting.


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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower