Robert and Marie Hansen Family Fine Arts Theatre @ DSHA

The Robert and Marie Hansen Family Fine Arts Theatre in Divine Savior Holy Angels High School was built in 2002 and is the primary location for all school masses and assemblies. In addition, the theatre hosts four annual theatrical productions including the fall musical, winter play, spring Advanced Acting Class production, and summer Community Theatre Works musical.

DSHA needed an audio system that could both be run efficiently by non-technical staff and faculty for masses, assemblies, and other events requiring minimal production elements, but also support their four highly technical theatrical productions. Considering both applications, Clearwing Systems Integration chose QSC Q-Sys.

Customized for each installation, the Q-Sys platform combines a robust feature set with an easy-to-use touchscreen interface. The ease-of-use allows any staff or faculty member to navigate the touch screen prompts and run an event with a nominal number of microphones without needing an operator at the console.

For the theatrical productions that require considerably more microphones, sound effects, music playback, and instrumental reinforcement, Clearwing chose the Allen & Heath SQ7 mixing console. The SQ7 has the same power and features as other industry-leading consoles while also maintaining an interface that is easy to navigate. Staff and students alike can navigate the board and utilize professional techniques with no hassle due to the user-friendly nature of the console.

Rounding out the system are L-Acoustics ARCS speakers, QSC E110 stage monitors, Shure QLXD wireless microphones, and Countryman B3 lavaliers.

By giving careful attention to the behind-the-scenes details, end-user requirements, and specs of the space, DSHA’s new sound system is fully integrated and capable of yielding the school’s desired results.