Many of our St. Patrick's Day performances included dancers which, in order to be seen, had to occupy space on the same stage as ourselves. As a duo we moved the PAS stage right and allowed the dancers to occupy stage left. We did this so we could perform songs and tunes while they were changing shoes and not have to move the PAS around. My playing partner and I disagreed on the placement of the PAS since the stages were not very deep and the tower would be located behind the overhead curtain potentially affecting it's coverage of the hall. Is that or can that be an issue? The other problem was in order to have eye contact with the dancers the PAS was angled slighty toward the center of the stage (as were we) creating a sound coverage problem in the left side of the hall. Obviously if we weren't performing numbers ourselves requiring up front stage location we could have moved to the back of the stage but then the first problem would have resurfaced. Has anyone had similar problems? Any solutions?
Here's a picture that might help. I think that this represents how Steve would setup under more normal conditions.
-- click the pic to see it in context (in the original discussion where it was built) --
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