MGM Northfield Park, found in north-east Ohio is one of the region’s best-attended venues for dining, gaming and entertainment, and is now the first location in the United States to make a GLP Impression X5 a permanent lighting installation.
The 1,820 seater theatre in the complex, known as Center Stage, features all 30 of the fixtures: 12 in the upstage area, 10 midstage and eight downstage. These were supplied by national retailer GC Pro.
Center Stage has attracted artists such as Dolly Parton, Steven Tyler, Tom Segura, Diana Ross, Morgan Wallen, BB King, Ringo Starr, Tom Jones and many more.
According to MGM Northfield Park’s director of entertainment and venue operations, Alex Trusnik, the latest spend has been dedicated entirely to the lighting upgrade, which replaces a rig that has been operating since the property opened, back in 2013.
“The investment is clear evidence of MGM Resorts International’s commitment to entertainment in Northfield and the growth of Center Stage,” Trusnik said.
He added that the installation took a period of months – from initial design to complete installation – as they considered the best solution: “During the process, I met with our production manager, Austin Brown, and lighting designer, John Middleton weekly to discuss what options would take Center Stage to the next level.
“John brought a dream to the table and through collaboration, we were able to build an impressive lighting package for the room. My goal was to ensure we continue to deliver the best experience possible for not only our guests but also the acts we bring in and their touring crews – night in and night out.”