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The Boy from Oz

Based on the life, songs and music of the entertainer and song writer Peter Allen, and performed for the first time in 1998 in Sydney, The Boy From Oz has just closed after a sell-out 3 month Australian tour. This new production of the original musical especially designed for large arenas, included a 25-piece live orchestra and 100 singers from the Australian Girls’ choir. Australian V-DOSC Partner, Jands Production Services, was chosen to design and supply the sound reinforcement.

Sound designer Michael Waters – who won a Helpmann Award for Best Sound Design for Dusty: The Musical – specified a L-ACOUSTICS V DOSC system which includes 36 V-DOSC, 27 dV-DOSC, 4 ARCS and 18 SB218 subwoofers. Jim Straw, general manager of Jands Production Services, stated that, “The Boy from Oz is a complex and ambitious arena musical theatre spectacular. This production has unique audio requirements and demands a very different approach to live concert arena tours. Jands Production Services provided a complete audio solution for the tour which included design and technical expertise, eight sound operators and technicians, along with the latest state of the art equipment including a V-DOSC speaker system.”
ABC review
The Boy from Oz 2006
Photo – Jeff Busby

Tour dates 11 July – 1 October 2006
Sound Designer Michael Waters
System Engineer Pat Richardson
FOH Engineer Antony Love
Monitor Engineer Bob Daniels
Audio Crew Damon Pieterse, Nick Giameos, Tim Seconi, Josh Jamgotchian, Brendan Keane
Speaker System L-Acoustics VDOSC system
36 x V-Dosc Elements
27 x dV-Dosc Elements
18 x SB-218 Subs
4 x L-Acoustics Arcs
Amplifiers 48 x Crown MA-5002-VZ Amplifiers
Monitor System
8 x Clair 12AM Monitor Speaker
4 x Crest 7301 Bi-amp
9 x Aviom A16II Personal Monitor mixers
22 x Shure PSM700 in ear monitors
4 x Sennheiser EW300-IEM-G2 In ear monitors
1 x Shure P6HW in ear monitors
F.O.H. 1 x Yamaha PM5D-RH Digital Console
3 x Yamaha DM 1000 Digital Console
Monitor 2 x Yamaha PM5D-RH
Radio Mics
20ch Shure U-Series Radio mic
8 ch Sennheiser 3000 series Radio mic
28 x DPA 4088 Headset microphones

One response to “The Boy from Oz”

  1. Dan says:

    Hello, I figure then you would know the answer to this. Was this show recorded at all? Like did they do a live recording from the soundboard or a video or anything. Just curious because I was unable to see this production and I loved the show when it was in new york. So I was just curious if their was a video or an audio of this show available, since I see it was projected on screen and through many speakers every night, I was wondering if it was every recorded. Please let me know. Thank you.

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