Dennis Moody
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After accepting an offer for the sale of his studio Sonora Recorders in 1993, Moody relocated to Europe where he became actively involved in the musical theater scene as a mixer. He continued working on musicals as his primary field of interest for over 7 years. Although these days he is concentrating more on record production, he stiil spends a good portion of his time working on musicals, stage shows, and productions. Here are some of the shows he's been involved with over the years, in the USA and worldwide:

 

North of Sunset, West of Vine "North of Sunset, West of Vine"

Raya Yarbrough and Bear McCreary present, "North of Sunset, West of Vine". A look at growing up in the crazy music business in Hollywood in the 1980's through a young girls eyes. Songs by Raya Yarbrough. Musical direction by television and film composer Bear McCreary, directed by Mary Jo Duprey at the Greenway Theater in Los Angeles on June 28, 29, and 30, 2013. Staring Raya Yarbrough, Kristofer McNeely, Michael Hogan, Ricco Ross, Frank Lawson, Erinn Holmes, and Ward Roberts.

An Evening Without Monty Python "An Evening without Monty Python"

The Creators of "Spamalot" WestBeth Entertainment and Eric Idle by kind permission of Monty Python present for a few nights only, "An Evening Without Monty Python". A Jubilation starring Jeff B Davis, Jane Leeves, Alan Tudyk, Rick Holmes and Jim Piddock. A paeanastic laudatory exaltation of the works of John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin celebrating forty years of Monty Python's Flying Circus and the publication of Monty Python Live! (a new book by the Pythons about their life on the road with the sketches they performed). Musical direction by John Du Prez, directed by Eric Idle and B.T. McNichol, produced by WestBeth Entertainment at Ricardo Montalban Theatre, Los Angeles, September 23 to October 4, 2008 and, Town Hall Theater New York, October 6 through 10, 2008.

What About Dick? "What About Dick?"

What About Dick? played to SOLD OUT crowds at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in LA, Nov 10th and 11th, 2007! Only once in a lifetime you see a cast like this -- Billy Connolly, Tim Curry, Eric Idle, Eddie Izzard, Jane Leeves, Emily Mortimer, Jim Piddock, and Tracy Ullman -- well twice actually in this case since there were only two performances. But if you've missed both occasions then you can tell your grandchildren you weren't there either of the days they did that thing you missed. The music was by Idle's Spamalot partner John Du Prez and the sound effects artist was Tony Palermo. In this new play from Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award winning author Eric Idle, a lowbrow comedy about highbrow people, eight actors are gathered together to perform a classic radio drama What About Dick? premiered at the original Lux Radio Theater in 1948 (now the Ricardo Montalban.)

An Evening of Comedy with Jason Alexander "The Comedy of Jason Alexander"

A two hour presentation by Seinfeld's George Castanza, Jason Alexander and his one man show. This show was at the Edgmar Theater in Santa Monica and ran for 2 weeks in August, 2005 as a test for a possible tour. The show included a live five piece band as well as playbacks and sound effects. The mix console was a Midas Venice console.

Porgy and Bess "Porgy and Bess"

I mixed most of the major European performances of "Porgy and Bess" from August, 1995 to November, 2000. The production is by New York Harlem Theater Productions under the direction of William Barkymer. The sound companies used are Concept Audio from Berlin and Padco Sound from Cologne. I used a Yamaha PM 3000, 36 channel mixer for most of these shows. The tours have taken place in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Italy and Austria. I mix all the shows requiring amplification for the singers, usually halls with a capacity of 1,000 people or more. The orchestra is 65 pieces, the choir was 60 persons. There were also 9 leads. There have been some performances with up to 10,000 people in attendance. In this case, I used an extended sound system, with more than 80 channels. In all, I have mixed over 220 shows.

The Phantom "Phantom of the Opera"

I started working for "The Phantom", in December of 1997. This German language version is a production by Karl-Heinz Stracke that tours mostly in Germany, with some shows in Austria and Switzerland. The sound company is Westfalen Sound from Emstetten. I used a DDA 48 channel mixer for this show. The orchestra was 24 pieces, the choir was 20 persons There were also 12 leads. This tour consisted of 31 "one-nighters" per month. The average house size was 1,000 persons. In six months, I mixed over 180 shows.

Shakespeare "Shakespeare and Rock & Roll"

I started working for "Shakespeare and Rock & Roll" shortly after it's premiere in Berlin in 1993. This was a production from Fritz and Bernard Kurz, who started the musical scene in Germany with the first production of "Cats" in 1985. For this show, we used a Midas 56 input automated console and a Yamaha 36 input PM 3000 as a band submixer. This show was fixed at the Freievolksbuhne in Berlin for over four years. After this time, it was moved to Bremen where it had a "lukewarm" 5 month run. The houses were both around 1,200 capacity. The show consisted of a seven piece band along with four background singers and 8 leads. Between Berlin and Bremen, I mixed over 600 shows.

Musical Nights "Side by Side Musical Nights"

I have been mixing shows for this production for over four years. It is a production from Kern Musical Management, in Munster. This show is basically a "musical review", consisting of an eight piece band and six to eight singers. The sound companies on these tours varied but mostly Delta Sound from Antwerp, Belgium was used. I mostly was able to mix this production with a 36 channel Yamaha mixer. The show toured all over Germany. In all, I mixed over 100 shows.

GodSpeed "GodSpeed - A Rock Opera"

"GodSpeed" was created and produced by composer Sammy Oriti. Performed at the historic El Portal Theater in North Hollywood in August, 2015. Live six piece band onstage with 16 RF lead vocal mics supplied by DPA. Front of house mix with a Yamaha M7CL 48. Full houses every show.