Sound designers are specifying the Meyer Sound LEOPARD™ linear sound
reinforcement system to support a growing number of musical theatre productions
in America and Europe alike. With support of six productions on three continents,
LEOPARD is making an impression in the world of musical theatre with its level of
clarity, power, and precision.

Motown: The Musical in London
Noted sound designer Peter Hylenski chose to deliver the soulful sounds of this
West End hit musical at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre with 28 LEOPARD line array
loudspeakers and six 900-LFC low-frequency control elements, supplied by London-
based Autograph Sound.
“Motown is an extremely dynamic show,’ says Hylenski. “With LEOPARD, the low-
level dialogue is crisp and articulate, while the full musical numbers have punch and

“The first time I heard LEOPARD, I was amazed by the clarity, smooth vertical
coverage, and amount of power in such a small package,’ Hylenski continues.
“Also, the 900-LFCs work perfectly with LEOPARD, and their compact size is an
added bonus. Having a flexible building block for low frequencies opens up
possibilities for dealing with the architectural challenges of many theatres we play.’

Mamma Mia! in Barcelona, Spain
“LEOPARD was the right choice for this tour,’ says Poti Martin, sound designer for
Mamma Mia! “I needed a powerful system to cover larger houses, but also one that
was compact and easy to rig for the job. LEOPARD’s high-frequency control is
amazing, so it gets clear sound all the way to the back of the room. The sound is
very consistent everywhere.’

For Mamma Mia!’s three-month run in Barcelona’s multi-tiered, 1,653-seat Teatre
Tivoli, Martin specified dual hangs of 12 LEOPARD loudspeakers each and six 900-
LFC elements. The system was supplied by Fluge Audiovisual of Madrid.
“The 900-LFCs are powerful and musical at the same time,’ he adds. “They make
the overall sound incredibly round and full.’

The Bodyguard in Cologne, Germany
For a production of The Bodyguard in Cologne’s 1,740-seat Musical Dome, noted
sound designer Richard Brooker put together a system of 24 LEOPARD loudspeakers
and nine 900-LFC elements, supplied by FeedBack Show Systems & Service of

“The Bodyguard is a very dynamic show, and the LEOPARD system delivers clarity
for low-level dialogue as well as loud, punchy, concert-like musical numbers and
cinematic-style sound effects,’ reports Brooker. “Also, this particular theatre is
very wide, and LEOPARD’s broad dispersion covers it beautifully. And remarkably,
this is the first time I’ve ever put a large array up in a theatre and left the EQ flat.’

Trip of Love in New York, NY, USA
At New York’s 499-seat Stage 42, 18 LEOPARD loudspeakers and six 900-LFC
elements support the 1960s-themed Trip of Love. “LEOPARD gives the show
outstanding clarity,’ reports Domonic Sack, sound designer for the musical along
with Peter Fitzgerald, both with New York’s Sound Associates. “It’s a heavy rock
show, and we’re getting a great vocal sound from them, with tremendous gain
before feedback.’

Also in New York, the hit Broadway musicals School of Rock and On Your Feet are
both supported by LYON™, another member of Meyer Sound’s LEO® Family of line
array systems.

Scotland and Brazil
Elsewhere, 18 LEOPARD loudspeakers and four 900-LFC elements were supplied by
Edinburgh-based Blueparrot for a production of Legally Blonde at King’s Theatre in
Glasgow, Scotland. And in Brazil, Sao Paulo-based Gabisom Audio Equipment has
deployed 16 LEOPARD loudspeakers for a production of Wicked at Teatro Renault.