#BehindtheCurtain: Get to Know Soroush Mahdavi
Coming to one of our productions at SDMT wouldn’t be nearly the same experience if the audience couldn’t hear the amazing actors and actresses on stage! For all the work that goes into putting on one of our shows, it wouldn’t matter if we didn’t have the incredible team of audio engineers and designers to support us. The audio element is a crucial part of our productions; mixing the sounds, balancing everything, making sure actors and actresses have all their correct equipment. It truly is a team effort, and one member of that team we’re highlighting in this Behind the Curtain Blog is our sound engineer for “Anything Goes”, Soroush Mahdavi! Soroush has worked with us at SDMT as the A1 on several shows and we’re so happy to have him back for this current production and hopefully many more in the future. Soroush brings so much knowledge and passion for his work to the table, and we’re so grateful he’s part of the SDMT family. Make sure you don’t miss the chance to hear his hard work in action with our current production of “Anything Goes”! Keep reading below to get to know Soroush, and enjoy some behind the scenes photos of our amazing sound team!
How long have you been working with SDMT as an audio engineer? Also how long have you been involved in sound engineering in the musical theatre world in general?
I have been working at SDMT for almost 3 years now, and audio production in musical theater for 4 years!
What’s your favorite part about your job? And conversely, what’s the most challenging part about your job?
If you were on a cruise, like in “Anything Goes”, who’s one celebrity you’d want to meet on board?
Outside of your job here at SDMT, what are some of your favorite hobbies and interests?
I have a lot of varied hobbies, but I really love drawing, composing music, reading, and playing video games to name a few.
Do you have a favorite show you’ve worked on in the past?
Working on She Loves Me back in 2020 for SDMT is probably my favorite show to date.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I honestly don’t think I have an answer for this one. I usually tell people everything there is to know about me!
Do you have a dream show that you’d love to be the sound engineer for?
Beetlejuice for sure!
If you weren’t working in sound engineering for musical theatre, what would you want to be doing?
If I wasn’t doing this, the dream would be to be a Formula One driver and to win in the streets of Monaco.
“Anything Goes” Creative Team:
Director: Omri Schein
Choreographer: Xavier J. Bush
Music Director: Van Angelo
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