The Passion

SenovvA teamed with Dick Clark Productions for the two-hour musical event THE PASSION, a contemporary retelling of Jesus Christ’s final hours on earth. The broadcast aired LIVE on FOX from New Orleans on March 20, 2016. Hosted and narrated by actor, writer, producer, director and New Orleans native Tyler Perry. The ambitious high-risk live production took place, rain or shine, throughout some of New Orleans most iconic locations.

A space station-like stage was constructed inThe Passion Woldenberg Park on the banks of the Mississippi River where Perry narrated the program. SenovvA utilized over 300 tiles of Revolution RS5 for the stage’s three huge screen columns; the center screen at 17.9’ W x 43.4’ H and two side screens at 5.11’ W x 41.4’ H. The story unfolded live, featuring a procession of hundred’s carrying a 20-foot illuminated cross from Champion Square, outside the Superdome, to the live stage at Woldenberg Park. The procession, along with several pre-recorded performances and a play-by-play from the narrator, were spectacularly delivered to a hometown crowd in the park, together with a televised audience via SenovvA’s LED screens. View 360 BTS of the live stage at Woldenberg Park

Dave Taylor, Joe Sebenius and Bill Starnes led the SenovvA team for the massive three-screen LED installation on the live stage. The team relentlessly endured gusty winds, thunderstorms and pouring rains The Passionduring the multi-day installation, yet persevered through all obstacles Mother Nature threw at them. “Weather was a big factor and concern for us,” said Dave Taylor, “It was constantly in flux each day, affecting most of the rehearsals and right up to the show. Most mornings were spent dealing with weather related issues from the night before.”

“When Dick Clark Productions and Kathy Erikson first approached us about this project, we began to identify the many challenges with a live broadcast, inclement weather possibilities, and a large community infrastructure. Dave and the team confidently implemented all the pre-production and planning, and as a result, it was another Dick Clark Productions/SenovvA success!” – Frank McMinn, President, SenovvA.

SenovvA continues to prove that it is one of the top design and management firms in the industry, consistently supporting its clientele and partners in delivering extraordinary marquee experiences.