Project Description

The Magnificat Foundation, based in Paris, France, in association with the Diocese of Orange (California) contacted The Showpros to assist in coordinating and stage direction for the first Magnificat Day of Faith at the Crystal Cathedral, recently re-named Christ Cathedral, in Garden Grove, CA. This historic gathering of more than 2500 Catholics from around the country was the first major event to be held at the newly acquired cathedral.

In the course of just a few weeks The Showpros coordinated with more than seven production subcontractors (lighting, staging, set riggers, sound, live video broadcasters, and talent coordinators) and helped build the scripting, que’s and show flow. During the event move-in The Showpros were on-hand to manage the multiple vendors, coordinate with the client and direct multiple rehearsal sessions.

On the day of event The Showpros worked as the stage directors calling all aspects of the live event from show control to backstage movement, stage resets and talent coordination. Our success on this project is captured by the testimonial provided by Pierre-Marie Dumont, founding Publisher of the monthly magazine Magnificat and President of the Magnificat Foundation:

Now that I am back in France, I would like to thank you once again for your invaluable contribution for the Magnificat Day of Faith. Your help truly made this day a resounding success. The beautiful memories of this Day are so fresh in our minds and hearts that we often wonder when the Lord will give us the grace to do something similar with you again! Please allow me to express one word in French: “MERCI!

VENUE: Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove, California