Look Solutions’ CRYO-FOG low-fog system played a role in the return run of the Broadway hit “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,” which enchanted audiences at New York City’s St. James Theatre during the holiday season. In the record-breaking show, whose engagement ended January 6, the Grinch discovered there was more to Christmas than he bargained for when he tried to steal the holiday from the Whos in Whoville.
The CRYO-FOG was built into the Grinch cave set piece and comes rolling out of the mouth of the grotto in a big burst when the Grinch first appears on stage. The system was also used several additional times in more subtle ways to underscore the Grinch’s anger.
“What we did was put the machine under and in the back of the rolling cave unit,” explains Jeremy Chernick, Design Associate of Jauchem and Meeh, which created the effect? “The opening of the cave was pushed into a sealed wooden plenum underneath the cave unit where vents in the steps allowed the fog to seep out.”
The CRYO-FOG uses Look Solutions’ Low-Fog fluid and an external tank of liquid CO2 to produce dense clouds of low-lying fog, an impressive effect for theater, dance, haunted attractions or almost any live performance.
Unlike other products currently on the market, which first make regular fog and then convert it to low fog, the CRYO-FOG creates low fog straight from the nozzle. This makes it far more efficient and far smaller than all previously-available products.
“The small size of the unit worked tremendously in our favor,” Chernick reports. “We could hide it in the scenery and use a siphon tank which is much smaller than a dewer. That option was really important for us. Working on Broadway, real estate is always a huge issue and the compact size of the CRYO-FOG was great. We also learned that we could control the sound of the system fairly easily, too.” About Look Solutions
Based in Germany, Look Solutions manufactures high-performance fog machines, haze machines, battery-powered mini-foggers, low-foggers, accessories and fluids at reasonable prices. Look Solutions USA, located in south-central Pennsylvania, serves customers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, or to request a demo machine for evaluation, visit www.looksolutionsusa.com or call Hunter Totty, Business Manager, at 1-800-426-4189. Look Solutions’ Tech Support Hotline is 646-300-0520.