Lana’i Ocean Theater

Pulama Lana’i brought together Upstaging, Lightswitch, and OSA to create an outdoor amphitheater next to the Four Seasons Manele. The live entertainment venue was designed to host everything from intimate jam sessions to stadium-filling concert artists.

It was important that the state-of-the-art venue respected the natural environment, organically integrating into the gorgeous scenery overlooking Hulopo’e Bay. Adding another layer to the challenge was its location on Lana’i, an island with limited local resources for this kind of high-tech work.

John Featherstone of Lightswitch designed the lighting, while an Upstaging team led by project manager and technical director Ryan Breneisen supplied and installed the equipment.


Lana'i Ocean Theater performance
Lana'i Ocean Theater performance
Lana'i Ocean Theater performance
Lana'i Ocean Theater performance
Lana'i Ocean Theater performance

Equipment Installed:


Truss & Rigging:
6 Stage Towers, 2 FOH Towers, 2 PA Masts
12 Tomcat Custom Stainless Steel Base Plates 36″x56″x0.75″
12 Tomcat Custom Lighting Towers – 18″x28″ Spigoted Truss – 26′ High
12 Tomcat Custom 12″ Lifting Masts – 31′ High w/Headblock
2 Custom Tower Lifter System
8 Tomcat Ground Support Headblock
4 Tomcat Custom 78″ Head Block for PA Tower
14 CM Next Gen Lodestar L, D8+, IP65 Motor

Lighting Fixtures:
48 – LED Moving Heads, 12 Truss Toners
80 Elation Protues Lucius IP65 LED Moving Head
14 Elation Q7 Zoom IP LED Par

Lighting Control: MA Lighting
2 Grand MA 3 Full Size Consoles

Power and Data Distribution: ProPower, ProPlex & NetGear
4 ProPower Custom Power Distros
8 ProPlex IQ Two 88 2X Nodes
4 NetGear M4250 Dante Enabled Switches
8 10 Gb Fiber Transceivers
4 Motion :Labs Motor Power Distro

Power Services: Spec’d by Upstaging
3 400 Amp Services, 1 LX, 1 Audio + Stage Power, 1 Guest Service