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Clay Hutson’s Thoughts on Stage Production

Clay Hutson is an entrepreneur currently based in Nashville. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in theater design and technical production. Hutson would then continue on to earn a degree in business administration from Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He has experience working as a sound engineer and production manager. Some of the artists Hutson has worked with are Pink, Kid Rock, and Guns N’ Roses. He has also been the production manager of Getagrip Touring and Prince.

Since he has amassed skills and knowledge from his previous experiences of working with live performances and tours, Clay Hutson decided to open his own production company. His role within the company includes making sure the show is running smoothly and coordinating the plans of action for each event with his staff. He comes up with the set design by envisioning where the sound and lighting should be and then works to bring that image to life. Hutson states that setting up and moving the lights have become easier and he is excited about the advances in technology. He also expresses his wish for producing shows that do not have to rely on a video screen projecting the artist to make for an amazing stage. He credits Lady Gaga and Pink as two artist that have great and exciting performances with their gravity defying acrobatic stunts.

As an entrepreneur, Clay Hutson needs to be prepared for the occasion as well as be productive so that he can make the most of his time. Hutson usually works three steps ahead and he plans his whole day when on the road. His advice to himself is that he should always be honest with himself and others and that family should be given utmost importance. Hutson also believes that when choosing who to work with, the person with the bad personality who is talented at their work, is better than someone who ispolite and cooperative, but is not very good at the job.

Currently, Clay Hutson is managing the tour, “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” for Halsey. Some of the tour’s locations include Las Vegas, London, Montreal, Singapore, Jakarta, and Brisbane. Hutson has promoted the tour on Twitter, LinkedIn, and his own website.

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