Apart from the vision of their creative directors and designers, stage productions involve the complex interplay of numerous individuals and technologies working in tandem to produce a memorable show. From set and lighting design, to audio and video content, choreography, fashion and robotics, the tools available to enhance a production are numerous and oft employed. The results are contained within and include some of the most captivating shows of recent years. Chapters include Concerts: Justin Timberlake, Beyonce in the Superbowl halftime show, Jay Z, Madonna and Lady Gaga s Monster Ball and Coachella, Events: Academy Awards, American Idol and the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics, and Theater: From The Master and Margarita to the much talked about Kinky Boots. Concept sketches, plans and credits round out this volume and make it one of the most comprehensive and diverse books on stage design yet.