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Scéno Plus, L’art de quitter la scène

La Presse , 06/28/2021

Depuis deux ans, les deux frères ont peu à peu remplacé leurs parents Patrick Bergé et Lorraine Berthiaume à la tête de Scéno Plus, spécialisée dans la conception architecturale et scénique de salles de spectacles. «On est deux générations différentes, reconnaît le paternel. Je suis de l'école qu'il faut pousser au max. Olivier va y aller de façon plus structurée.»

Raiders convert Chargers fan in Resorts World exec

Las Vegas Review-Journal , 06/24/2021

Our first lap around Resorts World Las Vegas unearthed new intel about a place we have not seen. We speak of the Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas. It is something to behold, and the word of mouth is all about the sound.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento begins $65 million expansion project

Yogonet Gaming News , 06/16/2021

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain completes refinancing and announces plans to develop a Hard Rock Live music entertainment venue expansion and Hard Rock branded gas station.

Montreal companies quietly making their mark in Las Vegas

Global News , 06/03/2021

A new theatre will soon be opened at Resorts World Las Vegas, a new 3,500-room luxury hotel. The Theatre, as it’s called, will have a 5,000-seat capacity over three floors. According to the company, it will be the largest and tallest performance stage in the city. The whole space, from top to bottom, was designed by Scéno Plus, a theatre design company based in Montreal.

La salle de spectacle de Céline Dion conçue au Québec

TVA Nouvelles , 05/18/2021

Spécialisée dans le design de salles de spectacle, l’entreprise montréalaise Scéno Plus réalisera le concept de la salle du Resorts World Theatre.

Luke Bryan announces series of Vegas shows

Albany Herald , 05/15/2021

When I saw the renderings and all of the state-of-the-art technology that The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas was offering, I just knew this was a place I had to headline.

Céline Dion de retour à Las Vegas

Le Devoir , 05/13/2021

À Las Vegas, Céline Dion retrouvera la boîte montréalaise spécialisée dans la conception scénographique et architecturale Scéno Plus, derrière la création de plus 200 salles de spectacle. […] Bien que l’apport de Scéno Plus à la construction du Resorts World précède l’entente de l’hôtel avec Céline Dion, il n’est pas interdit de penser que la présence de l’entreprise québécoise ait joué en faveur du nouvel établissement dans sa tentative de séduction auprès de la star.

‘I am an open book’: Rejuvenated Celine Dion sets November relaunch

Las Vegas Review-Journal , 05/12/2021

She does have a deep appreciation for the Theatre at Resorts World, designed by Scéno Plus, which also conceived The Colosseum. “This project is just phenomenal, and the fact that the theater is 5,000 seats — they’re building it and really taking care of the seats, the environment, and not just the look, but the sound, because music will be performed there. Every room is an instrument, and it’s very, very important to not just build a place, but to respect that this place will resonate and will live, and music will live through this theater. It is state-of-the-art; we got the best out there today.”

Un nouvel «hôtel-guitare» en Floride

Journal de Montréal , 11/02/2019

Les mélomanes voudront sûrement séjourner au nouveau Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, à Hollywood en Floride. L’établissement, qui vient d’être rénové au coût astronomique de 1,5 milliard $ US, comprend une énorme structure en forme de guitare. Et c’est la compagnie québécoise Scéno Plus qui s’est occupée d’y construire la nouvelle salle de spectacle.

À peine quelques heures avant l'inauguration de salle Hollywood Hard Rock Live , Patrick Lagacé s'entretenait avec le président de Scéno Plus Olivier Berthiaume-Bergé

98.5 FM , 10/25/2019

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Une grande salle floridienne pour Scéno Plus

La Presse , 10/24/2019

Le spectateur de la dernière rangée… C’est à lui qu’Olivier Berthiaume-Bergé pense chaque fois que Scéno Plus, l’entreprise qu’il dirige, conçoit une salle de spectacle. Il y a un mois, le président a justement pris place dans la dernière rangée de la salle Hollywood Hard Rock Live, en Floride, la plus grande conception de Scéno Plus.

The new Hard Rock Live: A game-changer for South Florida entertainment

The Sun Sentinel , 10/23/2019

When the symbol of your $1.5 billion resort remodel is a laser-lit hotel in the form of a guitar as tall as the Great Pyramid of Giza, the project’s entertainment ambitions must be equally monumental.

Céline Dion : Le Caesar’s Palace engage des frais colossaux après son passage

Gala.fr , 09/16/2019

Aussitôt la résidence de Céline Dion terminée à Las Vegas, la salle de concert a subi d’importants travaux. Désormais, l’acoustique est meilleure et surtout, une fosse debout peut être proposée à la vente.

Après le départ de Céline Dion, le Colosseum de Las Vegas rénové par des montréalais

Le Journal de Montréal , 09/12/2019

Quelques semaines après le départ de Céline Dion, le Colosseum de Las Vegas a fait l’objet d’une cure de jouvence. Le populaire théâtre du Caesars Palace a été rénové par la compagnie montréalaise Scéno Plus, qui était aussi derrière la construction de la salle, en 2003.

Playtesting the revamped Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Las Vegas Weekly , 09/10/2019

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace has long been a premier musical destination. So it’s a big deal that the venue, which is most famous for hosting resident performers such as Celine Dion, Elton John and Cher, just emerged from renovations.

It's a New Day For the Refreshed Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Billboard Magazine , 04/10/2019

In fall 2019, The Colosseum will begin its next chapter with enhanced viewing, refreshed technology and a new operational and promotional partner.

Theater to play central role in MGM Cotai Resort

Macau Daily Times , 08/09/2017

The theater will be one of the central elements of the HKD26 billion integrated resort which MGM is set to open in the fourth quarter of 2017. MGM Resorts chairman and CEO Jim Murren made no attempt to hide his enthusiasm over the theater's innovative concept.

Le tour du chapeau de Scéno Plus grâce à MGM

La Presse , 05/15/2017

Scéno Plus laisse son empreinte à Macao. En octobre prochain, une salle de spectacle de 1800 places conçue par l’entreprise québécoise ouvrira ses portes dans la capitale chinoise du jeu.

Hotel Watch: The Opening of MGM’s ‘Vegas on The Potomac’

Washington Life Magazine , 12/23/2016

This is not your grandma's casino. In a star-studded opening worthy of P.T. Barnum, MGM Resorts International opened its $1.4 billion resort and casino in Oxon Hill, Md., bringing Vegas-styled gaming to a 23-acre hilltop along the banks of the Potomac River.

MGM National Harbor theater can go from boxing ring to concert hall

WTOP , 12/21/2016

The head designer behind the performance space inside MGM National Harbor walks WTOP through the room's unique and adaptable features that make it a venue chameleon.

MGM To build a 5,000-Seat Theatre at the Monte Carlo

Las Vegas Review-Journal , 07/15/2015

MGM Resorts International said Wednesday it will spend $100 million to build a 5,000-seat theater at the Monte Carlo, creating another entertainment attraction as part of the company's Park development.

Celine Dion talks 10th anniversary of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Las Vegas Sun , 03/22/2013

It's difficult to believe that 10 years ago this month, Celine Dion opened The Colosseum at Caesars Palace to premiere her first Las Vegas residency. The doors were unlocked on March 25, 2003, and I was there opening night when Celine lost her shoes at one point and had to go onstage barefoot to sing.

Des Québécois à Atlantic City

Journal de Montréal , 07/09/2012

Revel est le plus gros complexe hôtelier de la dernière décennie à Atlantic City et c'est à une compagnie québécoise que l'on a confié la conception de tous les espaces dédiés au divertissement. Au plus fort de la construction, 80 employés de Scéno Plus ont travaillé sur ce projet colossal de 2,4 milliards de dollars.

Des Québécois à Atlantic City

Radio-Canada , 05/16/2012

Une autre firme québécoise, Scéno Plus, a obtenu le mandat de construire un nouveau complexe à Atlantic City de plus de 2 milliards de dollars. Le projet comprend un casino ainsi que trois théâtres.

Revel Resort Developer Defies The Atlantic City Odds

Fast Company , 04/17/2012

To conceptualize the gaming areas, Revel hired Scéno Plus, the firm best known for the theater design of Cirque du Soleil's 'O', which has a stage that transforms into a pool. «We had no experience designing casinos,» says Valérie Pageau, Scéno's artistic director. «But Kevin said, 'Break all the rules and we'll make it happen.' So we broke the rules.»

VIDEO: Revel Opens its Doors

NJToday , 04/02/2012

As the sun rose over Revel Monday, the staff joined Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno in celebrating opening day at the $2.4 billion resort. Outside, over 200 guests lined the boardwalk, waiting patiently for Revel's doors to open.

Revel in a word: "Wow!"

Philadelphia Inquirer , 03/20/2012

Once inside, it's almost too much to take in with a single visit. Part of this is the building's sheer size (sneakers or comfortable shoes are recommended for traversing the property). But it's much more that the public spaces - casino, Ovation Hall (the largest of the three planned performance venues) and retail and dining areas - were not conjured by interior designers, but a company - Montreal-based Scéno Plus - that specializes in theater design.

Revel gives sneak peek of its Las Vegas style...

NJ.com , 03/20/2012

Atlantic City's newest hotel and casino invites guests to «revel» in the splendor of the sea while experiencing a bigger-than-life resort. Revel, the 6.5 million-square-foot resort, opened its doors on Tuesday for a sneak peek tour of the $2.4 billion project.

NJ's Revel Casino breaks rules opening to ocean

Wayne Parry | Associated Press , 03/19/2012

Spreading out atop a bright red carpet, the casino has 2,400 slot machines and 160 table games, arrayed in an oval pattern; there are few, if any, corners in the public spaces of Revel. The lighting of the casino and public spaces is constantly changing, programmed to vary with the time of day and day of week, said Valerie Pageau, Revel's artistic director with the Montreal firm Scéno Plus.

$20 million upgrade revealed for Jupiters Theatre

Spice News , 08/25/2011

Echo Entertainment Group has announced plans for a $20 million upgrade to the theatre at Jupiters Hotel & Casino Gold Coast, the first step in a proposed $625 million investment program announced late last year.

A structure for success

Lighting and Sound America , 10/12/2010

Founded in 1985, the Montreal-based company Scéno Plus places a strong emphasis on innovative design and original-construction solutions for performing arts and entertainment venues. Since its inception, the firm has attracted a wide range of professionals, including architects, theatre designers, and project managers, together with specialized designers for theatrical and audiovisual equipment and multimedia.

Star City to build 3000-seat events centre

Spice News , 08/05/2010

Star City has ended months of speculation by confirming plans to build a $100 million, 3000-seat events centre on the Pyrmont casino site.

Scéno Plus Inc.

Canadian Builders Quarterly , 04/01/2010

Patrick Bergé was literally raised in theatres. He toured with artists from ages 12 to 19, started working in a theatre at age 13, and focused specifically on theatre projects when he later went to architecture school - it was in his blood. Because of his early experiences and interactions with performers and technicians, he also gained a special appreciation for their needs, which he channels as president of architecture firm Scéno Plus Inc. Consequently, Scéno Plus' design solutions focus on the aesthetic and on the functional.

The Joint receives national honor

Las Vegas Sun , 02/18/2010

It appears $60 million pays off. Pollstar magazine selected The Joint as the Best New Major Concert Venue for 2009, announced Wednesday at the magazine's 21st annual awards ceremony. The category recognizes venues that are «setting new standards for the live music experience,» a press release explained.

Des cathédrales pour tout le monde

Journal le Voir , 02/11/2010

Des scènes les plus courues de Montréal au Colisseum du Caesars Palace à Las Vegas, l'entreprise de design Scéno Plus supporte depuis 25 ans les rêves les plus insencés des artistes. Une enfant de la balle, née du fantasme de son cofonfateur, Patrick Bergé: tout autoriser aux créateurs.

A brand new Joint

Lighting and Sound America , 08/01/2009

The environment was designed by the Montreal-based architectural firm Scéno Plus. «AEG (the venue's exclusive promoter and booking agent) had selected Scéno Plus because of its familiarity with their work at other Las Vegas properties, including The Coliseum at Caesars Palace and The Bellagio Theatre (for Cirque du Soleil's production of O),» says Davis.

The Reopening of the Joint in Las Vegas

Guitar Player , 06/25/2009

It would be hard for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to rock any harder than it already does. But with the reopening of the Joint, the concert venue at the hotel, they have upped the rock quotient considerably and have created one of the most guitar-approved places to catch a show on the planet.

It takes a team to build a venue

FOH magazine , 06/11/2009

The audio difference between the final show in the old Joint and the first night in the New Joint was nothing short of stunning. But what about the vibe? Could Sceno Plus come up with something that felt like a rock club?

Une scène permanente au Manège militaire?

Le Devoir , 05/21/2009

La possibilité d'aménager une grande scène extérieure à même les vestiges du Manège militaire a pris beaucoup de place hier lors des audiences publiques organisées par le fédéral sur l'avenir du site. On savait depuis des mois qu'une firme spécialisée dans la conception de salles de spectacles - Scéno Plus - avait un projet de scène permanente pour les plaines d'Abraham.

Killers earn cheers as Joint opens

Las Vegas Review Journal , 04/19/2009

Like their hometown, The Killers are populist and elitist in the very same breath, and the masses love them for it. This was apparent at the christening of the Joint, a much larger, 4,000 capacity room with the kind of crystalline sound that the old space lacked.

What's new: The new Joint

944 magazine , 04/06/2009

Montreal-based architectural design firm Scéno Plus integrated innovative features like Wi-Fi access throughout the venue, a blogging station for media covering the shows, a state-of-the-art sound system, and a lighting system with 28 moving lights and four high-quality video projectors.

Las Vegas venues provide ultimate concert experience

Los Angeles Times , 03/29/2009

The Joint, a new concert facility set to open in April at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, shares the name of the original venue that opened at the property in 1995, but will be double the size, with a total capacity of 4,000.

Show boat

Sound and Video Contractor Magazine , 02/01/2009

When you're gambling, you want all the luck you can get. That's why when Harrah's Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind., opened the doors to its new entertainment theater, The Venue, it chose Aug. 8, 2008, as its opening day.

The IP Biloxi new renovated theatre

Jackpot Magazine , 01/15/2009

The IP's new $9 million theatre, known as Studio A, is quite nice and something to see. The luxury seats, the spacious VIP balcony area and the incredible sight and sound systems all make it easy to forget the resort ever had a showroom.

Horseshoe is rockin on the river

FOH magazine , 11/13/2008

The Horseshoe Casino has been rocking for years, since it's been one of the most popular resort and casino destinations in the Chicago area. Yet, it's only since The Venue opened earlier this year that the Horseshoe has been rocking, rolling, shaking and shimmying.

Access is 'crown jewel' of venue

Las Vegas Review Journal , 11/10/2008

The theatre's physical appearance is a mixture of high end and cutting edge, thanks in part to the architectural design by Montreal-based Scéno Plus, the same firm responsible for constructing Cirque du Soleil-tailored theatres in numerous Las Vegas Strip properties; and interior design is by New York-based Studio Gaia.

Together we stand

Auditoria magazine , 01/01/2008

A project characterised by synergy in design and cooperation between interested parties is more likely to succeed in meeting its architectural, functional and financial goals.

Push the boat out

Auditoria magazine , 01/01/2008

When Harrah's Entertainment announced in 2006 plans for a US$0.5 billion expansion of the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, USA, its vision was to take entertainment in the area to a new level. This aim was met in August this year, with the launch of the newly expanded 32,500m² riverboat casino and its high-profile entertainment centre, The Venue. The project was designed by Scéno Plus, creators of the renowned Colosseum at Caesar's Palace, and Bellagio Theatre in Las Vegas.

Fit for a Queen

Entertainement Design , 03/01/2003

If all roads in Rome lead to the Coliseum, all roads in Las Vegas might soon lead to the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace, the colossal new venue where international singing star Céline Dion is taking up residence this month, and plans to stay for the next few years. Anyone who has driven down the strip lately has been sure to notice the large round structure going up at Caesar's Palace, on the same side of the hotel as the Forum Shops.

Scéno Plus peut dire mission accomplie

Journal de Montréal , 02/21/2003

Le Colisée de 4000 places de Céline Dion, au coût total de 150 millions de dollars canadiens, au Caesars Palace de Las Vegas, est définitivement livré. Après 22 000 heures de travail, la compagnie montréalaise Scéno Plus peut dire mission accomplie.

A titanic undertaking

Stage Directions , 02/01/2003

Scéno Plus, a Montreal-based entertainment/theatrical consulting/design firm, has been entrusted with the gargantuan task of creating from scratch the 4,000-seat theater, the playground for the superstar's new show. The challenge for the firm is to make it as intimate and attractive as possible for both the songstress and her adoring audience - notwithstanding the lavish dimensions.

Clam on the rotating half shell

Stage Directions , 12/01/2002

Built by Montréal's Scéno Plus, an architecture and theater consulting firm, the venue is 85 feet wide and seats 912 spectators. It rotates full circle at the leisurely speed of 2.5 miles per hour. Elegant and ultra-high-tech, the Cité de l'Énergie Amphitheater is shaped like a clam shell, with a roof that covers the audience but opens out to the natural scenery, allowing the outdoor environment to take center stage.

Ex-Centris: Complexe cinématographique et...

Archi-Tech , 03/01/2001

Montreal is the second largest French-speaking city in the world and one of the North America's oldest settlements. It is also a remarkable urbane, cosmopolitan city which is fast emerging as a hub of the information-based New Economy. Recently, Prof. Hervé Fischer, who holds the Daniel Langlois chair in Digital Technology at Concordia University, predicted that the city's lead in digital cinema and it's digitally literate workforce could elevate Montreal to be 'the next Hollywood.'

From Vegas to Disney World with Scéno Plus

Theater Space , 02/01/2001

Technology, art and passion are the three words that describe Scéno Plus, the Montreal-based firm that combines theater design, architecture, specialized equipment systems and project management to create unique, transformable theatrical spaces. Two remarkably different theaters for Cirque du Soleil - one in the Bellagio casino/hotel in Las Vegas and the other at Walt Disney World in Florida - illustrate their approach.

Cirque Work

Las Vegas Sun , 01/20/2000

Inventiveness is the hallmark of the architect who designed the theaters housing Cirque du Soleil's 'O' and 'Mystere'. If the Bard was right when he said all the world's a stage and we are merely players, then Patrick Bergé should feel right at home. That's because Bergé is president/co-founder of Scéno Plus, an architecture and engineering firm based in Montreal that designs theaters - 150 of them worldwide so far.

Making the dream come true

Arts Business , 06/01/1999

All of us at Playbox Theatre insist that young people should have the best! Having seen the work of Scéno Plus around the world with Cirque du Soleil we decided to approach them to look at our project. In Montreal we outlined ideas for a facility in England that could not only train but present shows in all the performing arts. A major feature of our building is the trampoline aerial tension grid.

The Creative Team behind Cirque du Soleil's O and...

Live Design , 01/01/1999

Water and electricity are not considered very good bedfellows. In fact, one usually conducts the other to all kinds of nasty behavior. But Cirque du Soleil and Scéno Plus have found a way to marry the two with fantastic results in O, which premiered in October 1998 at Bellagio, the newest hotel in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas baigne dans l'O

La Presse , 10/20/1998

D'une originalité sans pareil, O, le tout dernier spectacle du Cirque du Soleil, est à l'affiche depuis hier dans un hôtel de Las Vegas. Particularité: sa scène aquatique. O, comme son nom l'indique, se déroule dans l'eau, 1,5 million de gallons de liquide turquoise baigné de lumière. Sa réalisation a posé des problèmes inimaginables aux concepteurs et aux ingénieurs québécois appelés en renfort par les architectes américains.

La salle Pierre-Mercure: une réussite

La Presse , 10/23/1992

La clarté - une clarté prodigieuse, naturelle - caractérise l'acoustique du nouveau lieu. Les timbres des instruments sont rendus avec une parfaite fidélité, on entend les moindres détails, et les plus puissants fortissimos y circulent sans surcharge. Cette exceptionnelle qualité du son s'augmente d'un cadre visuellement sobre et élégant, en particulier une conque de scène en érable brun, reposante pour l'oeil.

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