Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014
Hollywood-based Grosh Backdrops and Drapery proudly helps usher in the next generation of theater actors by sponsoring the annual Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, April 17th.
The GHSMTA are part of the National High School Musical Theater Awards. The GHSMTA-Shuler Hensley Awards celebrate and recognize excellence in Georgia’s high school musical theater programs. The awards were conceived and developed in 2009 by the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation’s ArtsBridge education program. The awards were originally named after Broadway star and Atlanta native, Shuler Hensley. Grosh Backdrops and Drapery, along with ArtsBridge, are committed to emerging performers. “We’re thrilled to help highlight the talent of Georgia students,” said Amanda Uhlein, Grosh Backdrops and Drapery President.
The innovative awards program is not a competition. School productions are evaluated by a panel of more than 55 adjudicators from Georgia’s professional arts community which scores each production on how well it meets or exceeds that school’s unique resources and challenges. The program uses an awards show format, but it emphasizes celebration, community and camaraderie among all schools. Recipients of the leading actor and actress awards will represent the state at the National High School Musical Theater Awards on Broadway in New York City this summer.
In addition, Grosh will provide a backdrop and two drapes for the gala event at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. “This is our first time working with GHSMTA-Shuler Hensley Awards,” said Uhlein. “We’re excited and honored at the opportunity to help set the stage for such a commendable production at such a beautiful venue.”
Grosh Backdrops and Drapery is Hollywood’s longest supporting partner. For 85 years, Grosh has constantly worked to improve how scenery comes to life in the theater by evolving with the industry. Whether a production needs a forest landscape, New York City Buildings, or a ship for Peter Pan, Grosh can make it on deadline and within your budget.
Grosh works with productions of all sizes across the country. On April 25, Grosh will sponsor the Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards, and in June, The Jerry Herman Awards honoring high school musical theater in Los Angeles. Grosh is also honored to be working with productions in Las Vegas, including Pat Benatar, Raiding the Rock Vault, as well as stunning scenes for South Ballet’s rendition of Peter Pan.
Founded in 1932 by R.L. Grosh, the company has been the industry leader in providing backdrop rentals, custom backdrops and stage curtains for theaters and performances all over the United States. In addition to backdrop rentals, Grosh also is the creator of the “BackdropLIFT.” The revolutionary telescoping lift and truss system expedites stage backdrop setup time. The company also recently launched its new custom, hand painted backdrop division which designs and executes custom backdrops and murals. For more information, please call toll free: (877) 363-7998 or visit http://www.grosh.com or http://www.groshcustom.com.
You can also contact Shawn Glaspell at the Spencer Lewis Marketing Group at 909.945.5247. http://www.spencerlewis.com.