Thursday, September 1, 2016

ArtsBridge Foundation Announces Dunwoody High & Chamblee Charter High Chosen to Particiate in 2017 Shuler Hensley Awards

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This week ArtsBridge Foundation announced the names of 75 schools from 28 counties who will participate in the 2017 Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards.

This year-long professional development program, which culminates in a televised awards show and showcases the next generation of Georgia's musical theatre talent, will be presented at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on April 20, 2017. Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) will air the awards show live on its nine-station statewide television network.

"This is the largest number of schools we've ever had participate." states Natalie Barrow, Director of Arts Education and Community Outreach, ArtsBridge Foundation. "Our media partner GPB is helping us raise our visibility across the state, so we are able to reach more high school theatre programs and provide more opportunities for students and schools to participate."

About the Shuler Awards: 


Fashioned after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards celebrate excellence in high school musical theater. The Awards are named in honor of actor/singer and Georgia native, Shuler Hensley, winner of the prestigious Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award. The program embodies a spirit of camaraderie and celebration for the arts in high schools across Georgia. Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre provides a beautiful, state-of-the-art home for the Shuler Awards. The Shulers are a part of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards – The Jimmy Nederlander Awards. 


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