Spring’s Most Popular New Shows!

Spring’s Most Popular New Shows!

Feb 25, 2013

The winner for

“Spring’s Most Popular New Show”

goes to…

The Little Mermaid!

(Thank you to the “Academy” of Grosh voting members for the results from our highly scientific vote!)

Since MTI released Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr. for licensing last year, the show has exploded in popularity among schools and children’s theatre. The plot of this one-act musical is most similar to Disney’s version, but with a few twists akin to the original Hans Christian Andersen story.  This adapted Jr. style is best for a larger cast of 20+ and features many well-known songs such as: ‘Part of your World’, ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls’, ‘Kiss the Girl’ and more. The dancing numbers can be dialed up or down depending on cast members ability, and the costumes have a wide creative margin for adorably quirky design.

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Grosh Kicks off the New Year at The Special Event Tradeshow

Grosh Kicks off the New Year at The Special Event Tradeshow

Feb 12, 2013

Grosh kicked off the New Year by attending The Special Event Tradeshow in Chicago.

In case you haven’t heard of it: TSE is “the largest tradeshow and conference for event professionals in the world”. One of the great things about this tradeshow was that there were 3 days of exhibiting which allowed us to meet and showcase a variety of Backdrops and Drapery.  Since the show lasted for 3 days; our team thought “why not change the theme of our booth each day?”…and we did!

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Interior Design for Casinos, Hotel Resorts and More

Interior Design for Casinos, Hotel Resorts and More

Apr 26, 2012

A few days ago, we came across old blueprints for the staging of the Lili St. Cyr show at the El Rancho Vegas Hotel.  The prints dated back to April 6, 1956.  It got us thinking about our involvement in the construction of hotels and casinos resorts in the past and stories behind these historic landmarks.

R. L. Grosh and Sons not only specialized in painted backdrops and drapery, but also in staging, rigging and set design.  During the 1940-1960s, when many of the upscale hotel resorts we know today were just being developed, Grosh was also developing a staging construction company, called Tru-Roll.  Tru-Roll, soon gained a name for itself on the Vegas strip and in Los Angeles, where business owners were seeking to capitalize on the entertainment industry.

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Innovation and Art

Innovation and Art

Mar 27, 2012

Today, March 31, 2012, marks the 54th anniversary of one of the most imaginative theme park attractions created.  The Santa Fe Railroad at Disneyland, California, opened in 1958 with the unveiling of the Grand Canyon Diorama.  This realistic rendering of the Grand Canyon  was painted at Grosh Studios by artist Delmer J. Yoakum.

The Diorama spans an impressive 306 feet wide and 34 feet tall and required 300 gallons of paint. The inspiration for this giant artwork came from the short film, Grand Canyon by James Algar who also directed Disney classics Bambi and Fantasia.

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New Website for Grosh

New Website for Grosh

Mar 7, 2012

This February, Grosh Backdrops and Drapery launched a new website which we hope our clients will find resourceful for planning their upcoming events.

We took some of the best qualities that you like about us – personalized customer service and quality products – and packaged those facets into a website that allows for a better browsing experience.

Users are now able to search our inventory by price, size, theme, warehouse location and are also able to filter inventory by availability.

Our new website will walk you through the step by step process for finding backdrop and drapery products to fit your entertainment needs.  Whether you have a small or large event in mind, you can begin here to learn about your options for renting or purchasing our products.

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An Ode to the Movies

An Ode to the Movies

Feb 24, 2012

Just recently, Grosh attended an event sponsored by the Hollywood Reporter, an exhibit at the Hollywood Museum which highlighted this year’s Academy Award nominees.  Displays for Moneyball, Hugo, The Help and many others were interspersed among other collectables, costumes and memorabilia from some of the most influential films in Hollywood history. It was a great showcase and it inspired us to take a look back at our own history with the Oscars.

Every year, the Academy redesigns its image as it celebrates another successful year of great movies. This includes a bigger and better stage, which is unveiled during the live airing of the show.

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