The Magic of Lighting

The Magic of Lighting

Sep 6, 2015

When it comes to setting the stage, lighting is critical. Whether you’re using backlighting or gels, it is possible to create a unique effect and custom backdrop look. Check out our lighting gallery for examples of backdrops lit in various ways to create mood and impact.

View the Lighting Gallery:

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What are your favorite techniques for setting the stage with lighting?

– The Grosh Team

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Will Your Rented Backdrops Pass a Fire Marshal Test?

Will Your Rented Backdrops Pass a Fire Marshal Test?

Jul 30, 2013

Grosh’s Backdrops Do.

When backdrops and drapery are being used in a public space (theater, auditorium, school, convention hall, etc.), it is the responsibility of the user of the backdrops to ensure the safety of attendees. This includes fire safety, specifically that all items are flame retardant. While actual fires are rare, another risk to avoid is an inspection by your local fire marshal who forbids use of your backdrop or drape if it is not properly certified. Rest assured that Grosh Backdrops and Drapery sets the industry standard for fire safety.

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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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Top 10 places to visit while in Hollywood!

Top 10 places to visit while in Hollywood!

Nov 20, 2009

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Meet Grosh’s Senior Backdrop Consultant Carrie John’s:

One of the main reasons why I have been at Grosh for 18 years is that I love being a part of one the most unique, family owned scenic studios in Hollywood, California. I enjoy my job and thoroughly enjoy our customers! One of my most profound memories is working with the late, great Photographer, Herb Ritts and hanging out with Anthony Kiedis from the Red Hot Chili Peppers in our lobby. Hollywood is such an amazing place to live and if you are ever in our neck of the woods here are my top 10 Landmark suggestions to visit:

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Grosh Backdrops and Drapery helps you tie the knot!

Grosh Backdrops and Drapery helps you tie the knot!

Sep 24, 2009

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A wedding planner came to visit me last month to take a look at a painted Wedding Chapel backdrop. I assumed that she would be using this item for a theatrical production; however I was only half correct. She explained that her plan was to use this as a backdrop scene for an actual wedding that was to take place in an old downtown city theater where a couple had their first date and now wished to exchange wedding vows.

The very next day I received a call from another one of my clients who happens to be an event planner specializing in luxury weddings. He reserved one of our Opalescent White Austrian Puff drapes. His intention was to use the drapery panel to line the walls of agrand ballroom where his clients’ extravagant wedding reception will be held. He also planned to have the lights change colors throughout the evening, which would give a dramatic effect during the celebration. I received a call from him two weeks after the event took place and he told me that the bride and groom were both so pleased with the room setup and absolutely loved how the drape softened the feeling of the room.
Weddings can be very imaginative when you use a themed backdrop or beautiful drape to help set the scene. Backdrops can accent the floral designs and centerpieces around reception halls by highlighting the hues, color coordinating with the bridesmaids’ dresses, covering up unsightly walls, as a background for your catering station, or simply provide the classical clean look of a garden wedding.

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