Milton High School's production of "Legally Blonde" garnered two awards at the annual Shuler Hensley theater awards ceremony April 17. The awards went to Sim Jones for best technical director and best lighting director. PHOTOS BY CHARLIE HOLLOWAY. (click for larger version)
Milton student Carl Appen shared in the award for Best Technical Direction along with teacher Sim Jones. (click for larger version)
April 19, 2014
ATLANTA – Milton High School's annual appearance at the Shuler Hensley Awards April 17 saw them take home two awards.
This year, Milton's Sim Jones took awards for best technical director and lighting director in the production of "Legally Blonde." Student Carl Appen shared the award for technical director with Jones. Milton was nominated for 14 awards.
Tri-Cities High School swept the ceremony, with their performance of "Dreamgirls" gathering 13 awards for everything from best actor and actress to scene design and best musical.
Similar to the Oscars, the annual Shuler Awards honor musical theater excellence at the high school level, taking place at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, complete with the red carpet walk.
Last year, Milton High School's musical "Spamalot" was nominated for 13 and took home six awards, and West Forsyth's "Oliver!" was nominated for 12 and won four awards. This year, no Forsyth schools took home awards.
Fifty-nine high schools from 23 counties, representing school districts as well as private schools from throughout the state, participated this year.
Cambridge student Tracey Buot was awarded one of six Shuler scholarships.