Blumenthal Performing Arts Wins NCTC Constance Welsh Theater for Youth Award
Each year, the North Carolina Theatre Conference board of directors presents the NCTC Awards to companies, schools and individuals that have exhibited leadership roles in their community, as well as artistic, professional or educational excellence. This year, Blumenthal Performing Arts was awarded the 2013 Constance Welsh Theater for Youth Award.
With this award, Blumenthal joins an elite group of companies that have been recognized by NCTC in more than one award category. In 2009, Blumenthal was presented with the NCTC George A. Parides Professional Theatre Award, for artistic excellence and leadership. Blumenthal is in the unique position of being both a presenting and producing organization and has offered many programs to assist other arts organizations, including the popular CarolinaTix service.
“We’re honored to receive the NCTC Constance Welsh Theatre for Youth Award, proud of the devoted efforts of our Charlotte region theater and music teachers and students, and pleased to play a role in acknowledging and encouraging excellence in high school musical theater,” said Blumenthal Director of Education Ralph Beck.
Having produced education programs for numerous years, Blumenthal took its commitment to theater for youth to the next level with the launch of the Excellence in High School Theater Awards program in 2011. In just two short years, this program, also known as the Blumey Awards, has elevated high school musical theater in the Metrolina region.
The NCTC board of directors is a group of statewide volunteers who represent the theater community and serve on behalf of some of the state’s most prominent organizations and schools. Board members and NCTC staff will be traveling to each recipient’s theater or school to make award presentations at special events in the winter and spring.