Alex Harper – NEWSIES Senior Spotlight

What is your name? Alex Harper

What is your cast role or crew position in Disney’s NEWSIES? Crew: spotlight

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Disney’s NEWSIES) have you been a part of while in high school? Seven

What is your favorite role, act, or show that you have been a part of in high school? Guys Being Dudes, who I played bass for

Do you have a favorite story from your time spent in theatre? The night after the first show for Vaudeville 2017, when we went to Hooters, even after setting a reservation they didn’t save us enough spots so a group left and went to Denny’s instead. We had a conversation about the word “spew” for maybe a solid hour.

What are your plans after high school? I plan on attending USI and studying something along the lines of Sociology or Psychology, not quite decided.

What words of advice do you have for those thinking about joining Gibson Southern Theatre? Just shoot for it, it’s alot of work for a pretty fun time and there are so many people that regret not joining sooner or never joining. I only missed one show my whole high school career, but I still regret not getting into it.

Do you have anything else to add? I would recommend trying being on both sides of a show (cast/crew) at least once so that you can see the show from both perspectives and feel more pride in whatever role you decide to stick with.

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