Cross Epperson – MATILDA Senior Spotlight

Cross Epperson

What is your name? Cross Epperson

What is your cast role or crew position in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical? Pit Orchestra trombone

What is your favorite Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical quote, song or scene — and why? All I Know because it has really fun improv in it.

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical) have you been a part of while in high school? Three

What is your favorite role, act, or show that you have been a part of in high school? Newsies

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Andrea Garrett – MATILDA Senior Spotlight

Andrea Garrett

What is your name? Andrea Garrett

What is your cast role or crew position in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical? Stage Crew Head

What is your favorite Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical quote, song or scene — and why? My favorite song is “Revolting Children” because it’s such a catchy song and the dance is phenomenal.

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical) have you been a part of while in high school? I have been apart of 10 GSTD productions during high school.

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Macy Beard – MATILDA Senior Spotlight

Macy Beard

What is your name? My name is Macy Beard.

What is your cast role or crew position in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical? I play the keyboard in the pit for MATILDA THE MUSICAL.

What is your favorite Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical quote, song or scene — and why? My favorite song in the musical is “Bruce.” This is because I really love how the music sounds along with the ensemble singing. It is also an interesting part of the musical.

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Sydney England – MATILDA Senior Spotlight

Sydney England

What is your name? Sydney England

What is your cast role or crew position in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical? I play a nurse and a scary big kid.

What is your favorite Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical quote, song or scene — and why? My favorite scene in Matilda is The Hammer because Caleb Sellers does such an amazing job as the Trunchbull and makes everything so funny. I struggle with trying not to break character every time I’m on stage with him!

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Aubrie Reid – MATILDA Senior Spotlight

Aubrie Reid

What is your name? Aubrie Reid

What is your cast role or crew position in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical? Miss honey

What is your favorite Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical quote, song or scene — and why? “Even if you’re little you can do a lot” because I feel that many people, including myself, can take this quote and apply it to our lives.

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical) have you been a part of while in high school? 8

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Steven Day – MATILDA Senior Spotlight

Steven Day

What is your name? Steven Day

What is your cast role or crew position in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical? I play Eric, a classmate in Matilda.

What is your favorite Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical quote, song or scene — and why? I enjoy the “Smell of Rebellion” (PE) scene because of the fun choreography.

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical) have you been a part of while in high school? I have been in three Vaudevilles and I have also been in Newsies.

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Ainsley Epperson – MATILDA Senior Spotlight

Ainsley Epperson

What is your name? Ainsley Epperson

What is your cast role or crew position in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical? Orchestra Member, Flute

What is your favorite Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical quote, song or scene — and why? Acrobat Story IV

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical) have you been a part of while in high school? 7

What is your favorite role, act, or show that you have been a part of in high school? My favorite role was when I was a dancer in Newsies, and I was … READ MORE

Dominic Sparacino – MATILDA Senior Spotlight

Domonic Sparacino

What is your name? Dominic Sparacino

What is your cast role or crew position in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical? Henchmen #1

What is your favorite Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical quote, song or scene — and why? I really can’t pick anything that sticks out. I just really like this musical.

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical) have you been a part of while in high school? 5

What is your favorite role, act, or show that you have been a part of in high school? I would say Newsies is … READ MORE

Breona Doughty – MATILDA Senior Spotlight

Breona Doughty

What is your name? Breona Doughty

What is your cast role or crew position in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical? Birthday Mom

What is your favorite Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical quote, song or scene — and why? “Even if you’re little you can do a lot…” This is my favorite quote from the musical because I am 5 feet tall. Therefore, I am considered to be short. People like to underestimate shorter people, but Matilda shows that no matter what size or what age, you can do anything you set your mind to.

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Jewell Smiddy – MATILDA Senior Spotlight

Jewell Smiddy

What is your name? Jewell Smiddy

What is your cast role or crew position in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical? Mic Crew Head

What is your favorite Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical quote, song or scene — and why? “When I Grow Up”

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical) have you been a part of while in high school? 8

What is your favorite role, act, or show that you have been a part of in high school? My favorite show that I have been apart of would have to be Newsies!… READ MORE

Taengkwa Sturgell – MATILDA Senior Spotlight

Taengkwa Sturgell

What is your name? Taengkwa Sturgell

What is your cast role or crew position in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical? Vocalist in the Orchestra Pit

What is your favorite Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical quote, song or scene — and why? “Nobody but me is going to change my story.” I like this quote because I like to be my own person. I control my own life.

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical) have you been a part of while in high school? Two

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Emma Greene Raises Money with her Painting in Vaudeville 2019 [The Southerner]

The Southerner
Logan McClain, Photographer
December 13, 2019
Via https://southerneronline.com/924/news/sweet-lady-painting/
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Gibson Southern High School senior Emma Greene dropped jaws this past weekend at Gibson Southern Theatre Department’s production of “It’s A Good Vaudeville, Charlie Brown.” In one of Greene’s performances, she painted a portrait of one of her inspirations, Elton John. Not only did she complete the painting in only a matter of minutes, but painted with the canvas upside down.

 “Painting is relaxing,” Greene said… CONTINUE READING

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It Was a Good Vaudeville, Charlie Brown [The Southerner]

The Southerner
Jenna Stallsmith, Managing Editor
December 12, 2019
Via https://southerneronline.com/849/news/it-was-a-good-vaudeville-charlie-brown/
Provided by The Southerner

Gibson Southern Theatre opens their forty-sixth theatre season with Vaudeville 2019: It’s a Good Vaudeville, Charlie Brown, directed by Mr. Adam Bledsoe with the help of Lisa O’neal and Demetra Tolley. Vaudeville is a compilation of dances, skits, and songs all performed by students at Gibson Southern. Vaudeville is the most involved at Gibson Southern, with… CONTINUE READING

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Announcing Season 46, 2019-2020

Breakfast with Santa

November 9, 2019

Gibson Southern Theatre is hosting a Breakfast with Santa on November 9, 2019 at Carriage Inn in Haubstadt from 8:00-11:00AM. Join us in your favorite PJ’s for a delicious breakfast and drink for only $8.00. Carry-out is also available.

All proceeds from this year’s Breakfast with Santa will help support the family of Deven Pohl. A 2018 graduate of Gibson Southern High School, Deven Pohl served as a followspot operator with the lighting crew for four years with Gibson Southern Theatre. Deven was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive form of cancer, in mid August 2019, … READ MORE

Young Playwrights 2019

Young Playwrights Project 2019 Authors & Directors

This weekend, Gibson Southern Theatre presents the Young Playwrights Project 2019.  Each student below wrote and directed their own one-act play.  The Young Playwrights Project‘s mission is to facilitate the use of playwriting, encourage creative expression and improve literacy, and to support its writers through student driven acting, directing, and designing culminating in public performances.

The Young Playwrights Project is presented in the Gibson Southern Studio Theatre.  Performance times are 7:00PM on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6, as well as 2:00PM on Sunday, April 7.  General Admission tickets (first-come-first-serve) are available … READ MORE

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