Big Progress for Big Fish, Despite the Weather

This Week’s Author
Jonnie Dixon

This week’s BIG FISH update is written by Sophomore Jonnie Dixon. Jonnie is a member of ITS Troupe 5623 and portraying the role of Will Bloom in this season’s production of BIG FISH.

Despite missing a day due to snow, Gibson Southern Theatre’s cast of BIG FISH is still working hard! A successful make up week is exactly what this cast needed to further the process of making this amazing show successful!

Mondays rehearsal was heavily focused on vocals and perfecting the amazing songs you will hear in this musical. Our very talented choir director Mr. Hutchinson says,” Really excited for this show ready to rock.” He will be playing in the orchestra pit along with other talented musicians. We are so lucky to have them, music truly makes the show come to life.

Our Saturdays are one of the most productive days! The entire cast gets together and completes a series of important tasks! This week our amazing set builders built the statue that will be the center for BIG FISH’s famous town “Ashton”. Our costume ladies are working hard to get all of the costumes prepared to be shown on stage! They are fitting each costume to the respective actor.

The rest of the week was spent blocking scenes. We put the finishing touches on “Be The Hero” and started a western number in the show called “The Showdown”. With the help of our excellent choreographer Loni and hardworking dancers and ensemble, this number was executed in a very fun way.

Students are really showing true hard work and motivation through the process of this show! We give a huge thanks to the parents who help out every week! Denia, one of our director of costumes this year says, “Being one of the directors of costumes has been a new challenge for me, but I am enjoying piecing together items to transform into the characters for the show. I can’t wait to see them on stage.”