Daniel Knapp – NEWSIES Senior Spotlight

What is your name? Daniel Knapp

What is your cast role or crew position in Disney’s NEWSIES? Elmer

What is your favorite Disney’s NEWSIES quote, song or scene — and why? My favorite scene is Act 1 Scene 5. This is the scene where Jack and the newsies first realize that Pulitzer raised the price of papes and they are outraged. The song “The World Will Know” and the choreography are backed by so much meaning and emotion that it makes it one of the most powerful scenes in the production. It is a ton of fun to perform.


Vaudeville 2018 Tickets on Sale!

Gibson Southern Theatre opens their forty-fifth theatre season with Vaudeville 2018: Under the Big Top. Vaudeville is a community favorite production and the single largest event at Gibson Southern High School with over 185 students involved. Vaudeville 2018: Under the Big Top centers around Mr. Lockhart the soon to be retiring ringmaster and the circus he has called home for the majority of his life. The production runs November 30-December 2, 2018 and is directed by Mr. Adam Bledsoe with assistance from Mrs. Lisa O’Neal, Mr. John Spradley, Mrs. Demetra Tolley, and Mrs. Kathy Parks.

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Sister Act Tickets on Sale

Gibson Southern Theatre continues their forty-third season with the multiple Tony Award nominated musical Sister Act. Written by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner; with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane. Sister Act debuted on Broadway and is based on one of the most financially successful comedies of the early 1990s by the same title. The production runs March 17-19, 2017 under the direction of Adam Bledsoe with assistance from Kathy Parks, Lisa O’Neal, Rob Hutchinson, Aubree Armstrong, and Lyndsi Gruszewski. Senior Emily Scott and Junior Kyra Smith serve as the READ MORE

Vaudeville 2016 Tickets on Sale

Gibson Southern Theatre opens their forty-third theatre season with Vaudeville 2016: Deck the Halls.  Vaudeville is a community favorite production and the single largest event at Gibson Southern High School with 195 students involved this year.  Vaudeville 2016: Deck the Halls centers around the Greene family as they prepare for their last holiday season in the family home they have known for the last thirty years.  The production runs December 2-4, 2016 and is directed by Adam Bledsoe with assistance from Lisa O’Neal and Lyndsi Gruszewski.

With Mr. and Mrs. Greene’s children raised and moved out of their family READ MORE

Breakfast with Santa

Gibson Southern Theatre is hosting a Breakfast with Santa on November 5, 2016 at Carriage Inn in Haubstadt from 8:00-11:00AM.  Join us in your favorite PJ’s for a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, bacon, fruit cup and drink for only $8.00.  Carry-out is also available.

Please contact any current Gibson Southern ITS member or visit the link below to purchase tickets. All proceeds from this Breakfast with Santa event will benefit Gibson Southern Theatre.

Professional photographs, either a digital copy or 8×10 print, with Santa & Mrs. Claus will be available from Diamond Photography for $10.00 each.  A portion of each … READ MORE

2016 ITS Banquet

The season has come to an end, but the memories will never be forgotten.

Gibson Southern Theatre closed their season with the 2016 ITS Banquet on April 24, 2016, a time to celebrate the season, welcome new members, and hear from our seniors one last time.

The awards went to:

  • Vaudeville 2015: Haunted Hotel
    • Outstanding Female Performance: Makenzie Hart
    • Outstanding Male Performance: Dylan Stefanich
  • Elephant’s Graveyard
    • Outstanding Female Performance: Olivia Mayer
    • Outstanding Male Performance: Drew Steinmetz
  • Shrek the Musical
    • Outstanding Female Supporting: Rachel Rigsby
    • Outstanding Male Supporting: Chris Straefer
    • Outstanding Female Performance: Jacquelyn Goedde
    • Outstanding Male Performance: Dylan Stefanich
    • Choreographer’s
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Young Playwrights Project 2016 Tickets

Gibson Southern Theatre closes their forty-second season with the Young Playwrights Project, a program that offers an opportunity for students to write, cast, direct, and produce their own plays. This year’s playwrights include Senior, Makenzie Hart, Juniors, Emma Williams and Rachel Rigsby, and Sophomore, Samuel Gilles.

Apartment C by Makenzie Hart tries to understand how a man’s obstacles in life can change his perspective on his morals. Inequalities by Emma Williams follows a working girl’s dream of her book being published in a man-eat-man world. Egg Lady by Rachel Rigsby is a play about a model, a painter, and READ MORE

Shrek the Musical Tickets on Sale

Gibson Southern Theatre continues their forty-second season with Shrek The Musical. Shrek the Musical includes new and old fairy tale creatures that have been loved throughout time. The production runs March 11-13, 2016; it is directed by Adam Bledsoe with assistance from Kathy Parks, Rob Hutchinson, and Lyndsi Gruszewski. Seniors Olivia Mayer, Callie Rendle, and Cameron Haley serve as the dance captains.

Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, … READ MORE

Alison Goedde to screen “Fluorescent”

Gibson Southern alumnus Alison Goedde to screen her short film made in Haubstadt, Ind.

FORT BRANCH, Ind. Dec. 10, 2015 — Haubstadt native, Alison Goedde, will be screening her short film titled “Fluorescent” in the Gibson Southern High School Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m.

This past September, Goedde brought her film crew from Nashville, Tenn. to Haubstadt to shoot her senior short film project. The crew spent three full days in Haubstadt filming the short and edited it for about three months before submitting the final product … READ MORE

February 2014 ITS Meeting Minutes

The February 2014 ITS Troupe 5623 Meeting was held on Tuesday, February 4 in the GS Auditorium at 7:30 AM. The meeting was led by senior ITS president Jake Sellers.

Attendance was taken and a reminder of ITS fees being due was given. A list of members who still had not paid their fees was read aloud.

Those who were in The Marriage of Bette and Boo who participated at ITS State shared a little about their experience. Silver Creek invited Gibson Southern Theatre to see their show the first week in March. They will be doing the musical The READ MORE

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January 2014 ITS Meeting Minutes

The January ITS meeting was held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at 9:30 AM in the GSHS Auditorium. The meeting was lead by Gibson Southern Theatre Director Adam Bledsoe.
First, attendance was taken. Every absence from an ITS meeting is counted as unexcused unless and email is received. After two absences, the ITS member in question will be put up for review of removal from the troupe.
ITS fees are $40 and are due by the end of January. They can be placed in the theatre box in the office with a name and the words “ITS Fee” or can … READ MORE

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December 2013 ITS Meeting Minutes

The December ITS meeting was held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7:30 AM in the GSHS Auditorium. The meeting was lead by Gibson Southern Theatre Director Adam Bledsoe.

First, attendance was taken. Then each of the two plays and one musical for Young Playwrights were introduced by the writers. Jake Sellers and Kolten Turner have been working on a musical. Alexis Kiesel and Madeline Cox have separately been working on plays. Auditions for all three will be held on December 16th both before and after school. Sellers performed a song from the musical for the troupe.

It was announced … READ MORE

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November 2013 ITS Meeting Minutes

The November ITS meeting was held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 7:30 AM in the GSHS Auditorium. The meeting was lead by Gibson Southern Theatre Director Adam Bledsoe.

It was announced that the VIP room for “Vaudeville” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” will both be catered by R’z Cafe and Catering, a restaurant located in Fort Branch.

The main focus of the meeting was the upcoming trip to New York City planned for the Summer of 2014. The trip was recently approved by the school board for June 2-5, 2014. Those in attendance will fly … READ MORE

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ITS Advances to State with “Bette and Boo”

Gibson Southern Theatre’s I.T.S. Troup #5623 competed at the regional level on October 26, 2013 with a 45 minute cutting of Christopher Durang’s “The Marriage of Bette and Boo”.  The conference was held at Madison Consolidated High School in Madison, IN.  Auditions date back to early September 2013 along with auditions for our spring musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

According to christopherdurang.com:

“The Marriage of Bette and Boo” is considered by many to be Durang’s best play to date. Admittedly biographical, the play is based on his parents’ marriage. Though it is a funny play READ MORE

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October 2013 ITS Meeting Minutes

The second ITS meeting of the year was held on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, at 7:30 AM in the auditorium. Director Adam Bledsoe lead the meeting. Vaudeville 2013: Lost in London, The Marriage of Bette & Boo, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying auditions have all concluded and cast lists have been posted. Theatre club and show t-shirts will be sold for $10 each and can be ordered online all year long. These shirts will be available three days after purchase.

If anyone has still not joined Remind101, text @its5623 to (970) 639-5822 to get … READ MORE

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