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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more

ITS Heading to 2013 State Conference

This is your chance to see a cutting of Gibson Southern Theatre’s Legally Blonde: The Musical one more time!  Come support Gibson Southern Theatre’s I.T.S. Troupe as they travel to the Indiana Thespian 2013 State Conference at Vincennes University this Friday January 25, 2013 at 9:45 PM EST (8:45 PM CST – “Fort Branch time”). This past December … Read more

The Life & Death of Mary & Simon Rehearses

Here are a few pictures during the rehearsal process of TLADOMAS for the Young Playwrights Project 2013. The show opens tonight at 7:00 at GSHS. There is a show tomorrow as well at 3:00. You can get your tickets at the door or at gshstheatre.com

Young Playwrights 2013 Authors

Young Playwrights Project 2013 – Meet the Authors

Of the four playwrights featured in last year’s first annual Young Playwrights Project, three remain at Gibson Southern and will again direct their own student-written plays.  These students include Christian Rowe, senior, and Jacob Sellers and Alexis Kiesel, juniors.  This year, plays were selected after a submission deadline was given for any students who wanted … Read more

Alumni YouTube Covers

GSTD alumni Logan Lefler and Alison Goedde have teamed up to work on a YouTube project together.  Both being musicians and Alison being involved in film, this project has helped them them tremendously in bettering their skills. Alison has been attending Watkins College of Art Design and Film, and she has been wanting to put … Read more

Student Performs at Holiday World Over Summer Break

This past summer, Gibson Southern’s very own student, Jasmyne Milheiser, was the lead dancer for the show “Vinyl Daze” at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana. The show was about a group of friends trying to save their favorite place to hang out, known as the “Rec Room”, from closing down forever, they sang and danced many … Read more

Thespians Prepare for Regionals

Every year the International Thespian Society holds theatre performance competitions for high school students throughout the country. Schools in every state prepare a 30-minute cutting of a play or musical to perform for a committee of judges that grade them on acting, staging, and other categories. The competition begins at the regional level, then finalists … Read more

Phantom of the Opera cast sees Billy Elliot

On November 18, 2012, the cast of Gibson Southern Theatre’s production of The Phantom of the Opera went on a short field trip to Indianapolis to see the award winning musical Billy Elliot. Thanks to theatre director Matt Hart, we were fortunate to get a “talk-back” with a few of the actors from the show. … Read more

Dancers performing "Holiday" by Green Day

Here We Come!

It’s almost Vaudeville weekend, and it is perfectly normal to be nervous and tired, as the cast and crew are now. As we approach the weekend of show, the cast and crew are having to stay later and later during the week to make everything performance ready. For the past three weeks, all crew members … Read more

The cast of The Phantom of the Opera performing "Masquerade"

My Vaudeville Experience

Vaudeville begins tomorrow and the cast is becoming anxious.  Preparing for Vaudeville is tedious, but the hard work always pays off.  This year, I am a part of four wonderful groups, and each one of the groups have been hard at work memorizing lines, choreographing, and nailing those high notes.  Of the four groups I … Read more