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 2012, Gibson Southern Theatre’s I.T.S. Troupe competed at the annual regional competition in Brown County, Indiana with an adaptation of the newly released hit Legally Blonde: The Musical.

GSTD’s performance in December 2012 earned a second place and qualified for advancement to state competition.  The ITS State Conference is held at Vincennes, Indiana, January 25-27, 2013.

In addition to the troupe’s placement and advancement, Senior Madison Dillon was awarded overall “Best Actress” by the judges at the conference for her role of Elle Woods, and Junior Kolten Turner was awarded one of the “Regional All Star Awards” by the State ITS Officers for his role of Kyle (UPS Guy).

The musical tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner. She discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others, and successfully defends exercise queen Brooke Wyndham in a murder trial.

Gibson Southern Theatre was chosen as one of the first twenty high schools in the nation to present Legally Blonde during it’s first year of limited release.  After a successful run in March 2012, Gibson Southern Theatre presented their thirty-minute cutting of the hit musical at the regional level in December 2012.  Along with the performance, Gibson Southern Theatre’s I.T.S. Troupe members participated in many workshops geared for both performers and crews.

Gibson Southern Theatre’s ITS Troupe placed first in the state in 2005 with “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and in 2008 with “Between Daylight and Boonville”.  Also in 2008, the ITS Troupe attended the annual International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska to perform “Between Daylight and Boonville” on a national stage.