Josa Kerns – NEWSIES Senior Spotlight

What is your name? Josa Kerns

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

What is your favorite Disney’s NEWSIES quote, song or scene — and why? My favorite song is Seize the Day because it is a song that everybody on stage gets excited about and it has a really cool dance with it.

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Disney’s NEWSIES) have you been a part of while in high school? 6

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

Do you have a favorite story from your time spent in theatre? One time at rehearsal, everyone in the house was counting how many times Bledsoe touched his beard. Turns out 63 times in 20 minutes.

What are your plans after high school? I plan on going to college to study pharmacy.

What words of advice do you have for those thinking about joining Gibson Southern Theatre? Don’t think, just do. Theatre is not something you need to overthink doing. It is 100% worth the time and effort you put into it. Those late rehearsals, boring rehearsals, and Saturday workdays are all worth family you join and the final show.