Lights, Camera, Action!

by Luke Shevchik

The SpongeBob musicals advertisement poster. Photo submitted by: Mrs. Sue Glowa

GS is preparing for the upcoming production of The SpongeBob Musical, which takes place from March 3-5th

“I’m super pumped for this performance and being able to perform with this cast,” sophomore Wesley Heverly said. 

Heverly is taking on the role of SpongeBob and is prepared to show off his hard work on the stage. 

“When I was 5 years old my dad took me to Stage Right and I fell in love with it right away,” he said. 

Heverly looks to continue performing after high school while senior Ian Bortz is performing his last show in GS theater. 

“Musical has given me so much by allowing me to form and strengthen relationships within the cast,” senior Ian Bortz said. 

Bortz is cast as Squidward and is excited to show what the cast has put all their hard work into.  

Musical theater has been a main part of Bortz’s life; he was inspired by his Dad and sister to join the musical theater life.  

Since elementary age, senior Liz Houston also fell in love with musical theater.   

“In the past, we have done really morbid or dark musicals, but this one is different,” senior Liz Houston said. “This musical feels so much different with all the upbeat dance and music.” 

Houston was skeptical when she was told about the musical being SpongeBob, but after practicing it, and the cast performing, she, along with the musical director Mrs. Sue Glowa, are very excited to show people what it really is. 

“The cast of SpongeBob is a highly motivated group who is doing so much work on the production,” musical director Mrs. Glowa said. “They take stage directions well and strive to all do their best.”  

Glowa earned 36 credits in Theater Arts attending Thiel College. She has performed as an actor, a costume designer, musical director, set designer builder and her current roles as a director and producer. 

The SpongeBob Musical will be the 12th musical she has directed. The last two productions were historical musicals: “Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Misérables” which have a serious tone to them.  

“The production staff selected SpongeBob since it is a fun and creative show,” Mrs. Glowa said. “It has been a pleasure working with this group of students.”  

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