Arts

GSA Places Third at State Jazzfest
by / on March 28, 2013 at 12:09 pm

GSA Places Third at State Jazzfest

Yes, you heard right.  The George Stevens Academy Jazzband didn’t win the Maine State High School Jazzfest.  It placed third, behind Houlton and MCI, which both advanced to the head-to-head final round on Saturday evening.  Houlton won the Division 4 competition on their home turf.    The last time GSA was […]

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GSA Winter Talent Show Videos
by / on December 23, 2012 at 5:33 pm

GSA Winter Talent Show Videos

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Oliver! – For Those Who Wanted More
by / on November 20, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Oliver! – For Those Who Wanted More

Over the summer, the New Surry Theatre produced the musical Oliver! at The Blue Hill Town Hall.  It was an unprecedented success, and all ten shows were sold out.  Oliver! is based on Charles Dickens’s book, Oliver Twist, about an orphan (played by nine-year-old Adam Mathewson) who asked for more.  Six GSA students appeared in […]

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Pictures from Into The Woods
by / on November 17, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Pictures from Into The Woods

  Please enjoy these pictures we received from Headmaster Paul Perkinson and Maggie Keating of the school’s musical, Into the Woods.

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Dr. Bone and the Benefits Play Skyrim Theme at First GSA Open Mic
by / on November 3, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Dr. Bone and the Benefits Play Skyrim Theme at First GSA Open Mic

Everyone who didn’t show at the GSA’s first ever Open Mic missed out.

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Into the What?
by / on October 3, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Into the What?

Narrated by Drew Cleveland.  That’s the first thing you should know about Into the Woods, GSA’s fall musical this year, directed by Moira McMahon.  The second thing is: Book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd; Company; some of West Side Story, among others), and […]

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by / on June 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Ukulele for the Win

After this most recent student council-sponsored Talent Show, it’s clear that the key to winning is having a ukulele.  Though it indisputably demonstrates more talent to be able to play a piano or guitar, judges will be won over by the adorable size and sound of a uke.  This year […]

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by / on May 17, 2012 at 1:18 pm

A High School… Musical?

One has to ask, if GSA had a show choir, would our cafeteria dramatically fade into a giant sea of waving hands and choreographed kick lines? Probably not, but it is interesting to know that there are high schools out there that do put on performances, and they are 100% […]

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State Drama Fest
by / on April 2, 2012 at 1:15 pm

State Drama Fest

Chins up, excitement bubbling, the cast and crew of the GSA One Act, In the Middle of a Midsummer Nights Dream, arrived in Yarmouth, Maine at four o’clock last Friday. After a feast of Chinese food, we took our first look at their theater.  Four foot high balconies on either […]

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Music and Theatre
by / on December 20, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Music and Theatre

Why doesn’t GSA music work with GSA theater?  When the Jazz Band played a medley from Annie at assembly a while ago, I was thinking how great it would have been if they had played for Anything Goes.  If we have this spectacular music program, why don’t they take advantage […]

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