On Thursday, November 8, the GSB Players’ production of THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940 opened to an enthusiastic crowd in the new Performing Arts & Community Center (PACC). Full of witty repartee and comic timing, the show was handled masterfully by the cast, many of them veterans of the GSB stage. The show was directed and designed by Performing Arts Chair Paul H. Canada and produced by Todd Ross '94, with lighting and sound production from Joe DeVico.
The three-day run marked the debut performance in the new PACC, with the building officially completed only days before opening night. “At first, the students were understandably apprehensive,” said Canada, “but that quickly turned to excitement once we were in the new space.”
In addition to the extraordinary effort of Canada, Ross and Joe DeVico in bringing together the set, sound and lights; the cast, crew, parent volunteers, staff and GSB’s operations team showcased their show-must-go-on spirt and pulled together to ensure the performance was ready for opening night.
With a successful play behind them, the GSB Players are focused on the spring musical: MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. The show has already been cast and includes several returning performers; costumes are well underway; and rehearsals will begin after Thanksgiving Break.
Congratulations to the GSB Players and everyone involved with the MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940, and thanks to all who came out to support the theater and enjoy the show.
Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a rigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.