gcs fine arts department
Congratulations to our amazing GCS Fine Arts Department on their NINE Isaac Award Nominations for their 2023 High School Musical production!
Best Lead Actor in a Male Role
Hunter Hatch – Troy Bolton – High School Musical – Great Commission
Best Supporting Actor in a Female Role
Samarra Wertz – Ms. Darbus – High School Musical – Great Commission
Best Featured Actor
Wyatt Tanner – Jack Scott – High School Musical – Great Commission
Best Dance or Dancer(s)
Get’cha Head in the Game – High School Musical – Great Commission
Best Musical Number
When There Was Me and You – High School Musical – Great Commission
High School Musical – Great Commission
Assistant Stage Managers – Isaac Moore, Dylan Miller, and Sam Higgins – High School Musical – Great Commission
Set Design – Dylan Miller – High School Musical – Great Commission
Mila Palazzi and Grace Baldwin – High School Musical – Great Commission
GCS NEWSIES WINS SIX ISAAC AWARDS
Congratulations to the cast and crew of the GCS Newsies production on their SIX Isaac awards!
Best Stage Crew
Runner-Up for Best Ensemble
Best Featured Dance: "King of New York"
The Rising Star: Michaela Edson as Les
Best Lead Actor in a Male Role: David Pascual as Jack Kelly
Runner-Up for Best Production
The award winning performing arts program at GCS provides many opportunities for our students. We offer a drama class and an opportunity to participate in a fall play, spring musical, and summer performance.
The GCS Art classes are designed to spark your interest in different media. In class we use charcoal, pencils, watercolors, acrylics, colored pencils, clay, markers, and so much more.
The fine arts program at GCS has a storied 10-year history of excellence and success. Throughout the school year, students perform in a variety of plays, both musical and non-musical, which culminate in a spring performance held at the historic Mishler Theatre in downtown Altoona. We are competitive with both public and private schools in Blair, Cambria, and Centre Counties, and have won several Isaac Awards in the areas of performance and stagecraft. These accolades, however, are not why I would choose GCS. This program, at its core, has a heart that reflects Christ. From the students to the directors, we strive to see Christ glorified onstage through the gifts and talents He has provided. In a culture of entertainment that emphasizes “me”, it is significant to see a theatrical group that emphasizes “Him”.