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[The GK Podcast] Episode 3: Theater in COVID Times with JJ Gisselquist

October 26, 2020
SPA alumn JJ Gisselquist joins Gavin and Grace in this episode as they talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the theater world, both present and future.

Under Milkwood cast announced

US Theater Director Eric Severson posted the cast list for Dylan Thomas' Under Milkwood, a show that will challenge the 33 actors cast as they take on multiple roles in a show with 67 characters.
October 8, 2020
The show includes a number of omniscient narrators, challenging the cast to embody multiple characters throughout the production.

School spirit falters on Homecoming dress up days

From the left: Wafa Naqvi, Katharine Hanf, and Audrey Senaratna pose in their Blue and Gold Day outfits.
October 7, 2020
“We clearly had to get creative with how to encourage people to dress-up and buy merch,” said SAC co-president Gavin Kimmel.

[The GK Podcast] Episode 1: Grace’s neighbor vacuums his car

September 28, 2020
Welcome to Musical Monday on The GK Podcast! In our first episode, Grace and Gavin discuss the Dear Evan Hansen movie, tokenism and race-specific casting on Broadway, and "gender-swapping" musicals... all while a murder is taking place. TW: racism, mental illness, and suicide.

Officer election results announced

Officer election results announced
September 25, 2020
Leaders for the four major committees begin their roles immediately.

Clubs fair finds success despite online format

Students in years passed walk from booth to booth to talk to club representatives and find what club interests them.
September 19, 2020
Due to COVID-19, the annual clubs fair was online for the first time, but despite this it was a major success.

Students and faculty go mad for May Madness

Every activity is worth a different number of points, depending on its complexity. Photos serve as verification that the challenge was completed.
May 25, 2020
As a tribute to school spirit, students participated in May Madness this past month sending in photos of themselves performing fun activities to keep their class in the lead and possibly win a hilarious reward.

Plan A to B to C: Chicago canceled, Rent canceled, pre-show traditions stay alive

Although the show has been canceled, the musical participates shared many happy memories together.
May 15, 2020
This Friday, May 15, would have been the Upper School Spring Musical’s opening night for "Chicago". But due to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, all "Chicago" performances have officially been canceled.

Finals canceled during distance learning

Dean Anderson announced April 25 that end of the semester exams are canceled.
May 1, 2020
SPA will not hold final exams for the second semester. Information about grading and exams for the rest of the school year, was released by Dean Anderson through an email on April 25.

[DANCE MOVES] TikTok recreates memories

February 24, 2020
Students used TikTok to make dances to musicals and recreate dances, like the Renegade.

[Episode 5] “Of Dawn of Man” by Max Ritvo and “Albatross” by Kate Bass with Gavin Kimmel

[Episode 5] “Of Dawn of Man” by Max Ritvo and “Albatross” by Kate Bass with Gavin Kimmel
February 6, 2020
Senior Meagan Massie talks with students about poems and poetry in a monthly podcast.

Jeopardy teaches audience $1 or $4 about SPA teachers

The judges, senior Sydney Therien and junior Gavin Kimmel and contestants, Ninth grader Tenzin Bawa, sophomore Ellie Dawson-Moore, junior Noel Abraham, and senior Henrik Schleisman laugh hysterically at an answer to one of the jeopardy questions.
February 6, 2020
It was a tight battle between Noel Abraham and Henrick Schliesman, but ultimately the senior won.
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