High School Musical
The Gouverneur High School musical has been a highlight of the community since it began in the
late 1970’s. Over thirty different Broadway musicals have given around 2000 of Gouverneur’s young
people theatre experience, a boost in confidence, and great memories.
Support and encouragement have been shown by the community through their attendance as
audience members, their donations of properties, and their pride in a strong theatre program at
the school. Occasionally, adult members of the community have even appeared on our stage in cameo
roles. It is said that some of our winter snowbirds plan their return north in time to see the
spring musical. These students, in turn, have provided their hometown with performances
that have surprised and delighted audiences and participants alike.
A portrait of every musical since 1979 has been painted and hung around the auditorium.
We have finally run out of room inside and have started expanding the gallery to the
Elizabeth Gleason, the painter, was the art teacher at the time who came up the idea for the portraits.
She says they started as a way to give a brand new auditorium in the seventies its own identity and
now it's a tradition that gives those in the musicals some well deserved recognition.
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