The unique musical-comedy-drama “Glee” set up shop at the Railroad Plaza (photo above left) Wednesday for a full day of filming for the finale of the show’s third season. (Above right) Glee watchers gathered across the street from the Depot hoping to see the stars.

Railroad Plaza, Depot gleeful when filled with cast of ‘Glee’

May 16, 2012
Santa Paula News

The mega-television hit “Glee” filmed part of its season finale where stars of the 20th Century Fox production filled the Depot’s platform with the show’s signature singing and dancing. The unique musical-comedy-drama set up shop at the Railroad Plaza Wednesday for a full day of filming for the finale of the show’s third season.

Aired on the Fox channel, “Glee” tells the story of the of the high school glee club “New Directions” and its members’ relationships, social issues and sexuality, weaved into their competition on the show choir competition circuit.

Barbara Kroon of the Chamber of Commerce and her daughter Kelly had a front row seat to the filming, where Kelly was able to observe her favorite “Glee” stars doing what they do best. “Spent the whole day watching the filming of ‘Glee’ at the Depot,” posted Kroon on her Facebook page. “Kelly made eye-contact and got a smile from her crush. I now have cool Mom status. That was a fun day at work!”

A Fillmore & Western Railway train was also used in the filming.

“Glee” provides plenty of crush material with its array of stars, noted for their distinct personalities and talents. And that even includes a few adults: club director and Spanish teacher Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison), cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch), guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays), Will’s wife Terri (Jessalyn Gilsig), and club members played by Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Jenna Ushkowitz, Mike O’Malley, Heather Morris and Naya Rivera, Harry Shum, Jr. and Darren Criss.

“Oh my gosh, is this really ‘Glee’?” squealed 11-year-old Amanda Lopez as she stood outside the Glen Tavern Inn and spotted some of the stars at the craft table filled with snacks for the cast and crew.

The show has good reason to be gleeful: it has racked up numerous Emmy and Golden Globe awards and nominations for the production itself as well as for its various stars.

Film Liaison Patty Harrison has been kept busy with “Glee” and various other productions filmed in the picturesque city reportedly being considered now as a location for a major film.





Site Search

Tel: 805 525-6048  marydeines@roadrunner.com
E-Subscribe

Subscribe

E-SUBSCRIBE
Call 805 525 1890 to receive the entire paper early. $50.00 for one year.

webmaster