Denver Post: Colorado’s Melissa Benoist joins “Glee”

Publicity photo with Jane Lynch announcing the arrival of Colorado's Melissa Benoist on "Glee." (Provided by FOX)


Will (Matthew Morrison) introduces Marley (Melissa Benoist) as a new member of the glee club in the Season 4 premiere of “Glee.” (Provided by FOX)

Today, I am back in the pages of The Denver Post for a day, contributing a story on Colorado’s Melissa Benoist joining the cast of “Glee.”

Benoist’s life has changed forever: The Littleton native has been cast on “Glee” — and she already has been Slushied. That’s when a bully throws a Slurpee-like frozen beverage in your face. And, yes, it hurts. 

Read the full story here.

More coverage on Melissa Benoist:

Read the entire interview: What Melissa Benoist had to say about the grueling audition process, how she feels about the  overt sexual nature of  the “Glee,”  and who among the cast of series regulars have been particularly welcoming. Here’s the complete transcript.

“Glee” fans, meet Melissa Benoist in photos:  Here’s a look back at her theatrical roots in  Denver metro-area theater productions.

A look back: Our 2006 Colorado “Can’t Miss Kids” feature:  In 2006, we profiled five young actors who were demonstrating real potential to one day perform professionally – and  Melissa Benoist was one of them.

 “Glee” Season 4 episodes  begin airing at  8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, on Fox-31 (Note new day)


Publicity photo with Jane Lynch announcing the arrival of Colorado’s Melissa Benoist on “Glee.” (Provided by FOX)

By John Moore

Award-winning arts journalist John Moore was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the United States by American Theatre Magazine during has 12 years at The Denver Post. Hen then created a groundbreaking new media outlet covering Colorado arts an culture as an in-house, multimedia journalist for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He also founded The Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that has raised more than $600,000 for theatre artists in medical need. He is now a journalist for hire as the founder of Moore Media Colorado. You can find samples of his work at MooreJohn.Com. Contact him at