Will sets up a boot camp for some of the members of the glee club to improve their dancing.Auditions begin for the school musical, West Side Story with Kurt and Blaine pitted against each other for the part of Tony.It aired between September 20, 2011 and May 22, 2012, and was produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ryan Murphy Television, with executive producers Dante Di Loreto and series co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.The series features the New Directions glee club at the fictional William Mc Kinley High School in the town of Lima, Ohio.
At the end of the season, eight members of the glee club graduate: Rachel, Mike, Quinn, Finn, Kurt, Mercedes, Santana and Puck.
The season was nominated for three Emmy Awards, one Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical and one Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
The glee club is down to ten members and needs to recruit, so director Will Schuester assigns them a project to get new singers.
Cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester runs for congress on a platform of cutting the arts in schools, and directs new cheerleading co-captains Santana and Becky (Lauren Potter) to sabotage the pianos being used in the glee club project.
Season three follows the club competing on the show choir circuit, while its members and faculty deal with sex, sexual identity, gender identity, stress, domestic violence, teenage suicide, pregnancy, disabilities, texting while driving, and other social issues.
The central characters are glee club director Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison), cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch), guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays), and glee club members Artie Abrams (Kevin Mc Hale), Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss), Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), Mike Chang (Harry Shum, Jr.), Tina Cohen-Chang (Jenna Ushkowitz), Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron), Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith), Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer), Mercedes Jones (Amber Riley), Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera), Brittany Pierce (Heather Morris) and Noah "Puck" Puckerman (Mark Salling).