Auditions May 21 & 22, 2007
Performances July 20-29, 2007!
Book by David Simpatico
Songs by Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, Ray Cham, Greg Cham, Andrew Seeley, Randy Petersen, Kevin Quinn, Andy Dodd, Adam Watts, Bryan Louiselle, David N. Lawrence, Faye Greenberg and Jamie Houston
Music Adapted, Arranged and Produced by Bryan Louiselle
Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie written by Peter Barsocchini
High School Musical is a story of two high school students: Troy Bolton, captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella Montez, a shy transfer student who excels in math and science. Together, they try out for the lead parts in their high school musical. Despite other students' attempts to thwart their dreams, Troy and Gabriella persist and inspire others along the way. High School Musical is a made-for-TV musical, produced and distributed by Disney Channel. It was one of the most successful Disney Channel Original Movies produced, with a sequel and a spin-off confirmed, a Disney-On-Ice tour and a soundtrack that was the most commercially-successful album of 2006.
Stage 1 Children's Theatre is one of the first groups in the USA to produce this musical on stage. Be a part of this wonderful new show! Auditions for will be held Monday, May 21st and Tuesday, May 22nd from 6pm to 9pm in the Newark Memorial High School Theatre at 39375 Cedar Blvd. Newark (click here for directions). This production is open to children ages 6 through 18. Director Belinda Maloney asks interested performers to prepare a song from a Musical of your choice (songs from HSM are OK). Please bring sheet music scored for piano (a pianist will be provided) or you may use a Karaoke style, pre-recorded tape or CD. There will be a cold reading from the script, and please wear comfortable clothing for a short dance routine. Non-traditional casting, no pay, non-equity, and no appointment necessary.
Participation in this educational workshop/production requires a fee of $175 per child if cast in the show ($100 for each additional child in family cast in the show). Also requires parent involvement.
Click here to download audition forms!
Cast of Characters
Troy Bolton: Captain of the basketball team
Chad Danforth: Number two on the basketball team, Troy’s best friend
Zeke Baylor: Has a secret passion for baking
Sharpay Evans: President of the Drama Club
Ryan Evans: Vice-president of the Drama Club
Gabriella Montez: The shy new girl at school
Taylor McKessie: President of the Science Club
Jack Scott: The PA announcer, a.k.a. the Velvet Fog of East High
Kelsi Neilson: The mousy composer of Juliet and Romeo
Ms. Darbus: Drama teacher
Coach Bolton: Basketball coach, Troy’s dad
LARGE ENSEMBLE INCLUDING:
Wildcat Cheerleaders, Jocks, Brainiacs, Skater Dudes, Nerds, Thespians
James, an earthworm expressionist
Susan, overwrought with emotion
Cathy, a little too eager
Alan, has a flair for couture
Cyndra, has operatic aspirations
Skater Dude, has a secret passion for the cello
Martha Cox, has a secret passion for hip-hop