It’s a classic story of high school romance, singing and basketball. Disney’s High School Musical will come to life in May, when Trinity Catholic College’s production of the smash hit comes to the stage.
Tickets are now on sale for the show, performed at Trinity’s Great Hall on May 18, 19 and 20.
“It has been an incredible process watching these very talented young actors and singers gain in confidence each rehearsal,” Director Jennifer Robinson said.
“Disney’s High School Musical’s story of inclusivity is an important one, and very relevant to young adults everywhere.
“This production really reinforces the importance of accepting others and their differences, set to some fantastic songs.
“We would love to see as many people as possible fill Trinity’s Great Hall in May for these shows, and we promise a great show each night.”
Ms Robinson is part of a talented production team including Charlotte Lock (band director) Cody Collum (choreographer) and Alexandra Dunwoodie (vocal coach).
Originally a made-for-television movie, Disney’s High School Musical quickly became the one of the most watched events in TV history. In 2006, the show swept through the awards season, winning with the Emmy, Teen Choice, American Music, TV Critics and Billboards Music Awards.
Troy Bolton (Ethan Betts), the star athlete at a small-town high school, falls for nerdy beauty Gabriella Montez (Rowena Russell) at a holiday karaoke party. When they return to campus, Troy and Gabriella audition for the upcoming school musical.
Meanwhile, the jealous Sharpay Evans (Eleesha Harvey) and her brother Ryan (Toby Mathers) conspire to squelch their chances. Troy and Gabriella must struggle to make it to auditions, while also meeting their existing obligations to the basketball team and the academic decathlon.
Trinity Catholic College’s acting Principal Tanya Appleby said the musical was a great chance to support the College’s students.
“The musical will also act as a fundraiser for the Trinity Catholic College Under 16s rugby side, who will tour New Zealand later this year,” Mrs Appleby said.
“Our rugby players have been given roles in the show, and they’ve been transferring their skills from the field to the stage. It’s been impressive watching them make the transition.
“When you buy tickets, you are also encouraged to nominate one of the College’s Houses that you would like house points allocated to. This will be important to deciding the winner of our House competition at the end of the year.”
Caption: Sharpay Evans (Eleesha Harvey) and Ryan Evans (Toby Mathers) during rehearsals for Trinity Catholic College’s production of Disney’s High School Musical.
Disney’s High School Musical
Book by David Simpatico
Original Songs by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil; Ray Cham, Greg Cham and Andrew Seeley; Randy Petersen and Kevin Quinn; Andy Dodd and Adam Watts; Bryan Louiselle; David N. Lawrence and Fay Greenberg; Jamie Houston
Music adapted, arranged and produced by Bryan Louiselle.
Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie written by Peter Barsocchini
Disney’s High School Musical is licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.