Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on stage at STAAR Theater in three weeks in March.
“Disney’s High School Musical is fun for the whole family with a cast of nearly 60 local teen and adult talents,” said STAAR Theater CEO Tammy Pierchoski. “Proceeds from this and all STAAR Theatre productions go straight into the non-profit’s efforts to keep the arts active and alive in Giles County, provide an educational experience taught by professionals in their fields as well as continue to raise awareness and funding to restore the 1868 Opera House (Antoinette Hall) on STAAR’s second floor.”
Tickets to the production, set for March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 are $12 for adults, $10 for children age 12 and under and $15 for front row seats. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. nightly, and showtime is 7 p.m.
The play follows Troy, Gabriella and other students at East High who must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. Basketball team captain and resident jock Troy Bolton (portrayed by Caleb Wood) discovers that the brainy Gabriella Montez (Chloe Dail), a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical led by Ms. Darbus. (Jennifer Powell). Although many students resent the threat posed to the status quo, Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.
Other key roles include Ryan and Sharpay Evans (played by Heidi Breitmann and Kevin Vogel). Other supporting actors include Jack Scott (Manny Longfoot), Kelsi Nielson (Hope Aldridge), Chad Danforth (Tyler Crawford), Martha (Julia Russell), Taylor (Tabitha Skeen), Zeke (Elliott Young) and Coach Bolton (Greg Wood). A large ensemble cast rounds out this stage hit!
“High School Musical On Stage” is directed for STAAR by Holly Aldridge, produced by Tammy Pierchoski and choreographed by Slayton-Mavrotheris. It is staged in part through grant support from The Tennessee Arts Commission and sponsored by Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, Pulaski. The play by David Simpatico is based on a Disney Channel Original Movie and is produced locally by special arrangement from MTI, New York, NY.
Purchase tickets online at www.antoinettehall.com, at Pierchoski Law Office on Pulaski’s east side Courthouse Square or by calling 931-363-7222.