Cast size: Large, 20 plus
Information Book By: David Simpatico Songs by: Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, Ray Cham, Greg Cham, Andrew Seely, Randy Peterson, Kevin Quin, 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 Barsocbhini
Classification Comedy Contemporary Setting Drama Romance

Stephen Moorer | Pop musical | large 20 plus

  • About the Show

    Disney Channel's smash hit musical comes to life on your stage! On the front steps of East High, it’s the first day after winter break (Wildcat Cheer). The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations, and look forward to the new year (Start of Something New). In Ms. Darbus’s homeroom, basketball team captain Troy discovers that Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. When he calls her, the eccentric drama teacher quickly confiscates all cell phones and assigns detention. Between classes, Gabriella and Troy look at the audition sign-up for the school musical, but the drama diva Sharpay discourages them. At basketball practice, Troy tries to shake his desire to sing at the urging of his best friend Chad (Get'cha Head in the Game). Taylor, the science club president, discovers Gabriella’s intelligence and encourages her to join the upcoming science decathlon. While the students learn how to “act” at detention, Troy’s dad, Coach Bolton, faces off with Ms. Darbus – his star players can’t miss practice for Friday’s championship game! The next day, hopeful Thespians strut their stuff for Ms. Darbus (Auditions), but they’re no match for Sharpay and her twin brother Ryan (What I’ve Been Looking For). Troy and Gabriella arrive too late to audition, but Kelsi, the show's composer, plays the song her way and encourages them to sing (What I’ve Been Looking For – Reprise). Ms. Darbus overhears and gives them a callback. News spreads fast (Cellular Fusion), Sharpay is furious, and some students try to break out of their cliques during lunch (Stick to the Status Quo). Troy and Gabriella escape to the rooftop garden and share a little bit about their real selves (I Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You). The Jocks and Brainiacs devise a plan to trick Troy and Gabriella into forgetting about the musical and committing to their respective competitions (Counting on You). Thinking each one has betrayed the other, Gabriella and Troy are crushed (When There Was Me and You). Against Ryan’s advice, Sharpay convinces Ms. Darbus to move the callbacks to conflict with the science decathlon and championship game. Chad and Taylor put their heads together to make things right again (We’re All in This Together). While the Jocks and Brainiacs compete, Sharpay and Ryan pull off a polished callback performance (Bop to the Top). When Taylor’s laptop shuts down the electricity, Troy and Gabriella rush to the theater, but are too late. However, when the East High students arrive to rally behind them, Ms. Darbus relents, and they sing their way into the lead roles (Breaking Free). Back at the gym, the Wildcats win the game and the whole school comes together as winners (We’re All in This Together - Reprise).

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    Musical Numbers

    Wildcat Cheer - (Company)

    Start Of Something New - (Troy, Gabriella, Company)

    Get'cha Head In The Game - (Troy, Jocks)

    Get'cha Head In The Game playoff - (Troy, Jocks)

    Auditions (Bop To The Top/What I've…) - (Thespians. Ms. Darbus)

    What I've Been Looking For - (Sharpay, Ryan)

    What I've Been Looking For reprise - (Troy, Gabriella)

    Cellular Fusion - (Chad, Taylor, Company)

    Stick To The Status Quo - (Company)

    I Can't Take My Eyes Off You - (Troy, Gabriella)

    Wildcat Cheer reprise - (Cheerleaders)

    Counting On You - (Jocks, Brainiacs)

    When There Was Me And you - (Troy, Gabriella, Jocks, Brainiacs)

    Start Of Something New reprise - (Troy, Gabriella)

    We're All In This Together - (Chad, Taylor, Kelsi, Jocks, Brainiacs)

    Bop To The Top - (Sharpay, Ryan, Brainacs, Jocks)

    Breaking Free - (Troy, Gabriella, Company)

    We're All In This Together reprise - (Company)

    High School Musical Megamix - (Company)

    Casting Information

    Musical Style: Pop

    Show Cast Size: Large (over 20) (6 (5 teenagers; 1 adults)* Men/5 (4 teenagers; 1 adults)* Women)

    Show Chorus Size: Large

    Show Dance Required: Standard



    The Characters and Cliques of East High School (the Sophomores, anyway)

    The JOCKS

    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 Other Jocks

    The NERDS

    JACK SCOTT, the PA announcer, a.k.a. the Velvet Fog of East High

    KELSI NEILSON, the mousey composer of Juliet and Romeo


    SHARPAY EVANS, president of the Drama Club

    RYAN EVANS, vice-president of the Drama Club

    James, an earthworm expressionist

    Susan, overwrought with emotion

    Cathy, a little too eager

    Alan, has a flair for couture

    Cyndra, has operatic aspirations

    Performance Art Kids


    GABRIELLA MONTEZ, the shy new girl at school

    TAYLOR MCKESSIE, president of the Science Club

    Martha Cox, has a secret passion for hip-hop

    Other Brainiacs


    Skaterdude, has a secret passion for the cello

    Skaterdude 2

    Other Skater Dudes

    Other Students

    Wildcat Cheerleaders

    Party Kids, guests in ski-lodge flashback

    Fans/Spectators at the basketball championship game and the Science Decathlon

    The ADULTS

    Karaoke M.C., voiceover in ski-lodge flashback

    MS. DARBUS, drama teacher

    COACH BOLTON, basketball coach, Troy’s dad

    Ms. Tenny, voiceover chemistry teacher

    Moderator, voiceover science decathlon moderator

    Rehearsal Set

    30 x Libretto/Vocal Books
    2 x Piano-Conductor Scores


    Orchestra Size: Medium

    Musical Style: Pop


    1 DRUMS
    1 GUITAR I
    1 BASS

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