Cast size: Large, 20 plus
Book by David Simpatico Songs by Matthew Gerrard Songs by Robbie Nevil and Ray Cham and Greg Cham and Andrew Seeley and Randy Petersen and Kevin Quinn and Andy Dodd and Adam Watts and Bryan Louiselle and David N. Lawrence and Faye Greenberg and Jamie Houston

Stephen Moorer | kids MUSICAL | large 20 plus

  • About the Show

    Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage!

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    One Act Book Musical

    Broadway Junior Version- MTI's Broadway Junior Collection includes some of Broadway's best-loved musicals which have been specially adapted for young performers - abridged to 60-80 minutes, with music transposed into keys appropiate for young voices.

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    Synopsis

    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' homeroom, basketball team captain 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 because Friday is the 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, which turns the school order upside-down! Sharpay is furious, and some students try to break out of their cliques during lunch ("Stick to the Status Quo"). 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.

    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 Brainiacs and Jocks 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 for their callback. 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; High School Musical Megamix - Bows").

    Musical Numbers

    Wildcat Cheer
    Start of Something New
    Get'cha Head in the Game
    Get'cha (Playoff) into Lab
    Auditions (Bop to the Top/What I've..)
    What I've Been Looking For
    What I've Been Looking For (Reprise)
    Stick to the Status Quo
    Counting on You
    We're All in This Together
    Bop to the Top
    Breaking Free
    We're All in This Together (Reprise)
    High School Musical Megamix
    Exit Music

    Casting Information

    Cast size:Flexible 
    Cast type: Ensemble Cast - May featured roles, Older Role(s), Strong/Large Chorus, Teenage Roles 
    Dance requirement: Standard (Musical Staging/Some Dance/Optional) 
      
    Casting notes:  The Characters and Cliques of East High School  
      
    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 
      
    The THESPIANS SHARPAY EVANS, president of the Drama Club 
     RYAN EVANS, vice-president of the Drama Club 
     KELSI NIELSEN, the mousey composer of Juliet and Romeo 
     James, an earthworm expressionist 
     Susan, overwrought with emotion 
     Cathy, a little too eager 
     Cyndra, has operatic aspirations 
      
    The BRAINIACS GABRIELLA MONTEZ, the shy new girl at school 
     TAYLOR MCKESSIE, president of the Science Club 
     Marth Cox, has a secret passion for hip-hop
     JACK SCOTT, the PA announcer, a.k.a. the Velvet Fog of East High 
      
    The SKATER DUDESRipper, has a secret passion for the cello 
     Mongo, has no clue 
      
    The ADULTS MS DARBUS, drama teacher 
     COACH BOLTON, the basketball coach, Troy's dad 
      
    ENSEMBLE Wildcat Cheerleaders, Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians, Skater Dudes, Party Kids, Ms Tenny, Fans/Spectators, Science Decathlon Moderator 
    Rehearsal Set

    The following materials are provided in the Showkit™, which is offered for sale:

    20 x Student Books
    1 x Director's Guide
    2 x Accompaniment and Vocal Guide CDs
    1 x Choreographic DVD
    20 x Family Matters
    1 x Piano Vocal Score

    Orchestration

    A Performance Accompaniment CD is provided in the Showkit™

    Resources

    Colour Logo Pack
    Video Licence

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