Fall Theatre Arts Musical Production
High School Musical
by Kenny Ortega
Directed by Corinne Vessey
With a plot described by the author and numerous critics as a modern adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, High School Musical is a story about two high school juniors from rival cliques – Troy Bolton, captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella Montez, a shy transfer student who excels in mathematics and science. Together, they try out for the lead parts in their high school musical, and this causes division among all the school’s students. Despite other students’ attempts to thwart their dreams, Troy and Gabriella resist peer pressure and rivalry, inspiring others along the way not to “stick to the status quo”. High school diva Sharpay Evans and her twin brother Ryan will do anything not only to sabotage the friendship and romance between Troy and Gabriella, but also to get the leads in the school musical.