Disney's High School Musical at Hammersmith Apollo for 6 weeks from 30 June to 9 Aug 2008


Disney’s High School Musical at Hammersmith Apollo for 6 weeks from 30 June to 9 Aug 2008

A new stage musical based on the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical, will have a six week run at the Hammersmith Apollo from 30 June to 9 Aug 2008

Due to the "huge public demand" for the current UK tour, this second UK production will have an entirely new cast and a production designed specifically for the venue.

Steve Fickinger, Disney Theatrical Group’s Vice President of Theatrical Licensing said: “I’m thrilled that the British public has responded so enthusiastically to the opportunity to spend more time with these characters; we’ve had such a huge reaction to the UK tour. I’m certain this great opportunity to have a run in London will give families the perfect chance come together to enjoy this stage production.”

Disney’s High School Musical has book by David Simpatico (adapted from the original movie script by Peter Barsocchini), and a score including all songs from the original movie soundtrack.

It is directed by Jeff Calhoun with choreography by Lisa Stevens.

Produced by Stage Entertainment in co-operation with Disney Theatrical Productions.

A contemporary musical comedy about Troy, a popular high school basketball star, and Gabriella, a shy, academically gifted newcomer, who discover they share a secret passion for singing. When they sign up to audition together for the lead roles in the school musical it threatens East High's rigid social order and sends their peers into uproar. In an attempt to maintain the status quo, the ‘jocks’ and ‘brainiacs’, and even the drama club regulars, are soon hatching convoluted plans to separate the pair and keep them offstage. Defying expectations and taking a chance on their dreams, and each other, the couple inspires the other students to go public with some surprising hidden talents of their own.

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