Disney's High School Musical cast update!

Disney's High School Musical cast update!

Cast confirmed for the new stage musical based on the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical, which opens at the Apollo Hammersmith 5 July 2008, following previews from 28 June - booking to 31 Aug 2008

Joining previously mentioned Letitia Dean as 'Ms Darbus', are Norman Bowman (Coach Bolton), Mark Evans (Troy Bolton), Claire-Marie Hall (Gabriella Montez), Rebecca Faulkenberry (Sharpay Evans), Michael Pickering (Ryan Evans), Nadine Higgin (Taylor McKessie), Damian Winter-Higgins (Chad Danforth), Dylan Turner (Zeke Baylor), Ben Nicholas (Jack Scott), Laurie Scarth (Martha Cox), Holly Taylor (Kelsi Neilson).

The cast also includes Gregor Stewart, Simon Hardwick, Nyroy Dixon, Matt Flint, Adam Bracegirdle, Paul Riddiford, Stevie Hutchinson, Matthew Russell-Jones, Lauren Varnham, Kirsty McDonald, Helen Morris, Maxine Ewenson, Stephanie Siadatan, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Samantha Tan, Hayley Griffiths, Chris Milford, Carl Au, Karli Vale, Sarah-Louise Warden.

Due to the "huge public demand" for the current UK tour, this second UK production has been designed specifically for the Apollo Hammersmith Theatre.

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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