Ruby Productions’ ‘High School Musical’ premiered at the John Lees Centre in Penrith last weekend, and performances continue throughout June.
‘Disney’s High School Musical on Stage!’ centres on the blossoming relationship between Troy, a high school jock, and Gabriella, the new smart girl at school.
They meet on a family vacation and become attracted to each other while singing in a karaoke competition. Rediscovering each other at school, their relationship and their surprise decision to audition together for the school show are thwarted by the school’s current leading lady, Sharpay, and Troy and Gabriella’s well-meaning friends.
Finally, Gabriella and Troy find a way to be themselves and are rewarded with the lead roles in the school show. Full of catchy songs and exciting dance routines, ‘Disney’s High School Musical on Stage!’ explores issues of friendship, first love, and acceptance.
The show features songs by Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, Ray Cham, Greg Cham, Drew Seeley, Randy Petersen, Kevin Quinn, Andy Dodd, Adam Watts, Bryan Louiselle, Faye Greenberg, Jamie Houston and David N. Lawrence.