Audition Information for High School Musical

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE BELOW INFORMATION. SEND ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE TO TJBACKES@GMAIL.COM, OR SEND A DIRECT MESSAGE ON INSTAGRAM TO @SMHS.THEATRE.

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Audition workshops: Monday November 29th, Tuesday December 7th, Monday December 13th, all at 3:10 PM starting in the PAC. These workshops are your opportunity to learn the audition dances and songs. Audition materials will not be taught on the day of auditions. We will review twice before auditions begin.

Auditions: Monday, December 20th at 3:10 PM starting in the PAC

Callbacks: Tuesday, December 21st at 3:10 PM in the choir room

Show dates: Friday, March 11th and Saturday, March 12th at 7:30 PM, Sunday March 13th at 2:00 PM

Rehearsals: Monday through Friday after school in the PAC and choir room (usually 3:10 to 5:10) beginning Monday, January 3 with full cast and crew meeting. Not all actors are necessarily called to every rehearsal.

Tech week rehearsals: Rehearsals during tech week (March 7-10) will be in the evening to accommodate the schedules of our professional band members.

Crew work days: Crew meets most weekdays after school in the scene shop/backstage/booth area.

To sign up: All cast and crew must fill out an application. Crew may bring an application to auditions or on the day of the very first cast and crew meeting (Monday, January 3rd in the PAC). Cast should bring their completed applications to auditions, where they will be collected.

Crew leadership: Experienced members of crew may apply for leadership positions, listed on the application. Crew leadership interviews will take place within the first week of rehearsal, with specific day/time announced at our first cast and crew meeting on Monday, January 3rd.

More information:

  • Email the director, Tim Backes, at tjbackes@gmail.com
  • Follow/DM our Instagram @smhs.theatre
  • Talk to a Thespian officer (Kal Knight, Shyann McIntosh, Sam Champagne, Lea Papa)

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CHARACTERS

Applications and audition/callback selections in the Google folder linked above.

TROY BOLTON (Lead): Captain of the basketball team.

GABRIELLA MONTEZ (Lead): The shy new girl at school.

SHARPAY EVANS (Lead): President of the drama club. Twins with Ryan.

RYAN EVANS (Lead): Vice-president of the drama club. Twins with Sharpay.

MS. DARBUS (Supporting): The drama teacher.

COACH BOLTON (Supporting): Basketball coach, Troy’s dad.

CHAD DANFORTH (Supporting): Number two on the basketball team, Troy’s best friend.

TAYLOR MCKESSIE (Supporting): President of the Science Club.

JACK SCOTT (Supporting): The P.A. announcer, aka the Velvet Fog of East High

KELSI NEILSON (Supporting): The mousey composer of Juliet and Romeo.

ZEKE BAYLOR (Minor): Has a secret passion for baking.

MARTHA COX (Minor): Has a secret passion for hip hop.

RIPPER (Minor): Has a secret passion for the Cello.

Various other ensemble members and minor roles, split into JOCKS, THESPIANS, BRAINIACS, SKATER DUDES, CHEERLEADERS.

*We are hoping to cast approximately 40 people in this show. So come one and come all to auditions, and bring your friends!*