We’re delighted to announce that our next production will be feel-good stage musical, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL - and we're now inviting students to audition for a role in the production.
The musical - which became a global phenomenon thanks to the original film version featuring Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens - features a host of uplifting songs, including Start of Something New, Breaking Free, What I've Been Looking For and We’re All In This Together.
The production will take place from Wednesday, March 1 - Saturday, March 4 and students can now register their interest in taking part ahead of auditions next week.
The musical follows two high school juniors from rival cliques - basketball team captain, Troy Bolton, and shy straight-A student, Gabriella Montez - to explore the themes of growing up and relationships, and has been described as a modern-day adaption of Romeo & Juliet.
Sharon Bishop, Head of Performance, said: “We asked our students for their input before deciding which production to stage and there was overwhelming support for High School Musical. We are delighted to have now been granted the licence for the show.
“High School Musical ticks all the boxes - as well as the moral message at its core it also features a host of feel-good songs that are guaranteed to be a hit with students and audiences.
“Highfields’ school productions are a big part of school life and our previous productions have been great successes. We are confident that this year’s will be just as successful - if not even better.
“We have so much talent at Highfields and we would love to invite students to sign up to take part in the production. It’s always a great experience putting on our shows and we can’t wait to get started on staging another spectacular school production.”
Rehearsals for the production will take place in The Lyceum every Thursday until 5pm. Principals will be required to stay until 7pm as well as some Saturday mornings.
Students involved in the production are asked for a £25 contribution to go towards the costs of staging the show, which includes a rehearsal/show t-shirt and priority ticket booking.
School productions are a huge part of life at Highfields: