High School Musical rehearsals in full swing

Rehearsals are in full swing for this year’s school production, High School Musical, with tickets for the feel-good stage show set to go on sale in days.

More than 100 students are involved in the musical, which features a host of uplifting songs, including Start of Something New, What I've Been Looking For and We’re All In This Together.

Students have been rehearsing every Thursday evening and Saturday morning for months in preparation for the show, which will run from Wednesday March 1st to Saturday March 4th.

The musical follows two high school juniors from different 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.

It became a global phenomenon thanks to the original film version featuring Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens.

Sharon Bishop, Head of Performance, said: “Rehearsals are going well and everyone involved is really enjoying getting to grips with this musical. We’re edging closer to curtain up now so there’s a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes to make sure it is a great success.

“High School Musical ticks all the boxes for a great school production - 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 audiences.

“Highfields’ school productions are a big part of school life and our previous productions have been great successes so the entire cast are dedicating a lot of time and effort to make sure this one is just as good. They work very hard every week, but also have a lot of fun and really support each other, which is wonderful.

“Tickets will be going on sale in February and we are confident they will sell out as they have in the past. Audiences are in for a treat!”

Posted on January 26, 2017 .