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 âjocksâ and âbrainiacsâ, 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.Performers Letitia Dean (Ms Darbus), 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), 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.
Book by David Simpatico. Lyrics Matthew Garrard. Lyrics Robbie Nevil. Lyrics Ray Cham. Lyrics Andrew Seeley. Lyrics Randy Petersen. Lyrics Kevin Quinn. Lyrics Andy Dodd. Lyrics Adam Watts. Lyrics Bryan Louiselle. Lyrics David N. Lawrence. Lyrics Faye Greenberg. Lyrics Jamie Houston. Music Brayan Louiselle. Producer Stage Entertainment (in co-operation with Disney Theatrical Productions). Director Jeff Calhoun. Choreographer Lisa Stevens.