Disney Theatrical Productions and PNC Broadway Across America are bringing the new touring stage version of the phenomenally popular Disney’s high school musical to the Louisville stage. The Louisville engagement of this uplifting stage production will begin performances at the Kentucky Center on Tuesday, March 11 for a limited engagement of 1 week through March 16. The opening night is Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Kentucky Center box office, participating Ticket Master outlets, by calling 502-584-7777 or online at KentuckyCenter.org.
This new touring stage adaptation of Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL is directed by Jeff Calhoun (Big River). HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL features a book by David Simpatico (adapted from the original movie script by Peter Barsocchini), and a score including all the songs from the original soundtrack plus two new songs. The touring company includes a live orchestra and a cast of 34 talented performers.
Commenting on the production, Thomas Schumacher, President and Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, said, “Our stage version of this great property has been mounted as a direct response to overwhelming demand. As someone who has been passionate about theatre since I was a kid, I am thrilled that we are touring this remarkably popular title as a fully realized stage production, and most certainly introducing countless young people to the world of theatre for the very first time. You can’t ask for more than that.” Schumacher adds, “It is a great joy and privilege for us to be able to produce and present the Disney Channel’s enormously popular property on stage.”
Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL is a contemporary musical comedy about a popular high school basketball star and a shy, academically gifted newcomer who discover they share a secret passion for singing. When they sign up together to audition for the lead roles in the school musical, it threatens East High's rigid social order and sends their peers into an uproar. In a desperate effort to maintain the status quo, the "jocks," the "brainiacs" and even the drama club regulars are soon hatching convoluted plots to separate the pair and keep them offstage. By defying expectations and taking a chance on their dreams, however, the couple inspires other students to go public with some surprising hidden talents of their own.
In Louisville HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL will play Tuesday, March 11 through Sunday, March 16. Ticket prices range from $22.25 - $68.25. The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday – Saturday Evening at 7:30 PM, Saturday Matinee at 2 PM, Sunday Matinee at 1 PM and Sunday Evening at 6:30 PM. Tickets will be available by calling the Kentucky Center box office at (502)584-7777, visiting the Kentucky Center box office, participating Ticket Master outlet, or online at Kentucky Center.org. Group orders of 20 or more are available now by calling (502)569-3060, Monday – Friday from 9AM-5PM. Priority seating is available to subscribers of the 2007-2008 PNC Broadway Across America-Louisville season. For information, visit www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.