High School Musical at the Alban Arena

High School Musical

High School Musical - Credit: Archant

DISNEY smash hit High School Musical is being performed by youth musical theatre production company RARE Productions at the Alban Arena next week.

Set in East High School, Troy Bolton, captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella Montez, a newly-arrived and very academic student, decide to audition for the school winter musical. Sharpay and twin brother Ryan see them as competition for roles they had assumed were theirs and do everything they can to sabotage the auditions.

Originally a 2006 TV film, there have been two sequels to date. Described as a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, the High School Musical films have been seen by over 225 million viewers across the globe.

RARE Productions is putting on its production at 7.30pm from next Thursday, July 18, until Saturday, July 20, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

The stage version features a cast of 100 local young people and includes all the hit songs from the films including Start of Something New, Stick to the Status Quo and We’re All in This Together.

Tickets are £13.50 with concessions £2 off, available from the Arena Box Office on 01727 844488 or online at www.alban-arena.co.uk.

Open auditions for RARE’s next production at the Alban Arena will be held on October 1 and 13. Full details can be obtained at www.rareproductions.co.uk or by calling 0844 800 8296.