The Camelot Theatre Company

Director:   Rodi Mia Keator
Music Director:   Ciara Crowe
Production Managers:   Brad Fowler & Abby Stephens
Choreographer:   Maddy Stephens

On the front steps of East High, it's the first day after winter break. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations, and look forward to the new year. In Ms. Darbus' homeroom, basketball team captain Troy discovers that Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. When he calls her, the eccentric drama teacher quickly confiscates all cell phones and assigns detention. Between classes, Gabriella and Troy look at the audition sign-up for the school musical, but the drama diva Sharpay discourages them.

At basketball practice, Troy tries to shake his desire to sing at the urging of his best friend Chad. Taylor, the science club president, discovers Gabriella's intelligence and encourages her to join the upcoming science decathlon. While the students learn how to "act" at detention, Troy's dad, Coach Bolton, faces off with Ms. Darbus - his star players can't miss practice for Friday's championship game!

The next day, hopeful Thespians strut their stuff for Ms. Darbus, but they're no match for Sharpay and her twin brother Ryan. Troy and Gabriella arrive too late to audition, but Kelsi, the show's composer, plays the song her way and encourages them to sing. Ms. Darbus overhears and gives them a callback. News spreads fast, Sharpay is furious, and some students try to break out of their cliques during lunch.

Troy and Gabriella escape to the rooftop garden and share a little bit about their real selves. The Jocks and Brainiacs devise a plan to trick Troy and Gabriella into forgetting about the musical and committing to their respective competitions. Thinking each one has betrayed the other, Gabriella and Troy are crushed. Against Ryan's avice, Sharpay convinces Ms. Darbus to move the callbacks to conflict with the science decathlon and championship game.

Chad and Taylor put their heads together to make things right again. While the Jocks and Brainiacs compete, Sharpay and Ryan pull off a polished callback performance. When Taylor's laptop shuts down the electricity, Troy and Gabriella rush to the theater, but are too late. However, when the East High students arrive to rally behind them, Ms. Darbus relents, and they sing their way into the lead roles. Back at the gym, the Wildcats win the game and the whole school comes together as winners.

Presenting the High School Musical Cast:
(alphabetical by character)

ALANA (Thespian) Whitley Fowler - Has a flair for couture
CATHY (Thespian) Emily Huckaby - A little too eager
CHAD DANFORTH Derrick Keator - Number two on the basketball team, Troy’s best friend
COACH BOLTON Russ Samples - Basketball coach, Troy’s dad
CYNDRA (Thespian) Lacie Fallin - Has operatic aspirations.
GABRIELLA MONTEZ Jessi Hale - The shy new girl at school, incredible voice - especially when singing with Troy
JACK SCOTT Hunter Dotson - The PA announcer, a.k.a. the Velvet Fog of East High
JAMES Dalon Boatwright - An earthworm expressionist
JASON (Thespian) Jared Sisson
KELSI NIELSEN Abby Stephens - The mousey, but beautifully talented, composer of Juliet and Romeo
KRATNOFF David Samples
MARTHA COX Ellie Cape - Has a secret passion for hip-hop
MONGO (skater) Madison Smith - Skaterdude with a secret passion for the cello
MS. DARBUS Caylen Perry - Drama teacher
MS. TENNY Emily 'Pimp Daddy' Stephens - Chemistry teacher
RIPPER (skater) Betsy Ballard - Skaterdude with a secret passion for the cello
RYAN EVANS Korey Echols - Vice-president of the Drama Club and Sharpay's fraternal twin... and side kick
Mary Ellen Cole
SHARPAY EVANS Nikki Stone - Teen queen and president of the Drama Club, Ryan's fraternal twin and the leader of the two
TAYLOR MCKESSIE Itasha Smith - President of the Science Club
TROY BOLTON Josh Stephens - Captain of the basketball team, but a talented performer; torn between sports and the arts
ZEKE BAYLOR Taylor Smith - Has a secret passion for baking

THE BRAINIACS: Zoe Maher, Mackenzie White, Halley Akin, Emily Echols, Sarah Michel,
Hope Lovelady, & Ashlyn Zook
PERFORMANCE ART KIDS: Whitley Fowler, Cady Hobbs, & Melody McElroy
THE SKATERS: Beth 'Abe' Jeanis, Gina 'Gene Bug' McKay, Zykia Goodman,
Katie King, & Sankeydra Evans
WILDCAT CHEERLEADERS: Anna Jones, Lindsey Fowler, Abigail Chasteen, Caroline Smith,
Lainey Ballard, & Maddy Stephens
WILDCAT BASKETBALL TEAM: Josh Stephens, Derrick Keator, Taylor Smith, Hunter Dotson,
Jared Sisson, & David Samples

    The Understudies:
  • Gabriella Montez……Lacie Fallin
  • Sharpay Evans……Ellie Cape
  • Ryan Evans……Hunter Dotson
  • Chad Danforth……Jared Sisson
  • Zeke Baylor……David Samples
  • Martha Cox……Halley Akin
  • Kelsi Nielson……Whitley Fowler
  • Coach Bolton……Brad D. Fowler

Performance Dates:

March 19th - March 21st, 2010