On the Boards: Disney’s High School Musical Jr., and Disney’s High School Musical 2 Jr.

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The Plays: Disney’s High School Musical Jr., book by David Simpatico, based on a Disney Channel movie written by Peter Barsocchini, presented by Original Kids Theatre Company, directed by Carrie Cooper & Jenny Mayer.

Disney’s High School Musical 2 Jr., book by David Simpatico, based on a Disney Channel movie written by Peter Barsocchini, presented by Original Kids Theatre Company, directed by Kerry Hishon.

The Shows: Disney Channel’s smash hit, High School Musical, was brought to television in 2006 and quickly became a teen phenomenon as well as Disney Channel’s most-watched film that year. It was then adapted into a shorter, stage musical called Disney’s High School Musical Jr., making it easier for younger performers to put on. It follows basketball star Troy Bolton and brainiac Gabriella Montez as well as the other students at East High as they navigate through love, friends, family and high school. The sequel, based on a Disney Channel hit called Disney’s High School Musical 2 Jr., is set in the summertime at a country club where friendships and romances are tested yet again, while the students of East High struggle to work and play at the same time.

The Quote: “Ten years after the Disney Channel phenomenon was first released, a whole new generation of audiences and performers can experience this celebration of youth, individuality, standing up for what you believe in, and soaring for your dreams.”

— Andrew Tribe, artistic director

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If you go

What: Disney’s High School Musical Jr., and Disney’s High School Musical 2 Jr., presented by Original Kids Theatre Company.

When: Both run Wednesday to Aug. 6

Where: Spriet Family Theatre, mezzanine level of Covent Garden Market, 130 King St.

Tickets: $16 adults, $11 students available at the box office, by calling 519-679-8989, or online at www.originalkids.ca 


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