Musical (2006)

Livret: David Simpatico
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Troy is the High School’s “jock”, star of the basketball team, and his Dad is the coach. Gabriella is the new brainy maths student who met Troy whilst singing karaoke during holidays. Now she has joined East High, they would like to take their romance further. And what better way to do this than for both of them to audition for the leading roles in the school’s musical version of “Romeo and Juliet” directed by cranky drama mistress, Ms Darbus? But problems arise. The auditions coincide with the big basketball match! And there is rivalry from Sharpay, the bitchy queen-bee of the drama group aided by her camp twin brother, Ryan. The two camps – the sporty ones and the theatre ones – are just as opposed as the Montagues and Capulets – but this time, of course, there is a happy ending and love wins out.

Act I
At East High School (in Albuquerque, New Mexico) ("Wildcat Cheer"), Troy Bolton tells his Jock friends, Chad Danforth and Zeke Baylor, about meeting Gabriella Montez on New Year's Eve during winter vacation on a ski trip. Gabriella, who has just moved to Albuquerque, also tells her newfound Brainiac friends Taylor McKessie, Kelsi Nielsen and Martha Cox of her vacation. We meet Sharpay and Ryan Evans, the two drama stars of the school. Sharpay is selfish, and Ryan follows her orders but tries to be friends with everyone. Troy and Gabriella have a flashback to New Year's Eve when they met. ("Start of Something New"). One-half of the song is during the flashback, then we return to East High where Chad, Taylor, Kelsi, Ryan, Sharpay, Zeke and other students sing of their New Year's Resolutions.
In homeroom, Mrs. Darbus tells her class of the upcoming winter musical, "Juliet and Romeo", a new version of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", written by Kelsi Nielsen, a shy East High student. When Ryan, Sharpay, Troy, and Gabriella start using their cell phones, Mrs. Darbus gives them all detention. Chad interferes, telling Mrs. Darbus that Troy cannot go because they have basketball practice after school and that they have an upcoming championship game. Mrs. Darbus then gives Chad a 30 minute detention, and gives Taylor detention when she remarks that Chad can't even count that high. At Gabriella's locker, Troy runs into her and they show their amazement of how they found each other again. Sharpay walks by and tries to flirt with Troy, but he shows no interest in her. Sharpay observes that he is interested in Gabriella and she is interested in him. Later, the Jocks have basketball practice ("Get'cha Head in the Game").
In a Science class, Gabriella shows her smarts by pointing out a flaw in the teacher's equation. Taylor is impressed and asks, on behalf of her Science Club, if Gabriella could join their team to win the upcoming Scholastic Decathlon, although Gabriella refuses. Sharpay overhears and has Ryan investigate by Googling her.
Discovering that Gabriella was a very intelligent Brainiac at her old school, Sharpay prints her newfound information and puts it in Taylor's locker. The students later head to the Mrs. Darbus's room for detention, and act like animals. Taylor then asks Gabriella again to join the Scholastic Decathlon team based on the printouts Sharpay planted in her locker, and Gabriella agrees. Everyone does the 'ball of noise,' and Coach Bolton comes to get Troy and Chad for practice and then talks to Mrs. Darbus about it.
The next day, thespians audition for the play ("Auditions"). Sharpay and Ryan audition as well ("What I've Been Looking For"). After the auditions have been declared closed, Gabriella and Troy sing the song as Kelsi intended it - much slower ("What I've Been Looking For (Reprise)"). Although Troy and Gabriella did not intend it to be an audition they are called back for a second audition. When their friends hear the news they spread it via cell phones ("Cellular Fusion").
Sharpay is furious, believing Troy and Gabriella have stolen the lead roles and broken the 'rules' of East High. Though most of the school agrees, lyrical chaos erupts during a lunch break when students begin telling their secret obsessions outside of their cliques ("Stick to the Status Quo"). The scene culminates with Sharpay getting 'caked' by Zeke (who secretly likes her), after Gabriella spins into him. Act I ends with Sharpay angrily shouting "Someone is going to pay for this!"
Act II
Jack Scott recaps events before Troy and Gabriella dance on the rooftop garden ("I Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"). Zeke comes to Sharpay's locker and tries to flirt with her. Meanwhile, the Jocks and Brainiacs plot against the infuriated duo during study hall. Sharpay and Ryan see the Jocks and the Brainiacs mingling together and imagine they are trying to help Troy and Gabriella. So Sharpay lies to Mrs. Darbus saying that Troy and his dad are trying to ruin the auditions because she gave Troy detention. Later at practice, ("Wildcat Cheer (Reprise)"), Mrs. Darbus talks to Troy's dad and then he talks to Troy. Gabriella comes to practice to see Troy while Martha comes and takes her to the lab. Troy's dad thinks Gabriella is the reason why Troy got detention. He tells Troy that he is a playmaker and not a singer. This infuriates Troy who angrily asks his father if he ever wondered if he could be both and storms off in a rage, leaving his father stunned.
The Jocks and Brainiacs put their plan to work, pushing at Troy and Gabriella to 'split up'. Eventually, Troy, furious with his friends for telling him the same things his dad did, gives in and pretends that he doesn't like Gabriella, completely oblivious to the phone in Zeke's hand, transmitting Troy's words directly to Gabriella ("Counting on You"). Gabriella hears and becomes very upset. Troy and Gabriella, lonely and upset, sing ("When There Was Me and You"). The Jocks and Brainiacs then realize that they have gone too far and feel guilty for ruining Troy and Gabriella's relationship.
The next day, Sharpay and Ryan are rehearsing for their callback while Sharpay talks to Ryan about her role in the school. Then Troy comes in looking for Gabriella and Ryan tells him that she is in the theatre. Troy goes to the theatre and tells Gabriella that they were set-up and he didn't mean what he said and sings to remind her of New Year's ("Start of Something New (reprise)").
Hearing that the callback date has been moved up by request of Sharpay to the same time as the big game and the Scholastic Decathlon, Troy and Gabriella announce to the Jocks and Brainiacs that they are going to not do the callback, but instead help their respective teams for their events. The Jocks and Brainiacs say they should do the callbacks. Troy and Gabriella refuse, but the teams decide to lend a helping hand anyway ("We're All In This Together").
On the day of the big game/Decathlon/callbacks, the students are excited for the festivities. Sharpay and Ryan perform their callback song ("Bop to the Top"), which at the same time happens with the basketball championship and the science decathlon, during which Taylor engineers an electronic meltdown in the decathlon and light malfunctions in the game, which forces all the students to move to the theater. Chad and Taylor explain to Troy and Gabriella that this is their only chance. Mrs. Darbus, hesitant to allow Troy and Gabriella an audition due to their lateness, has no choice but to let them audition as the auditorium fills with students ("Breaking Free"). Mrs. Darbus gives Troy and Gabriella the parts on the spot with everyone watching.
The end of Act II brings us to the gym where all the main characters wrap up their plots (Chad asks out Taylor, Zeke gets Sharpay to be nice to him, Jack Scott and Kelsi literally fall head over heels for each other, and Sharpay makes up with Gabriella and Troy). The Wildcats win the big game and the Decathlon. The students celebrate ("We're All in This Together (Reprise)") followed by a recap of all the major songs in the show ("Megamix").

Based on the Disney Channel’s 2006 TV musical, a stage version had been released for amateur productions in the USA from August 2006 onwards and became an instant success in summer camps and school and college productions. A professional company started a hugely successful year-long American tour from August 2007. Meantime amateur production rights had been released in the UK and from mid-2007 onwards the show proved to be equally popular with young British audiences. In January 2008 it was decided to launch a professional UK tour, which would occasionally find itself visiting a city where a rival amateur version was on offer. It mattered not – since every performance seemed to be a total sell-out. This was such a box office phenomenon that a decision was made to open a second production in London to run through the summer holidays. Following the release of a sequel movie, a stage version, “High School Musical 2” undertook a UK regional tour in 2009 – but although both shows had received worldwide productions, the phenomenon gradually seemed to run out of steam in the UK. However, during its time it played to huge audiences, packed many theatres, and made a great deal of money.

Act I
Wildcat Cheer - Cast
Start of Something New - Troy, Gabriella, Cast
Get'cha Head in the Game - Troy and Jocks
Get'cha Head in the Game (Reprise) - Troy and Jocks
Auditions - Thespians, Ms. Darbus
What I've Been Looking For - Ryan and Sharpay
What I've Been Looking For (Reprise) - Troy and Gabriella
Cellular Fusion - Taylor, Chad, Martha, Zeke, Kelsi, Sharpay, Ryan, Company
Stick to the Status Quo - Sharpay, Ryan, Zeke, Troy, Gabriella, Martha, Ripper, Mongo and Company

Act II
I Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - Troy and Gabriella
Wildcat Cheer (Reprise) - Cheerleaders
Counting on You - Chad, Taylor, Martha, Zeke, Jocks and Brainiacs, Troy, Gabriella
When There Was Me and You - Troy, Gabriella, and Company
Start of Something New (Reprise) - Troy and Gabriella
We're All in This Together - Kelsi, Jocks and Brainiacs
Bop to the Top - Ryan, Sharpay, Tayor, Moderator V.O., Coach Bolton, Jack Scott, Cast
Breaking Free - Troy, Gabriella & Cast
We're All in This Together (Reprise) - Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Cast
Megamix - Cast

The Jocks
Troy Bolton - Captain of the Basketball team. Main Lead.
Chad Danforth - Basketball team member, friend of Troy's.
Zeke Baylor - Basketball team member. Passion for baking

The Thespians
Sharpay Evans - Lead in every school musical since kindergarten. President of the drama club.
Ryan Evans - Sharpay's brother. Performs with Sharpay in musicals. Vice president of the drama club.
Kelsi Neilsen - Pianist for the drama club. Composer of the winter musical.

The Brainiacs
Gabriella Montez - The "New Girl" to East High School, met Troy over winter break.
Taylor McKessie - Head of the Brainiacs. Very smart.
Martha Cox - Brainiac, who has a passion for hip-hop
Kratnoff - Brainiac, who is very much against Martha Cox's dancing, and "knows everything about everything"

The Skater Dudes
Ripper - Head of the skater dudes. Passion for the cello
Mongo - Skater dude. Rippers's "sidekick"

Other Students
Jack Scott - News announcer at East High. Also known as "The Velvet Fog of East High".

The Adults
Ms. Darbus - Drama Teacher. Dislikes the Jocks and Coach Bolton
Coach Bolton - Gym Teacher and coach of the basketball team
Ms Tenny- the Chemistry Teacher

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High School Musical, on stage (2006-06-Stage Manor-Loch Sheldrake)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Stagedoor Manor (Loch Sheldrake (NY) - Etats-Unis)
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Première Preview : 18 June 2006
Première: 18 June 2006
Dernière: Inconnu
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High School Musical, on stage (2007-01-Theater of the tars-Atlanta)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Theater of the Stars (Atlanta - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 2 semaines
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Première Preview : 12 January 2007
Première: 12 January 2007
Dernière: 28 January 2007
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High School Musical, on stage (2007-08-US Tour)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: US Tour ( - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 an 1 semaine
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Première Preview : 01 August 2007
Première: 01 August 2007
Dernière: 10 August 2008
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High School Musical, on stage (2008-07-Hammersmith Apollo Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Eventim Apollo (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois 3 semaines
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Première Preview : 28 June 2008
Première: 05 July 2008
Dernière: 31 August 2008
Mise en scène : Jeff Calhoun
Chorégraphie : Lisa Stevens
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Avec: 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
Presse : FIONA Mountford for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "A charmingly chaste delight."
PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Zero originality."
LYN GARDNER for THE GUARDIAN says, "Cheerful, squeaky-clean entertainment...The design is tawdry, the choreography dull...It's not about art, but about artfully parting you from your cash."
CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, There is something genuinely uplifting about so many children having so much fun, and though you might legitimately complain that the show's narrative is sometimes cheesy, and its songs a touch bland, they both do the job."
BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "hyper-energetic production is a terrific success."

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