Wilton Children’s Theater presents High School Musical

Sharpay (Rachel Slater) wants to make sure she gets that part!

The Jocks, from left, Mickey Wilcox, Ella DeLuca, Mike Biondo, Jonah Bates, Austin Etzbach, Roen Crameri, Lauren McNamara, Eli Busch, and Pierce Bazewicz, try to convince Troy, standing, played by Zac Abud, to keep his head in the game.

Hannah McCall and Finn Ryder are Skaters at East High.

Ms. Darbus (Kathryn Corrigan) gives a selection from Juliet and Romeo, a play written by East High’s own Kelsi Neilson in Wilton Children’s Theater’s High School Musical On Stage.

Bryan Haeffele photos

A Disney Channel smash hit will come to life on the Middlebrook auditorium stage when the Wilton Children’s Theater presents High School Musical On Stage the weekend of Nov. 18-20.

High School Musical is a contemporary musical comedy about a popular high school basketball star named Troy Bolton and a shy, academically gifted newcomer named Gabriella Montez, who discover they share a secret passion for singing.

Fifty-five fourth through eighth graders will perform in the Wilton Children’s Theater production, directed by Skip Ploss and choreographed by Judy Abbatiello.

The show features a number of upbeat musical numbers directed by Barbara Speare, including “Start of Something New,” “Get’cha Head in the Game” and “We’re All in This Together.”

Not only is this year the 10th anniversary of the original Disney Channel production, but it’s also Ploss’ 10-year anniversary at the children’s theater, which coincidentally began with a production of High School Musical.

Showtimes for the Wilton Children’s Theater production are:

  • Friday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $12 when purchased in-person, and $12.60 online here.

In-person ticket purchases can be made at the Village Market on Thursday, Nov. 17 and Friday, Nov. 18, from noon to 2, and at Middlebrook School on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 4:30 to 6:30.

More information: wiltonchildrenstheater.org.

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