Thursday, August 1, 2013

"High School Musical" set to run August 8, 9 & 10

From left, Gabrielle Taylor, Hannah Peterson and Tia Copling lead the cast in the Wildcat Cheer for the STARS Foundation production of "Disney's High School Musical, Jr." coming to the Star Theatre stage on August 8.

Ever think that the life and times of Romeo and Juliet are eons in past and totally unrelated to the challenges faced by the modern teenager? Think the battle between teenage gangs of “West Side Story” is relegated to the memories of the boomer generation – far from the challenges of the 21st Century? Think again.

The STARS Foundation has the answers and a unique experience for you. For the past six weeks, 72 members from area high schools and community have been working to let you to experience modern teenage anxiety captured in “Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL Musical.”

The play has been described as the 21st century version of Shakespeare’s romantic/dramatic play “Romeo and Juliet” with music. In this junior version of the hit musical, the cast uses this production to interpret how good friends can influence an entire student body, making the production appropriate for all ages. Though different in their own ways, they help others see their strengths and intermingle with one another. Audience members will be entertained through music and extensive choreography.

Kyler Copling of Mountain Grove and Olivia Woosley of Houston are cast as Troy and Gabriella, the lead teenage roles, and are supported by new local actors and experienced performers from previous STARS theatre productions.

Opening night is Thursday, August 8, at 7:00 p.m., for the first of six performances at the Willow Springs Star Theater. Additional performances are at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 9, and 2:00, 4:30 and 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 10.

Call 417-254-3168 to reserve tickets now. Tickets are also on sale at Cabool City Hall, as well as at Gigi’s Nail Salon in Houston.

Courtesy, The Cabool Enterprise