Romance Heats Up in "High School Musical 2, Jr."
At MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Feb. 25-27
N.J.- Good-bye classroom, hello, summer! Teen romance takes
center stage for the East High Wildcats when "High
School Musical 2, Jr." comes to Mercer County Community
College's Kelsey Theatre. An ensemble group from MCCC's Tomato
Patch and Kelsey Players brings the hit show to life Friday,
Feb. 25 and Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb.
27 at 2 and 4 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
For Troy, Gabriella, Chad and Taylor, summer is turning out
not so sunny. They are all working at Lava Springs Country
Club, owned by the family of brother and sister twins, Ryan
and Sharpay Evans. Troy finds himself getting special treatment,
thanks to Sharpay, who is plotting to win his heart. As Troy's
ego puffs up, his friends are less than impressed. But as
the country club's big talent show approaches, Sharpay's plans
unravel and Troy starts to come to his senses. Will all this
teen drama produce a happy ending for Troy and his true love,
The movie version premiered on the Disney Channel in 2007
and featured Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Corbin Bleu and Ashley
Tisdale. Seen by more than 18 million viewers in the United
States, High School Musical 2 is the highest-rated Disney
Channel movie of all time.
Principal cast members for MCCC's stage production of "High
School Musical 2, Jr." include: Melissa Geerlof of Hamilton
as Sharpay; Mani Kissling of Hamilton as Taylor; Jonathan
Martin of East Windsor as Troy; Nicky Rosolino of Princeton
as Ryan; Victoria Scialfa of Robbinsville as Gabriella; and
J. Scott of Allentown, N.J., as Chad. Also featured are Madelyn
Curtin of Lawrenceville as Violet; Kaitlynn Ely of Hightstown
as Martha; Michelle Foster of Burlington Township as Kelsi;
John Garvey of Robbinsville as Fulton; John Glace of Langhorne,
Pa., as Zeke; Ella Lafontant of Trenton as Blossom; Emily
Novozinsky of Allentown as Peaches; and Matt Triplett of Montgomery
as Jack Scott.
Ensemble members include Jeremy Barson of Richboro, Pa.; Noah
Barson of Richboro, Pa., (also Troy's understudy); William
Burke of Lawrenceville; Elijah Davis of Hopewell; Molly Fisch-Friedman
of Princeton Junction; Cindy George of Hightstown; Shreyas
Jaganmohan of East Windsor; Kyle Lehner of Richboro, Pa.;
Grace Manno of Burlington; Michael Mitgang of West Windsor;
Abby Oliver of Hamilton; Robin Slothower of Plainsboro; and
Donte Wilder of Ewing.
production is directed by Melissa Abrahams with musical direction
by Elizabeth Rzasa and choreography by Amanda Katchisin.
Tickets are $8 for students and children, and $10 for adults.
Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may
be purchased online
or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey
Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Free parking is available
next to the theater.
cast members include, left to right, Michelle Foster as Kelsi,
Matt Triplett as Jack Scott, Victoria Scialfa as Gabriella,
Jonathan Martin as Troy, J. Scott as Chad, Mani Kissling as
Taylor, John Glace as Zeke, Melissa Geerlof as Sharpay, and
Nicky Rosolino as Ryan. Photo by Amy Bessellieu.
(Melissa Geerlof) is up to her tricks. She is pictured with,
from left, Ryan (Nicky Rosolino), Blossom (Ella Lafontant),
Peaches (Emily Novozinsky) and Violet (Madelyn Curtin). Photo
to a good time for all with the cast of High School Musical
2, Jr. Photo by Amy
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