Disney's "High School Musical" On Stage
At MCCC's Kelsey Theatre May 1-10


4/1/09

The pop culture phenomenon, Disney's "High School Musical," is about to take center stage at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre. Featuring some of the region's most talented young people, Cheng/Ferrara Productions present this big, bubbly musical Thursday and Fridays, May 1, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, May 2 and 9 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays, May 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. (Due to the show's anticipated popularity, Cheng/Ferrara has added an evening performance on May 7 and matinees on May 2 and 9.) A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on May 1. Kelsey Theatre is located on Mercer's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Cast members, from left, Kyrus Westcott, Erin Bowman, Kevin Corsini, Eryn LeCroy, Caleb Whipple and Stephanie Cowan. Photo by Kresimir Juraga.

When brainy Gabriella meets dreamy hoops star Troy on a ski weekend, they sing their way into each other's hearts in a karaoke contest. But when Gabriella unexpectedly becomes the new girl at Troy's school, life gets a lot more complicated. How will they realize their dream of starring in the high school while navigating competing cliques and clashing loyalties? With numbers like "We're All in This Together," "Getcha Head in the Game," "Stick to the Status Quo" and "When There Was Me and You," "High School Musical" will delight the whole family with its memorable songs, spirited dancing and inspiring message of unity.

The most popular Disney Channel movie in history, "High School Musical" won an Emmy in 2006. Disney produced a television sequel in 2007 and a feature film, "High School Musical 3," in 2008. The film's soundtrack was the best-selling album in the United States in 2006.

The Cheng/Ferrara production stars: Erin Bowman as Gabriella, Diana Cooper as Kelsi, Kevin Corsini as Troy, Stephanie Cowan as Sharpay, Hilary Goldman as Martha, Emily Moses Jacobs as Ms. Darbus, William Kamps as Coach Bolton, Kyrus Westcott as Chad, Eryn LeCroy as Taylor, Jacob Porter as Jack Scott, Ben Walker as Zeke and Caleb Whipple as Ryan.

Ensemble members include Molly Barson, Michael Baskin-Searles, Jaimie Bass, Allison Brobst, William Burke, Jesse Dubin, Danielle Eves, Melissa Geerlof, Jessica Getlik, Delano Hebert, Jarrid Jones, Dana Masterman, Kiernan Matts, Brandon Maxwell, Anjali Mehta, Antwan Michael, Stephanie Moon, Schadrack Pierre, Natalie Ragazzo, Davon Sandiford and Rachel Tovar.

Tickets for "High School Musical" are $16 for all. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Free parking is available next to the theater. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request. For a complete listing of adult and children's events for the remainder of the 2008-09 season, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.

For more on events at Kelsey Theatre visit:

2008-09 Season
Ticket Information
Audition Information
Kelsey Kids Playshops

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