Auditions

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We are seeking student performers age 13-18, for HTI’s youth production of High School Musical

AUDITION DATES
(each audition will be approx. 10-15 minutes in length)
Thursday, September 28th – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday, September 29th – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Call Backs: Sunday, October 1st – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
For more info and to book an audition time, contact pr@hamiltontheatre.com
Walk-ins are welcome but will be seen on a first come first serve basis.

AUDITION LOCATION
Hamilton Theatre Inc. Studio
140 MacNab St. N.
Hamilton, Ontario

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
- Prepare 2 songs of contrasting styles (uptempo and slow), at least one being a Disney song.
- Please bring your own sheet music or CDs/iPod, etc … (please indicate when booking which you will be using). An accompanist will be available during auditions.  Auditions with piano are preferred.
- Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for movement portion of the audition.
- During call backs, auditioners will be asked to sing with piano.

CAST BREAKDOWN

Troy Bolton: The most popular kid at East High, he is the star of the basketball team who yearns to be more than what people want him to be. Troy discovers his love for music but refuses to admit it. Athletic, attractive, and a true leader. He becomes smitten with Gabriella. (Vocal range: B5-B3)

Chad Danforth: Troy's best friend. A star basketball player, part of the jocks, and second in command. Extremely focused on winning his school's basketball championship, but is slowly understanding that there might be more to this world, including his sparring crush on Taylor. (Vocal range: B5-A3)

Zeke Baylor: A basketball player on the Wildcats Team. Energetic and charismatic. He has two secrets: a crush on Sharpay and a love for baking, which he is happy and relieved to eventually reveal. (Vocal range: G5-B3)

Sharpay Evans: The egocentric diva star of the school musicals, she is Ryan's older twin and the alpha dog. She thinks being the musical star defines her and clutches the title like her life depends on it, no matter what the cost to others. (Vocal range: F5-A3)

Ryan Evans: Sharpay's fraternal twin and a self-delusional 'star in the making.' He typically feels the brunt of Sharpay's attacks and lives under her shadow. Although he possesses a diva exterior, he yearns to change. (Vocal range: B5-B3)

Gabriella Montez: The new girl in school. She is trying to blend in and avoid 'labels' at her new school. Eventually becomes Troy's romantic counterpart. Pretty, shy, and smart. (Vocal range: E5-F3)

Taylor McKessie: The competitive head Brainiac of the school and President of the Science Club. She convinces Gabriella to join the Science Decathlon team. Taylor has a hidden soft spot for Chad, which she hides. (Vocal range: C5-G3)

Jack Scott: The resident P.A. Announcer for the high school. He is shy and insecure in front of the rest of the kids, but smooth and confident at the mic. Known as the "Velvet Fog of East High." (Vocal range: G5-B3)

Kelsi Nielsen: The drama club's rehearsal pianist and student composer extraordinaire who is having her musical produced at school. Underneath her shy demeanor, Kelsi is an outspoken firecracker. (Vocal range: D5-A3)

Ms. Darbus: The kooky, eccentric Drama Club teacher. She has her self-absorbed moments but is still devoted to her students and constantly encourages them. Passionate about the art of theatre. Age: 35 to 55

Coach Bolton: The stern basketball coach and Troy's dad. He lost the big game years ago and wants his son to succeed where he failed. Blinded by his ambition for his son, he is still a good guy and proud father. Age: 40 to 45

Ensemble: Jocks; Thespians; Skaters; Cheerleaders; Party Kids; Adults; Brainiacs; Spectators

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It's the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians, and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

CREDITS
Music & Lyrics by Greg Cham, Ray Cham, Andy Dodd, Matthew Gerrard, Faye Greenberg, Jamie Houston, David N. Lawrence, Bryan Louiselle, Robbie Nevil, Randy Petersen, Kevin Quinn, Drew Seeley, and Adam Watts
Book by David Simpatico
Based on Disney Channel's "High School Musical"

DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International

PERFORMANCES
February 16, 17, 23, 24, 2018 at 7pm
February 17, 18, 24, 25, 2018 at 2pm
Performances will be held at HTI's Studio Theatre
140 MacNab St. N., Hamilton.