High School show needs young talent

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High School Musical is a worldwide phenomenon – and Tring will have its very own version of the show this summer.

Tring Festival Company is planning to stage a production based on the US drama that made superstars of Zac Efron and Gabriella Montez.

And auditions for key roles in Disney’s High School Musical Jr, to be performed at the Court Theatre in July, start on Sunday.

The shop is based on the first film of the iconic High School Musical trilogy, which followed the exploits of the squeaky clean East High pupils.

Songs included in the stage production include Breaking Free, Get’cha Head in the Game and We’re All In This Together.

But as you’d expect, a large cast is required – up to 80 younsters are needed to fill all the many roles on offer.

Performers aged between eight and 15 are needed for principal roles, speaking parts and ensemble, and there are also roles for two adults – one male and one female – with a playing age between 20 and 35.

There are auditions on Sunday for performers aged eight to 10, with another session on Sunday, February 3 for older hopefuls.

Sunday’s session at the theatre runs from 10am to 5pm, while on February 3 the same time slot is reserved for those aged 11 to 15, and adults will be seen in the afternoon.

No previous performance experience is required because all relevant skills will be taught by the experienced production team and developed throughout the rehearsal process in the run-up to the summer show.

If you’d like further information and an audition pack, email hsm@tringfestivalcompany.co.uk.