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High School Musical On Stage!

Welcome to TWCA’s production of Disney’s High School Musical. I am so glad that you have decided to join us and celebrate the work that has been done by our students and directors. Anytime a group of people come together to work on a project, I am amazed by what can be accomplished. Each person plays a vital role in the success of a production encompassing different elements needed to make a complete show."But God has carefully designed each member and placed it in the body to function as he desires.  A diversity is required, for if the body consisted of one single part, there wouldn’t be a body at all!  So now we see that there are many differing parts and functions, but one body.” Tonight, you will see this in action as our students come together and use their many talents to present the show. It is a real reminder “That We’re All In this Together.”  -   First Corinthians 12:18-20

Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

  - Phil Sweger
    Fine Arts Director
TWCA middle and high school students performing in the Fine Arts production High School Musical

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.

The verse that comes to mind when it comes to the show is Romans 12:2 “ Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will.”  In High School Musical we see how destructive cliques can be to a community, and how it is important that believers do not follow the patterns of this world, but of His Kingdoms. That we do not just love people like us, but we love one another as Christ loves us. 

From the cast, Directors, and crew, we are so excited that you have decided to venture down the halls of East High with us this evening. We hope you enjoy the show! 

  - Palvin Williams, Director

What to Do in the Theater

A live performance is a unique experience shared between performers and the audience. Unlike television or movies, the actors on stage can hear noise from the audience. So, as a courtesy to the performers and the others around you, please review the following information with your class and chaperones before attending a performance.

  • Do not bring any food, drink, candy or gum with you into the theatre.
  • Walk in the theatre and use the railings as you are using the stairs.
  • Once you are in your seat, you may talk quietly until the performance begins.
  • Keep your feet off the seats and do not step over seat backs.
  • Photography, video recording and audio recording are not allowed in the theater
  • When the lights dim for the performance to begin, stop talking, turn your attention to the stage and enjoy the show.
  • Stay in your seat during the performance.
  • During the performance listen and watch closely. A live performance is not a video that you can rewind if you miss something.
  • At the end of the performance, thank the performers by applauding. In return, they will thank you with a bow as you applaud.
  • As you exit the theatre, remember to walk and stay with your group.

Scenes & Musical Numbers

Act One

1. East High School Steps (& Ski Lodge) — MONDAY, 7:45 AM
  • #1 Wildcat Cheer  
    • Company
  • #2 Start of Something New
    • Troy, Gabriella, Company
  • #3 Start of Something New (Playoff)
    • SFX/Band
  • #4 Homeroom
    •  Band
2. Ms. Darbus's Homeroom — MONDAY, 8:00 AM
  • #5 Gabriella's Phone
    • SFX
  • #6 School Bell
    • SFX
  • #7 Announcement Transition 1
    • Band
  • #8 Hallway
    • Band
3. Hallway — MONDAY, 8:15 AM
  • #9 Announcement Transition 2
    • Band
  • #10 Basketball Practice
    • Band 
4. Gym — MONDAY, 8:30 AM
  • #11 Get'cha Head in the Game
    • Troy, Jocks
  • #12 Get'cha (Playoff) into Lab
    • Troy, Jocks
5. Chemistry Lab — MONDAY, 2:00 PM
  • #13 Sharpay Davis
    • SFX
  • #14 The Plot Thickens
    • SFX/Band
  • #15 Announcement Transition 3
    • Band
  • #16 Detention
    • Band
6. Theater — MONDAY, 3:00 PM
  • #17 Announcement Transition 4
    • Band
7. Theater — TUESDAY, 3:00 PM
  • #18 Auditions (Bop to the Top/What I've...)
    • Thespians, Ms. Darbus
  • #19 What I've Been Looking For 
    • Ryan, Sharpay
  • #20 School Bell
    • SFX
  • #21 What I've Been Looking For (Reprise)
    • Troy, Gabriella 
8. Various Places — TUESDAY, Evening
  • #22 Cellular Fusion
    • Chad, Taylor, Company
9. Cafeteria — WEDNESDAY, Noon
  • #23 Stick to the Status Quo
    • Company

Act Two

  • #24 Entr'acte (Stick to the Status Quo)
    • Band
1. Rooftop Garden — WEDNESDAY, 12:30 PM
  • #25 Rooftop Garden
    • Band
  • #26 Sharpay's Locker
    • Band
2. Sharpay's Locker — WEDNESDAY, 12:30 PM
  • #27 Study Hall
    • SFX/Band
3. Study Hall — WEDNESDAY, 1:00 PM
  • #28 Wildcat Cheer (Reprise) 
    • Cheerleaders
4. Gym — WEDNESDAY, 3:30 PM
5. Locker Room / Lab — WEDNESDAY, 4:00 PM
  • #29 Counting on You
    • Jocks, Brainiacs
  • #30 Taylor's Cell
    • SFX
  • #31 When There Was Me and You
    • Gabriella, Troy, Jocks, Brainiacs
6. Isolated Spaces — WEDNESDAY, Evening
  • #32 Boom Box Rehearsal
    • Band
7. Rehearsal Room — THURSDAY, 12:30 PM
  • #33 Boom Box / Theater
    • Band
8. Theater — THURSDAY, 12:45PM
  • #34 Gabriella's Cell 
    • SFX
  • #35 Start of Something New (Reprise)
    • Troy, Gabriella
  • #36 Study Hall
    • Band
9. Study Hall — THURSDAY, 1:00 PM
  • #37 Announcement Transition 5
    • Band
  • #38 Sorry, Troy
    • Band
  • #39 We're All in This Together
    • Chad, Taylor, Kelsi, Jocks, Brainiacs 
10. Lab / Theater / Locker Room & Gym —  FRIDAY, 3:00 PM
  • #40 Bumpy Ride
    • Band
  • #41 Bop to the Top
    • Sharpay, Ryan, Brainiacs, Jocks
  • #42 Meltdown
    • SFX
  • #43 In The Lab
    • Band
  • #44 In the Theater
    • Band
  • #45 Kelsi Tries
    • Band
  • #46 Breaking Free
    • Troy, Gabriella, Company
11. Gym — FRIDAY, 5:00 PM
  • #47 Game Buzzer 
    • SFX
  • #48 Wildcat Vamp
    • Band
  • #49 We're All in This Together (Reprise)
    • Company
  • #50 High School Musical  Megamix
    • Company 
  • #51 Exit Music (Bop to the Top)
    • Band 

Cast & Crew

The Jocks

Troy Bolton   —   Connor Barham
Chad Danforth   —   Michael Mitchener
Zeke Baylor   —   Roric Hawkins
Jason   —   Jacob Rios
Caden Chapman
William Atkinson
Dylan Wise

The Thespians

Sharpay Evans   —   Kaitlyn Olson
Ryan Evans   —   Ethan Bridges
James   —   Dylan Wise
Susan   —   Kirstyn Montgomery
Cathy   —   Raina Hummel
Alan   —   Caden Chapman
Cyndra   —   Katie Melber
Hanna Semple
Anna Massingill
Zoe Watterson
William Atkinson
Danielle Browning

The Brainiacs

Gabriella Montez   —   Katie Wise
Taylor McKessie   —   Sarah Kate Chappelle
Martha Cox   —   Sonya Watkins
Kratnoff   —   Emma Sweger
Valerie Paris
Emilee Savage

The Skater Dudes

Ripper   —   Charli Smith
Mongo   —   Mattie Hopkins
Lily D’Souza
Avery Segura
Kate Worthington

The Other Students

Jack Scott Velvet Fog   —   Jackson Meacham
Kelsi Neilson   —   Sadie Marcotte

Wildcat Cheerleaders

Lily Smith
Emily Walton
Raina Hummel
Aubree Greathouse
Brittany Edone
Cassidy Perdue

The Adults

Ms. Darbus   —   Amelia Ousley
Coach Bolton   —   Jake Melber
Karaoke MC   —   Kate Worthington
Ms. Tenny   —   Maddie Frey               
Moderator   —   Maddie Frey

Dance Captain

Lily Smith

Stage Manager

Ellen Watt

Stage Crew

Lily D’Souza
Rebekah Sweger
Kendall Carlton

Sound and Lighting

Alex Plocek
Conner Reed
Jane Watkins
Will Sullivan



*Phil Sweger


*Midge Smith
*Tom Broughton


Luke Cipriano
Andres Rodriguez


Nathan Mays


Chris Chapman
+ Rachel Smith


*Josh Wilkinson
Garrett Reebenacker

+ Denotes TWCA Student
* Denotes TWCA Staff

House and Publicity

Josh Dunn

Director of Fine Arts

Philip Sweger


Palvin Williams
Susie King


Kirstin Stewart


Amanda Henson


Renee Crawford

Special Thanks

Christian Cuesta – Set Construction
Greg Ousley – Set Construction
Becky Wise – Props
Ken Wise – Props
Leslie Dealba - Costumes
Fine Arts Parents
Julie Ambler - Head of School
Stephen Clark - High School Principal
John Crowley - Middle School Assistant Principal
Richard Lauterbach - Audio/Visual

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