High School Musical JR.

Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life in this fun musical! It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. 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. The couple cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. 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.

Dates / Times:

  • Saturday, May 15th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 15th @ 7:00pm

Ticket Prices:


6800 West 153rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66223

Show Notes:

Artistic Team:
Director: Andrew Milbourn
Music Director: TBD
Choreographer: Nick Monaldo

Audition Information:
Video Audition Submissions: Due Thursday, January 20th specific times will be assigned)
Callback Location:
CYT Studios
6800 West 153rd Street
Overland Park, KS 66223

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and regulations the cast size will be limited to 30 students.

Character Descriptions:
Gabriella Montez - the new student who’s struggling to find her place at East High. She’s a Renaissance woman who doesn’t fully identify with any of the cliques, and so she’s taking her time – and realizing her confidence – along the way. Smart and independent, Gabriella can be shy and vulnerable at times. She comes into her own when she discovers her talent and love for singing with Troy. Vocal Range: D5 - A3
Troy Bolton - the most popular student at East High, Troy is the star of the basketball team who yearns to be more than what others – especially his dad, Coach Bolton – want him to be. A natural athlete and leader with charm to spare, Troy discovers he loves to sing, but is afraid to admit it to his basketball buddies. Troy’s emotions range from sensitive to self-assured. Vocal Range: Bb3 - Eb2
Sharpay Evans  -  the dramatic and self- centered star of the school musicals. Between her and Ryan, she’s the alpha twin – over-the-top, demanding, and always “on,” with a flair for the theatrical. This diva knows how to work a crowd. Vocal range: A4 - A3
Ryan Evans - Sharpay’s fraternal twin and, like her, he lives to sing, dance, and get loads of attention. Subordinate to his sister, Ryan generally follows Sharpay’s orders and lets her have the spotlight, but he longs to break free from her shadow and assert himself. Everything Ryan does is calculated and executed impeccably with a ton of energy. Vocal range: A3 - G2
Kelsi Nielsen - the neo-feminist writer- composer of the winter musical, Juliet and Romeo, possesses a shy demeanor but no tolerance for the egocentric likes of Sharpay. She is the compassionate underdog with intelligence and an uncanny ability to shoot zingers at Sharpay with timing and accuracy. Vocal range: A4 - D4
Chad Danforth - one of Troy’s best friends, is a sports fanatic. Focused on winning the basketball championship, Chad slowly begins to understand that there might be more to life than ball – including his crush on Taylor. Look for an actor that partners naturally with Troy, is a leader of his own accord, and can handle a couple of short solos and acting scenes. Vocal range: G3 - B2
Zeke Baylor - Troy’s other best buddy, is a basketball player with a sweet side. He has two secrets: a crush on Sharpay and a love for baking! He is a proud Wildcat with no shame in his (basketball or baking) game. Vocal range: G#3 - G2
Taylor McKessie - the very put-together president of the Science Club, is super-assertive and very intent on Gabriella joining the Science Decathlon team so they can (finally!) win the competition. Taylor has a hidden soft spot for Chad, but would never let it be known that she’s into a jock. She has lots of confidence – and just a slight air of pretentiousness. Vocal range: A3 - A2
Martha Cox - a proud member of the Science Club, possesses a private passion for break dancing. Look for a truly terrific dancer who can sing, or one who can comically approach the role as a super-enthusiastic, but talentless, dancer. Vocal range: B4 - G3
Ms. Darbus  - East High’s eccentric drama teacher. Passionate and disciplined, she never stops trying to enrich the lives of her students through the wonders of live theater. This educator genuinely loves her art and her students, and her fun-loving heart shines through.
Coach Bolton - the stern basketball coach and Troy’s sometimes overbearing dad, lost the big game years ago and wants a second chance through his basketball-star son. 
Ensemble - The ensemble is your show’s primary group of performers from which you will pull the featured roles and other, perhaps smaller, ensembles. All ensembles require group singing with fun choreography. The featured roles call for either solo singing or solo acting, or both:
The BRAINIACS - headed by Taylor McKessie, are the smartest girls and boys in school, including Martha Cox and the change-adverse KRATNOFF.
The JOCKS and CHEERLEADERS are the East High athletes, including Troy, Chad, and Zeke. Both of these groups can be a mix of boys and girls.
The THESPIANS are the drama lovers, including Kelsi, Sharpay, and Ryan, as well as the following auditionees: CATHY, who belts like Ethel Merman, CYNDRA - the opera-lover, JAMES, who can’t sing on pitch and SUSAN, the wannabe pop star.
The PARTY KIDS are students in Troy and Gabriella’s karaoke flashback.
The REBELS - including Troy and Gabriella, don’t stick to the status quo, unlike the various school cliques.
Other featured performers include:
JACK SCOTT - the school announcer with a larger-than-life personality, longs to be a D.J. Look for an actor who will have no problem making this role his own, creating a quirky radio personality with a unique sense of style. While this actor will primarily stay as Jack throughout, there are opportunities to join ensemble numbers such as “Stick to the Status Quo” and “Get’cha Head in the Game.”
DRUM MAJOR - who cheers on the Wildcats.
MS. TENNY - East High’s chemistry teacher. 
MODERATOR - for the Science Decathlon (can be double cast as Ms. Tenny)