Theatre

Larissa Cacique, Rachel Pires, Madeleine Penicaud, and Christine Janek
An excited group of Tisbury students rehearses for this weekend's opening of Disney's "High School Musical." (In front, from left) Larissa Cacique, Rachel Pires, Madeleine Penicaud, and Christine Janek. Photo by Ralph Stewart

A musical about a musical

Posted February 8, 2006

What happens when the captain of the basketball team and the top academic student at East High both decide to audition for the school musical? Find out this weekend when Disney's "High School Musical" opens at the Tisbury School. The Disney Channel movie has been made available to schools as a musical and seems like the perfect vehicle for young performers.

The show's theme of following your dreams resonates with the students who daily navigate a social structure where crossing between groups is difficult to impossible. The students learn a lesson in teamwork, and the audience will be inspired too.

Before the Friday, Feb. 9, opening there will be a three-course lasagna dinner served at the school from 5 to 7 pm. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the eighth grade class trip to Washington, D.C.

Disney's "High School Musical" is directed by Chris Abbot with musical director, Peter Boak. Rounding out the production team are choreographer Cathy Weiss, costumer Marie Nichols, and set construction by Mike Ovios and Nancy Blank. u

Disney's "High School Musical," Friday, Feb. 9, 7 pm, and Saturday, Feb. 10, 7 pm, at Tisbury School, W. William Street. Tickets: $7 for adults; $3 for children; $20 family cap.

Dinner before the show, Friday, Feb. 9, 5 to 7 pm, at the school. Full lasagna dinner. Tickets: $10 for adults; $5 for children; $25 family cap.