High School Musical hits MHS
High School Musical is set to stop in Monticello next week for a four-day run at Monticello High School.
The Monticello High Drama Department will present the classic Disney hit each night from April 28 to May 1.
Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performances can be purchased at the high school. Reserved seats are readily available and can be purchased for $5 for an adult and $3 for a child.
Audience members need to wear masks for this great coming out of COVID party for the entire community!
The cast and crew includes 35 students who have been working on the show for several months.
Students playing lead roles include Alan Pettit, Lily Long, Tate Ramsay, Sophia Morrison, Laili Dilts, and Joe Boyle.
Featuring great music and energetic dancing, the performance is action-packed. The cast members know the story by heart and are anxious to put their spin on the characters.
Troy Bolton (Ramsay), the star athlete at a small-town high school, falls for nerdy beauty Gabriella Montez (Morrison) at a holiday karaoke party. When they return to campus, Troy and Gabriella audition for the school musical.
Meanwhile, the jealous Sharpay Evans (Dilts) and her brother Ryan (Boyle) conspire to squelch their chances. The two must struggle to make it to auditions while also meeting their existing obligations to the basketball team and the academic decathlon.
Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, this is actually the second musical of the year for the high school drama department. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers was presented earlier in the year.
The play is under the direction of Lynda Boyle and assistants Paige Freestone and April Ramsay.
Boyle said, “We appreciate the support from Principal KC Olson and Vice Principal Kyle Rarick, who have helped us work out compliance with COVID restrictions. We truly appreciate support from the District as well.
“Vanessa Young and Kathleen Ketron have worked hard to accommodate the pre-sale of tickets to allow our audience to choose seats.
“The students have worked very hard and are excited to perform for the community.
“As we begin to close a long and difficult year of pandemic, remember We’re All in This Together!”