ON STAGE MUSIC NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR
DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2
(November 10, 2008) –Kids On Stage is now accepting registrations for their
spring production of “Disney’s High School Musical 2”. Rehearsals
will begin Saturday January 3, 2009 and will culminate with performances March
6, 7 & 8 at Lakeshore High School Auditorium. The show will be
performed by students in grade 1-12. The cast will be split into two
separate groups if registration reaches a certain number. The two casts
would then consist of a Junior Trouper cast, grades 1-5 and a Super Trouper
cast, grade 6-12. Some qualified 6th grade students would
be given the option of participating in the Junior Trouper cast. Every
child who registers is guaranteed participation in the production, regardless of
talent or ability. Registration volume for this production is expected to
be high so early registration is recommended.
may register by visiting online at www.dougskidsonstage.com and
printing out the registration form. Forms may also be obtained by calling
269 313-2795. Registration fees are $235 for Super Troupers and $215 for
Junior Troupers. There is an early bird discount of $25 for registrations
received and/or postmarked by December 31, 2008.
are on Saturdays beginning January 3, 2009 from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Rehearsal times may vary depending on cast size and production requirements.
Additional rehearsals for those with principal parts will also be held on some
Thursday and Friday afternoons. Optional rehearsals will also be held on
some Thursday & Fridays for the entire cast to rehearse music.
Rehearsals are at
(Multi Purpose Room),
4250 Washington Ave.
, just south of
For more complete rehearsal and performance information as it becomes
available visit the Kids On Stage web site: www.dougskidsonstage.com.
out—and the Wildcats are back for an all new adventure. High
School Musical 2 takes place in the summer following the original show. The
school’s basketball star Troy Bolton and super math freak Gabriella Montez,
whose romance bloomed during the school year, are looking for summer jobs along
with all their friends. Meanwhile, Sharpay Evans, the prima donna theatrical
star of East High who got beat out by Gabriella for last year’s high school
musical (and for
’s affection), is eager to steal
away. And she’s hoping to do it with a little help from her connections with
the local country club where her father’s a bigwig, luring Troy with a summer
job, chances for a basketball scholarship, and herself. But her devious plans
hit an immediate bump when
convinces the country club to hire all his friends including Gabriella, meaning
they’re all in it together for the summer.
first broadcast of High School Musical 2, which occurred on August 17, 2007,
broke records, receiving 17.2 million viewers. This number made it, at the
time, the most-watched basic-cable telecast in history, the most-watched
made-for-cable movie ever and the largest audience of any program on broadcast
or cable in the 2007 summer television season, along with Friday nights for the
past five years. Total viewers for the premier weekend reached 33.04 million
film was generally well-received by critics. USA
Today's Robert Bianco awarded the film three stars out of
four, saying High School Musical 2 was "sweet, smart, bursting with talent
and energy, and awash in innocence.” High School Musical 2 won the
"So Hot Right Now" award at the Nickelodeon
Australian Kids' Choice Awards 2007 in which High School
Musical cast mate, Zac
Efron hosted with The
On Stage received five National Youth Theatre awards for their spring 2007
production of the original High School Musical. Awards included
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical (Wes Shenker), Outstanding Lead Actress in a
), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical (Ryan Teich), Outstanding Ensemble
(Junior Trouper cast) and Outstanding Choreography (Jenna Thomas). Based
in Phoenix, Arizona, National Youth Theatre is an organization whose mission is
inspire, give feedback, and encourage the youth theatre community of America, to
increase interest and visibility of youth theatre events, to offer theatres,
instructors, and actors a medium through which they can connect, and to assist
in building a helpful and supportive youth theatre community.
scholarships are available to any participant on a “first come/first served”
basis. The application process is initiated by calling Doug Fordyce at 269
313-2795. Parents of scholarship recipients are asked to help out with the
production process by volunteering in some capacity. No child will ever be
turned away simply because of a financial need.
On Stage is a theatre company dedicated to the development of life skills in
children through the performing arts. Since 1996, as founder and former
director of Children’s Music Workshop, Doug Fordyce, along with his wife Jeri,
has developed a solid reputation for impacting the lives of children with
personal growth through music and theatre. Kids On Stage is a values
driven opportunity for school age kids to grow in self-confidence and
communication skills through the preparation and performance of high quality
musical productions. Through this process children learn fundamentals of
practical theatre, vocal projection, stage presence, basic choreography and
make-up. Emphasis is placed on teamwork, self-accountability, commitment
and self-fulfillment through hard work and accomplishment.