Disney's High School Musical

Book by

David Simpatico

Music adapted, arranged, and produced by

Bryan Louiselle

Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie Written by Peter Barsocchini

Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage! Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.


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.

DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.mtishows.com

Audition Information

Age group: students entering 9th grade through 2022 graduated seniors.

All auditionees will need to attend both night of auditions on May 18th and 19th. May 20th will be reserved for those who are called for a callback if the production team feels it is necessary. If a student is unable to come to either the choreography or vocal audition, students may be asked to return this night to make up that portion of the audition. 

Auditions will take place at the Franke Center for the Arts, located at 214 East Mansion Street, Marshall, MI 49068 

All auditionees will need to bring a completed audition form and provide a complete list of scheduling conflicts. Click here for the audition form.

*Please note this production includes a pay to play fee of $35 per student, which will include the cost of show shirts, water, and pizza during Tech Sunday.*


May 18th - 7pm -9:30pm

Night 1: Vocal Auditions & Cold Read


Vocal Portion

Each auditionee will be asked to sing the male or female line from "Start of Something New" (See attached sheet music). Each auditionee will then be asked to sing "Happy Birthday" and participate in a range test. 


Start of Something New Karaoke Track


Click here for Sheet Music


Male - (Timestamp 00:18 - 00:35)


Living in my own world. 

Didn't understand, that anything can happen 

when you take a chance.


Female - (Timestamp 00:36 - 00:54)

I never believed in, 

what I couldn't see. 

I never opened my heart, 

to all the possibilities. 


Cold Read Portion

Auditionees will be asked to read from scenes in the show.


May 19th - 7pm - 9:30pm

Night 2: Choreography Auditions & Cold Read

Choreography Portion

Auditionees will learn a portion of choreography (wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can move in!)


Cold Reading Portion

Continued opportunity to read scenes from the show.


May 20th - 7pm - 9:30pm

Night Three: Callbacks 

Reserved for callbacks if needed. If a student is unable to come to either the choreography or vocal audition, students may be asked to return this night to make up that portion of the audition. 


July 14th - 16th @ 7:30pm 
July 17th @ 2:30pm

Franke Center for the Arts 
214 E. Mansion St. 
Marshall, MI 49068