High School Musical is ‘LIVE on Stage’


First Posted: 1/15/2009

LUMBERTON — Singing, dancing and enthusiasm at full throttle, that and more is delivered by a high-energy group of high school performers in the musical, Disney’s High School Musical “Live on Stage.”
The musical will be performed at Lumberton High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
To learn more about special promotions, meet and chat with the cast, and make reservations, go to www.myspace.com/studio1Lab.
The world-wide hit movie musical is now a full stage show, with bigger dance scenes, added characters and more hit songs.
Studio One Lab of Public Schools of Robeson County makes this a multi-media event with special promotions, surprises each night, even free tickets to the area premiere of the movie “High School Musical 3.”
Be one of the first 10 students to purchase a ticket each evening at 6:30 p.m. and receive an exclusive backstage tour of the set of “East High,” meet the wildcats, get an autographed photo of the stars, and even meet and talk with the cast.
The main leads, known as the “front 6,” are: Alexis Locklear as Sharpay, Adam Stedman as Ryan, Allyson Ivey as Gabriella, Jacob Barton as Troy, Clay Rogers as Chad, and Brianna Goodwin as Taylor.
Other players in the production include: Miranda Woods, Jacob Barton, Matthew Jacobs, Gabrielle Cummings, Alexis Locklear, Kiaya Hunt, Courtney Hunt, Alan Locklear, Keith Beckett, Aarianeilia Locklear, Ashley Earwood, Clay Rogers, Allyson Ivey, Zack Walters, Adam Stedman, Valerie Humphrey, Coleman Bartley, Courtney Chavis, Megan Ivey, Ernest Strickland, Autumn Bullard, Makayla Locklear, Kaitlin Davis, Stephanie Marson, Lance Carter, Randi Rogers, Kelly Hunt, and Jason Bullock.
The production is sponsored by Allen Orthopedics and Walmart.
Meanwhile, auditions are coming up for the next production of the year.
Auditions for the Christmas spectacular, “T’is the Season To Be Joyful,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Robeson County Public Library auditorium, and at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at Bravo Studios on Elm Street in Lumberton. For more information, call Jeanne Koonce at (910) 224-4000.
Koonce said “T’is the Season to be Joyful” offers something for everyone in the family — high-kicking Rockettes, acapella spiritual voices, hot jazz dances, Medieval madrigals, rockin’ around the Christmas tree, even the intricate footwork of Irish dance and Celtic song.
“Here is a joyous treat for the entire family and a magical way to begin your Christmas season,” she said.
Company and soloist leads are open to singers and dancers, age 8 to adult, and no prior stage experience is needed. Also needed are dancers with experience in jazz, modern, tap and hip-hop styles. All singers need one minute of song prepared and dancers need to be ready for a short choreography session.

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