‘Disney’s High School Musical’ Opens November 15th at Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre

Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre kicks off its 2013-14 season by bringing Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical High School Musical to the stage November 15-24th. The lively cast showcases forty-seven young actors representing twenty-two area schools, and is a pitch-perfect look at the social structure of high school.

Adam Ashley, Tommy Richman, Frankie Littleton, Winston Leslie and Stephanie Frazier in MVCCT’s Production Of Disney’s 'High School Musical. 'Photo by Laura Marshall.
Adam Ashley, Tommy Richman, Frankie Littleton, Winston Leslie and Stephanie Frazier in MVCCT’s Production Of Disney’s ‘High School Musical. ‘Photo by Laura Marshall.

With a plot described by the author and numerous critics as a modern adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, via Grease, High School Musical is a story about two high school juniors from rival cliques – Troy Bolton (Tommy Richman) captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella Montez (Frankie Littleton) a beautiful and shy transfer student who excels academically. Together, they try out for the lead parts in their high school musical, and as a result, divide the school. Despite other students’ attempts to thwart their dreams, Troy and Gabriella resist peer pressure and rivalry, inspiring others along the way not to “stick to the status quo.” High school diva Sharpay Evans (Stephanie Frazier) will do anything to sabotage the friendship between Troy and Gabriella and also get a lead in the school musical, assisted by her brother Ryan (Adam Ashley).

This entertaining musical reminds us that we don’t have to pick and choose – we can be artistic, smart and athletic all at the same time! The upbeat music will have you singing all the way home!

The cast is an amazing showcase of the incredibly talented youth in our community representing twenty-two area schools

Actor  School
AnnaAgutoSt. Mary’s Catholic School
HannahAndreKeene Mill Elementary
AdamAshleyCamelot Elementary School
MaxBertmanClermont Elementary School
NicholasBooneSt. Ann Catholic School
JacobCanoMark Twain Middle
KaylaCheneySt. Marys School
ElizabethCheneySt. Marys School
JordanClarkPatrick Henry ES
BrevanCollinsStratford Landing Elementary
AnnlouiseConradGeorge Washington Middle School 1
JulianaDexterStratford Landing
TamzinFolzClaremont Immersion School
ConnorFossSandburg Middle School
Lilleen RochelleFranckMark Twain Middle School
StephanieFrazierFairfax High School
ShannaGerlachTC Williams High School
BenGossartGeorge Washington Middle School
KendallGradySt. Mary’s Catholic School
AveryJacobsFort Hunt Elementary
LindsayJohnsonSandburg Middle School
AnnaJohnsonSt. Mary’s School
SarahKingBurgundy Farm Country Day School
AidanLansburghStratford Landing
WinstonLeslieSt. Mary’s School
FrancescaLittletonSt. Mary’s
CameronLongSandburg Middle School
ErinMcAllisterSandburg Middle School
DabneyMurphyStratford Landing Elementary
LaurenO’FarrellStratford Landing Elementary
MaggiePatrickStratford Landing Elementary
MariaPattisonMark Twain Middle School
VictoriaPeaceGeorge Washington Middle School
AvaPurifoyFort Belvoir Elementary School
TommyRichmanBenton Middle School
AnnaRizziStratford Landing Elementary
LucyRobertsSt. Mary’s School
HannahRoddySt Louis
EmilyRoddySt Louis
JuliaRuffinoTC Williams High School
VianaSchlappSt. Marys School
BrianSelcikHayfield Middle School
ChloeSinnStratford Landing Elementary
HannahStoneGeorge Washington MS
NaTajzaWarrenBurke School
KatieWattendorfHayfield Secondary
GraceWilliamsLyles Crouch

About MVCCT:
MVCCT was founded in 1980 as a not-for-profit organization to provide area youth with quality theatrical experiences that are educational, creative, engaging and supportive. Through the use of hands-on learning of the theatrical arts, MVCCT offers children, ages 3-18, the opportunity to enhance their development—building self-confidence, character, self-expression, autonomy and responsibility.

MVCCT strives to stimulate and enhance the cultural life of young people by offering a creative outlet that helps them to develop poise, independence, and accountability through self-expression. Numerous studies clearly indicate the value of arts education in contributing to the emotional and educational development of young people. Research has shown that participation in arts activities is linked to higher academic performance, more community service, a higher level of self-confidence and discipline, and improved social skills.

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High School Musical plays on November 15,16, 22, and 23, 2013 at 7:30 PM and November 17th and 24 at 3:00 PM at Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre performing at Bryant Alternative High School – 2709 Popkins Lane, in Alexandria, VA. Single tickets are $12.00. Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets for $11.00. For tickets, purchase them online.