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FERNEHAM HALL, FAREHAM
19th, 20th, 21st February 2015

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Troy Bolton..................................Georgie Cox
Gabriella Montez..........................Lily Wardale
Sharpay Evans.......................Phoebe Saunders
Ryan Evans........................Declan Dali-Murphy
Chad Danforth..............................Josh Dennis
Taylor McKessie....................Charlotte Bromley
Zeke Baylor....................................Milo Baker
Martha Cox................................Mollie Munday
Kelsi Neilson...........................Emily Blackburn
Ms Darbus......................Emily Collins-Wingate
Coach Bolton..................................Jonah Ford
Jack Scott.....................................John Pinlott
Jason........................................Adam Bromley
James........................................Charlie Foord
Susan.......................................Sian Samways
Cathy.........................................Amber Harris
Alan...........................................Charles Clark
Cyndra.......................................Jessie Wright
Kratnoff..........................................Amy Allen
Ripper.........................................Samuel Beer
Mongo............................................Zac North

Performance Art Kids

Danielle Cox, Charleigh Lammiman,
Teagan Williams

Brainiacs, Skater Dudes, Thespians, Jocks

Amy Allen, Emilia Barnden, Emily Bassett,
Samuel Beer, Molly Berry, Unity Bowns,
Adam Bromley, Charles Clark, Mishka Cook, Danielle Cox, Zoe Elliot, Caitlin Evans,
Charlie Foord, Amber Harris, Jacob Hogg, Charleigh Lammiman, Phoebe Le May,
Mollie Munday, Jasmin Richardson, Dylan Rutter,
Sian Samways, Eleanor Shellard, Anwen Treacher, Toby Wardale, Teagan Williams,
Georgina Woodford, Jessie Wright.

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Reviews

James Butler The News 23/02/2015

Clever Casting and Plenty of Swagger

In a break from tradition, Stage One Youth Theatre traded the older musicals in their repetoire for High School Musical, and it was clear that the cast were having lots of fun with this popular story.

The casting was clever, showing off the strengths of the company. Georgie Cox as Troy Bolton was convincing as East High's swaggering basketball star, and his voice harmonised brilliantly with Lily Wardale who played opposite him as brainiac love interest Gabriella Montez. And with few exceptions, the whole cast had strong American accents. Special mention to Milo Baker as Zeke Baylor, whose singing voice shone.

While the pacing of the scenes was spot on, it is a shame the same can't be said of the scene changes. Too many blackouts suspended belief, particularly when actors walked on and off stage out of character.

Energy levels seemed to sag in the second halfand the eye was distracted during some crowded split stage scenes, but a medley encore was performed with guts - a party to end with a bang.

 

Daily Echo Curtain Call 24/02/2015

BASED on the Disney TV movie, this is a loose adaptation of the story of those star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet: in this telling the
dissenting houses are the jocks and swots, no one dies, toleration and understanding reigns and all ends happily.

Deftly capturing the familiar setting of high school, director Jacqui Ivemy has fashioned a bright, energetic and fun production that perfectly suits
the Disney tale.

Staged on a fairly simple set, with clever changes of props, the show maintained a nimble pace and contained finely structured scenes.

The cast showed great enthusiasm and commitment. They were led by two fine performances - Georgie Cox (Troy) and Lily Wardale (Gabriella) – with a whole raft of strong supporting roles, in particular Phoebe Saunders and Declan Dali-Murphy (Sharpay and Ryan Evans), Charlotte Brombley (Taylor) and Emily Collins-Wingate (Ms Darbus).

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Dear Dave,

Please thank the cast for a very enthusiastic and strenuous evening of entertainment, brilliant all of you.

Also please thank the "behind the scenes" crew who do such a marvellous job with the scenery etc and give up so much time to keeping Stage One on the boards.

Am already looking forward to the next performance.

Best wishes to you all,
With thanks,

Jean Sartain.


       
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