By: Amber Dawson
The Cudahy High School has been having musicals for many years. Last year, the musical was Seussical the Musical. This year, students will be performing a popular Disney movie called High School Musical on Stage!
According to Mr. Plehn, CHS music director, High School Musical is a, “Modern day adaptation of the musical Grease”. Plehn adds, “The purpose of the musical is to let students come and have fun, be able to interact with other students, and just enjoy themselves”.
The theater advisors choose the musical based on what students like and what they are interested in. “My goal for the musical is to sell out on all the shows,” said Mr.Plehn. “If your riding past the school on these days (February 26,28, and March 4,5) why not just pull up to the school and stay for one of the plays,” said Mrs. Damitz-Leigler, CHS stage manager. You can expect a lot of fun upbeat musical numbers and a script that you will hopefully recognize.
If you’re wondering who is in charge and what they will be doing in the musical, “The teachers helping out are Ms. Smith (Choreography), Mrs. Damitz-Liegler (Stage Manager), Ms. Bruening (Piano), Ms. Bonkalski (Bass, Asst. Pit Director). We have one other staff outside the building also, we have Mr. Al Liegler (Stage Direction)” says Mr.Plehn.
The lead roles in the musical are Alex St. Louis as Troy Bolton, Ashley Dey as Sharpay, Isaiah Hejdak as Ryan and Adamaris Mustafa as Gabriella.
Would you want to see your friends act funny or stage or play your favorite movie? Then go see the musical! They are preparing for the musical now January and February. March will be the day it happens. Help them sell out on tickets!