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UHS throwsback to HSM

I hear that it’s “a thing” now to have high school theatre programs perform the script from a movie about teenagers in a high school theatre program. High School Musical has been converted to a stage play. 

Then I read that the play-about-a-play’s message is one of inclusivity, looking past stereotypes and cliques, and that the same happened within the halls of UHS. Due to the popularity of the movie, record numbers of students who are not normally participants came out to audition. 

It all seems pretty self-referential/meta/post-modern, especially for Disney, but hey, so was Zootopia

While I haven’t seen this production, I have seen other productions at UHS and can agree that the school deserves its reputation for quality musical theatre. And for some folks, nostalgia to ten years ago is also “a thing.” 

Details from the press release: 

High School Musical will be performed at 7:00 pm April 27 – 30 and at 2:30 pm on Sunday May 1. All performances will be in the Urbana High School Cobb Auditorium, 1002 S. Race Street. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults, and are available at the box office, which opens 30 minutes prior to each performance.

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