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Auditions for High School Musical (One Act Edition)!

WHO >> Auditions are open to ages 16 and older (ages 13-15 with a participating adult). All skill and experience levels are welcomed and encouraged!

WHEN >> Sunday, April 14 at 1-4pm OR Monday, April 15 at 6-9pm

WHERE >> Harriet Alexander Nature Center
2520 Dale St N, Roseville, MN 55113

REHEARSALS >> Sundays, Mondays, & Thursdays, April 18 - June 26, 2024

PERFORMANCES >> Thursday-Sunday, June 27-30, 2024

HOW TO AUDITION >> Sign up here to let us know which day you’re auditioning.
Show up around 10 minutes before the start time on the day you signed up for (Sunday OR Monday) to fill out an audition sheet and get your picture taken.

WHAT TO PREPARE >> Prepare a song that demonstrates your vocal range (approximately 32 measures, or 1 minute long). Have a karaoke backing track (no vocals in the recording!) ready on your phone. A cappella auditions may not be permitted. Come dressed for movement (i.e., dancing), and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. During the audition, you will learn a section of choreography and read parts from the show with others.


High School Musical One Act Character List

Please note: Ages and genders listed do not necessarily reflect the ages and genders we will be casting. We encourage everyone to audition regardless of your actual age or gender.

Troy Bolton
The most popular kid at East High, he is the star of the basketball team who yearns to be more than what people want him to be. Troy discovers his love for music but refuses to admit it. Athletic, attractive, and a true leader. He becomes smitten with Gabriella.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Chad Danforth
Troy's best friend. A star basketball player, part of the jocks, and second in command. Extremely focused on winning his school's basketball championship, but is slowly understanding that there might be more to this world, including his sparring crush on Taylor.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Zeke Baylor
A basketball player on the Wildcats Team. Energetic and charismatic. He has two secrets: a crush on Sharpay and a love for baking, which he is happy and relieved to eventually reveal.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Sharpay Evans
The egocentric diva star of the school musicals, she is Ryan's older twin and the alpha dog. She thinks being the musical star defines her and clutches the title like her life depends on it, no matter what the cost to others.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ryan Evans
Sharpay's fraternal twin and a self-delusional 'star in the making.' He typically feels the brunt of Sharpay's attacks and lives under her shadow. Although he possesses a diva exterior, he yearns to change.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Gabriella Montez
The new girl in school. She is trying to blend in and avoid 'labels' at her new school. Eventually becomes Troy's romantic counterpart. Pretty, shy, and smart.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Taylor Mckessie
The competitive head Brainiac of the school and President of the Science Club. She convinces Gabriella to join the Science Decathlon team. Taylor has a hidden soft spot for Chad, which she hides.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Jack Scott
The resident P.A. Announcer for the high school. He is shy and insecure in front of the rest of the kids, but smooth and confident at the mic. Known as the "Velvet Fog of East High."
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Kelsi Nielsen
The drama club's rehearsal pianist and student composer extraordinaire who is having her musical produced at school. Underneath her shy demeanor, Kelsi is an outspoken firecracker.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ms. Darbus
The kooky, eccentric Drama Club teacher. She has her self-absorbed moments but is still devoted to her students and constantly encourages them. Passionate about the art of theatre.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 55

Coach Bolton
The stern basketball coach and Troy's dad. He lost the big game years ago and wants his son to succeed where he failed. Blinded by his ambition for his son, he is still a good guy and proud father.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 45

Ensemble:

Cheerleaders, Jocks, Nerds, Thespians, Brainiacs, Performance Arts Kids, Skater Dudes, Party Kids, Adults, Spectators

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