For Noughties’ kids, the announcement that the Just So Society would be staging childhood classic High School Musical elicited much excitement. The Stand was able to sit down with the production team behind the adaptation to discuss what they will offer avid fans and how they plan to pay homage to an integral part of many people’s childhoods.
Sarah Koh, Director of High School Musical, believes that theatre offers ‘an escape from reality’ and that, through her adaptation of the classic, audiences will be ‘transported to a world that’s full of joy.’ Bringing the fun, vivacity and excitement associated with High School Musical to the wee community of St Andrews will offer a break from exam and deadline stresses, allowing people to relive some of their best childhood memories. Fans of the original Disney film can enjoy some throwback references throughout the 2 hour production.
Katherine Montana, the choreographic genius behind High School Musical, reminisces about the first time she watched the film and was blown away by the choreography in ‘awesome big dance numbers like Get Your Head in the Game’ and ‘Stick to the Status Quo.’ The awe and wonder the film inspired is something she hopes to emulate through the musical. Moreover, High School Musical will offer a nostalgic ‘look back to 2006,’ taking you back to the highlights of your childhood. Montana also promises some new ‘high energy dance numbers’ that have never been seen before, offering something fresh and exciting to audiences. This brilliant mix of traditional, classic scenes and dance numbers and a new, revolutionary take will promise a wonderful night at the theatre for St Andrews community. Watching Montana’s vision and creativity ‘come to life’ will also offer audiences an insight into the incredibly hard work of the cast and crew over the past couple months.
Want to experience a throwback to 2006? Interested to see some of your favourite scenes on stage? Buy your tickets to watch High School Musical at the Byre Theatre here: https://byretheatre.com/events/otr19-high-school-musical/