AACT’s Young Performers’ to present smash hit movie musical on stage: ‘Disney’s High School Musical Jr.’

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Opelika Observer

Auburn Area Community Theatre’s Young Performers are excited to present the smash hit movie musical come to life on stage: Disney’s High School Musical Jr.
It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the status quo, Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.
With memorable, danceable songs, this 26-member cast of 13 to 18-year-olds is sure to delight audiences of all ages. The cast and all teen stage crew, representing seven local schools, is under the direction of Auburn University Theatre majors Bailey Murphy and assistant Brantley Waller. Choreography is by Lexi Scarbrough and musical direction is by Auburn University Theatre alum Rachel Pair.  
Performances will take place at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center located at 222 E Drake Ave in Auburn on Feb. 28. 29, March 2, 5, 6 and 7 at 6:30 p.m. with matinees on Feb. 29 and March 7 at 2 p.m. Runtime is approximately 1 hour with no intermission.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Monday March 2 is Family Night and all tickets are $8. Call 334-246-1084 or visit www.auburnact.org for ticket purchases and more information. Email info@auburnact.org for group rate information.
Disney’s High School Musical Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).
About the AACT
Auburn Area Community Theatre is a non-profit organization that exists to serve the Auburn/Opelika Community. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for education and participation in the world of theatre and present a quality, entertaining, and thought-provoking theatre experience. AACT is actively soliciting new members who have an interest in helping the growth of community theatre.
AACT members and the community-at-large are encouraged to participate. For more information, visit www.auburnact.org.

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