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Thomas Edison High School Disney’s High School Musical

By • Nov 11th, 2007 • Category: Cappies

Gabriella (Adrianna Monteagudo) and Troy (Blair Hicks) try to unify the Jocks and Brainiacs.

They’re all in this together at Thomas Edison High School in their production of Disney’s High School Musical. This popular Disney musical features Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez as they attempt to break away from their stereotypical cliques at East High, competing against the ever-so popular Ryan and Sharpay Evans for the leads in the school musical Juliette and Romeo.

The production was led by Blair Hicks and Adrianna Monteagudo as Troy and Gabriella. The two had good stage presence, and had a sort of chemistry that increased throughout the performance. The true star, however, was Justin Ahdoot, as Ryan. Ahdoot kept the audience entertained with his hilarious dance moves and crazy attitude, captivating all attention whenever on stage.

The stage was decked out in a very spirited red and white basketball stadium, with various moveable pieces, allowing an easy (and believable) setting change. Even the auditorium was covered with posters for the “Wildcats” programs. The set design crew really knew how to show their East High School spirit.

Like a modern day Grease, Disney’s High School Musical truly portrays an everyday high school issue: cliques. Edison’s nearly well-cast company of jocks, thespians, “brainiacs” and skaters performed with only a few mishaps, and worked well despite the disintegrating sound system. Overall, Edison provides an enjoyable show very similar to the movie on Disney, perfect for all ages, allowing everyone a chance to get their heads in the game and show their Wildcat spirit.

Disney’s High School Musical will be performed next weekend, November 16th at 7:30PM and 17th at 2:00 and 7:30PM. Don’t miss it!

by Laura Peppe of George Mason

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