"High School Musical:" Middle School Edition
On the first weekend in June, our Middle School brought Disney's High School Musical Jr. to the Greenberg Theatre at American University.
Leading the cast were eighth graders Echo K. '26 as Troy, Taylor S. '26 as Gabriella, Zuri K. '26 as Sharpay, Jay B. '26 as Ryan, and Lina B. '26 as Chad, with Aurora E. '27, Beatrix F. '27, Will K. '27, Claire J. '28, Ida L. '28, Isadora M. '28, Jayla Z. '28, Marli N. '28, and Sylvie M. '28.
Let's give a loud ovation to director Brent, musical director Liz R., assistant director Nic S. '23, costume designer Brooklyn M. '26, with mentorship from Amy, and sound technician James E. '24.
As Brent wrote in his program note: "At its best, High School Musical leans into its movie musical cheesiness with unadulterated pleasure, and its celebratory anthem, 'We're All in This Together' has been exactly what we've needed these past couple months."