Just Off Broadway Productions Presents Disney's "High School Musical;" Aug. 6 to Aug. 8; 7:30pm; The Mount's Performing Arts Center, 3 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell
CALDWELL, NJ - This weekend, the stage is set for Just Off Broadway Productions summer 2015 production of High School Musical at the Doris M. Byrne Performing Arts Center of Mount St. Dominic Academy. Remaining performances are Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7 and 8, at 7:30pm. The arts center is located at 3 Ryerson Avenue Caldwell.
Just Off Broadway Productions
Husband and wife team local Theatre educators David and Jensyn Modero lead the cast of 35 from Essex, Union, and Middlesex counties. The cast is comprised of a mix of elementary, middle, high school and college students from theatre programs across the state along with seasoned professionals. The company's past theatrical productions have included Hairspray, Annie, Godspell, Bye Bye Birdie, Charlie Brown, Seussical the Musical and last year's performance of Cats. Just Off Broadway Productions is an educational and community theatre organization sponsored by St. Nicholas Orthodox Church of Elizabeth.
Disney's "High School Musical"
Considered a modern adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, "High School Musical" presents the story of two high school juniors from rival cliques. One an athlete, Troy Bolton, and the other a shy transfer student, Gabriella Montez, who excels at academics. When they try out for the leads in their school's musical, peer pressure and rivalries attempt to further divide the school.
The American Alliance for Theatre and Education
This year, the production’s community outreach focuses on advocating for Theatre Education which emphasizes that access to quality arts education experiences is a vital component to educating youth in the public school system. Onstage and off, cast and crewmembers are moved by the ability to create theatre together and remember their own school theatre experiences. The American Alliance for Theatre and Education “envisions a world where every child has access to drama and theatre; where every city has a theatre for young audiences; where every community has a youth theatre; where every school has a theatre arts curriculum.”