Tickets for The Touring Stage Version
OF Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
Go On Sale Saturday, April 5
Limited Engagement Runs from August 15-24 for 13 performances only at The fabulous fox theatre in Atlanta
Disney Theatrical Productions and Theater of the Stars announced today that tickets for the new touring stage version of the phenomenally popular Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL will go on sale to the public on Saturday, April 5 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Fox Theatre Box Office, 660 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308. The Atlanta engagement will run from Friday, August 15 through Sunday, August 24 for 13 performances only. This marks the Atlanta reunion of the show and the final stop on the national tour!
Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, April 5 at the Fox Theatre at 10:00 am – in person only. They will go on sale through www.theaterofthestars.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets on Sunday, April 6 beginning at noon.
As a special bonus, anyone purchasing tickets in-person on Saturday at the Fox Theatre will receive a special offer to Broadway’s Award-Winning Best Musical: Disney’s The Lion King which is now playing in Atlanta through May 4. Disney’s The Lion King is presented by arrangement with Broadway Across America – Atlanta.
This new touring stage adaptation of Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL is directed by Jeff Calhoun (Big River). Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL features a book by David Simpatico (adapted from the original movie script by Peter Barsocchini), and a score including all the songs from the original soundtrack plus two new songs. The touring company includes a live orchestra and a cast of 34 talented performers.
Commenting on the production, Thomas Schumacher, President and Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, said, “Our stage version of this great property has been mounted as a direct response to overwhelming demand. As someone who has been passionate about theatre since I was a kid, I am thrilled that we are touring this remarkably popular title as a fully realized stage production, and most certainly introducing countless young people to the world of theatre for the very first time. You can’t ask for more than that.” Schumacher adds, “It is a great joy and privilege for us to be able to produce and present the Disney Channel’s enormously popular property on stage.”
Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL is a contemporary musical comedy about a popular high school basketball star and a shy, academically gifted newcomer who discover they share a secret passion for singing. When they sign up together to audition for the lead roles in the school musical, it threatens East High's rigid social order and sends their peers into an uproar. In a desperate effort to maintain the status quo, the "jocks," the "brainiacs" and even the drama club regulars are soon hatching convoluted plots to separate the pair and keep them offstage. By defying expectations and taking a chance on their dreams, however, the couple inspires other students to go public with some surprising hidden talents of their own.
The creative team for this new touring stage production of Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, in addition to aforementioned director Calhoun, consists of choreographer Lisa Stevens, scenic designer Kenneth Foy, costume designer Wade Laboissonniere, lighting designer Kenneth Billington, sound designer Duncan Robert Edwards and music supervisor Bryan Louiselle.
DISNEY'S "HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL" the movie premiered on Disney Channel U.S. on January 20, 2006, and posted the highest ratings for a Disney Channel Original Movie up until that time. It went on to become a smash hit internationally, airing on 27 Disney Channels and free-to-air broadcasters worldwide, thus far reaching over 250 million viewers in over 100 countries including China. It was also the first TV movie to be offered on the iTunes Music Store. Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL delivered the #1 album of 2006, the year's #1 TV movie on DVD, licensed amateur and professional touring stage productions, a best-selling junior novel, a popular consumer products franchise at mass retailers, a themed show at Disneyland Parks and Resorts in Anaheim, Orlando and Paris, a sold-out 42 date arena concert tour in North America and Latin America and a popular touring ice show around the world. Adding to its success, it won two Emmy Awards, a DGA Award, Television Critics Association Award, an Imagen Award, a Director's Guild of America Award and a Humanitas Prize nomination among other honors. Its soundtrack received a Billboard Music Award (Soundtrack of the Year) and was nominated for an American Music Award in the Favorite Album (Pop/Rock) category. Its critically acclaimed sequel, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2, ranks as the #1 basic cable telecast of all time (18.6 million viewers for its August 17, 2007 premiere) and has thus far been seen by 179 million total viewers around the world. Its soundtrack is quadruple Platinum in the U.S., triple Platinum in the UK and many more countries. It recently won an American Music Award. Walt Disney Studios will begin production on a feature film based on the movie; Kenny Ortega will direct and choreograph and the cast will reunite for the film titled High School Musical 3: Senior Year, scheduled for a 2008 release in theatres around the world.
Theater of the Stars will present Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL at the Fabulous Fox Theatre from August 15-24, 2008. Performances times are as follows:
Friday, August 15 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 16 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 17 at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm
Monday, August 18 – no performances
Tuesday, August 19 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, August 20 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 21 at 7:00 pm
Friday, August 22 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 23 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 24 at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm
Purchases through Ticketmaster can be made in three ways: at Ticketmaster ticket outlets, by calling 404-817-8700, or by ordering online through www.theaterofthestars.com For group ticket sales, call the Fox Theatre Group Sales Office at 404-881-2000. Ticket prices range from $20- $66.
Theater of the Stars will celebrate its 56th Anniversary in 2008 as one of the nation’s premier theater companies. A civic not-for-profit cultural treasure, Theater of the Stars is dedicated to presenting and producing the best in musical theater. To learn more about our history of excellence visit www.theaterofthestars.com