Audiions for Disney High School Musical Jr. in Newton, New Jersey

06/13/2021

Disney’s High School Musical Jr.

Location: Newton, NJ

Type: Theater

High School Musical, Jr.

Please note that there may be a fee to participate in this production as well as classes.

Character Breakdown

Troy Bolton
Troy Bolton, the most popular kid at East High, is the star of the basketball team who yearns to be more than what people want him to be. Troy discovers he loves to sing, but is afraid to admit it to his friends. Look for a solid young actor who can convey the full range of emotions and character traits Troy Bolton embodies: athletic, independent, sometimes shy, smitten with

Gabriella Montez
Gabriella Montez is the new girl in school. Gabriella is intelligent, pretty (“girl next door” type) and shy. She possesses a fantastic voice when she sings with Troy. Look for a girl that can take positive risks with both her acting and singing. She must be able to portray her intelligence and independence and then easily switch over to her shy and vulnerable side. Cast an actress with a strong sense of pitch and the ability to hold her own with a partner in order to make the most of this role. Make sure a portion of your audition is seeing your potential Troys and Gabriellas as a pair.

Jack Scott
Jack Scott is the nerdy school announcer who trips over his own feet. Think about casting a
student who will make this role his own and can portray a “gift of gab” radio voice. Jack can be quirky in all aspects: looks, dress and comportment. Most importantly, look for a character actor with superior diction and good comic timing.

Chad Danforth
Chad Danforth is a hot-wired jock, second in command to Troy. He is focused on winning his
school’s basketball championship, but is slowly understanding that there might be more to this world, including his sparring crush on Taylor. Look for an actor that partners naturally withTroy, is a leader in his own accord, and can handle Chad’s couple of solos and large number of acting scenes.

Ryan Evans
Ryan Evans is Sharpay’s fraternal twin and a star in the making. This character loves singing,
dancing and lots of attention. He follows Sharpay’s orders, but wants to break free from her
shadow. Choose a “triple threat” for this actor: strong singer, dancer and actor. Everything Ryan does is calculated and executed impeccably. It will probably be helpful to audition Ryan and Sharpay in pairs as the success of “Bop to the Top” depends on the duo.

Zeke Baylor
Zeke Baylor is a basketball player on the Wildcats Team. He has two secrets: a crush on Sharpay and a love for baking! Zeke and Chad are the most prominent of Troy’s friends, so look for an actor that can work with them while being able to stand out in his own spotlight, especially when he reveals his secrets! Zeke has solos, so make sure your actor can sing as well as act.

Coach Bolton
Coach Bonlton is the stern basketball coach and Troy’s dad. He lost the big game years ago and wants a second chance through his son. Cast a student that can handle the demands of acting older than almost everyone else in the show. Coach Bolton is primarily an acting role, so focus on finding a student who can convincingly spar with Ms. Darbus.

Gabriella Montez
Gabriella Montez is the new girl in school. Gabriella is intelligent, pretty (“girl next door” type) and shy. She possesses a fantastic voice when she sings with Troy. Look for a girl that can take positive risks with both her acting and singing. She must be able to portray her intelligence and independence and then easily switch over to her shy and vulnerable side. Cast an actress with a strong sense of pitch and the ability to hold her own with a partner in order to make the most of this role. Make sure a portion of your audition is seeing your potential Troys and Gabriellas as a pair.

Taylor Mckessie
Taylor McKessie, the head Brainiac of the school, is the president of the Science Club. She
wants Gabriella to join the Science Decathlon team so they can finally win the competition.
Taylor has a hidden soft spot for Chad, which might be why she is always making fun of him.
Cast a girl that can portray Taylor’s assertiveness as well as sing a solid solo.

Sharpay Evans
Sharpay Evans is the egocentric star of the school musicals. She is Ryan’s older twin (and the
alpha dog of the two) and has a mad crush on Troy. Sharpay has never met a mirror she didn’t like. Look for someone who can portray a diva and has solid acting chops and strong singing and dancing skills. Sharpay knows how to work a crowd. She is in a good number of scenes, so cast an actress that can handle this sizable role.

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Newton, NJ
Please submit to: risingstarsytc@yahoo.com by 2021-06-13
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This casting notice was posted by: Rising Stars Youth Theatre Company



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