High School Musical on stage Friday and Saturday night

Alyssa Collins and Andrew Frazer in a scene from High School Musical.  Photo by Sarah Margolis

Alyssa Collins and Andrew Frazer in a scene from High School Musical. Photo by Sarah Margolis

Harrison Shields, Veritas Staff

Many are familiar with the story of Disney’s High School Musical. Out of no where, Troy Bolton, a basketball star, auditions for East High’s school musical. Shocking all of his friends, even shocking himself, Troy gets the lead role of their school musical.

On Friday and Saturday night Rockland High School’s Theatre Guild will perform High School Musical and Rockland High School’s very own version of Troy Bolton will be on stage.

Back in March, RHS junior Andrew Frazer, a three sport athlete, auditioned for the part of Troy. Surprising everyone from his coaches to his closest friends, Andrew was cast as Troy, and his court became the stage. As to what made him audition for the musical, Frazer was stumped, answering, “I don’t really know. I kind of wanted to be involved in more things, and I thought expressing myself through drama would be cool.”

Just as surprising as his acting ability is that Frazer has really enjoyed incorporating drama into his life. “I like it. Now that I have ‘Troy’s boys’, I feel more comfortable and relaxed.” Troy’s boys are members of the baseball team who joined the High School Musical cast to help Frazer get more acclimated to the drama scene and feel less pressure on stage.

The opportunity to see what should be an exciting performance by Frazer, Troy’s Boys, and of course, the rest of the talented members of the Theatre Guild should not be missed. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 the night of the show. They can be purchased at Showtix4u.com. The show begins at 7 pm and will have one intermission with Cupcake Mojo cupcakes on sale.

Troy's Boys include left to right standing: Jonathan Turner,

Troy’s Boys include left to right standing: Jonathan Turner, Jared Quirk, Andrew Frazer, Pearse McNally, Brian Leonard. Front: Mike Leavitt, Matt Nicholson and Harrison Shields. Photo by Sam DeMarco

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Posted on May 1, 2014, in Clubs / Activities, Features. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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