High School Musical rehearsals full of energy

Students were full of energy for their first rehearsals of the next school production of High School Musical.

 Cameron Friggens will be in a lead role as Troy Bolton 

Cameron Friggens will be in a lead role as Troy Bolton 

The session kicked off at 3pm on Wednesday afternoon in the music room. The second rehearsal then followed shortly on Thursday afternoon at the same time.

 Abbie Townsend will be taking the role as Taylor McKessie

Abbie Townsend will be taking the role as Taylor McKessie

Students are beginning to practise some of the show tunes and think about costumes.

It is hoped some members of the cast will be able to attend the academy’s Open Evening on September 20th to sing and dance in the corridors.

The show’s story is set in an American High School where the children have to audition for its musical. The production was first seen as a Disney Movie in 2006. It was such a hit that it was Disney Channel's most watched film and was reported to have more than seven million viewers in the first year.

Emily Cromey and Jamie Best, teachers at Pool Academy, believe this will be the school’s best show yet.

Mrs Cromey said: “We are really excited about our upcoming production of High School Musical. We have had a fantastic response from the students. We are really looking forward to seeing what they are going to produce.

“This is shaping up to be a really special show. It will be our best one yet.”

Mrs Cromey said they are aiming to stage the show in February next year.