Audition Announcements

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts will hold auditions for boys and girls ages 12 (turning 12 by June 17) through 18 for High School Musical on Monday, February 13 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the theatre located at 2 East Main Street, Smithtown. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN. Performances are April 29 through June 17, 2017. Please visit our website Smithtownpac.org to see the performance schedule.

NO PERFORMANCE CONFLICTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Rehearsals will begin as early as the cast’s availability allows and will be every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons/evenings. There will also be rehearsal on some select Thursday afternoons and/or evenings. There will be some weekend rehearsals if necessary. Additional rehearsals may be added as the show dates approach. Rehearsal conflicts must be presented by the callback date or they will not be honored. There are NO rehearsal conflicts the week of tech week, no exceptions.

There is no audition fee, but a $200 performance fee must be paid the first day of rehearsal. For additional information please email m.ejunge@yahoo.com. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE BOX OFFICE. THEY HAVE NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BEYOND WHAT IS POSTED HERE.

Prepare a musical theatre song of your choice. You may not be asked to sing the entire song, so select a portion that best shows off your voice, just in case. Bring sheet music! An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a headshot and resume. If you don’t have a headshot, we may take a picture of you at auditions.

Callbacks will be held Wednesday February 15 from 6-8pm.

Callback notifications will be emailed. If you do not receive a callback email, it does not mean that you are not cast in the production!

There are no other dates/times for auditions or callbacks. If you cannot attend the audition, please email a video submission to m.ejunge@yahoo.com including 32 bars of a song using piano or karaoke and a brief dance combination that best exemplifies your technique (jazz, ballet, tap, etc) or movement ability!

Director/Choreographer: M.E. Junge

Music Director: Melissa Coyle

Character Breakdown:
Troy Bolton
The most popular kid at East High, he is the star of the basketball team who yearns to be more than what people want him to be. Troy discovers his love for music but refuses to admit it. Athletic, attractive, and a true leader. He becomes smitten with Gabriella.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3 

Chad Danforth
Troy’s best friend. A star basketball player, part of the jocks, and second in command. Extremely 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.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: A3 

Zeke Baylor
A basketball player on the Wildcats Team. Energetic and charismatic. He has two secrets: a crush on Sharpay and a love for baking, which he is happy and relieved to eventually reveal.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3 

Sharpay Evans
The egocentric diva star of the school musicals, she is Ryan’s older twin and the alpha dog. She thinks being the musical star defines her and clutches the title like her life depends on it, no matter what the cost to others.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3 

Ryan Evans
Sharpay’s fraternal twin and a self-delusional ‘star in the making.’ He typically feels the brunt of Sharpay’s attacks and lives under her shadow. Although he possesses a diva exterior, he yearns to change.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3 

Gabriella Montez
The new girl in school. She is trying to blend in and avoid ‘labels’ at her new school. Eventually becomes Troy’s romantic counterpart. Pretty, shy, and smart.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Taylor McKessie
The competitive head Brainiac of the school and President of the Science Club. She convinces Gabriella to join the Science Decathlon team. Taylor has a hidden soft spot for Chad, which she hides.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3 

Jack Scott
The resident P.A. Announcer for the high school. He is shy and insecure in front of the rest of the kids, but smooth and confident at the mic. Known as the “Velvet Fog of East High.”
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3 

Kelsi Nielsen
The drama club’s rehearsal pianist and student composer extraordinaire who is having her musical produced at school. Underneath her shy demeanor, Kelsi is an outspoken firecracker.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3 

Ms. Darbus
The kooky, eccentric Drama Club teacher. She has her self-absored moments but is still devoted to her students and constantly encourages them. Passionate about the art of theatre.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 55

Coach Bolton
The stern basketball coach and Troy’s dad. He lost the big game years ago and wants his son to succeed where he failed. Blinded by his ambition for his son, he is still a good guy and proud father.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 45 

Ensemble

Jocks; Thespians; Skaters; Cheerleaders; Party Kids; Adults; Brainiacs; Spectators