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High School Musical posterThe Brit Youth Theatre presents


Wed 25th June - Sat 5th July 2008 at 7.30pm in the Main House
Matinees: 28th at 3.30pm & 5th at 2.30pm
NB: Evening performance on the 28th is at 7.45pm

Disney Channel's smash hit musical comes to life on stage!

The captain of the East High basketball team and the key member of the academic club shock the student body by teaming up to audition for the upcoming school musical in a Disney Channel Original that's all about being yourself and following your dreams. Troy is best known as the player who keeps the East High basketball team on the scoreboard. Of course, life isn't always about athletics, though, and as Troy slam-dunks on the boards, beautiful and brainy Gabriella is raising the reputation of East High as the key member of the school's successful academic team.

Despite their outgoing natures, no one would ever peg Troy and Gabriella as theatre types. When word gets out that this popular pair has secretly chosen to reach for the stars and try their luck on the stage, the students of East High are about to learn an important lesson in teamwork while gearing up for a musical performance that will have their audience dancing in the aisles.

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The Brit Youth Theatre runs weekly classes in drama, dance and singing. The school always works towards a major full scale production. They are delighted to announce that their production for 07/08 is Disney’s High School Musical. The show will be presented at The Crescent Theatre Birmingham for two weeks in July 08.

Students gain a full training in Musical Theatre, which includes the live theatre experience of costume, set, musicians and of course an audience.

The Brit Youth Theatre was established by two professional actors, Steve Paget and Michelle Connolly, who also take the classes. Steve was in the original cast of Billy Elliot The Musical, and Michelle has spent the summer filming Doctors for BBC Television. Several of their students at The Brit Youth Theatre have been filming the forthcoming BBC children’s program, David and Carrie’s Pop Shop.

For information on how to join the school call 07958 949 858.

Tickets: £12.50 (no concessions)

Production links

Box Office: 0121 643 5858
The Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE. Company No: 699933, Charity No: 245054