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    July 09, 2018
    Timber Lake Playhouse, the professional summer theatre of Northwest Illinois, will present Disney’s High School Musical with book by David Simpatico and songs by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil based on a Disney Channel Original Movie Written by Peter Barsocchini.  Disney’s High School Musical is a part of TLP’s All-Area Teen Production and highlights TLP’s Educational Programming and is directed by TLP’s Educational Director, Robert McFletcher-Jones and choreographed by Eliza Kang.
    Based on the Emmy Award winning movie, you will fall back in love with your favorite characters of East High. Staring Brady Partington as Troy Bolton, and Emalia Dunkel as Gabriella Montez. Hannah Brigham and Kendrick Fisher play the over the top siblings, Sharpay and Ryan Evans.
    The film’s sound track was the best selling album in the United States in 2006. The adapted score for the stage only enhanced the piece. “You will leave singing your favorite tunes,” said director McFletcher-Jones.
    The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year.  An upheaval when Troy and Gabriella decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “Status Quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.
    This is the Director’s first year at TLP.  “We are having blast together as a team,” said McFletcher-Jones.  “I believe this Piece will always be relevant as it speaks to the reality of stereotypes and the joy of breaking free of them. You can be a farmer, an athlete, a brainiac, and a professional singer all at once! What a great and true story to tell.”
    A cast of 26 very talented teens across multiple counties are “all in it together” telling a story of unity.  Featured ensemble members include John Jurkovic (Jack Scott), Daxtun Heier (Zeke Baylor), Mackenzie Arndt (Martha Cox), Brennan Cavanaugh (Jason Cross), Alexis Dublo (Ms. Darbus), Brayden Rodriguez (Coach Bolton), Logan Moreno (Ripper), Daisy McCray (Mongo), Hunter Gallentine (James), Lily Leding (Susan/Cheerleader), Serenity Verdadero (Cyndra/Ms. Tenney), Cabot McLaughlin (Alan/Drum Major), CeCe Ryan (Kratnoff/Cheerleader), Tory Leverton (Moderator), Natalie Limesand (Cathy), Allysin Reiger (Cheerleader), Kamryn Steil (Cheerleader), Isabella Pena (Brainiac), and Allison Kehl (Cheerleader).
    Disney’s High School Musical is fun for the whole family. Come see Disney’s High School Musical onstage at Timber Lake PlayHouse! Performances are July 9 at 7:30 and July 10, 12, 13, & 14 at 2:00   Tickets are $12.

    To purchase tickets, visit www.timberlakeplayhouse.org or call the Box Office at 815-244-2035. The Box Office opens at 10:00 until intermission of the final show on show days seven days a week. 
    CALL THE BOX OFFICE AT (815) 244-2035
    Dan Danielowski, Executive Director
    (815) 244-2048