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The Milburn Stone Theatre, Director Mackenzie Brockmeyer, Choreographer Devon Johnson, Stage Manager Cayla Kerr and Artistic Director Andrew John Mitchell announce auditions for the August 2023 production of Disney’s High School Musical

Physical theatre location for rehearsals and performances:

The Milburn Stone Theatre, Cecil College, One Seahawk Drive, North East MD 21901 | Box Office Phone Number: (410) 287-1037


Audition Dates:

There will be two audition dates for High School Musical – Tuesday, May 16th at 7pm and Monday, May 22nd at 7pm. Those auditioning sign-up for a slot at or can arrive and sign-up during the first hour and a half of auditions. Video submission will be accepted until Sunday, May 21st at 11:59pm so they can be reviewed in advance of callbacks by the production staff. 


(Here's a direct link to the audition form:


Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd at 6pm. Callback notifications will be sent out by the latest on Monday, May 22nd by 11:59pm. Those who get callback emails will need to reply by Tuesday, May 23rd by 5pm so that callback materials can be properly prepared.


High School Musical – Audition Preparation:

Please prepare to two songs (approx. 32 bars of music) in the style of the show. You may only be asked to perform on song. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist to play. Performing with an accompanist is strongly preferred, but you may provide tracks if you do not have sheet music. Please note: Amplification will not be provided and playing backing tracks off of a cellphone (without proper additional amplification) is notan option.


Rehearsals will begin in late May will a readthrough and cast orientation held on May 30th, 2023. The schedule will be based on both performer and production staff availability, so please submit all known conflicts at the time of auditions. The Milburn Stone Theatre traditionally rehearses 2-3 times a week. Tech week for HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL will be held Sunday, July 30th through Thursday, August 3rd, no conflicts will be accepted for these tech dates.


Performances for HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL will begin on Friday, August 4th with performances on August 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th & 13th. Friday and Saturday night performances are at 8pm, Sunday performances are at 2pm. There is an option for performances on August 5th and 12th depending on ticket presale numbers.


Please note: The Milburn Stone Theatre is a community theatre on a college campus, this production is non-paid/non-union


High School Musical - Character Breakdown:

All roles are available. Please note: All high school aged characters should look age appropriate for high school students. This can vary greatly depending on the performer so ages will not be listed. The Milburn Stone Theatre is committed to Cecil College’s principles of diversity, equity, and inclusivity, and encourages performers of all ethnicities, races, backgrounds, genders, and ages to audition but they will be performed as originally written. 


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.


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.



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


About - High School Musical:


​AUGUST 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 | Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Book By David Simpatico

Songs by Bryan LouiselleFaye GreenbergDavid N. LawrenceGreg Cham

Matthew GerrardRobbie NevilRay ChamAndrew SeeleyRandy Petersen

Kevin QuinnAdam WattsJamie HoustonAndy Dodd

Music Adapted, Arranged and Produced by Bryan Louiselle

Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie written by Peter Barsocchini


​Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.

It's the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. 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.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL is presented through special permission from Musical Theatre International (MTI.)


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