High School Musical Jr. (Ages 9-15) Senior Program

$980.00

High School Musical JR. is an adaptation of the hit Disney Channel movie musical! This intermediate program is designed to teach kids intermediate theatre skills, working with professional singing, dance, and acting teachers. The program will culminate in multiple fully realized performances.

Dates: Thursday, January 17th through Saturday, April 27th 2019

Times: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Payment Options: You can also choose to pay in 4 monthly payments of $265.

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Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage in Disney’s High School Musical JR. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. The show’s infectious, danceable songs are sure to engage performers and audiences alike.

It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. 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. The couple causes an upheaval when they 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.

Rehearsals start January 17th and will take place every Thursday, culminating with two performances at the San Gabriel High School in Alhambra on Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th. Rehearsals will be from 4:00pm–6:00pm.

Price includes: Full attendance to rehearsal and participation in show, with costumes and props included. Students will be working with a Director, Choreographer and Musical Director during rehearsals. There will be a Production Manager present at all times.

An option to pay in 4 monthly payments of $265 is also available. Sibling discount available upon request. 

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Class Location

TBD

Class Times

Thursday's 4:00pm – 6:00pm

No Classes

November 21st, December 26th, and January 2nd.

Extra Classes

Thursday, April 25th 4:00pm – 7:00pm & Friday April 26th 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Performance Dates

Friday, April 26th
Saturday, April 27th followed by a cast party

Performance Location

Main Auditorium, San Gabriel High School, 801 S. Ramona St. San Gabriel CA 91776

Payment Terms

Fees must be paid in full or via payment plan to reserve a place. Cancellations before the start of the program will receive a refund (less $100 handling fee). No refunds after commencement, however, fees can be applied toward another program or camp subject to availability.

For alternative payment arrangements please contact us, either using the form in the Product Enquiry tab above, or via the Contact page. Please read our terms and conditions (incl. refund policy).

Sibling discount available upon request. 

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Production Team

Adrian Cohen : Artistic Director & Founder of Upstage Theatre Schools

Adrian Cohen

Artistic Director & Founder of Upstage Theatre Schools

Adrian has been a professional actor and drama teacher for over 25 years. He was born and educated in England completing a BA (honors) at Leeds University and a Drama Diploma at the Arts Educational Schools, London.

Adrian has worked extensively in film and television with credits including “Ocean’s 13”, “Entourage”, “General Hospital”, “The King of Queens”, “Frasier”, “Bruce Almighty” and recurring roles in “24” and “iCarly” (as Mr Devlin).

Adrian started Upstage in 1999 with a simple principle at its core — to create an environment that would produce fully rounded young performers:

“I wanted the students to take part in all three disciplines (i.e. acting, singing and dance) so that when they perform on stage, they have what we call 'chops'-that's how actors are taught in England. And the skills learnt in the performing arts are so useful to young people whatever future career they choose.”

Rebekah Auda : Production Director

Rebekah Auda

Production Director

Rebekah has been a performer all her life in various productions--musicals, straight plays, spoken poetry, you name it. She grew up in East Los Angeles in a performing home, with a father as a set designer/actor, mother who is an accompanist, and three sisters, which is drama enough. Along with her love of acting is her love for children. She is so excited to begin this new chapter of theatre production with Upstage! Rebekah holds a B.A. in Theatre Performance from California Baptist University, and lives with her dog Zooey in Los Angeles.

Patrick Hallahan : Director

Patrick Hallahan

Director

Patrick Hallahan has been a teacher and director since age sixteen. Working for the non-profit group Children's Theatre Network of California, Patrick worked on dozens of classic musicals (everything from "Music Man" and "My Fair Lady" to "West Side Story" and "Into the Woods") to put himself through college. After graduating from UCLA's School of Theatre, Film, and Television with a BA in theatre, Patrick was accepted to The Juilliard Drama Division, where he graduated in '00.

Patrick worked as an actor in New York for six years before moving to southern california to continue to teach, direct, and act closer to his family and friends. Since returning to California, he has worked for the Metropolitan Arts (MET2) group, Arts Northridge, AMDA in Hollywood, and the Southern California Musical Theatre, directing productions, running workshops and classes, and staging showcases for graduating conservatory students. He ultimately hopes to return to school within the next few years to get an MFA in Directing for the stage.

Patrick’s productions for Upstage include the summer camp shows "Oh Mamma Mia", "High School Musical 2" and "Into the Woods Jnr"; and the after-school productions of "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and "Singin’ in the Rain". Recently he completed a successful summer directing "Cats" and "Once On This Island Jnr".

Debra Lee : Musical Director

Debra Lee

Musical Director

Debra Kay Lee has been singing in choirs since she was nine years old. She went on to study music at CSUN and toured Europe with John Alexander and the University Singers. Debra has had the pleasure of teaching music and theatre to children since 2006 under the expert tutelage of Adrian Neil. She has worked on productions such as "Annie", "High School Musical 1 & 2", "Guys and Dolls", "Little Shop of Horrors", and "Into The Woods Jr".

Debra has appeared on Good Morning America singing with The Caroling Company. As a comedian she opened for Jerry Seinfeld at the Hollywood Improv and for Suzanne Edwards at the Country Music Radio Festival in Nashville. Some of her favorite roles have been Svetlana in "Chess", Yucca in "My Cup Ranneth Over" and Bobbi Lynn in "The All Star Radio Broadcast of 1939". Her T.V. and film credits include "Capitol", "Days of Our Lives", the indie film "Lost" and the web series "Nora Breaks Free". Her theatre roles include Mrs. Fezziwiz in "Marley’s Xmas", Diedre in "Richard’s Cork Leg" and Enid in "A Chorus of Disapproval".

Debra loves teaching at Upstage Schools and seeing the amazing growth and joy that the kids experience from their participation in the program.

You can also choose to pay in 4 monthly payments of $265Sibling discount available upon request. 

Fees must be paid in full or via payment plan to reserve a place. Cancellations before the start of the program will receive a refund (less $100 handling fee). No refunds after commencement, however, fees can be applied toward another program or camp subject to availability.

For alternative payment arrangements please contact us, either using the form in the Product Enquiry tab above, or via the Contact page.

Please read our terms and conditions (incl. refund policy).

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