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Sunday, June 9, 2019


(Troy Bolton played by Joshua Randall and the “jock” basketball team, perform a standout ball-bouncing routine)

Fresh from its sell-out performances in Johannesburg to “wild” reviews, High School Musical – the stage production of Disney’s smash-hit film of the same name – will soon be in Durban at the Playhouse Theatre, and it’s time to get your ‘head in the game’!
The musical production is a fun, teenage love story featuring basketball “jock” Troy Bolton and “brainiac” Gabriella Montez who meet on vacation at a ski resort while singing in a karaoke competition.

When the two end up at the same High School, they must navigate the expectations of their friends, teachers and parents while exploring their love of singing, and each other! Can they out-perform thespian stalwarts and leads of the drama club, Sharpay and Ryan, to become the stars of their high school’s musical, while not letting everyone down around them?

This will be the 37th production for acclaimed producer/director Nick Jourdan, who has been responsible for bringing The Adams Family, Spamalot and last year’s smash-hit show Sister Act to the Playhouse Theatre, to name a few.

(The gang - Ryan, Sharpay, Gabriella, Troy, Taylor and Chad - played by Tristan Mortimer, Tyla Puzey, Shannon Howard, Joshua Randall, Pride Mncube and Gabriel Solomons)

Jourdan has also been responsible for developing talent such as Singer-Songwriter Connell Cruise, who recently landed a US record deal; Carmen Pretorius and Samantha Peo, the two leads in the recent international touring production of Chicago and Jonathan Roxmouth, who currently plays the Phantom in the international production of The Phantom of the Opera.

The young cast and crew of High School Musical boast a superior level of talent and deliver a ball-bouncing, toe-tapping, heart-warming performance that will entertain audiences of all ages.

The production leads, Shannon Howard (as Gabriella Montez) and Joshua Randall (as Troy Bolton), head up this stellar cast which comes complete with interfering friends, presidents of the drama club, an over-the-top drama teacher, a stern basketball coach and  an exciting, show stopping, basketball routine.

Don’t miss this feel-good experience and the chance to support this cast who have worked long and tirelessly to bring Durban audiences a professional and delightful show!

High School Musical runs in The Playhouse Drama from June 18 to 23, 2019.

Performances Tuesday to Saturday at 19h30 with a matinee on Saturday at 14h00 and a further performance on Sunday at 15h00. Tickets from R60 to R115. Pensioners/Seniors get R115 tickets for R90 for performances from June 20 to 23.

Booking can be made through Computicket on 083 915 8000 or at or through the Playhouse Company Dial-A-Seat facility on 031 369 9555 or Box Office numbers: 031 369 9596 / 369 9540