BWW Review: Summer Youth Take You Back With HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, JR

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BWW Review: Summer Youth Take You Back With HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, JR
Cast of the 2014 Summer Production of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Jr MUSICAL

This is the 15th year of the Youth Summer Theater program partnership between Boise Little Theater and Boise Parks and Recreation Department. Congrats to the crew and the youth of Boise for maintaining the program for so long!

This year is special because an alum of the program is also, the current director. Whitney Ulman has directed a fun show. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Jr. is a very upbeat show and you can tell the youths in the show were having fun.

The performance began very energetically with the cheerleaders coming out with flips and jumps. The energy of this production never drops. The dancing was great for all the actors, whether they had experience or not: the steps were simple, yet they never got boring.

The Treasure Valley is lucky to have so many talented youths. They danced, they sang, they gave performances that most theatres in the valley would envy.

The show is a junior version of the movie musical so it is only about an hour and 15 minutes with the intermission. The only drawback is the same drawback for a few of the shows I have seen in the valley, it would have been nice if the actors had been mic'ed. Their voices were good tonally but the volume is a bit hard to control at that age to fill an entire theatre.

If you would like to go and see a show that will get your shoes tapping and your lips smiling, be sure to get out to see HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Jr.!

It continues with week July 31, August 1, 7:30pm & August 2, 2:00pm. For tickets click here.

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Teresa Rodrick My name is Teresa Rodrick, I was born in Edmonds, Washington - grew up in Mountlake Terrace (WA), married a man from Everett (WA) and my folks moved to Lake Stevens (WA). So when asked, I say I am from the Seattle Area. Way back when I was in high school, I was given lines to perform to open a play (I was a choir girl) and I still remember a part of the line: “No one stopped to give him gladsome looks.” I was then in two other plays. From there I married my husband in June 1990. He was military and we moved around a bit. Our children were born during this time. We lived in England for 2 years, Germany for 6 years and moved to San Antonio, Texas. In San Antonio, I decided I had put my own career off long enough and started going to Palo Alto Community College. I got my Associates Degree in Drama in May 2005. From San Antonio, we moved back to England for just over 3 years. I did one stint in community theatre there. From there we moved to Boise, Idaho. I received my Bachelors in Arts in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Secondary Education in May 2012 from Boise State University.


 
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