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Photo Flash: Open Rehearsal For Toronto's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2, Begins 7/14

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Photo Flash: Open Rehearsal For Toronto's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2, Begins 7/14 After a sold-out run at the Toronto Centre for the Arts Studio Theatre (5040 Yonge Street) this past March Break, the all new revamped version of the Canadian Premiere production of High School Musical 2 On Stage! returns to Toronto this summer.

Performances begin July 14th- and last week, cameras were allowed into the rehearsal to catch the cast rehearsing some dance numbers.

Catch the cast this Saturday July 4th at Hillcrest Mall (9350 Yonge St) at 12 and 3- singing songs from the movie, signing autographs and taking part in a Question and Answer session.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2: ON STAGE follows the summertime adventures of Troy, Gabriella and the rest of the Wildcats as they work as staff members at the Lava Springs Country Club. The Wildcats are out to have the best summer of their lives, but Sharpay's secret plan to steal Troy away from Gabriella threatens to ruin their plans. The stage version features all the songs from the movie, including "What Time Is It", "You Are The Music In Me", "Gotta Go My Own Way" and "Bet On It", as well as some new additions and the un-aired "Humuhumunukunukuapua'a".

Performance Schedule:
Tuesday July 14th at 7:30
Wednesday July 15th at 1:30 and 7:30
Thursday July 16th at 1:30
Saturday July 18th at 1:30 and 7:30 (matinee SOLD OUT)
Sunday July 19th at 1:30 and 7:30 (matinee SOLD OUT)
Wednesday July 22nd at 1:30
Thursday July 23rd at 1:30

Tickets are $22 and are now through Ticketmaster by calling 416-872-1111 or online at ticketmaster.ca and in person at the Toronto Centre for the Arts Box Office, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto. (Monday- Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sunday, noon - 4:00 p.m.) Service charges not included. No service charges added when purchased in person at the Toronto Centre.

The cast includes: Hani Zakaria as Troy Bolton, Nikki Ponte as Gabriella Montez, Jake Forrer as Ryan Evans, Kira-Jade as Sharpay Evans, Justin Thompson as Chad Danforth and Jazz Testolini as Taylor McKessie.

The company also includes: James Clark, Diona Chattrisse Dolabaille, Ryan Echlin, Taylor Evans, Stefanie Farina, Andrew German, Tara Lisowski, AJ LoPresti, Madelaine Massey, Paula Ng, Carina Oliveira, Alexandra Parravano and Ryan Scheel.

The production is directed by Sandra Angers, with choreography by Justin Thompson. Full cast and creative bios is available at www.hsm2toronto.com.

About Jonathan Randall Productions

The company's 2005 inaugural production of Neil Simon's BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS played in Cobourg and Peterborough, ON. Directed by Avery Slatzman and starring Daniel Schneiderman, Rebecca Poff, Allan Price, Sarah Blair Irwin, Suzanne Ristic, David Shelley and Lani Billard, the show was described by one reviewer as ‘compelling theatre'. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2: ON STAGE marks The company's second production and its first in Toronto.

Photo Flash: Open Rehearsal For Toronto's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2, Begins 7/14
The guys of the Toronto production of High School Musical 2 On Stage!

Photo Flash: Open Rehearsal For Toronto's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2, Begins 7/14
The cast rehearses "All For One"

Photo Flash: Open Rehearsal For Toronto's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2, Begins 7/14
Justin Thompson (Chad Danforth), Kira-Jade (Sharpay Evans), Hani Zakaria (Troy Bolton), Nikki Ponte (Gabriella Montez), Jake Forrer (Ryan Evans) and Jazz Testolini (Taylor McKessie)

Photo Flash: Open Rehearsal For Toronto's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2, Begins 7/14
Ryan Echlin (Zeke Baylor) practices his basketball moves

Photo Flash: Open Rehearsal For Toronto's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2, Begins 7/14
Kira-Jade as Sharpay Evans


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