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Theater for Charity is set to stage ‘High School Musical’ May 10-12

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Theater for Charity will present “High School Musical,” May 10, 11 and 12 at the Yellow Box Theater, located at 1635 Emerson.

Shows will be staged at 7PM Fri., May 10, 1PM and 7PM Sat., May 11; and 3PM Sun. May 12. The production is a benefit for A.D.O.P.T., the no kill animal shelter of Naperville. Proceeds raised from ticket sales, the raffle and donations will be given to A.D.O.P.T. for dogs and cats.

“High School Musical” is the story about Troy Bolton, the star athlete at a small-town high school who falls for nerdy beauty Gabriella Montez at a holiday karaoke party. When they return to campus, Troy, and Gabriella audition for the upcoming school musical. Meanwhile, the jealous Sharpay Evans conspires to squelch their chances. The two must struggle to make it to auditions while also meeting their existing obligations to the basketball team and the academic decathlon. This production is directed by Anna Marie Ahonen and produced by Lynn Hodak.

Cast as Troy Bolton is Kyle Halkerston; Gabriella, Bianca Pietro; Sharpay, Liv Benson; Ryan, Zack Eckhardt; Ms. Darbus, Andrea Gough; Coach Bolton, Stuart Vance; Taylor, Tati Utvic; Zeke, Rogan Jackson; Jack Scott, Patty Kirin; Kelsi Nielson, Maya Meschi; James, Luke Diendorf; Ms. Tenney/ Karaoke MC, Jodi Bernicky; Martha, Chloe Ewer; Cathy, Kathy Wilhelm; Cyndra, Crystal Hall; James, Danny Riley; Susan, Grayce Hunt; Kraitoff, Joy Haddleton; Ripper, Petra Ivanov; and Mongo is Miri Filer.

Teachers will be played by John Diendorf, Christine Filer, Gretchen Gannon, Jay Hruska, Audrey Lane, Bob McCaffrey. The Ensemble includes Abby Abud, Laney Broderick, Giavonna Dias E Abreu, Meg Filer, Eliza Frewa, Carol Montevecchi, Allyson Pillish, Amaya Stafford and Lia Weening.

Theater for Charity was created to use the arts to give back to the community.

For more information and a link to reserved ticket sales ($25 Students and Adults, $20 for Seniors), visit www.TheaterforCharity.com.

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