Urbana – Approximately 80 students are involved in Urbana High School’s upcoming production of High School Musical, one of that school’s largest theatre shows in recent years. The musical is set to be staged in UHS’s Cobb Auditorium April 27, 28, 29 and 30 at 7:00 pm, and May 1 at 2:30 pm.
Disney’s popular High School Musical has been performed on many a high school stage around the U.S. for nearly a decade, but the show’s message about avoiding stereotypes is not always one that’s easily lived out in actual school hallways. At Urbana High, however, theatre director Tim Broeker said he’s glad to see many students avoiding social boxes they might otherwise be put in.
“We have many different types of students at Urbana who like getting involved in theatre productions,” Broeker said. “It’s not just your stereotypical theatre kids—the students in the shows also play sports, excel at academics, and have a wide range of extracurricular interests.”