Juniors double High School Musical shows

CO-OP Juniors have doubled the number of shows to cope with the demand for their latest production High School Musical 2, it was revealed today.

CO-OP Juniors have doubled the number of shows to cope with the demand for their latest production High School Musical 2, it was revealed today.

Last year's production of High School Musical at the same venue broke all box office records and sold out within days.

Pauline Walker, co-director of the Co-op Juniors said: “We're very excited to be staging this brand-new stage version with the original numbers from the TV movie.

“The audience went crazy for the show last year, and this new musical takes the story into the summer holidays when the characters get jobs at a glamorous country club.

“All the favourite characters are there from East High School. There's romance, intrigue, laughter, music and dance, it's a stunning mix for a family audience.”

Disney's High School Musical is a huge international success story, with professional tours across the US, in the UK and all over Europe. The Co-op Juniors are one of the first theatre groups in the UK to be given permission to stage the newly-released Disney hit, High School Musical 2.

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Co-director Jeannie Ingram said: “We have a talented cast, a professionally designed stage set with some spectacular lighting and special effects to make this a real musical celebration.

“It's such a vibrant, sing-along show, all the kids at school seem to know every number. We're setting ourselves a big challenge. Expectations will be high!”

High School Musical 2 is the second production to be staged by the Co-op Juniors at the Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge. All tickets are at 2008 prices of �10, plus a booking fee.

Performances, which last 95 minutes, are at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm on Saturday May 2, Sunday May 3, Monday May 4 and Saturday May 9.

There is one performance at 8pm on Thursday May 7 and two at 5.15pm and 8pm on Friday May 8.

Tickets may be booked in person at the Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge, or by telephone on 01394 615015.

Are you a fan of Co-op Juniors? What do you think of their productions? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk