Musical sequel on its way

BOSSES at Ipswich's Regent theatre have today announced a week long musical as part of its Autumn programme.High School Musical 2 Live On Stage! will be performed at the venue from September 28 to October 3.

BOSSES at Ipswich's Regent theatre have today announced a week long musical as part of its Autumn programme.

High School Musical 2 Live On Stage! will be performed at the venue from September 28 to October 3.

Theatre manager David Mansfield said: “We are today delighted to announce dates for High School Musical 2 Live On Stage!

“This is a fantastic show with a score which includes all songs from the chart-topping sequel's soundtrack, including What Time Is it?, You Are The Music In Me and Fabulous.”

The production will be directed by Jeff Calhoun, whose credits include the award-winning Broadway revivals of Grease and Big River and the US and UK stage versions of High School Musical Live On Stage!.

The production team also includes original creators, Choreographer Lisa Stevens and Scenic Designer Kenneth Foy. Casting will be announced later in the year.

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Outlining the story Mr Mansfield added: “High School's out and our East High Wildcats need summer jobs. Troy, Gabriella, Taylor and Chad all land work at an exclusive country club but it's not going to be an easy ride as Ryan and Sharpay are vacationing there too and plan on having some fun of their own.

“As it turns out their family owns the club, so the scheming siblings make it their mission to stir things up for the friends. The action builds to the country club's all important Midsummer Night's Talent Show, but will the Wildcats be ready in time?”

It was also announced that stand up comic Stephen K Amos will play the venue as part of his 2010 solo tour.

The funnyman will perform on February 24 2010.

For tickets to performances at the Regent contact the box office on 01473 433100.

What shows have you enjoyed at the Regent? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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