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Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia

High School Musical is a 4 month training programme, building up to another season of NYT's dazzling performances at Auckland's Aotea Centre

National Youth Theatre is an all-access training programme for children and young adults aged between 7 - 21. You don't need to audition to be part of the ensemble, once you register, you are part of the programme and will perform on stage in all performances. Our lead roles are auditioned from within the cast.

Rehearsals are broken up by age group and all of the skills you need to participate in the show are taught by our experienced tutors. Rehearsals will be mostly Sunday afternoons, with lead rehearsals on Thursday evenings.

At the end of the programme there will be four public performances (on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December) and two subsidised performances for schools, on Friday 8th Dec at 9.45 am & 12.15 pm. If your school is interested in attending please get in touch.

Course Fees

Registration Fee Includes show pack of t-shirt, souvenir programme, & team cast photo
$550 incl GST for all age groups

Disney’s High School Musical  is based on the hugely popular 2006 Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical. The story centres on the blossoming relationship between Troy, a high school jock, and Gabriella, the new smart girl at school. They meet on a family vacation and become attracted to each other while singing in a karaoke competition. Rediscovering each other at school, their relationship and their surprise decision to audition together for the school show are thwarted by the school’s current leading lady, Sharpay, and Troy and Gabriella’s well-meaning friends. Finally, Gabriella and Troy find a way to be themselves and are rewarded with the lead roles in the school show.

Full of catchy songs and exciting dance routines, Disney’s High School Musical explores contemporary issues of friendship, first love, and acceptance.

Important Dates

1st Rehearsal: Sunday 30th July 2023

Rehearsals continue every Sunday except for middle weekend of the school holidays and Labour weekend

Dance Extension Workshop: Sunday 6 August

1st Round Auditions & Callbacks: 12th-13th August

Dance Extension Auditions: Sunday 20th August

2nd Round Auditions: Saturday 26th August

2nd Round Callbacks: Saturday 2nd September

Weekend Intensive: 28th - 29th October, Camp Adair (Team Purple, dance extension team and selected leads required). 
There will be rehearsal as usual for Red/Yellow/Green on Sunday 29th October

Placements timings TBC:

Sunday 26th November Aotea Centre 
Monday 27th November Aotea Centre (after school)

Runs: 23rd & 30th November 6:30 - 9:00pm (Leads and older cast)

Full Runs: 2nd-3rd December (full cast) 

Theatre Week: 5th - 10th December (some time will be required off school)


Aotea Centre, Auckland CBD

Rehearsals Tuesday 5th December afternoon/evening some cast may need early finish @ school
Wednesday 6th December afternoon/evening some cast may need early finish @ school
Thursday 7th December all day.

School Performances: 

Friday 8th December

9.45am and 12.15pm

Public Performances:

Saturday 9th December - 1.30pm and 7pm

Sunday 10th December - 11.30am and 4:00pm

In the Room

Jonathan Alver


Seamus Ford


Miles Ford


James Doy


Nieve Wilson


Johanna Johnston


Shervonne Grierson


Behind the Scenes

Just some of the huge team that makes the show happen!

Andrew Furness


Yvonne Hook