High School Musical was one of the most popular made-for-TV musicals presented in 2006 by the Disney Channel. A modern retelling of the Romeo & Juliet theme set in an American high school, the plot revolves around a budding romance between basketball star and an honors student who discover they have a shared interest in performing, singing and perhaps much more. The TV musical has spawned an entire industry of DVDs, souvenir items, fan clubs and at least 2,000 separate professional and amateur productions in 2006.
Bali School of Dramatic Arts
The Bali School of Dramatic Arts (Bali SoDa) has adopted High School Musical as their first production of what is hoped will be a regular series of stage productions featuring local talent in the community.
Established to provide local access to professional trainers and directors, as well as performance opportunities for children and adults in Bali. Bali SoDa's curriculum includes training in acting, singing, and dance for musical theatre under the direction of Nanci Holiday.
Nanci comes to Bali after 35 years in professional theatre. Appearing regularly in summer stock theatre from the age of 12, Nanci studied and taught theatre at Brigham Young University and work professionally as an actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, musical director, stage manager, technical director and Director in the USA, Australia and Japan.
Maria Blasuto serves as the Producer of Bali SoDa schedule of performances.
Starting in August 2007 Bali SoDA will provide classes in Musical Theatre to both children and adults. Their first semester's course offering is "Performing In and Producing a Musical – High School Musical."
Auditions will be held in August with lessons/rehearsals scheduled through November and the show's debut on November 30, 2006.
The musical will be presented in Bali on November 30, December 1, December 7 and December 9.
Singers, dancers, actors, and production team members are sought for the coming production.
For more information and to join Bali SoDa's mailing list contact them via the email link provided.
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