NEW BERLIN – If Wednesday’s dress re-hearsal of Disney’s “High School Musical” by Unadilla Valley’s fourth through seventh graders is a glimpse of the school’s upcoming performances, the community is in for a treat.
The play is scheduled for 4 p.m. April 5 inside the auditorium. Admission is non-perishable food items, which in-turn students will donate to the local food pantry.
The plot, and a great deal of dialogue, emerge in a UV-style rendition of the original movie source: Basketball hero Troy (Lucas Lyons) meets Gabriella Montez (Kaitlyn Jackson) while on vacation; Gabriella subsequently transfers to Troy’s school, where the two learn, in their everyday milieu, they are part of two opposing cliques (jocks and brains) whose members are not expected to fraternize nor fall for one another.
Young love appears impossible until word travels of tryouts for their school’s annual musical. Having bonded over karaoke during their initial meeting, the duo realize they can bridge their differences through the great equalizer of musical theater.